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Conversion Of Listed Canal Side Stable, Views Over Rolling Fields



Updated: 13-Apr-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:
13 April, 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


37 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)


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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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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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.

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Updated: 13-Apr-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.

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