Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England
Stratford upon Avon is in Shakespeare’s Country, so named because of the place’s associations with the works of William Shakespeare. Stratford upon Avon is a charming place to take a cottage holiday.
Facts about Stratford upon Avon for Cottage Holidays
With the world class reputation of Shakespeare it is inevitable that the birthplace of Shakespeare is high on the list of England’s best loved tourist destinations. Stratford upon Avon is indeed a beautiful place and those who have been usually highly recommend it to others. Stratford upon Avon is worth visiting whether you are a Shakespeare fan or not, partly because of the tourism activities and events. There is always something happening in Stratford upon Avon, even if it is people dressed in Shakespearean costume promoting an exhibition or cultural event. Do your research before booking your cottage break to find out what events will be on when you plan to visit.
You may want to book a theatre trip to see Shakespeare performed. In peak periods it may also be wise to book a table for dinner, especially if you are part of a large group. Self-catering cottage accommodation in Stratford upon Avon can be appealing for a home from home feel. After a day out discovering Stratford upon Avon, visiting places with Shakespearean connections, it so nice to be able to go back to comfortable accommodation where you can take it easy and relax.
Should you desire company, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in Stratford upon Avon where you can eat and drink with others. If your cottage is just outside Stratford upon Avon, a friendly country pub is likely to be within walking distance. The River Avon flows through the town to which canals connect and provide attractive places to walk beside on warm sunny days. Canal boats can also be hired for cruising through the Warwickshire countryside. One or two of the cottages or log cabins listed below are situated in riverside locations in Stratford upon Avon and may even be able to feed the swans from your back garden. The nearby village of Welford on Avon is 4 miles south west of Stratford and offers an alternative quiet location for self catering cottage accommodation, surrounded by peaceful countryside and riverside walks.
Things to do: Shakespeare’s Birthplace and The Shakespeare Centre -
Henley Street, (01789 20182301789 201823). Built from the Forest of Arden and full of authentic Elizabethan and Jacobean fixtures and fittings.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage - Shottery, (01789 29210001789 292100)
The Butterfly Farm - Swan’s Nest Lane, (01789 29928801789 299288), Open summer 10am-6pm, winter 10am-dusk.
The Teddybear Museum - Greenhill Street, (01789 29316001789 293160), Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm.
Guided Tours - The Blue Badge Guides (01789 29247801789 292478)Shakespeare’s Life in Stratford (01789 40340501789 403405)
Theatre: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Waterside, (01789 29562301789 295623)
Attic Theatre - Cox’s Yard, (01789 40460001789 404600)
Shakespearience - Waterside, (01789 29011101789 290111) A multi-sensory experience and theatre where the Carpe Diem company performs.
A number of cottages and self catering accommodation in Stratford upon Avon are listed below.
5 bedroom Cottages, Shakespeare Country.
Collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages located on a working farm in the Warwickshire countryside close to Stratford upon Avon.
Special features: free internet access.
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
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