What an idyllic location
View  towards the property from the water
Enjoy the warmth and romance from the wood burner
This unique riverside thatch with a contemporary twist
Simply furnished with natural colours
Curl up with your favourite book
A table for two just perfect for a light lunch
Join the ducks at the kitchen sink
There's always time for tea and cake
At the end of the day slip into this king-size bed for a perfect nights sleep
Nothing better than a long soak in a spa bath
Simple luxury with his and hers sinks
Soak up the afternoon sun
Relax and take in the boats that pass by
Peaceful riverside views
Brimming with character
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2 / 16  View towards the property from the water
3 / 16  Enjoy the warmth and romance from the wood burner
4 / 16  This unique riverside thatch with a contemporary twist
5 / 16  Simply furnished with natural colours
6 / 16  Curl up with your favourite book
7 / 16  A table for two just perfect for a light lunch
8 / 16  Join the ducks at the kitchen sink
9 / 16  There's always time for tea and cake
10 / 16  At the end of the day slip into this king-size bed for a perfect nights sleep
11 / 16  Nothing better than a long soak in a spa bath
12 / 16  Simple luxury with his and hers sinks
13 / 16  Soak up the afternoon sun
14 / 16  Relax and take in the boats that pass by
15 / 16  Peaceful riverside views
16 / 16  Brimming with character

Boat Cottage,

Stratford-upon-Avon (3.5mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Secluded and romantic riverside retreat on the banks of the River Avon
  • Great location for touring the Cotswolds or wander along the riverside path to Stratford on Avon
  • Enjoy the peaceful river views from your private veranda and watch the boats go by
Property code: 50573

Peacefully tucked away, this is the perfect base for couples, its traditional thatch and wooden cladded exterior gives way to a contemporary and luxurious style internally further enhancing its charm.

Peaceful retreat where you can sit and watch the boats meander down the Avon. The village of Welford-on-Avon steeped with Warwickshire tradition is just a short walk. Enjoying a great location for touring the Cotswolds with easy access into Stratford-upon-Avon the birth place of Shakespeare, Warwick Castle, Henley in Arden for its high street that’s brimmed with boutiques, cafes and restaurants. For walkers, take a stroll into Stratford-upon-Avon via the Avon Valley Footpath enjoying the riverside as you go. The National Trust plays a big part with a wealth of gardens and properties to visit throughout the year to include: Anne Hathaway’s cottage, Hidcote Manor and Snowshill or visit some of the pretty Cotswold villages.

From the driveway towards the banks of the river, the glazed entrance hall is warm and welcoming adding a contemporary twist to a simple thatch. Take off your coat and leave your boots at the door, the open-plan lounge area with a warming wood burner takes centre stage with a cosy seating area that’s just perfect for a relaxing stay. The kitchen and dining area blend well with a simplistic style also well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Step back into the entrance hall where you can access a beautiful king-size bedroom with crisp bed linen for the perfect night’s sleep, the en-suite bathroom with twin sinks, inviting spa bath and separate shower are the perfect finishing touches to this room. There is also a separate WC on this floor.

The private veranda finished with wooden decking provides the perfect space for watching the world go by, with garden furniture and gas BBQ. There is allocated parking for two cars.

  • 1 bedroom – king size
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Fishing with fishing rights included available onsite (in season)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Hamper available on request
  • Gas BBQ
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Not suitable for babies or children
  • Regret no dogs
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV and DVD

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by alan, 14th September 2020

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Wow what a beautiful cottage the Photos on the site dont do it justice the place is amazing if you want to get away from it all this is the place to go the cottage has everything you need and more spotless clean and contemporary design looking out onto the River Avon and watching the wildlife Perfect

Reviewed by Gill, 11th September 2020

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This is a luxurious cottage in a beautiful and secluded setting. It was well equipped extremely comfortable. We enjoyed having our own bit of river frontage and watching the swans and the occasional boat go past as well as the wildlife around the cottage.

Reviewed by Margaret, 4th September 2020

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Idyllic cottage in a quiet and secluded area and a short walk from the car parking area. Bedroom and en-suite great. Kitchen area had all appliances required and all in good order. Comfortable lounge area . Decking excellent with good quality table, chairs, cushions etc. Everything in the cottage was of very good quality.

Reviewed by Nigel, 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Anne, 21st August 2020

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Wow what a beautiful place. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet, fishing on the riverbank, watching the boats go by and experiencing the local wildlife. A great place to relax and unwind. Lovely walks and plenty of pretty villages to visit. Also great food in the local pubs. Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Ian, 17th August 2020

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Excellent accommodation but the real winner is the location alongside the avon. Very secluded but within a few minutes of good amenities.

Reviewed by Neil, 14th August 2020

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What an amazing little cottage. Perfect location. Superb base to discover the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Sharon, 31st July 2020

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We had a fantastic holiday at The Boat Cottage. I would not change a single thing about it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautifully furnished cottage, with wonderful views in a superb location. Do not hesitate to book this cottage - it really is a very special place.

Reviewed by Margaret, 17th July 2020

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Charming cottage in an absolutely perfect location. We had such a relaxing stay and will definitely be booking another holiday at this location.

Reviewed by Nishit, 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Dorothy, 20th December 2019

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Perfection in every way. We spent an idyllic Christmas here. Cosy, comfortable and at one with nature. We felt like Hansel and Gretel, in our cottage in the woods, close by the river. Watching the wildlife around us was an extra joy.

Reviewed by Victoria, 15th November 2019

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Lovely remote cosy cottage. Very comfortable and clean. Fully equipped. Love the wood burner. Plenty to see and do in the area. Had a fantastic 3 days. Highly recommended. Certainly will be returning.

Reviewed by Alison, 18th September 2019

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A wonderful relaxing secluded setting where you can chill out and unwind with the wildlife.

Reviewed by Janet, 6th September 2019

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Spotlessly clean, modern new decor and fabulous location. Many thoughtful and welcome touches, riverside deckchairs wonderfully relaxing. Very comfortable accommodation, best cottage we have rented in 40 years.

Reviewed by Martyn, 31st August 2019

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Wonderfully situated by the River Avon with splendid facilities, great design and every comfort. This was definitely one of our top three cottages in many years of holidaying in England.

Reviewed by Russell, 5th July 2019

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A wonderful cottage in a picturesque location. Very private and peaceful. Being able to sit riverside was blissful.

Reviewed by Waldemar, 21st June 2019

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Reviewed by Alexander, 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Amanda, 16th April 2019

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Idyllic, enhanced by incredible Mediterranean weather over Easter. Beautifully appointed with great very private outside space. At least 2 good pubs for food in walking distance. Hidcote is stunning.

Reviewed by Paul, 23rd November 2018

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Really lovely peaceful setting, fantastic views of river and lots of wildlife. Cottage is in great village with pubs and shops in walking distance. Great spa bathroom. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We will definitely go again.

Reviewed by Helen, 16th November 2018

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We had a wonderful tranquil stay here for a special birthday week. Perfect location to get away from it. The cottage was cosy, well equipped and to a high specification. A place to return in the future for a little bit of calm. Contact prior to our stay with the owners was easy and they were very responsive. Thank you.

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What an idyllic location
View  towards the property from the water
Enjoy the warmth and romance from the wood burner
This unique riverside thatch with a contemporary twist
Simply furnished with natural colours
Curl up with your favourite book
A table for two just perfect for a light lunch
Join the ducks at the kitchen sink
There's always time for tea and cake
At the end of the day slip into this king-size bed for a perfect nights sleep
Nothing better than a long soak in a spa bath
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Location

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