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Highcroft

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Ref. 30949)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Was obviously a very nice property inside and out but clearly lacks from updating and investment over the years."

    Looking very tired and old fashioned now. Attention to detail like graffiti on one on the bedroom walls off putting as well as a lack of privacy due to no internal door locks.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2022

  • "Overall we had a good stay at this property and would recommend it, particularly for families."

    It is an attractive house and is well maintained with nice furnishings and equipment. As others have mentioned in their reviews, the layout is unusual due to it being two former cottages converted into one house. If you’re staying here with family members this wouldn’t be a problem, but we were staying with friends and people we didn’t know that well, so it was slightly awkward when having to walk through other people’s bedrooms to get to the bathrooms or the staircase. It would be helpful to have a floor plan of the property on the website to help with planning where our guests were going to sleep. The kitchen is the heart of the home and well equipped for self catering, and it leads into the large garden where there is an outside table and chairs. The back garden is perfect for children and dogs because it is safe and enclosed. This is also a good house for older children and teenagers as there is a tennis court in the front garden. The one drawback is that the house and garden are very close to a busy A road. The noise from the traffic does disturb you during the day and at night and is something you’re aware of all the time. Otherwise the house is in a good location, only five minutes drive from Stratford upon Avon with supermarkets, shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2022

  • "Every year we gather with family from across the US for our "family" vacation."

    This house was wonderful. The house was beautifully furnished, comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with whatever we needed. The gardens and the patio were great - we ate outdoors even in the rain! There were 8 of us but the house was large enough for us to spread out. I would love to visit Highcroft again.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2022

  • "Everything you could need is provided and the location is very close to Stratford-on-Avon."

    Recommended with plenty of room for a large family.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMay 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Highcroft and would definitely consider staying here again."

    The gardens are lovely and having the tennis court is a wonderful bonus. The house itself is really comfortable and is a very sociable space, great for group get togethers. The bedroom layout is a bit unusual (the downstairs twin room and the upstairs single room are both through rooms) but it worked for our group and the children had a lot of fun racing round and up and down the two staircases! It is just off the main road, so there is traffic noise in the garden, but not a problem inside. All in all, an excellent place to stay and would recommend. Scones on arrival were much appreciated!

    Reviewed by TessaApr 2022

  • "Lovely well stocked property perfect for a family get together, the house and kitchen had everything we needed."

    Great location for walks with easy access to Stratford upon avon and local attractions. The garden is well maintained and secure for children and dogs. The front garden was wonderful, everyone loved the wildlife, swings, slide and enjoyed the tennis court. The owners are very welcoming and the scones with jam on arrival were very nice. The only down side would be the layout of the bedrooms, needing to walk through bedrooms to access the stairs but this didn't really cause us much bother. Some areas of the house could do with updating, like replacing springy mattresses and replacing old curtains otherwise this house is fantastic, lots of space inside and out.

    Reviewed by TeresaApr 2022

  • "Great location Very spacious Comfortable"

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Excellent holiday home ..."

    Excellent holiday home My mistake but didn’t realise that to get downstairs someone had to walk through someone else’s bedroom

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2022

  • "We are the Askew family, celebrating a 60th birthday."

    Our 3 children, their respective other halves and our 2 grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was great for us all to sit in the kitchen around the table for our informal meals. During the evening we stayed in the kitchen playing board games around the table. The lounge had enough seats to accommodate us all to watch the rugby. The garden was safe for our dog and the grandchildren to play in and explore and having a tennis court available for a bonus for our children. Thank you for making our weekend that much more special by us all being able to stay in one house together.

    Reviewed by ToniFeb 2022

  • "Our stay at Highcroft could not have been better!"

    Even though the weather was not good, the house was so comfortable and so well equipped that there was no problem with staying indoors cosy by the fire. The owners had thought of everything and it was such a lovely homely atmosphere.

    Reviewed by TrinaFeb 2022

  • "A lovely home from home."

    Our grandsons enjoyed the interesting layout and the adults made full use of the well equipped kitchen including an Aga and the comfortable sitting room.

    Reviewed by FrancesFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful property, in a peaceful location."

    It's a short stop from Stratford. Had a very relaxing weekend spend at the house with all the amenities that you could need. I would most certainly recommend

    Reviewed by EllynJan 2022

  • "A lovely, roomy house with good facilities in a great location, less than 10 minutes' drive from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre."

    Kitchen-diner was a good area for socialising with a large table suitable for games. This aside, we felt that the house needs some TLC as most things were stained (including carpets, bedding, curtains, tea towels, table cloths etc), as well as mould on the second kingsize bedroom curtains. The towels were also very worn, some with stains. Some extra basic cleaning also wouldn't go amiss such as cleaning out the cutlery tray which was full of crumbs, and when pushing a couple of the twin beds together, an old sock and a pill of some description were found. The shower curtain and rubber bath mat in the ensuite should be replaced as very mouldy. Overall, if some changes could be made to the cleanliness of the house it would be a much more pleasant stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on ensuring every guest has the best possible experience at Highcroft and as you can see we have numerous positive feed-backs on the website. If any guest has an issue during their stay, we ask that they call and we will do our very best to assist them. The specifics that you have raised have been checked. Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and well appointed."

    The layout was a little quirky, but the children loved it.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "Feeling cosy in a warm, well equipped kitchen, with a wonderful Aga."

    Catching up with friends around the table and knowing that we could laugh loudly, and talk without disturbing anyone. Spending time in Stratford on Avon, and being able to row on the river. We had everything we needed, and Sue the owner was such a lovely person.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2021

  • "Such a welcoming homely house made it absolutely right for our family of 3 generations to get together in."

    The weekend weather enabled us to sit outside in the evening and the owners kindly left their own firepit for our use. (They were on away on holiday). Weather turned turned cold and wet but the central heating created a lovely cosy feel to the house. Everyone (including the neighbours who were our point of contact) were so welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021

  • "Second time staying to this beautiful place and yet again it was a home from home, everything we need was there."

    Such a beautiful, relaxing house with excellent host.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2021

  • "Really loved the place, had everything we needed, lovely hosts, great facilities."

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "Very warm welcome from the owners who discretely live next door."

    Lovely large garden for the dog but just watch for a few hours that they don’t find any weak fences. Whilst the road is fast the traffic noise is not relentless and we didn’t find overbearing. All in all a very comfortable stay for myself and a couple of friends.

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very comfortable and homely. Beds comfortable but lumpy pillows. One thing not mentioned is that the property backs onto a busy road and motorbikes are frequently heard racing along it; the garden though beautiful is not a peaceful place to sit as a result.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "What a lovely secluded cottage, with great amenities (BBQ & tennis courts)."

    The kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with essentials that some places neglect (dishwasher tablets, coffee pods, salt/pepper, oil etc). The cottage itself has a big kitchen diner and a very roomy living space, which is great for a chilled out getaway. The hosts were friendly and helpful but also let us get on with our holiday. I would book this place again for sure!

    Reviewed by MutasimMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the cottage was very comfortable and well equipped we would definitely plan a return visit"

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage and very friendly owner , great scones on arrival."

    Only negative comments would be some of the furnishings are looking a bit tired and the description of layout of the bedrooms could be clearer .If you use one set of stairs you have to go through the downstairs twin to get to the kitchen or if you use the other set of stairs you have to walk through the single bedroom .

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2020

  • "Highcroft house is beautiful."

    The kitchen was always lovely and warm with the Aga and plenty of cooking pans and dishes, cutlery and crockery. Lots of interesting features all around the house. The garden was so lovely and we would definitely book this house again, despite the one drawback. Although I have marked "Met Expectations" it exceeded expectations if it wasn't for the toilet facilities. We were 3 retired couples who wanted a house where every couple had their own bathroom. We had this, but their is no downstairs loo unless you walk through somebody's bedroom, which meant you had to go upstairs to your own bathroom to use a loo. When playing games in the evening it was a bit of a pain, especially as there is enough space downstairs, under the stairs to put in a loo and sink. If we were not in our seventies it would not have caused a problem. We played boule in the garden and had some good weather to enjoy sitting out in the garden. HighCroft is situated in an ideal location where Stratford upon Avon is only 2 miles away and also visited Morton in Marsh, Bourton on the Water, such wonderful places to visit for shopping and eating out. Thoroughly enjoyed our short time at HighCroft and it all ended too quickly. Would still rate this house 9 out of 10 and I am sure there are families who don't mind sharing facilities which would make this house an ideal 10 out 10 plus choice.

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2020

  • "Fabulous Home from Home with a fully enclosed back garden."

    The lovely owners live next door but you are left in peace to enjoy the lovely home, private garden and shared outdoor space. House is situated just off a main 'A' road which can be noisy but is bearable. Excellent base for exploring area, with easy access to Stratford. Good access to supermarkets without having to go into Stratford. Enjoy, we did and would like to return for another few days R&R. The Taylor's

    Reviewed by TracySep 2020

  • "Great holiday let in a lovely area."

    Would recommend this to anyone. We had a party of 10 (6 adults and 4 children) and everyone enjoyed it. Plenty to do in Stratford and the surrounding area. Hopefully will be back sometime in the future. Rob and Sue the owners who live next door very friendly and helpful if needed.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Lovely house."

    Lots of space for 2 families 4+6 inside & outside.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2020

  • "We were disappointed that it was not clear that two of the bedrooms could not access the downstairs without going through someone else's bedroom."

    The single room should not be a bedroom but a corridor - and by advertising it as a room, we invited a 7th person - and this meant that is someone in either of two bedrooms upstairs woke in the night or woke earlier than others, they had to walk through somebody's bedroom to go downstairs. This should have been made clear. Our other disappointment was the showers, which were not terribly good. Otherwise, the house was wonderful. A fantastic fire and lounge, a great kitchen and eating area, beautiful surroundings and generally super. We had such a great stay and the house is so close to the town centre and a very easy drive. Close to a supermarket and just such a homely place to stay. We were delighted with everything (other than above).

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2020

  • "It was perfect - the property had everything we needed."

    We were even greeted with Hot home made scones on our arrival. We had a fabulous time spending time together as family.

    Reviewed by JoJan 2020

  • "Great location, great house and the owners were helpful."

    Very spacious and homely feel to this cottage. It has everything you need.

    Reviewed by BeckyJan 2020

  • "We had the most magical week for Christmas with 4 generations of family spending a week together."

    The house was wonderful so comfortable and everything you needed was there. We loved using the clothes dryer in the kitchen and washing was all dry the next morning. Sitting by the coal fire in the late afternoon and evening talking and playing games was so enjoyable. The freedom the 4 grandchildren had on the tennis the swing and slide as well as running around the garden was an asset. We were welcomed by Sue the owner with a plate full of scones that we would love the recipe for as we have never had scones like it. There was a Christmas tree decorated ready for us and the bannister decorated which a garland which was lovely. Cannot say Thankyou enough for the most wonderful week that made the best Christmas ever. The house was so perfectly situated near the supermarkets and then Stratford town centre was only 2 miles away. We visited the butterfly farm a must see it was breath taking. Also did the MAD museum everyone enjoyed all the inventions and marble runs . Would so very much strongly recommend this beautiful house to stay in for everyone.

    Reviewed by JeanneDec 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a fantastic location."

    The house was well equipped, the beds were comfortable and it was lovely to have a nice big garden. The scones and jam were a lovely touch too! Thank you!

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2019

  • "Very welcoming owners - we had a fantastic stay - thank you!"

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing, so much space both inside and in the garden, the facilities were great lots of home comforts."

    Especially loved the fact we were able to bake cakes as the kitchen has all the equipment we needed. We loved it so much we've booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2019

  • "A beautifully decorated and well equipped house."

    Great location for Stratford and the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "This is a lovely house which is very comfortable and well equipped."

    There were nine of us staying, six adults and three children, and the house was spacious to accommodate us all. The children loved the garden, especially the trampoline and other play equipment. I would highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "Such a wonderful house."

    Comfortable beds, clean fresh linens, huge kitchen with lots of pots and pans. The house is in a fabulous position for days in Stratford with a taxi costing around £8.00. Plenty of car parking and beautiful gardens visited by pheasants, woodpeckers and various other birds. The house is by the main road but the noise was not intrusive. Plenty of room for large families or groups. A Waitrose supermarket is within 5 mins drive. A fantastic house with caring owners.

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2019

  • "Highcroft was a wonderful cottage very homely with lots of extras."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone. The home baked scones and jam on arrival were delicious.

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2019

  • "We booked Highcroft as a surprise for my father in law's 70th."

    It was fab! We were 7 adults and 3 children and it was exactly what we needed. Mr and Mrs Davies the owners were lovely. The house was well kept and fully equipped. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2019

  • "This is really a lovely house for a mixed generation family group, like us."

    The grandchildren are 2,3 and 4 and really loved the amount of space on the ground floor with a generous lounge/dining room and a warm kitchen/eating area. The bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of storage space which is always a bonus. 3 bathrooms is a good balance for the number of bedrooms. Outside was a huge garden, tennis court, swing, slide - all used. Stratford is also a great centre for young children with lovely parks, a pool and other fun activities.

    Reviewed by MoiraDec 2018

  • "This is the best house I have ever rented."

    It was like home from home and there were even Christmas decorations up for us.

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2018

  • "Fresh Home Made Scones & Jam were there on the huge kitchen table when we arrived."

    Peter met us to make sure everything was OK for us and explained a few things about the property, which is well located just outside Stratford. With an AGA in the Kitchen, there was always a warm spot for those in our party that felt the cold. There are plenty of pots and pans, crockery etc in the kitchen and eventually we got used to cooking on the AGA thanks to the simple instructions left for us, so no need to use the cooker. The beds were comfortable and Casper, our dog, loved the large garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and have marked this house down as one we would love to come back to.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "High croft proved to be a very comfortable venue for our reunion."

    Very clean and well - equipped. The location was very good for outings around the area too.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2018

  • "This is the perfect place for a family get together."

    The house is spacious and well equipped. It was great to have the tennis court and the children enjoyed the swings and trampoline. An added bonus was the use of the private swimming pool next door. The house was a short drive from the town where there was lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2018

  • "We had a family get together and was able to rent The Bothy as well."

    Accommodation was spacious for the times we spent indoors. gardens outside were great. Nice to have the bar-be-que to use. Close to Stratford with its good choice of restaurants . Easy travelling to a variety of places. A lovely week all round.

    Reviewed by RonaldJul 2018

  • "Great holiday home, on the outskirts of Stratford upon Avon, in the country side but within easy reach of all amenities."

    Lovely garden to sit in and watch all the wildlife.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2018

  • "I wasn't aware of the fact that the only access to the bedrooms is via other bedrooms which was a bit awkward."

    otherwise fine.,

    Reviewed by JoannaApr 2018

  • "Really nice homely cottage, with great garden and more than enough living space for 6 adults and two toddlers."

    Would definitely return when staying in the area.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2018

  • "The house was very welcoming, and the Aga in the kitchen was wonderful to c ome home to in the cold weather."

    Bedrooms arranged very well, and everything so comfortable. Somewhere you would wish to return to.

    Reviewed by MarjorieFeb 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay!"

    Reviewed by Peter J AFeb 2018

  • "We had a superb family weekend in this lovely house."

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2017

  • "A great weekend."

    The house was lovely and warm and the kitchen extremely well equipped. Beds were comfortable and linen was luxurious. We had a great time playing tennis.

    Reviewed by JocelynNov 2017

  • "Good holiday."

    Very good location , easy access to Stratford and lots of other places EG Redwings, Charlcote, motor museum. Local shops very easy to reach and good variety

    Reviewed by David NAug 2017

  • "Wonderful property in central location and excellent for our family celebration."

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "Everything was superb from start to finish - the booking process was easy, the property was fantastic and the host made checking in so easy."

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2017

  • "A fabulous property ideally located."

    Owners very friendly with welcoming home made scones and jam a lovely touch. Everything was just perfect and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2017

  • "It was a perfect family holiday and our 3 grandchildren aged 4, 8 & 10 absolutely loved all the facilities at the cottage."

    The owners made us feel welcome and when we arrived there were home made scones and jam for us which were delicious. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2016

  • "The owners were very accommodating and allowed us to hold a party for an extra 21 people in the garden."

    They were also prepared for my guests to collect the keys and stay in the property for two days before I arrived, as well as keeping correspondence to email so the surprise was kept from my husband. We particularly enjoyed the garden, tennis court and trampoline (for my granddaughter).

    Reviewed by KimmSep 2016

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin, WC and shower.
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 9) with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Oil AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private, enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and gas BBQ
  • Shared use of owners’ 2-acre wildlife garden and tennis court (please bring own tennis balls and rackets if preferred)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles

The property

Stratford-upon-Avon 2 miles.

This delightful, semi-detached cottage is ideally located within easy reach of the ancient town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The property has five lovely bedrooms, including one set on the ground floor and a master bedroom with en-suite facilities.

Highcroft is a house with 2 halves.

There are 2 staircases, one leading from the entrance hall to the master bedroom with an ensuite and a small room with a single bed with trundle bed under.

This room is an adjoining room between the 2 halves.The other staircase leads from the downstairs bedroom to the other landing with the family bathroom and 3 bedrooms, including the adjoining room leading off. The spacious, farmhouse-style kitchen offers a welcoming dining area, while the cosy sitting room is accompanied by a warming open fire.

In the summer, the patio doors can be swept open to invite inside a cooling breeze.

Outside, the large, private lawned garden is ideal for an alfresco feast, while a shared tennis court and a further 2.5 acres of unique wildlife gardens, shared with the adjoining holiday cottages, will be adored by all.

This cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon is perfect for a memorable break away, at any time of year.

Highcroft Cottage

This cottage is located just two miles away from the medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, in 2.5 acres of shared grounds, including a wildlife garden and a tennis court. The property provides comfortable, versatile accommodation surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside. Nearby, Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The town offers horse racing and many typically Tudor buildings at every turn, housing a very good selection of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs serving real ales and excellent food. Many footpaths and cycling trails can easily be found nearby should you wish to stretch your legs and the beautiful Cotswolds are also within easy reach, making this the perfect place for a relaxing break at any time of year.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas