View towards the property
View towards the property
Garden
Relax in the cosy lounge
Lounge
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen
Enjoy afternoon tea
Tea in the sun room
Sun room and dining area
Twin bedroom
The perfect place to enjoy a good book
A quiet corner
Cosy double bedroom
Pretty bedroom details
Double bedroom details
Downstairs bathroom with shower over
Beautiful English country garden
Patio and dining area
Original thatched property
Pretty cottage garden
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Winter's Tale

Stratford-upon-Avon (1.5mls W), Cotswolds
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Chocolate box cottage with a lovely secluded garden, tucked away in a peaceful hamlet
  • Perfect base for keen walkers to enjoy the heart of England way, and the many canal paths and historic walks
  • Ideal location for exploring the history and heritage of Stratford on Avon
Property code: 41342

Traditional thatched cottage enjoying a peaceful location within a small hamlet, just a short distance from the centre of Stratford upon Avon.

QUINTESSENTIAL THATCHED COTTAGE WITHIN A HISTORIC HAMLET The pretty cottage is traditional in style with its characteristic exposed low beams and wooden floors and is just a short distance from the heart of Stratford upon Avon though enjoying a peaceful location within a cluster of character properties. Just perfect for making the most of Shakespeare’s birth place. Shottery, the home of Anne Hathaway, offers easy access to some of Warwickshire’s historic towns  including Stratford upon Avon, with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and the market town of Warwick with its impressive castle. A little further afield are the more traditional Cotswold villages of Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold. A wealth of National Trust properties to explore, Charlecote Park set within a landscaped deer park and Coughton Court an imposing Tudor house with a collection of catholic treasures. For enthusiastic walkers enjoy the well waymarked paths to include canal walks, circulars and the heart of England Way. The accommodation is full of character and offers two bedrooms- 1 double and 1 twin. The bathroom with shower over bath and WC, is situated on the ground floor. Relax in the comfortable beamed lounge with Sky TV and electric wood-burner. You can enjoy eating in the bright and sunny dining area after cooking in the well appointed kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also a utility room with washer/dryer. After a busy day enjoy a glass of wine in the pretty enclosed private garden with patio area and garden furniture. Allocated parking for 1 car. 1 dog welcome.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Two bedrooms - 1 double 1 twin
  • Low beams and steep stairs
  • Downstairs Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge (basic Sky package including Sky Cinema)
  • TV in double bedroom.
  • Bedlinen and towels included
  • Enclosed private garden
  • Electric, central heating and Wifi included
  • Hot water bottles available
  • Electric fans for the warm weather
  • Regret no children under 14
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking for 1 car

Samantha Weatherstone

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip, 1st November 2021

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The cottage is in an ideal location, very quaint, very comfy and well equipped. Local pup approx 10mins walk. Would recommend, over all a very enjoyable, relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Adrian, 24th October 2021

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Cottage was beautiful and in a great location . Wildlife was an extra bonus

Reviewed by Denise, 1st October 2021

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A wonderful stay, we felt instantly at home and we will return. The cottage is a delight; comfy lounge, sunny conservatory, great kitchen. The garden was a joy. The bed was so comfortable, it was difficult to leave it. The extra sitting room at the top of the stairs; a step back in time. We walked into the town via Tavern Lane and Chestnut Walk to Read moreenjoy the wealth of interests to be found there. A stop at the Bell at the end of the road on the way home for nightcaps. What more could you want. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca, 17th September 2021

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Perfect location to Stratford. The cottage is cosy and the bed super comfy. The garden is enclosed and private. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. We highly recommend Winters Tale as a retreat from the norm. Just mind your head on the smaller door frames!

Reviewed by David, 13th August 2021

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Comfort is 4 stars only because of the low beams problem, and also because the hot water takes ages to appear - and it could be hotter. It was certainly good value for money, but not quite 5 stars worth.

Reviewed by James, 6th August 2021

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Lovely old cottage, full of charm. Great location on the edge of Stratford. Well equipped.

Reviewed by Darren, 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Mary, 2nd July 2021

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A very pretty cottage in a good location which is ideal for visiting Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Monica, 31st May 2021

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We really loved our stay in this lovely cottage. It was very well set up with lots of lovely little touches. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Lisa, 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Paul, 7th May 2021

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We had always wanted to stay in a thatched cottage and this didnt disappoint. It was beautifully appointed, cosy and warm. The living room was attractive, the beds were comfortable & we were delighted to find such a well equipped kitchen. We also loved the fact that pets are welcomed. However, we did feel that it was rather expensive. Be aware therRead moree is allocated parking for one car only, should two couples be sharing. We felt that 10am departure on a Sunday was too early considering the cost. Hide

Reviewed by George, 16th April 2021

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The Cottage is located in a delightful Hamlet of similar cottages of character. We found it to be extremely well furnished. We would not hesitate to arrange a further visit.

Reviewed by James, 1st November 2020

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Would whole heartily recommend this beautiful period cottage. It was especially wonderful as has everything you could possibly need including towel, bowls rug and biscuits for the dog :). He loved the secluded enclosed garden. We drove to the Cotswolds every day for some great walks. Lovely time.

Reviewed by Alison, 9th October 2020

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We had a great time, well located, we walked into the town centre for sight-seeing and any meals out. Once the heating was on it warmed up very quickly and was very cosy, the kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. the door are very low and we spent most of our time hitting our heads, remember to bend down when walking through the dRead moreoors!!! Hide

Reviewed by Chloe, 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful quintessential 500 year old English cottage hidden away with modern comforts . Great location (5mins aways from Stratford upon Avon town).

Reviewed by Jean, 18th September 2020

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The cottage was nice, the stairs, in keeping with the age of the property, were steep and the door frames low. It's a lovely, well located property but not suitable for elderly people.

Reviewed by Christine, 15th September 2020

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Reviewed by Rachel, 13th September 2020

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Reviewed by Robert, 23rd August 2020

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Lovely thatched cottage in a great location. Some lovely touches left by the owner Very clean on arrival would recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Sarah, 14th August 2020

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Loved our change of scenery stay in theWinters tale cottage. Lovely walks into Stratford-upon-Avon.

Reviewed by Gerard, 31st July 2020

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Could not have been more delighted with our traditional thatched cottage, it exceeded our expectations with regard to comfort and that olde world feeling but with the comforts of a modern home. The cottage is situated near to Stratford town center and all it has to offer but also is a good base for touring and seeing the attractions in the local arRead moreea too with easy road connections to and from the cottage onto major road routes. Would certainly book this cottage again if we are in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea, 24th July 2020

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The cottage itself is lovely, full of character and quiet. We particularly enjoyed the little conservatory where we could sit and enjoy the view of the garden. The surroundings are beautiful too - and so convenient for getting into Stratford and into the surrounding countryside. We hope to return when everything Shakespeare is open again.

Reviewed by Mick, 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Sandra, 13th March 2020

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This is a lovely little cottage, with a nice enclosed garden. There is parking for 1 vehicle & then you go down a little walkway to the cottage (on the right). It's everything you would imagine - low doorways, beams, small windows - but is still light inside and there was plenty of space for a couple and a dog! It's a fabulous little place and therRead moree's everything you need for a perfect break already there. You can walk (25 mins) or drive (10 mins) to Stratford and the Cotswolds are very close. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie, 9th March 2020

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The cottage was absolutely charming, lovely and warm when we arrived and fully equipped. A very sweet garden and a great location. The only down side is the bathroom is on the ground floor and with quite steep stairs so is difficult if you want to go to the toilet during the night. Be a great improvement if a toilet and basin could be incorporated Read moreon the first floor. Hide

Reviewed by Mary, 27th December 2019

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Well located pretty cottage but needs attention to detail.

Reviewed by Tracy, 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Claire, 8th November 2019

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This was a lovely cottage full of character. Everything you could think of was provided with some lovely welcome touches. We stayed in November & it was so cosy a perfect winters retreat. The lounge was very comfortable and the conservatory attached a great space for playing games when the weather was bad. The kitchen was very well designed & greatRead more to cook in - well thought out for a cottage kitchen. Lovely garden too. Hide

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Garden
Relax in the cosy lounge
Lounge
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen
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