At a glance

A tranquil one bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage near Moreton-in-Marsh

Sleeps Sleeps 2
Bedrooms Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms Bathrooms 1
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Courtyard/Patio Courtyard/Patio
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Ratty's Retreat is a beautiful Cotswold stone holiday cottage which sleeps two guests, in one contemporary styled mezzanine bedroom. On the ground floor you have a modern kitchen with open plan living area which leads out onto the private patio which boasts a peaceful outdoor seating for two and views of the beautiful communal garden where you can sit by the babbling brook under the willow tree. Indoors there is a cosy living room and lovely features including exposed stone, original beams, and a spiral staircase.

This small one bedroom holiday cottage in Blockley is perfectly suited for those looking to enjoy a relaxing or romantic getaway whilst exploring the local countryside and near by towns. The Cotswold holiday accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Sitting room
Sunny aspect, original beams, Smart TV with Sky, two 2-seater sofas, two occasional tables and dresser

Kitchen/dining room
Multi function oven/microwave, Domino induction hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, Nespresso coffee machine and four-seater dining table with chairs

Loo and basin

First Floor
via the spiral staircase

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, two bedside tables, TV, two tub chairs, dressing table, chest of drawers, single wardrobe, hair dryer
Ensuite with loo, basin, bath with over head shower

Private patio, outdoor table seating two, parasol, bike anchor (code provided on request) and access to the communal garden.

Floor Plan

Ratty’s Retreat Floor Plan

Virtual Tour

Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

Ratty's Retreat is located in picturesque village of Blockley, a charming village with lots of character and history. Home to two wonderful pubs and a community owned village shop & café. Why not enjoy an hearty British roast at The Great Weston Arms or Crown Hotel Blockley. For breakfast or a coffee we suggest Blockley Cafe.
For shopping essentials, there is the Blockley village shop, alternatively there is a local co-op in the neighbouring market town of Moreton-in-Marsh.
Blockley is ideally situated in the North Cotswolds, perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby towns and villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Camden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Off street allocated parking is available for one car
  • Sorry, no pets
  • BBQ's are not permitted
  • Strong WiFi
  • Mobile phone reception quality varies depending on provider
  • There is a telephone at the property. The phone is for occasional use only and the owners asks that guests contribute to call charges via the honesty box
  • Smart TV with Sky
  • Please note that the garden is not enclosed 
  • Communal garden 
  • Gas central heating system
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • Regrettably, Ratty's Retreat does not accept children under the age of twelve. Babies who are not yet crawling/walking are accepted. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by one additional infant
  • Commercial and work related bookings are permitted
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • Ratty's Retreat has a lovely communal garden for guests to enjoy and it is important to the owners that guests are courteous and considerate towards the neighbouring properties. We politely request that guests do not disturb the neighbours and that loud music is not played outside.
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £150 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.


Why not head to the church of Saints Peter and Paul to see if Father Brown is about to solve another crime mystery from the BBC Drama Series!