About the property
- Barn753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with lounge/dining area overlooking canal and fields
Wharf Stables sits in the grounds of the private residence known as 'The Wharf' alongside Stratford on Avon Navigation Canal in the village of Wilmcote. Mary Arden's House, where Shakespeare's mother lived, is one of the major attractions in the area and is situated some 400 metres from the holiday let.
The village is also conveniently situated for those wishing to explore the Cotswolds, Warwick, Kenilworth and surrounding areas, in addition to enjoying the Shakespearian experience in Stratford upon Avon. Warwick Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain..
The holiday let is a conversion of an old stone stable block. It was originally used in early 19th century for keeping the ponies used for pulling the carts from the Wilmcote quarry to the quay.
The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, one kingsize bed, and a superking with an option to split to 2 singles. Both bedrooms have en-suites (one with a bath). The holiday let comes complete with necessary fixtures to make your stay enjoyable. Including wifi, dishwasher, 42 inch TV with freeview, radio with USB and bluetooth, freezer and washer/dryer. It is fully centrally heated with heated towel rails and gas effect stove.
Wilmcote has good access to Stratford and, if you wish, the train is 5 minutes walk away. Walk down the towpath or jump on the sightseeing bus that runs regularly between the Shakespearian tourist attractions.
There is a general store in the village, 2 public houses and St. Andrews Church.
Alan and Liz Griffith
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About Alan and Liz Griffith
A retired couple who have enjoyed living at The Wharf, Wilmcote for 15 years.
Alan and Liz Griffith purchased this Barn in 2001
Why Alan and Liz Griffith chose Wilmcote
We moved into this property due to its quiet location and its close proximity to Stratford upon Avon and easy access to good transport links. In addition, the property is located adjacent to the Stratford Canal and surrounded by fields on 3 sides making this a relaxing environment. The property is situated in 4.8 acres. and is surrounded by many mature trees.
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Fantastic property, Fantastic owners. A real gem.
I spent days agonising over a holiday home for our first family holiday together with baby Oscar. I finally settled on Wharf Stables, and I am glad I did.
When we arrived we were taken aback about how much better the property looks in the flesh. The pictures do not do it justice.
Don't get me wrong I chose it based on the pictures, but it is rare the reality is better than the pictures.
Everything inside was spotlessly clean and extremely well appointed. All the appliances are of a high quality, and the place was cleaned to an extremely high standard.
We were greeted with Hotel quality fresh,crisp white linen and a bottle of Wine with fresh bread and Jams. The en-suite bathrooms are great in each room.
The owners Alan and Liz came to see if we were OK, and even brought us a baby bath for Oscar without us asking. Such lovely genuine people.
The property sits next to a canal and we awoke each morning to the pleasant view of Barges from our bedroom window.
The actual land is private though, and the public cannot access along the towpath. So the best of both worlds.You can however you can access the other side over the bridge and go for a nice quiet walk.
It is perfectly placed for a trip into Stratford Upon Avon or into the Cotswolds.
Summing up, if you are considering this property, don't think for another second... Book it, you won't be disappointed.
Dear D and family
Many thanks for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you staying at Wharf Stables.
So pleased you found the location and the property suited your requirements, we feel in love with the location when we purchased the property some 16 years ago,goes quickly.
Hope you had a good journey back and that Oscar is now letting you have some sleep at night!!
Alan and Liz
This is a wonderful place to stay, superb setting, lovely and clean, we had a fantastic time here. We will return. Liz and Alan were perfect hosts.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Wharf Stables.
It was a pleasure having you to stay and we would love to welcome you back sometime.
Alan and Liz
This is a most beautiful place if you want seclusion with the advantage of everything on your doorstep. The cottage is immaculate in every way , the owners were very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to return or recommend this spot to friends and family
Wonderful bolt-hole for exploring Shakespeare’s county
We had a wonderful break here during the Easter holidays with our two children (8 & 11). The cottage has the use of lots of outside space which borders the canal that our children loved to explore.
Inside it is cosy and warm, with a decent amount of space and facilities for a family of 4.
The bedrooms are comfy and two ensuites made it easy to get everyone up and out.
Mary Arden’s Farm, part of the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, is just across the road and the village has two pubs, both serving food - although we didn’t eat there.
Liz and Alan are gracious and accommodating hosts, bringing us extra chairs for when my parents joined us for dinner and making sure there was a blender available when I enquired. There’s plenty of kitchen equipment and extra touches such as books and magazines to make the stay more comfortable.
We would return again without question.
Thank you so much for taking time to write your review, gratefully appreciated.
We are so pleased that you had a good break at Wharf Stables, despite the weather being a little changeable.
Hope the family have a good summer.
Alan and Liz
Real Home from Home
Our stay was fantastic,a fabulous location with all the comfort's of home.A relaxed carefree break with all the trapping's of country life,(Bird's,Rabbit's,Squirrel's and Waterfowl )
Wonderful location despite the snow! Cottage excellent , very well equipped, home from home. Cannot fault it , will definitely be going back.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Wharf Stables ,despite the weather.
Hope you had a good journey home to Devon and that you have a good summer in lovely Torbay.
Liz and I would love to welcome you back to Wilmcote sometime.
Wharf Stables is situated in Wilmcote, 3.5 miles from the heart of Stratford upon Avon. Here visitors can enjoy the attractions associated with William Shakespeare. i.e. Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, Shakespeare's Birthplace and Stratford Theatres.
Stratford sits on the river Avon where visitors can take sight-seeing tours or hire individual boats. If canal travel is of interest, boats can be hired locally, with reasonable notice, for parties up to 12. Wilmcote is also very well placed to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, recognised as one of the most picturesque areas in the U.K. In addition,there are many stunning National Trust properties in the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire area.
Warwick Castle, one of the best preserved Medieval castles in the U.K., is only 7 miles by car, as are the remains of Kenilworth Castle.
The Heritage Car Centre can be found just south of Warwick and the Coventry Car Museum is located in Coventry City Centre not far from Coventry Cathedral.
From Wilmcote, access can also be obtained to Birmingham City, where there are many museums and attractions. This would take approx. 40 minutes by train. The National Exhibition Centre is 24 miles to the North which hosts many shows and concerts throughout the year.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
In the event of a cancellation , refunds of the rental will be made if the Owner is able to re-let the property, but any expenses or losses incurred in doing so will be deducted from the refundable amount. The rental period will commence at 3.00pm on the first day and will finish at 11.00pm on the last day. The number of people staying in the property must not be exceed, as confirmed on the booking confirmation invoice. The owners will not be liable for a) any defect or stoppage in supply of public services, nor in respect of any equipment, plant or appliance in the property. b) any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions beyond the control of the owners. c) any loss,damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Guest if the Property shall be destroyed or damaged before the start of the rental period. Under no circumstances shall the Owner's liability to the Guest exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.