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Shelfield near Alcester, Warwickshire (Ref. 949505)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Hollingshead

    “This is a fantastic house with a superb swimming pool and garden.”

    We were celebrating our golden wedding anniversary with family aged between 9 months & 76 years. The weather wasn't kind to begin with but it really did not spoil a wonderful stay. Loads of board games to keep everyone happy. Every amenity imaginable. And of course the pool. Would love to stay here again.

    We were celebrating our golden wedding anniversary with family aged between 9 months & 76 years. The weather wasn't kind to begin with but it really did not spoil a wonderful stay. Loads of board games to keep everyone happy. Every amenity imaginable. And of course the pool. Would love to stay here again.


  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Alcester 4 miles.

A luxury detached house in the hamlet of Shelfield, four miles from the town of Alcester in south-west Warwickshire.

A wonderful character house, set in some lovely countryside with its’ own private indoor heated swimming pool; it’s a superb place for a family get-together, a celebration or even a gathering with friends.

From the hallway, there are rooms to the left and the right of the house with a grand staircase leading upstairs.

To the left is a large sitting room with plenty of comfy seating and a woodburning stove to relax in front of after a full day of activities inside the house or out and about in the surrounding areas.

To the right is the well-equipped kitchen with a good-sized dining table, making a good social place to prepare and enjoy some home-cooked meals, along with a separate dining room.

There is a second sitting room with more seating and even a piano, for the musicians in the party.

Leading from the kitchen takes you to the large indoor heated swimming pool with a gym and sauna to enjoy, making a fantastic place for pool parties or even for those who enjoy some daily exercise.

The swimming pool and other leisure facilities can also be reached via a spiral staircase from the family bedroom suite.

Upstairs to the left are one king-size double with en-suite shower room and one super king-size double that can be converted into two singles if required, also with an en-suite.

To the right are another one king-size double bedroom and a super king-size double bedroom that can also be converted into a twin, plus there’s a separate bathroom.

There is also a family suite with a king-size bedroom with its’ own TV and DVD leading through to a further room with a twin, which is zip/link and can be a king-size double also, as well as an en-suite large bathroom.

Also from the suite views over the swimming pool can be seen.

From the suite you can take the spiral stairs down to the sauna and gym area.

To the back of the house are some fantastic large lawned gardens with a good-sized patio and plenty of seating throughout; a terrific place for family games or even just for the kids to let off some steam.

Leading horseracing trainers live in the area and you will often see horses being walked past the house as part of their daily training.

From the house is some lovely countryside and plenty of walking and cycling opportunities.

For the more energetic you can join the Heart of England Way, which is 100 miles of recreational walking between Milford in the north and Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds.

Also there is the Arden Way which is a 26 mile circular walk in the Forest of Arden Area in Warwickshire.

A short drive takes you to the town of Alcester with a good selection of public houses, restaurants and a varied range of shops, or you can visit the National Trust property Coughton Court and Ragley Hall.

Further afield will take you to the historical town of Stratford-upon-Avon on the banks of the River Avon with plenty of excellent shops, bars and restaurants and its home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

For something different you can always take a trip on the river including cruises, rowing and motorboat rides.

With many Cotswold villages to visit, as well as Warwick Castle, this luxury house is a fantastic place to enjoy all year round.


Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x family suite with 1 king-size double and 1 2’ 6’’ twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request) with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basins and WC. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Utility. Dining room (seats 12). Sitting room (seats 10) with woodburning stove. Second sitting room (seats 8) with piano and woodburning stove. Heated indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and changing room with shower.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Two Bosch electric double ovens, electric oven, 6-burner gas hob, combi microwave/oven, deep fat fryer, teppanyaki plate, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 3 x TVs (1 Smart) all with Freeview, 2 x Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and convertible highchair
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: The balcony is currently locked off and is unavailable for guests use
  • Note: There is a locked door in the second sitting room which is the owner's private storage room and not for guests use
  • Note: No stag/hen parties.

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About the location


Stratford-upon-Avon 8 miles; Redditch 9.5 miles; Warwick 15.7 miles.

Alcester is a market town at the junction of the River Alne and River Arrow in Warwickshire close to the Worcestershire border. Alcester has a surprising number of public houses, restaurants and take away food outlets, as well as a varied range of independent shops and plenty of antiques dealers and art and craft shops that are well worth a visit. Alcester is also known for two nearby stately homes. To the north is Coughton Court, a National Trust property and to the south-west is Ragley Hall the home of the Marquis of Hertford. There are many fairs and festivals in the town including the Court Leet in early June which is a charity street market and the mop fair in October where amusement rides, side stalls and food booths line the streets. The Alcester and Forest of Arden Food Festival is held every May and October and attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy local quality food and produce. Within easy reach is the historical town of Stratford-upon-Avon set on the banks of the River Avon. This is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and is home to the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company as well as excellent restaurants and bars. Within easy reach is Warwick, many Cotswold villages, and Cheltenham, home of the Gold Cup, which is held annually in March at the town’s racecourse. This is a perfect holiday destination all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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