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Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "'Home Straight' is very conveniently located for a traffic free walk into Stratford and for accessing the Greenway."

    And the effort made by our host to give us a comfortable and enjoyable stay was greatly appreciated. We would be more than happy to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Ideally located within easy reach of Stratford town centre via a choice of walking routes."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean on arrival and lived up to our expectations. Communication from David was excellent and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Nov 2023

  • "We were delighted with our recent stay at Home Straight."

    A perfect little property, ideal for two, well equipped, spotlessly clean and in a great location for exploring Stratford and the local area. Lovely welcome treats of wine, tea, coffee and biscuits were also gratefully received. We will most certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The property and garden is beautiful and well maintained :-) The location is ideal - walking distance along the river to the town and all the Shakespeare attractions including the Holy Trinity church. David is a real gentleman - always quick to respond to any queries. Thank-you David for our lovely stay :-)

    Reviewed by Sunil5.0Oct 2023

  • "David the property owner could not have been more helpful, prior to our holiday he emailed short videos of the house."

    We had never stayed in such a clean comfortable holiday home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent, would recommend to others."

    A very peaceful location and owner David showed us a great no-road walk into Stratford taking in the church and river. Lovely garden, very well maintained. Hope to return. There is a small freezer which is not mentioned in the description.

    Reviewed by Irene M5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a great base for exploring the local area."

    We managed the Shakespeare visitor attractions in Stratford upon Avon and a national trust property and an evening at the RSC Well equipped for our short stay Communication with owner David was spot on

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at Home Straight!"

    A very clean and cosy house with a well equipped kitchen. Our toddler loved playing in the beautiful garden. Our host was very helpful, the welcome videos about the property were really useful and the welcome biscuits and fizz were very well received. A great location for exploring Stratford upon Avon, was a short walk into the town and the books, guides and leaflets left in the house were really helpful for us to plan our week. We would definitely recommend this property and very likely to return too!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Would recommend this property, very clean and cosy."

    It was just the two of us staying. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen was functional, large smart tv worked well, the back garden area is lovely. We liked the attention to detail including welcome biscuits and wine, which was appreciated! The house was in a very quiet area.Its 20 mins walk to the decent pubs and most local attractions. Good communication with the owner from the beginning to end of the booking process.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic the owner is brilliant and tryed his hardest for us to enjoy our holiday"

    Reviewed by Vernon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Stayed at Home Straight for 1 week with 3 adults and a 6 month baby."

    House is impeccably clean and comfortable. Well situated for walk into Stratford upon Avon and the races. Beautiful garden with swing seat. Welcome bottle of Prosecco, tea ,coffee and biscuits was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Highly recommended."

    I had a most enjoyable week at Home Straight. The house was immaculate and very well equipped. It is well situated, in a quiet part, but was an easy walk into Stratford, which I did a number of times. Very handy to not to have to take the car. Obviously there is much to be seen in Stratford. It was a pleasure to meet David, who was a most helpful host.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Booked a weeks stay at Home Straight from the 2nd of June 2023 to the 9th, we had some business to see to in Lapworth and this was just a 30 minute drive away, so it was very convenient for us."

    The house was absolutely lovely, a very quiet location, but a few minutes drive into the centre of Stratford, to walk maybe 10 to 15 minutes, the decor was light and airy, with a nice modern kitchen, which is well equipped, the garden is very pretty and landscaped beautifully, with garden furniture, to sit out in and enjoy the birds tweeting around you, upstairs there is a nice bathroom with fabulous towels provided, a good sized single bedroom, and a beautiful master bedroom which is a great size, lovely and bright, and a most comfortable King size bed, the bed linen, and pillows are very luxurious, it was very hard to get out of it of a morning as you would feel so comfortable. The property owner was most helpful, and was happy to provide recommendations on various places if required, you only had to text him or give a call, as it happened we only got to meet him on the morning of our departure, and what a lovely guy he is, hopefully we will be returning in the future as it is a beautiful part of the country and we really did enjoy our stay there, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Thanks David.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Who hasn’t booked a weekend stay in a cutesy looking, olde worlde, cottage only to find it drafty, cold and with tired decor and linen?"

    No such issues at Home Straight! A modern, bright and super clean base for exploring Stratford and the surrounding countryside. The bed was the comfiest we’ve ever experienced. Exquisite bed linen and fluffy, generous sized, towels included. A lovely secluded garden space with table and chairs, a perfect spot for morning coffee. Stratford is a delightful town with plenty of independent shops and eateries and a real sense of history. Plus, of course, the theatres and birthplace associated with Shakespeare. We throughly enjoyed our stay in this quiet area of Stratford.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Home Straight."

    The house is welcoming, clean and comfortable, with everything we needed. The small and pretty back garden is well laid out and was like having another room. We enjoyed eating alfresco with a glass or three of wine on one our evenings. The only tiny criticism is that the carpets are a little tired in places (mostly on the stairs), but apart from that the house was near perfect for the two of us and this wouldn’t put us off coming back. We enjoyed walking by the river and mooching around the shops in Stratford, which we really enjoyed and on one of the days we drove up to the stunningly beautiful Kiftsgate and Hidcote Manor Gardens (National Trust) (about 20 - 25 minutes away). We also had a quick look at Chipping Campden (really lovely!), which is very close to the gardens. There’s a lot to explore in this area and we’ll certainly be coming back later in the year to do more and we’ll definitely be returning to Home Straight. Thank you all!

    Thank you Clare. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your time at the house and in the area. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again soon. - You mentioned the carpets and I'm pleased to let you know that Home Straight is being fully re-carpeted this coming week :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2023

  • "We loved this place."

    The property (Home-Straight) and the location. We don’t normally book modern properties, but we will certainly do it again because this house worked really well for us. It’s well equipped, very clean, cosy, comfortable and quiet. The small garden is lovely and private, although we didn’t have much time to enjoy it because we were busy (so lounging on the garden swing-seat with a good book and a good glass will have to wait until our next visit I guess!). We’d booked Home-Straight because we wanted to see Stratford AND we wanted to spend a little time in the Cotswolds (lovely Mickleton is an easy 15-minute drive, Hidcote garden 20 mins). It was a good decision. This house is perfectly situated for both. We packed a lot in, we did one of the theatres (yes, there is more than one!), Shakespeare houses, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Holy Trinity Church and a couple of (really good!) eateries (we LOVED Lambs in the town centre). We like walking and the house is only 5 mins. from the Greenway, which is right by the river (we really enjoyed Bobby’s café and the amazing cakes). We wished we’d brought our bikes (next time perhaps!). When we return (and we will return!) we’ll spend more time, because there’s a lot more here than we’d realised. Next time we’ll spend longer and go in the other direction and maybe even a day at Stratford races (Home-Straight is very close to the racecourse). Perfect weekend in a perfect location in a perfect little house. Thank you and see you again later in the summer. Laura… xx

    Thank you Laura. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your time at the house and in the area. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and board games provided
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front gravelled garden, enclosed rear garden with patio, decking furniture, and swing chair
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles, River Avon 1.2 miles

The property

In the beautiful historic Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon Avon is Home-Straight: a lovely, two-bedroom modern and cosy home situated close to Stratford Racecourse.

Home-Straight offers the best of town and country, located only a short distance from the hub of amenities whilst also being well positioned for easy driving access to the superb Warwickshire and Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Home-Straight offers a homely base for a self-catered stay, complete with an enclosed sunny garden and a well-equipped kitchen/diner.

Park up at the side of the property, before heading through the pretty front garden and into your new abode.

Be welcomed into the inviting sitting room, where you can relax after a day of adventure with a good book in hand, a board-game, or the Smart TV for entertainment.

Continue into the kitchen/diner which is fully equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, and a washing machine, along with dining for four guests; enjoy mealtimes indoors, or if the weather allows, take advantage of your enclosed, private garden, featuring a bistro set, blooming planters and a relaxing swing seat.

Home-Straight is well located for motorists, walkers and cyclists alike: being only a short distance from the picturesque town centre, the river, Stratford Racecourse, the Greenway, the National Cycle Network and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

You can stock up on the essentials at the local Simply Fresh convenience store or dine out in the heart of Stratford’s many first-class pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Within the town you'll also find the immersive Stratford Butterfly Farm, The MAD Museum, Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and many other places of entertainment, all brimming with beauty and history. Head for the Royal elegance of Leamington Spa for a spot of shopping or simply relax in Jephson Gardens, or pop over to neighbouring Warwick, where you can tour the Castle and its Dungeons, or, if you'd prefer, attend a race day at the Warwick Racecourse.

Round off your break by travelling through the gorgeous Cotswolds villages, where you can hike along the Cotswold Way or amble through the picture-postcard-pretty cobbled and honey-coloured streets, or discover the multitude of charming cafes, churches, museums, zoos, before returning home in time for supper …Experience all of this, and much more, at Home-Straight

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Warwick 9 miles; Royal Leamington Spa 12 miles.

Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in history and culture and is set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the River Avon. The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford is a popular tourist destination, featuring the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Experience Olde England by visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace and other houses connected to his family. Open all year round, these fascinating buildings boast 16th century furnishings and beautiful grounds and gardens, allowing you to get a feel for Tudor life. The magnificent River Avon is bordered by landscaped parks and offers an array of activities including cruises, rowing and motorboat rides. Alternatively, visit the local National Trust properties, before sampling Stratford’s excellent restaurants and bars. Within easy reach of Warwick and the Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh, this is a perfect holiday destination all year round.

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