Supermarkets and Shopping:
In walking distance is the excellent and widely acclaimed Blockley Village Shop & Café, which sells a range of groceries, local produce, newspapers and magazines, fresh and frozen meats, wines and beers, ready meals and much more. The cafe is fully licensed and offers coffee, breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.
Moreton-in-Marsh is a 10-minute drive away and has a wide range of independent local shops including The Cotswold Cheese Co. 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 Village Shop & Café (400 metres)
- The Crown Hotel (200 metres)
- The Churchill Arms (2.5 miles)
Tucked away from the well-trodden tourist path, Blockley’s unspoiled location amidst the stunning rolling landscape of the Cotswold hills affords it with a plethora of walks leading right from the cottage’s front door. We recommend the beautiful circular walk from Blockley village to nearby Batsford, where its vibrant arboretum can be enjoyed by all ages throughout the year. Starting at Blockley’s 13th century church in the centre of the village, you’ll pass through fields and Batsford village before arriving at the arboretum, where acres of trees of all shapes and sizes burst to life throughout the year. The 4.5 mile walk then returns through undulating fields back to Blockley, giving you fantastic views across the Cotswold vales as you walk. Nearby Moreton-in-Marsh also benefits from a host of fantastic walks perfect for all abilities. We recommend following the Monarch’s Way from Moreton-in-Marsh to Longborough; a gentle 2-mile stroll, perfect for those who don’t want too much of a challenge.Places to Visit:
- Batsford Arboretum (3 miles)
- Snowshill Manor and Garden (5.6 miles)
- Hidcote (6.7 miles)
- Train: Moreton in Marsh (4 miles), with a direct service to London Paddington.
- Taxis: AAA Station Taxis of Moreton-in-Marsh, North Cotswold Taxis and Tours, Moreton-in-Marsh Taxi4u
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