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Conversion Of Listed Canal Side Stable, Views Over Rolling Fields

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
16 March, 2018

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 Napton on the Hill



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Napton on the Hill in Stratford-on-Avon District

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional guest may stay on "Z" bed (fold out single bed) in lounge area. Well behaved dogs welcome - no extra charge.
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 3
  • 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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Conversion Of Listed Canal Side Stable, Views Over Rolling Fields
average rating of 4.910714 based on 56 reviews

Fabulous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely gorgeous, and way prettier than the photos show. It is right beside the canal lock so you can watch boats going through, and a 2 min walk to the local pub which serves delicious food.

Nigel the host is very welcoming.

We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I think I should get some better pictures. After 10 years of living here I am still fascinated by the boats going through the locks. The local pub is particularly welcoming and cosy this time of year with blazing log fires. Difficult to stay away! Look forward to welcoming you back. Nigel
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Super cottage for two.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage for a February weekend to visit our daughter at nearby University of Warwick and were so pleased we did. It is in a beautifully quiet and picturesque location, next to a flight of locks on the Oxford Canal. It has views across open fields, with a very welcoming pub a few steps away and a brilliant local post office and stores nearby. Arriving after dark, the cottage was warm and cosy with everything you could need. Nigel arrived just as we did with a friendly welcome and a bottle of wine awaited us inside. We took our dog along too and she really appreciated the underfloor heating: we loved the log burner too! We really enjoyed our short break and would love to return sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. It really is a picturesque location here. I am biased as I live here, but I still appreciate it. I have taken loads of pictures of frozen locks and snow drifts on the frozen canal. The local pub (The Folly) has been something of a sanctuary in the worst of the winter weather (my excuse). Roaring log fires, real ales and diet busting pub grub - difficult to stay away from! I shall pass on your comment about the village shop. The owners have really made an effort to make the place a useful focal point for the community. Long may they continue. Easter should see the return of canal boat traffic, which is ideal for gongoozling - the stress busting art of canal watching (I didn't make that word up by the way!) I look forward to welcoming you back here. Best wishes, Nigel
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Cosy cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage on one level. Friendly owner.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. The one level throughout (including the shower) is appreciated by many visitors. Regards, Nigel
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Beautiful location, very cozy, comfortable cottage with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights but will be back for more. Nigel is awesome, very welcoming and helpful. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you possibly need. Beautiful canal walks on the doorstep ( map provided ) bed is very comfortable, the cottage is warm and cozy with absolutely brilliant surraondubgs. The Folly Inn is not even a minute walk away with delicious food, friendly staff and gorgeous variety of locally produced cider. The post office, where you can get everything, is about 10 minutes walk away. Petrol station is just down the road, about 3 minutes drive away. This is a perfect spot for relaxing and unwinding. Thank you so much for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you both and thanks for the super review. As you discovered, it's a great place to relax and unwind, and also in the nearby Folly Pub - it's everything you expect a country pub to be. Summer evenings can be very interesting with narrow boat crews from all over the world enjoying a drink and a meal. I look forward to greeting you here again. Best wishes, Nigel
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Total peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is decorated to a lovely standard with everything you need for your stay. The pub just a few steps away served excellent food as well, what more could you ask for. We will be back, thanks Nigel

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect dog friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely, warm and spotlessly clean cottage with loads of space for two people and two dogs. Nice canal walks and great meals at the local dog friendly pub. Good for quiet times by the fire and also easy day tripping distance to Coventry, Stratford and other spots. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. As you say, good for quiet, but handy for day trips. You discovered the local pub (The Folly) which is, to me, just how a pub should be; warm, friendly, quirky and it sells decent beer! You are most welcome to visit again. Regards, Nigel
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Folly Pub
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Leamington Spa or Rugby
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Folly Pub
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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