Known as being the 'heart' of Shakespeare's England, the county of Warwickshire offers the perfect mix of natural beauty, history, and entertainment. Amongst the wonderful landscape are some of Britain's most interesting places, including Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Lemington Spa, and Warwick; all rich in culture and history. With plenty to see and do, it's the ideal place for you and your furry friend to discover together.
- Evesham, EnglandNew Inn House has been furnished with very good quality fitted bathrooms and high pressure showers with underfloor heating, and occupies a quiet, rural location. This spacious holiday property commands uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside towards the Cotswolds Hills and stands adjoining the owners’ home in grounds of nearly 5 acres. Comfortable, it is well equipped with grounds comprising extensive terracing, south-facing sitting-out areas, and exclusive use of an all-weather hard tennis court and an outdoor heated swimming pool, as well as a full-size pool table and children’s play area with 14ft trampoline, swings and a slide.
Perfectly placed for exploring the Cotswolds and its many delights and family attractions, it is within easy reach of Stratford-upon-Avon. A town brimming with half-timbered buildings, there are many interesting sights associated with Shakespeare to be seen; the Holy Trinity Church, and the Bard’s last resting place, Guild Chapel, Hall’s Croft and New Place all make for interesting visits, as does Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the adjoining Swan Theatre. New Inn House is also ideal for visiting Cheltenham, and the Gustav Holst Museum, Evesham – reputedly Lady Godiva’s site of burial, and Tewkesbury.
In addition to the many historic Cotswold villages and towns, the surrounding countryside is excellent terrain for walking; a climb to the summit of the Worcestershire Beacons affords marvellous views of lush green Hereford and the flat expanses of the Severn Valley. Golf 4 miles. Superb fishing in Evesham. Two pubs within walking distance. Shop ½ mile.£549Price per night from
- Banbury, EnglandA beautiful barn that was recently renovated in 2018 and is set in a quiet village in the Oxfordshire countryside, on the edge of the stunning Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The owners will give you a very warm welcome and ensure you have a fantastic stay with your friends and family and will even let you stay until 11am on the day of departure to enjoy every last moment of your break. Set in a gated courtyard, Monastery Barn has been presented to a very high standard with many period features including beams throughout the ground floor. All rooms in this property overlook the walled English country garden which has two patios where you can sit and dine, a secret seating area and is subtly illuminated at night so you can enjoy the warmer evenings with a gin and tonic. The dining room opens into the conservatory which boasts another seating area and flows into the large kitchen and the cosy living room. Upstairs, there are 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms, the master has an en-suite bathroom and there is a family bathroom too.
This is a great property for a short break or extended holiday as there is much to see and do in the area. Shutford has a lovely village pub and is a short distance from both Banbury and Chipping Norton. Explore sleepy villages of honey-coloured stone and lively market towns; visit stunning palaces, castles and country houses; walk along rural historic trails, footpaths and bridleways to explore ancient woodlands and wild flower meadows. Locally produced cheeses, meats and drinks can be sampled at the gastro pubs and inns, traditional cafés and fine dining restaurants within a 20 mile radius of Monastery Barn.
There is a wealth of visitor attractions and leisure activities in the area including Blenheim Palace, British Motor Museum, Broughton Castle and gardens, Hook Norton Brewery, Daylesford Organic Farm, Soho Farmhouse, Rollright Stones and Silverstone Race Circuit. A few villages and towns that would be well worth a visit during your stay would be Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Banbury, Shipston-on-Stour, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stratford-upon-Avon, Woodstock and Chipping Campden to name but a few. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.£353Price per night from