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Merchants Cottage

(Ref. 905004)

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

45 Customer Reviews

  • "My family had a lovely stay at Merchants Cottage."

    The location was perfect, quiet and peaceful and just a short walk into town, where there were lots of things to do and plenty of shops and restaurants. The cottage was spotless and everything we could need was provided. The garden was a lovely bonus where we could sit and have a drink when the sun was shining. We would definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely home from home!"

    Although a period property, the interior is very light and modern and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The kitchen area is well designed and there's a lot of good (out of sight) storage for cases, coats, boots etc so the overall feel of a calming, organised atmosphere is maintained. It's a super location with parking right outside the door due to the parking permit. The bright garden and folding doors from the kitchen meant we could link the living in the kitchen with the garden space. The lounge area (more spacious than the photos suggested) was really comfy for watching some TV at night. Only thing I'd say you should know is that the stairs are quite steep - that's the case in all these terraced Stratford houses so you might wish to consider that if you have mobility issues, but otherwise a real pleasure to stay here and we would book again without hesitation. Thoughtful and kind hosting too with milk in the fridge and a bottle of wine awaiting our arrival! Much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "We wished this holiday would not end!"

    This beautiful cottage with large folding doors bringing in the outside into the kitchen was delightful and such a wonderful place to return to after a day wandering through Stratford-upon-Avon. As soon as I saw they provided the Scottish Fine Soap's "Sea Kelp" I knew we were in good hands! Everything and more was provided in the super clean kitchen with lovely touches eg milk, tea and biscuits (and not forgetting that lovely bottle on the fridge

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay!"

    The house was inviting and ideally located for our needs. We were a 3-minute walk from Holy Trinity Church; a 5-minute walk from the nearest pub; about a 15-minute walk from downtown, restaurants and touristy things. The place was amazingly quiet. Even with windows open at night, pedestrians were hardly noticeable. The house was well-equipped with everything we needed, with two exceptions: a paring knife and operating instructions for the microwave. But there were so many exceptional items that these two were minor inconveniences. The complimentary bottle of wine and pint of milk in the refrigerator were most appreciated. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jul 2023

  • "Clearly states a washer/dryer but there was only a washer."

    I contacted Sykes directly and they said they would contact the owner and get back to me, but they never did - pretty poor customer service from Sykes Also, lots of dust behind bedside cabinets so you have to query the general level of cleaning undertaken. I'm sure this feedback will not ne one of the ones published.

    Reviewed by James2.8Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous and really appreciated the welcome bottle of wine"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location in close proximity to shops attractions and the river."

    The property is very comfortable and well equipped. Small attractive garden is great for sitting out when the sun shines! Property newly renovated to a high standard and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Mar 2023

  • "First class accommodation."

    Quality, comfort and cleanliness assured. Fantastic cottage, lovingly restored by owners to the highest standards. Within view of Holy Trinity Church. Five minutes walk to High Street, river etc. Wide range of eateries to suit all tastes. Lots to see and do, even in November and when you fancy getting out of town the British Motor Museum is a 20 minute drive away. Great for all ages. Many thanks to Sue and Jon.

    Thank you very much for such a lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Merchants Cottage."

    Well equipped, comfortable cottage. Great location and only a 10 minute walk to town and the theatres. Very pleased and will stay again.

    Many thanks Mike. Look forward to welcoming you again in 2023 Best regards Jon and Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week at Merchant's Cottage, everything we could need and more!"

    It's a great base for exploring the local area and the Cotswolds. As soon as we arrived we were impressed with how light, clean and modern everything felt. Would stay again!

    Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacob5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, right in the heart of Stratford, great for a quick stroll into town (5 mins)."

    Very clean and well set up. Parking was no problem when we went and always got right outside door.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2022

  • "Ideally situated, well presented, light and modern."

    Lovely outdoor area. The only possible downside for us, no down stairs toilet and would have liked two front door keys, not a fan of key safes. Both the holiday and accomodation were great. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    So much so that this is our second stay and will stay again! Very clean with everything we needed. Comfortable beds and lovely to sit outside in the garden. Great to have parking and only a short walk to town.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage as described on the site."

    Very clean, comfortable and well presented with plenty of facilities. Lovely sun trap south facing garden. Good to have permit parking and no issue parking by the cottage. Short walk to town.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great time cottage lovely well equipped perfectly situated would recommend"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "Love cottage in a fantastic central location for visiting Stratford."

    Beautifully appointed, modern fixtures and fittings and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful spacious, didn't want to go home."

    Definitely will stay there again Thank you

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent. Great location and service, and wonderful cosy accommodation."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage , beautifully and comfortably furnished, great location ."

    Lovely attention to detail

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, very comfortable and perfect location for walking to the river, shops, restaurants ."

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed cosy, yet light and bright cottage."

    Perfect for our Christmas break. Wonderful storage! Ideal location for walks along the river and round the the town centre. Would love to stay there again in summer.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Christmas break at Merchants Cottage and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house was amazing."

    Very convenient for walking into town. We would definitely stay on our next visit.

    Thank you for your great feedback, it’s much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely, clean cottage perfectly situated with just a short stroll to Stratford town centre and riverside."

    Everything you could need for a comfortable stay, nice garden, good facilities, parking. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely property, great location."

    High recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely little house, perfect for a family of 3 (2 adults and a 6 year old)."

    Clean, comfortable and perfectly situated for visiting Stratford, Warwick and Drayton Manor. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean. Well equipped. Spacious and central. Just perfect. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had no problems parking as owner provided us with a permit outside the house."

    Plenty of car parks if we needed to drive into town. Owner even rang us to check everything was OK. Would visit this place again, and stay in same cottage.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2021

  • "House was excellent."

    Really well equipped and comfortable and situated in a quiet residential street yet only 5 mins walk from Stratford centre. Would have no hesitation in reccommending.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic break in Stratford."

    The cottage is very well decorated and equipped, very clean and has lovely comfortable beds. It was great to have a second bathroom - a must with two teenage girls. It was also good to have a parking permit included as parking would have been difficult. The cottage is in a great location - Stratford's landmarks and plenty of great restaurants are within walking distance. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Lovely clean modern interior.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2021

  • "A perfect holiday cottage in a great location for the town."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous clean modern well cared for cottage, ."

    We were a party of 4, plenty of space, the iving kitchen so spacious, bifolds leading through to a lovely suntrap garden /patio. Location brilliant , so near to everything, never used our car once, parking easy with permit. A gem of a place and location .

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Immaculate property, spacious accommodation and very well appointed and perfectly situated for our stay."

    Easy to leave the car and walk to sights and restaurants of Stratford upon Avon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "As expected the Shakespeare tourist venues in Stratford upon Avon is mostly closed Shakespeare's birth place is open and the guides knowledgeable and keen to engage."

    Near bye National Trust houses and gardens open and excellent value. We went primarily to visit friends and family and the central position of the the property was ideal. The area is quiet with little road noise, and the property cosy with everything perfectly laid out for a relaxed stay. Netflix available!!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was the second time that we have stayed at this cottage and it continues to be very comfortable and a great place to stay."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely little house close to the centre of Stratford and its attractions."

    Very warm and clean with an inviting rear garden.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was perfect."

    Had everything we could possibly need, clean fantastic décor and location. We loved it and will 100% be back. Please tell me what the bedding is washed in as it smelt wonderful we all commented after our first nights sleep.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2020

  • "Merchants cottage is a beautifully renovated Grade 2 listed cottage with 2 good bathrooms , plus a well equipped kitchen , comfort seating , and an outdoor space ."

    I marked it down a bit as the listing described the cottage as having DVDs and games available , so we had assumed it had a DVD player and so took along some DVDs to watch for our evenings in. Unfortunately there was no DVDs or DVD player . Anyway it’s still a lovely place to stay, within walking distance of the town plus a free parking permit and parking was no problem.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Sep 2020

  • "Merchants Cottage is a beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean, and light and airy cottage, it had everything we needed and more!"

    ! A bottle of wine, milk and cake on arrival just topped it off perfectly. The property has a fantastic kitchen/dining area with a beautiful modern bi-ford doors out onto a lovely garden area, with sun loungers. A courtesy call from the owners to check we were OK too. The cottage is in a great location, a 5-10 minute walk to all the pubs & restaurants and the lovely river Avon. We would highly recommend this cottage 5 STAR.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect location in the town, the cottage is exceptional, spotlessly clean,tastefully decorated and furnished and fully equipped with literally everything you could possibly need."

    The wine, cake and milk were much appreciated. It has such a calm relaxing feel about it with the bi-fold doors open and a glass of wine in hand....what could be better?! The bath is wonderful, beautiful bed linen and quality furniture. Such a treat to have visited this cottage, we will certainly book again,hopefully when the historical attractions have opened up again. John and Sue were very accommodating to our request to make the single beds up as a double and rang to check that everything was okay. Couldn’t fault it, just book it! You won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, possibly the best we have stayed in, but sadly we left after 2 nights due to the worsening pandemic."

    In my limited dealings with the owners, they were extremely helpful and supportive. A great shame that we largely wasted our money.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Mar 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    Well equipped, comfortable. Lovely touches - a bottle of wine and cake. Struggled a bit with the heating....downstairs was often cold. Otherwise, perfect.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very comfortable beds , everything was spotless , great location for theatre and town centre , very attentive owner who contacted me throughout to ensure everything was ok."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2019

  • "A fabulous holiday and definitely the cleanest , beautifully renovated cottage ."

    Lots of extra small touches that made it feel like home . The location is perfect for a short picturesque walk into town with everything you could need including great pubs restaurants and of coarse the famous RSC Theatre Definitely a must for any visitors can’t recommend it highly enough . Just Perfect Thank you Virginia ( Sydney Australia )

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Dec 2019

  • "Had a brilliant time at Merchants cottage."

    It was everything I hoped for and more! Clean, well laid out, perfect location, attentive host and beautiful inside and out. I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and electric fire in the sitting room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • No on road parking
  • Nearest car park is at station car park 0.9 miles from property
  • Enclosed lawned garden with seating, small BBQ and three sun beds for the Summer months
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years
  • Note: This property cannot accept bookings under 3 nights.

The property

Merchants Cottage is a marvellous contemporary-styled dwelling, positioned in Old Town, a desirable and quaint part of Stratford-upon-Avon, lying within a steady half a mile walk from the town centre with its excellent range of shopping facilities and restaurants.

Riverside walks lead to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, some 700 yards away while Trinity Church, the resting place for the Bard himself, is within 250 yards; there’s no better base for a history-enriched holiday.

This spacious Grade II listed cottage is within a conservation area, and has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of restoration and refurbishment, completed during the early summer of 2019.

With a tasteful decorative style throughout, the cottage provides a high-quality base from which to explore the nearby Cotswolds as well as Stratford town itself, ideal for both couples and small families seeking the best of Warwickshire.

The snug front sitting room includes a feature electric fire with two plush and stylish sofas and a Smart TV encompassing it, so you can unwind into your evening with your loved ones amidst for some quality time together as the warming underfloor heating provides extra comfort across the ground floor.

From the sitting room, there is direct access to an extended and roomy breakfast kitchen, home to a wide range of amenities to assist you in all of your culinary requirements for your stay, including a first class range of units and granite worktops, with top quality appliances including induction hob, fridge freezer, double oven and dishwasher.

The kitchen area also benefits from impressive bi-folding doors leading from a secondary sitting area to a well-planned west facing rear garden, a perfect sun trap during the summer months where you can enjoy alfresco dining amongst the last glimpses of the sunset, or simply soak in the sun on one of the sun loungers for an afternoon of true tranquillity.

At first floor level you will find the two charming bedrooms, consisting of a bright and airy double bedroom boasting views towards Trinity Church, as well as offering a gleaming en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom comprises of tastefully presented twin beds, serviced by a beautifully appointed bathroom with vanity wash hand basin and roll top bath with shower, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day of adventure.

Each of the rooms also benefits from feature ceiling spotlighting throughout, including dimmer switches for mood lighting, so you can make the most of your relaxing retreat in this delectable cottage.

Stratford is known to be a history-enriched marvel, boasting two theatres perfect for those seeking a Shakespearean experience, as well as the home in which William was born and where his daughter once lived, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the captivating history of the Tudors.

Explore the quaint shops and eateries of the area, or venture into even more culture surrounding Warwickshire through Warwick Castle or the Broadway Tower.

In easy reach of the rambling wonder of the Cotswolds too, there’s no better base than Merchants Cottage for a glorious getaway.

Note: Unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years.

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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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Note: Unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years.
Note: This property cannot accept bookings under 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas