Self-catering cottage holidays in or close to Stratford upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon  in Warwickshire, in the heart of England is best known for being  Shakespeare's city.  Visitors from all around the world make the pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the home and town of the Bard.  Stratford upon Avon is a great place to go for a self catering break.  Self catering cottages often represent a home from home, take a look at the link below for:

Stratford on Avon
Swans on the river in Stratford on Avon

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the home of  Shakespeare's wife in her youth, is but one stop on many a historical and literary journey. Visitors will be enchanted  with Stratford-upon-Avon - it's a charming town, full of history, medieval buildings, lovely gift shops selling fine English china, the river Avon with its swans, and of course the Royal Shakespeare Theatres.

Like all other counties of Britain, Warwickshire offers beautifully maintained country parks, historical monuments galore, English tea shops, and beautiful countryside with traditional English villages. Hire a car, go and explore... you won't be disappointed.

Take a look at some of the self-catering cottages in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire:


Hipsley cottages, sleep 2-5,  4 stars, a short drive from Stratford-upon-Avon
Self-catering country cottages within driving distance of Stratford-upon-Avon
Hipsley Farm Cottages in Warwickshire.  Six warm, comfortable cottages converted from old farm barns and cowshed. All have fully fitted kitchens, TV/VCR, gas c/h, bed linen and towels provided. 

Enjoy our putting green and barbeque or walk round the farm. 

The cottages are convenient for visiting the castles, cathedrals, shops, theatres and museums in Birmingham, Stratford, Lichfield or Warwick. The National Exhibition Centre is 11 miles (20 mins) away. We are 3 miles from J10 M42/A5 but the cottages are really off the beaten track where it is quiet and peaceful after a hard day travelling or working. 

2 self-catering cottages/apartments near Stratford-upoon-Avon - 4 star


cottages Stratford-upon-AvonThe Apple Loft and Acanthus Cottages are set in the grounds of Peartree Cottage in Wilmcote. The village of Wilmcote is in the heart of Shakespeare Country just three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and eight miles from Warwick.

Pear Tree Cottage is near the village green and looks across a paddock towards MARY ARDEN'S HOUSE, the home of Shakespeare's mother's family.

The Apple loft cottage: This accommodation, for one or two people, consists of a large sitting room, a separate fully fitted dining kitchen, and a double bedroom with ensuite shower and WC. This bedroom can be made up with king-size or twin beds. The apartment is at first floor level having a bright and airy aspect overlooking the gardens and adjoining paddock.

The Acanthus Cottage: The accommodation, for up to four people, has a spacious Living/Dining area with cosy chairs and a folding dining table for four. The modern fully-fitted kitchen has a breakfast bar. The two bedrooms have double beds (one can be made up as twin bedded if required) each having their own ensuite bathroom - with bath, shower and WC. The whole apartment is at ground floor level.

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Further monuments to Shakespeare's life around Stratford can be visited at:

  • Mary Arden's House and the Shakespeare Countryside Museum in Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UN,
    Tel: 0044(0)1789 293455, Fax: 0044(0)1789 296083

  • Shakespeare's birthplace at Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW, Tel: 0044(0)1789 204016, Fax: 0044(0)1789 296083

Other worthwhile attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon include the Brass Rubbing Centre, Butterfly Farm and Shire Horse Centre.

Warwick Castle makes for a good day out, with dungeons and torture chambers to terrify the children into silence.  It will take you back a thousand years into history for all the family to enjoy. That sense of history can be continued in Warwick itself, with its fine medieval buildings.

Sports minded people will enjoy a visit to the James Gilbert Rugby Football Museum in Rugby.  You will find it in:

5 St Matthews Street
CV21 3BY
Tel: 0044(0)1788 333889
Fax: 0044(0)1788 540795

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