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Unique holiday cottages in Warwickshire

Packwood House
Lengthman's Cottage

Situated in Lowsonford, Warwickshire, this barrel-roofed holiday cottage dates back to c.1812 and is one of the few cottages of its type remaining on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal and is the least altered from its original form. It is named after the 'lengthman', the original occupant of the cottage, who was responsible for maintaining the stretch of canal and lock adjacent to the cottage. In 2005 the cottage was completely refurbished while still retaining many of its original features. It is the perfect cottage to rent for a laid back holiday, where you can sit back and watch narrowboats gliding through the locks from the windows of the cottage. The cottage can sleep up to 4 with 1 twin room and 1 double, and also permits one dog.

The Bath House

Tucked away in a remote village close to to Stratford-upon-Avon, The Bath House is easily one of the more interesting Warwickshire Holiday Cottages to rent. Designed in 1748 by Sanderson Miller, the now holiday home was built to accommodate a large octagonal stone bath chamber directly below the single living-room/bedroom which is filled with peculiar aquatic themed features such as stalactites hanging from the ceilings and walls decorated with festoons of seashells. The Bath House was fully restored between 1987 and 1991 after considerable damage by vandals and has since been available for holiday rental. Local attractions include the village of Wellesbourne which has one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK, the castle at Warwick, the Royal Pump Rooms at Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and the gardens at Hidcote Manor. This holiday home can be rented to sleep up to 2 people in one double room.

Astley Castle

This holiday rental is a unique build with newly built modern accommodation inserted within the ruins of Grade II listed Astley Castle which dates back to the Saxon period. Despite its ancient surroundings, the cottage boasts modern facilities - even including a lift. During its lifetime Astley Castle has had many occupants including three Queens of England: the first Yorkist queen in the 15th century: Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth of York who later became the wife of Henry VII and Lady Jane Grey. However following a fire in 1978 Astley Castle fell into disrepair, and was gradually torn apart by vandals before being restored by the Warwickshire Landmark Trust in 2005. Found in north Warwickshire in the tiny village of Astley with a population of only 218, this property is the perfect location for a tranquil, luxurious holiday cottage for large groups. Afternoons can be spent exploring the old pleasure gardens and the grounds of the castle. There are also many local footpaths, ideal for rambling through the Warwickshire countryside which is famous for its natural beauty. Nearby is also the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as Coventry Cathedral and Coventry Transport Museum. The holiday cottage can sleep up to 8 people in 2 twin bedrooms and 2 double bedrooms.

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