Gatehouse Croft

Polesworth, Peak District (Ref. 27120)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

Polesworth Abbey

Situated in the centre of the large village of Polesworth in North Warwickshire, and close to the borders of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire, these two Polesworth cottages are located in the medieval gatehouse at the entrance to Polesworth Abbey which dates back to the 9th century. These delightful Polesworth cottages have been lovingly restored to their original use and are uniquely furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm. Both of these Polesworth Abbey holiday homes boast many pieces of antique furniture that is in keeping with the age of the cottages. Positioned on the edge of the abbey grounds, itself a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and close to the River Anker, guests are invited to visit the original porter's office and his family's meagre living quarters to learn about its connection with William Shakespeare who, it is believed, was educated here. It provides a fascinating insight into what life was like at the abbey over the years. Guests are also invited to enjoy walks around the abbey grounds. The village of Polesworth boasts many amenities including pubs, a village shop and a Post Office, as well as offering a Heritage Centre, Poetry Trail and lovely walks and cycle paths. The area surrounding these two cottages in Polesworth offers many activities including, horseback riding and fishing, good golf courses including The Belfry, water parks and theme parks. Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick with its magnificent castle are both within easy reach. A fantastic location for a memorable holiday at these two cottages in Polesworth.

The Property

This atmospheric holiday cottage in Polesworth is set over three floors and forms the larger side of the ancient Abbey Gatehouse. It oozes character and charm, with a spacious sitting room with a warming woodburner, antique furniture and a charming half tester double bed. On the second floor is a twin bedroom with exposed beams and its own sitting area overlooking the ancient roof and datestones. Exposed beams, leaded windows and stone windowsills all add to the charm, whilst the contemporary furnishings make this Polesworth cottage first-class accommodation for family and friends all year round. Note: This property can be booked with Porter's Lodge, (ref 27119), together they sleep 6.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x half tester double with reading area and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.

Amenities

Gas central heating with underfloor heating in sitting room and woodburner. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and folding bed on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: There is a pub and social club across the road and some noise may be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

POLESWORTH

Atherstone 3 miles; Tamworth 4.5 miles; Lichfield 9 miles; Market Bosworth 10 miles.

The Saxon village of Polesworth in North Warwickshire, lies close to the borders of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, on the banks of the River Anker. The village is popular with anglers and is just three miles from the medieval town of Atherstone which has many independent shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a twice weekly market which has been held in the town for over 750 years and sells local produce and crafts.The small market town of Market Bosworth is just a short drive away, home to the Battle of Bosworth, with an excellent visitor centre at the battlefield site. It has many amenities, including small independent shops, pubs and a renowned fish and chip shop, all located around the market square. Straddling the River Trent, Burton-on-Trent, is famous for its breweries and home to many award-winning ales. Alabaster carving, cloth working and manning the cotton mills are all central to the town's history. Twycross Zoo, Drayton Manor, Alton Towers, The National Space Centre, beautiful Derbyshire Dales and historic Stratford-upon-Avon are all within easy reach and make for great family days out.

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