Converted Stable in Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire, England - Secluded, Rural Location Next To The Oxford Canal
Offers rural seclusion and a great base for gongoozling (canal watching!), walking and cycling. It is within easy driving to Stratford, the Cotswolds, Coventry Cathedral, Warwick Castle, Leamington Spa and National Trust properties.
The property is adjacent to the lock keepers cottage and was originally built for the horses used on the canal. The only other neighbours are sheep, although there is a traditional pub 100 metres away.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Nigel Wood
The owner Nigel is a canal enthusiast which led him to the property in the first place.
Keen on all things steam, he occasionally crews on the Steam narrow Boat President on her trips away from the black country museum.
Other interests include cycling and motorcycling. Napton is a great base for doing both
Why Nigel Wood chose Stratford-Upon-Avon area
(33 traveller reviews)
We had a most enjoyable six nights stay at Nigel's cottage tucked away on the banks of the Oxford Canal. The cottage is most attractive, very clean, spacious (large bathroom as well as a large kitchen-dining-lounge area and decent-sized bedroom) and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. A quaint and friendly pub, 'The Folly', is less than a stone's throw away from the cottage, while Napton's village store (10 minutes walk away) offers a great cup of coffee and homemade cakes as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, jams... If we need somewhere to stay again in this part of the country, we'd certainly give Nigel a call.
Great weekend break
Property just as described with everything we needed.
Great setting and good food at the Folly Inn nearby.
Nigel checked that we had settled in ok.
Hope to have a return visit soon.
Lovely cottage on a beautiful canal
I booked this for a friend who joined us for a couple of days on our narrow boat holiday, but we couldn't accommodate her on the boat. The cottage has clearly been a labour of love. It is appointed to a high standard and very well situated. The Oxford Canal is on your doorstep to the east, and the Folly Pub to the west. There are very pretty sunrises over the canal and sunsets across the fields. The Folly is a good, characterful old-fashioned pub with good real ale and good food. The landlord, Mark, is a character in the best sense and plays the real role of a landlord with aplomb. In the village there is a wonderful post office/stores - a real community hub that sells locally made crafts and gifts, as well as fresh bread and bakery and the usual stores. The also have a kitchen that serves hot food - we had a delicious breakfast.
Nigel Wood, the cottage owner, lives next door and is a lovely guy and very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, and it was very enjoyable chatting to him about the local area and the renovation of the cottages. The cottage is very comfortable, with a wood stove, country kitchen area, and rainfall walk-in shower. Nigel also thoughtfully provided a bottle of wine.
The area is beautiful and a 'world set apart' (reached via a small lane from the village) set in the midst of colourful canal life and fields giving way to rolling hills. At the same time, the village is only a 10mn walk away; other scenic villages are close by, and Banbury and Leamington are 20-25 mn by car. There are lovely walks to be had as well.
I highly recommend this for a relaxing break, and definitely for canal enthusiasts!
Small self contained conversion, completed to a high standard. Quiet relaxing environment a few steps from the canal, and a few more to the pub which is quirky and serves very good food. Met Nigel the owner who was friendly and helpful, and made sure the stay was as pleasant as possible, as this included a complimentary bottle of red wine.Log burner nice touch
A relaxing break
The Stables is a well kept, comfortable holiday accommodation.
The property itself is set in a stunning location surrounded by breath taking views which is perfect for relaxing.
The canal lock is just metres away and is perfect for watching the narrow boats come and go.
The Folly pub, which seemed popular especially at the weekend, is only a hundred metres away but wasn't intrusive.
Nigel, the owner, was helpful and made us feel very welcome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Stables to anyone wanting a restful holiday.
Peace and quiet
Cottage is well designed and finished to a good standard. Although only 100 yards or so from the Folly inn no noise was noticeable and in fact it was nice to walk over for an evening drink. Being right next to the canal and locks made for pleasant walks with our dog in both directions, often chatting to the boaters as they passed through the locks. Nigel the owner lives next door and is a helpful and pleasant chap but not intrusive. The immediate area is calm and restful. There is a village post office 1/4 hrs stroll away, with very friendly staff, providing snacks and drinks on site. We would recommend the Stables for anybody wishing a peaceful break. Overall, a good cottage in a good position and we wil definitely be returning
From the Owner
Activity and Interests
M1 Junction 17 12.3 miles.
M40 Junction 12 11 miles.
Leamington Spa Station 8 Miles (Chiltern Trains, Cross Country Trains)
Rugby Station (Virgin main line to London, National Exhibition Centre,Birmingham Airport) 13 Miles
Napton on the Hill village is approx 1/2 mile away.
National trust; Farnborough Hall (7.4 miles), Canons Ashby (9.6 miles), Upton House and Gardens (10.8 miles), Charlecote Park (12.5 miles)
Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon (12 miles)
Coventry Cathedral (18 miles)
Stratford on Avon (23 miles)
Stoke Bruerne Canal museum (25 miles)
Folly Inn - 100 metres, traditonal canalside pub - log fires, candles, hearty food
Post office and general shop in village.
Kings Head - 1 mile, Restaurant style pub.
Southam, 4 miles, Tesco, fuel, banks, takeaways
Daventry, 10 miles, Waitrose, Aldi, Tesco, fuel, banks, takeaways
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact owner.
A 10% deposit secures booking with balance payable 2 weeks before start of holiday. You will be invoiced for Credit card payment via Paypal (secure on line payment). I never see your card details.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Living Room ...
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- Satellite / Cable
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Walk in shower Hot water always available supplied by ground source heating system. Electric heated towel rail Water softening system
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with double bed Built in wardrobe There is an additional fold away single bed which may be set up in the lounge.
- Outside: Private, secluded south facing sitting out area with table, chairs and sun brolly. The walled patio area is a real sun-trap with magnificent sunsets in Autumn Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Dishwasher tablets & washing up liquid. Supply of logs for winter evenings Other: Ground level cellar with bicycle storage Private, secluded sitting out area.