Welcome to Red Lion Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUIRED BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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Red Lion Cottage is a stunning Cotswold stone cottage, which is believed to date back to c.1750, and is located on a peaceful country lane, on the edge of the picturesque village of Blockley. The beautiful surrounding Cotswold countryside is visible from the cottage, and many lovely walks are accessible directly from the front door. Once famous for its many silk mills, Blockley is located well away from busy roads and tourist routes, yet still benefits from having two pubs and a community owned village shop & cafe, as well as a historic Norman church. The village is also close to the popular Cotswold market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the-Wold, as well as being well placed for trips to popular tourist destinations, such as Blenheim Palace, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford.
Recently refurbished to a high standard, the owners of this grade II listed cottage have combined a warm, contemporary style with the original character features, including exposed beams, limestone flooring and a stunning inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. The character and style of the cottage have been complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well presented kitchen.
Red Lion Cottage sleeps four people, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a small garden terrace, which is perfect for catching the sun, and has glorious views of the surrounding countryside. The cottage is perfect for a family, or friends, seeking a relaxing break in the heart of the Cotswold countryside.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own any of the cottages listed on our website. We manage a proportion of cottages within our portfolio and the remaining properties are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for your property manager. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner. For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival. All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
A security deposit of £150 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.
The maximum occupancy of the property is four guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than four guests at the property.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Master bedroom: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Family bathroom: Victorian style slipper bath, wash basin and toilet
Ground floor shower room: Walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove from October to April, and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Smart TV with DVD player.
Blockley is in a valley and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor. A telephone is provided in the property, for emergency calls only.
Free on-street parking is readily available close to the property.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
Regrettably, due to very steep and narrow stairs, the cottage does not accept children under the age of seven.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old, Grade II listed property, laid out over two floors, which has many character features, including very steep and narrow stairs, and low beams, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the cottage in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
Candles are not permitted at the property, due to the fire hazard they present.
No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.