1-bedroom antiques-filled detachedcottage with exposed beams and a walled garden
- english, french, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely property and location
Beautiful, historic property in idyllic location
Delightful, historic property. Well equipped kitchen, and lovely decoration, furniture, pictures and soft furnishings throughout. Really good location, very quiet but within a few minutes scenic walk of Bidford (and riverside pub and restaurant!) We thoroughly enjoyed our short break.
Peaceful, private & perfect.
Everything we expected. So cleverly renovated within a listed property. Every amenity we could have wished for including the beautifully secluded garden which we used to the full - breakfast in the morning sun and wine as the sun set behind the trees in the evening.
Holiday haven / heaven.
Lovely place and so quiet.Parking could be a problem however we parked 100 yds away on the green and all was fine.The cottage is delightful and unlike some rentals you don’t need to buy anything extra like washing up liquid, cloths, dishwasher tablets etc and there is also a welcome pack.We would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a place to stay .
Ps our Scottie also came with us and he also enjoyed it
Quaint and Cosy
This property isa real gem! My wife and I enjoyed trouble free and very relaxing stay in Sue’s lovely cottage.
Perfect English Cottage
This is exactly what we thought a English Country cottage would be like. The gardens are outstanding. Very quaint.
What more can I ask for? Thank you, both of you, for your generosity in giving up your time to say something nice. The world is not full of complainers!
Just five minutes' drive from Stratford and within easy access of the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham and Birmingham, Lantern Cottage, nevertheless, is tucked away in the countryside, a stroll from the River Avon and at the center of a network of footpaths and country lanes. It is perfect for a romantic hideaway, if that's what you want. Alternatively, it is well placed for a cultural exploration of the region, with nationally regarded theatres in Stratford, Cheltenham and Birmingham, A newer attraction is The Regal CInema, Evesham, a beautifully restored art deco cinema, where you can watch a film at a candelit table with a glass or two of wine, or from a love seat, where you can snuggle. The nearest stately homes - Ragley Hall and Coughton Court - are 10-15 minutes' drive away. Shoppers too are catered for, not just with Stratford with its Tudor buildings, but Cheltenham (45 minutes' drive, but worth it), which, as well as the usual high-street chains, has independent shops, bars and restaurants in the elegant Regency district, Montpellier. For designer bargains, you can't beat Bicester Village, the designer shopping outlet, which is just 40 minutes away.
Other Activities: Bidford Gliding Club. Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
There plenty of festivals all within easy reach of Marlclif. They include:
Cheltenham Science Festival with Brian Cox, Alice Roberts and Adam Rutherford. Tues 2 – Sun 7 June. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/
Lunar Festival 2015 – Wilko Johnson, Tinariwen, m Burgess, Donovan and Public Service Broadcasting. Nr Birmingham. Fri 5 - Sun 7 June. http://lunarfestival.co.uk
Cheltenham Music Festival – Nicola Benedetti, Milos and more. Tues 30 June – Sat 11 July. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music
MFY (Music for Youth) National Music Festival – everything from jazz and rock to brass and chamber music. Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Tues 7 – Sat 11 July. www.mfy.org.uk/coreseason/national.
2000 Trees - Indie rock with Deaf Havana, Alkaline Trio and The Subways. Thurs 9 – Sat 11 July. Nr Cheltenham. www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
Fusion Festival Birmingham – line-up includes Justin Bieber, Tiny Tempah Rudimental and McBusted. Cofton Park, Birmingham. Fri 28 – Sun 30 Aug
Cheltenham Literature Festival – details tbc. Fri 2 – Sun 11 Oct. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/
Altogether, it's so lovely you might want to give a special friend a Lantern Cottage voucher for a short break - or longer. Just ask.