About the home
Right at the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, the cottage is a stroll away from everything on your to-see and to-do list.
From its prime location in the Old Town you can walk to the river Avon, feed the swans, take a pleasure cruise or take your own boat on the river. The famous Royal Shakespeare Company theatres are right by – the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Swan and The Courtyard. Visit the house where the bard was born, in nearby Henley Street. ,
All the best restaurants are here. Your local pub is the famous Garrick Inn, built in the 14th century! On your way there you pass Shakespeare’s old school. A few moments away, by the river, is Holy Trinity Church where he is buried. A few minutes in another direction and you are at the Farmers’ Market, where local farm produce is regularly on sale. Try the venison sausages and the cider!
The cottage is cosy and intimate, with central heating and all necessary comforts. A spiral staircase, takes you to the bedroom (exposed beams and curious built-in wardrobes!) and bathroom above. The sleeping accommodation comprises a good size double bed in the bedroom and a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
There are ample supplies of crockery and cutlery in the kitchen. There are separate oven and grill compartments in the cooker and a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Further details outdoors:
Free permit parking on the street
Minimum short let is three nights.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Warwickshire region
The area around Stratford boasts some of the most glorious countryside in England. Places of great historic interest such as Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle are all easily accessible from the town. Leamington Spa is a short drive away. To the south the quaint Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are well worth a visit.
The Stratford upon Avon area
The Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street is a must for every visitor to the town. Learn all about his life and works and visit the house where he was born and brought up.
Nearby in Chapel Street is Nash’s House (Thomas Nash married Shakespeare’s grand daughter) where you can stroll through an authentic 16th century house and listen to talks on life in Elizabethan Stratford. For a similar experience visit the magnificently preserved Hall’s Croft (John Hall married Shakespeare’s eldest daughter) in Old Town, a few minutes from the cottage. Discover how a wealthy Elizabethan doctor lived and worked in Stratford. A short distance away, in Shottery village, is Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (parental home of Shakespeare’s wife), again a must for all visitors to the town.
At the Waterside, nearby, The Shakespearience is well worth a visit. This is an audiovisual tour de force of special effects and latest technology.
Further afield, in Wilmcote, three miles from Stratford, is Mary Arden’s House and Countryside Museum. Visit the blacksmith’s forge, watch a falconer put his bird of prey through its paces, see rare breeds of livestock and savour the ways of country life in Tudor England. Or just have tea and scones in the museum café!
And then there are the theatres, all just a stroll away from the cottage. There are three to choose from – the RSC theatre (currently being renovated), The Swan and The Courtyard.
On the River Avon there is plenty to do. Boat hire is always available. Pleasure boats are routine, some with candle-lit restaurants. Take a short cut across the river by ferry and visit the Butterfly Farm (exotic caterpillars and curious creepie-crawlies from all over the world).
The Farmers’ Market is a regular feature of the town and is just a few minutes from the cottage. Every first and third Saturday of the month, from 9am to 2pm, local farmers bring their homemade produce to town. When the farmers are away the Craft Market takes over.
How to get there
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By air: The nearest airport is Birmingham International, 26 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. Taxis and buses available.
By train: From London there is a direct service (no change) from Marylebone to Stratford. The cottage is a
10-15 minutes walk from the station.
By car: The M40 from London.
By coach: National Express from London Victoria Coach Station.
Activities near Stratford upon Avon
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
01 Apr 2013
The Cottage is sweet; small but very comfortable and quiet and has everything you need. You can easily walk to the town centre and the theatre is close, too. You don't need a car, but if you have one, there is a parking permit, which would be very handy. The Cottage doesn't actually give onto the road, so it's very quiet - even too quiet if you like to see life buzzing round you!
The owner was cordial and helpful.
07 Aug 2012
Well when I say little The Cottage was bigger than I expected infact the bedroom itself was bigger than some hotel rooms I've stayed in. We had a fantastic holiday. The Cottage had everything... more
17 Nov 2011
whilst the cottage may not be in the prettiest part of Stratford, it could not be better positioned to access the numerous tourist sites, places to eat and drink and excellent shops. Once inside, the cottage has all you need for a comfortable, cosy and relaxing stay. Nice peaceful area, 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of stratford,well equipped, clean and tidy. Perfect for a relaxing week. Even parking the car was simple enough, if you arrive at a busy period (there is no road noise) you may have to search for a space but once the day trippers have gone move the car closer!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January-March||5 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 265||-||-||1 Week|
|April-May||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|June-August||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|October-December||1 Oct 13||25 Dec 13||£ 265||-||-||1 Week|
|December-January||25 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
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