About the home
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 lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river|
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.
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 accommodation is suitable for young children but it must be noted that the cottage is beside the canal and small children will require adult supervision whilst outside the perimetre fence.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Warwickshire 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.
The Lapworth area
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.
How to get there
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Excellent road links, close to M40/M42.
Mainline train links to Birmingham and London within walking distance.
Activities near Lapworth
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
22 Jul 2012
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... more
11 Jun 2012
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.
06 May 2012
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!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|2 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 600||£ 110||£ 120||2 Nights|
|26 Oct 12||5 Nov 12||£ 800||£ 120||£ 130||2 Nights|
|5 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 550||£ 105||£ 120||2 Nights|
|21 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 850||£ 150||£ 150||2 Nights|
|7 Jan 13||11 Feb 13||£ 600||£ 110||£ 120||2 Nights|
|11 Feb 13||18 Feb 13||£ 700||£ 115||£ 125||2 Nights|
|18 Feb 13||1 Apr 13||£ 600||£ 110||£ 120||2 Nights|
|1 Apr 13||15 Apr 13||£ 800||£ 120||£ 130||2 Nights|
|15 Apr 13||3 Jun 13||£ 650||£ 115||£ 120||2 Nights|
|3 Jun 13||11 Jun 13||£ 800||£ 120||£ 130||2 Nights|
|11 Jun 13||2 Sep 13||£ 850||£ 125||£ 150||2 Nights|
|2 Sep 13||28 Oct 13||£ 650||£ 115||£ 120||2 Nights|
|28 Oct 13||4 Nov 13||£ 800||£ 120||£ 130||2 Nights|
|4 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 600||£ 115||£ 125||2 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 850||£ 175||£ 175||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
There are no additional charges.
Upon booking a 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The remainder due must be paid in full 8 weeks before your choosen holiday dates.
If booked within 8 weeks of your choosen dates then payment must be made in full.
Cancellation should be made by phone and confirmed in writing stating the reason. The date contact is made will count as the cancellation date.
56 days or more before the date of your holiday and your full deposit/payment will be returned.
29-56 days 50% of cost or full deposit which ever is greater will be charged.
15-28 days 75% of cost will be charged
1-14 days 90% of cost will be charged
On arrival or later total cost will be charged.
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