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The Close

Ettington near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Ref. 933214)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Hirst

    “Beautiful cottage - a real home ...”

    Beautiful cottage - a real home from home. Easy access to all of the lovely Cotswold villages. We had a lovely relaxing break with friends.

    Beautiful cottage - a real home from home. Easy access to all of the lovely Cotswold villages. We had a lovely relaxing break with friends.

    Tick Created with Sketch. Mrs Hirst would rebook this property


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A beautiful detached Georgian cottage located in the heart of the Warwickshire village of Ettington, close to Stratford-upon-Avon.

The property is owned by professional artist Laurence Dingley, whose wonderful seascapes and landscapes adorn the walls in every room.

There are many other personal touches evident throughout the cottage which combines original features, such as exposed beams, fireplaces, wooden doors and exposed brick work with sumptuous contemporary furnishings.

The central hallway, with oak floor, leads to a useful ground floor shower room and a spacious, light and bright kitchen, complete with charming blue AGA, Belfast sink, beamed vaulted ceiling and a large farmhouse-style dining table that’s perfect for a catch up with friends over dinner or a family board game.

The kitchen also boasts a brick fireplace with an electric woodburner-effect stove.

The cosy sitting room has a wonderful fireplace which houses a warming woodburning stove, great for lighting on a chilly evening whilst watching a film.

A good sized utility room with a Belfast sink is off the kitchen providing space for walking gear, wellies and drying off dogs and children after a day out walking.

Make your way from the hall up the original wooden staircase to three well-presented first floor bedrooms and the main family bathroom with a bath and a chrome hand-held 'telephone-style' shower.

Outside is a large enclosed garden with patio, lawned area and garden furniture making it an ideal place to sit and relax with a good book or refreshing drink at any time of day.

The garden has direct access onto a footpath leading to several large open fields, perfect for dog walks, as well as a children's playground.

Take a short stroll to the village shop to pick up provisions or enjoy a meal at the local pub.

Many walks and cycle rides can be enjoyed from the village with Shakespeare's Way passing close by.

A short drive will take you to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the pretty market town of Shipston-on-Stour, or a little further afield enjoy a day out at one of the many unspoilt Cotswolds villages, including Chipping Campden, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water.

A superb cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area with electric woodburner-effect stove. Utility. Sitting room with sofa bed and woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with electric stove, AGA (available Oct- Feb inclusive) and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Owner's art studio is attached to the cottage (but accessed independently) and may be in occasional use
  • The artist will always make guests aware in advance
  • Note: Dogs are allowed downstairs only
  • Note: Steep cottage stairs, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Max 6 adults, sofa bed suitable for children and teenagers only
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am
  • Note: The AGA is for heating purposes only.

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About the location


Stratford-upon-Avon 6.5 miles; Warwick 11 miles; Royal Leamington Spa 12 miles.

The thriving village of Ettington lies in beautiful Warwickshire countryside and boasts a lovely village pub serving wonderful home-cooked food as well as a village shop/Post Office, well stocked with local fresh produce. The village is recognised as both a Saxon and Roman settlement; the Fosse Way Roman road is close by, and many buildings date back to the 17th century. Ettington is just 6.5 miles south of the market town Stratford-upon-Avon, which dates back to medieval times, and is the home of William Shakespeare. The town boasts many historic buildings including Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, many traditional pubs, excellent restaurants and individual shops, as well as boat hire and cruises along the River Avon. The beautiful National Trust house at Charlecote Park is well worth a visit with its stunning gardens and Capability Brown Deer Park. A few minutes' drive away are Compton Verney and Upton House, both showcasing spectacular collections of paintings and ceramics, whilst set in beautifully landscaped gardens for family friendly days out. The world famous castles at Warwick and Kenilworth are only a 25 minute drive away. Also within easy reach are the picturesque Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh making this a great holiday destination for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: Max 6 adults, sofa bed suitable for children and teenagers only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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