All that Stratford has to offer after a busy day! 15 Arden Street dates back to 1877 and is situated right in the very heart of Shakespeare’s home town. Shakespeare's birthplace is just 4 minutes’ walk away. This Victoria terrace Cottage has retained many or its original features including wooden panel doors and sash windows but is light, deceptively spacious and offers comfortable modern living. It is beautifully decorated in neutral tones with a good mix of old and new and has your own private Courtyard garden perfect for summer evenings or having a BBQ after a busy day of sightseeing. The house comprises two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the second with two single beds (both have Orthopaedic memory foam mattresses which are brand new. There is the option of a fifth airbed for a small additional charge of £15 per night. The bath room has bath and electric shower over and their is a heated towel also located in the bathroom. The lounge is large and has a three seater sofa and two chairs (the fire has been disconnected so please do NOT attempt to ignite it) the Kitchen and utility rooms are modern and fitted with new appliances in and outside there is a Courtyard garden which is perfect for alfresco dining in the Summer if you so wish (a charcoal BBQ is also there for your use) Our house is equipped with Coffee, tea, sugar and milk as well as Shampoo, soap and fresh towels. Please note our house is strictly NONE smoking and NO pets. We have a travel cot and high chair available if requested prior to stay. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, Microwave, Kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, single oven and ceramic four ring hob with over head extractor which are all new. We can also provide a highchair, travel cot, travel stair gate and child's bed guard of booked in advance. There is a cooler box for guest to use for Picnics on the River and picnic blanket. There is also an umbrella hanging on the coat rack in the lounge for guests use. In addition the house has a Champagne bucket for those wishing to celebrate that special occasion and need something to put it in.
The house is perfectly located with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, shops nearby. The Theatre’s and Shakespearean places of interest just minutes’ walk away. You will not be short of things to do and the River Avon is perfect for an evening stroll or taking in the sights by water.
The railway station for those coming by train is a 4 minute walk away so a car in not necessary when staying. We offer use of an on street parking permit for use during your stay which must be returned prior to departure or £100 will be deducted from the security deposit held. There is also a convenient car park located further down Arden Street if preferred.
From the moment you leave the property there is plenty to do and see. Go back in time as you visit the Shakespearean houses to see where the Bard was born, grew up and went to School. Be mesmerised by the black and white Tudor buildings throughout the town centre or simply stroll along the river banks of the Avon. There is always the opportunity to hire a boat or take a river cruise and explore the waters around Stratford.
The canal also provides great waterside walks and an opportunity to hire narrow boats and try your skill with the locks a real tourist attraction. You instead may choose to simply relax on an Open Top bus and hear all about the various attractions or chill out and people watch in the numerous cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the delights of Stratford market which was awarded the best private market in 2014 and attracts many visitors either in town on a Thursday or riverside on weekends with the Christmas markets opening later into the evening. The Theatres, as well as plays also offer tours behind the scenes and costume workshops throughout the year.
For those with more energy we have plenty of cycle routes with a traffic free 5 mile route known as the Greenway taking you to long Marston with two cafe's en-route for refreshments and where you can also hire bikes. Stratford also has a number of golf courses too: Menzies Welcome, Stratford Oaks, Welford and Stratford's most prestigious Club on the Tiddington road.
The Butterfly Farm is a real hit with children (and adults too!) as is the Mechanical Art and Design Museum. There is a large park next to the river which has fabulous play areas for children and Tennis Courts and if the weather turns there is also the newly renovated Leisure Centre with a wide variety of sports on offer and Olympic size swimming pool.
All of this is within walking distance of your front door!!
Recycling: Please put all the trash none bin and leave the Courtyard section the garden when you vacate the property please. (we have recycle boxes placed at the front of our holiday home and a large trash bin which is located in the rear Courtyard section of the garden) For those staying longer the refuse collection schedule is in the black house file and is alternative Friday morning from the front of the house only.The large back bin will need wheeling round to the front of the property and placing by the recycle boxes for collection to take place. (the key for the gate is on the keys) Please replace the black refuse bin in the rear Courtyard garden after collection. A timetable of recycling and general waste collection can be found in the information file found in the lounge.
The central heating system is pre set and each the radiators have individual RTV Thermostatic valves on them from 0-6 being the hottest so please feel free to adjust heat to hotter/cooler as desired but be aware the house gets very warm being a mid terrace property.
The water is electrically heated as you use it and this happens by pulling the cord by the shower (please pull the cord so the red light goes off when not in use)
The heated Towel Radiator
This is preset to come on morning/nightly but can be boosted by pressing the BOOST button in the airing cupboard if required in-between sessions.
You may choose to explore the beautiful Cotswold villages and scenic countryside; be enthralled by a day trip to Warwick Castle; relish the beauty and historic content of Blenheim Palace; browse round the historic market towns of Evesham and Alcester; brave 'All Things Wild' - an exciting animal reserve with exotic creatures to see at close hand.
The Stratford Armouries (about four miles outside the Centre) is also well worth a visit and has a lovely large indoor soft play area which is sure to be a hit with the younger children. For National Trust or Historic Houses You may choose to explore the beautiful Cotswold villages and scenic countryside; be enthralled by a day trip to Warwick Castle; relish the beauty and historic content of Blenheim Palace; browse round the historic market towns of Evesham and Alcester; brave 'All Things Wild' - an exciting animal reserve with exotic creatures to see at close hand.
For National Trust members or Historic Houses or lovers there is a wealth of properties and gardens to visit, including Charlecote Park, Coughton Court, Hidcote Manor Gardens and Ragley Hall which has a fabulous massive outdoor play center to mention but a few.
You will have plenty to do and see in this beautiful part of the World.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us and hope that you take one of Business cards when you leave to book direct for your next stay.
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