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Conversion Of Listed Canal Side Stable, Views Over Rolling Fields

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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.

Nigel Wood
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

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



Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)


A quiet hideaway

  • 4 of 5

A charming cottage with unspoilt views across fields. We stayed in the winter but the cottage was lovely and warm, at the moment the fridge contains no icebox and there is no freezer so no good for gin and tonics, also the landlord may consider some food storage areas? Local pub very charming and village store outstanding.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review and useful feedback. I have ordered a small freezer for those essential G & T ice cubes and frozen food storage and am currently considering how to create more food storage space. I will pass on your kind comments to the Folly pub and the village shop. Regards, Nigel
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Beautiful location and cozy property

  • 5 of 5

The property was delightful. It was clean and had everything you need to cozy up by a log fire on a cold winters night. The owner is very pleasant and welcoming and we were greeted with a botttle of wine.

It ticked all the boxes.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First-class accommodation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great weekend break

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage on a beautiful canal

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend Break

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter/Spring 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Southam in Warwickshire

Property Type:
  • barn
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
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.

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