Colebrook Cottage is a stunning 18th Century stone cottage in the village of Blockley that has been delightfully refurbished and retains a wealth of character. The cottage was once the village police station and the former police cells now house the utility room and ground floor wet room. Colebrook Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, one of which is a magnificent master suite. The flowing, open plan design creates light and space and makes it the perfect house for family gatherings and celebrations in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. There’s also a pretty enclosed garden and a table tennis room. The excellent village shop and café are highly regarded and a handy two-minute walk away. The local pub is just up the road.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property.
Colebrook Cottage sits on a lane of traditional Cotswold stone-built houses, with the Church of St Peter & St Paul just across the road.
This picture-perfect cottage is set across three floors. The ground floor is a flowing, open-plan design leading to three distinct rooms. There is a spacious and well-equipped kitchen with a ceiling lantern and stone flooring and the former police cells complete with the high barred windows now house the utility and wet room. The other end of the kitchen opens onto the rear hallway which leads to the dining room, feature staircase and living room. The stylish and elegant dining room has polished wooden floors with a wooden dining table and chairs to seat 8 comfortably, where memorable meals with loved ones can be enjoyed. This in turn leads through to a charming living room, both rooms benefit from the magnificent stone fireplace with a double-sided log burner. From the rear hall double doors lead out to the garden.
On the first floor, there are three lovely bedrooms beautifully decorated in calming shades of the palest pinks and blues, these are blissful places to retire to for a restful nights sleep after your adventures in the countryside. Stairs lead to the second floor and the glorious master suite complete with a vast emperor bed, beautiful linens and a statement chandelier. This fabulous suite also boasts a dressing room and ensuite bathroom complete with a free-standing bathtub under the window where you can soak the cares of the day away.
To the rear and side of the cottage, there is a pretty, enclosed garden with planted borders and mature trees, a large dining table and a table tennis room for fun-filled games.
As you walk through the entrance, you’ll find a spacious and very well-equipped kitchen, with polished stone tiles, a central island and a dramatic lantern ceiling that floods the space with light. This airy room is equipped with an electric AGA with 4 gas burners, a griddle plate and electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, and sandwich maker.
On your right is the entrance to the old police cells. As you step down, you’ll find a rack with hooks for coats and space for shoes and walking boots, this leads to the spacious utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and butlers sink. Set into the wall above you is the old, still-barred cell window, there is also a wet room and WC hidden away in the cells as well.
To the left of the kitchen is a step up to a rear hallway, which runs along the length of the centre of the house. The open-plan design flows through to the beautiful dining room. Underfoot there are polished wood floors, and the room is lit by two large windows, beautifully framed by elegant drapes. The large wooden rectangular dining table is in front of the wood burning stove and seats eight comfortably, it’s the perfect place for relaxed, convivial meals by candlelight. Tucked into the corner is a soft leather armchair and under the stairs, a basket packed with board games for rainy days or lazy afternoons.
The entrance between the dining room and charming living room is defined by an original wooden beam running overhead. This elegant yet cosy room has two plump, cushion-filled sofas that will seat three and four comfortably. In front of the stone fireplace, there’s a large button-cushion footstool, there are occasional tables to rest a drink on and a 52” smart TV sits to one side atop a wooden chest. Beautiful curtains frame the windows at the front and side of the room and there is also a door to a porch and the original front door.
The ground floor is warmed by underfloor heating in addition to the large stone fireplace with a double-sided wood burning stove, which creates a cheery and snug atmosphere in both the dining and living room.
An open, custom-built carpeted staircase, with full bannisters, rises from the rear hall to the first and second floors, where you’ll find four bedrooms and the family shower room. A statement pendant chandelier hangs in the vaulted ceiling.
Decorated in a calming shade of dusky pink, with botanical prints and amusing sketches on the walls, this pretty bedroom has a standard double bed, bedside tables with reading lights and a wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. A luggage rack sits alongside the chest of drawers. A cushioned window seat, wide enough to perch on, sits beneath the window overlooking the front of the house and Lower Lane.
This spacious room is decorated in calming and restful neutral colours and features a large window and padded window seat overlooking the front of the house. The bed is super-king-size (with a topper - not pictured) or can be made up as two singles on request. There are two bedside tables with reading lamps and a single wardrobe.
Featuring a bunk bed with two full-size single beds ideal for families with children, this small, cosy room has a fun, feathered lampshade and an occasional table. The window looks over the rooftops to the green hills beyond.
Family Shower Room:
This spacious, stylish room features a corner shower with rainfall and handheld shower heads. There’s a WC and washbasin, which is set within a vanity unit with a mirror above, along with a heated towel rail.
The open custom-built staircase, which is carpeted with a full bannister, continues up to the top floor and a small landing area with a door into the master suite.
Bedroom Four: Master Suite
The glorious master suite is a peaceful haven at the top of the house, with traditional beams and exposed brickwork. There is a spacious dressing area with a free-standing mirror, dressing table and a wardrobe with hanging space.
The stunning emperor bed is made up with beautiful Oka bedding and there’s a contemporary, wooden chandelier hanging overhead. Twin bedside tables hold elegant reading lamps, and the décor is sophisticated and restful. Windows to the side and front flood the room with natural light. Another lovely feature of the room is the original, low-level, narrow arched window to one side. It overlooks the side of the house and has a wooden shutter that can be removed or left in place as you please.
The beautiful master suite is complemented by a fabulous ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bathtub under the window and a corner shower with rainfall and handheld shower heads. There’s a WC and hand basin with a vanity unit and mirror and a heated towel rail.
The cottage has a pretty, enclosed garden to the rear and side that’s planted with mature borders and trees. A pathway runs along the edge of the cottage to the garden gate. There’s also a patio area with a circular table and six chairs. Opposite the double doors leading into the house, there is a table tennis room complete with table tennis bats and balls. To the side of the house, there is parking for one vehicle on the shared driveway.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with: 1 emperor bed, 1 super king bed (can be twin on request), 1 standard double bed and 1 bunk bed
3 bathrooms: 1 ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, 1 family shower room and a ground floor wet room with WC
Parking for 1 car plus on street parking for additional vehicles
No dogs or pets
Private enclosed garden
Fireplace with wood burner – 1 basket of logs and kindling supplied
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, and shower gel
Heating and hot water via central heating with Hive control and ground floor underfloor heating
Free Wi-Fi: Superfast Gigaclear
52” Smart TV in lounge and a Smart TV in the Master Suite
Bluetooth (Zamcol) speaker (in kitchen)
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Oven/hob – Aga gas hob with 4 burners, griddle plate, and electric oven
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate
Outdoor patio/seating area
Table tennis room (bats and balls provided)
Garden furniture: 2 sun loungers, circular dining table and eight chairs (six shown in photo)
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal.
2-minute walk to the village pub – The Great Western Arms
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Blockley has an excellent village shop and cafe which are just a two-minute walk from the cottage. The nearest place to do a large food shop is in Moreton-in-Marsh (4 miles) where you will find a choice of national and independent stores, including a well-stocked Cooperative Food Store, Warner's Budgen's and Aldi, plus a local independent bakery and butchers.
The Great Western Arms (320 metres)
The Churchill Arms (2.4 miles)
Restaurant Henne (4.2 miles)
Blockley’s unspoiled location amidst the stunning rolling landscape of the Cotswold hills affords it with a plethora of walks. There is a beautiful circular walk from Blockley village to nearby Batsford, where its vibrant arboretum can be enjoyed by all ages throughout the year and nearby Moreton-in-Marsh also benefits from a host of fantastic walks perfect for all abilities. Head to the Cotswold AONB website’s Self-Guided walks section for a wide choice of local walks.
Places to Visit:
Broadway Tower (4 miles)
Snowshill Manor and Garden (5.6 miles)
Hidcote - National Trust (6.7 miles)
Train - Moreton-in-Marsh, with a direct service into London Paddington (4 miles)
Taxis - AAA Station Taxis of Moreton-in-Marsh; North Cotswold Taxis and Tours; Moreton-in-Marsh Taxi4u
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreat Experiences.
Points of Note
The gravel forecourt and front lawned area belong to the neighbouring house and are not for use apart from the single, allocated parking space for Colebrook Cottage.
A gardener comes on a Tuesday or Sunday depending on the weather. He will let you know when he arrives but does not require access to the cottage.
Colebrook Cottage is in a residential area. Please respect this when using the garden and table tennis room in the evening and limit outdoor entertaining to 10pm.
Family events are welcome at Colebrook, but it is the policy not to take bookings for single-sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
Blockley is a residential village with residents coming and going along the main village road, which runs to the front Colebrook Cottage.
Dogs are not accepted.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Great location and property in the middle of nature. Best for family vacations in my opinion.
We absolutely loved this place. The rooms are all spacious and the perfect size for group of 8. We are from London so getting away to such a quiet and cosy place was so refreshing. Would absolutely stay here again. The kitchen had everything you needed. the bedrooms were a great size. One thing to note is if your group is all adults, bear in mind one of the rooms has bunk beds. That room isn't that spacious enough for two adults. Already looking for an excuse to stay there again next year :)
Monique - Sept 2021
The house is spacious, clean, and well-equipped. It’s in a great location in a lovely, pretty village in the Cotswolds. Would definitely recommend.
Marie - August 2021
Beautiful cottage located in the best village. High quality finish with attention to detail to make your stay that little bit special! Would not hesitate to book again!
Claire - August 2021
Blockley is mentioned in the Domesday Book and rose to prominence during the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a major centre for the English silk industry. This is one of the larger Cotswold villages with plenty of walks and attractions close by, a fantastic village shop and café, and the Great Western Arms pub just a short stroll away. Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Broadway are within a short drive.
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