Skylark Cottage

Blockley, Gloucestershire

Cotswold charm in a honey stone cottage. Arrive to a tea tray, delicious cake and flowers... stroll to a pub in the village. Perfect!


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Hikers, birdwatchers and peace-seekers will love this, a terraced Cotswold stone cottage on the edge of Blockley, surrounded by woodland and fields: bring your walking boots and tramp the trails. The old silk workers’ house has had a crisp and contemporary renovation. Oak beams, exposed stone walls and limestone-flagged floors will please you, while the bedrooms are peaceful and cosy. You can watch village cricket from the double, and lap up views of the Northwick Park Estate from the twin. A tea tray with a delicious cake and flowers welcome you on arrival in a smart, new, Shaker-style kitchen. Then it’s down a steep staircase – with a stair gate at the top – to the living room, where a large ceiling-to-floor window bathes the space in light and gives glorious views out to the hills. French windows open to a patio in summer, a pleasant spot in which to sit and relax over morning coffee, or fire up the barbecue. Bring the binoculars: you might just spot a skylark! You are within easy reach of Cotswold towns and villages and National Trust houses: a perfect position.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £450
1 Cottage for 4
From £1203 beds2 bedrooms


A warm welcome from Ruth in the form of tea tray with chocolate cake and beautiful fresh flowers.Gorgeous cottage with all you could need for a weekend or longer. Cosy sitting room with great views over the cou7ntryside. Comfortable beds to curl up in after a busy day in the fresh air. Perfect place to stay to explore the North Cotswolds. we shall be back to Skylark Cottage - no doubt about that!

Judith, Hedgerley

This is a very comfortable, attractive and - in winter - warm cottage which is particularly well equipped. The owners were very pleasant and obliging in our email exchanges. The cottage was spotless when we arrived. The stairs are quite steep, which was not a problem for us. Views from the rear are splendid and the cottage location, on the edge of a very interesting Cotswolds village, means that you can walk from the door into the countryside and yet also enjoy of a walk to the village cafe and shop only 0.4 miles away.

Brian, Winchester

Loved Skylark Cottage which is located in the charming village of Blockley. We had a wonderful time. The garden is a real sun trap and we even managed to sit outside in March. Beautiful views from the windows and everything you would need!

Chantelle, London

My husband and I had the pleasure of living our Cotswolds fantasy life for a week at charming Skylark Cottage earlier this month (Aug, 2014). The pictures on the web site are what you see when you walk in the door--the cottage is tall and narrow with steep stairs which we became accustomed to pretty quickly. It is light filled and beautifully decorated with old pine doors and exposed stone. The bed is extremely comfortable. The views out the east facing back windows are glorious--wheat fields and hills and woods. Blockley is a beautiful village. Ruth Lucas, the owner, is very kind and helpful.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ruth Lucas

  • Blockley village: 2 pubs, excellent village shop and medieval church. Lots of walks! (maps in the cottage)
  • National Trust Gardens: Hidcote and Snowshill are a 20 minute drive or stop off at Daylesford to sample treats from their amazing deli.
  • Batsford Aboretum and Falconery Centre is 10 minutes away. Both are close to Moreton-in-Marsh with its market, antique shops and railway station.
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon is 30 minutes away. Explore the town, take in a Shakespeare play, see historic buildings, feed swans and visit tea rooms and shops.
  • Cheltenham: Regency town with many festivals, or try your luck at the races. Montpelier and the Suffolks are the best area for independent shops.
  • Sudeley Castle and Winchcombe are 30 minutes away.