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Beecham Farmhouse at Alscot Estate

Stratford-upon-Avon

Sleeps 12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
Standing in beautiful solitude, surrounded by glorious rolling countryside on the Alscot Estate, Beecham Farmhouse offers an elegant, rural escape in the heart of William Shakespeare’s beloved England. The sweeping tree-lined driveway leads visitors to an enchanting red-brick farmhouse, once the family home of the current estate owner and now a fabulous holiday home for up to 12 guests, and two of your favourite four-legged friends. Step inside and you’ll find a stunningly designed home with an abundance of character and original features, along with all the creature comforts needed, including a separate games room with a pool table. The outside is equally impressive with a huge swathe of south-facing gardens and a bubbling hot tub to enjoy. This is a place for games of croquet, summer picnics and alfresco dining surrounded by the most wonderful views, then as night falls, slip into the hot tub for a little stargazing. The secluded location is idyllic, the surroundings quintessentially rural, yet you are only 3 miles from the vibrant town of Stratford-upon-Avon and myriad attractions.
Full Description
The lane leading to Beecham Farmhouse is akin to being on a magical mystery tour, each twist and turn of your hedgerow-lined drive takes you deeper into the countryside and at the very end lies Beecham Farmhouse. The sweeping driveway offers ample parking, and the expansive gardens make this the perfect escape for family and friends. There are countryside walks in all directions from the front door.

Once inside, you’ll find a truly fabulous house beautifully designed for relaxation and enjoyment. Polished flagstone floors feature in the hallway, kitchen and conservatory and the impressive living spaces include the elegant drawing room, sitting room and a cosy snug, which doubles as the perfect playroom for younger visitors. There’s a well-equipped kitchen and a fabulous conservatory with a 12-seater dining table. It’s an impressive space that lends itself to lazy breakfasts in the sunshine, convivial Sunday lunches and elegant evenings with friends. Multiple sets of double doors lead from here into the garden and onto the terrace. There are three stunning bedrooms on the first floor, two further delightful bedrooms on the second floor and four bathrooms. Across the drive stands the annexe with a further bedroom and ensuite shower room. This is also where you will find the games room complete with a fun bar area, pool table which also doubles as a ping pong table and a dart board.

Surrounding Beecham Farmhouse is an extensive garden with sweeping lawns and wonderful views. The terrace is a peaceful place for outside dining or simply relaxing in the sunshine with that book you have been meaning to read. The charcoal barbecue makes summer evening meals a breeze, and the hot tub** is a welcoming place to rest weary bones after long countryside rambles. The circular drive offers ample parking for 5 cars. **An additional fee applies for the hot tub.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
The welcoming entrance to Beecham Farmhouse is also where you’ll find a desk and USB charging point, a very useful space if work can’t be left behind or you just want somewhere to sit and read the papers.

Sitting Room:
This gorgeous room is perfect for relaxing and watching a film. Plump, cushion-filled sofas and armchairs offer plenty of seating, original beams line the ceiling and when the weather is chilly put a match to the open fire and relax in total comfort. The large wall-mounted Smart TV is unobtrusive but there should you desire it.

Drawing Room:
Elegant and stylish yet filled with character from the wooden beams marching across the ceiling and the stunning stone fireplace which creates a glorious focal point to an already fabulous room. The drawing room is purposely designed as a place to relax and is a room free from a TV. Curl up with a good book or enjoy the company of your fellow guests. Soft velvet sofas stuffed with cushions are gathered around the fireplace creating an utterly beautiful social space that just welcomes you in with open arms, like a warm hug.

Snug:
The snug is a multi-purpose room, and a cosy space to relax. It works well as a room for film nights but also as a place where children can play whilst the grown-ups enjoy drinks in the drawing room. There is a wall-mounted TV and a leather-back sofa, velvet pouffes and a selection of games.

Kitchen:
Original beams and polished flagstones fill this room with character, yet the kitchen also boasts everything practical needed for a self-catering stay. A large range cooker with a gas hob and two ovens, one gas and one electric, sits within the original fireplace, and you’ll also find a large fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. A central island is a great place for perching with a drink whilst the culinary masters in your party create marvellous meals. There is also a useful utility area with a second fridge, another dishwasher, a washing machine and a tumble dryer, and a cloakroom, also known as the ‘Gent’s Loo’.

Conservatory:
Taking centre stage is a fabulous dining table where even the simplest of meals will feel like special occasions. Ease into the day with breakfast, enjoy long, lazy lunches and then as night falls, dine under the twinkling lights of the statement chandelier that hangs overhead. This elegant room is a delightful addition and when the weather is kind, you can throw open the doors to the garden. There is also easy access to the terrace and garden.

First Floor


The Grove:
The divine master suite is a masterclass in interior design. A super-king size lies beneath exposed beams and high ceilings. Luxurious fabrics and textiles come together to create a dreamy bedroom in restful shades of blue and grey. A button-back occasional chair sits beneath the window and is a peaceful spot to linger at the start of the day. The spacious dressing area complete with a pretty Juliette balcony features built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers.

En-suite:
This spacious en-suite boasts a freestanding bath, a separate step-in shower cubicle with a rainfall showerhead along with a large hand basin and WC.

Beech Hill:
This second super-king room features exposed beams, rich fabrics, an original fireplace, and antique furniture, which all combine to create an extremely stylish and elegant bedroom.

The Larches:
Bedroom three is a delightful king-size room decorated in the prettiest shades of the palest pink and green. There is also a chest of drawers and hanging space and lovely views over the garden.

En-suite:
Bedroom three also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with a bath with mixer taps and a handheld shower, hand basin and W.C.

Bathroom:
The family bathroom on the first floor has a large walk-in shower, WC and hand basin.

Second Floor


Bear Wood:
This delightful bedroom is a gorgeous twin-bedded room with colourful prints and character from the exposed beams. A window lets in plenty of light and affords lovely rural views.

Bathroom:
The bathroom on the second floor is shared between bedrooms four and five and features a bath (no shower) with a WC and hand basin.

Jubilee:
Standing opposite bedroom four is another charming twin-bedded room with colourful prints. These two second-floor bedrooms are perfect for younger guests or teenagers.

Games Room


Across the drive from the farmhouse is the old barn, now converted into a wonderful entertaining area referred to as 'The Nunnery'. Step inside and you'll find a space dedicated to fun, there's a multi-purpose pool table which also doubles as a ping pong table, cues, balls and bats are all provided and on one wall there is a dart board, complete with the oche. The far end is arranged as a quirky bar area with a unique piano bar and quirky lampshade lighting.

Annexe


Above the games room on the first floor and reached via a separate external staircase is the annexe with a king-size bedroom, an en-suite shower room, a kitchen area with cooking facilities and a comfy seating area.

Outside


A gated driveway leads to the farmhouse, with a circular drive providing plenty of parking. A gate to the side leads around to the rear garden. The garden is expansive and enclosed when the gates are shut (although dogs may be able to crawl under the gates). It’s a wonderful place for children to play and explore in the fresh air. A sunny terrace with garden furniture and a hot tub runs along the back of the house. There is also a charcoal barbecue.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedrooms - 2 super-kings, 1 king-size, 1 king-size in the annexe, and 2 twin bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Hairdryer - 4
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 12
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Desk chair
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Ping pong table
  • Pool table

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Charcoal - please supply your own charcoal
  • Hot tub - Additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • EV Charger - Complimentary use included
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: There is an excellent village shop and café in Preston on Stour (2 miles). Run by Ben and Hana this is where you can find local produce, freshly baked bread and superb coffee from the multi-award-winning local artisan coffee roasters, Monsoon Estates and vegetable boxes can be pre-ordered.

Places to Eat
  • The Bell at Alderminster – excellent food and service (1.5 miles)
  • Village Café, Preston on Stour – superb coffee and selection of wonderful cakes (1.5 miles)
  • The Boathouse, Stratford-upon-Avon - lovely, riverside bistro (4 miles)
  • Howard Arms, Illmington – truly delightful Cotswold pub steeped in history, offering superb local ales and an interesting menu (5 miles)
  • Fuzzy Duck, Armscote - vibrant pub focusing on superb local produce and unfussy meals (7 miles)
  • The Chequers, Ettington – an 18th-century pub with good food and craft beers (7 miles)
Stratford-upon-Avon (3 miles) has an excellent selection of places to dine ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants and elegant bistros to gastro pubs, tearooms and casual coffee houses.

Walks: Beecham Farmhouse is surrounded by footpaths and countryside walks.

Places to Visit:
  • Stratford-upon-Avon – revered historical town, birthplace of English playwright William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company ( 3 miles)
  • Compton Verney – interesting art gallery space and parklands (9 miles)
  • National Trust Charlecote Park – Victorian home and deer park (7 miles)
There is so much to see and discover, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules and hours of use. An additional fee of £150 applies and it must be requested at the time of booking. 
  • A security deposit of £500 is required for this property.
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.
  • Hen parties are welcome.
  • Parents should be aware of the two ponds on the premises.

Reviews

Our stay was everything we could have hoped for, the house is beautifully maintained inside and out, it was just perfect for our occasion, very peaceful setting tucked away, would thoroughly recommend a stay.

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Gayner
| 26/04/2024

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Beecham House. There were 11 of us, we had lots of space and never felt like we were on top of each other. The house was furnished to a very high standard and was exceptionally clean, in fact, we never felt like we were in rented accommodation, it felt more like we were staying in someone's beautiful home. The house was full of character with original beams and doors, flagstone floors, very comfortable sofas and beds and smelt amazing as there were reed diffusers everywhere! We all appreciated the attention to detail, especially in the living areas and the kitchen. Outside there was ample parking and immaculate gardens surrounding the property. We made the most of the hot tub and the games room every day! There are lots of walks from the property and endless more throughout the countryside and surrounding villages if you take the car.I found the booking process easy and straightforward and the company was efficient and quick to reply to my emails. I cannot fault any part of our holiday and we will definitely be booking again next year. It was truly a 5 star family gathering!

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Nikki
| 04/04/2024

We were so pleased with the farmhouse we have already booked for later in the year. It’s perfect for a family gathering.

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Valerie
| 01/03/2024

Really beautiful house, very comfortable and with everything you could need. Really helpful team always ready to help.

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Ruth
| 22/02/2024

A stunning comfortable house for our large family long weekend away. The house was so beautiful and set in the most idyllic surroundings. The games room was great for entertaining everyone. We hope to be back.

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Claire
| 26/01/2024

Location

The beautiful Alscot Estate covers 4000 acres and has been in the same family since the mid-1700s. The estate encompasses the villages of Preston On Stour, Atherstone On Stour and Alderminster, and through the owner’s vision and innovation, is passionate about supporting the local community. In the pretty village of Preston On Stour (2 miles) guests are encouraged to visit the village shop and café. Run by Ben and Hana this is where you can find local produce, freshly baked bread and superb coffee from the multi-award-winning local artisan coffee roasters, Monsoon Estates and vegetable boxes can be pre-ordered. There is also a yoga studio in the old school.
Stratford-upon-Avon is 3 miles away and a thriving town with an excellent dining scene, several festivals, and the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre (RSC). The northern reaches of the beautiful Cotswolds are just a few miles away with highlights such as Broadway, Chipping Campden, and Chipping Norton within a 30-minute drive.