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Canalside cottage situated on edge of Wilmcote village

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with lounge/dining area overlooking canal and fields

Wharf Stables sits in the grounds of the private residence known as 'The Wharf' alongside Stratford on Avon Navigation Canal in the village of Wilmcote. Mary Arden's House, where Shakespeare's mother lived, is one of the major attractions in the area and is situated some 400 metres from the holiday let.

The village is also conveniently situated for those wishing to explore the Cotswolds, Warwick, Kenilworth and surrounding areas, in addition to enjoying the Shakespearian experience in Stratford upon Avon. Warwick Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain..

The holiday let is a conversion of an old stone stable block. It was originally used in early 19th century for keeping the ponies used for pulling the carts from the Wilmcote quarry to the quay.

The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, one kingsize bed, and a superking with an option to split to 2 singles. Both bedrooms have en-suites (one with a bath). The holiday let comes complete with necessary fixtures to make your stay enjoyable. Including wifi, dishwasher, 42 inch TV with freeview, radio with USB and bluetooth, freezer and washer/dryer. It is fully centrally heated with heated towel rails and gas effect stove.

Wilmcote has good access to Stratford and, if you wish, the train is 5 minutes walk away. Walk down the towpath or jump on the sightseeing bus that runs regularly between the Shakespearian tourist attractions.

There is a general store in the village, 2 public houses and St. Andrews Church.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Alan and Liz Griffith
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Alan and Liz Griffith

A retired couple who have enjoyed living at The Wharf, Wilmcote for 15 years.

Alan and Liz Griffith purchased this barn in 2001

Why Alan and Liz Griffith chose Stratford-Upon-Avon area

We moved into this property due to its quiet location and its close proximity to Stratford upon Avon and easy access to good transport links. In addition, the property is located adjacent to the Stratford Canal and surrounded by fields on 3 sides making this a relaxing environment.

The property is situated in 4.8 acres. and is surrounded by many mature trees.

16 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Chalfont St Giles
5

Fantastic property, Fantastic owners. A real gem.

  • 5 of 5

I spent days agonising over a holiday home for our first family holiday together with baby Oscar. I finally settled on Wharf Stables, and I am glad I did.

When we arrived we were taken aback about how much better the property looks in the flesh. The pictures do not do it justice.

Don't get me wrong I chose it based on the pictures, but it is rare the reality is better than the pictures.

Everything inside was spotlessly clean and extremely well appointed. All the appliances are of a high quality, and the place was cleaned to an extremely high standard.

We were greeted with Hotel quality fresh,crisp white linen and a bottle of Wine with fresh bread and Jams. The en-suite bathrooms are great in each room.

The owners Alan and Liz came to see if we were OK, and even brought us a baby bath for Oscar without us asking. Such lovely genuine people.

The property sits next to a canal and we awoke each morning to the pleasant view of Barges from our bedroom window.

The actual land is private though, and the public cannot access along the towpath. So the best of both worlds.You can however you can access the other side over the bridge and go for a nice quiet walk.

It is perfectly placed for a trip into Stratford Upon Avon or into the Cotswolds.

Summing up, if you are considering this property, don't think for another second... Book it, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D and family Many thanks for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you staying at Wharf Stables. So pleased you found the location and the property suited your requirements, we feel in love with the location when we purchased the property some 16 years ago,goes quickly. Hope you had a good journey back and that Oscar is now letting you have some sleep at night!! Kind regards Alan and Liz
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5

A slice of delight

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well kitted out cottage. Fantastic property, pretty views and great beds! The location can't be beaten- a lovely path along the canal allows you to walk into Stratford and after a satisfying visit, hop the train back. Other area sites are easily accessed by car. Our week went by too quickly. A return visit already in the planning! Thank you for sharing this gem. Irena and Anna, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irena and Anna We are delighted you had a good stay at Wharf Stables and are very please to receive you booking for next year. We will try to make sure we are not on holiday next time as it would be good to introduce ourselves. It was a pleasure having you to stay and pleased you found the beds to your liking, mind you after a long haul flight anything feels good! Thanks again for the unsolicited review. Kind regards Alan and Liz
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5

Wonderful Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We found a gem when we booked this lovely converted stables in Wilmcote, beautifully furnished and equipped, such delightful grounds and central location. Alan and Liz kept us well informed before our visit, and came to meet us to make sure everything was ok on arrival. Throughly recommended, we had a wonderful memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear KJ Thank you for your very kind review, Liz and I appreciate your comments. I am so please you found the accommodation suitable for you and your friends. Hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you and your friend back here some other time. Kindest regards Alan and Liz
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5

A beautiful cottage in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and as good as any we have ever stayed in, and being in our late 60's, we have stayed in quite a few over the years. The setting was beautiful, in large picturesque grounds and only yards away from the canal. With two luxurious en-suite bedrooms and lovely open plan lounge, kitchen and dining, there was everything we needed for a perfect, relaxing holiday. We will certainly reccommed the Cottage to all our friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family accommodation in quaint setting

  • 5 of 5

We got everything we expected and so much more with this wonderful accommodation. The cottage is beautifully decorated and spacious enough to accommodate our family of 5. We were thrilled to be able to spend a week here.

Alan and Liz were wonderful hosts who made sure we had everything we needed and surprised us with a lovely welcome basket.

The location is great with easy access to Stratford-upon-Avon and the English countryside. We barely made a dent in all there is to see and will definitely be calling in here again when we are back in this area.

I would recommend this cottage to everyone!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect, great location and the best accomodation one could hope for : )

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean, well equipped and lots of thoughtfulness has gone into this property and its design. I will definately return. This short term rental sets an example, the owners have totally got this right!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi SL Thank you for your very kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you staying at Wharf Stables and I am glad the whole family enjoyed the stay, even in the winter months!! Look forward to welcoming you back sometime. All the best and Merry Christmas Liz and Alan
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Location

From the Owner

We moved into this property due to its quiet location and its close proximity to Stratford upon Avon and easy access to good transport links. In addition, the property is located adjacent to the Stratford Canal and surrounded by fields on 3 sides making this a relaxing environment. The property is situated in 4.8 acres. and is surrounded by many mature trees.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wilmcote at 800 Metres Nearest Golf : Stratford on Avon Golf Club at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Wilmcote at 400 Metres Nearest Motorway : M40 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Numerous in Stratford on Avon at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Wharf Stables is situated in Wilmcote, 3.5 miles from the heart of Stratford upon Avon. Here visitors can enjoy the attractions associated with William Shakespeare. i.e. Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, Shakespeare's Birthplace and Stratford Theatres.

Stratford sits on the river Avon where visitors can take sight-seeing tours or hire individual boats. If canal travel is of interest, boats can be hired locally, with reasonable notice, for parties up to 12. Wilmcote is also very well placed to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, recognised as one of the most picturesque areas in the U.K. In addition,there are many stunning National Trust properties in the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire area.

Warwick Castle, one of the best preserved Medieval castles in the U.K., is only 7 miles by car, as are the remains of Kenilworth Castle.

The Heritage Car Centre can be found just south of Warwick and the Coventry Car Museum is located in Coventry City Centre not far from Coventry Cathedral.

From Wilmcote, access can also be obtained to Birmingham City, where there are many museums and attractions. This would take approx. 40 minutes by train. The National Exhibition Centre is 24 miles to the North which hosts many shows and concerts throughout the year.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
25 Mar 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Winter
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 16 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£382
for 5 nights
£535
 
 
Early Summer
17 Mar 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£425
for 5 nights
£595
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Winter
20 Oct 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£386
for 5 nights
£540
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£386
for 5 nights
£540
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In the event of a cancellation , refunds of the rental will be made if the Owner is able to re-let the property, but any expenses or losses incurred in doing so will be deducted from the refundable amount.
The rental period will commence at 3.00pm on the first day and will finish at 11.00pm on the last day.
The number of people staying in the property must not be exceed, as confirmed on the booking confirmation invoice.
The owners will not be liable for a) any defect or stoppage in supply of public services, nor in respect of any equipment, plant or appliance in the property. b) any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions beyond the control of the owners. c) any loss,damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Guest if the Property shall be destroyed or damaged before the start of the rental period.
Under no circumstances shall the Owner's liability to the Guest exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The en-suite in bedroom one has a 1200 x 800 shower, wash hand basin and a WC. There is also a light mirror and shelves. The en-suite has a multi-heated towel rail to keep towels dry. The second en-suite in bedroom two has a bath with shower, Wash hand basin and WC. There is a shelf and mirrors plus shaver point. Also multi-heated towel rail. See photos for finishes.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be split into 2 singles
  • There are 2 bedrooms both with en-suites. Bedroom 1 has a super king (sprung) bed that can be altered to 2 singles on request. Bedroom 2 has a king size (sprung with memory foam topper) bed. Both bedrooms have wardrobes and 4/5 drawer chests. In addition there are side tables with drawers and a store in bedroom 1 that houses cleaning equipment, plus an ironing board and iron. There is a a hair drier in bedroom one. The rooms are carpeted and the walls are painted or sealed.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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