ARLINGTON HOUSE IS A GRAND, GRADE II PERIOD HOME IN A FABULOUS COTSWOLD VILLAGE

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ARLINGTON HOUSE IS A GRAND, GRADE II PERIOD HOME IN A FABULOUS COTSWOLD VILLAGE

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Sleeps 8+1 in 4 bedrooms. Lovely upstairs bathroom and downstairs toilet.

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Summary:

Built from honey coloured Cotswold stone and dating back more than 150 years, Arlington House is a Grade II listed, grand Georgian house, located in the peaceful and picturesque village of Blockley. The village has two pubs, as well as an award winning village shop & café, and is located close to the beautiful market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold. Many walks through the stunning Cotswolds countryside are available on the doorstep and the house is within easy reach of numerous attractions.

Arlington House has many period features, including large sash windows, window seats, high ceilings and elaborate cornicing. The current owners have furnished the house with a unique collection of furniture, pictures, ornaments and books collected from many years of overseas travel, with the eclectic furnishings complemented by modern facilities, including wireless broadband and digital TV, as well as an Aga in the large kitchen. There is a lovely private courtyard outside the house, which leads to a peaceful, enclosed garden.

Arlington House sleeps 8+1 people (with the +1 being a small child’s bed), in four bedrooms, with a beautiful family bathroom. Quiet on street parking is freely available. The house is an ideal location for a large family holiday or for groups of friends seeking a beautiful country retreat.

Description:

Arlington House’s front door opens into a grand entrance hall with a chandelier and a sweeping staircase to the first floor.

The ground floor rooms leading from the hallway are:

- Living room: A high ceiling, elaborate cornicing, window seats and large sash windows, give the room a feeling of grandeur. There is a real effect gas fire and seating for eight;

- Dining room: Contains an antique dining table, with an eclectic mix of modern and antique dining chairs seating eight, as well as a TV viewing area, with a large corner sofa. There is also a real effect gas fire;

- Kitchen: Accessed through the dining room, the large kitchen has a table, with seating for five people, an Aga, separate hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer;

- Downstairs toilet: Contains a toilet and wash basin.

The stairs from the hallway lead to a large first floor landing with a window seat and small desk. Leading off the landing are:

- Bedroom 1: Contains a beautiful antique double bed;

- Bedroom 2: A dual aspect, corner room, containing two single beds, which can be joined together to make a super king size bed;

- Family bathroom: a large, bright room with oak flooring, containing a free standing roll top bath, separate shower, toilet and wash basin;

- Bedroom 3: Contains a double bed.

The final bedroom is accessed via bedroom 3:

- Bedroom 4: An eaves room, containing two full size single beds. There is also a small child’s bed, built into the eaves, suitable for children up to 10 years old, which can be made up at a cost of £20 per booking.

Returning downstairs, a back door leads out from the dining room/kitchen to a fabulous, private courtyard with external lighting and garden furniture. A path from the courtyard then leads to a beautiful, fully enclosed, lawned garden.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Absolutely, we had a lovely stay and found the house to be lovely and clean and welcoming. It was well equiped and was big enough for our large famiy's needs. The fresh cake left was a nice welcome with a cup of tea when we arrived! My sister and her Fiancee had the larger bed and I know that she felt like the princess and the pea being up so high. My husband and I opted for the larger, joined bed as I am 6 months pregnant and we found this to be very comfortable. I know my mum was very happy with her bed and my little sister (aged 9) loved having the annex and found it a complete novelty!



Our only gripe was someone had left their car parked outside the front of the house and it looked like it had been there for sometime which was not very nice to look at and made parking for all our cars a bit difficult but obviously this was nothing to do with the house or yourselves!



Thank you again, I would definately recommend Arlington to anyone and would use your company again.



Regards



Sarah
Sep 2011
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Bedrooms 4
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Moreton-in-Marsh
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
M5 J9
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Crown Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Broadway Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Crown Inn
Car: recommended

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.

Food and drink:

The village of Blockley is perfectly located for visiting the numerous pubs and restaurants in the North Cotswolds.

For a relatively small village, Blockley is blessed with a number of places to eat and drink, all just a short walk from anywhere in the village.

- The Crown Inn

- The Great Western Arms

- Lower Brook House

- Blockley Village Shop & Café

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.

Activities:

The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

- Blenheim Palace

- Warwick Castle

- Stratford-upon-Avon

- Hidcote

- Cheltenham race course

- Cotswold Farm Park

- Batsford Arboretum

- Broadway Tower Country Park

- Snowshill Manor & Garden

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing. There are also a number of spas located in beautiful surroundings.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

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Blockley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun 27 2014 - Jul 17 2014
2 night minimum stay
£969
£1,384
 
 
Jul 18 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
£1,053
£1,504
 
 
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
£830
£1,185
 
 
Sep 26 2014 - Oct 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
£860
 
 
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
£1,185
 
 
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
£703
 
 
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,987
 
 
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
£703
 
 
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
£860
 
 
Feb 20 2015 - Mar 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
£703
 
 
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,065
 
 
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
£860
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 6-10 weeks = 5%, within 4-6 Weeks = 10%, and less than 4 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 28 weeks before the start date.

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Pets are charged at £20 per pet, per booking.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.

Amenities

Blockley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The upstairs bathroom is very grand, with a lovely free-standing roll top bath and a large, separate, shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Zip-and-link beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Accessed via bedroom 3
  • Bed sizes and configurations: - Bedroom 1: Double bed - Bedroom 2: Either 2 single beds OR a super king size bed - Bedroom 3: Double bed - Bedroom 4: Two single beds Please note that bedroom 4 is linked to bedroom 3 and is a small eaves room, with limited clothes storage space. A small child's bed, under the eaves in bedroom 4, suitable for children up to age 10, is also available for £20 per booking.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Security deposits are not required at Arlington House. One medium sized dog, or two smaller dogs, are welcome to stay at Arlington House, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests. Arrival time at Arlington House is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night. Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. There is free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. A cordless telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made. Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor. A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.