Peaceful, remote retreat in glorious countryside

Peaceful, remote retreat in glorious countryside

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A beautiful, large home located in an idyllic, countryside hamlet. Exceptional views in a remote location and yet a short drive to Shakespeare’s riverside town of Stratford-upon-Avon and historic Warwick, if you wanted to venture out. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the English countryside with limitless walks and cycle rides from your front door. There are paths and bridleways to explore, the canal on which to kayak and the river nearby to enjoy. Alternatively, sit back on the south facing terrace and soak up the birdsong and natural world that surrounds you.

A tastefully decorated home with a cosy log burner in the sitting room and country kitchen with a large, farmhouse kitchen table and oak worktops. A second family dining table and bbq on the south facing terrace allows for alfresco dining while enjoying the surrounding countryside. Wonderful views from bedrooms. Modern, family bathroom with jacuzzi-feature bath and power showers in both family bathroom and ensuite. Vast array of adult and children’s books, games, adult and children’s bicycles for exploring the rural area, table-tennis and table-football available in the double garage, also a trampoline and football goal in the back garden. Smart TV, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, DVD/Bluray, Fibre Broadband Wifi, Wii, XBox. We have two gorgeous cats that eat and sleep in the laundry room and won't come into the main house if you don't want them to. Our lovely neighbour is always happy to pop round to feed them if you are happier with that arrangement than feeding them yourselves.

Ground Floor:
Porch leading to spacious hallway
Large, farmhouse kitchen fully equipped with range master-style double oven with 5 induction hobs, fridge, dishwasher and dining table for 8-10
Laundry and boot room with washing/dryer machine, large freezer and door to back garden
Downstairs toilet and sink
Study and music room with Apple Mac computer, desk, piano and bookcases
Spacious farmhouse sitting room with cosy log-burner, two large sofas and wooden beamed ceiling

First Floor
South facing double bedroom with magnificent views, and double bed
Large bedroom with full-sized adult single bed and second, slide-out full-sized single bed
Single bedroom with full-sized single bed
‘Through’ bedroom with child’s single bed, leading to master bedroom
Enormous master bedroom with double bed, sofa and TV
En-suite bathroom with power shower
Family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and power shower

Exterior:
South facing terrace with dining table, chairs, parasol and bbq
Back garden with trampoline and goal
Private gravel-drive parking for 2 cars
Double garage with selection of bicycles, table-tennis, table-football and chest freezer.

Features

More about us

  1. We are a family with four children who appreciate the countryside, enjoy the culture of Stratford upon Avon and love to travel during the school holidays. We are very happy to do direct swaps or points swaps in any of the school holidays but cannot swap during the term time. We keep our home neat and tidy and will take good care of yours.

  2. Tom is Deputy Headmaster and Frances is a Teacher of Spanish and French. Both work at Shakespeare's Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  3. We have travelled widely and have a lot of experience of staying at other people's homes. We respect of other people's homes and possessions.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Lamb's Cottage is located in Newnham, a beautiful and idyllic hamlet at the end of a no-through road. You can be guaranteed a peaceful holiday here as the only traffic is the occasional tractor! You can enjoy beautiful rolling countryside which is superb for walking, cycling, kayaking on the canal or just relishing the peace and tranquility.

Stratford-upon-Avon, a bustling market town and popular tourist destination, is just five miles away. Here you can enjoy shopping, relaxing by the river, exploring the Shakespeare houses, or watching a play at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company. The historic town of Warwick is also close and boasts one of Great Britain’s finest castles, Warwick Castle.

If you want to venture further afield, the Cotswolds to the south and Birmingham to the north are both 30 minutes away. Oxford is under an hour and London is 90 minutes away by train.

Buzzy restaurants
Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley-in-Arden are both reknowned for their fantastic range of restaurants.
Cool bars
You'll be spoilt for choice locally. Additionally The King's Head in Aston Cantlow is a 25 minute countryside walk away.
Cozy cafés
Stratford has a multitude of cafes for chilling out.
Retail therapy
Stratford has all the shops you will need. For more retail therapy the Bull Ring at Birmingham is an easy train ride away. Henley-in-Arden to Birmingham Moor Street is just 45 minutes by train.
Bit of culture
All things Shakespeare are at your doorstep. London, Oxford, Cheltenham and Birmingham are a short car/train journey away.
Walks in the park
Newnham is a walkers' paradise! We have rolling countryside and a beautiful canal for endless walks.
Spot of exercise
If you enjoy running and cycling you will be delighted to explore our many footpaths.
Day tripping
London? Cheltenham? Oxford? Birmingham? There'll be plenty to keep you occupied within easy distance.

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