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24 College Lane

(Ref. 924294)

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • location (20)
  • comfortable (19)
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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Really appreciated the very nice welcome pack after a long journey."

    Also the cleanliness and comfort. Well equipped kitchen. Great location, good parking. Just lovely.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay in this cosy holiday cottage."

    The welcome pack was greatly received as we arrived and all went down very well. The cottage was perfect in every way from how clean it was to how really comfortable it was. Perfect location for the town and Xmas market with only a short walk through the park by the river. We will definitely try and book here if we return for the market.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a very peaceful location, yet within a few minutes walk of the town centre shops & restaurants."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "A comfortable , well furnished & equipped cottage in wonderful location of Old Town Stratford ."

    Very comfortable beds and good quality linen and towels which make such a difference . The welcome hamper was much appreciated and a lovely touch and helped enormously after a long day travelling A real home from home !

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Plenty of chairs; shortage of footstools."

    After a day of sightseeing, nice to put one's feet up. Given the heat wave, a second fan would have been lovely. Welcome hamper was a nice touch. Cottage was immaculate--clean and well-maintained. Relatively new appliances were welcome, although a challenge to use if one is not familiar with them. Loved sitting in the garden for our evening drink and meal. Overall, quite comfortable

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable, clean, characterful house in a great position."

    Close to theatres and not far from the town centre, lovely riverside walks. Angela, the owner, provides thoughtfully for her guests and there was nothing we needed. The garden room is really lovely. We parked right outside on the permit every time we moved the car, so parking was not an issue. This property is spot on and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    The rear garden room was fabulous. We spent a lot of time in that room and it was fascinating being able to watch the local wild life (squirrels, kestrels and coal tits in particular). The cottage had everything needed and was very clean. It was lovely to meet Lisa half way through our holiday who came to came to do a mid-stay freshen up. We were very happy in the cottage during our two week stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Would love to go again.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "We very much enjoy staying at this most attractive and well maintained property."

    The one problem is that I am disabled and find the steep staircase difficult. A second handrail would be a great help. I have already raised this with the owners who are looking into this and always willing to listen.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our first time in Stratford and a lovely place to stay within 5 minutes walk of the town and the theatre."

    The house was very comfortable, very clean with a lovely welcome pack and flowers. The parking permit allowed us to park outside on the street with no problem. The garden room at the back of the house was lovely and in better weather the outside seating would be a bonus. Angela was very communicative and we would certainly recommend the house.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property in fantastic location."

    A home away from home. Well equipped and clean.

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location which is only a short walk to the centre of town."

    On arrival we were welcomed by a lovely food hamper which was greatly appreciated. Cottage very comfortable and well equipped with everything you would need. Angela & Adrian were fabulous hosts. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great place to stay very clean, quality furnishings and fittings."

    Nice welcome pack. Would recommend and intend to return. A great holiday in a great location and cottage.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jan 2023

  • "Clean, cosy cottage with everything you could need."

    Very well equipped kitchen and a lovely welcome pack. A very short walk into the centre of Stratford Upon Avon and no problem parking with the pass provided. Would definitely return to this property!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this comfortable cottage."

    It's well situated, on a quiet street with easy (permit) parking, yet less than a 10 minute walk to the town centre, theatre, restaurants, etc. The light & airy snug ideal for breakfast & reading, and the cosy sitting room for relaxing after a busy day sightseeing. We would definitely stay in this cottage again on a future visits to Stratford, or the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Nov 2022

  • "The property is lovely, one of the best equipped we have stayed in (and we’ve stayed in a lot of Sykes cottages) The location to the town and theatres is excellent, great to have parking right outside the door."

    It’s beautifully decorated, we thoroughly enjoyed our week there and have already rebooked for next year.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is an exceptional property - which is why we have stayed there 5 times!"

    Reviewed by Peregrine5.0Oct 2022

  • "This Property is ideally situated in a quiet, friendly street (no problem parking)."

    It is less than a ten minute walk, past Trinity Church (Shakespeare resting place) through a park (The Dell) and along the River bank to the Theatre and all Stratford has to offer. The house is an all season property. The sitting room with its comfortable sofa and wood burner, ideal for cooler evenings. The week we visited the weather was hot and sunny so we made full use of the Snug with its lovely bi-fold doors and garden furniture. College Street is well equipped and beautifully decorated. The owner is very helpful and informative, the Welcome Hamper was a lovely surprise. We had a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was just as we read in the information prior to booking."

    Lovely bi fold doors leading into the garden, meant we spent no time at all in the front room. Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property, well maintained and presented."

    5 minutes walk to all that Strafford has to offer and a good base for exploring the area. The permit car parking arrangements worked very well.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in cottage ."

    Angela had left a lovely foodie hamper and welcome card with details of getting in touch if required. The cottage was excellent ,very clean and comfortable, and has everything you require for a short or longer stay. It’s in a quiet location , we were able to park right outside, which was very handy as it was raining .A parking permit is provided . Stratford is a lovely place good for shops and eating out. A good base to get out and about. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at 24 College Lane in Feb 2022."

    The property was beautifully furnished with a lovely eye for detail and Angela made the process much more friendly by leaving a personalised card and several foodie gifts. Throughout our stay, Angela encouraged communication and was prompt with her advice and replies. The sunroom was a delightful bonus which we enjoyed even in February, but I imagine this would be enjoyed to it's fullest in the warmer months as it opened up into the quaint garden. Both beds were very comfortable and the efficient heating made us snug as bugs in rugs! We parked with ease right outside the property using the parking permit provided. You're at Holy Trinity Church in less than a minute, and another four will deliver you to The Dirty Duck, The Swan, RST etc. A lovely house, full of character and a most attentive professional hostess!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely 3 night stay at 24 College Lane."

    The property is ideally situated for the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon and is extremely cosy and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    It's facilities are just what's needed as is it's position within Stratford. Five to seven minute walk to the RSC theater and the centre of Stratford. Parking is on the street but we never struggled to park in the time we were there. This was in October so not sure what it would be like parking in the summer months. There was a lovely welcome pack. We had an issue with the shower which was sorted on the same day. Would totally recommend this cottage if your going to Stratford and if we return we will deffinetly stay there again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, best wishes Angela and Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation was clean, comfortable, in a quiet street and very conveniently located to all the local attractions."

    It exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be returning. Thank you

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage, thank you for your kind feedback, best wishes Angela and Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owner Angela always goes above and beyond to make sure we have a great stay and we know if we were to ever get any problems she will be there to help."

    We love that you stay at College Lane when you visit Stratford, thank you so much for your comments, best wishes Angela and Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Location Location Location."

    This is a charming little cottage in a very quiet street just footsteps away from Holy Trinity Church (The resting place of Shakespeare), It’s is also very close to the riverside walk into the town centre which is packed with restaurants, shops , pubs and also the RSC, Butterfly farm, river boats and historical Shakespearean sights. We also had a day at Stratford races which was great fun. It’s also on the doorstep to explore the beautiful Cotswolds. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you will need and a lovely welcome hamper and fresh flowers. A note, the stairs are steep as mentioned no trouble for us , but could be a problem with any mobility issues and the only toilet is in the shower room on the first floor. It’s exactly how it is described and shown In the pictures. Parking is on the street outside with a permit to display in your car , we never had a problem getting a space. Loved every minute . Can’t wait to return .

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location,location,location, simply perfect."

    Set in a street of small terraced houses, close to the riverside walks and town centre. Highly recommend and will be returning at some stage in the future.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant quiet location but close to centre."

    Lovely cottage has everything you need. Would suggest black out blinds in bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Grant4.7May 2021

  • "The house was very cosy and well equipped."

    It was in an excellent position, being quiet but only a few moments from the river and a few minutes walk to the centre of town. We would come again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely property in a great location for Stratford centre for shops, restaurants and bars."

    Lots of lovely walks close by with the Cotswolds on the doorstep. Property was very clean and tastefully furnished

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage was in the perfect location for exploring around Stratford and all the sights of the are."

    Just a five minute walk from the river Avon and Trinity Church where Shakespeare's tomb is. The owner, Angela, provided a wonderful welcome supply of fruit, cake and biscuits and other provisions. Loved everything about it and highly recommend this cottage to stay.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is amazing with everything you could possibly need or want."

    The position is great with only a five minute walk to the town yet so peaceful and a quiet location. I can honestly say this is the best cottage my husband and I have ever stayed in and we've stayed in quite a few in our 49 years of marriage! Thank you to Angela for leaving such a tasty hamper and for your attentive service, hopefully we shall return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "From the moment we booked the owner Angela went out of her way to accommodate us in any way possible."

    The property was immaculate throughout and a selection of lovely treats were left for us which was a very nice touch. The property itself is perfectly located to explore the surrounding area on foot with all key landmarks within 10 minutes of the property. If I could give more then 10 stars I would. Thank you Angela for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage; well located for visiting all the sites in Stratford."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Angela was the perfect host – and made us feel so welcome with fresh fruit, tea, coffee and wine (among other things) ready for us on arrival."

    The house has a lovely warm feel, and is perfectly located very close to the centre of Stratford.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Love this property second visit this time celebrating our wedding anniversary."

    The owners Angela and Adrian do everything they can to make sure you have everything you need and you are comfortable. We will definitely be revisiting ..

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2020

  • "Angela and Adrian are brilliant and we feel they would do anything they could to ensure we have a brilliant holiday."

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "24 College Lane is one of the best self catering accommodation places we have stayed in."

    The owners have gone to considerable trouble to make sure that they are offering an excellent standard of accommodation. The welcome pack is very thoughtful ..Angela even went to the trouble of getting us a particular milk , which I was very impressed with thank you Angela. The court yard garden is well kept ,which is an added bonus ( so many properties we stay in show of a garden but when you see them they have all needed attention !) We liked this property so much and have rebooked it again. /

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2019

  • "The property was great, comfortable and very well equipped, and some lovely 'welcome' treats."

    The owner was very welcoming, and would have been readily available if there had been any issues (there weren't!). We had an excellent stay, and would definitely recommend this property for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is an exceptionally well equipped and comfortable cottage for visiting Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds."

    We liked it so much we have booked again to go back in two months time. The attention to detail really makes this a home from home. The location is very quiet, but it is close to the centre of Stratford.

    Reviewed by Peregrine5.0Sep 2019

  • "Angela,the owner, was waiting to welcome us and she was extremely helpful."

    The welcome pack was the best we have ever encountered in over 20 years of self catering, and there was an excellent instruction booklet. The bed was very comfy and the shower was very clean and lovely and hot. The cottage was only a few minutes (scenic) walk to town and all the RSC attractions.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Perfect base for visiting the sights of Stratford"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    We wish we could have stayed longer. Wonderful location. Peaceful!

    Reviewed by Johnpaul5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage itself was excellent and the owner very pleasant and welcoming."

    However having our original booking cancelled by yourselves after it was fully paid for was very disappointing. We have booked with other organisations over the years and this has never happened to us before.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Jul 2019

  • "Angela and Adrian are very friendly and welcoming and go above and beyond to make our stay wonderful."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at this great cottage."

    All the attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon are a pleasant stroll away. The Hop On/Off bus stop is close too, for visiting Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm. The cottage is beautifully presented with quality fixtures and fittings. The garden is a bonus for relaxing and watching the birdlife. A generous Welcome Pack awaited us. Angela and Adrian are fantastic hosts. 10/10

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was a really nice cottage a few minutes' walk from the centre of Stratford."

    Really well equipped and a lovely welcome basket. Garden was a fantastic asset - we had breakfast outside a couple of times. Lots of games, books and DVDs provided. Parking was right outside. The owners were really helpful.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Well equipped with everything in perfect condition. All rooms are cozy and clean. The backyard is pleasant and pretty with flowers. We were impressed with attention to details such as instructions on TV. Location is ideal for reaching all sites in town. Parking is available right on front of the entrance door. Just superb.

    Reviewed by Koji5.0May 2019

  • "Very well appointed cottage, warm, comfortable and lovely feel to it so it was easy to relax in."

    Good communication from the friendly and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Mar 2019

  • "A delightful place!"

    Warm, extraordinarily well equipped, generously supplied and comfortable. Easy parking in Stratford!!!! Very good position, quiet street but easy walking access to all the town.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Nov 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at 24 College Lane."

    The lovely cottage is so close to all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer, but in a very quiet and pretty part of the Old Town. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well equipped. We stayed with our toddler and found it worked well. Angela was extremely helpful, even finding some toys for our little one to play with, which he loved. We have already recommended the cottage to friends and family as the ideal base for a break in Stratford.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2018

  • "Angie and Adrian definitely went "above and beyond" doing all they could do make us welcome and checking that everything was perfect for us."

    We had a brilliant time and loved where we stayed.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely, quiet cottage which is beautifully furnished and very well-equipped, ideally situated for exploring the town and for walking along the river or canal."

    The owners were really helpful and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very high standard."

    Nice owner and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very clean and tidy. All the rooms nicely furnished. The kitchen was well equiped with everything you could need to prepare and cook your own meals. A lovely sitting out area in the garden. Fluffy fresh towels and a powerful hot shower, something you can't always find. What I found very useful was detailed, simple instructions for use of TV, cooker, Hob, washing machine, Heating ect. So there was NO problems there. There was also a superb welcoming hamper upon my arrival. The Host Angela was contactable 24/7 via phone should need be. An excellent location for Town center and riverside. I had a lovely stay at the cottage and have already recommended to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2018

  • "A really delightful, extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage which has been thoughtfully and tastefully furnished."

    Having stayed in many different cottages and apartments I can honestly say that this is the best by far! The host, Angela, is a charming lady and welcomed us warmly and could not have been more helpful. A real home from home!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/snug
  • Sitting room with newly installed wood burning stove
  • Dining room
  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV , WiFi, DAB Radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for one car provided for Old Town (parking on College Lane itself), a car registration number is needed, please call Sykes to arrange
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn and planting, graveled area and decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: There is a cellar at the property but it is not in use
  • Note: Stairs in the property are quite steep
  • Note: Guests will need their own log in for subscription channels Such as Netflix
  • Note; Additional parking at the property is 2hrs free Mon-Sat 8am-8pm and free all day Sunday. Note: Starter pack provided for the wood burning stove. Note: All the linen in the property is cotton.

The property

This two-bedroom Grade 2 listed cottage sits amidst a pretty Victorian terrace within the Old Town Conservation Area of the Warwickshire market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

It boasts stylish and sumptuous accommodation for four, and sits within a superb location for exploring this wonderful town and all that surrounds it.

A delightful 5 minute walk to the centre, either through tranquil Old Town or along the beautiful River Avon towards the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - it's ideal for families or friends seeking a getaway.

After a tiring day of exploring the quaint streets of Stratford-upon-Avon, step into the property and flop down on the enticing sofa, and relax streaming your favourite TV programmes and films, a perfect end to the day.

The sitting room then leads into a cosy dining room from which stairs lead up to the first floor.

You will find a stylish and modern kitchen, excellently equipped with high-quality appliances,; its galley-style layout leads down into a wonderful second seating area looking out onto the garden.

The property's two bedrooms rest on the bright and airy first floor; with a king size bedroom, a double bedroom and a glistening, white shower room.

To the back of the property, find a serene, enclosed garden with decking and a well-kept lawn.

A short and enjoyable stroll leads you into the heart of fascinating Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace and final resting place;i ts streets are lined with historic buildings hosting an eclectic range of restaurants, pubs, cafés and more.

Be sure to take a trip to Warwick and its castle, also the striking Georgian town of Royal Leamington Spa with its superb architecture.

Lovers of walking and cycling can also reach the Cotswolds AONB with ease.

Discover the wonders of this fabulous area from this inviting terraced cottage.

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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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Please note: The parking pass is only valid with a registration number, please call Sykes after booking to provide this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas