About the home
Heritage Mews holiday cottage has a Visit England 5 Star rating and Gold Award for "exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service". In an excellent peaceful location in Stratford-upon-Avon's Old Town, it is just a few minutes' walk to the town centre, Shakespeare Houses, Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a wide choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars. Close to famous Holy Trinity Church and the River Avon, you can enjoy delightful riverside walks into town and out into adjacent open countryside.
This beautifully appointed cottage is personally managed by the owners, ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and quality throughout - a real 'home from home'. The comfortable sitting-dining room opens onto a beautifully maintained, secluded courtyard garden - perfect for summer outdoor dining and a delight to look out onto in all seasons. There are two elegant bedrooms - a double with five foot queen-size bed and a single - both with luxurious Egyptian cotton linen. There is free secure Wi-Fi and private off-road parking for two cars - a real benefit in Stratford town centre.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 400m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Heritage Mews is furnished and equipped to 5 Star standard, with thoughtful attention to detail and personal touches creating a real 'home from home'. Enter a small hall where there is a payphone with a free line to the owners. Off the hall is a compact, modern and well-equipped kitchen with a gas hob, electric mult-function oven and everything you need for cooking and dining 'at home'. There is an electric filter coffee maker, cafetiere / French press and DAB radio. An iron and ironing board are provided. Also off the hall is the comfortable sitting-dining room, opening onto a beautifully maintained private courtyard garden. For evenings in, there is a Sony Bravia LCD digital television, a DVD recorder and a Roberts sound system with iPod dock. Comprehensive information on tourist attractions, places to eat, maps and a diary of local events during your stay are provided. Upstairs are two elegant bedrooms - a double with queen-size bed and a single, both with comfortable pocket sprung mattresses, duvets and luxurious Egyptian cotton linen. Optional flat sheets and blankets are provided. Each bedroom has a wardrobe and ample drawer space, a hair-dryer, DAB radio with MP3 / iPod connection, alarm clock and portable fan. The pristine white bathroom has a bath with a 'Grohe' mains-powered shower over, wash basin and WC. There is a mirrored cabinet with lights, shaver point, wall mirror and plenty of shelving. Egyptian cotton towels are provided - a bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel for each guest, and two bathmats.
COT & BABY EQUIPMENT - a stair gate, bed rail, high chair / booster seat, bath tub and other baby & toddler equipment are available on request - there is no additional charge for these. A beechwood Mamas & Papas 'Metro' cot, with cot linen, can be added to the single bedroom on request, for an additional charge of £25 per week or short break. We have aimed to provide all the 'difficult to carry' items you might need if you are travelling by air or train with your baby or toddler, or just make life easier if you are travelling by car. Please enquire for details and arrange the items you need with us one week before you arrive.
Further details outdoors:
COURTYARD GARDEN - Planted for colour and interest throughout the seasons, the beautifully maintained garden is a delight to look out onto at all times of the year. In summer there is a profusion of colour, with geraniums, cosmos daisies, clematis and fuchsias. Step outside from the sitting room and relax or dine in seclusion. There is sun, or shade if needed, from early morning until late afternoon. In autumn and winter there are colourful pots of pansies and violas, clipped boxtrees and a variety of evergreens. In spring daffodils, primroses and hellebores are in bloom.
PRIVATE OFF-ROAD PARKING for two cars is a real benefit in Stratford town where parking on the narrow streets is restricted and often in high demand. A gate from the garden leads directly to one of two private parking spaces - convenient for unloading your car. The second parking space is in an adjacent courtyard. Enjoy the convenience of parking your cars safely within the private mews and explore this beautiful, historic town on foot - all the famous sites, restaurants and amenities are just a stroll away.
EXTENDED PARKING: Guests wishing to arrive early in Stratford can park one car at Heritage Mews from 10.30am on arrival day and check in later after 3pm. Also guests can leave one car parked until 2.30pm on departure day, having vacated by 10am. Extended parking is subject to availability. Please request when you book.
Our aim is to do everything we can to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. We will be there to hand over the keys on your arrival and answer any questions you may have. If your travel plans mean you will be arriving late in the evening, arrangements can be made to provide a key for you to let yourselves in. We can be contacted at any time during your stay, using the free telephone line from the house payphone.
GASTRO CARD: Save money when eating out! Enjoy exclusive discounts and special offers at top restaurants and pubs with our complimentary Gastro Card - details on our website.
We provide a complimentary welcome tray, toiletries and freshly arranged flowers for your arrival, as well as basic essentials including cleaning products, dishwasher detergent and toilet rolls.
If you would like breakfast or other provisions provided in the cottage ready for when you arrive, we are happy to arrange that. We make a charge of up to £10 in addition to the cost of the provisions.
Heritage Mews is available to non-smokers only. Sorry, we do not accept pets. The maximum number of guests is three (plus one infant in a cot).
To secure a booking we require a £75 non-refundable deposit per week or short break and a completed, signed Booking Form confirming your agreement to our Terms and Conditions of Hire. The balance of the rental is payable 8 weeks before arrival. For bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival, a Booking Form and the full rental are required to secure the booking.
You can arrive / check-in from 3pm on arrival day and must vacate the property no later than 10am on departure day. Only the guests named on the Booking Form can occupy or use the property or its facilities. You cannot arrange visitors to the property except with the owners' prior consent. You can see our full Terms and Conditions of Hire and download a Booking Form on our website - a link is at the bottom of this page. Or contact us and we will email or post them to you.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Warwickshire region
Heritage Mews is ideally located for exploring the scenic Cotswold Hills and South Warwickshire countryside. Within a short drive are the beautiful Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden and Broadway; internationally renowned Hidcote Manor Garden; Moreton-in-Marsh with its famous Tuesday outdoor market; Batsford Arboretum; Sezincote House & Garden and Blockley 'silk' village. Warwick, with its antique shops and magnificent medieval castle is 10 miles (18kms).
There are many National Trust houses and gardens nearby, including Charlecote Park, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton, Upton House and Coughton Court. You can enjoy leisurely drives through country lanes and rolling countryside, with many delightful villages to explore and excellent traditional country pubs.
Birmingham city centre, with its stylish shopping malls, Sea Life Centre, theatres and Symphony Hall, is about one hour by train. The National Exhibition Centre is approximately 40 minutes drive (43 kms / 27 miles). Within an hour's drive are: the city of Oxford (with a convenient 'park and ride' service); Blenheim Palace; Cheltenham; Silverstone motor racing circuit; and Bicester Shopping Village. You can also go by train to Bicester - there is a bus shuttle from Bicester station direct to the shopping village.
There is gliding, hot-air ballooning and scenic flights over Stratford and the Cotswolds within a short drive and National Hunt horse-racing at Stratford and Warwick.
The Stratford upon Avon / Stratford Old Town area
Situated on the banks of the River Avon in the heart of rural Warwickshire, Stratford upon Avon is a beautiful market town steeped in history and culture - an ideal holiday destination at any time of year.
Heritage Mews is short walk from the town centre with its rich variety of historic buildings and unique attractions, including Shakespeare's Birthplace and two other beautifully preserved Shakespeare Houses and Gardens - Nash's House and Hall's Croft (three minutes' walk from the cottage). Holy Trinity Church, one of England's most beautiful parish churches situated on the banks of the Avon and where you can visit Shakespeare's tomb, is two or three minutes walk; you can see the spire from the cottage. From here you can enjoy the delightful riverside walk into town and to the theatres or stroll along peaceful riverside paths out into adjacent open countryside.
Stratford town centre offers a wide variety of places to eat, to suit all tastes. There are excellent restaurants, pubs, bistros and traditional tearooms, coffee shops and cafes. Many have outdoor terraces and gardens or overlook the river. Take in the atmosphere at the famous 'Dirty Duck' inn, with river views from the terrace and inside walls of signed photographs of Shakespearian actors, past and present - a five minute riverside stroll from Heritage Mews. Visit the 'Garrick', Stratford's oldest pub in the town centre. Head down Sheep Street, Stratford's 'restaurant row'. Relax with an Italian coffee on the waterfront at Cox's Yard or enjoy champagne or afternoon tea on the terrace at The Waterside Brasserie. Stratford also offers excellent shopping, with galleries, antique centres and a wide variety of interesting independent shops as well as well-known high street stores.
There are delightful walks through parks and gardens along the banks of the River Avon and boating, sight-seeing & restaurant cruises. Enjoy a river cruise aboard a traditional Edwardian passenger launch. Cross the river on an old chain ferry - the last of its kind in Britain. Walk across the Old Tramway bridge and visit the Butterfly Farm. Take a 'City Sightseeing' open-top bus tour of Stratford town and nearby villages, visiting Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery and Mary Arden's House in Wilmcote (open from mid March to the end of October). The bus tour operates daily throughout the year and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours hours.
There is an award-winning daily guided Town Walk, a lively retail market every Friday and a farmers market or antiques market on Saturdays. A craft market takes place on Waterside every Sunday in July and August. During the summer there are outdoor plays at the Shakespeare Houses and nearby National Trust properties. Enjoy the nearby 'Greenway' cycle trail - cycles can be hired in town or at the Greenway.
Explore the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - open seven days a week. A short riverside stroll from Heritage Mews, the theatre is home to a stunning Rooftop Restaurant, a riverside walkway and Riverside Cafe and a 36 metre high Tower providing panoramic views of the town, river and Warwickshire countryside. There are also interesting Theatre Tours. (Advanced booking is recommended for Theatre Tours and trips up the Tower.)
CHRISTMAS in Stratford-upon-Avon: the spectacular Christmas Lights (from 21 November 2013), unique festive atmosphere, excellent restaurants and shops make Stratford upon Avon the perfect destination for a pre-Christmas Break. There are weekly Christmas Markets, candlelit tours of Shakespeare's Birthplace and a variety of festive events. Nearby National Trust properties, including Charlecote Park, Baddesley Clinton, Upton House and Coughton Court are open, with the houses dressed for Christmas, festive markets, carols and other special events. Please visit our website Christmas page for photos and details of our 5 Star Festive Breaks.
How to get there
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By road - Stratford-upon-Avon is 6 miles (10km) from the M40, Junction 15.
Detailed directions to Heritage Mews are sent after booking.
By air - car hire and taxis are available at Birmingham International Airport - approximately 40 minutes drive from Heritage Mews. We can arrange a private hire taxi to 'meet and greet' you at airport arrivals and take you to Heritage Mews. Just let us know and we can obtain a quotation for you - you pay the taxi driver direct.
By train - taxis are available at Stratford railway station - a few minutes from Heritage Mews. There is a direct line from London Marylebone - journey time about 2 hours.
By coach - the coach station is in the town centre, a few minutes by taxi from Heritage Mews.
Activities near Stratford upon Avon
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
29 Mar 2013
Thank you Val and Simon for providing such an immaculate and spotlessly clean house for our short break in Stratford. Everything you could need for your stay (and more) is in the house and is all of top quality. The location is within easy walking distance of the centre of Stratford. The welcome pack, wine, fresh flowers and toiletries were such a lovely touch. In spite of the bitterly cold weather the house was as warm as toast and very welcoming after a day sightseeing and to come back to after an evening meal. We would most definitely recommend this accommodation and hope to return again sometime in the future.
What a brilliant review!! Thank you. We are pleased you like what we do and the central heating kept you warm in the unseasonably cold weather. Hope to see you again sometime.
08 Mar 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Heritage Mews. It was ideally situated for walking around Stratford upon Avon; warm, completely equipped, the beds were so comfortable and all linen and towels... more
Thank you for the great comments. We're delighted you found our place comfortable and enjoyed the courtyard garden - the spring bulbs are coming out now too, adding to the colour!
02 Jan 2013
The house was compact but immaculate - very clean, very tidy. Other holiday cottages have been lacking in some way, this one had everything. It was very nice to find that we didn't have to go shopping straight away as all the ingredients for a welcoming cup of tea/coffee (and biscuits!) were provided. There were plenty of towels and tea towels and the additional toiletries were a nice touch. The facility to park the car ahead of 'check-in' time was also useful. It was a shame the weather didn't allow us to sit out in the beautifully kept courtyard garden, but it was the end of September. The house is in a quiet area but within five minutes' walk of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and under 10 minutes' walk to the town. The local takeaways also deliver there! It's also a good base for the surrounding areas of Warwickshire - Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa. It's not the cheapest holiday property in the area, but you definitely get what you pay for. We would happily recommend it.
Thank you for such an informative review - we're just pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked our house and its location.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|May 2013||4 May 13||18 May 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2013||18 May 13||25 May 13||£ 610||-||-||1 Week|
|May / June 2013||25 May 13||15 Jun 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|June / July 2013||15 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 655||-||-||3 Nights|
|July 2013||6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 730||-||-||1 Week|
|July / August 2013||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
|August / September 2013||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||7 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||21 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2013||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 545||-||-||2 Nights|
|November / December 2013||2 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 500||-||-||2 Nights|
|Christmas 2013 & New Year||20 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
|January / February 2014||4 Jan 14||1 Mar 14||£ 515||-||-||2 Nights|
|March 2014||1 Mar 14||29 Mar 14||£ 525||-||-||2 Nights|
|March / April 2014||29 Mar 14||5 Apr 14||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter / April 2014||5 Apr 14||3 May 14||£ 610||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE: The nightly rate shown above / on our TripAdvisor calendar only applies to 7 nights or more. Please see our Short Break Rates for shorter stays.
SHORT BREAK RATES: arrival and departure days are flexible depending on existing bookings
20 June to 06 July 2013: short breaks of 3 nights or more now available - please enquire.
28 September to 02 November 2013: 2 nights £250; 3 nights £340; 4 nights £410; 5 nights £470.
SPECIAL OFFER: 5 & 6 October 2013: 2 nights £220.
2 November to 20 December 2013: 2 nights £230; 3 nights £310; 4 nights £370; 5 nights £425.
Please see our website Short Break page for more information.
RENTAL RATES INCLUDE central heating, gas, electricity, unlimited Wi-Fi internet access, bed linen & towels, and private off-road parking for two cars. Extended parking is available on request, subject to availability. When the minimum stay is 1 week, the above weekly rates apply to Saturday to Saturday bookings (except Christmas & New Year). When the minimum stay is 2 nights, arrival day and length of stay are flexible depending on existing bookings. Guests can arrive /check-in from 3pm on arrival day and must vacate the property by 10am on departure day.
COT & BABY EQUIPMENT: baby and toddler equipment (stairgate, high chair / booster seat, bath tub etc) is available on request, at no additional charge. A 'Mamas & Papas Metro' beechwood cot (with 2 sets of cot linen) can be set up in the single bedroom on request, at an additional charge of £25 per week or short break. Please enquire for details.
PAYMENT: we accept payments in £ / GBP by cheque (drawn on a UK bank), bank transfer and credit or debit card through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to pay this way). Please note there is a small additional charge for electronic payments from banks outside the UK (GBP 7) and for PayPal payments (1.8% for UK payments and 2.3% for payments from outside the UK).Enquire now
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