Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This holiday cottage has two first floor bedrooms (one twin and one king sized double) both with en suite shower rooms. The downstairs comprises a WC, spacious open plan living room and kitchen/diner with steps down to additional seating area and access to a patio garden.
All fixtures and fittings in The Granary are of a high standard, and there are many items to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including dishwasher, microwave, wireless broadband the use of laundry facilities and a patio garden to enjoy those summer BBQs.
Electricity, full central heating, towels and linen are included in the price.
This unit is ideal for business guests travelling together.
Full central heating, electricity, linen and towels, hair dryer, microwave, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, electric oven and hob, full range of kitchen utensils, fridge with freezer compartment.
TV with DVD player and freeview, wireless broadband, mini hi fi, books, laundry facilities, cot and high chair (please let us know on booking if required), patio garden, bbq, parking, no pets (except guide dogs) and no smoking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 17 km, Nearest railway: Tile Hill 6.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Cot and high chair available on request
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Warwickshire is at the heart of the country, with some of the most attractive towns and villages in England set amongst beautiful countryside. The county is split into five districts each with their own distinctive feel, but wherever you are in the county there is always a sense that you can access everything you need without the hassles that go with life in the large cities.
Warwickshire offers everything you need for a relaxing short break or a longer holiday. Visit historic Warwick and Kenilworth with their magnificent castles, enjoy regency Royal Leamington Spa and step back in time in Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.
Delve a little deeper into Shakespeare Country and you will discover some delightful smaller towns and villages.
Visit Stoneleigh, an idyllic village with redbrick cottages. Try Southam, with its restored Holy Well. It is a small historic coaching and market town with a chequered history. Similarly, the two market towns of Alcester and Henley-in-Arden retain much of their historic charm. Follow Alcester's Heritage Trail and discover historic buildings, a wonderful selection of exciting pubs and tearooms, plus a wide choice of traditional, independent shops. Don't miss Roman Alcester, a museum which traces the town's links to the Romans and their continuing influence.
The mediaeval street town of Henley-in-Arden originated as a clearing in the Forest of Arden and has a rich variety of architecture - red brick, black and white half-timber and plaster sit side by side and blend to give the town its unique character. Visit the Heritage Centre and be sure to buy an ice cream!
Shipston-on-Stour saw some of the busiest sheep markets in the country and, today, its elegant Georgian buildings, traditional coaching inns, 15th century parish church, shops and tearooms give the town its distinctive character. Shipston has a good selection of independently run restaurants and shops which include specialists in clocks, contemporary art and traditional toys.
Kenilworth is a delightful South Warwickshire town. From the earliest of times Kenilworth has been strategically important. In 1119 AD Henry I gave land to Geoffrey de Clinton to build a castle from local sandstone by an ancient ford.
From there, Kenilworth Castle became one of the most impressive castles of Elizabethan England. Today's visitors will hear of lovers' trysts, bloody battles and water pageants as they wander round these impressive Castle ruins. Visit Leicester's Gatehouse, closed since 1958 but now reopened, following a £2.5m restoration project. The gatehouse includes a major exhibition exploring the connections between Kenilworth and Elizabeth I. In 2009 be sure to visit the restored gardens at Kenilworth Castle. Visit the English Heritage website for further information.
Near the magnificent castle ruins are the Abbey Fields. Around the castle and the St Mary's Abbey ruins there are lovely walks, delightful old houses and thatched cottages in "Little Virginia", said to be named after the planting of potatoes brought here by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Kenilworth is a favourite for locals and visitors a like for its restaurants, pubs and shops. Its excellent selection of restaurants offers something different for every night of the week!
Many local events are held throughout the year. Kenilworth Carnival is one of the few still held in the area. The Kenilworth Lions Show in Abbey Fields and Kenilworth Round Table's Fireworks at the Castle are great for locals and visitors. The Boxing Day duck race in Abbey Fields is also a great opportunity to get some fresh air during the festive season.
Just a stone's throw from Kenilworth town centre is the impressive Stoneleigh Abbey, with its magnificent state rooms, mediaeval gatehouse, and regency stables, all perfectly located in beautiful landscapes. Kenilworth is also close to Stoneleigh Park and therefore a perfect place to stay if you are attending one of the many events held at the showground.
For further information about the town please visit www.kenilworthweb.co.uk
Places to visit:
Kenilworth Castle - In centuries gone by Kenilworth was truly at the centre of power and politics due to the dominance of Kenilworth Castle. It is believed that one of the first English Parliaments was held here. The castle was constructed soon after the Norman conquest of 1066, and throughout history passed hands through many of the Kings of England. King John created the Great Mere, an enormous man-made lake that helped fortify the castle, and later Henry V built an isolated pleasure house known as the Pleasaunce on the far side. During the English Civil war in 1649, Kenilworth Castle was destroyed and the great mere drained away by Oliver Cromwell's forces to ensure that it could not be used as a defensive fortress again. Now cared for by English Heritage, it is regarded as the largest and finest ruined castle in England. It is open to visitors throughout the year and hosts a number of concerts and fireworks events.
The best way to enjoy the castle is through the Kenilworth Castle Millennium Trail. This pleasant walk meanders around the castle and surrounding countryside and is the best way to take in this scenic part of the world.
Outside of Kenilworth to the west, mid-way to Lapworth, sits the grand stately homes of Baddesley Clinton and Wroxall Abbey. Long associated with Roman Catholic families, Baddesley Clinton has 3 priest holes and during the Elizabethan era was a haven for persecuted Catholics. It also has close associations with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Visit the grand state rooms of Stoneleigh Abbey too, near the town.
Other nearby locations - The picturesque villages and hamlets include Stareton, Leek Wootton and Stoneleigh, home of the Royal Show at Stoneleigh Park (the old National Agricultural Centre). The city of Coventry lies just north of the town.
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25 Apr 2014
"Lovely relaxing country retreat"
We had a wonderful stay at North Mere. Our cottage was clean and spacious and had everything we needed. The children loved seeing the cows and chickens and playing tennis. We particularly enjoyed the … More
11 Apr 2014
"Our favourite self-catering cottage"
Great accommodation, great location, everything is great here. Unlike other cottages we used before, u don't need to pack little things like wash-up liquid, hand wash, olive oil, tea and coffee,… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are hoping to get a laundry room built in one of the stables next to the cottages so access to a washing machine will be easier. We hope to see you again in the future.
15 Sep 2013
"Excellent, clean high quality accommodation"
In the area for a wedding and three properties were used, we had the smaller middle one that housed my wife and I and our son's famile, so in total four adults and three children. Two nieces used… More
5 Sep 2013
"Lovely stay :)"
My family and I stayed here in August 2013. We had a lovely time. The Granary is clean and well equipped and has everything you need. The only thing that was missing was a washing machine but the owne… More
6 May 2013
We stayed at Granary with 2 grown up children for 8 days in Feb 2013. There was snowfall on the second day and looked like skyfall . House was very comfortable. Host guided us to the house in the midd… More
19 Mar 2013
"Home from home - really lovely property"
Modern, clean with excellent facilities and close to the NEC - exactly what we needed for 4 days attending Crufts! Good tasty food supplied for us too - all in all a really good experience.… More
17 Jan 2012
We had a wonderful stay in The Granary over the week including Christmas. We have family in Kenilworth but it just made life easier for everyone to have our own accommodation - gave us all a bit of sp… More
30 Dec 2011
"Unforgettable location, lovely accommodation, astounding value"
I have stayed in a lot of different places around the world, from fancy hotels, to farmstays, b&bs, and rural retreats. Few have made an impression on me like the 5 nights we had at North Mere.Is the… More
30 Apr 2010
"Reworked farm buildings - to a quite excellent standard"
We stayed here for a three-night break to allow one family member to attend a conference at nearby Warwick University, while the remainder visited Warwick and Kenilworth Castles. The latter is only a… More
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