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Canalside cottage situated on edge of Wilmcote village

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Alan and Liz Griffith
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 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

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Stratford-upon-Avon in Stratford-on-Avon District

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Canalside cottage situated on edge of Wilmcote village
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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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: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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

In a class of its own

  • 5 of 5

Wharf Stables is a most desirable s/c cottage along side the canal where we took wonderful early mornings walks. The cottage is stylish and comfortable with every amenity. The standard is beyond anything we have experienced in over 40 years of holidaying in the UK,

it is simply in a class of its own. We had the best weeks holiday ever and wish we had booked for the whole 6 weeks we are in UK - perhaps next time !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best cottage ever.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday while staying in this beautiful cottage. Everything you could wish for was there. The surroundings were also very good and the only thing that was missing was spotting a deer. Also the distance to all the nice places were very short. Pubs, restaurants, Warwick castle, Stratford upon Avon.

The place to be when coming back to this area.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this very well furnished cottage situated in the sleepy village of Wilmcote. The kitchen is equipped with almost everything anyone could ask for. The cottage is situated in peaceful surroundings; the nearby railway line couldn't be heard at all.

Nice big living room, very clean and tidy throughout the cottage.

Owners are very nice and were available if we needed any help.

The cottage has a lovely outside area which would have suited our needs perfectly, if we wouldn't have stayed in October.

We would definitely recommend this cottage to our friends.

Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear OH Thank you very much for taking time out to write a review, gratefully appreciated. Like you, we love the location and having the train station so close it makes traveling to Stratford and Birmingham very easily. Hope you had a good journey home. Love to welcome you back sometime. Kindest regards Alan and Liz
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5

The Wharf Stables is luxury accommodation in a beautiful and quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

The 'Stables' interior is of a high standard and the surroundings are beautiful and tranquil with

wild rabbits,ducks and moorhens on the lawns to keep you entertained, plus the occasional narrow boat passing by on the canal.

The welcome pack was a very nice touch and was much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear RM Thank you so much for taking time out to write a review ,gratefully appreciated. We are so glad you had a rest full break and that you enjoyed the area. Hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back some time in the future. Kind regards Alan and Liz
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Good place to stay and visit Stratford and The Cotswold. Everything you need, brilliant view out onto the ducks and canal. Cannot fault the owners if anything was needed. Very handy train station or walk into town. 2 good pubs too.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear ML Many thanks for writing the review very much appreciated. Very glad you enjoyed your stay at Wharf Stables. We moved here 16 years ago because of the location and we never get tied of the piece and tranquillity. The last few weeks have been hectic for us and we are sorry we did not see you before you left. Kind regards Alan and Liz
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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.

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