Part of the picturesque North Cotswolds in Warwickshire, the old woollen town of Shipston-on-Stour is another typically beautiful town in this delightful corner of England. With clear medieval roots and even evidence of Roman times, Shipston is rife with culture and history and will frequently surprise you. Shipston-on-Stour lies on the banks of the River Stour, in the heart of the Vale of the Red Horse. Surrounded by the gently rolling hills and fields of the North Cotswolds, this charming community has clear medieval roots and even evidence of Roman times. Its ancient name means ‘Sheep Wash Town’ and it was an important sheep market town for many years. Shipston was also a significant coaching town and many of the old inns still stand on the High Street.
Old Bothy makes the perfect romantic retreat for couples on holiday, situated at the edge of the Cotswolds in the historic 11th-century village of Halford, Warwickshire, a small countryside cottage boasting courtyard garden, an electric wood-burner, and en-suite double bedroom.
Cider Press is a light, warm & spacious semi-detached rural cottage in Ilmington, Warwickshire. The Cotswold stone barn conversion welcomes pets and is situated on a quiet lane in an AONB. The cottage offers lovely views, modernity, walks from the door, a garden with a small stream, and a log fire.
Part of an 18th century water mill in the quiet Warwickshire village of Tredington,on the edge of the Cotswolds. Puddle Cottage is in a charming riverside location with its own secluded garden and steps leading down to the mill stream. Pets welcome. Fishing is available on site.
This unique accommodation is part of an 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 Stratford-on-Avon. Fishing is available on site.
The Glen exudes rural charm. The Grade II listed thatched cottage in Ilmington boasts a stone façade an interior with exposed beams, tiled floor and an inglenook fireplace with open fire. The pet-friendly cottage also offers a manicured garden with summer house & wendy house, plus access to Warwick.
Wander into the town centre from your holiday cottage in Shipston-on-Stour and you will discover a family-run butchers, a greengrocer and a fishmonger. Don’t miss a Taste of the Country at Market Place – an excellent shop selling fresh Cotswolds produce including a range of delicious cheeses. Next door, the Bower House is a beautiful listed building with a restaurant and cafe. There are also a number of long-running independent shops including E.H Spencer, a traditional gentlemen’s outfitter and shoe shop that has been open for more than 100 years. Shipston is packed with culture and history and full of surprises. There's always something going on, from music festivals such as the Shipston Proms to large group walks. There is also an excellent museum where you can explore the communities fascinating history and a Wool Fair on the Spring bank holiday.
Shipston-on-Stour holiday cottages are just 11 miles away from Shakespearian Stratford-upon-Avon and 25 to Warwick Castle. Moreton-on-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Broadway are also a short drive away. Nearer to home are the impressive gardens of Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate. Shipston lies on the banks of the River Stour, providing a beautiful environment for long walks in the countryside.