The Forge

Barston, Warwickshire (Ref. 944397)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “Very fine place to be. Very nice ...”
    Very fine place to be. Very nice house inside everything available. Because we stay only once at a place and go on further every time, the possibility that we come back in very small.
    - Mr Janssen, May 2017

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A beautiful former blacksmith's detached forge ideally located in the grounds of the owner's home on the outskirts of the traditional village of Barston in quintessential English countryside.

Set along a country lane The Forge boasts a wealth of character which sets the scene for a relaxing romantic holiday.

On entering the cottage the owner's personal touches and impeccable quality of the cottage are evident with a stunning open plan living area boasting original ceiling beams.

Two individually-styled bedrooms share a contemporary bathroom which is accessed from the living area.

To the rear of the property is a secluded decked area, patio and lawn, a perfect place for relaxing with a refreshing drink or enjoying a good book on summer's day.

Just a short stroll takes you to one of the two excellent village pubs, The Malt Shovel, which has an award-winning restaurant and further to the village centre there is the CAMRA award-winning Bulls Head with its real ales.

The area boasts many National Trust properties, golf courses and fishing, or leave the car and experience the abundance of walks from the doorstep.

Enjoy sampling chocolate at Cadbury World or take a trip to the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Warwick with its magnificent castle or one of the many unspoilt Cotswold towns, all just a short drive away.

Take in a show at one of Birmingham's theatres or enjoy an event at the National Exhibition Centre and the Genting Arena, which is a short 10 minute drive away.

A wonderful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area.

Amenities

  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Decked area, plus small lawned area and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • River Blythe 1 mile
  • Note: There's a front doorstep and a small step down from the deck to patio.

About the location

BARSTON

Knowle 2.4 miles; NEC and Genting Arena 5 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 20 miles; Leamington Spa 12.5 miles; Birmingham 13.5 miles.

A picturesque village set in the meander of the River Blythe, boasting many historic timber-framed buildings, two excellent village pubs, including the Malt Shovel public house and restaurant, Barston Lakes, a popular fishing venue, and an 18 hole golf course. A great area for walking with the Grand Union Canal Walk and Millenium Way both passing close by. Many National Trust properties can be enjoyed in the area including Birmingham Back to Backs, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton and Coughton Court to name just a few. There are many historic towns and villages in the area, including Kenilworth with its imposing ruined Norman castle, Hampton-in-Arden, with numerous listed buildings the centre of which is a designated Conservation Area and the charming village of Knowle boasting many Tudor buildings, all offering excellent pubs, restaurants, a variety of shops including galleries, farm shops, tea rooms and antique centres. The small village of Hatton, with its Grand Union Canal set of 21 locks, known as 'the stairway to heaven', quietly sits in beautiful, open countryside amidst leafy country lanes, and provides an abundance of walks and cycle routes for all abilities. The ever-popular attractions of Leamington Spa, with its magnificent Georgian and Victorian buildings, and Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare, are within easy driving distance, whilst nearby Warwick, with its imposing medieval castle, offers a broad range of amenities to suit all needs.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas