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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Stratford-upon-Avon

​​Stratford-upon-Avon is a town that is best known as being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, making it the ideal place to stay for fans of theatre. Art and culture are key features of this West Midlands holiday destination, whether you’re enjoying a production at the RSC or learning more about the influential playwright’s past as you wander around the perfectly preserved historic architecture. The market town itself is full to bursting with brilliant shops, cafes and restaurants, there are picturesque walks down by the canal, and history buffs will delight in the range of old buildings that give Stratford an atmosphere that often feels as though you’ve stepped back into the past. Read more

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52.250246, -1.840307

Mutton Barn provides luxurious holiday accommodation and boasts a wonderful rural location with breathtaking views of Warwickshires spectacular countryside. A haven for wildlife, this impressive barn is just 7 miles from Stratford upon Avon and is an ideal base for exploring Central England including Warwickshire and the Cotswolds.

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1995
Short breaks from £199 per night

10  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.186234, -1.710006

Indulge in 5-Star Gold luxury within walking distance of famous sights and fantastic amenities at Heritage Mews. The modern holiday cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon is only a 10-15 minutes walk from places like Shakespeare's Birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and the River Avon, offering a very high standard of accommodation for three people in two bedrooms. The cottage has a beautiful private courtyard garden, off-street parking for two cars, and lots of touches that will ensure you're very comfortable in every season. It's a perfect choice for exploring Stratford-upon-Avon and the wider Warwickshire countryside and the nearby Cotswolds.   Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £940
Short breaks from £99 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

The Ling Lodges

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 8th Jul 2022 for 2 nights, £1190Save £300"Last available July weekend DUE TO A POSTPONEMENT OF A STAY Save up to £300 and have up to ten people to stay with completely private use of the fantastic large indoor heated Swimming Pool"
52.241519, -1.769571

This fabulous property sleeps ten in comfort and has a fantastic completely private heated indoor swimming pool for your exclusive use - ideal for groups of friends or large families who wish to holiday together in complete comfort. Just three miles from Stratford-upon–Avon and with loads of restaurants and numerous attractions to visit locally.

Weekly guide price:
£1850 to £3500
Short breaks from £450 per night

10  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Lower Ling Lodge

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 8th Jul 2022 for 2 nights, £690Save £200"Last available July weekend DUE TO A CANCELLATION Save up to £200 and have up to six people to stay with completely private use of the fantastic large indoor heated Swimming Pool"
52.241519, -1.769571

A spacious two bedroom ground floor holiday lodge located in the grounds of a country house with indoor swimming pool. Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley in Arden are only three miles away with an abundance of attractions and great days out within easy reach. A good self-catering base for exploring Central England.

Weekly guide price:
£1450 to £1950
Short breaks from £225 per night

6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.090852, -1.492905

Stunning lodge set with the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the pretty Warwickshire village of Upper Tysoe. Boasting an outdoor living area with a hot tub, pizza oven and barbeque, a gorgeous bedroom with a super king size bed, sky light for star gazing and two twin bath tubs, and a stylish and contemporary kitchen and living space, Jess' Tree Bach has all the bells and whistles needed for a memorable holiday. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat, or you can even bring the kids who will love the bunk beds and four metre slide which takes them down to the play area below.

Weekly guide price:
£1428 to £2180
Short breaks from £255 per night

4  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.090852, -1.492905

If you are looking to treat your loved one or family and friends to something a little bit different, whilst also indulging in a few extra luxurious touches, this quirky lodge is perfect. Tucked away in a tranquil woodland in the pretty village of Upper Tysoe in the Cotswolds AONB, Chicken Shed Lodge provides the perfect rural retreat for anyone looking to recharge their batteries. Relax in the hot tub, star gaze from the geodesic dome or simply sit back in one of the hanging rattan chairs on the wraparound decking as you watch the birds and wildlife. Chicken Shed Lodge sleeps five guests in two gorgeous bedrooms and is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1428 to £2268
Short breaks from £255 per night

5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.090852, -1.492905

Sleep soundly under the trees without worrying about bugs or your air mattress deflating! Will's Tree House is a luxurious studio-style timber holiday home. It sleeps two adults and two children, with lots of space and beautiful views as well as mod-cons like WiFi, a Smart TV and a fully equipped kitchen. It is one of six charmingly unique holiday properties at Winchcombe Farm in Upper Tysoe, with guests enjoying wonderful walks and bike rides from the door and a location that's convenient for favourite Cotswold attractions as well as Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick and Oxford. Depending on availability, short breaks are available all year round. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £275 per night

4  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.090852, -1.492905

Imagine sleeping under the stars in a heated geodesic dome! That's just one of the options you have when you stay at George's Gateway. The stylish single-storey holiday cottage sleeps eight people (six adults and two children) in four bedrooms with lots of space inside and out. The cabin is in a quiet location on Winchcombe Farm in Upper Tysoe, a pretty Warwickshire village in the north of the Cotswolds close to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, the Cotswold Farm Park, Blenheim Palace and many more favourite Cotswold attractions. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £355 per night

6+2  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.090852, -1.492905

Bob's Lodge is a luxurious holiday lodge in the North Cotswolds, close to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa. Set over two levels, with a huge deck, hot tub and an enclosed garden, it sleeps eight people in four bedrooms (one a heated geodome on a balcony) and is ideal for families. Bob's Lodge is one of six quirky holiday properties on Winchcombe Farm in Upper Tysoe, each one uniquely designed and furnished to fit perfectly within its carefully chosen setting. There is a village shop, cafe, and pub just over a mile away, and plenty of walks and cycling routes from the door. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £415 per night

8  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.205690, -1.683590

This lovely riverfront lodge is only a 20-minute walk from the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon and its famous sights and attractions. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is on a quiet holiday park that is popular with couples and families who enjoy facilities like a children's playground and an onsite bar and restaurant. The Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, and Cadbury World are all within easy reach. Visitors can enjoy beautiful walks or hire a bike and explore Warwickshire's lovely country lanes.

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1250
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.205690, -1.683590

Explore historic Stratford-Upon-Avon from this comfortable lodge that is only a 20-minute walk from the town's famous sights that include Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. The lodge sleeps four people in two bedrooms (plus an extra two on a sofa bed) and is on a private holiday park that is within easy reach of the River Avon, shops, cafes and pubs, and close enough to Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace and Cadbury World for more fun and memorable days out.

Weekly guide price:
£980 to £1260
Short breaks from £150 per night

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.136299, -1.808279

Formerly the farm stables and granary, this holiday cottage sits within the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire and is close to Stratford-upon Avon and the Cotswolds villages. Guest's also have the use of an indoor swimming pool (shared only with the owners!). A great base for exploring Central England with an abundance of attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £600

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.195411, -1.707670

42 Shakespeare Street is a welcoming holiday cottage close to the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal and within walking distance of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as favourite attractions like Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The three-bedroom property sleeps six people and has off-street parking and an enclosed patio garden. It's ideal for families, including those with a dog, being close to all of the sights that make Stratford-upon-Avon perfect for a relaxed holiday in any season. You can walk or cycle along the canal and into the beautiful Warwickshire countryside or take a day trip to Oxford, Birmingham, Bicester, Blenheim Palace, Warwick, and Leamington Spa, which are easily accessible from the cottage. 

Weekly guide price:
£250 to £700

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.195411, -1.707670

This comfortable early Victorian holiday cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is a five-minute stroll from some of Stratford-Upon-Avon's favourite sights and attractions. It is perfect for families, especially those with a car, as it benefits from off-street parking. Spend happy days shopping, relaxing over a long lazy lunch, strolling beside the river and exploring Shakespeare's birthplace, seeing his grave, and discovering where his wife and daughter lived. Warwick Castle is only 20 minutes away, as is the north Cotswolds AONB. 41 Shakespeare Street is a wonderful place to stay at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £775

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.217889, -1.931916

The Granary at Oaks Barn Farm offers a taste of country life on a small working farm in a peaceful rural location, yet it is only ten minutes drive from Stratford-Upon-Avon. With a salt water hot tub as an optional extra, you can soak up the tranquility of the countryside by day, and by night, enjoy the clear star-filled skies watching the flickering flames of the Kandai fire bowl. Centrally located in England, The Granary is a great base for exploring the many attractions of Warwickshire as well as the nearby Cotswolds.

Weekly guide price:
£985 to £1375
Short breaks from £274 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.217889, -1.931916

The Coach House at Oaks Barn Farm is in a peaceful rural location on a working farm just ten minutes from the excitement of Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend your days exploring all of Warwickshire's best attractions (including the Cotswolds), cycling through country lanes or even boating on the River Avon, and your evenings relaxing by the outdoor Kandai fire bowl as you enjoy star-filled skies. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is a comfortable choice for couples, families or friends. Oaks Barn Farm has another cottage and several shepherd's huts which can be booked together with The Coach House to accommodate larger groups.

Weekly guide price:
£725 to £1349
Short breaks from £135 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.217889, -1.931916

Shepherds View is located at Oaks Barn Farm along with two other stylish holiday homes. A working farm nestling amongst tranquil countryside, this stylish lodge is only ten minutes drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, a vibrant town full of culture, good places for a meal out, shops and attractions. A salt water hot tub as an optional extra allows guests to relax and enjoy the tranquility by day, and the star-filled skies by night whilst watching the flames flickering in the Kandai fire bowl. Centrally positioned in the country, Shepherds View is well located for discovering the beauty of Warwickshire and the nearby Cotswolds.

Weekly guide price:
£635 to £1100
Short breaks from £118 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.194152, -1.705238

A comfortable welcoming one bedroom ground floor apartment in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon with its own private parking and gated entrance. Free Wi-Fi and well equipped to provide a comfy self-catering base from which to explore the many attractions on the doorstep and in the surrounding area including the Cotswolds and Warwickshire.

Weekly price:
£560 all year

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.194152, -1.705238

This cosy studio apartment, with bay windows overlooking the canal, is the perfect bolthole for couples looking for a self-catering getaway in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this pretty market town, or explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. 4 Bancroft Place has everything you might need for cosy nights in, or take advantage of the huge number of pubs, restaurants and attractions on the doorstep. 

Weekly price:
£395 all year
Short breaks from £83 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.192324, -1.731457

Unicorn Barn is a light, spacious holiday home with space for up to 12 people to sleep in six well-appointed bedrooms. The owners have created a place where everyone can relax in comfort, including people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. The location close to the centre of Shottery village is perfect, being only a mile from Stratford-Upon-Avon and within walking distance of Anne Hathaway's Cottage as well as the village shops and pubs. There are miles of beautiful countryside walks nearby, while both the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are within a half-hour drive. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £3500

12  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

Located in Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon is best known for being the birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare, but there’s plenty more to discover in this medieval city. Below are some of the top recommendations for how to spend your time when you visit.

Where to Go in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is one of the leading cultural organisations in Stratford-upon-Avon, with several venues across the town all dedicated to preserving the legacy of the famous literary figure. The house where Shakespeare was born and raised is one of the most-visited places in the whole area and is a wonderful attraction for all ages where you can learn more about his life and impact on the world of theatre.

Another top attraction in Stratford-upon-Avon is Anne Hathaway’s cottage, where Shakespeare’s wife lived and was courted by the playwright. It’s now a beautifully preserved example of classic Tudor architecture that is home to original furniture and a beautiful garden with a sculpture trail.

For those less keen on culture, the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is the largest tropical attraction in the UK and makes a great day out for families with children. Another nearby highlight is a nature reserve known as Welcombe Hills, which offers lots of green space to run around in or explore on a woodland walk.

What to Do in Stratford-upon-Avon

If you’re in Stratford-upon-Avon and want to really appreciate the work of its most famous figure, seeing a play is one of the best things to do. There are three theatres owned by The Royal Shakespeare Company in the town, all of which have a varied program of events and stage a variety of classic and modern productions.

You can also enjoy the river that gave the town its name by taking a boat trip along the River Avon. Whether you hop on a large cruiser and enjoy a guided tour or hire a pedalo or small boat and row along yourself, it’s a very peaceful way to spend part of a day and see more of the town from the water.

If you enjoy checking out the local produce of the places you visit, Stratford-upon-Avon is home to two markets a week that have a great selection of edible offerings. Take a bag with you and pick up some ingredients for lunch, or just browse the samples on offer and appreciate the high quality of the local flavours.

Best Time to Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is best visited when the weather is warm and dry, which in the UK is between June and September. There are usually lots of events held over the summer holidays in July and August, so whilst this is the busiest time of year to visit it’s also one of the most exciting.