Otters Abode has a new owner John Kindell.

John recently bought Otters from Sheila who have been friends for many years.  It is John's intention to run Otters as Sheila did in the past.  John also owns Badgers Den on the same site which is also run as a holiday cottage.



A delightful two weeks in the charming and peaceful surroundings of Otter’s Abode.  Blockley is a fascinating place, with a wealth of history and it makes an ideal base for exploring this part of the Cotswolds.

A few highlights:

-The gardens at Hidcote
-Bourton House gardens
-Batsford Arboretum
-Birdland (Bourton on the Water)
-Cotswold Wildlife Park
-Sudeley Castle
-Snowshill Manor
-Upton Park
Walks everywhere – Bourton woods if you’re a dog walker!

Do eat at the Great Western Arms: great food, really friendly service and excellent value.  Our favourites:  the haddock and the Swiss chocolate ice cream.

Lionel & Janet Brown, Sandhurst in Berkshire
Charming, Charming, Charming!  We loved our stay here - the delightful village, pheasants, birds knocking on the door, golden daffodils, peace and tranquillity.  Loved the fabulous food at the Great Western Arms, the surrounding villages, the Mill at Lower Slaughter, and the grand manors.    Juliet at Stratford was exceptional (restricted view tickets are fine and good value for money).  Endless delight!

Otters Abode was well equipped with a delightful and airy design.  Thank you so much we hope to come again.

Weinberg family
Thank you so much Sheila – the cottage is a real treat and a peaceful haven after a long exciting walk in the nearby villages.  We particularly enjoyed Broadway (for the lovely thatched cottages) and Arlington Row (for the old atmosphere!)

The cottage is ideal to visit the Cotswolds.  We also managed to visit Stratford Upon Avon, and Blenheim Palace in the w3k.  We hope we will be able to come back.

Laurence (France)
Thank you Sheila, we have very much enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage.  ‘Otters Abode’ was recommended by friends and we will also recommend it to others.  Nice that Blockley is just off the beaten track, yet so close to so many places to visit.  We’ve been to Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon and most of the villages in between.  We’ve overloaded our cameras and worn out the phrase “Oh isn’t it lovely!”

Otters is a lovely comfortable home away from home, beautifully presented with much care and attention to detail.  Wish we could have found an “Otter” memento to take home with us but searched in vain!

Bev & Daryl, Melbourne, Australia

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