Blenheim Cottage

Mickleton, Gloucestershire
Self-catering
+44 (0)7832 133244


Come for a slice of quintessential Cotswold village life in this 15th-century timber framed house with lovely gardens, opposite the church

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This is a lively little village, with a general store, two great pubs and a country hotel, home to the famous Pudding Club. The Monarch’s Way and the Heart of England Way pass by and take you up into the hills for glorious walks and fine views. Buy a homemade pie from one of the local farm shops before setting out.

It’s bursting with character inside with a network of wonky beams, a big bookshelf in the sitting room with novels, DVDs, maps, guides and a cupboard of games. One end has a vast Inglenook fireplace with a wood-burner and plenty of logs, the other a big TV and a squishy sofa. Cooking is a sociable affair with another sofa in the kitchen, a wooden table plus a breakfast bar and an Aga in winter. Doors lead to the beautiful gardens with plenty of seats in different places and a barbecue.

Bedrooms (one on the ground floor, two in the middle and one at the top) are bright, beamed and crisp with super views over the gardens.

Blenheim Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Having so much space to spread out in the house and the gardens
  • Walking all day in the Cotswold Hills, perhaps geared around a pub lunch or a picnic
  • Shopping for good food, antiques and clothes in all the pretty villages
Blenheim Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • No dogs please
  • The church clock chimes every quarter-hour during the day, and on the hour overnight
  • The middle two bedrooms share a bathroom

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. 10% off for weekly bookings.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs and restaurants, 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £319
Weekly price
from £2390
Damage deposit
£250
1 Cottage for 8
From £3195 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

What an amazing cosy cottage in a beautiful location! We stayed as a family of 9 including a little one, and every little detail had been thought about and catered for by Faye. There was plenty of space for all of us and the cottage was absolutely immaculate. We had a lovely time playing games around the big kitchen table, and loved visiting the local area with plenty of helpful recommendations from Faye for food & shopping. We can’t wait to come back!

Laura, Rochester

A wonderful cottage for our large family get together. We all were comfortable and cosy, but there was plenty of space too for quiet moments if required. Our host thought of simply everything. Great location with country walks on the doorstop. Beautiful area. Would definitely come back

Elizabeth, Stansted Mountfitchet

This cottage house is absolutely amazing, aside from the fact it is immaculate throughout, every single attention to detail has been so well thought out / Faye (host) is fantastic and the information provided covered everything. This has been our second visit in two months as we loved it so much, we couldn’t wait to come back. It is beautiful and the minute you walk in, you feel at home. The location is superb and the so many wonderful local recommendations from Faye are all fabulous! Words and photos don’t do it enough justice, it has to be experienced… can’t wait to go back!

Wendie, Orpington

A very attractive and comfortable house for family gatherings or groups of friends. Children will adore the garden and all the toys, their parents can relax on the terrace and enjoy a glass of wine. Lots of super foodie shops and pretty villages nearby mean outings will be fun and there are some marvellous walks and cycles from the door.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You can walk to Chipping Campden, mainly across fields, in 45 minutes. Here you'll find gift shops, delis, bakeries, clothes shops and The Guild, a fascinating artists' co-operative. Visit Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate Court Gardens on foot (30 min) - both have tea rooms and sell plants. Treat yourselves to lunch at The Ebrington Arms (an 8-minute drive) or reach Stratford-upon-Avon in 20 minutes.

Local points of interest from Faye & Richard

  • Blenheim Cottage was our family home until early-2021. We’ve lovingly restored, extended and updated it over the years, working hard to maintain its traditional character, but also updating the house to a modern living space with the associated comforts.
  • Large, mature gardens bring colour throughout the seasons, while Blenheim's inside spaces are light, warm and inviting. A huge inglenook fireplace provides a cosy home all year round. 4 well proportioned bedrooms are oak beamed & bursting with character.
  • Blenheim’s kitchen is well equipped and organised for entertaining, with a large dining table, plenty of seating for all, and vaulted ceilings. An Aga range cooker provides a comforting hub in the winter months, with a modern oven and hob also available.
  • Ideally located for exploring the North Cotswolds. Neighbouring Cotswolds villages, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold & Broadway are a short drive. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick (with Warwick Castle), Oxford, and Cheltenham are all within easy reach.
  • No need to drive - nestled in an AONB, Blenheim Cottage is ideally located to access some of the best walking the Cotswolds has to offer, with the Cotswold Way National Trail, the Monarchs Way and the Heart of England Way on your doorstep.
  • Walking in the Cotswolds will leave you feeling invigorated yet cultured, taking in picturesque honey-stone villages and rolling countryside, punctuated by warm and inviting pubs along the way. Magical Hidcote Gardens is a 30 minute walk from the cottage.

Introducing

Faye & Richard

As teenagers Faye and Richard would head for the Cotswolds for scenic drives, walks and great pubs - they love it here. After living and working in different parts of the UK and the US, they moved to the Cotswolds permanently in 2006. They know the area incredibly well (they lived in the cottage themselves until 2021) and leave you loads of information about how to make the most of your time here.