- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
60 Customer Reviews
"A lovely, quaint cottage in such a beautiful town!"
Our first visit to Stratford and we chose to stay for Christmas. The cottage had everything my family of 4 needed with comfortable beds, a lovely hot shower and a cosy open fire. The only slight complaint I’d have is it was a little cold at first and the heating took almost a day to get to the temperature I wanted. I feel the cold so this could just be a personal thing! But we would definitely return for another stay at Masons Court.
"Location good, beds and chairs comfortable, kitchen well equipped -but I would ..."
Location good, beds and chairs comfortable, kitchen well equipped -but I would not book again due to poor maintenance:- Overhead light in main bedroom not working Lamp on sitting room window not working Taps in bathroom stuck No instructions for house (lots of people have commented on this in the guest book) Paint work scruffy / dirty - house needs a deep clean /repainting Cheap plastic headboard in main bedroom
Overhead light in bedroom - there was an issue with the switch. We were not aware of this. After this was communicated to us after the guests has departed this was fixed straight away. If the guests had contacted us about this we could have sorted on the same day. Lamp on sitting room window. There was no issue with this light. The light was simply just turned off on the switch on the light. Tap in bathroom has now been fixed No instructions - this is something we will work on putting together for the cottage Paintwork scruffy - this is a valid point since this review we have been round to repaint certain areas Cheap plastic headboard in main bedroom - not had any other negative feedback about this before. It is a standard wooden/MDF bedframe so don't agree that there is anything wrong with this Property Owner
"Property had everything we needed and location is good."
Couple of issues need addressing. Lock on door is temperamental and can take a few attempts to work. Tap in bathroom will not turn off without brute force. Main bedroom lights tripped the electric and didn’t work for stay ( need an info pack as it took a while in dark to find the fuse box)
"A property that surpassed our expectations."
The whole ambience of the cottage is amazing. Communication, advice, cleanliness, comfort, safety and location all score a 10 out of 10 from my party. We will definitely book again this year and I'm sure we have found our new go to place . We live over 100 miles away but the journey is worth it to get to this hidden gem
"We had a great time staying at 4 Mason's Court."
It sits on a relatively quiet road, considering it is so close to the centre of town, and is in walking distance of all the attractions. There were three of us and consequently #4 was very comfortable. However, in line with the points made in other reviews, it would be very "cosy" if there were four of you. You would probably have to move some furniture around downstairs. Also, the combination of a large double bed frame & small room means that the person sleeping furthest from the door has no bedside table (there isn't room) & has to get in & out of bed by crawling up from the end. The twin room is fine. The only other point to make is that the inclusion of an information pack, containing instruction manuals, etc, would take the guesswork out of operating things like the washing mashine, dishwasher, oven & even the coffee machine. It's obviously not rocket science but who wants to waste time on holiday with trial & error? Finally, I would like to end by stating that these couple of slightly negative points did not impact our enjoyment at all. Mason's Court is a fabulous place & I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again should I find myself in Stratford upon Avon.
"This property displayed a sign to say they had won Sykes "Little Gems" award for going "above and beyond" to make their property inviting back in 2018."
Felt like they are resting on their laurels as there were things that could be easily made better here. A missing hook on the back of the door, no cover for the egg seat in the garden so it was soaking and couldn't be used, ten hangers between four people, the ice compartment in the fridge (mentioned in other reviews as needing defrosted) was still useless until we did it ourselves) and a dripping tap in the bathroom. These could all have been so easily fixed but just hadn't been. The cottage is beautiful and historic and if you want to say you've stayed in the oldest residential building in Stratford, here's the place - or the other similar cottages which share the building - units 1 or 3 (2 is privately owned). It is very small for four guests though, and anyone over six foot will need to be careful not to bump their heads. The main bedroom is very small, watch you don't constantly bump your shin on the corner of the bed as you open the door, though the bed is most comfortable. The second bedroom is stylish and far more roomy but there is no wardrobe, only two large drawers to share between two. It could do with more shelves and hooks to allow you to spread out your belongings - we were fortunate in that our party were only three so we could live out of one of the suitcases stationed on the spare bed and I used the stairs to set out our shoes. The bathroom is very nice with a lovely modern bath and shower over it, though the plumbing needs some attention - and the toilet flush is on upside down - took us a day to work that out though once you see the problem, it works fine. In the kitchen, the layout is very attractive but there was no microwave and the stools for sitting round the breakfast bar were so very very uncomfortable we couldn't eat there. In good weather, you can instead eat at the large garden table which we did and enjoyed, this is benefitted by some pretty lighting in the evening. There was Netflix on a large television, and music, books, or dvds for your use. A parking permit allowed us to park in any of the surrounding streets free for the week - parking wardens are everywhere in Stratford! All in all, I personally wouldn't go back as I feel there are far better Sykes lets in the town such as 1 Masons Court ,which is considerably better in our option. It doesn't take much to defrost the freezer when guests are pointing this out, make the effort! Also only one house key is a bit inconvenient. Historically a win; comfort-wise could certainly be better.
"The freezer compartment in the fridge needed defrosting!"
The freezer compartment was completely full of ice, we arrived on a hot day and it would have been nice to have been able to have some fresh ice in the tray ready and waiting. There were crumbs under the bar stools in the kitchen and it was also clear no one had vacuumed behind the sofa or the chest of drawers in the twin bedroom! The carpets could have done with a steam clean. Walking around bare feet left feet very dirty. Should have realised as you can see the dirt stains in the carpets. It would have been nice to have had a patio umbrella or some kind of shade whilst sitting at the patio table, not everyone wants the hot sun beating down on them when they are sat outside.
"Everything was great, the coffee machine was a nice touch and having a courtyard area was perfect especially as we had such good weather, such a convenient location for Stratford and the parking permit was a big help with the available parking locations clearly marked."
"Location is great and the parking permit information was easy to follow."
Highchair and travel cot were good once we could find them, might be handy to have them out for those who have requested it in the future. As others have said, a microwave wouldn’t go a miss but managed without. Only niggles were the shower head coming away from the wall which is quite dangerous and the property would benefit from a deep clean, it was quite dusty in easy to reach places and marks on the walls etc other than that was a good stay.
"A lovely property, very convenient for all the Stratford sights, yet peacefully situated."
"The cottage was beautiful."
Lovely and full of original features. Fully stocked with whatever you need for your stay. The courtyard was lovely to sit out at any time of day, which we did. You wouldn’t think you were in the middle of a town centre. Everything you would near was nearby. A stunning example of one of the oldest buildings in Stratford Upon Avon. We are already planning our next trip back
"Loved it - re-booked - cosy convenient - my first visit was a few weeks earlier you can stay in or with better weather explore but you have the luxury to sit in your own garden with lights or a cosy fire - so much more than a room a hotel room which is the only way I have stayed in Stratford before."
The welcome touches are lovely. Noticed people struggle find the Wifi code - perhaps just mention it on the wall hanging by the TV! Met a coupe in the street admiring the building and recommended Sykes to book.
"A lovely little period cottage in a great location."
Beautifully done up and decorated. Good utilities within the cottage, has everything you want/need kitchen wise. Could do with a few blankets for the living room and a couple of extra pillows upstairs. Also an automatic light in the court would be very useful, as the uneven cobbles can be a bit difficult to navigate in the dark! All in all, we had a great stay and if we’re ever in the area we’ll definitely be booking again!
"Another enjoyable weekend at this lovely property."
We took our own logs this year but found there were some available at the cottage. Pity there isn't a door curtain for the stable door at this time of year to help with heat loss but noted the addition of a door sausage since last year. One minor issue is the shower riser pipe is insecure and the top rain shower popped out of the bracket a couple of times which caused a slight panic. Overall though very nice and will return.
"Beautiful property, lovely and clean and well equipped."
Very cosy and just what we were looking for. Would have benefitted from a few more instructions in property ie which bin for recycling/general waste, what days these should go out for collection, how to work heating, where to buy firewood but we managed to work all this out ourselves as we we were there a week. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 4 Mason's Court and would definitely stay again.
"We found the cottage well appointed and enjoyed our stay."
It would have been useful if we had a hand book which explained when to put out the bins etc. The heating came on and it was rather warm on our last day! We swept the path clear of the mulberries to avoid carrying them in to the cottage. I used the dustpan and brush and didn’t find the broom until the last day.. A tray would have been useful, I used the roasting tin to carry out cups to the outside. Also, a milk jug.
"Gorgeous cottage with everything we needed."
Walking distance to theatre and other attractions. No problems parking because of the permit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will happily recommend it to friends and family.
"A wonderful historic property in the heart of Stratford Upon Avon."
The property is immaculate and the outdoor patio was ideal in the evenings to sit and relax after visiting all the Shakespeare attractions. This was our third time staying at 4 Masons Court and will be back! Highly recommend
"Lovely little cottage with private outside area in a superb location for walking access to Stratford main street etc."
My wife and I have have stayed here several times and we are fussy and so that should say something. Tiniest of niggles....no microwave oven. No real problem for us as my wife only uses it for her porridge! We'll be back!!
"Brilliant property, excellent location."
Spotlessly clean. A guide book how to work the heating and washing machine would have been helpful. Also more logs or a note where to purchase locally. Everything else needed was provided and would love to come back in the future
"We had a lovely stay at Mason's Court."
The character of the building definitely added to the Stratford experience. The interior is of a high quality with well equipt kitchen. Very comfortable, with good, easily manageable central heating and hot water. We were there during a very stormy period but didn't feel the need for extra heat from a fire. Good beds. Everything was within walking distance, plenty of restaurants and bars. We especially enjoyed Yabard craft ale bar on the same street. There is a lovely area to sit out in good weather but we didn't get that chance. Would definitely recommend this property for your holiday.
"A lovely & convenient place to stay with comfortable beds & enough equipment."
As others have said, it is quiet at night despite being in the town. We parked the car safely in a street nearby, using the pass provided (there's no longer an allocated space behind the house as earlier reviews indicate). For unloading it's easy to park for up to an hour outside the police station next door. A couple of suggestions: there's space in the kitchen for a microwave so why not provide a small one? And simple instructions about the heating & timings (perhaps laminated for Covid safety) would have been useful. The owner was very helpful when we texted him about the cottage not being warm enough & he changed the temperature & timings remotely to suit us. We didn't realise until the end that we could use the free-standing thermostat to change the temperature ourselves as we're unused to that type of thermostat and assumed all changes had to be done by the owner!! But we had a wonderful short break.
"The property is amazing and in an excellent location and I would definitely visit again."
We visited for the Christmas Market, the use of the parking permit makes things easier but the locations on where it could be used were very busy and had to try a few before getting sorted but I put that down to the time of year. There were no logs provided for the open fire even though the property states fuel included, only a few pieces of kindling had been left and being December there was some draft from the main door, knowing this now I would take my own supplies next time but its worth noting for future stayers. A vistors book with instructions would be beneficial, especially on how to increase the heating, we had to scramble around for manuals on the cooker, heating etc so it would be great to have all this in one location. All in all a fab property!!
"Excellent long weekend, cannot fault the property."
Just happened to be the coldest weekend of the year and being the oldest property in Stratford it wasn't the warmest when we sat in for the Sunday evening. Soon used up the logs we took with us and the extra we bought from local discount store, front door could do with a draught proof sausage dog or similar. Not a complaint but we thought details stated fuel included, we were happy to take our own as a top up to any supplied. Anyway, we will definitely stay again and highly recommend this property and Sykes in general.
"The property is lovely with its low ceilings and beams."
Lots of character and everything you need for a really relaxing stay. It’s so central too. A short walk and you are in town or by the river. A week was too short a stay - would have liked another :)
"Great property, superb location."
Outside space was very useable too.
"We found the accommodation great the only problem we had was the low beam down ..."
We found the accommodation great the only problem we had was the low beam down stairs which my husband got used to after a while
"The cottage is so close to everything in Stratford yet at night it is silent."
"Last visit was before lockdowns - so glad to have been able to have had a return visit - Liked the new patio and of course the mulberry tree."
Lovely spot, so convienient for town and river. Sunday with food stalls by river was just icing on the cake!
"My partner and I had a fabulous week at Masons court to celebrate his 60th."
We would definitely recommend your company and the cottage to friends and family. It was perfect in every way. Hopefully we will return at a later date.
"A lovely cottage in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of the town centre and the beautiful river Avon."
Perfect for a relaxing holiday. The car didn't move for a week!
"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely old property."
Everything we needed apart from perhaps a microwave. Very clean and covid friendly. Lots of cleaning equipment. A stone's throw from the town and short walk to the river. Lots of lovely restaurants and cafes. Would recommend.
"Beautiful cottage in a perfect location to explore Stratford and the surrounding areas."
The cottage itself was really clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
"Fantastic accommodation in the perfect location."
"Being centre to Stratford upon Avon was lovely, easy for getting around everywhere, didn't really need to use the car, the cottage is cosy and really quiet even though it's on the main road."
Hopefully we'll be able to go and stay again in the future.
"The cottage is really nice and well equipped, although a Microwave wouldn’t go a miss."
Central location is great with lots to see and do locally.
"Great location and the property had everything we could need."
The only negative for our entire stay was the small supply of toilet paper provided, we had to buy some which shouldn’t happen when paying for accommodation.
"Wow wow wow what a fabulous cottage."
so comfortable, clean and full of character. One of the best cottages we have stayed in! Within walking distance to all the attractions in Stratford but in a lovely quiet courtyard and car parking was a bonus as we didn't use the car all our stay. Really loved the cottage. Only down side no microwave but everything else we needed was there in a well equipped kitchen.We really enjoyed our time at this lovely cottage such a hidden gem. Can someone from Sykes explain to us your rating system as this cottage had four ticks and was fantastic where other cottages we have stayed with Sykes have had the same ticks and have be no where as nice, clean and comfortable as this cottage?
"The only thing is if you are a taller person you have to remember to watch your head but other than that everything was good."
It is also within walking distance of everything you want to see.
"This exquisite 15th century cottage is so beautifully done out - every need is catered for."
It is a perfect blend of the old and new - from the outside it is well kept and in line with its heritage, but once you enter, you have every modern convenience available in a beautifully decorated and furnished space. It is spacious, clean, situated in a perfect spot within walking distance of everything you need to see and do in Stratford!
"Being close to all amenities it was perfect , the lady who cared for the property was very pleasant and helpfull"
"This is the second time we have visited 4 Masons Court and we were not disappointed!"
As beautiful and comfortable as before. We didn't use the car the whole weekend and such a bonus having a parking space at the back of the property. The lady next door but one who helps to look after the property is very nice and welcoming. We will return to this wonderful property!!
"Lovely, clean, stylish, character cottage in a handy position."
We hardly used the car. It was warm enough to sit in the pretty courtyard garden. The only fault that made our stay less comfortable was the toilet seat, which doesn't fit at all and other guests had mentioned it at least a month earlier. Otherwise the facilities worked and the parking space and permit were great to have. A microwave and clothes airer would be nice.
"Charming cottage, lovely courtyard with mulberry tree and bluebells, a step away from town."
What more could one ask?
"Lovely cottage in a lovely place."
Beautiful courtyard, gorgeous decor, scrupulously clean. We really enjoyed our week, thank you.
"4 Masons Court is a wonderful little cottage, dripping with history and only a very short walk to all of the wonderful things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon."
Allocated off-street parking is an added bonus!
"We loved the cottage."
Clean, well equipped and excellent location.
"This was an excellent well appointed and well situated cottage."
Great value for money. Highly recommend.
"Masons Court in Stratford is an amazing Elizabethan building complete with original beams."
It is so well equipped, spacious and comfortable that it makes for a very relaxing break. The cottage has been converted to a very high standard and everything worked perfectly. Little things like dishwasher tablets being supplied, handwash, a selection of dvds, board games and books all go to make it above the ordinary.The wi-fi was the best I've ever experienced in a holiday home. Being so central to the town it also makes visiting all the Shakespeare attractions so easy. We have stayed in several Sykes properties this year. They have all been good, but this was easily the best.
"Lovely Cottage in a brilliant location."
"Mason’s court was an absolutely perfect cottage to stay in to enjoy all Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer."
It’s been beautifully renovated to a very high standard, giving all the old style charm with modern amenities. The weather during our stay was fabulous and made the outside courtyard a brilliant facility for us to use. We can’t wait to return.
"The cottage was very attractive, furnished to a high standard in grey, white and oak."
The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. But bring a corkscrew. The patio garden is well planted and cleverly divided into 4 areas for each cottage providing some privacy. The location couldn't be better. Only 10 minute walk to the river and theatres and 20 minute walk to Ann Hathaway's cottage. A couple of niggles: it's an old building and the walls are thick and windows small so it does not get hot and gets cold quickly even on hot days. The central heating is controlled by the owner and he did up the heating on a few evenings; I found the the high stools at the breakfast bar quite awkward for eating; no hanging space or hooks in the twin bedroom and no drawers in the double, also no towel rails. The owner was easy to contact and responded quickly to queries. Despite those little niggles I would stay again.
Excellent surprises were the fantastic monsoon shower, or you can have a traditional shower! Lovely pod coffee machine with loads of pods, and what’s more I could understand how to operate it! Fab location of course, you can walk into town in two minutes. We walked to the theatre and back.- no need to faff about with parking. In fact, we didn’t use the car for the whole holiday. Everything in Stratford was accessible by walking. Another nice surprise was that the cottage is actually set back away from the road, so it was much quieter and more secluded than anticipated. You walk beyond an old iron gate through a cute little walkway to reach it-it’s enchanting. We just wanted to stay forever. To sleep under 15th century beams, yet have all mod cons too, including a washer/ dryer and a dishwasher. The stairs are characterful but easy to negotiate- they’ve been made more accessible. There is a high chair too for those who might need one. And it all looks congruous. Highly recommended! We are definitely rebooking!
"This well preserved historic cottage is small but well kitted out, comfortable and ideally located in the centre of Stratford."
The secluded shared garden is quiet and a wonderful place to sit to enjoy the atmosphere or an outdoor meal at any time the day or evening. We had a wonderful time here.
"I left feedback at the property twice!"
Extremely positive comments in the visitors book and additional comment on an envelope left on the counter. Fantastic venue, overall excellent facilities but we struggled with the heating - too hot, too cold and no instructions . The toilet was temperamental. A few logs by the chimney would have been nice - the weather being particularly unpleasant when we were there. A ‘Book if Help’ would have gone a long way to alleviate these issues.
"An historic, charming, cozy, quiet and characterful 'cottage' that is also well-equipped, up-to-date and stylish."
The central location is superb.
"Masons court is the oldest residential building in Stratford, it is oozing with character!"
A wonderful place to stay, very cosy, immaculate and beds are so comfy. The kitchen is compact but exceeds what you need. The knives and forks draw is huge, i need one! The oven looks brand new its so clean. It is quiet considering its in the centre. All restaurants and tourist attractions on your doorstep. There is a beautiful independent shop called vinegar hill, which is a must to visit. Catch the open top bus to see all thr Shakespeare attractions, Mary Ardens farm a must with children. Will definetly book Masons court again.
"Beautiful cottage suited us (4 girls having a get together) perfectly!"
Easy walk into town, parking behind property, lovely decor and a very well equipped kitchen. We had a minor plumbing issue too but the owner dealt with it very promptly. Would recommend.
"The cottage was excellent, right in the centre of town so it was easy to see the sites and plenty of choice for food and drink."
The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and was very clean. I Would definitely book this cottage again.
"A wonderfully equipped property with a lot of thought and care put into ensuring things were just right."
Also perfectly located for central Stratford sites.
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area.
- Gas central heating
- Electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- On-street permit parking for one car and pay and display parking available a 2 minute walk from property for additional cars
- Private patio and shared garden
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 3 mins walk
- Note: There may be low head room in this property due to low beams.
This 15th century Grade II* listed retreat is oozing with character and is situated within the historical town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The oldest house in Stratford-upon-Avon, this getaway is perfect for families or couples to visit all year round.
Wander through the charming entrance past the pretty plants which form part of the lovely walkway.
Inside, a light and airy kitchen is nicely furnished and makes a pleasant place to prepare your favourite meals, before resting at the breakfast bar.
Come evening time, head into the sitting area where you can relax on the comfortable sofa and watch TV in the peace and quiet.
Ceiling beams are draped over this room, creating an effective atmosphere throughout.
Take the stairway up to the first floor, where you will be welcomed by both a twin and double bedroom, laced with a traditional twist, and equally promising a good nights sleep.
A well designed bathroom is elevated by patterned flooring, and a matching, signature wall strip ties the room together well.
When the sun is shining, why not relax on the patio outside, or stroll into the shared garden at your own leisure?
Stratford-upon-Avon is on your doorstep, with fascinating buildings and historic features.
Within easy reach of Warwick and the Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is a beautiful cottage that's just waiting to be enjoyed.
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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