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Highcroft , Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £909.00

This delightful, semi-detached cottage sits two miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, sleeping ten people in five bedrooms.

Highcroft is a charming, semi-detached cottage, one of two holiday properties set in the grounds of the owners' home, located two miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. With five bedrooms including two king-size doubles (one with an en-suite bathroom), plus two twins (one on the ground floor), and one single with pull-out stacker bed, this cottage can sleep ten people. There's also a bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom, a kitchen with dining and utility area and a sitting room with open fire.

Outside is off road parking for four cars, plus a private, enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ and shared use of two acres of wildlife garden and a tennis court. Highcroft offers large groups of friends and families a character base from which to discover nearby, delightful Stratford-upon-Avon, along with the surrounding beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds.


Christmas celebrations
We stayed here in December the same weekend as the Stratford Christmas market. There were 6 of us and we had plenty of room. The house had been beautifully decorated including a Christmas tree and immediately put us in the festive spirit. Home made scones were also a welcome touch. The house was warm and comfortable. We just like to spend the weekend relaxing and enjoyed the selection of dvds available. We cooked all our own food using the aga and separate oven. There's a large fridge freezer for storage and a pantry. We also lit the coal fire although it was more for effect as we were never cold. A word of advice if you decide to go into Stratford at Christmas. Get a taxi. It's too far to walk and the roads are too busy. We drove in, got stuck in traffic and then struggled to park. There is also a National Trust property nearby where we also paid a visit. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to come back sometime.

Old world feel but overall a little disappointing
We recently stayed at Highcroft for a 70th birthday celebration. The house/cottage itself is very large with an 'old world' feel. The first impression is one of a home from home with a cosy feel although the aga does mean a very warm kitchen throughout the summer. The home made scones are a nice touch on arrival. The overly personal items such as family passports in the drawers left us feeling as though we were slightly intruding on someone's space. The older members of the group loved everything about the house and the furniture was exactly what they like. Unfortunately, those of us with children were concerned about several safety issues; the rugs that slipped, the glass greenhouse in the garden, the wobbly chairs, no locks on Windows etc The grounds were lots of fun with swings, slide etc being used a lot by the children. Again unfortunately the safety padding on the trampoline didn't fit so we didn't use. The tennis court was a great addition and the children loved playing here. On arrival we were setting up the rooms ready for the rest of family to arrive when we discovered the roll away single bed was broken with one set of the legs not working. We phoned the owner who did not see a problem with this and suggested one of the children sleep on the floor, this is not what you expect. We specifically booked a house for ten, there were ten people so we needed beds for 10. We lost all confidence in the owner sorting this issue and sorted a put up bed ourselves. Not what you expect! Lots of games, jigsaws, racquets and even a rocking horse but overall this would suit groups of older visitors and not ones with small children.
Tracy W

The cottage was everything we needed and a lot more. Couldn't fault the location and the grounds were immaculate.
Mrs Kent

A lovely homely large house, perfectly suited to house our guests celebrating a special birthday. The tennis courts were a bonus. There was a lovely atmosphere to it all.
Mrs Tedds

Very comfortable family home and a great garden, especially for young children.
Mrs Barber



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with open fire
Oil AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 4 cars
Lockable bike storage
Private, enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and gas BBQ
Shared use of owners' 2-acre wildlife garden and tennis court (please bring own tennis balls and rackets if preferred)
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 1 mile, pub less than 2 miles
Golf Simulation Centre 1/4 mile

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Stratford upon Avon, Holy Trinity Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Tudor World - 2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Hall's Croft - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

New Place - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Nash's House - 2.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Shakespeare's Birthplace - 2.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Preston on Stour, St Mary's Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Charlecote Park - 2.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Hampton Lucy, St Peter ad Vincula Church - 3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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