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Stepping Stones Cottage - Delightful, modern country home and the perfect escape

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Life here truly is idyllic; there's a babbling stream running directly along the edge of the garden, providing a beautiful background water chorus to your stay; views from the cottage look directly out to the village with its perfectly maintained 13th-Century church; there's even a traditional village shop in walking distance, serving up some of the tastiest cake for miles around. Stepping Stones is an elegant cottage with plenty of traditional charm, offering a simple yet cosy living space for families and couples alike to unwind in. Family and dog friendly, it's the perfect escape for those in search of easy country living with the benefits of village amenities on the doorstep, with miles and miles of unspoilt Cotswold landscape to enjoy. Dog-friendly, canine guests will love the easy ga...Life here truly is idyllic; there's a babbling stream running directly along the edge of the garden, providing a beautiful background water chorus to your stay; views from the cottage look directly out to the village with its perfectly maintained 13th-Century church; there's even a traditional village shop in walking distance, serving up some of the tastiest cake for miles around. Stepping Stones is an elegant cottage with plenty of traditional charm, offering a simple yet cosy living space for families and couples alike to unwind in. Family and dog friendly, it's the perfect escape for those in search of easy country living with the benefits of village amenities on the doorstep, with miles and miles of unspoilt Cotswold landscape to enjoy. Dog-friendly, canine guests will love the easy garden access, not to mention the meandering stream that can be found tucked away at the bottom of the garden. Ground Floor Entrance Hall: Stepping into the cottage's useful internal porch, you will find a pretty, antique wooden pew – the perfect spot to ease your walking shoes on and off – an umbrella stand, coat hooks and a handy mirror. Living Room: The cosy, bright living room overlooks the cottage's front garden, where there's a double seat to sit and enjoy the garden and birdsong. Exposed beams, country cream hues and a wood burner effect electric fire give the room a classic cottage feel. Comfortably seating up to four guests in front of the fire on two sink-in sofas, the living room is elegant and cosy. The fireside seating is complemented with a long, padded footstool, bright tartan curtains and quirky cushions and a TV stand housing a 55” Smart TV with Netflix and Blu-ray DVD player, plus games, puzzles and a selection of DVDs. Next to the main seating area, heading towards the kitchen, is a large bookcase with a wide selection of novels and guide books with an armchair and reading light – the perfect spot to plan the next day's activities! Kitchen/Dining Area: Leading through from the living room to the rear of the cottage is a very well-equipped kitchen-diner, benefitting from sweeping views of the cottage's beautiful rear garden. Decorated in a classic farmhouse style, with sleek grey tiles and a slate tile floor, in here you'll find all you need for a self-catered stay, including an oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, built-in fridge/freezer, washing machine and plenty of bakeware, crockery and glassware for guests' use. An attractive oak dining table and seating offer the perfect place to enjoy a feast, sat alongside the French doors, which open directly on to the patio (with two bistro tables and 4 chairs) and the garden, perfect for enjoying a sunrise or sunset. First Floor Bedroom One: Overlooking the front of the house is the Master Bedroom, a spacious double room perfect for couples, with its own 40” flat-screen TV. The centrepiece of the room is the super-king bed with its sumptuous duvet and pillows, complemented with a large, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and elegant armchair. Decorated in a sunny yellow hue, this bedroom has a calming bright feel with lovely views over the shared garden to the front of the cottage. This elegant bedroom provides more than enough room for a couple to relax and enjoy the space in great comfort. Bedroom Two: Sitting across the landing, to the cottage's rear, is Bedroom 2, a twin room ideal for a couple, two friends or younger guests. This room also boasts plenty of space, with two single beds (placed at opposite ends for more privacy), two dressing tables and a built-in wardrobe. Benefitting from beautiful views over the cottage's garden and out towards the church in the centre of the village, guests will love perching by the low-lying windowsill and watching the local wildlife enjoying the brook that runs along the edge of the garden. Family Bathroom: The cottage's family bathroom sits conveniently between Bedrooms 1 and 2 and features a full-length bath and double-headed shower, heated towel rail, sink with mirror and shaver's socket and dual flush toilet. Elegant charcoal grey wall tiling beautifully complements the mosaic-style flooring creating a relaxing spa-like bathroom finished with thoughtful and luxurious touches. Outside One of a row of three cottages, within an attractive modern barn conversion, Stepping Stones is framed by beautiful shared gardens to its front and side with a small, private patio and access to the large shared garden to its rear, affording it a wonderful feeling of privacy. It's in the back garden where Stepping Stones' magic really comes alive, thanks to the famous Blockley Brook, which meanders directly along the edge of the rear garden. Stepping Stones' garden area is small in size but feels much larger thanks to the sweeping village views it benefits from, separated from its neighbouring houses by discreet fencing. Stepping Stones also boasts a small patio area with two bistro-style tables a
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at an additional cost. There are two designated parking spaces. Dog owners and guests with small children need to note that the garden is not enclosed.
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Martin McWilliam (Property Manager Bolthole Retreats)
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThere is a lock box for access to the property. We are available via email or phone. Blockley is perfectly placed to explore numerous surrounding villages for a true taste of Cotswolds life. We recommend heading to nearby Moreton-in-Marsh (8-minute drive) as a first port of call, a classic Cotswold market town with a host of independent boutiques and cafés to enjoy, as well as a weekly market with over 200 stalls. Chipping Campden (10-minute drive) is also a must-visit when in this neck of the woods, a historic market town hailing from the 7th century with a bustling high street, beautiful church and ancient market hall. Nature lovers will adore Batsford Arboretum's glorious foliage displays on show throughout the year.

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Reviews (4)
verity C
verity C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning cottage! We will be back!
This was our second stay at Stepping Stones, and loved we every minute! The cottage is filled with lots of homely touches that make it very cosy. The beds are very comfortable and the cottage is kept squeaky clean, we couldn’t have asked for anything more ! The location is perfect! The Cotswolds has got to be one of my favourite places in England, even on a rainy day! We enjoyed a lovely country walk to Broadway Tower, followed by lunch in the courtyard of the new espresso bar, which is a must! And of course two visits to Daylesford over the weekend for dinner and then shopping and lunch the next day... can never get enough! Thank you for the perfect stay, we will be back again!
Visited February 2020
Written February 16, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sheswee01
Sheswee01
De Waterkant, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage for a cosy retreat in a wonderful area
This cottage is brilliantly located to explore the heart of the Cotswolds. It is very well maintained and decorated, with personal touches. The kitchen is well equipped, there is a modern stylish bathroom and a spacious and comfy master bedroom. It is set in lovely grounds with private parking and riverside gardens. The village centre and shop is in easy walking distance and it is only a short drive to multiple walking areas, farm shops and cafes. Furthermore the house is equipped with a large ‘smart’ TV in the living space for evenings in. Would highly recommend.
Visited October 2019
Written October 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samikbaum
Samikbaum
Edinburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Cotswolds Cottage
I had the most fantastic weekend at this lovely cottage in Cotswolds. Very clean and well decorated. I particularly loved the plush towels, cozy bed and electric fire. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing and plush weekend away in amazing setting.
Visited October 2019
Written October 13, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dorit a
dorit a
London, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A hidden pearl, clean quiet and beautiful
our stay in stepping stone was wonderful.The place is very clean very nicely decorated. The bed is very comfiest. There is a second room with two beds which we did not use. The garden is very big all green with a stream flowing and very very quiet. We had BBQ outside and relaxed with a glass of wine. There are nice and easy walks just on the door step. We will be returning soon.
Visited June 2018
Written June 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Martin McWilliam
Martin McWilliam
Thank you so much for your review, we hope it will encourage other lovely guests to stay. Best wishes, Bolthole Retreats
Written July 5, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Heathrow Airport
108.2 km

Birmingham Intl Airport
49.2 km
Restaurants
Grouch Coffee
4.7 km

Rixy's Cotswold Tearoom
4.6 km

Blockley Café
2 min

The Black Bear
4.6 km
Attractions
Cotswold Archery
2.4 kmGame & Entertainment Centres

Cotswold Falconry Centre
2.3 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Bourton House Garden
2.7 kmGardens

Sezincote House & Garden
3.8 kmHistoric Sites

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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