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Little Forge - Blockley - The Cotswolds

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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** PLEASE NOTE : THE PRICE DISPLAYED BY OWNERS DIRECT IS PRO-RATED PER DAY BASED ON THE WEEKLY PRICE WHICH IS INCORRECT. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CORRECT PRICING ** Ever wished you had a friend with a stylish country cottage in a beautiful location in the world famous Cotswolds, one who also knew the best local restaurants, towns and hidden attractions? New for June 2016, Little Forge is the kind of place that you dream of discovering - an exceptional three bedroom historic Cotswold Stone cottage, which originally served as the forge for the Cooper next door, that has been recently refurbished with great attention to detail, providing the perfect blend of stylish modern living in a period setting. Blockley itself is one of the Cotswolds’ best kept secrets - a stunningly vibrant village...** PLEASE NOTE : THE PRICE DISPLAYED BY OWNERS DIRECT IS PRO-RATED PER DAY BASED ON THE WEEKLY PRICE WHICH IS INCORRECT. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CORRECT PRICING ** Ever wished you had a friend with a stylish country cottage in a beautiful location in the world famous Cotswolds, one who also knew the best local restaurants, towns and hidden attractions? New for June 2016, Little Forge is the kind of place that you dream of discovering - an exceptional three bedroom historic Cotswold Stone cottage, which originally served as the forge for the Cooper next door, that has been recently refurbished with great attention to detail, providing the perfect blend of stylish modern living in a period setting. Blockley itself is one of the Cotswolds’ best kept secrets - a stunningly vibrant village nestled into the side of a broad valley, with two pubs, a Norman church and a thriving community village shop and café. The village is also the setting for the BBC's popular mystery drama Father Brown, starring Mark Williams of Harry Potter fame. Little Forge sits in an idyllic location within Blockley's historic centre, with wonderful pastoral views beyond the attractive terraced garden which leads to the gently flowing Blockley Brook (which was, incidentally, part of the original London to Worcester medieval road – it’s a ford). Guests at Little Forge will enjoy wonderful period features such as mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, exposed Cotswold stone walls, window seats and a large Inglenook fireplace, alongside the necessary modern facilities of a digital smart TV with WiFi connectivity for Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. The Details: Enter Little Forge and arrive in the thoughtfully decorated, large double-fronted living room complete with real-fire Inglenook fireplace, window seats and fully glazed French doors onto the wonderfully private internal courtyard - a real suntrap! There's comfortable seating for six people with alternative seating available courtesy of the window seats. The other end of the living room accommodates the entrance hall with a handy desk and plenty of storage for coats, boots, etc. Make your way through the entrance hall into the bespoke kitchen and dining room, off which is the handy utility and cloakroom housing a washing machine, wc and basin. Storage under the stairs houses the ironing and cleaning equipment. The light and spacious kitchen-diner includes an impressive range cooker with a five burner gas hob and two electric ovens, a full size fridge freezer, a dishwasher, microwave, small TV and kettle. There is plenty of work surface, thanks to a large kitchen island. This same island also acts to separate the dining area from the kitchen. The kitchen also benefits from wonderful light thanks to walls of glass and a series of roof lights. The dining area has a dining table with a combination of bench and chair seating for six. The glazed folding patio doors from the dining room lead to an ample outdoor terrace with a six-person outdoor dining set with parasol and a charcoal barbecue. This, in turn, leads to the further terraced rear garden via a series of stone steps and ultimately to the 'sundowner terrace' right beside the soft flowing Blockley Brook at the foot of the garden. Back inside, the staircase leads up to the first floor landing, off which is the bright and airy family bathroom with double ended bath and overhead shower and stone top vanity basin unit. Fluffy white towels are provided for each stay. Up one step from the landing towards the back of the house and you arrive in Bedroom 1 - the Master Bedroom. With lovely countryside views, this welcoming room exudes tranquility. The bed is a superking size. Not only does this room have ample built-in wardrobe and large chest of drawers but it also boasts a perfectly formed ensuite shower-room with wc and hand- basin. Back to the landing and one step up towards the front of the house and you are in a small vestibule that leads to the other two double bedrooms. Bedroom 2 is a spacious room full of charm thanks in part to the exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast, but also the furnishings... a king size iron bed and two attractive chest of drawers (doing double duty as bedside tables). Its wonderful double-aspect floods the room with light throughout the day. Bedroom 3 probably has the most character, with its exotic bespoke headboards and styling. Made up as a twin with two full sized single beds, it can be converted into a superking. All the rooms have blackout Roman blinds and beds are made up with the finest Egyptian cotton linen for a wonderful night’s sleep. Parking is available on the quiet road directly out front of the property. All in all, Little Forge is the perfect setting for a family holiday or for a group of friends wishing to explore the beautiful Cotswolds region. More
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Shawn D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2016
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We spent the first week of June, 2018 at Little Forge Cottage in Blockley and absolutely loved it! Gorgeous restoration and decor, immaculate, and the perfect spot to use as our home base whilst touring the Cotswolds. The owners were very close by to help...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Middlebury-IND
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Our stay at Little Forge was just perfect. The cottage exceeded our expectations,it's beautiful. Burger night at the cafe was a great success, lovely food and friendly staff. The cottage garden was a delight and very relaxing. Little Forge is ideal for exploring the Cotswolds....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank FrequentFlier789507
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Our stay at Little Forge was the highlight of our two week visit to the UK. The home is perfectly situated for explorations in the Cotswolds. The town of Blockley is absolutely charming (don't miss the Village Store) but I have to warn you that...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Mary B
Management response:Responded July 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Little Forge. Our door is always open for your return visit!

Reviewed April 19, 2018

It's always nice to report that accommodation booked is, on arrival, even better than expected and this was certainly the case with the delightful Little Forge. The cottage is spacious, very clean and well equipped with a beautiful garden. The large kitchen diner is light...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank DezandKim
Management response:Responded April 19, 2018

Thank you for your very kind words Dereck. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and Kim for her birthday weekend celebrations. You are more than welcome back anytime.

Reviewed December 6, 2017

On High Street in Blockley is the most lovely rental with modern conveniences, yet retaining the home’s original charm. Perfectly decorated and appointed. Two luxurious king beds and two twin beds. We were welcomed on arrival and felt our privacy respected yet support was a...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Nancy W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Safe
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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