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17th Century Thatched Cottage 1 mile from Stratford Upon Avon

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Updated: 05-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Newly refurbished low beamed, thatched property in quite private location. Enjoy the private, secure rear garden with garden furniture leading from the dining room/ conservatory. Siting room with fireplace and beams. Modern bathroom with over bath shower. Modern country kitchen with all conveniences, leading to staircase to first floor. One double and one twin bedroom both leading from large sitting/landing area. Outhouse with washer/dryer.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jill Hackett - Hobdays Cottage Holidays
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 January, 2017

3 Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Great location away from the hustle and bustle

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the cottage in early September. The building is in a very pretty, historic village called Shottery... about a 25 minute walk into Stratford town centre. The cottage has all the comforts of home but I would offer one warning: The beams are VERY low and both of us hit our heads on them on a daily basis. Apart from that our stay was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and I do appreciate all your feed back. Sorry about your head banging! Jill
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Gorgeous, ancient cottage with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved this gorgeous, truly historic cottage in such a pleasant, quiet hamlet right across the road from Anne Hathaway's cottage. It was the perfect place to spend the weekend catching up with old school friends. We loved the pretty, private garden and the bedrooms tucked up under the eaves ( watch your head if you are over 5' 5"!!). Really nice not to have to wash and cook 17th century-style though! The kitchen had everything we needed to produce a number of fabulous feasts and the WIFI came in handy as we had left our families at home! The cottage was clean, tidy and welcoming and when we had a slight issue with access, the owner sorted it right out immediately!

Would definitely recommend staying here, whether you want a base to explore Stratford, or just a quiet, comfortable space in which to sit and read.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and very u H hope to welcome you again. We are still making improvements !!!! Jill Hackett
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Wonderfull authentic cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

After living in Canada most of their lives, our children were impressed by being able to live and sleep in a house that is much older than the oldest building in Canada. The cottage is truly historic and authentic, but in an excellent and clean state, and with todays comfort of a fully equipped kitchen, wifi and bath. It is big enough for a family of four and a dog. The cottage is "dog-friendly" and the enclosed garden was a nice feature for our little friend.

For tall people; just watch your head, as the historic wooden beams are sometimes low!

The cottage is just a 5 minute walk from Anna Hathaway’s cottage.

The centre is about 30minutes walk, or a short drive with plenty of parking.

Our tip is to rent your own (motor)boat for an hour on the Avon with Avon Boating, and do your own cruise! Just need to be lucky with the weather.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I couldn't ask for more from my guests!!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in my cottage. We love and I'm so glad that it was reflected in your comments. Thank yo again Jill Hackett
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Prices and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan-March 2017
14 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1st Apr-21st Apr
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22nd Apr-28 Apr
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Apr- 19 May
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 May- 3 Jun
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Jun3 - 1Sept
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Sept - 8 Sept
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Sept 9 - 21 Sept
9 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Sept 22 - Dec 15
22 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Dec 16 - Jan 5 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Rates are subject to change until deposit has been paid.
There is Parking for One Vehicle only. There is NO other Parking for Number 7 in the Private Car Park. If the owner is aware of any parking of more than one vehicle then they reserve the right to with hold some or all of the Damage Deposit.
No Candles or BBQs at the property due to the thatch of this and other properties close by.
This is a no smoking property.
The property may not be suitable for the infirm due to steep stair case and uneven floors though out the property.
Not suitable for children.
Pets welcome - please notify on booking for confirmation from owner.
Security Deposit- If the property is not left in a very similar state as on your arrival we may retain some of the security deposit to allow for addiotional cleaning .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Jan-2017
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • The bathroom is situated just off of the entrance hallway. The bathroom is newly refurbished with an overbath shower and folding shower screen, tiled wall and floor. There is a heated towel rail and large mirror with hooks behind the door for robes. All towels are provided however we ask that dirty towels etc are left in the bath please on your departure.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • There are 2 good sized, low beamed bedrooms. One is a double bedroom with dressing table and small wardrobe, with wooden oak floors and rugs.This room looks out to the gardens below and across to the neighbouring hamlet roof tops. Bed linen is provided however we ask that you strip the bed on leaving and leave this in the bath please on your departure. The second twin bedded room has large wardrobes with good storage and a small wardrobe / dressing table. This room is newly carpeted . The room also has the benefit of a small window with uninterupted views overlooking the farmers field with lambs in spring and tress all summer. Both rooms have central heating and ample hangers for your stay.


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • The cottage is in a very private Hamlet and was once a farm and workhouse. It is convenient for Stratford Upon Avon either by a mile walk in many directions, or by bus ( you can pick up the open topped bus at Anne Hathaways Cottage some 300 yards along the road) or by Taxi at on average £4:50 one way. There is ample parking in Stratford too. From then cottage you access many beautiful Towns and The Cotswolds easily . The NEC is also about a 25 minute drive away and very convenient for shows such as Crufts . The cottage itself is ideal for coming back form a tiring day site seeing or for a comfortable base to just relaxe or maybe meet up with family ane friends. The Royal Shakespeare Company are based in town and offer many attractions as well as performances all year. We also cater for visiting Cast and Crew for the RSC, so this may be idle for you if you too need a place to stay whilst working locally for up to 6 months. Please ask and we will help you enjoy your stay.

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