Draycott

The little village of Draycott is found close to Blockley, inbetween attractive Broadway and the thriving market town of Moreton in Marsh.

Transport links

A number of bus services are offered just along the road in Blockley, serving passengers headed for Cheltenham, Stratford upon Avon and other destinations. Moreton in Marsh’s train station offers direct routes to London Paddington via Oxford, with Hereford in the other direction.

From Moreton, it is a short distance by car to Chipping Norton (to the east), Cheltenham, Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water (south), Stratford upon Avon (north) and Evesham and Chipping Campden (west).

Things to do

The scenic Batsford Arboretum is a 55-acre arboretum and botanical garden, home to a wide-ranging botanical collection. It’s a beautiful place to visit whatever the season, and hosts a large visitor centre and cafe. Batsford Park was once home to the Mitford sisters. Find out more about Batsford Arboretum here.

The Cotswold Falconry Centre is right next to Batsford Arboretum. It is home to around 150 birds of prey, with free-flying demonstrations each day. Bourton House Garden at Bourton on the Hill is an award-winning 3-acre garden with many rare and unusual plants.

Amenities

The neighbouring village of Blockley offers a village shop & café. There is also a Budgens, Tesco Express and a Co-op based in Moreton in Marsh.

Schools

The neighbouring village of Blockley provides places for primary age children at its C of E primary school. Other local primaries include Dormer House School and St Davids C of E Primary School in Moreton-in-Marsh and Longborough C of E Primary School. Chipping Campden School Academy and the Cotswold School provide explemplary secondary education.

Trivia

Clothing company Per Una’s head office is also based in Draycott.