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Large townhouse ideal for family or friend reunions

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

6/7 bedrooms. Within 10 mins walk of shops, theatres and attractions.

Stratford House provides an ideal venue for large family or friend reunions. Cars are not essential as the property is located within 10 minutes walk of all major attractions and shops and the town is well served by bus and rail. But if cars are preferred the forecourt provides ample parking for up to 8 cars.

For those of you who have been before, the house has been completely reconfigured on the ground floor. We have knocked down few walls and now have a new spacious kitchen which leads directly into the conservatory dining room. This room can be arranged in 2 ways. There are 2 tables that can each seat 8 people very comfortably. However these tables can be put together to create almost a square to provide more sociable and comfortable seating for up to 14. This arrangement would not be ideal for 15 or 16 people as 1 or 2 volunteers would have to sit at corners, but it can be done.

A much more spacious lounge has replaced 2 former bedrooms on the ground floor with doors onto the patio. Although 2 bedrooms have been lost, capacity has been maintained with the provision of 2 double sofa beds in the new lounge which can be separated for privacy with a free-standing room divider.

It must be noted that, while the downstairs cloakroom does provide a toilet and washbasin for anyone sleeping in the new lounge, shower facilities need to be borrowed from one of the 6 remaining en-suite bedrooms. While we did consider the impact of losing 2 established bedrooms, we feel that the benefit of providing far more usable living space in the daytime has more than made up for this.

Also on the ground floor remains a double bedroom, a utility room and a cloakroom.

The first floor provides 2 further doubles, a family room for 4, a single and a further twin. All bedrooms have TVs and full ensuite facilities

Outside is a patio area and a summer house that can be used as an extra sitting room or more generally as a children's playroom.

More Details

Owner
Karen Cauvin or Tasha Pollock
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Karen Cauvin or Tasha Pollock

I am Karen and run the property in partnership with my daughter Tasha who spends her spare time bringing up my 3 gorgeous grandchildren, Eddie (6) Bethany (4) and little Oliver who turned 1 on Christmas Eve. In my spare time I work as a midwife in Worcester.

I also have 2 sons and we were all born and continue to live in this fabulous town.

What makes this house unique

In a nutshell, it's central to town and has ample parking, although how we came by this property is a story in itself

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Salmon Tail
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Stratford-upon-Avon
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M40
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Several to choose from
Car: not necessary

Stratford-upon-Avon is world renowned for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Locally there are 5 properties to visit connected with his own birth and that of family members. A must see is one of his plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre . Failing that the riverside setting of Stratford is immensely attractive and simply strolling by the river or hiring a rowing boat is tremendously popular.

We are also spoilt by an incredible choice of fabulous restaurants and pubs offering a wide range of food and drink.

Nearby are the towns of Warwick and Kenilworth each with an impressive castle and the village of Mickleton with the outstanding gardens of Hidcote Manor.

Within 30 minutes drive you can also find yourself in the Cotswolds where the villages of Broadway, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water and Chipping Campden represent just a handful of the prettiest villages in England.

Amenities

Shottery House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Only washbasin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ground floor en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , First floor en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , First floor en suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , First floor en suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , First floor en suite
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Portable room divider separates 2 dble sofa beds in lounge
  • We have 6 en suite bedrooms and extra sleeping accommodation in the lounge in the form of 2 double sofa beds separated at night by a free standing room divider. While there is a downstairs cloakroom to serve guests in the lounge, they would need to borrow one of the en suite showers.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Optional housekeeping available at an extra £38.00 per day.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews
4

Great for a family weekend away

  • 4 of 5

House was just right for our extended family of 8 adults, 4 children and a baby. Lots of space for everyone, great location and highly recommended for a short break.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Too long a list of issues with this house!

  • 1 of 5

This property does have adequate accommodation for the number of guests it advertises, but 'adequate' is just it. Enough room, but tight space in the ensuite bedrooms - in one of the shower rooms, you have to squeeze through between the basin and the wall to access the shower, even if you are slim! The general level of maintenance throughout is poor or as badly done DIY; there are several light fittings with no bulbs, as well as some with loose electric wires hanging out. There was no light on the upstairs landing where most of the bedrooms are. There were not enough hand or bath towels in some of the bedrooms, and some of those were tatty. The fire alarm was off and there was no indication that it had been checked. Cleanliness, substandard: filthy hob and oven, some dirty toilets; in one of the showers, the tiled walls and floor were orange with mould (this is easily rectified). And little, but important, details like no scourers, no coffee filters, no kitchen paper, not enough tea towels. The impression one has is that, as the owners are more than aware of the dearth of holiday lets for large groups in Stratford, they are not bothering to maintain this property properly as they are guaranteed the custom. The rental is far too expensive for what you get. Unless you are really stuck, and don't mind being taken for a ride, avoid this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous accommodation for a group of friends

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was exactly as expected, if not better, and although the number of bedrooms had been reduced since our booking, this gave a better living room/kitchen space. We were a group of friends from an amateur dramatic club who all wanted to visit Stratford to see RSC plays and look around the town. Some had been before, others not. The house was an excellent base within easy walking distance of the river, theatre and town centre. The owners were nothing but helpful at all stages and even booked us a restaurant for our first evening there! Whilst we all came by train there is ample parking out front for several cars. No adverse comments from any of the party! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious accommodation for family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

13 people and a baby shared this house and the space is amazing and worked well for all of us. The bedrooms all with showers are brilliant ( no queuing) and even though we had a small issue with the boiler this was resolved ASAP. The location is excellent for ambling into the town and down to the river with plenty of places to eat and drink. Karen and Tasha could not have been more helpful and I would hope that this is not our one and only visit.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house for a hen party and were really pleased with the facilities provided. Each rooms is beautifully decorated and the house is in the most fantastic location. Karen and Tasha, the owners of the house were fantastic. They provided a lot of information up front and were really welcoming and flexible. This is the perfect house for a party. I would definitely recommend this house over a hotel. Amazing

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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4

Spacious

  • 4 of 5

Needs some of the work finishing off i.e. Doors to conservatory and damaged wallpaper following recent alterations.

Children were unable to use Summerhouse as it was being used for storage.

The welcome pack was a very nice touch.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.38
Refundable damage deposit $329.73
Tax Rate 20.0%

In the case of cancellations made within 6 weeks of arrival, while the 25% deposit is non-refundable, the remaining balance of 75% may occasionally be refunded either partially or in total ONLY if the property can be relet to other travellers over the course of the cancelled period.

A non refundable deposit is due within 3 days of confirming a reservation. The remainder is payable no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival. Any cancellation must be received no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival. The breakages deposit is refunded within 7 days of departure once the property has been checked over.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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