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Elegant Georgian Residence Close To Stratford Upon Avon And The Cotswol



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Charming Grade II Listed Residence In The Heart Of Shipston On Stour, Perfect For Exploring Stratford Upon Avon, The Cotswolds and Central England

Sleeps 8 (max 7 adults + 1 child)

The Corner House is a charming Grade II listed four-bedroom period property in the centre of Shipston on Stour, dating back to the early 19th Century. It has been renovated to a high standard and is beautifully decorated throughout. The house has 3 floors and its layout is perfect for couples, families or groups. On the ground floor there is an elegant family dining room with wooden floor and period features. Opposite is a relaxing and cosy lounge with sumptuous velvet sofas and 32inch television with built in DVD. A large fully equipped kitchen with informal dining area is situated to the rear of the property with a shower room and toilet leading off. A handy utility room leads to a small sunny courtyard with table and chairs. On the 1st floor there is a large luxurious family bathroom with a bath and walk in shower. Bedroom 1 is a romantic large double-bedded room with dual aspect windows. Bedroom 2 is an elegant twin bedded room furnished with period pieces. Bedroom 3 is of smaller proportions and furnished with a pretty small single daybed with pull out trundle beneath. This room is best suited to younger guests due to the smaller dimensions of the room and the beds (standard length, small single width) . On the 2nd floor there is a large (height restricted in places) open plan attic with a double bed and seating area and luxury wash facilities. It has pleasant dual aspect views of the church tower and roofscape towards the Cotswold countryside. The spacious room has an elegant slipper bath and hand basin. The house was built around 1820, and typical of a property of this period it has many quirky features including some height restricted ceilings and doors. Many original features have been retained and the house provides a truly exceptional base for a short break or longer stay.

Conveniently situated right in the heart of Shipston On Stour, guests can enjoy the convenience of having a choice of small local supermarkets, independent retailers, pubs and eateries right on the doorstep. These are all within just a few minutes walk of the property. Shipston is a thriving historic market town lying approximately 9 miles from Stratford upon Avon town centre on the edge of the Cotswolds. There is plenty of unrestricted free parking available throughout the town, the closest car park being just a very short stroll from the property. In addition there are several unreserved parking spaces directly alongside the property. The property offers guests the best of both worlds; amenities within walking distance yet just a short drive from Stratford Upon Avon and the many beautiful Cotswolds villages and historic attractions. Complimentary wifi is provided. Bed linen and towels are included in rental rates (1 bath towel plus1 hand towel provided per guest).

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have owned this property with our extended family for a number of years and are delighted that so many of our guests now return year after year to create their own special family memories at The Corner House.

We consider it a great privilege to share our home with families and friends celebrating special family events and reunions.The Corner House is very much designed 'for families by families'.

Our own children grew up in and around the local area and have loved exploring the beauty and historic attractions that Warwickshire and The Cotswolds has to offer.

The property has been fully refurbished, and as this is also our family home, our philosophy has always been to make it somewhere that our guests can relax and feel completely at home.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow - amazing! This house is a perfect mix of history and modern day living. We were made so welcome (especially the children) with every detail thought of.

The Georgian dolls' house was particularly popular!

A great location with everything we needed right on the doorstep. We found it so handy for Stratford Upon Avon and visiting many of the Cotswold villages which really are as beautiful as I expected. The useful visitor information (including walk / cycle routes) and books were really helpful.

The perfect place for get togethers - we loved the formal dining room and the games tables! Everything we needed and more - highly recommended and so unique.
Aug 2014
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19 Reviews

based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Street, Somerset

Just like the photos and bigger than you'd expect

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and location. Really want to say DITTO of others' experience. It was exceptionally clean and maintained, and fantastic facilities; Julie gets the gold medal for provision of toiletries and kitchen consumables. The description is perfect and a good selection of accurate photos. Its location is amazing. We did all the shopping in the town, which has a lots of independent shops AND two Co-ops! The Taste Of The Country shop in the Market Place is awesome. Pubs are lovely, and we did go in the Indian restaurant next door. Absolutely recommend this to a larger/ extended family/friends. Shipston on Stour is a great location for exploring the Cotswold too. Our Sunday was spent in Stratford on Avon. So good, we went twice during our one week stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great base for touring the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home, beautifully decorated and with many thoughtful extras provided. I can't add much more to what other reviewers have already written about the house, but would like to add that the location is perfect for touring around the Cotswolds area. Coming from the US, we knew nothing about Shipston-on-Stour as it was not mentioned in our guidebooks. It is a charming town and the Corner House is right in the center, so you can walk to all the shops and restaurants. We were able to visit Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Cotswold villages, all very easily. Though, there is so much to do in the area, I feel as though we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful & welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

6 ladies have just returned from this wonderful house.It is situated in a lovely town with plenty of small shops , bars and restaurants on your doorstep.It is beautifully decorated and extremely well appointed with everything you could possible need or want whilst away from home. The attention to detail is second to none.There are beautiful toiletries provided, the bedding is lush,it is immaculately clean,games , books, plenty of kitchen ware to use the list could keep on going.The owner was extremely helpful with the maps and directions and even accommodated a slightly early arrival time .I would recommend this home to anyone wishing to stay in or around this area .I certainly hope to revisit this charming house again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday with 7 of us. This was the perfect place to stay. Our 2 & 5 yr old loved it as much as the adults. The house was perfect in every respect. I was worried about being right in town with noise. This was not a problem or an issue. We didn't hear any outside noise at all. Our children were catered for with toys and a room dedicated for them to sleep in. (They felt special) The house is beautifully decorated and was especially made up for Xmas season - just beautiful! There was a goodies basket left for the children. Our Nanna who had her 96th birthday celebrations here was given a lovely cake and rose plant. There were baskets in the bathrooms of lotions, soaps toothbrushes etc and a baby care basket too!! Everything is well thought of and you are made to feel like a special guest. The owner was fantastic to deal with too. I would highly recommend staying here in this beautiful village and this gorgeous house.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely period house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Corner House for the Shakespeare anniversary celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon and it was a great base for exploring the area. The house is beautifully kept and with lots of attention to detail and has plenty of helpful features for those travelling with children - our toddler particularly enjoyed the dressing-up box and the dollshouse!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cannot fault this house!

  • 5 of 5

A superb property in a lovely location. The Corner House is beautifully presented and the attention to detail is outstanding. Everything you need for a relaxing stay is provided for from luxurious toiletries to a pint of milk in the fridge. Shipston is a lovely town with a variety of shops and eateries. We loved our stay and will definitely be back. Thanks Julie for a wonderful house and mini holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warwick Castle
RSC Theatre Stratford Upon Avon
Batsford Arboretum
Blenheim Palace
Cotswold WildLife Park
Cotswold Lavender at Snowshill
Cotswold Farm Park Limited
Hidcote Manor Garden
Upper Slaughter

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham International at 35 Miles Nearest Train : Moreton In Marsh at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Metres Car: recommended


Nearest airport Birmingham International (approx 30 miles)

Car recommended in order to explore the surrounding area.

Just a 10 minute drive from Moreton In Marsh train station with direct links from London Paddington


The property is situated in the very heart of Shipston town centre. Approximately 10 miles from Stratford Upon Avon and at the northerly corner of the Cotswolds, the property is ideally situated for exploring the many stunning villages and historic attractions of Central England.

Further Details:

Shipston On Stour is a thriving, traditional market town with a variety of independent shops including a supermarket, teashops, museum, historic church and beautiful Georgian architecture. It hosts a variety of annual events including Food and Drink Festival and the annual Shipston Proms.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
New term
3 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Oct Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail for tailored pricing for stays between 3-6 days in duration. Discounts from system generated prices are available
Maximum 6 adults 2 children. Please e-mail the owners to confirm availability. Online bookings payable in full at time of booking.
Bank transfers: 25% deposit payable at time of booking to secure the reservation.
Balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Changeover Day: Flexible. Please enquire
Arrival time from 3pm.
Departure by 10am please.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf


  • Ground Floor shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom 1st floor - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Walk in shower enclosure
  • 2nd floor washroom - Bath with Shower, Luxury washroom with slipper bath (shower mixer) & sink
  • On the ground floor ; a shower room with wc. On the first floor (Family bathroom); a large family bathroom with a bath, walk in shower and wc. On the 2nd floor (washroom); an open-plan washroom with slipper bath and sink (note no wc)


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (7 adults+ 1child ) 4 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor; Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin single beds, Bedroom 3 is a smaller room with a single 2ft 6inch width daybed with pull out trundle beneath. 2nd floor; Bedroom 4 is an open plan with wash facilities(height restricted in areas)


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Bedroom 3 is most suited to children due to the smaller dimensions of the room and the trundle bed, therefore max 7 adults + 1 children. Please note that due to the age and character of the property there is restricted headroom in certain areas. Due to the property being so conveniently situated in the heart of this thriving market town, please do expect some outside noise from traffic etc. Regrettably no pets allowed. With regret no hen or stag groups. Outside: There is a small enclosed rear courtyard with table and chairs. Utility Room: Utility area with washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Linen Bed linen included Other: There is a ground floor shower room which leads to a small enclosed rear courtyard with table and chairs. There is central heating throughout.

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