Stratford-upon-Avon needs no introduction as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, England's greatest playwright. This fine Warwickshire market town on the banks of the River Avon is full of black and white timbered houses, including Shakespeare's birthplace. There are plenty of holiday cottages in Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside. Visitors have a fine choice of high quality self-catering apartments, town houses and cottages to choose from when planning a holiday or weekend break in Stratford-upon-Avon.
While its name should not be mentioned, its features certainly can be. Macbeth Cottage is a quaint rural cottage built with blue lias stone and is situated just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. It offers an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams, lovely mature gardens, a hot tub and space to unwind.
Set among 10 acres of natural grounds, Juliet Cottage is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday or special celebration. The rural cottage lies just moments from Stratford-upon-Avon and still promises tranquillity, as well a country charm, a hot tub, modernity and, of course, a Juliet balcony.
Falstaff Cottage is a charming and spacious cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon which promises wonderful countryside views and serenity. The rural cottage features exposed beams and other gorgeous details which blend perfectly with its quaint surroundings. Step into a charming and relaxing space.
Gather friends for a memorable weekend away at Ashleigh House, an elegant and affordable rural cottage near Henley-in-Arden. The sophisticated country house boasts a hot tub and sun lounge with snooker table as well as ample gardens, a south-facing patio for entertaining, plus period furnishings.
The Shakespeare Lodge sits on an elevated position near Stratford-upon-Avon and enjoys wonderful countryside views. The gorgeous rural cottage boasts an elegant interior with exposed beams as well as a sophisticated dining room, ample grounds, multiple entertaining spaces and guaranteed memories.
Country charm defines Hamlet Cottage, a rural cottage surrounded by rolling hills near Stratford-upon-Avon. Exposed beams and stable doors enhance the character of the cottage, which also offers modernity and comfort as well as space to truly unwind with family & friends in Shakespeare country.
Celebrate a momentous occasion at Arden Hill Farm House, a refined country house near Stratford-upon-Avon with stunning views, an elegant interior, spacious gardens and a hot tub. The rural cottage offers a traditional exterior and access to many walking and cycling paths, as well as tranquillity.
New Inn House is a luxuriously-appointed rural holiday cottage in Abbots Salford, boasting gorgeous interiors, uninterrupted views of Warwickshire, a heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, children’s play area, an open fire and lavish grounds perfect for pets and for entertaining.
Romeo Cottage blesses guest with rural charm and reminders of yesteryear. The rural cottage, near Stratford-upon-Avon, is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and boasts an interior replete with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams as well as a hot tub, ensuring a memorable and delightful holiday.
For those following the trail of the Baird, the first stop is the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, more than one theatre actually, comprising the main auditorium, The Swan Theatre, The Courtyard and The Other Place, the latter is currently closed but due to be restored and re-opened. The Theatre is the home of the world class Royal Shakespeare Company who perform a repertoire of Shakespeare and other plays in the various venues. No stay in Stratford is complete without taking in a performance.
Other Shakesperian locations include The New Place - another of Shakspeare's homes, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm. When exploring the town, why not book a waling tour such as the Stratford Hhost Tour, or just relax on a sunny afternoon in the Bancroft Gardens on the banks of the River Avon or spot RSC actors enjoying a well-deserved after show drink in the nearby Dirty Duck pub. Boat trips of self-hire rowing boats can be rented along the river or the canal basin. The fleshpots and retail delights of Birmingham are a short drive or train-ride away, while other 'go-to' destinations include Royal Leamington Spa and the magnificent Warwick Castle.