- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
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.
This beautiful Polesworth cottage occupies the first and second floor of one side of the medieval gatehouse leading to Polesworth Abbey, extending across the arched entrance way.
This Polesworth cottage provides a charming double galleried bedroom with sloping ceiling, exposed beams and a luxurious bathroom with freestanding slipper bath.
Set in the oldest part of the gatehouse, a three-bay chamber provides open plan living accommodation which has been lovingly furnished with a well-equipped fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with an original stone fireplace and warming woodburner.
Note: This property can be booked with Gatehouse Croft (ref 27120), together they sleep 6.
Over first and second floors. One second floor king-size double bedroom. First floor bathroom with freestanding slipper bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
- Gas central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven, 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
- Travel cot, highchair and folding bed on request
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Full use of abbey grounds
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Internal wooden staircase leads from the front door to the first floor accommodation, some pets may need to be carried up and down, and there is a further shorter staircase leading to the bedroom
- Note: The bedroom has a sloping, beamed ceiling
- Note: There is a pub and social club across the road and some noise may be heard.
About the location
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.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute