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Top 5 holiday homes near Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay

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The book of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet alongside two other books

When visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, Shakespeare's Birthplace has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

Flute & Snug

Flute & Snug, Plum Guide home in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK

Flute & Snug, Plum Guide home in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK

Click to book Flute & Snug now: from £250 per night The building that houses Flute & Snug is one of the oldest in Stratford-upon-Avon, but the way that Carl has done it up marries the new interiors perfectly with the old structure. The slanted walls, wooden panels, and beautiful tiles wouldn’t seem out of place in a Lewis Carroll novel, and for a place with as much history as this, that feels apt. We could go on about the grand dining room, the wonderful bathrooms, the wall painting from the 1600s, or the location in the very middle of town, but there’ll still be plenty you need to discover for yourself. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Coach House

Coach House, Plum Guide home in the Cotswolds

Coach House, Plum Guide home in the Cotswolds

Click to book Coach House now: from £200 per night Sitting in the grounds of Saintbury’s old rectory and boasting an inviting outdoor heated pool, this converted coach house has undeniable charm and is sure to deliver a memorable Cotswold stay. Set high up above the Vale of Evesham – and with some dazzling views over the rolling hills – it's the perfect spot for a group to explore Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Cotswolds. Just make sure to pack your best walking shoes as you'll want to spend most of your time exploring this beautiful part of the country. After a long day walking the Cotswold Way and paying a visit to some of the traditional country pubs nearby, a soothing dip in the pool awaits, before you retire to the imposing indoor spaces of the old coach house. Spend a cosy evening by the fireplace planning the day ahead, or in warm summer nights take your dinner outside for a stargazing session. Your hosts have spared no effort in converting this home into a luxury escape, and it shows in the quality of the amenities and utter comfort of its cosy bedrooms. Sleeps up to 4 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

The Cobnut

The Cobnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

The Cobnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

Click to book The Cobnut now: from £217 per night The Cobnut, set in a lush farmland in the largest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is understandably right out of a fairytale. Set on a decades-old family farm, not only does the home attain a high level of modern luxury in a rustic setting (easy to see why it bagged so many tourism awards), it is just as closely connected to the gorgeous outdoors. On the 70-acre private meadow, both adults and kids can enjoy croquet, kite flying, badminton, volleyball, Giant Jenga, plus a dozen other activities. For rainy days, settle into the well-equipped indoor games room or turn on the movie projector. With idyllic English countryside, botanical gardens and medieval architecture all around, the host has a treasure trove of biking and hiking trails based on your interests. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Archers

Archers, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire

Archers, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire

Click to book Archers now: from £200 per night Located on the Sudeley Castle estate, just a short walk from the castle and its gardens, Archers is a late eighteenth century home with a wonderful Cotswold stone exterior. Positioned on the outskirts of historic Winchcombe, you'll benefit from incredible views of the village as well as having access to plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants – this is a great base from which to explore the incredible Cotswolds. Inside the cottage awaits a cosy wood-burning stove, perfect for cold nights in, especially after having spent the day walking through this idyllic scenery. The country-chic kitchen, dining table for eight and wonderful garden with expansive views are just the icing on the cake at this elegant home. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Gloucester Old Spot

Gloucester Old Spot, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Gloucester Old Spot, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book Gloucester Old Spot now: from £200 per night This quaint Cotswold cottage is located in the heart of the thriving market town, Moreton-in-Marsh. Just one look at the sandstone facade is all you need to get a feeling for exactly what this home will be like on the inside, and it doesn't disappoint. It boasts beautiful original timber beams, flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls and a wood burner in the cosy living room. The stunning farmhouse kitchen leads to a charming courtyard garden with plenty of seating and a barbecue to make the most of long summer evenings. The town is located within an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, which definitely merits further exploration. However, due to the direct train links to London, this North Cotswold town makes for a perfect countryside escape without necessarily needing a car. You can find everything you need along the half-mile span of the town, with a choice of restaurants, shops and pubs right on your doorstep. Check out The Manor House Hotel for an eight-course tasting menu or sophisticated à la carte options. Alternatively, enjoy the lunchtime kick-off over a pint at The Black Bear Inn on the High Street. Take your pick from a couple of small supermarkets where you can stock up on essentials, while The Cotswold Cheese Company offers up a mouthwatering taste of the town. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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