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Beautiful Cotswold- stone barn conversion near Stratford-upon-Avon & Cotswold

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Shipston-on-Stour Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Detached luxury cottage in Armscote, with 2 bedrooms, to sleep 4 people + cot

We have free WiFi here! This beautiful cottage is situated opposite the owners house in immaculately kept gardens. There is ample parking space & large paved area, plus a lawned garden area complete with garden table & chairs & barbecue if required. The cottage has a separate kitchen fitted with all mod cons,dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, etc.. There is a separate dining room, with lovely oak table,chairs & sideboard. You'll also find games for children & books & magazines, a radio CD player & an iPod docking station. The lounge has so much character with exposed stone walls & beamed ceiling & a lovely gas log-effect fire. Both these rooms have picture windows to the floor. Also on the ground floor is the fully fitted bathroom with shower over the bath. Out of the lounge spiral stairs leads to the 2 bedrooms, 1 twin room & 1 king size double, both fitted with matching pine furniture & coordinated bed linen. The whole property has full gas central heating.

We accept cheques, bank transfers in STERLING & EUROS, card payments via Paypal(2% charge for this method), or cash for late arrivals!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gill Plank
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely Cottage. warm & well equipped. Great time exploring local villages & Warwick Castle.
Feb 2011
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Cotswold- stone barn conversion near Stratford-upon-Avon & Cotswold
average rating of 4.625 based on 14 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

The owners are warm and helpful.

The cottage is a must for everyone.

The area is Beautiful.

The places in the area are beautiful and cozy.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us recently & glad you enjoyed your time here. We, who live here, often don't appreciate what a beautiful area it is, with many places of interest within easy reach. This is a good base for central England.
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Lovely cottage base to explore the Cotswolds.

  • 4 of 5

Our welcome was warm and we were shown around the beautiful stone barn conversion. A great base to explore or put your feet up. Perfect location in the village and nearby Fuzzy Duck pub. Close to Stratford for a bit of culture, or the rolling Cotswolds for some exercise. We loved it - thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course we're pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage, & we enjoy meeting guests from many different countries. Our location is wonderful for a holiday any time of year as there is always somewhere nice & different to explore....not too far away. Thank you for taking the time to say a few words about your experience.
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Very comfortable New Year stay

  • 5 of 5

We were staying at The Cottage over New Year week to attend a family wedding.

Very comfortable cottage which was clean and cosy. It is furnished and decorated to a very nice standard. Quiet location and sleeping was very comfortable and restful.

The cottage was well equipped for a family of 4.

There is no shop in Armscote but we enjoyed a walk to nearby village shop on a couple of occasions, and this is easily accessible by car about 5 minutes away. Nearby towns are within close proximity with plenty of nice coffee shops etc..

The owners were very welcoming and friendly but not intrusive.

I would definately stay again and recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Cottage. The comfort of our guests is always important to us, whether it be nice beds or the welcoming gas log fire stove, which keeps everyone cosy & warm! Although, as you mention, there is no shop in the village, there is a wonderful pub serving great food & drinks within walking distance, & Stratford upon Avon is only 10 minutes drive away. So much to do & see in this area - you'll never be bored! Hope to welcome you back here soon.
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Idyllic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage in June during our annual visit to the UK from California. The peacefulness of the village was fabulous, yet only a short drive from neighboring towns and villages, with plenty of shops and activities close by. The cottage itself is an absolute delight! It's well kept, fully equipped, very comfortable and well maintained. It was very adequate for a family of four, and my only regret was that we could not have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Cottage at Armscote. Of course we are always pleased when guests enjoy their stay, & as you say, we are in a good location, not far from pretty villages, local shops, historical places of interest etc etc. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax for a few days. We try to provide everything our guests need to make their holiday enjoyable & memorable! Hope to see you return one day !
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Lovely accommodation in a great location

  • 4 of 5

A lovely, welcoming cottage of a great size. Very well equipped with everything you could need for your stay.

Ideally located, just a short drive from Stratford Upon Avon or the villages of the Cotswolds.

Would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Cottage at Armscote is indeed well placed for visiting Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare's Theatre, Warwick Castle, & numerous Cotswold villages. We love to make our guests feel welcome at any time of year & have recently refurbished the bedrooms, all with brand new luxurious mattresses, so maybe you will visit us again sometime to try them out! The double bedroom is now a KING size bed. Even better value for money now!
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Stunning cottage set in beautiful countryside.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had all the amenities required to make our stay more than comfortable for the week we stayed there. It was clean and tidy and perfectly situated for Stratford and Shipston. The cottage had the bonus of being ideally located to the Motorway and only 40 minutes from the Airport. The cottage is set in a beautiful quiet village with stunning countryside, perfect for a peaceful break!

The owners are welcoming and friendly, yet discrete. We would highly recommend the cottage and will definately stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Moreton-In -Marsh
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

'The Cottage' is situated in Armscote, a small hamlet 8 miles from Stratford & on the edge of the Cotswolds. Picturesque thatched cottages & grand Manor houses make up this beautiful village where time seems to stand still. The property is situated within the owners courtyard but quite separate. This is the ideal base for visiting all the Cotswold villages, local farmers markets, plus Warwick Castle, Ragley Hall, Blenheim Palace & Oxford - all within 40 min drive away. The newly refurbished Shakespeare Theatre situated on the river banks in Stratford is another great attraction. GUESTS STAYING WITH US CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 2 FREE adult TICKETS FOR SEEING THE 5 SHAKESPEARE HOUSES IN STRATFORD, a BIG SAVING!.The lanes around Armscote are ideal for exploring either walking , cycling or taking a leisure drive. We have a good indoor Leisure Centre at Shipston & Stratford, if the weather is not good during your stay. If you enjoy eating out, this area is blessed with some fabulous inns & local restaurants to choose from. In all this is the place to relax


Rates & Availability

Shipston-on-Stour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Festive Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 10 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jul 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Festive Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Although our change-over day is normally Friday, if we can be flexible for you, we will. Short breaks during High Summer weeks are only bookable 4 weeks in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Shipston-on-Stour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully tiled room,complimentary soap & shampoo
  • Good power shower over the bath, & the whole bathroom is fully tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Cot in either room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Cot in either room
  • All bedlinen & towels are provided. Beds are made up with sheets & duvets but extra blankets are available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Most people have no difficulty using the wrought iron spiral stairs. Maybe someone with walking difficulties might have problems with it.

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