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Lark Rise Cottage


Sleeps 5
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
This charming Cotswold stone cottage in the peaceful village of Blockley is a warm and welcoming home with spectacular views. In the words of the owners 'we bought a view, it just happened to have a beautiful cottage attached'. Set over three floors this comfortable home showcases the traditional features of a Cotswold cottage with open stone walls and wooden beams. It is a fantastic choice no matter the time of year with a delightful garden giving the most wonderful views of the rolling Cotswold hills beyond. Lark Rise Cottage has the benefit of accepting a dog and has two private parking spaces, a luxury in this rural village. This cosy country escape is perfectly placed for exploring the north Cotswolds with Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Bourton-on -the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold all within easy reach.
Full Description
Set in an elevated position overlooking the gently rolling hills beyond, it is easy to lose yourself in the outstanding views from Lark Rise. Built from traditional honey-hued Cotswold stone, Lark Rise is an end cottage in a row of similar properties, so typical to the area. To the front of the cottage, you’ll find fields, often filled with poppies during the summer, and to the rear a view that embraces the hills and sky and can change in an instant. The cottage sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and you’ll often see large herds of deer peacefully grazing in the field beyond the rear garden.

This traditional stone cottage retains many pleasing character features including exposed stone, old beams, and original fireplaces. Built over three levels there is an appealing garden room on the lower ground floor along with a cosy, country-style kitchen with a wood burner. The ground floor has a light-filled living room, and the main bathroom, whilst the three comfortable bedrooms (main bedroom with an en-suite shower and toilet) can be found on the first floor.

To the rear of the cottage is a well-established, pretty, enclosed garden filled with flowers and shrubs. There is also a handy laundry room with a washing machine, drying and ironing equipment located in the outbuilding. Tucked into a quiet corner is a patio with a garden table and chairs where you can sit, soak in the view, and just listen to the buzzing of the bees and birds singing.

Lower Ground Floor

Garden Room:
From the gate follow steps down the side of the property to enter through the doors of the Garden Room. This pleasing room is filled with natural light from the huge windows which overlook the garden, and the all-encompassing view beyond. There are quarry tiles on the floor and two sofas, a two-seater and three-seater, offering plenty of space on which to relax. A small bookshelf holds a selection of novels and guidebooks, so there’s plenty of information to help you plan your explorations of the local area. This room is integral to the house and can be used all year round.

Kitchen-Dining Room:
A stone doorway leads from the garden room into the spacious country-style kitchen-dining room. The room is warmed by a fabulous wood burner, which sits in the original stone fireplace, and although on the lower ground floor there is natural light from a high window to the side and a window into the garden room, which sits in the original stone surround, with a quaint little window seat beneath. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The washing machine is in a separate outhouse. There’s also a Delonghi coffee machine along with fresh coffee. In the centre of the room is a wooden, farmhouse-style table with six chairs, perfect for lazy breakfasts and cosy evening meals.

Ground Floor

From the lower ground floor, a flight of stairs with handrails rises to the living room on the ground floor. There is a fixed stairgate at the top of these stairs.

Living Room:
The cosy living room is filled with light from the window to the front, there is also direct access to the street from the front door. The focal point of the room is the exposed stone wall with an original fireplace (not in use). There is plenty of seating for all with two- and three-seater sofas with cushions and throws. Mounted on the wall, in one corner, is a smart TV.

The family bathroom is on the ground floor and is a traditional-style suite, which includes a bath with a handheld shower, washbasin, and WC. On one wall is a vintage-style wooden cabinet and to the rear a window with wonderful views. This is definitely a ''loo with a view''.

First Floor

A second flight of stairs rises to a small landing on the first floor.

Bedroom One:
This delightful room overlooks the fabulous rural views to the rear of the property, framed through a large window, with a narrow window seat beneath. The character of the cottage is very much evident in the stripped wooded doors, high ceiling, and beamed wall. There are bedside tables with reading lamps on either side of the king-size bed, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. This room also benefits from an en suite shower and WC.

Bedroom Two:
With views over the front of the cottage to the green fields beyond, this cosy single room has a framed day bed, chest of drawers and a reading lamp.

Bedroom Three:
The comfortable third bedroom has a king-size bed, which can be separated into two singles (on request) flanked by bedside tables with reading lamps. There’s a single wardrobe with a full-length mirror on the door and peaceful rural views to the front of the cottage. Please note this bedroom is accessed through bedroom two.


A private driveway accessed via a five-bar gate provides off-road parking for one car and additional on-street parking is available. A small side-gate leads down a flight of steps into the large pretty garden, which is fully enclosed and filled with mature shrubs and plants. It’s a peaceful spot to sit and relax and enjoy the beautiful English countryside. The garden is generally secure although small dogs may need supervision.

Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size (can be twin on request)
  • Bedroom Two - Single day bed
  • Bedroom Three - King-size
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - DeLonghi
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 1 car and additional on-street parking
On your Doorstep

Lark Rise Cottage benefits from superb local amenities, including the highly acclaimed Blockley Village Shop and Café, which sells a range of groceries, local produce, newspapers and magazines, fresh and frozen meats, wines and beers, ready meals and more. Moreton-in-Marsh is a 10-minute drive away and has a wide range of independent local shops. There is also an excellent market every Tuesday (and has been since 1227) with more than 200 stalls. You’ll find an Aldi supermarket and a Co-op and Budgens on the High Street.

Eating Out
  • Blockley Cafe - Friday and Saturday evenings only (500 metres)
  • Great Western Arms (650 metres)
  • Churchill Arms pub (2.6 miles)

Blockley’s unspoiled location amidst the stunning rolling landscape of the Cotswold hills affords it with a plethora of walks. Head to the Cotswold AONB website’s Self-Guided walks section for a wide choice of local walks. A number of local maps and walking books are also provided in the cottage.

There is a footpath 30 yards from the property, linking Blockley to the Cotswold Way via the Diamond Way to the Monarch’s Way and Heart of England Way long distance paths and Chipping Campden. The route passes the Baker’s Arms in Broad Campden which serves and excellent Sunday lunches. There is also a beautiful circular walk from Blockley village to nearby Batsford, where its vibrant arboretum can be enjoyed by all ages throughout the year.

Places to Visit
  • Chipping Campden (2.8 miles)
  • Batsford Arboretum (3.5 miles)
  • Broadway Tower (4 miles)
  • Train: The nearest train station is Moreton in Marsh (4 miles), which has regular services from London Paddington.
  • Taxis: A2B Taxis, Moreton Cars, North Cotswolds Taxis and Tours
There is so much to explore and experience when visiting the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Lark Rise is unsuitable for disabled guests or people of limited mobility due to being on three levels with stairs in-between. The kitchen is on the lower ground floor and access to the garden/backdoor is via a flight of external stairs.
  • One well-behaved dog is permitted. Please ensure the dog is kept on the lower ground floor (kitchen and garden room) where there is direct access to the garden. Please use the faux fur throws on the sofas in the garden room to protect the furniture.
  • The main bathroom is on the ground floor. The main bedroom has an ensuite shower and WC.
  • Bedroom Three is accessed through Bedroom Two.
  • Bedroom Three is configured as a King bed. It can be split into two singles, please request this at the time of booking. 


This was our second stay in Lark Rise, a perfect cottage with everything you need and amazing views.

| 30/03/2024

This fairytale cottage is literally immersed in the Cotswolds' graze fields. The glass roofed foyer catches the first rays of sun with a view on some reign deer. The kitchen inspires home cooking. We e-biked to surrounding picturesque towns in rainy weather always looking forward to the hearty welcome of this luxurious, private and spotlessly clean cottage. It is walking distance to all the charms of Blockley.

| 25/03/2024

The cottage itself is spacious and cosy, with a stunning modern conservatory with a skylight and windows overlooking the valley, perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of tea. We were welcomed by a dozen or so Muntjac deer in the lower field when we arrived, magical! The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we cooked a meal, lit a fire and sat around the table doing a jigsaw, all overlooking the garden. The upstairs TV lounge was perfect for a bit of downtime. The rooms were spacious, and well decorated and the bathroom was large and the shower was powerful. The kitchen was well equipped, with a blender and cafetiere. Also less than 10m to the pub for evening dinner, and a beautiful cafe for brunch. Perfect!

| 26/01/2024

This was an absolutely amazing property. The views from the property of the countryside are beautiful and the house is well-equipped. We loved everything about this property a true English escape to the country.

| 03/12/2023

We had a lovely stay at Lark Rise Cottage, great views across the garden and valley, the bathroom and kitchen were new and well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. We popped into the village cafe for lunch which we would recommend

| 27/10/2023


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 with the silk mills using the waters from Blockley Brook, which still runs through the centre of the village. This is one of the larger villages in the Cotswolds with plenty of walks locally including a footpath almost opposite the cottage and many local attractions close by, a fantastic community-run village shop and café, and the Great Western Arms pub just a short stroll away.