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Blockley, Bolthole Retreats

Cottages near Blockley

Beautiful Blockley is your authentic, Cotswold village

Slumbering peacefully in a pretty valley, Blockley’s dark honey-hued stone cottages huddle together in this popular yet pleasingly unspoilt Cotswold village. Blockley was once a thriving centre for the silk trade with six village silk mills fuelled by the fast-flowing waters of Blockley brook. Today, the clear waters of the babbling brook still run through the village. It is an altogether more peaceful place and one of the hidden gems of the Cotswolds.                

Most of the houses you see today were built for the huge influx of mill workers in the 1800s, however several buildings are medieval. Predominantly for the huge influx of mill workers who thronged to the village. Houses with bay windows were formerly shops during the silk heydays.

Blockey’s Norman Church of St Peter and St Paul has origins dating to the 1200s. Some of the original stonework can still be seen today. So popular was the village during the 1800s that the church was actually made larger! The church and the village may also look familiar to fans of Father Brown. Set in the 1950s Blockley plays the part of the fictional village of Kembleford.

Home to a thriving local community that supports an excellent village shop and café. As well as a friendly, local pub, Blockley is a satisfyingly authentic place to stay in the Cotswolds. Its location midway between Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh, makes a multitude of north Cotswold attractions easily accessible. The oh-so-pretty village of Broadway is just a short distance away. Plus the Cotswold Way National Trail begins in nearby Chipping Campden. There are also a number of footpaths surrounding the village.

If you want to really immerse yourself into the true Cotswold culture and experience the area like a local, a stay in one of our cottages near Blockley would be idyllic.

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