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Touchstone Cottage

(Ref. 1091100)

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely 2 bedroom cottage in Old Town, Stratford."

    Parking was easy with the parking permit and once parked up, we didn't need to move for the duration as you can easily walk anywhere in town from this house. The two double beds were comfortable and the downstairs living and dining area were particularly pleasant. We really enjoyed Becky's attention to arty details and little curiosities throughout the cottage. Exceptionally clean and well maintained. Excellent communication too. A really lovely stay and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Thank you for such a wonderful review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you too for leaving it absolutely immaculate. I would like to take this opportunity to advise potential guests that parking is available at the cottage but that it now has restrictions as detailed in the property information. This is due to our local council no longer allowing parking permits for holiday lets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2024

  • "This one of the best holiday properties we've stayed in (in 50 years!"

    ). Everything thought of. Beautiful, clean, comfortable, welcoming. Couldn't fault it. Very quiet but just a short walk for shops, restaurants, the river and, of course, theatres. We hope to book again in the summer. A delightful cottage.

    What a fabulous and heartwarming review. I try my utmost to offer a great holiday experience and reviews like this make the hard work and attention to detail worth all the effort. Thank you. May I also take the opportunity to thank you for leaving the cottage absolutely immaculate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Dec 2023

  • "What an absolute joy it was to stay at Touchstone cottage."

    This truly is home from home. Everything works like it should and is of the highest quality throughout. The location is very peaceful and within easy walking distance of everything Stratford has to offer. The owner Becky is so helpful and has done everything to make your stay perfect. We wouldn't hesitate to return. Thanks for everything.

    It was an absolute pleasure to host you and I couldn’t be more delighted by your generous feedback. The cottage was a joy to walk into on your departure. I could barely tell that you’d been. I very much hope to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent property and as described."

    Property had all the facilities we needed and was very clean and comfortable. Nice welcome pack with essentials was very much appreciated! Thank you Becky! Stayed in the last week in November and heating quickly warmed up the house. Great location as only a short walk to town and parking with the provided permit was easy and convenient.

    Many thanks for such a fabulous review. We’re delighted that you loved the cottage and had an enjoyable stay with everything that you needed. Thank you too for leaving everything spotlessly clean and tidy. Hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very cosy cottage which was well equipped and comfortable."

    Great quiet location but walking distance to town and riverside. Could do with king size bed in main bed room but would happily recommend a stay to other guests.

    Thank you for a lovely review Lisa. I’m delighted that you loved the cottage and its location. Thank you also for the recommendation. It was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Immaculately clean. A joy to walk in to. So many home comforts and lovely little details. So close to attractions, shops and restaurants, the perfect location. Communication with the owner was fantastic as well. Loved it. Would highly recommend Touchstone cottage!

    As guests, you too were perfect, leaving the cottage spotlessly clean and tidy. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in touchstone cottage."

    Great location and the attention to detail was amazing. Really appreciated the welcome pack and the fresh flowers on the table in the main living area. What a lovely touch. All the instructions in the information booklet were clear . The beds are comfortable, overall just a lovely place to come back to at the end of a day of exploring. Can’t wait to go back

    Thank you for such a glowing review. I’m delighted that you had a great stay and so, so pleased that you hope to return to the cottage which was left absolutely spotless. You were perfect guests. I’m always incredibly appreciative that our wonderful guests give up their time to post reviews. Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2023

  • "An utterly charming cottage right in the middle of the Old Town, which is a short stroll to the centre of the town and in easy walking distance of all the main tourist sites."

    The car permit was very useful and welcome hamper useful. The house itself is beautifully kept & decorated, with plenty of kitchen equipment and utensils if you want to cook for yourselves. The bedrooms were very comfortable. It was more than adequate for 4 adults. The garden looked charming but unfortunately it wasn't garden weather when we visited. The owner was very quick at coming back with answers to a couple of questions. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again if in Stratford.

    Thank you for this lovely review. I’m absolutely delighted that you loved the cottage and enjoyed your stay in Stratford. Thank you also for leaving the cottage absolutely immaculate. It was a joy to walk in to. It would be a real pleasure to welcome you back one day (hopefully accompanied by some ‘garden weather’). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect property in a perfect location."

    5mins walk from the river severn and into the town centre, with so much to do and tonnes of places to eat and have a drink. Cozy house with all the amenities and more. Comfy bed. Such a chilled place. The owners were fantastic. No problems with the parking. Once parked up, we didnt need to drive anywhere as everything you need, and more is just a stroll away. We are looking forward to our next stay x

    Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review and thank you for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. It’s wonderful to know that you loved the cottage, the location and Stratford. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Becky is the perfect host you can contact her and she gets back very quickly The cottage is a place of peace, and Tranquility, absolutely magical, tastefully, decorated with every comfort step outside the door and you are in Shakespeare shoes, walk along the river round the corner."

    A Little piece of Heaven would recommend this cottage to anyone, especially if they are a Shakespeare fan. Thank you so much for making this experience wonderful it was a trip down memory lane for me, as my father was an English teacher, and was absolutely steeped in Shakespeare literature, as were all of his 10 children

    Thank you so much for your exceptionally kind words. You were perfect guests. I’m absolutely thrilled that you loved the cottage and your time in Stratford. Thank you, also, for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean and tidy. It was a real pleasure to host you. Hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Touchstone cottage is a beautiful cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    It was in an ideal position, just a few minutes walk from the river, theatres and town with all its shops, pubs, restaurants etc. Can’t recommend this cottage highly enough. Loved the ‘goodies’ left for our arrival. Thank you Becky.

    Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. I’m ‘over the moon’ that you loved the cottage and had a great stay. Thank you for leaving it absolutely spotless. I very much hope to be able to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely delightful stay at Touchstone Cottage and would return in an instant, if possible."

    The actual property is both comfortably and tastefully equipped, and beautifully maintained. Specifically: good quality towels, comfortable beds and pillows, a well-functioning shower with loads of hot water, a beautifully supplied kitchen with excellent cooking and serving ware, a welcome basket, a private garden, high-performing wifi, etc. Some of the special touches include lovely chinaware for a special meal, baskets of books for reading, multiple televisions, and lovely photographs, artwork and curios, some of which are available to purchase. The location is wonderful making visits to all of the must-see sights an easy and enjoyable walk. Becky is an attentive, communicative, and thoughtful host. I cannot think of one thing I would change about this special cottage, nor can I recommend it highly enough.

    Wow! Thank you for such fabulous feedback. I am rendered somewhat speechless, which is unusual for me! I'm delighted that you loved the cottage, its facilities and its location. Reviews like this make all the hard work and attention to detail so worthwhile. I really hope that you'll be able to return to the cottage one day. You were perfect guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "10/10 for hospitality, comfort and location."

    A delightful cottage- light, sunny and welcoming, so tastefully decorated. Thoughtful attention to detail and guest comfort. Felt very welcome. Appreciated the messages from the owner before and after our stay. (And also very grateful for the large TV for watching the Wimbledon finals!)

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review and what a wonderful review it is too. We enjoyed having you to stay at the cottage as much as you enjoyed being there. Thank you for leaving it spotlessly clean and tidy. We could hardly tell that you'd been! Hopefully we can welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable place to chill out."

    Facilities were great, and a nice big t.v for films in the evening after a day's sightseeing. The owners had thought of everything, we lacked nothing in the way of facilities, with some nice touches like the welcome basket which we appreciated. Short walk to the River & the town, swans were gorgeous and you can buy duck & swan food in the town. Boat trip was delightful, the best food can be found at the Bell inn, Shottery, near Anne Hathaway's cottage. 2 x meals for £14.99, well worth checking out. Really enjoyed our holiday, had a delightful stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review and also for leaving everything so tidy and spotless. We're absolutely delighted that you loved the cottage and really enjoyed your time in our beautiful town. Hopefully we'll be lucky enough to be able to welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mia5.0Mar 2023

  • "The admin before the holiday was responsive and Becky emailed when the property was ready to allow us in early which was a really nice touch."

    The property is exactly as described. It was clean and warm which was appreciated given we were there during a cold spell. The location of the property is excellent easily accessible for the town centre, restaurants, theatres and train station we hardly used the car. Stratford is a brilliant place to visit and even in December with some of the Shakespeare sites closed there is still plenty to see and some lovely walks from the house. If returning to Stratford we would definitely stay in Touchstone Cottage again and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

    Goodness me, what a fabulous review. Thank you very much for taking the time to post it. We’re absolutely delighted that you love the cottage and had a great time. Thank you, also, for leaving it spotless. We very much hope to be able to welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    We are delighted that you loved the cottage and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving it spotless. We very much hope that we can welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was really lovely."

    It had everything that you needed. It had all the amenities, and within walking distance of Stratford and all the sights. The welcome pack was really welcome snd a lovely surprise. We had a slight problem with the heating but the owners were round straight away and got it up and running. They were brilliant.

    Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are delighted that you loved the cottage and had an enjoyable stay. Thank you also for leaving the cottage absolutely immaculate. We do hope that we can welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage, well equipped and clean."

    It is a lovely walk from the cottage along the river bank to the centre of town. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and would love to welcome you back one day. Thank you for leaving everything spotless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Touchstone cottage."

    It was a cosy cottage, beautifully presented and immaculate. Would highly recommend. The beds were super cosy and the whole cottage was finished to a high standard.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fabulous review. We are absolutely delighted that you loved the cottage and enjoyed your stay. To say that you left it immaculate is probably an understatement. We very much hope to be able to welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage for our holiday in a great location."

    Very well presented with well-stocked kitchen, if you want to cook. Street is narrow with parking on both sides. It can be tricky to park outside property but plenty of space nearby. Would definitely recommend

    Many thanks for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving it so beautifully clean and tidy. We very much hope that we will be able to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week’s stay here."

    Everything exactly as described. Possibly the cleanest place we have ever stayed. The appliances, including oven and washing machine looked like they had never been used ! Nice welcome pack of essentials on arrival and fresh flowers much appreciated. Close enough to town centre to walk everywhere. Before we came we were slightly concerned about parking at the property, but this was also easy.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It is very much appreciated. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We have to say that you left the cottage so immaculate that, at first, we wondered whether you’d actually been in. Thank you. We very much hope to be able to welcome you back to Touchstone Cottage one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at this gorgeous, spacious cottage."

    It is in a great, quiet location, but also within easy walking distance of the town and river. The cottage was absolutely perfect and very comfortable. The welcome pack and fresh flowers were really appreciated, as was the helpful parking permit. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and will be staying there again!

    So many thank yous! Thank you for choosing Touchstone Cottage. Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. Thank you for leaving the cottage immaculately clean and tidy. It has been our absolute pleasure to host your long weekend and we’re delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We very much look forward to being able to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful, completely exceeded our expectations."

    Every detail had been considered to ensure a comfortable stay. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Thank you!

    Wow! Thank you for your very kind and generous words. We are absolutely delighted that you loved the cottage and that you had a great stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you for leaving the cottage immaculate. We really hope that we can welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "I really recommend."

    It was a great stay

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thank you also for leaving the cottage just as you found it. It was immaculate. We very much hope to be able to welcome you back to Touchstone Cottage one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aline5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a brilliant holiday at Touchstone Cottage."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the ‘welcome pack’ and the use of the parking permit. We would highly recommend this cottage as it is very close to all of the facilities that Stratford Upon Avon has to offer. We will definitely stay here again!

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you loved the cottage. Thank you also for leaving it absolutely immaculate. We can’t wait to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at Touchstone Cottage - a perfect base to enjoy Stratford upon Avon."

    Tucked away in a little street, close enough to town to walk, but not so close that you can’t park (super to have access to parking permit)! The cottage is a great size and layout for 2-4 people (2 x double beds). It’s cozy, bright and has all the details needed to use as a home away from home.

    We are absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful stay in Stratford and loved Touchstone Cottage. Thank you very much for leaving the cottage immaculate and taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We really appreciate it and we hope to be able to welcome you back again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Touchstone Cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and with a high standard of cleanliness plus a warm welcome from the cottage owner."

    It felt like home from home; we thoroughly enjoyed staying here. It's in quiet part of town within a short distance of river walks and Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. We can't wait to come back again soon.

    Thank you very much. We are really delighted that you loved the cottage and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Stratford. Thank you also for leaving Touchstone Cottage absolutely immaculate. We can’t wait to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SaraJane5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Touchstone Cottage."

    It was very clean, very comfortable and had everything we could need. Highly recommended.

    We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the cottage absolutely immaculate. We could hardly tell that you’d been! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Imogen5.0Jun 2022

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Summary

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is free on street parking from 8 pm to 8 am Monday to Saturday. Between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm you can park for 2 hours with no return within 4 hours
  • On Sundays you can park all day for free.

The property

Resting in an enviable position within the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, is this well-presented, end-of-terrace cottage, Touchstone Cottage.

Accommodating up to four guests, this splendid home makes a wonderful base for those looking to tour Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and The Cotswolds.

As you arrive at your home-from-home, you will be greeted by a permit parking place for one car that sits at the front of the property for your convenience.

Upon entering the property you will immediately find yourself in the rustic kitchen, a well-appointed space that includes all the essentials to prepare a hearty feast, which can be enjoyed at the stylish dining table.

Make your way through to the living room, a light and airy space where you can socialise in the evening, flicking on the Smart TV and deciding on a good movie to watch.

From here, step outside to discover the quaint, enclosed garden, offering outdoor furniture and a barbecue to enjoy alfresco dining when the weather is warm.

As the evening comes to a close, a charming bathroom awaits upstairs; prepare for the night with an overhead shower or enjoy a soothing rest in the tub.

Both bedrooms feature sumptuous double beds, whilst the master is slightly larger in size and provides delightful views of the garden.

When you’re ready to explore, there’s so much to enjoy within walking distance; tour the 16th century timber cottage of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, as well as his final resting place, Holy Trinity Church, before stopping at a local pub for a refreshing pint.

There are also plenty of well-established restaurants and bars to sample, alongside independent cafés where you can enjoy a sweet treat and coffee.

Head to Warwick and take in the many sights and attractions, including the historical Jephson Gardens and Lord Leycester Hospital, plus there are many fantastic shops and markets to browse.

Head to the lovely town of Royal Leamington Spa, home to stunning Georgian architecture, a fantastic golf course for outdoor enthusiasts, and a wonderful spa where you can spend the day relaxing with luxurious treatments.

With plenty to fill your holiday to-do list, choose Touchstone Cottage as your next retreat to Warwickshire.

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

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About the location

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas