Self-catering holiday accommodation in Warwickshire

The house where Shakespeare was born

Do come and holiday in Warwickshire, it is a fabulously interesting county. Rent a cottage or apartment for your break to enjoy the comforts of home, it's so much nicer than staying in a hotel or a room in a B&B. A holiday cottage or even self-catering apartment has a suite of rooms purely for your use. Self-catering offers privacy, comfort and security. Have drinks, fine wines and snacks on hand to enjoy whenever you want them rather than buy individual drinks from a restaurant. Two or three cups of tea? Not a problem in your own holiday home and at no extra cost.

The small county of Warwickshire lies in central England and encompasses much that could be considered the very best of English culture and scenery. In the south of Warwickshire are the Cotswold Hills, close to the genteel golden stoned villages of Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and many other gems. Most people associate William Shakespeare and his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, with Warwickshire and this is one of the best reasons for taking a holiday in the area. The house on the right is where Shakespeare was born. It is possible to visit his garden and a whole host of related attractions. Book a Shakespearean performance in advance of your trip. There is much to see in Stratford connected with the life and works of Shakespeare. It is easy to find the various Shakespeare related buildings by following the signs or take a tourist bus and enjoy a guided tour in relative comfort.

 

One of the most interesting methods of viewing the Warwickshire countryside is from on board a narrow boat and sail along the Grand Union Canal. There is a whole network of interlinked canals in the area and several locks in Stratford-uponAvon where there are always plenty of colourful boats to be seen at Bancroft Basin where the canal connects with the River Avon. 

Stratford upon Avon Canal WarwickshireCanal-side walks are always interesting because chance encounters with canal boat owners frequently lead to conversations and an insight into alternative English  lifestyles. There are also boat rides on the Avon and a host of swans to encounter.

Another must-see location is Warwick and the castle. The castle is a tourist attraction that aims to entertain family groups and could be great fun on a sunny day. It is worth walking around the old part of Warwick to admire the streets of period cottages near the castle.

Villages and towns in Warwickshire for country cottage breaks

Alcester
Alderminster
Alveston
Aston Cantlow
Atherstone
Austrey
Bedworth
Bidford on Avon
Budbrooke
Bulkington
Warwick CastleColeshill
Cubbington
Dunchurch
Ettington
Fenny Compton
Gaydon
Henley-in-Arden
Kenilworth
Kineton
Kingsbury
Leamington Spa
Leek Wootton
Lower Brailles
Nuneaton
Polesworth
Priors Marsten
Rugby
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Shipston-on-Stour
Snitterfield
Southam
Stratford-upon-Avon
Studley
Warwick
Welford-on-Avon
Wellesbourne
Whitnash
Wilmcote