This well appointed studio apartment in the centre of town is an ideal base for anyone wishing to enjoy Stratford's many and varied attractions. The bay window overlooks the narrowboat moorings alongside a canalside pub in the centre of town, next to the canal basin where canal and river Avon meet. The spire of Holy Trinity Church can be seen from this window. The apartment is within comfortable walking distance of all that Stratford has to offer; Theatres, Shakespeare properties, markets, shopping, restaurants, river walks and boating, gardens and much more. The well-appointed apartment is light and airy with ample space for sleeping and relaxation with a well equipped kitchen. The shower room has a low flush toilet, wash basin,shaver point and heated towel rail.The sofabed is a state of the art model that converts into a comfortable full sized double bed with down duvet and pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives available on request). We have equipped the apartment with a selection of CDs, DVDs and books to ensure a "home from home" feel after sampling the delights of Stratford. There is an LED TV (Freeview) with integrated DVD player and USB port.. All linen and towels are included in the rent as is all electricity. You will find the dedicated free secure parking space a real boon in central Stratford. The apartment is within easy walking distance of all shops, Marks and Spencer food hall is just across the road.The dining table expands for a full dining experience. We provide plenty of glassware and serving dishes. We even provide a champagne bucket, oyster knife and lobster/seafood set for that romantic occasion.A picnic basket and chairs are provided, very welcome for open air theatre and cinema performances during the summer months.The apartment is fully serviced prior to arrival and the key holder will meet you in order to answer any questions you may have about the apartment.Golf and fishing are within walking distance as is tennis. There are guided bus, river and walking tours available all year round. An event not to be missed is Shakespeare's Birthday celebrations during the week of 23rd April. Stratford upon Avon is surrounded by beautiful countryside dotted with picturesque villages, castles, historic country houses and gardens. Europe's largest butterfly farm is less than a 5 minute walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 0 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 30 km, Nearest railway: Stratford upon Avon 1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Off-road dedicated parking for one car Canalside shared garden area.
All fuel and power included in rent.We do not inflate rates for Christmas, New Year or other holiday periods.A message to guests who have stayed with us prior to November 2012. We have replaced the storage heaters with new modern radiators to allow 24 hour controllable temperature. no more heat loss in the evenings! See photographs.During the Summer 2013 we also put in a larger fridge with 4 star freezer compartment, upholstered dining chairs and recarpeted the apartment for additional comfort. In February 2014 we installed new double glazed UPVC windows to further enhance your comfort during your stay. In March 2015 we have replaced the blackout roller blinds with modern style pleated blackout blinds to further aid a good night's sleep. In July 2015 we replaced the sofabed with an updated version, this has a thicker sprung mattress and a smoother mechanism for easier opening and closing. The Retro can be seen in a demonstration video to be found on the jaybe website, search for the three seater Retro sofa bed. 47% of our guests are returning guests. (Source 2014-15 booking statistics) Many of our guests return year on year. All previous guests of 4 Bancroft Place and/or Minerva have a 10% loyalty discount on all subsequent stays. For more detailed information take a look at our 4bancroftplace website
Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, Compton Verney Gallery and many other historic country houses and gardens are close by as is Royal Leamington Spa.
The whole area is set in green countryside with picturesque old English villages.
The Royal Shakespeare theatre has undergone a complete transformation and is less than a 5 minute stroll from the apartment.
April 23rd - Shakespeare's birthday celebrations.
Coach and river trips and boat hire on the river Avon.
Excellent shopping, restaurants and cultural activities.
Every Saturday and Sunday during the summer free open air performances of Shakespeare's plays are held in the Dell ( between the Theatre and Holy Trinity church) Make use of our picnic chairs and basket!
Shakespeare historic properties and gardens.
Weekly markets including craft and farmers.
If you wish to get away from the tourist hustle and bustle, visit the Shakespeare sculpture trail in The Great Garden in New Place, or take a walk around the grounds of Holy Trinity church.
Stratford-upon-Avon prides itself on its Christmas lights which are switched on at the end of November. The Guardian travel pages 24/12/2011 described them as "spectacular, making the historic town even more magical." There are guided town walks every day, even Christmas Day, just turn up at Waterside opposite the junction with Sheep street at 10-30am.(stratfordtownwalk.co.uk)
If you are an Artfund cardholder you not only get discounted entry to Compton Verny but also FREE entry to all Shakespeare houses and gardens as often as you wish. www.artfund.org