Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon is a bustling town with an abundance of tourist facilities including many restaurants and places for accommodation including hotels, bed and breakfast (b&b's), inns, and self-catering cottages. The town, as you might expect in the holiday season, is alive with tourists from around the world paying pilgrimage to William Shakespeare.
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ALVESTON MANOR HOTEL
Set in the heart of Shakespeare Country, and bordering the beautiful Cotswolds, the historic Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel and spa sits in peaceful private grounds just 5 minutes' walk from Stratford-upon-Avon.
With ample free parking and a host of meeting and function rooms, this elegant manor house is ideal for business executives needing thinking space. Or for couples seeking a romantic weekend, where better to pop the question than under the hotel's famous cedar tree, rumoured to have seen the first performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream?
Whether you come to Stratford on business or a family celebration, for the theatre, shopping, spa treatments or hundreds of local activities on offer, we'll make sure you have a great time.
If you are travelling to Stratford for a theatre break and require theatre tickets, please contact our Concierge in advance.
Tudor, yet timeless, the romantic BEST WESTERN Salford Hall Hotel is a delightful manor house that opens up the gateway to Shakespeare country and the Cotswolds. "To stay or not to stay", that is the question. Though our delightful setting, amiable staff and four-poster beds in some rooms should make it an easy one to answer! We're also blessed (and proud as punch) to be able to offer charming accommodation in Tudor Court, a lovingly restored coach house and granary. Good food and even better company can be found in our friendly award-winning restaurant, and we'll do everything possible during your break to make it an unforgettable one.
Set on the banks of the Avon, under 5 minutes' walk from the town centre, this 17th century riverside hotel is one of the oldest red brick houses in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Whether you're visiting the area for business or leisure, this relaxed Stratford hotel makes an ideal base for exploring Shakespeare Country and the Cotswolds.
Walk to the theatre for a memorable performance by the RSC, browse the boutique shops, enjoy a riverside cruise or cross the road to our sister hotel and refresh with a swim or indulgent spa treatment.
After a long day of meetings or sightseeing in Stratford, relax with a delicious meal in the contemporary onsite bistro or quench your thirst with a malty real ale in the freehouse.
Welcome to Uplands House – a charming and inviting Cotswold home
Uplands House near Banbury is a luxury five star bed and breakfast with a Gold Award, overlooking a Cotswold area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of England.
Near to Moreton-in-Marsh, Stratford-on-Avon, Chipping Campden, and Warwick Castle, it provides the perfect base for visiting many of the wonderful events and attractions in the local area.
Your hosts, Poppy and Graham provide the very best in English country house hospitality. The watchwords here are a very warm welcome, friendliness, kindness, comfort, and good food. Guests normally arrive in time for for tea, served with delicious home made cake, either by the fire in the Winter or on the terrace in Summer.
The en-suite bedrooms at Uplands are sumptuously furnished and very comfortable, guaranteeing a thoroughly restful night’s sleep. Guests are also invited to use the garden terrace and the drawing room, both are ideal places for relaxing.
Most of our visitors eat with us on their night of arrival and you may wish to really treat yourselves to the fine dining experience that awaits you at Uplands House.
A proper Warwickshire breakfast is served in the mornings at a time of your choice.
If you don't want to go anywhere, enjoy in the garden, play croquet on the lawn, or
sit and watch the many species of birds with a peaceful backdrop of grazing sheep.
Room rates are from £100.00 per room per night for two sharing fully inclusive of breakfast. Single occupancy is available - see our website for comprehensive information.
A four course
dinner is £35 per person.
A two course supper is also available at £20.00.
Payment is by cheque, cash or credit card and we ask for a non returnable deposit
of 50% of the first night's booking when the reservation is made.
Please note that Uplands House is a non-smoking establishment.
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Situated close to historic Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The pleasure of staying at this delightful part Tudor manor house is like that of visiting a private home. It is ideal for a family or a group of 3/5 people. Grade II listed, the Old Manor stands in over three acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the village of Halford midway between historic Stratford Upon Avon and the beautiful Cotswolds.
The main part of the house was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is partly timbered with the remainder in honey-coloured Cotswold stone and is owned by William and Jane Pusey. Jane is a Cordon Bleu cook and if anyone has dietary requirements she will cater for them.
The manor's gardens slope gently down to the River Stour where you may fish if you bring your own rods. There is also a hard tennis court.
The Old Manor House is open all year, has full central heating, with no smoking in bedrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with TV's and hair driers and children of all ages are welcome. Dinner can be provided by arrangement and there are excellent local pubs and restaurants.
The house is just 10 minutes by car from Stratford-upon-Avon, a few minutes away from Shipston-on-Stour, 15 minutes from Chipping Campden, and 45 minutes from Cheltenham Racecourse.
Double Rooms from £90.00; Single Occupancy from £55.00
The Old Manor House, Halford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
Welcome to Ambleside Guesthouse, where Peter and Ruth, hoteliers
with many awards and vast experience, will look after you during your stay.
Ambleside Guesthouse offers very comfortable bed & breakfast in the very heart of the ancient market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The house has recently been refurbished and is meticulously maintained to provide for a comfortable stay. A warm friendly welcome awaits you here at Ambleside, centrally situated opposite a pleasant park and less than 5 minutes walk from the Town Centre, Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre.
Ambleside Guesthouse has:- Single, Double and Family Rooms (all NON-SMOKING).
A ground floor room is available with en-suite and can be used as a Double/Twin or Family (for 3 persons).
Room Facilities * 7 bedrooms * En-suite facilities available * Colour TV in all rooms * Tea & coffee making facilities * Ironing facilities available * Hairdryer.
Our prices include full English Breakfast. - Children's rates vary according to age.
Sorry no children under the age of 7.
Ambleside B&B is such a popular choice and explains why it is included in the
AAs Britain's Best Bed and Breakfasts Guide.
non smoking establishment.
Ambleside Guesthouse, 41 Grove Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks. CV37 6PB
Posy and Graeme love to welcome guests to their home, which is a large house on the edge of the village with a beautiful garden and stunning views. Oxbourne House is spacious, full of character and furnished with antiques. The bedrooms are light and fresh, each with its own bathroom. There is a large sitting room in which guests can relax by the fire, with a welcoming cup of tea on arrival, or they can sit on the patio and enjoy the garden and hills beyond. There is a large area for parking in front of the house.
Apart from Stratford-on-Avon (15 mins) and Warwick (20 mins) being nearby, Oxford, Blenheim Castle, and the NEC are all within an hour's drive. Famous gardens and houses of interest, such as Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Snowshill Manor, Coughton Court, Upton House, Chastleton House, Farnborough Hall, Compton Verney, Kenilworth Castle, Charlecote Park, Packwood House, Ragley Hall, The National Herb Centre and the Heritage Motor Centre are all also within easy reach.
For those wishing for a little activity, there is an excellent lovely new 'Tiger Turf' tennis court in the garden or croquet on the lawn. There are also endless local footpaths to walk and you are very welcome to borrow the dog!
Breakfast is in the Dining Room and consists of orange juice, fresh fruit salad/compote, yoghurt and cereals followed by a full, English cooked breakfast. The eggs are free-range, the sausages home-made locally, our bacon comes from a local butcher and there are home-grown tomatoes in season. Posy also makes her own marmalade and jams and there is a large choice of teas and good quality coffee!
The following room rates include full English breakfast :-
Single Occupancy - from £50.00
Double / Twin - from £80.00
Family Room - from £110.00
Comfortable, quiet rooms with lovely views
Easy access to North Cotswolds, Stratford, Warwick and the surrounding attractions
Graeme and Posy McDonald Oxbourne House, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RA
Larkrise Cottage is set in the beautiful countryside surrounding Stratford-upon-Avon
We are conveniently located only 3 miles from the town centre and it is an ideal base for those who wish to explore the world of William Shakespeare. Mary Arden’s house, once the home of Shakespeare’s mother, is within a 15-minute pleasant walk or a bus ride.
This venue makes an ideal stop-over for those visiting the theatre, also appealing to walkers or cyclists. Nearby are many fine old country pubs offering home cooking and real ales.
You wake up to beautiful views of the sunrise over the Avon valley and the rolling Cotswold hills. Enjoy a full traditional English breakfast with our own free range eggs and local produce.
Other diets can be catered for on request.
This old gamekeeper’s cottage offers a tranquil retreat, away from the bustle of suburban life, with excellent linking roads to Warwick, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and other towns
of the Midlands. Key events at Stoneleigh’s Royal Showground and Birmingham’s NIA and NEC are easily reached via motorway.
There are two rooms available including breakfast
: Hammond Suite:- Double en suite room - £60.00 per night
Heath Suite:- King Sized Double or Twin en suite - £60.00 per night
Single occupancy of either suite - £38.00 per night
Each room has its own private bathroom, tea and coffee making
facilities and remote-controlled TV.
Gowers Close is an ancient thatched and beamed cottage in a charming village in the North Cotswolds with large windows looking out onto a glorious garden. Antique furniture, crackling log fires in the inglenook fireplace, walls covered with books and pictures, a grand piano, a sunny terrace under the wisteria for summer breakfasts; a perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend.
There are two pretty bedrooms, one king sized double and one twin, each with a bathroom en suite and tea and coffee making facilities.
They both look out onto the garden and in the summer, wisteria and roses vie with each other to poke into the windows and look at the guests.
Your hosts are John (tall and very amusing) and Judith (great cook, music -lover and garden writer), and welcoming committee is Daisy (bearded collie and waggy tail). The atmosphere is very relaxed, many guests returning year after year. Great breakfasts, with home-produced or locally-sourced food, are served from the Aga in the kitchen/dining room whilst the award-winning local pub, the Wykham Arms, serves delicious suppers and is only 100 yards away.
You can expect peace and quiet, comfy beds, laughter, music, and lots of lovely walks to give you a good appetite. Gardening advice, cuttings and seedlings are all part of the treat
Location - 14 miles from Chipping Campden Sibford Gower is 3/4 mile south of the B4035 between Banbury and Chipping Campden, 7 miles west from M40 (Junction 11).
The House has a thatched porch and is in Main Street on the same side as the Church and Primary School, near the cross roads.
Accommodation One double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both en suite, from £80.00 per night.
Single occupancy £50.00.
Dinner (minimum of 4 people) £28 for four courses.
We are not licensed so please bring your own wine.
Judith Hitching and John Marshall GOWERS CLOSE, Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire, OX15 5RW
Hidden near Stratford-upon-Avon is a Cotswolds secret
The Old Kiln House is a beautiful eighteenth century grade II listed town house situated in the centre of the historic market town Shipston-on-Stour.
Shipston-on-Stour, known as the cornerstone to the Cotswolds, is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Cotswold towns and villages and the surrounding countryside. We are close to Stratford-upon-Avon (15 minutes), Chipping Campden (10 minutes), Moreton-in-Marsh (12 minutes), Stow-on-the-Wold (20 minutes) and Broadway (20 minutes).
We have three luxury spacious bedrooms which are all en-suite. Each room has been individually decorated to the highest stylish standard and is equipped with all modern facilities and features to ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing and pampered stay with us including:
Luxurious bedlinen and towels
Soft towelling Bathrobes
Bulghari bathroom toiletries
Flat screen TV with Freeview
Free Wifi access
Tea and coffee making facilities
Biscuits and fresh milk
We want you to feel pampered and relaxed in our luxurious home. We have carefully chosen everything in each room to enhance the pleasure of your stay with us.
All prices are per room per night including breakfast and based on 2 people sharing. Maximum occupancy per room is 2 people.
Westminster Room – £120 per room per night with Breakfast
Salisbury Room – £120 per room per night with Breakfast
Avalon Room – £110 per room per night with Breakfast
We ask for a two night minimum booking at weekends but it’s always worth ringing last minute to check availability for a one night stay.
See our website for more details of our luxury bed and breakfast
The Old Kiln House Luxury B&B
8 West Street,
Shipston on Stour,
Warwickshire, CV36 4HD
to the peace and quiet of a country bed and breakfast close to Warwick, Stratford upon Avon (10 miles) and Royal Leamington Spa.Set in rural Warwickshire, Church Hill Farm offers quality accommodation within the heart of the delightful village of Lighthorne. All our rooms have ensuite bathroom, TV & hospitality tray, beamed ceilings, antique furniture and free and fast wifi. Prices include breakfast and onsite parking.
There are three spacious rooms in the house - two doubles and one twin.
The historic Cruck farmhouse is grade II listed, dating back to the 15th century. It has been a family home for hundreds of years and contains fine antique furniture.
Your stay includes a home-cooked breakfast using locally produced ingredients - the farm's free range chickens providing fresh eggs of course!
Church Hill Farm prides itself on giving guests personal attention and/or privacy as required.
TV & Hospitality Tray
Free & Fast WiFi
Free Onsite Car Parking
For a longer stay, or if you prefer self-catering, take a look at our suites on our website.
Double / Twin Room from £80.00; Single Occupancy from £50.00 (weekends £80 )
Family Room from £100 per night (contact for details)
Church Hill Farm
Warwickshire CV35 0AR
Part of an 18th century water mill in the quiet Warwickshire village of Tredington, Puddle Cottage is in a charming riverside location with its own secluded garden and steps leading down to the mill stream.
Recently completely restored, this well-appointed cottage is on the edge of the Cotswold Hills and ideally placed for exploring Shakespeare Country. Tredington is surrounded by quiet countryside in a conservation area. It has a mediaeval church filled with reminders of centuries of history, remarkable period architecture, and a pub with comprehensive food menu and garden. The village also has a children’s playground.
The historic Market Town of Shipston-on-Stour is two miles away for restaurants, take-aways, pubs, supermarkets, banks, post office, chemist, a leisure centre, and many small shops for fresh produce.
Access is easy from the M40 at Warwick or by rail – stations at Moreton-in-Marsh (for London) and Stratford-on-Avon (for Birmingham) are both eight miles away. Tredington is on the local bus route.
In this peaceful retreat, French windows open onto a courtyard garden with a table and chairs – the perfect spot to catch the sun and enjoy an evening drink with an unspoilt view that can include anything from kingfishers to swans, herons and even sometimes otters. The mill stream means that Puddle Cottage is not suitable for unsupervised children, but well behaved pets are welcome.
The centrally heated, non smoking accommodation retains many original features including exposed beams. It is on three floors. There is a fully fitted kitchen (electric hob and oven), dining area seating four, and lounge space with a widescreen TV on the ground floor. The first floor sleeps two in a double room with a separate shower room/WC. On the top floor there is a twin/double bedroom sleeping two, connecting to an en-suite bathroom, with a shower over the bath.
See our Web site for more details and pictures, together with prices and availability.
Features as follows:-
● Sleeps four ● Off-road parking for one car ● Pets welcome ● No smoking ●
● Central heating ● Duvets with linen & towels ● iPod docking/DAB radio ●
● TV ● Washing machine & tumble drier ● Dishwasher ● Microwave ● WiFi
Tariff: from £300 per week – shorter breaks possible
Sally & Jonathan Ward
The Mill, Tredington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4NQ
This unique accommodation was once the dry-loading bay for a historic water mill and retains original features including exposed beams and huge mill windows. The peaceful Warwickshire village of Tredington is ideally situated between the Cotswolds and Shakespeare country, with ten National Trust properties and many other artistic and cultural centres within 20 miles.
The large rooms are very light and airy and fully central heated, so they feel cosy even in mid-winter. All rooms have exceptional views either up to the church or over the mill pool. The accommodation is on two floors: The living room, kitchen/dining room, and WC are on the first level. On the next floor there are one double and one twin/double bedroom. The bathroom has a shower over the bath.
Bring your canoe and go for a paddle or take a bottle of wine up to the weir and watch out for the local wildlife, the island is yours – with the odd chicken or two!
Tredington village is surrounded by quiet countryside in a conservation area. It has a mediaeval church filled with reminders of centuries of history, remarkable period architecture, and a children’s playground. The pub has a comprehensive food menu and garden.
The historic market town of Shipston-on-Stour is two miles away – for restaurants, take-aways, pubs, supermarkets, banks, post office, chemist, a leisure centre, and a wide variety of small shops.
Access is easy from the M40 at Warwick. There are nearby rail stations – both Stratford-on-Avon (for Birmingham) and Moreton-in-Marsh (for London) are only eight miles away. Tredington is on a local bus route.
Owners, Sally and Jonathan, live next door. We are happy to help with enquiries or local information, and welcome Pool View residents into the garden. We will always respect your privacy. Children are welcome - but they do need to be supervised near the river.
See our Web site for more details and pictures, together with prices & availability. We can be flexible on dates for longer/shorter stays when possible.
● Sleeps four ● Off-road parking for one car ● Friday changeover ● WiFi
● Central heating ● Bed linen and towels ● TV ● iPod docking ● DAB radio ● Dishwasher ● Microwave ● Fridge Freezer ● Washing machine/tumble drier ● No Pets ● No Smoking
Tariff: from £300 per week – shorter breaks possible
Sally & Jonathan Ward
The Mill, Tredington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4NQ
The Cottage at Armscote
Self Catering in the
heart of the country with free WiFi
For that relaxing country break stay in a self catering Cottage. The Cottage at Armscote is a beautiful detached barn conversion with loads of character, waiting to welcome you for that well deserved break, in the picturesque village of Armscote, South Warwickshire just 7 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon. Here is where you can truly unwind in peace and quiet.
Armscote village has some thatched cottages and fine Manor Houses. It is within easy reach of quaint Cotswold villages, market towns, historic Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, not forgetting the many lovely walks in the surrounding countryside.
Good food is served at the local Inn within easy walking distance of The Cottage & the nearest shop is 1 mile away.
The Cottage has retained original features including beams and exposed stone walls and has been furnished to a high standard with gas fired C.H. The ground floor offers a cosy comfortable lounge, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom including shower. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor has two bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin. A cot and a high chair can be provided should you need them. The cottage is set just off the courtyard of New Manor Farmhouse and has gated access from the lane making the paved area & garden, complete with bbq & garden furniture, a safe environment for children.
You can now bring along your laptop as The Cottage now has WiFi access.
All prices are inclusive of Linen, Towels, Gas and Electricity. Unfortunately unable to accommodate pets
"No Smoking Policy" within the Cottage.
The Cottage New Manor Farmhouse Armscote Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8DQ
Fir Tree Cottage offers self-catering holiday accommodation for 4 people in the peaceful village of Stretton-on-Fosse in the beautiful Cotswolds area of Gloucestershire.
Fir Tree Cottage is tucked away in a quiet location with an enclosed garden and patio,it
is in the middle of three at the end of a private drive with designated parking for
two cars, just perfect for those looking for a peaceful get-away retreat.
Fir Tree Cottage
has been refurbished to a very high standard to give our guests present day comforts
whilst retaining original features such as exposed beams and Cotswold stonework.
There are two bedrooms - one double, one twin bedded - both carpeted, comfortably
furnished and well equipped. The furniture throughout conforms to the current fire
The rental cost includes all of the following:
Use of the accommodation and its facilities.
All electricity for lighting and cooking (there are no coin operated meters).
Hot water - heated by immersion heater and back boiler to fire.
Electric Storage Heating (September to May only).
One basket of logs in the sitting room.
Fresh bed linen for each bed, tea towels and hand towels.
Saturday to Saturday bookings are usual
but short breaks are often available.
NO SMOKING and NO PETS PLEASE
Mrs Sue Smyth,
85 Kempson Avenue,
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.B72 1HF
5 Award winning self catering farm cottages nesting in 600 acres of peaceful and historic farm land in the heart of Shakespeare's Warwickshire
Positioned amongst 600 acres of beautiful Warwickshire farmland in the quiet and historic village of Knightcote, where you can wander endlessly spotting badgers, deer, butterflies and birds, whilst enjoying the outstanding views of the landscape and Burton Dassett Hills beyond.
Each cottage is cosy and comfortable and designed so that you can feel at home and relax as soon as you arrive.
The bespoke kitchens have all been individually designed and hand crafted in solid oak or ash, and are extremely well equipped with fridge freezer, washer/dryer, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave and food processor. Each cottage has a DVD player and each bedroom and lounge has a colour television with plenty of games and toys provided to amuse all.
The showers are high-pressure and the towels are soft and fluffy. Exquisite French antique or country pine beds with a high quality sprung mattress are great to end you day on. Cot and highchair provided free if required.
Windmill Grange is situated on the outskirts of Dorsington,
nestling on the borders of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire which offers
interests for all the family. Ideally situated for visiting The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Surrounding Cotswold
Villages , Cheltenham and Bath.
We offer a very warm welcome to our visitors all year round.
There are many excellent eating places, serving good quality home cooking
with a friendly atmosphere and many where children are welcome.
Accommodation comprises of:
One double bedroom with en-suite facilities. (Extra bed
and cot if required). Ground floor has one twin bedded room and separate shower room
with toilet and wash basin.
Lounge/dining room with relaxing atmosphere, overlooking well stocked gardens. Comfortable
suite, TV, DVD, Video and CD player.
Fitted kitchen with fridge, automatic washing machine, microwave and
electric hob and cooker.
Heating, Linen, Towels and Electricity all included.
Windmill Grange, Dorsington, Nr Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.
From post office to bakery and now holiday home this 17th century, Grade II listed, thatched cottage is steeped in history. With walls half a metre thick, window seats, exposed beams, old oak doors and floors and an inglenook fireplace, Tea Cosy Cottage is delightful.
Much furniture has been carved from solid wood by a local craftsman. The oil central heating is supplemented by a log burning stove in the sitting room adding to the cosy ambience.
The original staircase is lovely but is unsuitable for toddlers, the elderly and infirm. Very tall potential visitors might also want to consider the low doorway into Bedroom One! There is public parking outside the cottage.
The private, enclosed rear garden is laid to grass with herbaceous borders. When you walk under a wooden archway where the garden narrows it then opens out into another secluded area with circular wooden table and matching chairs.
The sitting room is wonderfully cosy with a large inglenook fireplace featuring a salt drying box and wooden seat on one side and a woodburning stove with plenty of logs. Two very comfortable two seater sofas are provided and the window seat, television table and coffee table have all been carved by a local craftsman from solid wood. Flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player.
The two delightful bedrooms, one double and one twin, exude charm and include original cottage features and wooden floors. The twin room is ideal for children.
Village of Stretton on Fosse
Stretton-on-Fosse is only 13 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Plough Inn, Stretton on Fosse is an 18th Century cosy village pub approx 5 minutes walk away, serving delicious home cooked food. They have won several awards for their real ale. The chef is French, the atmosphere lovely, and the friendly locals will be sure to give you a warm welcome.
Excellent walks across stunning countryside are plentiful, and horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, hawking, falconry and many other sports are available locally.
Sleeps 4 Parking Nearby
Free WiFi No Dogs No Smoking Children Yes
Babies Yes Low: 485.00 p/w High: £715.00 p/w Changeover Saturday
Moreton-in-Marsh is a well known Cotswold market town and is 16 miles from Stratford and an ideal base for which to tour not only the Cotswolds but also Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Blenheim Palace at Woodstock. The riverside market town of Evesham is 13 miles from Stratford and is ideally placed for touring southern Worcestershire including Worcester, northern Cotswold villages and also Tewkesbury and Winchcombe's Sudeley Castle.
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