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Lock Keeper's cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

Bridge Cottage is nestled beside the Stratford and Grand Union canals. Walking distance from a choice of gourmet pubs and a short drive from the regions principle tourist attractions.

The generous accommodation includes a canalside lounge with wood burning stove and family room with surround sound cinema.

An ideal location from which to explore the region or to enjoy towpath walks, cycling, and fishing. Alternatively, simply relax and enjoy the views and tune into the pace of canalside life.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham International 6 km, Nearest railway: Lapworth 300 m
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

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

At the heart of the cottage is a large well equipped kitchen with central island and Redfyre range cooker. There is a large family room with Bose cinema surround sound and HD plasma screen. The dining room provides the ideal environment for entertaining with direct access to the garden on warm balmy evenings. There is also a large canal side lounge with wood burning stove and views of passing boats. An entrance hall and downstairs cloakroom complete the ground floor. A stylish oak staircase rises from the dining room and provides access to a large landing with access to the family bathroom and three bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys an en suite bathroom with wet room and overhead shower. There is a discrete plasma screen with access to the Bose sound system. The second bedroom is nearest the canal and offers views of the lock and bridge. Both rooms have brass bedsteads and extensive fitted oak cupboards and wardrobe space. The third bedroom has two single beds and views down the canal.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is enclosed parking for up to three vehicles, a lawned area and a patio with oak garden furniture. Whilst the garden is enclosed providing both privacy and security it is adjacent to lock 18 on the Stratford Canal which can be busy during the high season providing first hand sight of a range of narrow boats both old and new.

Further details

A welcome pack can be provided on arrival at cost plus 10%

Groceries/drinks can be ordered in advance at cost Plus 10%

Bookings can be made in advance for local restaurants

The Central England/Cotswolds region

Warwickshire has many contrasting towns and villages and is covered in historical Castles, Churches and Stately homes. Traditional market towns dot the picturesque countryside. One can spend the day visiting a multitude of museums and art galleries or hunting for antiques, take lunch in a country pub and then head to one of many fine restaurants, pubs or theatres in the evening. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy a round at many fine golf courses or spend an evening at Stratford upon Avon or Warwick race course.

Lapworth

Lapworth village lies in the Birmingham green belt and on the junction of two canals, the Stratford Canal and the Grand Union Canal.

The village is strongly associated with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, as the charismatic leader of the plotters, Robert Catesby, was born and lived here. His tomb is in Lapworth Church.

There are two National Trust properties close to Lapworth, the historic houses of Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House. Another fine house, Wroxall Abbey, country seat of Sir Christopher Wren also lies close, as well as the peaceful tranquility of Hay Wood, owned by the Foresty Commission.

Lapworth is a popular area for cuisine and has many 'gastro-pubs' including The Boot, The Navigation and the Fleur-de-Lys.

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Review 1-10 of 21

1 Apr 2014

5/5

"Fabulous!"

Fabulous place to stay, perfect bolt hole for a weekend escape. Everything was to a very high spec, clean and very well equipped. Perfect situation for those that want to do nothing but watch the boats go by and plenty of walking for those who like to be a little more energetic. Lovely pub a 5 minute walk down the tow-patch. Just ticks all the boxes.

11 Feb 2014

5/5

"Ideal for Exhibiting at the NEC"

This is a well appointed cottage in a lovely location. Perfectly located for exhibiting at the NEC. It only took us 15 mins to drive there each day and it was lovely to return to somewhere that felt l… More

5 Jan 2014

5/5

"Ideal!"

Lovely house in a super location with plenty of walks and fantastic pubs - especially the Pump House. No complaints on the house at all. Only recommendation would be adding another chair in the front … More

27 Dec 2013

5/5

"PERFECT AMAZING HOLIDAY COTTAGE"

Just got back from a 4 nights Christmas break at bridge cottage . On first walking in I just knew we were going to have the best time ever,it's absolutely beautiful,loved having 2 lounges.Everyth… More

4 Nov 2013

1/5

"No refund"

I booked this cottage (and paid the deposit of GBP475) in good faith for a 2week stay late December, 2012. Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen change in travel plans we had to cancel the stay. The … More

6 Oct 2013

4/5

"Lovely Cottage, great location but one or two small issues"

We loved staying in this lovely well appointed cottage. All the rooms were lovely and it was so well equipped. I'd definitely come back despite the fridge not working properly (which was noted in… More

Over the summer period two visitors reported that the American fridge was not as cool as they expected. Following each report we arranged for an engineer to visit. Both engineers reported the fridge was working perfectly and suggested guests may have inadvertently turned it down.
The installation engineer will be servicing the fridge during the last week of October.
The complaint about lacking 'basic cooking necessities' refers to tins in which to bake a cake.

21 Sep 2013

3/5

"Beautiful cottage and situation, pity about the maintenance"

A beautiful, well appointed cottage in a lovely position alongside the canal. A good place for a family holiday of mixed ages. Having two lounges was great. However the maintenance was poor, oven… More

Unfortunately due to a booking error the visitors arrived a day early and the property had not been prepared to welcome them. This was entirely our fault.
The cottage has a cooking range consisting of two ovens and a microwave. Over the summer period the element in one oven blew. It took the engineer several weeks to locate and fit a replacement. During this period there was only one oven and a microwave. Only one visitor found this circumstance unacceptable, the remainder felt one family oven, four hotplates and a microwave were more than adequate for their holiday needs.
The Redfyre range has been repaired and serviced.
The member of staff who made the mistake in relation to the booking apologised face to face to the visitor.

22 Jul 2012

5/5

"Could ask for nothing better"

I am a bit late writing this report but that in no way reflects negatively on the quality of this accommodation. We spent a fabulous Easter weekend here with our grown up family. The rooms are spaci… More

11 Jun 2012

5/5

"Beautiful cottage with superb location"

I'm always slightly cautious when people describe properties as 'hidden gems' - but my friends and I very much enjoyed Bridge Cottage and felt this was definitely the case.

The owner, Glen, was friendly and communicated well with us and the property certainly exceeded our expectations.

The setting is right by a lovely section of canal, so there are great walks from the doorstep. The gardens are ideal for BBQ's and bikes are also provided to explore. We did a walk from the house, which passed through a local National Trust property.

What sets this cottage apart for us was the modern and large kitchen and living room with large plasma TV, Bose sound and Sky + for rainy days. Add to this a lovely master and second bedroom, the former having a large wet room and it really is a lovely place to unwind for a holiday.

The local pub (the Boot Inn) was lovely, albeit pricey, for a meal out and there is a shop close by for the essentials.

Overall - definitely recommended.

6 May 2012

5/5

"Amazing accommodation lovely place"

The house was stunning so much room an plenty of space and so well stocked with kitchen ware and tea and coffee etc... it was the little things and attention to detail that made it so heavenly. Each of the bedrooms had a different feel and the 2 lounges gave different places to relax one more quaint and cottage the other fully equipped with sky tv on a large screen
The walks around the area were lovely we visited the national trust properties which were really good fun and had activities for kids which kept some of the less mature of us amused while we learnt more about the area.
The only criticisms I could possibly come up with is perhaps instructions for the coffee machine?! but the fact there was a proper coffee machine was so brilliant and we figured it out in the end.
Oh and if you arrive when it is dark take a torch or ull struggle to get in!

Review 1-10 of 21

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