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Wigrams Canalside Cottage

Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire (Ref. 996499)

4.8

(41 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage we had a lovely time, the welcome pack was a very nice touch we would highly recommend a stay here."

    Reviewed by SylviaJun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, very clean with great facilities, location amazing, very quiet and peaceful."

    We will certainly return when we can

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Canalside Cottage, everything we needed for our stay,very comfortable bed,beautiful scenery,peace and quiet,wonderful villages close by."

    The welcome pack was lovely with eggs, milk,bread,butter,honey,jams and marmalade and the flap Jack's were delicious,thank you so much. We have come home with our batteries recharged and look forward to our next visit to Canalside Cottage which we hope will be soon. Barbara and John

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location on the junction of two canals and is so peaceful."

    The cottage has everything you need for a perfect week away. Very comfortable and cosy. Beautiful views out of all windows. Very kind welcome pack left in the cottage on our arrival. Perfect for lots of walking, wildlife and watching the narrow boats go past.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2022

  • "A fabulous 5*cottage."

    5* comfort. 5* appliances. 5* internet 5* surroundings. We had a 5* stay.

    Reviewed by GerryMar 2022

  • "A lovely location with all facilities you could ask for."

    Welcome pack was excellent with fresh bread, milk, delicious flapjacks, bread and preserves. Cottage is cosy yet spacious.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "Wigrams is a gem of cottage."

    The owners have clearly put a lot of time and effort into the place and we really enjoyed the high spec facilities and spectacular views. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2022

  • "Lovely spot a bit of noise from above until quite late ."

    Beautiful location v cosy

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "Absolutely excellent accommodation I could not say a bad word or find fault the owners have done a fantastic job in the presentation and thought of this property, the location is also a delight."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "This is a perfect relaxing oasis."

    Gorgeous cottage with everything you need. Chickens walk by, ducks laugh and canal boats drift gently by. Hosts are lovely but never intrusive. Only tiny minor point is the Wi-Fi which is somewhat patchy.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this cosy, comfortable cottage, with its lovely garden and good walks."

    It was a very last minute selection as we were let down by another property so we were very grateful that this was available at short notice. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "The sofa very low and soft for us older people."

    Reviewed by PatrickOct 2021

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage in a convenient, pretty location"

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "Lovely location, cottage nicely appointed."

    Only criticism, sofa was very uncomfortable, needs replacing. Welcome pack much appreciated. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by SSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week in this lovely cottage."

    We were delighted with the high standard of the accommodation and of course it’s superb location. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. If we decide to visit this area again Wigrams will definitely be our first choice!

    Reviewed by JennieSep 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage with everything you might need - owners had thought of everything."

    Bed very comfortable and stunning views all round. Lots of walks nearby on foot and car. Lovely welcome package from owners with jams, eggs and bread. Lovely touch.

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2021

  • "The welcome pack was a very nice surprise And we will go there again"

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "We had a very chilled week in this beautiful cottage."

    Lovely canal walks and enjoyed exploring an area of the UK we hadn’t stayed in before.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, set in very picturesque surroundings."

    It was our second visit and hopefully won't be our last.

    Reviewed by JillianJul 2021

  • "We returned yesterday from our second visit to Wigrams Cottage, our last visit was September 2020."

    It’s such a beautiful cottage perfect for relaxing holiday and travelling around the local countryside. The welcome pack is brilliant and the gorgeous flapjack definitely worth a mention. We would have no hesitation in returning especially if an umbrella is provided for shade when eating outside.

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2021

  • "This was a haven of peace and tranquility, watching the boats go by was excellent, the cottage is extremley well equipped and we are hoping to return there next year."

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2021

  • "A truly wonderful property everything exceeded our expectations including the location and really great hosts who made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble."

    We would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone looking for a holiday property with beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage for 2 people."

    It was lovely to be able to lie in bed and watch the boats passing by. The friendly chickens could be a little bit of a nuisance as they liked to try to come in the open doors. The welcome pack was beyond our expectations containing milk, bread, eggs, jam, honey, marmalade and some flapjacks. There was also tea and ground coffee for use in the cafetiere. The facilities were perfectly set for self catering although the chopping boards were a little small. There were USB ports in some of the electric sockets so charging devices was easy. Our only complaint was with the heating. Although this was on it seemed to be set at a very low temperature so it was cool when getting up first thing. It was easy to raise the temperature but should not have been necessary. Although wi-fi was available it was a little sketchy anywhere but the bedroom. An extender might be an idea.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2021

  • "Stunning location."

    It far exceeded our expectations. The photos really do not do the cottage justice. Many thoughtful touches, lovely welcome pack waiting for us. Loved the original artwork. Hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by KimberlyOct 2020

  • "Wigwams was quiet, a lovely location to relax and unwind, we had visits from cats, chickens and ducks and watched the narrow boats go by."

    The local pubs provided great food and the local village post office/village shop had everything...including Water Buffalo (locally sourced) ice cream.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2020

  • "The cottage is just lovely - it has everything you need and is very nicely furnished."

    The photos don't really show just how nice the cottage and the location really are. The location is beautiful - the immediate area is just so relaxing, watching the boats go past everyday but the wider location is also really pretty. It certainly rivals Cornwall and The Cotswolds, but much better value and much less traffic. There are lots of dog friendly pubs nearby, everyone is very friendly and there are so many beautiful places to dog walk. Our welcome pack was fresh bread, home made jams and homemade flapjacks - fabulous and very much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Sykes on the other hand are not so good - there have got too big and no longer understand customer service. They really need to get their act together and not work against the cottage owners, who work so hard to offer a great product.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our wonderful relaxing break at Wigrams so much we will be booking for next year."

    Couldn’t fault anything, it was so relaxing sitting in the garden watching the boats go by, absolutely lovely, didn’t want to leave. We were also lucky enough to have exceptionally good weather for September.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2020

  • "Brilliant views from all aspects of the bungalow."

    Reasonable wheelchair access. Small ledge to double doors. Ok going out but needs a slight lift on entering. This didn’t impact on us as hubby can walk a few steps. Owners are very obliging. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "Everything was great."

    However, if you are expecting visitors for the day or more, be aware all parking is strictly private.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2020

  • "If anything the cottage listing undersells itself."

    We were surprised at the surroundings when we arrived. Beautiful views on all sides. Far off the road. Lovely pub within walking distance. Well stocked kitchen and lovely welcome basket. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2020

  • "Cottage in a great spot for watching the barges go by."

    Lovely cottage and well equipped with all you could need. The bed is really comfortable, unlike the sofa which is really hard. The Wi-fi works really well, but only in the bedroom. Try to use it anywhere else and it drops out frequently. Beautiful walk in shower but need to take care as it becomes slippery. Wonderful kitchen, well equipped with modern appliances. The welcome pack was delicious and included home made flapjacks. We didn’t meet the hosts and assume this is just a result of covid19. It was a lovely place to spend a week relaxing and visiting the local area.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2020

  • "I loved the stylish, cosy un fussy way it was decorated which meant it had a very calming atmosphere."

    The bed was super comfortable! A very thoughtful welcome pack. Wonderful setting, of pond, ducks, chickens, Canal etc. Privacy. Everything you could possible need in an very uncluttered way.

    Reviewed by ValFeb 2020

  • "Difficult to contact Sykes (you don’t like answering phones) then difficult to speak to appropriate person."

    Offered money off voucher but reluctant to apply it when extended stay. Penny Pinching in the extreme. Cottage was very comfortable for 26 nights although approach road potholes not nice.

    Reviewed by JoeJan 2020

  • "Out 2nd stay here."

    Wonderful cottage, great facilities and lots to see & do in the area

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2019

  • "A delightful cottage close to the canal."

    It is simply and tastefully decorated and equipped; deceptively spacious. We lacked for nothing in the equipment provided and it was very clean. We particularly appreciated the welcome pack that was left for us - bread, milk, freshly laid eggs etc. The cottage is remote and in the heart of the countryside but within a fairly strenuous walk of the village and a good pub/restaurant. Because of the canal there were plenty of boaters and walkers to speak to. Altogether an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Having stayed in many holiday cottages around the country over the years this was definitely the best with regards to cleanliness , equipment , layout and location."

    The only drawback was that the cottage is joined to the owners B&B and one of its bedrooms was above ours. Unfortunately for us during our stay for three nights persons using the B&B bedroom decided they needed to get out of bed at 3.30 am and walk up and down for 30 mins or so - and not too light on their feet either ! Obviously this kept us awake for those periods. I know we were just unlucky and it didn't spoil the holiday just something to be aware of . We enjoyed the cottage so much we certainly plan to return

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "What a wonderful cottage right on the canal side ,surrounded by lovely gardens ..."

    What a wonderful cottage right on the canal side ,surrounded by lovely gardens great hosts who left us a delightful welcome pack ,so peaceful and the cottage top class fixtures and fittings and decorated with flair ,thanks again J & L

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Super cottage, great welcome pack."

    Elaine and Ben are helpful and welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "One of the best self catering places I have stayed in."

    Welcome pack was very much appreciated. Such a comfortable bed. Owners were just lovely. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2019

  • "The owners had placed a welcome pack of: fresh eggs (laid by their hens) bread, butter, milk, scones & jam."

    Fruit too...a lovely touch. The cottage is situated in an idyllic location. Pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful walks to explore or sit and people watch the canal boats.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2019

  • "Greeted with a warm welcome , amazing views from every window of the cottage ."

    Lovely walks from directly outside the cottage plenty of places to take our two dogs for a walk . Lovely Sunday roast at the local pub which is about a 15 minute walk away . Plenty of wildlife to watch on the can and that came to visit you for example the chickens that came for a little visit every day and a lovely cat . Cottage is so comfortable and lovely we didn’t want to go home. We will definitely be booking here again

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area, breakfast island and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. i n rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 to 3 cars at owner's property next door
  • Shared garden with views over canal
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles
  • Dogs must be on a lead when outside animals on-site
  • Note: Care to be taken in the garden, due to tree stumps and rabbit holes in the wood, and steep banks by the pond
  • Note: The cottage is immediately alongside the canal, if any guests have a boat, you may wish to moor alongside with a gate straight off the canal towpath
  • Note: Local boat hire available at close proximity to the property.

The property

Wigrams Canalside Cottage is a single-storey, semi-detached holiday property attached to the owner's home, occupying an idyllic setting next to the canal, in a quiet corner of Warwickshire.

This is a lovely, romantic hideaway enjoying views over the duck pond from the kitchen and a homely feel throughout, ideal for couples looking to escape.

Head into the entrance hall at the front, which is great for storing your bikes and walking gear ready to take on the local attractions in the area.

Unwind in the open-plan living room and truly make the most of your evening, with cosy nights before the fire and romantic dinners cooked up in the well-appointed kitchen.

There is a lovely breakfast bar for reading the morning newspaper and every inch of the space has been thoughtfully presented to make you feel right at home.

There is a beautifully presented king-size double bedroom, which is zip/and link offering flexible sleeping arrangements, while the shower room boasts a large walk-in shower and plenty of space to get ready.

Enjoy a morning coffee in bed and watch the canal boats chugging past the window, carrying other holiday makers enjoying their time on the water.

Watch and feed the local waterfowl and free roaming hens, and later sit and watch the sunset, with an evening drink, and only the fence between you and the canal-boats.

Or at night sit gazing at the stars and benefiting from the crystal clear skies due to no light pollution.

If you are planning a group or family gathering please note there is a campsite alongside the cottage and a guest house in the adjacent property catering for up to three couples.As the cottage is immediately alongside the canal if any of your party have a boat, they may wish to moor alongside with a gate straight off the canal towpath.Or should your friends or family wish to hire a boat from one of the hire fleets within a mile radius, they can bring it to the cottage.The owners are happy to assist in moving the boat should you wish.

The property ideally located the canal so should any of your party have a boat, you are able to moor alongside with a gate straight off the canal towpath.

Guests are able to hire a boat from one of the nearby hire fleets.

There are lovely walks from the door and you are moments away from the marina, as well as the village shop and pub at Napton-on-the-Hill.

There are no public roads in the vicinity, but there are lovely walks directly from the door along the towpath, and you are moments away from the marinas, the pubs, as well as an award winning village shop & cafe at Napton-on-the-Hill.

The historic town of Southam is also nearby with a supermarket, regular farmers' market and a leisure centre.

Explore the delights of the Draycote Water reservoir with birdwatching, cycle trails and fishing, or pay a visit to the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home to Shakespeare's birthplace and The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, as well as many high street and independent shops, pubs and eateries.

Travel further afield to the many charming Cotswolds towns and villages in the area and look forward to returning to this quality base to spend your down time together - a wonderful choice for a holiday!

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About the location

NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL

Southam 4 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 25 miles.

A thriving village, mentioned in the Domesday Book, offering a 12th century church, a number of good pubs, excellent shop, Post Office, tea room and marina with narrow boat hire. Close by, the historic town of Southam offers more amenities, including a supermarket, regular farmers' market and leisure centre. Many walks can be enjoyed in the area with the Millennium Way, Oxford Canal Walk and Grand Union Canal Walk all running close by. Also within reach is Draycote Water, which offers 650 acres of water for sailors and windsurfers, as well as offering lovely walks, cycle trails, birdwatching and fishing. Just a short drive away is Stratford-upon-Avon, which dates back to the medieval times and 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. Warwick's medieval castle and the impressive remains of Kenilworth Castle are nearby, as well as the elegant Royal Leamington Spa, with its Georgian and Victorian buildings. Explore the charming towns and villages of the Cotswolds where it's possible to visit places that have remained unchanged for centuries. Chipping Norton, Stow on the Wold, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water, to name only a few, are all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas