Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welford Cottage is a quality 2-bedroom self catering property that is part of an exclusive barn conversion development. Set in open countryside a short drive (7 minutes) from the hustle and bustle of Stratford Upon Avon. This is the perfect base for those wanting to explore Shakespeare country and the gorgeous Cotswolds.
The cottage has been decorated to a high standard throughout and can accommodate up to 4 people (& a baby). It has two double bedrooms, an open-plan lounge/dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, private patio and open access to a large communal lawn.
Other benefits include quality bedlinen and towels, wifi, dishwasher, washer/dryer, HDTV with Freeview, and plenty of off-road parking, which can often be an issue if you stay in the centre of Stratford, as it's mainly residential permits or parking meters.
This cottage is the perfect romantic bolt-hole or for a relaxing break away with friends.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham, Nearest railway: Stratford Upon Avon|
|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, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor there is an open plan lounge/dining room with exposed beams and a brick feature fireplace. Relax with a glass of wine in the comfy armchair, watch the flatscreen HD TV which has a built-in DVD player and Freeview channels, dip into the cracking selection of DVDs available or listen to music on the mini CD player or iPod docking station.
There is a dining table which seats four, a well-equipped kitchen which has an electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge, a washer/dryer and dishwasher, plus all the kitchen paraphernalia you should need during your stay.
Off the entrance hall there's a downstairs toilet and the staircase leading to the first floor which has two elegantly furnished bedrooms. One has a king-size bed, the other has a double bed, plus a TV/DVD with Freeview channels and room to fit a cot. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and importantly comfortable mattresses.
The bathroom has a vanity unit, quality fittings, full-size bath with shower over, heated towel rail and a selection of toiletries at your disposal, as well as candles to help you unwind.
We provide: Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Juice. Plus, for your convenience quality bed-linen, egyptian cotton bath towels, tea towels, kitchen roll, loo rolls, dishwasher tablets and cleaning materials, as well the usual items, such as a decent hairdryer, iron | ironing board, trouser press, cot and highchair. Wifi is also included in the rental charge, however we cannot guarantee the connection speed.
The owners want to ensure that guests feel at home the moment they arrive. They personally manage all bookings and lovingly clean and maintain the cottage to a high standard.
|Further details outdoors|
From the lounge, french windows open out onto the private sun terrace, which has a bench, table and chairs. An ideal spot for relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book.
The terrace has wonderful views and open access to the landscaped communal gardens which are perfect for a game of boules, frisbee or badminton and big enough for the children to let off steam whilst you kick back and relax.
Being out of the town centre you won't have any parking issues to worry about. The cottage has a dedicated parking space plus there is also additional parking available.
IMPORTANT: The cottage may not be deemed suitable for those with restricted mobility and certainly isn't in our opinion toddler proof! Eg we don't have stair gates etc...
OLDER CHILDREN (children over 5 years of age) AND BABIES are more than welcome however they should be supervised at all times. A clean Graco travel cot and a highchair are available, please request at time of booking.
LONGER LETS - We will consider longer lets (up to 31 days) especially out of the High Season.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Welford Cottage is the perfect base for touring Shakespeare Country and the gorgeous Cotswolds. Stratford Upon Avon is 3 miles away, a bustling market town and of course the home to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Within a short drive are the beautiful Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden (7 miles) and Broadway (11 miles); internationally renowned Hidcote Manor Garden, Moreton-in-Marsh (15 miles) with its famous Tuesday outdoor market, beautiful Batsford Arboretum; and not forgetting Warwick (20 minutes drive) famous for its antique shops, tea rooms and magnificent medieval castle.
There are many outstanding 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, restaurants and Symphony Hall, is about 40 minutes by train. The National Exhibition Centre is approximately 40 minutes drive.
You will not run out of things to see and do in the area: gardens, castles, water parks, children's farm park, arboreteums, museums, fabulous walks, golf, boat hire, visit a haunted house, take a balloon ride, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fabulous farmers markets, horse racing, country pubs...
For retail therapy then Leamington Spa, Cheltenham, Solihull. Bicester Village, Birmingham should be able to provide you with a fix.
Stratford upon Avon
Stratford Upon Avon is 3 miles away, where you will find:
Holy Trinity Church (Where Shakespeare is buried)
Halls Croft (Historic home of Shakespeare's daughter)
River Avon (For boat trips, walks, sunbathing, chilling)
Dirty Duck Tavern (RSC actors often go there after a performance)
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Town centre shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars
Gardens / Park / Children's play area
Open top bus tours
The Picture House cinema
Leisure centre (Swimming pool, 5-a-side and badminton / tennis courts, gymnasium)
Maybird Retail Park (0.5 miles out of the centre, for M&S Food, Boots, B&Q, Tescos, New Look, Asda Living, Matalan, WHSmith, Pizza Hut, Halfords...)
Two golf courses (1 mile from town centre)
Charlecote Park - 15 minutes drive (A National Trust property, lovely grounds with deer + a beautiful garden centre just adjacent to Charlcote Park car park)
Warwick Castle - 20 minutes drive (Medieval castle that is not to be missed)
Royal Leamington Spa - 25 minutes drive
The Cotswolds - 20 minutes drive
Oxford - 60 minutes drive
Birmingham City - 60 minutes drive or 30 minutes train journey
London - 80 minutes train journey, 1 hour 40 minutes drive to centre.
* All distances and driving times are approximate and may vary according to traffic conditions and the speed you drive.....