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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds, England

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Claude J
St Paul. Ile de La Reunion
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“a good place for a couple of days”
Reviewed August 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

All is very convenient in the house.
Quiet but the Wifi was sometimes very very slow.
A little village store is open on sunday.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nathaniel...
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A Perfect Base to Explore the Cotswolds”
Reviewed June 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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An ideal place for two to stay, A tranquil location by the banks of a stream - willows, ducks, squirrels and the occasional pheasant. Unlike most Cotswold villages Blockley is not on on the road to anywhere so it is peaceful during the day and silent in the night. Ratty's Retreat is part of a converted barn, is well equipped, has WiFi and lovely views across the stream to the church. We stayed for 13 days and explord the Cotswolds and beyond, from Bath to Bletchley Park to Oxford and Abingdon. Everything is within easy reach.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jul 4, 2016
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you.
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sleepmonk...
Scottish Highlands
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cosy and tucked away”
Reviewed May 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The property is clean and well presented. As our arrival coincided with a dip in temperatures it took a little while for the heating to catch up, but soon we were cosy. We hardly saw another person around the cottages and the village shop and pub were only a short walk away. The entrance driveway dips steeply up from the road so take care! A few steps down to the door, sad that the weather was not good enough to sit on the patio.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Squeezer5...
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage for two”
Reviewed March 17, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We would happily return to this idyllic cottage. Beautiful surroundings, clean, welcoming and well equipped. Perfect.

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sm0nahan
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The best holiday rental we have so far gad”
Reviewed September 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The house itself was lovely. fantastically comfortable four poster bed. Wonderful setting. Lots of greenery and a stream running through. the pictures you see on the web give an accurate picture. The village of Blockley was peaceful and beautifully Cotswold. We have rented a lot of apartments all over the world and this was truly the best for us so far.

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Liked best: The setting
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Greg S
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Relaxing in a Great Location”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at Rattys for 6 nights (9-14 June) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The cottage was very well presented, cosy and warm that made so easy for us to relax as we had spent just on 4 weeks of constant travelling. Linda, the owner, provided lots of extras, including quality toiletries, fresh flowers, biscuits, milk, tea, coffee, a complementary bottle of wine, free wifi and a lot of information on walks and local attractions. The cottage was well stocked with crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment. Although quite small, the kitchen was very functional; we cooked and ate in on 3 of the 6 nights. Quality furnishing, and linen were a feature and the bed was very comfortable.

On arrval we had some difficulty with accessing the key from the key safe. We phone Linda who drove to Rattys to sort out the problem, which turned out to be a wrong digit in the 4 digit access code. While we waited for Linda to arrive, John, the next door neighbour invited us in and made us a cup of tea. Many thanks to John.

Rattys is part of the Lower Farm Cottage complex with picturesque grounds and a branch of the Mill stream flowing through the lower garden area. It is in a lovely part of Blockley and is next door to eclectic Mill Dene Gardens, which is worth a visit.

Blockley is a wonderful location. It is a quaint hill top Cotswolds village that is off the main tourist map; we enjoyed our walks around the village and the local area. We also bought fresh bread rolls at the local village shop and had morning tea at the café. Blockley is a very lovely village.

Blockley is also handy to other Cotswold villages and towns. We visited Bouton-on-the-Water, Lower and Upper Slaughter, Chipping Campden and Morton-in-Marsh (for shopping) and Stratford-on-Avon (35 minutes from Blockley) to see a performance of As You Like It at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Staying at Rattys was a highlight of our 6 week holiday.

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Liked best: The whole cottage and surrounds
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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livvywale...
Brynmawr, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“If only we'd stayed for a week...”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We've just returned from a 3 night break at Ratty's Retreat and found it to be an absolutely fabulous place to stay.
The cottage itself was beautifully laid out, cosy and warm, with some really thoughtful touches from the owner (lovely toiletries,beautiful bathrobes, a bottle of wine(shame we don't drink!) and a folder containing loads and loads of walks in the area as well as tons of other information about the area). There's also a payphone in the cottage as there's no mobile reception in the area.
The grounds are a delight to wander and our own little patio was quite a suntrap and a great place to sit and watch the various birdlife - my favourite bit though was going outside to listen to the owls at night!.
Blockley itself is a really lovely village, uncommercialised, friendly and with loads of walks straight from the cottage.
We hope to visit again, as soon as we can and would recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful holiday. Next time will definitely be for longer though.

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Liked best: The stunning layout of the property
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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