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Behind The Blue Door

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Excellent 5/5 

20 reviews

from £35 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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In the courtyard garden leading to french doors in the kitchen, south east facing gives sun

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A very cosy early Victorian town cottage situated in a quiet but central part of Shakespeare's Drunken Bidford just 2 minutes walk to shops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways and miles of public footpath, including along the river Avon.

Ideally situated 10 minutes by car from Stratford upon Avon but avoiding the hustle and bustle of being in the busy town and with the advantage of being within easy access of Evesham, Broadway, the Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Worcester and Warwick.

You will enjoy the benefit of wifi, DVD and DVDs to play, books to borrow and read, CD player with an iPod dock and CDs to play plus a digital radio also with an iPod dock.

Full amenities - microwave, full cooker, toaster, washer/dryer, central heating, iron/ironing board and clothes horse.

Bathroom has quarry tile floors, towel rail and bath with shower. Central heating throughout and period windows double glazed to help keep you warm in the cooler months.

The courtyard garden is walled on all sides so is secure for approved pets.

There is a small water feature in the garden and the stairs are very steep and narrow hence not being suitable for under 5's nor people with restricted mobility or those who have difficulty navigating steep stairways without assistance.

Parking is free on road but not guaranteed to be right outside the front door - there is also a free village car park near the bridge for a second car a few minutes walk away.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 09:00
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham International 50 km, Nearest railway: Evesham or Stratford on Avon 11 km
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Warwickshire region

A good tourist base for Stratford upon Avon, The Vale of Evesham, the north cotswolds/Cheltenham and just 45 minutes from Birmingham city centre. Visit the chocolate box villages of Broadway, Snowshill, Stanton and Stanway, while away some hours at the National Trust garden at Hidcote or Kiftsgate nearby. Browse antique centres in Long Marston and Stratford on Avon or for the keen walker, start the Cotswold Way at Chipping Camden and walk along the Cotswold escarpment. Shorter walks can be done and Dover's Hill near Weston-sub-edge is a great place for short walks and a wonderful view, not forgetting the annual Dovers Hill Games on the Friday after Whitsun.

For those looking for nightlife, Stratford has the RSC Theatre, Cheltenham The Everyman Theatre and Birmingham several theatres and the symphony hall - the nearest cinemas are Evesham (which has recently been refurbished and is a wonderful listed building with cafe and bar) or Stratford (nearest multiplexes Solihull and Cheltenham).

For history, there are many places to visit - from the Shakespeare properties to Warwick Castle or lesser know such as Coughton Court and the local Ragley Hall (a stately home which holds outdoor concerts and many other events).

Shopping hot spots are Stratford and Cheltenham so why not enjoy a day shopping, an early evening meal and theatre.

If you fancy a day at the races; Stratford, Warwick, Worcetser and Cheltenham are all within easy reach.

For golfers, there are 18 holes at Bidford Grange, simialr courses in Evesham/Broadway/Stratford or driving ranges in Alcester and Evesham.

Horse riding at several places in the Vale of Evesham - South Littleton, Broadway and Willersey.


If you are looking for a day off from driving you can explore the village and its 13th century church, cottages and Roman road Ryknild Street then have lunch in one of the village pubs. If the weather is good, cross the ancient bridge to the Big Meadow and have a picnic or walk the Avon Valley Footpath to Stratford and catch the bus back - allow a full day to get the most out of it. You pass through Barton and Welford on the way with a chance to water at the pubs there. There are several geocaches in the area for those who partake.

If you fancy messing about on the river, hire a boat for the day from Bidford Boats.

There are various fairs and activities held at the Big Meadow during the year (including the annual duck race) and the village has a rural cinema 2 Fridays a month at the Crawford Hall for a low entrance fee.

Very close by is Alcester (5 minutes by car), a Roman town also worth exploring for its history, shops and hostelries.

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31 Jul 2013


"A wonderful house in a very beautiful area"

In this very well-kept house we felt easily at home, even all the small details had been in a very good condition and together they formed a pleasent athmospere. We loved the little quit terace too. Bidford and the area around has a superb beauty which we could discover by the two crossing major footpath or we took the frequent served bus-service - it is not necessary to own a car in Berlin. Our son, 10, loved the playground at the bridge and made there friends and we enjoyed the kindness of the people in Bidford. The support and information by the owner was spleendid. At all we just recommended the house to our english neighbours.

10 Jun 2013


"Perfect little cottage in a lovely setting and very well kitted out."

The cottage was in excellent condition all newly done out. It was perfect for my husband and I, although would be fine as well for those with one chld. It is very central in a village on the river avon with plenty of pub, restaurants and all the necessary local shops in walking distance. The village itself is very historic and interesting and the cottage itself was my idea of heaven, I wished I could have wrapped it up and taken it home with me! The village is ideally located for travelling around to other places of interest with Stratford and Evesham both close by. The cottage had all the required equipment for a great holiday so there's no need to take anything with you and everything was beautifully clean. It did have very steep stairs though so might not suit the elderly or those with a very small child. All in all for us it was a wonderful break.

13 Mar 2013


"Beautiful, Cosy, very homely, and such a fantastic location we loved it there !"

The house is so beautiful, clean, fresh, warm with a real homely feel. Decorated to a very high finish with all essential appliances included. The children loved the house, it felt safe and extremely cosey. Its is a fantastic location, with a supermarket, a variety of take aways and pubs on your doorsteps and so close to Stratford upon Avon and surrounding villages and towns. Would strongly recommend this property.

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