Rith Chalet

Shottery near Stratford-upon-Avon, Heart of England (Ref. 2410)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A cosy detached, single-storey cottage in the grounds of the owner's home in the medieval village of Shottery, home to Anne Hathaway's Cottage and just one mile from the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tastefully decorated and furnished throughout, Rith Chalet offers very well-equipped, comfortable accommodation.

Both the light and airy sitting room and the kitchen/diner have doors onto a large, mature south-facing garden with patio area - an excellent place for a summer evening drink and BBQ.

An ideal spot for touring the Cotswolds countryside, taking in the splendour of the houses of William Shakespeare and his family or visiting the many museums, theatres and historic attractions in the area, including a host of National Trust properties.

With Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa only a short drive away this really is the perfect destination at any time of the year.


All ground floor. One king-size double (can be made into a twin by prior arrangement) with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with sofa bed and doors to garden.


  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Large enclosed south-facing mature garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub and restaurant 1 min walk

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “First Class”
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    • “This was our second stay at Rith Cottage and it will not be our last. The cottage is warm,comfortable,clean and very quiet. It's 200 metres from a pub that do meals and its location is a 25 minute walk into Stratford. The owners are very nice people to deal with and can't do enough for you,they even welcome you with a bottle of wine.”

    Lunepilot, Lancashire Uk, October 2015

    • “Fantatic holiday”
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    • “Excellent 5 star accommodation with everything you could possibly need, within walking distance of Stratford. Tina and Jim made us feel very welcome. Would recommend to anyone wishing to visit the area.”

    Margaret B, Norfolk, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Perfect base for exploring the North Cotswold”
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    • “I like the electric metal front gates, made us feel secure, also while my son runs around in the extensive lawn I don't need to be there with him like while I'm cooking. Parking is the space next to the glass doors, within the compound, very safe. I like the glass doors, it brings the garden in while you're sat in the living room, same for the kitchen. The chalet is newish, clean, spacious and beautifully presented. The owners Jim and Tina are kind and warm, even lent my son a football because we forgot to bring his. Shottery is a quiet village, perfect for getting away from the city.The chalet is just 5 mins walk from Anne Hathaway's cottage and about 20 mins walk to the high Street of Stratford upon Avon through a leafy path, so we never brought the car to town, and had never to worry about parking and time. Four days of the week we explored the North and central Cotswold, the farthest, Bourton on Water was just 45 mins drive from the chalet. The little villages were quintessentialy English and not touristy. The market towns are charming. And everywhere walking among houses of the honeycoloured Cotswold stones is a feast for the eyes and soul.”

    Mdmalonzo, Southampton, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Another fantastic stay!!”
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    • “Our second stay within 12 months. Rith chalet is still as good as we remembered it. Immaculately clean and well equipped with everything you could need. The garden was fantastic, brilliant to sit out and enjoy the sunny evenings. Jim and Tina are lovely hosts, always such a friendly welcome yet unobtrusive. The cottage fully deserves its five star reviews, there's nothing we'd change. As others have said, it's an easy walk into Stratford, with its array of amenities, theatre, shops, pubs. Having found Rith chalet we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in this area.”

    Kermit28, Cheshire, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Perfect Location, Perfect Hosts”
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    • “Rith Chalet is extremely well set up and provided spacious holiday accomodation which met our requirements perfectly. Within easy walking distance of Stratford, just around a corner from Anne Hathaways cottage and a local hostelry The Bell which provides tasty pub grub at a reasonable price. Well located for a variety of National Trust properties as well as within easy reach of many lovely Cotswold villages and towns. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to our family or friends. The hosts Jim & Tina were welcoming and friendly, helpful if we needed information but not intrusive in any way.”

    Suebri2015, Halifax, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “An excellent holiday experience”
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    • “Rith Chalet is a very spacious holiday cottage with exceptionally large rooms and a comfortable 6 foot bed, providing everything we needed for a very enjoyable week's holiday. The hosts (Jim and Tina) gave us a very warm welcome and were always on hand for local advice if required. It was very conveniently placed for exploring the area. I am sure we will return to this accommodation in the future, as it is one of the best cottages we have experienced. We would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.”

    Betty D, Maidstone, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Charming large apartment”
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    • “We toured Ireland and UK so choose lodging within walking distance from bus or train stations. Rith Chalet was one of the best of 4 cottages we rented for a week each. A slight bit out of town but within walking distance. Three large rooms with excellent facilities. Very quiet, facing a large lawn. It can be a little difficult to find so call the owners for help. Google map did not located the apartment. The host was extremely friendly and helpful.”

    Robert R, Minnetonka, Minnesota, December 2014

    • “Relaxing "rural feel" location with convenience of Stratford on the doorstep”
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    • “We've stayed near Stratford a few times, always opting for a village location to allow us to avoid the hustle and bustle of the town itself. How we wish we'd found Rith Chalet sooner!! An an excellent cottage in an amazing location...The cottage is generously sized, immaculately clean and well equipped, located in attractive, substantial grounds. Plenty of safe off road parking. Views over the lovely garden, with patio furniture. A beautiful quiet spot to relax and unwind. Better than this you get the best of both worlds...if you want to go to the theatre or enjoy the central Stratford attractions and restaurants etc they're all yours in a pleasant 10 minutes walk. Jim and Tina, the owners, provided a warm and friendly welcome, with excellent recommendations and tips on the local area. We stay in holiday cottages 4-5 times per year and Rith Chalet has definitely just joined our small and select list of favourites, we'd definitely recommend and go back.”

    Kermit28, Cheshire, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Lovely and very convenient”
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    • “Our second stay and again very enjoyable. The owners Jim & Tina are very friendly and welcoming and the cottage very comfortable with a smashing king size bed. The village is a 15-20 minute walk into the centre of Stratford so is ideal for leaving the hassle of parking behind. There is a very good village pub (The Bell) and of course plenty to do nearby. All in all a very good experience”

    TheWalrus235, Barnsley, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “WOW, WOW, WOW !!!”
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    • “What a truly beautiful place to spend a couple of days. The chalet is a prefect place to stay a home from home, Jim and Tina are a wonderful couple, Lovely little touches like the bottle of wine and the card for us, and making our little boy really welcome make this place extra special. Our six year old loved the chalet, and the wildlife, and being in charge of the electric gates of course and we were all quite sad to leave. There is nothing they haven't thought of, Everything you could think of is supplied. Will definitely be returning here again and have already told all my family about it. Thanks Jim and Tina for everything.”

    Caz7914, Burscough, April 2014

    • “Everything about Rith Chalet was as near perfect as it could be.”
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    • “We were pleased to meet the owners again;they were as charming and welcoming as they were the first time we stayed. The location of the cottage was just right,being within easy walking distance of the town but affording access to surrounding areas while avoiding town traffic. The accommodation and equipment were of the highest quality and finally we are hoping to have the opportunity return again very soon.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, MOLD, July 2013

    • “Home from home”
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    • “It was our first visit to Rith Chalet. First impression, home from home, lovely and quiet Very clean everything you need. Tina and Jim welcomed us with a nice bottle of wine Location ideal for visiting places Bonus, the pub 2 minutes walk, Anne Hathaways house 5 minutes walk Excellent if you want to relax We will be back next year for two weeks Highly recommended Brenda and allan, Newcastle upon Tyne”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle, June 2013

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    • “Cottage is very clean, well equipped and very quiet. It's location to Stratford and the Cotswolds is very good. So an excellent place to stay, we couldn't recommend it enough.”

    Mr Gregson, Leyland, October 2015

    • “This property provides first class accommodation in a very convenient location. The owners could not have been more helpful or friendly and we have already booked another week there early next year.”

    Mr Lloyd, Mold, September 2015

    • “Lovely friendly owners. A brilliant cottage in an excellent quiet location.”

    Miss Ridgway, Macclesfield, July 2015

    • “Everything about Rith Chalet was excellent, just as stated in your description of the chalet.”

    Mr Cooper, Cambridge, June 2015

    • “Rith Chalet was a particularly spacious property in a wonderful location, close to Stratford and many other tourist attractions. We received a very warm welcome from the owners, who were on hand at all times for advice and holiday tips. The 6ft wide comfortable bed was certainly a bonus. We would not hesitate to return to this property and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.”

    Mrs Dewar, Maidstone, April 2015

    • “Superb property, felt like it was in a rural location even though it was only a short walk from Stratford centre.”

    Miss Ridgway, Macclesfield, November 2014

    • “Huge, luxurious cottage with beautiful garden and very kind hosts. People stay in this cottage year after year because it is so nice and I hope to be back again in the warmer weather when I can really enjoy the gorgeous gardens.”

    Mrs Rogers, Minnetonka, November 2014

    • “This was our 2nd visit to Rith Chalet and once again we had a lovely time. The owners were very welcoming. It was very handy to leave the car and walk into Stratford upon Avon. Had a lovely garden, really enjoyed watching the squirrels.”

    Mrs Hurst, Southampton, October 2014

    • “This was a very nice property which lived up to its description. Very comfortable, easy access and a lovely garden to sit in. Very welcoming owners and would definitely recommend it as an ideal holiday property, in a beautiful area.”

    Mr Chattaway, Sheffield, September 2014

    • “The chalet was in a lovely peaceful area and the owners were very welcoming. Lots of information about the area in a file and all the comforts of home. Short walk into the town and Anne Hathaway's cottage just round the corner.”

    Mrs Warne, Southampton, May 2014

    • “The location of the property being well within walking distance of Stratford was ideal. This was our third visit and we had a great welcome from very friendly and helpful hosts. We certainly hope to visit again.”

    Mr Lloyd, Mold, May 2014

    • “This was the best cottage we have ever stayed in and the owners made it even better with their lovely warm welcome. Amazing.”

    Mrs Ramsden, Ormskirk, April 2014

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About the location


Stratford-upon-Avon 1.5 miles.

The historic village of Shottery occupies a peaceful setting in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, just over a mile from the fine market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Renowned as the birthplace of Anne Hathaway, this pretty location boasts many black and white thatched cottages and a welcoming inn serving real ales and delicious food. Shakespeare's Stratford is within easy reach, with its famous theatre, striking architecture, characterful shops and pubs and lovely, riverside walks, whilst the medieval castles at nearby Kenilworth and Warwick are not to be missed. Visit the splendid National Trust house at Charlecote Park with its graceful gardens, intriguing maze and Capability Brown Deer Park. Alternatively, place a bet at Warwick Racecourse, or simply explore the many surrounding Cotswold towns and hamlets this stunning area has to offer.

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