Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Namsan Cottage is furnished and maintained to a high standard of comfort and convenience and welcomes up to five guests in a cosy, relaxing atmosphere. It has a roomy kitchen, generous through lounge and dining room with two double bedrooms and one single bedroom.
Lying within the conservation area of 'Old Town' near Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare is buried, Namsan Cottage is perfectly located within a few minutes' walk of the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theatres, a wide variety of shops and a huge choice of restaurants, bars and cafés.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Stratford-upon-Avon 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
Namsan Cottage provides all you need to relax and dine in comfort and style; the newly decorated and furnished lounge has a Laura Ashley leather sofa and two tub chairs, a discreetly placed flat screen HD TV with Freesat, DVD player and stereo. For a relaxing evening there is a selection of books, DVD’s, CD’s and games for all ages.
The dining area features a shabby chic style dining table and chairs which comfortably seats six adults. A high chair is provided if required. A patio door leads to the enclosed paved garden, complete with table and chairs for outdoor dining. The spacious kitchen has been completely renovated and re-equipped to handle all catering needs. Appliances include a gas hob, an electric oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a fridge and a freezer. Neatly tucked away is a washing machine and tumble dryer. In the entry vestibule there is a WC with hand basin.
Namsan Cottage has three bedrooms; each of the two spacious double bedrooms has a king-sized bed whilst the third bedroom has a single bedroom. Each bedroom is tastefully and individually decorated, maintaining the inviting and relaxing ambiance evident throughout the cottage. The welcoming comforts of the bedrooms are matched by the high standard of linen and bedding that is provided. A travel cot is available upon request.
The bathroom on the first floor is in a traditional cottage style with wooden flooring. The bath has an overhead shower with hand basin and W.C. Luxury bath sheets and hand towels are provided.
|Further details outdoors||
A parking permit is available for one car for on-street parking outside Namsan Cottage and the surrounding streets
At Namsan Cottage our aim has been to create relaxing, comfortable and stylish accommodation that we'd want to stay in ourselves.
We provide clean, crisp, good quality bed linen and towels; comfortable, high quality seating; a full set of crockery, utensils and glassware and, most important good, comfortable beds!
Namsan Cottage features include:
* Entrance hall and W.C.
* Through Lounge/Dining Room with leather sofa & two tub chairs, HD flat screen television with Freesat, DVD player and stereo, dining table and six chairs, complete dinner service for six persons.
* Newly renovated kitchen with four-burner gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
* Two double bedrooms with king-sized beds, suitable tog rated duvets and high quality linen,
* One single bedroom, with suitable tog rated duvet and high quality linen.
* Bathroom with hand basin, toilet, bath and shower with luxury bath sheets and hand towels.
* Iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, electrical travel adapters for most countries and hairdryer.
* Enclosed paved back garden with lighting and outdoor table and chairs.
* Central heating throughout
* A parking permit is available for one car for on-street parking outside Namsan Cottage and the surrounding streets
* Wifi is available
* Namsan Cottage has a non-smoking policy and we do not allow pets in the property.
* A welcome pack of fresh provisions will be waiting for you on the day you arrive so you can unwind after your journey. This includes milk, tea, coffee, bread, biscuits, bacon and eggs.
* Our staircase is rather steep and the stairs rather shallow so may be unsuitable for some people.
Namsan Cottage is well equipped to cater for younger guests.
The following essential items are provided upon request: (Travel cot, Bed rail, Microwave steam sterilizer, Plug covers, Two stair gates, Pushchair, Highchair, Kids plastic plates, bowls, cups and cutlery.
To help ensure that children are entertained there is a selection of children’s toys, games, books and DVD’s.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Namsan Cottage is ideally located to explore Warwickshire, the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire. Within a short drive of Stratford-upon-Avon are the Cotswolds with many beautiful villages famous for the limestone cottages, local outdoor markets and outstanding countryside with spectacular views. There are many villages to visit within the Cotswolds, perfect for a day trip including Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Morten-in-the-Marsh.
Birmingham, the UK’s 2nd city, is 50 minutes by train, offers a great variety of activities, from its beautiful shopping arcades such as the The Mailbox and The Bull Ring, to the Jewellery Quarter, where 40% of the UK’s jewellery originates from. Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. If you’re looking for entertainment Birmingham has a number of options from the Sea Life Centre, an IMAX cinema to Cadbury’s World.
If you’re looking for activities for families, Hatton Farm Village, located in Warwick, offers an adventure playground, children’s shows, and the chance to see a variety of farm animals as well as walks across the Hatton Estate. Within 30 minutes drive is Evesham Country Park which boasts a miniature Steam Railway operating at weekends and school holiday, as well as the Ark Animal Sanctuary.
To enjoy the great weather why not visit one of the many beautiful houses and gardens nearby such as Stoneleigh Hall, Ragley Hall or National Trust Houses such as Charlecote Park, Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton.
Stratford upon Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is steeped in history and offers a wide variety of activities from visiting one of the Shakespeare properties, golfing, taking an open tour bus or watching a performance at one of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Theatres.
There are numerous attractions within a few minutes’ walk of Namsan Cottage. Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare is buried, is literally a stone’s throw away; from there you can walk along the River Avon into the centre of town or follow one of the footpaths into the countryside, or if you prefer try your hand at making a brass rubbing at the Brass Rubbing Centre. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theatres are located on the River Avon, offering both evening and matinee performances. If the weather is good why not hire a boat or take a river cruise or perhaps visit the butterfly farm.
Within Stratford centre there are a number of Shakespeare properties and historic buildings, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, New Place with its beautiful gardens, Harvard House a sixteenth century town house, owned by Harvard University due to its links with John Harvard the founder of Harvard University.
If you like to eat out, Stratford-upon-Avon offers visitors a good variety of restaurants, cafes, tea-rooms and bars; there is something for every taste. At Namsan Cottage you are within stumbling distance (106 steps!) of the “West End” pub, which has one of the best reputations in Stratford upon Avon.
Within a few minute’s drive of Namsan Cottage you can visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage with its beautiful gardens, Mary Arden’s Farm, an ideal place for families where you can see Falconry displays and are taken back in time to the 16th century.
There is a race course at Stratford-upon-Avon that has regular Sunday races. The Greenway trail an ideal place for walking or cycling, which is a few minutes’ walk from Namsan Cottage, takes you through beautiful country side, passing the race course onto Long Marston via Milcote village. Bikes can be hired at the entrance of the Greenway trail and there are various cycle routes suiting all ages.