Complimentary Welcome Hamper
A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.
Tucked away in this little explored corner of the Cotswolds and within easy reach of Shakespeare country sits S94067, a much loved home and a piece of living history. Dating from the early 1600s and painstakingly restored by the present owners, it’s a rare privilege to experience such heritage as a guest. Impressive inglenooks, original flagstone floors, exposed beams and rarely seen authentic elm panelled walls all combine to create a unique backdrop to your time away with family and friends.
Sleeps ten guests.
Two super-king bedrooms, one king-size bedroom and one large single bedroom.
Family bedroom with super king bed and single bed
Three bathrooms in the main house and one shower room in the adjacent barn conversion.
Two inglenook fireplaces and one woodburning stove.
Two acres of grounds including traditional knot garden, lawn, orchard and tennis court.
Children and infants in own travel cot welcome.
Two well behaved dogs welcome.
Off street parking for up to six cars.
Minimum three night stay.
The house sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms which exude period charm. There’s an elegant sitting room and sophisticated library, each with open fires and the cosy ambiance of the dining hall. The characterful country kitchen has everything you will need to cook up a storm, with a traditional pantry linking the kitchen to the dining hall provides ample storage as well as all manner of kitchen paraphernalia. An adjacent barn houses a yoga studio with some gym equipment, contemporary shower room and spacious family games room. The private enclosed grounds extend to two acres and include a tiger turf tennis court and cricket net with bowling machine.
The village of Stourton is located in the north eastern corner of the Cotswolds in the county of Warwickshire within easy reach of the home of the Bard. Dating from the post-medieval period, the house is surrounded by fascinating history, not least of which the dissolution of the monasteries and the English Civil War. Nowadays, the locality is brimming with artisan producers as well as sites of interest: The Cotswold Distillery is literally on the doorstep (S94067 guests qualify for a discount), the Hook Norton Brewery still using traditional methods is within easy reach and Todenham Manor Farm renowned for its top quality outdoor reared pork and beef is nearby. The local market town of Shipston-on-Stour shuns large supermarkets which makes it a delight for traditional fresh produce shopping and independent shops.
This holiday at a glance
Additional featuresPeriod features including original flagstone floors, elm panelled walls and exposed beams.
Two enamelled claw foot baths.
Range cooker with six gas burners and two electric ovens.
Microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack.
Televisions with full Sky package including sport and movie channels.
Small selection of books, board games and DVDs.
Yoga studio with some gym equipment.
Games room with billiards table.
Cricket net with bowling machine.
Attractions and nearby amenitiesTake a wander around the nearby town of Shipston on Stour where there are still independent shops selling traditional fresh produce including a deli, bakery, butchers and a fishmonger, as well as several pubs, a tea room and tapas bar.
Just a few miles in the other direction is Chipping Norton, another very individual market town. If antiques are of particular interest, visit Station Mill on the outskirts of Chipping Norton near Bliss Mill.
The Cherington Arms is within walking distance of the Manor and its speciality is traditional home-made food. Dogs are welcomed and there is a lovely garden sloping down to the River Stour.
The Cotswold Distillery is on your doorstep and the shop and tasting rooms are similar to a comfortable Cotswold cottage, and you can sit by the wood burning stove sampling their wares, and visitors to the Manor qualify for a discount!
If you are a beer drinker, visit Hook Norton Brewery where you will find their original steam engine, learn about their history and see how the delicious beers are made. You may catch a glimpse of the friendly Shire horses if they are in their stables and not delivering beer to the local hostelries in the traditional way.
Whichford Pottery is close by and you can take a tour of the workshops watching the potters and decorators at work, and have a bite to eat in the Straw Kitchen.
The landscape is one of gently rolling hills and quiet lanes chock full of delightful pubs and visitor attractions such as Chastleton House, Batsford Arboretum, Hidcote and The Rollright Stones.
For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here