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Conversion Of Listed Canal Side Stable, Views Over Rolling Fields



Updated: 25-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Nigel Wood
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 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


40 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)


Great time in the cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the cottage had all we could ask for and Nigel was a great host.

Loved the views and the pub was very welcoming. Hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely secluded place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely charming, beautifully decorated and we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and two enormous glasses to drink it out of. The position could not be better, particularly if you are coming from the city - beside the canal, surrounded by countryside. The only sounds are of sheep and abundant birdsong. And there is a quirky friendly pub virtually adjoining. We would certainly go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage right next to the canal and across the road from an excellent pub. Perfectly located for walking and in easy reach of any number of day trips.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely property with high standard finishes.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and very well maintained. Nigel was extremely helpful and left us a lovely bottle of wine and biscuits. Would recommended to others and will definitely use again.

Set in a beautiful tranquil area next to the canal and a short walk to the pub.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage and great pub at end of lane I will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely homely cottage with log burner and beams. Nice village feel around the area and great food in very quaint pub plus lovely village shop also.

Think only thing I would love to see added is connections for a hot tub! That would totally make the place.

Landlord left good instructions and bottle of wine also. Loved the whole place basically and intend to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Folly Pub at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Leamington Spa or Rugby at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Folly Pub at 100 Metres Car: necessary


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)

Further Details:

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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

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Updated: 25-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking


  • 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.