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Elegant Georgian Residence Close To Stratford Upon Avon & The Cotswolds

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming Grade II Listed Residence In Shipston On Stour, Perfect For Exploring Stratford Upon Avon, The Cotswolds and Central England

Sleeps 8 (max 7 adults + 1 child)

The Corner House is a charming Grade II listed four-bedroom period property in the centre of Shipston on Stour, dating back to the early 19th Century. It has been renovated to a high standard and is beautifully decorated throughout. The house has 3 floors and its layout is perfect for couples, families or groups. On the ground floor there is an elegant family dining room with wooden floor and period features. Opposite is a relaxing and cosy lounge with sumptuous velvet sofas and 32inch television with built in DVD. A large fully equipped kitchen with informal dining area is situated to the rear of the property with a shower room and toilet leading off. A handy utility room leads to a small sunny courtyard with table and chairs. On the 1st floor there is a large luxurious family bathroom with a bath and walk in shower. Bedroom 1 is a romantic large double-bedded room with dual aspect windows. Bedroom 2 is an elegant twin bedded room furnished with period pieces. Bedroom 3 is of smaller proportions and furnished with a pretty, single daybed with pull out trundle beneath. The optional pull out trundle is suitable for a child (see image gallery) due to its smaller proportions (standard length, small single width) . On the 2nd floor there is a large (height restricted in places) open plan attic with a double bed and seating area and luxury wash facilities. It has pleasant dual aspect views of the church tower and roofscape towards the Cotswold countryside. The spacious room has an elegant slipper bath and hand basin (note no wc). The house was built around 1820, and typical of a property of this period it has many quirky features including some height restricted ceilings and doors. Many original features have been retained and the house provides a truly exceptional base for a short break or longer stay.

Conveniently situated right in the heart of Shipston On Stour, guests can enjoy the convenience of having a choice of small local supermarkets, independent retailers, pubs and eateries right on the doorstep. These are all within just a few minutes walk of the property. Shipston is a thriving historic market town, named as The Best Place to Live in The Midlands, 2017 (Sunday Times). Shipston is approximately 9 miles from Stratford upon Avon, on the edge of the Cotswolds. There is plenty of free parking available throughout the town. There are several free unreserved parking spaces directly alongside the house. Alternatively the nearest free car park is just a short stroll away. The property offers guests the best of both worlds; amenities within walking distance yet just a short drive from Stratford Upon Avon and the many beautiful Cotswolds villages and historic attractions. Complimentary wifi is provided. Bed linen and towels are included in rental rates (1 bath towel plus1 hand towel provided per guest).

More Details

Julie Ball
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Julie Ball

We have owned this property with our extended family for a number of years and are delighted that so many of our guests now return year after year to create their own special family memories at The Corner House.

We consider it a great privilege to share our home with families and friends celebrating special family events and reunions.The Corner House is very much designed 'for families by families'.

Our own children grew up in and around the local area and have loved exploring the beauty and historic attractions that Warwickshire and The Cotswolds has to offer.

The property has been fully refurbished, and as this is also our family home, our philosophy has always been to make it somewhere that our guests can relax and feel completely at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow - amazing! This house is a perfect mix of history and modern day living. We were made so welcome (especially the children) with every detail thought of.

The Georgian dolls' house was particularly popular!

A great location with everything we needed right on the doorstep. We found it so handy for Stratford Upon Avon and visiting many of the Cotswold villages which really are as beautiful as I expected. The useful visitor information (including walk / cycle routes) and books were really helpful.

The perfect place for get togethers - we loved the formal dining room and the games tables! Everything we needed and more - highly recommended and so unique.
Aug 2014
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Shipston-on-Stour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor shower room - toilet , shower
    Family bathroom 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Walk in shower enclosure
    2nd floor washroom - combination tub/shower , Luxury washroom with slipper bath (& mixer) & sink. No WC
  • On the ground floor ; a shower room with wc. On the first floor (Family bathroom); a large family bathroom with a bath, walk in shower and wc. On the 2nd floor (washroom); an open-plan washroom with slipper bath and sink (note no wc)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (7 adults+ 1child ) 4 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor; Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin single beds, Bedroom 3 is a smaller room with a single 2ft 6inch width daybed with pull out trundle beneath. 2nd floor; Bedroom 4 is an open plan with wash facilities(height restricted in areas)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Bedroom 3 is most suited to children due to the smaller dimensions of the room and the trundle bed, therefore max 7 adults + 1 children. Please note that due to the age and character of the property there is restricted headroom in certain areas. Due to the property being so conveniently situated in the heart of this thriving market town, please do expect some outside noise from traffic etc. Regrettably no pets allowed. With regret no hen or stag groups. Outside: There is a small enclosed rear courtyard with table and chairs. Utility Room: Utility area with washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Linen Bed linen included Other: There is a ground floor shower room which leads to a small enclosed rear courtyard with table and chairs. There is central heating throughout.


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Elegant Georgian Residence Close To Stratford Upon Avon & The Cotswolds
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Ames, Iowa

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 nights in this spacious and well-appointed Georgian house, built in 1810. Julie provided everything that we could possibly have needed and answered our questions in a very speedy manner. Our family of 7 loved its "character" but also enjoyed the modern kitchen and bathrooms. The house was quite large giving us plenty of room to spread out. The location is superb -- close to many of the best Cotswold villlages. In addition, Shipston is a lovely town with cute shops, a good grocery store with delicious bakery goods just 150 feet away from Corner House! We hope to go back again some day to this great place!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant home from home

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Julie

Loved our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely house, has everything you'll need

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well located for local shops / pubs / restaurants / takeaways. It's a great location to explore from. We were looking for places of interest to amuse those from the ages of 5 to 70. We visited Bourton-on-the-Water, Hidcote, Snowshill Manor, Upton House and Gardens and Chastleton House. These are all within easy reach, as are many more towns and NT properties. We would have liked to stay longer to do more exploring.

The owner has thought of pretty much everything you could need during your stay (and more!).

My 5-year-old niece was delighted with the books and toys and other surprises.

Everything was clean and tidy and well presented, and the property guide explained everything you needed to know to enjoy your stay.

It has to be 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Julie has done an amazing job here. From creating a beautiful place to stay to looking after her guests, nothing could be faulted at the Cornerhouse.

There was great communication from the moment we booked here. On arrival there was such a thoughtful welcome basket with goodies for our kids and the guests who were competing in a triathlon. In fact the whole house had lovely little bits for the kids - they had the most wonderful time and absolutely loved it. These little additions make this property really stand out!

The house is beautiful. It is very tastefully decorated and has every little item you could possibly need. Nothing had been forgotten.

The town of Shipston on Stour is lovely. Some great little local shops and chock full of beautiful Cotswold buildings.

This place far and away exceeded expectations. We will definitely return here!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

Julie was brilliant from start to finish, and left a wonderful welcome hamper which was very well received by the birthday girl! The little touches around the home were very well thought out - I'm just sad we weren't able to stay for longer! Thanks again Julie - all the best.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lehi Utah

Excellent place to stay! Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time staying at the corner house. We were so impressed with the communication we had from Julie and how accommodating she was. The house is beautiful and in such a fun and unique spot. The details and little goodies found throughout the house are just amazing.

We were traveling with 4 children and when we arrived they found a basket of goodies Julie had left on the kitchen table.

I am very impressed with the attention to detail and the follow up emails. Everything about our stay here was absolutely perfect. One of our favorite stops by far and we were visiting from overseas traveling around the UK so we stayed in quite a few different locations.

No complains at all, just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Warwick Castle
RSC Theatre Stratford Upon Avon
Batsford Arboretum
Blenheim Palace
Cotswold WildLife Park
Cotswold Lavender at Snowshill
Cotswold Farm Park Limited
Hidcote Manor Garden
Upper Slaughter
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Moreton In Marsh
Car: recommended


Nearest airport Birmingham International (approx 30 miles)

Car recommended in order to explore the surrounding area.

Just a 10 minute drive from Moreton In Marsh train station with direct links from London Paddington


The property is situated in the very heart of Shipston town centre. Approximately 10 miles from Stratford Upon Avon and at the northerly corner of the Cotswolds, the property is ideally situated for exploring the many stunning villages and historic attractions of Central England.

Further Details:

Shipston On Stour is a thriving, traditional market town with a variety of independent shops including a supermarket, teashops, museum, historic church and beautiful Georgian architecture. It hosts a variety of annual events including Food and Drink Festival and the annual Shipston Proms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail for tailored pricing for stays between 3-6 days in duration. Discounts from system generated prices are available
Maximum 6 adults 2 children. Please e-mail the owners to confirm availability. Online bookings payable in full at time of booking.
Bank transfers: 25% deposit payable at time of booking to secure the reservation.
Balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Changeover Day: Flexible. Please enquire
Arrival time from 3pm.
Departure by 10am please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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