Excellent Cottage sleeping up to 10 guests
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.
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
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!
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.