Stratford-upon-Avon Holiday Cottages

The historical market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is set on the banks of the River Avon and is full of characterful self catering holiday cottages and homes. Birthplace of William Shakespeare it will come as no surprise that there are plenty of Shakespearean experiences to be had.

With a choice of three Royal Shakespeare Company theatres you’re sure to find a performance to suit you. Not only can you catch a production of a well-known Shakespeare play, but there are often other shows on offer too such as Kate DiCamillo’s The Magicians Elephant. Real theatre lovers will most certainly want to take in an additional experience – maybe an unwrapped demonstration offering a look around the rehearsal rooms or a Director Talk with members of the company’s production team.

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Shakespeare Cottage

Shakespeare Cottage is an elegantly furnished Grade II listed, Cotswold holiday home nestled in the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Boasting stylish interiors and a tranquil courtyard at the rear, this wonderful dog friendly holiday home is the perfect retreat from which to explore the countryside and villages of the North Cotswolds.
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July Cottage

July Cottage is a beautifully renovated Cotswold stone holiday cottage located in the quaint community village of Ilmington. Complete with original features and wood burning stove, this dog friendly property is ideal for friends and family looking to explore the surroundings either on foot along the many footpaths or you are a short drive to Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon.
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The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office is a wonderful Grade II listed holiday cottage located in the village of Ilmington, close to Chipping Campden. Finished to a high standard and boasting spacious living areas, a picturesque patio garden and an abundance of character, this beautiful home is the perfect base for a relaxing Cotswold break.
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Magnolia Cottage

Magnolia Cottage is a beautifully presented home from home which boasts light and airy interiors, spacious living areas and a peaceful patio garden, complete with an outdoor table and seating for five. Located in the heart of Honeybourne, this fabulous property is perfect for a relaxing break in the countryside.
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Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage is a stylish Cotswold stone holiday home which boasts a wealth of character features, spacious living areas and a superb garden, complete with comfortable seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of Ebrington, this fabulous property is ideal for friends or families seeking a luxury country escape.
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Cricket Cottage

Cricket Cottage is a stunning 17th century holiday home located in the breath-taking village of Ebrington, near Chipping Campden. Boasting a spacious living areas, a cosy wood burning stove and exposed oak beams, this tastefully decorated period home has an enchanting garden at the rear and is the perfect base for a relaxing break in the North Cotswolds.
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Quaint End

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Furrow Barn

Furrow Barn is a beautifully presented, single storey holiday home which has elegantly furnished rooms, a spacious open-plan living area, and a tranquil garden, complete with outdoor seating and stunning views across the countryside. Located in the heart of Honington, this fabulous property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones and also welcomes one dog!
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Ridge Barn

Ridge Barn is a beautifully presented holiday home on the outskirts of Honington, close to Shipston-on-Stour. Boasting stylish interiors, spacious living areas and a charming garden with rural views, this fabulous property is the ideal base for a family or group of friends looking for a peaceful country retreat.

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Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage is a hidden gem tucked away on the picturesque site of Camden Farm in West Oxfordshire. This property has a warm and cosy atmosphere with country chic interiors, wood burning stove and a hot tub. The cottage is also dog friendly and has a number of neighbouring holiday cottages which can be rented alongside this one for larger groups.
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Digbeth Views

Digbeth Views is a contemporary home which boasts a central location within the quintessential Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Benefitting from an attractive terrace overlooking the rooftops and distant fields beyond, this stylish property is the ideal base for those looking to explore all that Stow has to offer from their doorstep.
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Laurel Tree Cottage

Laurel Tree Cottage is an outstanding country home, set in extensive grounds on the outskirts of the idyllic English village of Guiting Power, close to Cheltenham. The cottage is ideally suited to families with children who will enjoy the climbing frame and trampoline whilst parents and friends can enjoy alfresco dining with use of the BBQ and firepit.
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Slade Stables

Slade Stables is a new conversion, in a chalet cabin style, and is a fantastic bolthole located in a very popular area of the Cotswolds, near Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton in Marsh. This two bedroom Cotswold holiday home is a delightful property situated on a small working farm with the most spectacular views and is a fabulous base for a short stay in the Cotswolds.
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Coursehill Barn Annex is a romantic one bedroom dog friendly Cotswold holiday home in a beautiful rural location, a stone’s throw from charming villages and gastro pubs. This detached converted dairy building located just south of Witney, features high ceilings and a large kitchen/living room with access to a big garden. A perfect base to explore Oxford and the Cotswolds.
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Waterhead Barn

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Bunt Barn

Bunt Barn is a spacious Cotswold stone barn conversion nestled in the quaint village of Broadwell, near Stow-on-the-Wold. Welcoming up to six guests across three king size bedrooms, the barn has a social kitchen/dining room, bright living room with floor to ceiling windows and views across the large garden and orchard, an ideal retreat with friends and family.
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Meadow Cottage

Meadow Cottage is a charming three bedroom holiday home on the outskirts of Eynsham, less than six miles from Oxford. Boasting stylish interiors, a generous garden and parking, this dog friendly property is the perfect base from which to explore Oxford and the eastern Cotswolds. For larger parties, consider booking neighbouring Brook Cottage, sleeping a further 6+2 guests.
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Barley

Barley is a delightful studio apartment located in the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, home to some of the oldest pubs and finest eateries. Finished in a contemporary style, this cosy bolthole is the ideal base for a short break in the Cotswolds and also comes with the added bonus of an off-street parking space.
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Cosy Corner

Nestled in the quiet village of Evenlode, three miles from Moreton-in-Marsh, you will find Cosy Corner, a fabulous two bedroom family friendly holiday cottage. Enjoy evenings curled up in front of the wood burning stove or afternoons in the garden playing lawn games. The cottage also welcomes cyclists and walkers and comes equipped with a wash room, ideal for storing bikes and muddy boots!
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Knoll Cottage

Knoll Cottage is a well-appointed two bedroom Cotswold stone holiday home, which perfectly blends traditional characterful features with contemporary style. Laid out over four floors with spacious living areas and a superb garden with far reaching views over Blockley Valley, this is the perfect retreat for a luxurious holiday in the historic village of Blockley.
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Church View Apartment

Church View Apartment is a wonderful holiday home with stylish interiors, bright and airy living areas and a well-equipped kitchen, perfect for rustling up a home cooked meal which can be enjoyed on the roof terrace around the fire pit! Located in the heart of the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, this fabulous property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones.
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Heath Cottage

Heath Cottage is a fabulous grade II listed holiday home which boasts contemporary interiors, spacious living areas and a peaceful courtyard garden, complete with comfy seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, this beautiful property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones who enjoy the ease of a well known Cotswold town on their doorstep.
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Orchard Cottage, Broadway

Orchard Cottage is an eye-catching thatched holiday cottage with beautiful period features throughout and an idyllic garden complete with stylish seating areas. Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Broadway, this fabulous property is the perfect retreat for a couple, small family or group of friends who are seeking a relaxing getaway surrounded by the Cotswold countryside.

Holidays in Stratford-upon-Avon

Beyond the theatres you will find Shakespeare all over the town. His restored 16th century birthplace is now a small museum which hosts various events throughout the year. Or, you could visit the childhood home of his wife, Anne Hathaway, were 13 generations of the Hathaway family lived.

Just outside Stratford-upon-Avon is the site where Shakespeare’s New Place once was which is now a garden that traces the outline of the former building and there are many specially commissioned pieces of artwork and sculpture to be found as you wander around the beautiful garden. There are many things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon, read on to discover more.

What to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

There are several quirky museums worth a visit too. At Tudor World you can find yourself experiencing many Tudor scenes to understand what life was like during the period, and even a spooky evening ghost tour! Or, maybe you’d like to discover the world of Mechanical Art and Design – MAD for short. If so then pop in to the MAD Museum and get your hands on the interactive displays which will remind you of everything from Wallace and Gromit to Scrapheap Challenge!

Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Charlecote Park where you can wander through the acres of parkland spotting the wild deer as you go. The gardens are bursting with colour all year round with paths leading through Parterre, Long Border, Garden Court and the Woodland Garden. Bancroft Gardens on the River Avon was once were the townspeople grazed their animals and today it makes for a perfect picnic spot. Even in the colder months it is worth a visit to see the magnificent swan fountain and the Gower memorial where you can see statues of Shakespeare along with characters from his plays.

Where to eat in Stratford-upon-Avon

Packing in all of the sights in Stratford-upon-Avon certainly works up an appetite – fortunately the town has plenty of delightful cafes and restaurants to choose from. Along Church Street there are quite a few good restaurants one of which is No.9 Church Street where Chef Wayne, formerly of The Savoy and Claridges, serves an outstanding dinner menu. Another great dinner venue is Loxley’s restaurant and wine bar – a favourite with pre-theatre goers due, in part, to its location on historic Sheep Street, close to the towns theatres. At lunchtime make sure to visit the Best Café in town – The Boston Tea Party – which you will find directly opposite Shakespeare’s birthplace and visiting vegetarians should stop by the Plantarium Café for the best tasting coffee and amazing cakes.

With so many things to see and do it’s easy to see why so many of our guests book their second stay before they depart! If you’re looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon, browse our collection above, or to go further afield then take a look at all our Cotswold holiday homes.