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Pool Meadow cottage - Knollands Farm

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage near Shipston on Stour, Nr. Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England - Peaceful Location, 1 Mile From The Market Town, Shipston On Stour

Enjoying panoramic views, this sympathetically converted barn is outstandingly comfortable, with ornamental brick fireplace in the living room and is ideally placed for relaxing or exploring. Set in 50 acres of grounds which boast a wealth of wildlife, it is close to the owners home, enjoying its own small garden and patio. The delightful market town of Shipston on Stour (1 mile away) offers shops and an excellent choice of inns and restaurants, Shakespeare's Stratford and the village of Chipping Campden are both within 20 minutes by car. Warwick Castle, Stow-on-the-Wold and NT properties are also nearby.

Tom Swift
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Tom Swift

My wife and I purchased Knollands Farm in 2012. We have one daughter, Alannah (aged 7). This small farm (50 acres) is our family home and we are on hand to help assist our holiday cottage guests with recommendations for inns/restaurants/days out if they desire any guidance.

The cottage has been enjoyed by guests for around 10 years. It was advertised through Hoseasons brochure for many years, however, we decided in 2012 that we could offer our clients better value for money by using owners direct.

Tom Swift purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tom Swift chose Stratford-Upon-Avon area

The property is excellently located being close (1 mile) to the lovely market town of Shipston on Stour (which has a super range of independent shops, inns and restaurants).

The cottage is set in a private position with stunning countryside views.

The Cotswold village of Chipping Camden is also close by and Shakespeare's Stratford only 10 miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage was converted from a agricultural barn in 1995 using reclaimed brick and timber beams. It is well insulated with oil fired central heating so provides a lovely cosy environment to return home to after a day exploring the Cotswolds. The cottage is the only accommodation on the farm other than the farm house so provides guests with a quiet and private space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely, comfortable cottage, in a beautiful location. Lots to see and do, we had a lovely, restful week", Jean & Pat, Surrey (Sept 2013).

"Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay in your cottage. Peaceful and yet, so convenient to explore the surrounding countryside", Joyce & Thelma, Bradford (July 2013).

"Brilliant week in a lovely location. Cottage very cosy and welcoming, hope to visit again in the near future", David & Paula, Belfast (Nov 2012)
Dec 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Such a great cottage..

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed there for 8 days it was great place and the owner Tom gave us warm welcome . Fully recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Knollands farm Shipsyon on Stour

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable house and very private. A good base for exploring the area. Ships ton is a little gem town.

The owners were very unobtrusive but helpful if required. Only glitch was the Wifi which was a bit of a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring the surrounding area. Sorry that the Wifi router expired whilst you were with us. The new one gives improved Wifi service in the cottage that you can enjoy on your next visit.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet place to relax or a place to visit Stow on Wold, Bourton on the Water, Stratford upon Avon and more this is the ideal place. The cottage has everything you need. There are local shops, places to eat & car hire. Loved our stay here and would not hesitate to book it again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you really enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for the very kind gift you left us on departure, very thoughtful and kind.
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A great escape

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, warm and well-equipped cottage within easy reach of Stratford and several National Trust properties. Good walking in the area. Friendly and welcoming owner. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay and discovered the National Trust properties nearby.
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I couldn't recommend highly enough!

  • 5 of 5

This immaculately presented property had everything and more we could have possibly asked for. Thoughtful extras like a bottle of wine and a pint of milk on arrival added the icing on the cake.

Communication with Tom was exceptional, from the point of booking right up to arriving at the property.

The property is warm and very comfortable in such an amazing location with access to so many beautiful villages and towns. My 7 and 11 year old boys were always occupied with watching wildlife on the property or exploring the fields surrounding. Games, books and Wifi is also provided.

There are many great restaurants in Shipston on Stour - we recommend The White Bear, as our favourite. We visited Cotswold Falconry and Cotswold Archery, both nearby, and both exceptional days out.

I recommend this lovely property to anyone wishing to visit the Cotswolds. You will be very happy here.

Thank you Tom for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect location for exploring cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this cottage the first being in October 14 it is a lovely little property in the perfect location to get around and explore the Cotswolds, we received a warm welcome from the owners and a welcome gift of wine and biscuits, the cottage is well equipped and very warm and comfortable, it has a very nice patio which is nice to sit in warmer weather, shipston on Stour is a nice village with local small shops that caters for most things and several pubs to enjoy a nice meal and drink. The pub we visited in the village the horseshoe inn served good food at reasonable prices and also welcomed dogs, it also has good parking .I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the Cotswold in fact I booked another week for the spring before we left , this is the perfect property and area to enjoy a quiet relaxing break .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £60 or 10% of total rental amount (whichever is the greater) non returnable deposit is required on booking and the full payment 45 days before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Please check out by 10.30am. The cottage will be available from 4pm on the day of your arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All rooms on the ground floor enabling easy access throughout the property. Change over days will usually be Friday to Friday although we will be as flexible as we can. Outside: Garden and patio with furniture Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. The property is professionally cleaned on a weekly basis.

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