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Kington Grange

Claverdon

Sleeps 16
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
5
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
Natural Swimming Lake
Local Pub
Tennis Court
WIFI
100-199 Mbps
On a peaceful lane, deep in the heart of Shakespeare country, Kington Grange is a gracious and much-loved home offering a tantalising glimpse of country living. Filled with understated charm and elegance, it’s heaven-sent for family get-togethers and sophisticated gatherings in the beautiful countryside. From the moment you step foot in the impressive reception hall there is an overriding sense of staying somewhere rather special, for this is a house filled with personality. The wealth of living space means room for all to spread out and relax, be it a lazy start to the day with the morning papers in the sunlight-filled garden room, an elegant dress-for-dinner evening in the formal dining room or curling up before the open fire in the drawing room. The upper floors are no less impressive with a plethora of gorgeous bedrooms to choose from. The beautiful gardens, tennis court, natural swimming lake and luxury of a hot tub combine to make this the most wonderful of country escapes.

*Please make yourself aware of the additional notes regarding use of the hot tub below.
Full Description
Escape to the country for a taste of blissful rural living in this gorgeous country house, parts of which date to the 16th Century. Tree-lined country lanes dip and wind through pretty villages leading you to Kington Grange, an elegant country retreat which is also only a stone’s throw from heritage treasures such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle.

Filled with curios, cherished collectables, and artwork from the owner’s forays over the years, there is nothing cookie-cutter about Kington Grange. Beyond the traditional façade, this is a house with a warm charm and colourful personality. The ground floor flows effortlessly through a sunny garden room, a divinely peaceful drawing room, and an elegant dining room. The large kitchen boasts an AGA for aspiring Heston’s or Nigella’s and leads into a glorious orangery/breakfast room with a row of doors that can be thrown open to the garden. Seven distinctly different bedrooms named after Shakespearean characters lie across the first and second floors and offer charm and character in abundance. Old beams, quirky corners, beautiful upholstery handcrafted by the owner and antique furnishings create welcoming spaces where drifting off to the land of nod will come as easily as counting sheep. Step outside and there are pretty gardens to discover complete with a tennis court, sweeping lawns for garden games and summer picnics, a natural swimming lake, hot tub and a patio that’s perfect for sundowner cocktails on warm evenings. Larger groups can also book The Barn which forms part of Kington Grange.

Ground Floor


Reception Hall:
The stage is set as you step into the impressive reception hall with original wooden timbers, time-worn flagstone floors, beautifully lit artwork, and deep turquoise walls. A much-cherished rocking horse keeps a watchful eye on proceedings.

Cloakroom:
Delightfully decadent and frivolous this is not your ordinary cloakroom. Deep red, flocked wallpaper adorns the walls, ornate cabinetry, handmade shutters, a candelabra style light fitting, seating, and a marble sink mean you may find yourself spending more time in here than you thought! The Victorian-style high-level toilet simply adds to the charm.

Garden Room:
South and west-facing windows overlooking the garden fill this modern addition to the house with light, whilst French doors lead out to a pretty patio where the hot tub sits surrounded by roses and clematis. With rich green walls, pale lime green blinds, fabulous light shades and a huge leather reclining sofa this room brings the outdoors in with a plethora of house plants. If your stay involves work, there’s a desk in here too but be warned there are plenty of distractions. It’s a place to relax with the Sunday papers and a strong coffee or to curl up with a book and watch the weather outside when it’s wild.

Drawing Room:
Timelessly elegant and with a tangible feeling of peace, the drawing room invites you to linger for a while before the cosy flames of the open fire. The traditional décor is both warm and welcoming and perfectly in keeping with the elegance of Kington Grange. Gently sparkling chandeliers cast a pretty glow, whilst the multi-paned windows with cushioned window seats look out to the gardens beyond. This is a room for convivial conversations over a glass of something rich and fruity.

Dining Room:
Smooth stone floors, an open fireplace and beautiful antiques form the backdrop to an elegant dining table. Set it with sparkling crystal, and polished silver, and take the opportunity to dress for dinner for a formal dining experience. Huge windows swathed in floor-length curtains look out to the garden with glass chandeliers hanging above the cosy window seats.

Living Room/Library:
With a cosy wood burner, purple velvet and blue leather Chesterfield sofas, walls lined with bookshelves and a large smart TV, this is a relaxing room where children can play, whilst you gather in the kitchen next door. there is also a Smart TV. Huge beams line the ceiling and large windows with cushioned window seats beneath offer a place to perch and look out to the garden beyond.

Orangery/Breakfast Room:
Four sets of double doors flank this stunning room which opens out to the garden and patio. The glass lantern roof is the perfect foil for the swan neck chandelier and the grey dresser is packed with everything you could possibly need. The long refectory-style table speaks of long, lazy brunches in the sunshine and relaxed feast-filled suppers. There is a fridge/freezer here which is perfect for using as an additional drinks fridge.

Kitchen:
Taking centre stage in the spacious kitchen is the huge cream AGA sitting in an original chimney breast, there is also a two-ring induction hob, a single oven/microwave, and a multi-cooker. A Quooker tap provides boiling water. An AGA cookbook is on hand if you are new to the AGA experience. There’s plenty of storage and pots and pans to cook up a storm along with a large larder-style fridge freezer and a dishwasher. The brick-red central island ensures lots of prep space too.

Boot Room:
This useful room has plenty of coat hooks and shelves for outdoor gear and leaving muddy wellies. It’s also a good place to dry wet paws after countryside rambles.

First Floor


The Master Bedroom:
This dreamy bedroom is simply stunning and boasts a super-king size bed (which can be a twin on request) and huge windows overlooking the lovely gardens. Decorated in the palest shades of blue and cream this gorgeous room is a sheer delight and heaven-sent for long lie-ins. Antique furnishings include an elegant chest of drawers and beautiful bedside tables.

En-suite:
The sumptuous en-suite features an inviting, deep bath where bubble-filled soaks are most definitely the order of the day. There’s also a large shower with a rainfall showerhead and a double vanity. The large, low windows reach almost to the floor and provide wonderful garden views from the loo! Make sure to look at the delicate bathroom cabinet, restored and upholstered by the owner of Kington Grange.

Hopeless Romantic Bedroom:
Whether you have a child who dreams of being a fairy princess or you are simply a hopeless romantic, this is the room for you. The white timber four-poster king-size bed is draped in fairy lights and upholstered in polka dots whilst pretty pink wallpaper adorns the walls. At the foot of the bed, the carved cot bed is a family heirloom handcrafted by the owner and perfect for little guests. Two windows gaze out over the gardens and there is plenty of storage with built-in wardrobes and a G-Plan chest of drawers.

En-suite:
The en-suite features a shower cubicle, a toilet and a handbasin with a large mirror above it and a storage cupboard.

The Creator Bedroom:
Fit for a king or a queen! Stunning Mulberry Grand Flying Duck wallpaper creates a real statement and is the perfect backdrop for the beautifully restored mahogany king-size Half Tester bed. Night console tables stand on either side of the bed, topped with reading lamps and a deep red wardrobe offers plenty of storage. Looking out from the window gives views over the tennis court and natural swimming lake and you may be lucky enough to see more flying ducks.

Innocent Bedroom:
Soft grey linen curtains frame the pretty window which looks over the front of Kington Grange. A gentle contrast to the floral wallpaper, which in turn reflects the pewter king-size bed. The original beams and high ceiling add character and charm, whilst the 1950s-style dressing table and mirror which belonged to the owners grandparents bring a touch of nostalgia.

The Hero Bedroom:
This super-cute twin room features full-size single beds (can be a super king-size on request), so it works for both adults and children alike. There’s an unusual, upholstered wrap-around headboard and an antique bench cushioned in primrose yellow silk and a wall-mounted glass display cabinet. A bedside table with a reading lamp is placed between the beds.

Bathroom / Shower Room:
The family bathroom is spacious, sleek, and stylish. The huge walk-in shower has both a handheld and rainfall shower head and is complemented by the double-ended bath, where you can soak weary bones or let little ones splash to their hearts' content.

Second Floor


Star-crossed Lover:
Bold, beautiful and impactful, this room is certainly not a shy retiring wallflower. Vibrant wallpaper in cerise pink and vivid orange creates a real statement and is a contrast to the original beams of this room tucked in amongst the eaves. Bedside tables with reading lamps stand on either side of the double bed and under the eaves storage provides hanging space.

En-suite:
Like a game of hide-and-seek, open the brace and latch wooden door in the wall and crafted in behind you’ll find a well-equipped en-suite shower room. There’s a big step up and over the floor beam, so younger guests with little legs may need assistance. Inside there’s a corner shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

Explorer Bedroom:
At the other end of the second-floor landing lies the last, but by no means least seventh bedroom, perfect as a family room. With a double bed and two single beds, this is a spacious room at the top of the house. There’s plenty of character with original beams and roof lights, windows look out over the side of the house. It’s worth noting that there is a large floor beam to step over and a low headroom as you go through the doorway into the room.

Shower Room:
This spacious en-suite has a corner shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

Outside


Formal gardens, sweeping lawns dissected by gravel pathways, a tennis court and a natural swimming lake all come together to create a very English country garden space. For an added slice of luxury you can end the day amongst the relaxing bubbles of the hot tub. There’s plenty of room for little ones to run around and find new hidey holes, a hanging tree swing and sunny patios for alfresco dining, sundowners and relaxing in the fresh air.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedrooms - 7 bedrooms across 1 x super king size (can be twin on request), 1 x king-size four poster, 2 x king-size, 2 x double, 2 x twin (one can be super king-size on request)
  • 5 Bathrooms - 3 en-suite, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 2 ground floor cloakroom
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • AGA - Turned on seasonally
  • Oven - Single
  • Hob - 2-ring
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge - 2
  • Freezer - 2
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 8 with additional table in orangery/breakfast room seats 10
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - Plus cot-bed in Hopeless Romantic bedroom
  • Highchair - 2
  • Sound system - Sonos speaker in the kitchen

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Gas provided
  • Swimming pool - Natural swimming lake
  • Hot tub - 6 seats, additional fee applies - please provide your own hot tub towels
  • Tennis court - Racquets and balls supplied
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 6 cars
Owner Recommendations
Kington Grange is surrounded by some wonderful walks, Hay Wood, in particular, is an ancient woodland, just under 7 miles away and is a lovely place to escape from the bustle of daily life.

Head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RSC), where many world-renowned actors tread the boards. There is something rather special about experiencing one of Shakespeare's plays in his birthplace.

Food lovers will enjoy the up-and-coming food scene in Henley-on-Arden, there are some really interesting pubs and restaurants to discover. Alternatively, why not have a private chef come in and cater for you in the vaulted celebration barn?

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have 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. 
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25.
  • The maximum occupancy is shown on the listing details at the top.
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee.
  • Please contact us if you wish to book The Barn in addition to Kington Grange.
  • There is a natural swimming lake in the garden. Children and dogs should be supervised at all times. Please note this is not a chlorinated, heated swimming pool but a natural, spring-fed swimming lake for guests' private use.
  • When you place a booking for Kington Grange, we will be in touch with you shortly afterwards to discuss your arrangements.
  • We ask our guests for a security deposit of £1000 to be paid by bank transfer. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. This will be transferred back to you within 48 hours of departure if there is no damage. We will contact you near the time of your arrival to arrange this.
  • Kington Grange will accept hen parties for an additional deposit.
  • Small events and craft workshops can be arranged. Please enquire for more details.
  • 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. 
Neighbouring Properties
The Barn forms part of Kington Grange and can be booked in addition to the main house.

Reviews

This is a beautiful property in a quiet but readily accessible location. Susan and Phil are exceptional hosts who made us feel welcome and at ease in their wonderful home. It is a large property with plenty of room for a family get together (7 couples in our case). It had two rooms where we could all sit together for meals and three rooms where we could sit and socialise. The wild swimming pond was very popular with the hardy members of our group. It was a real privilege to stay in this historic property.

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Hugh
| 11/04/2024

The hosts were wonderful, they were there to see us arrive and could not have been more helpful before, during and after the stay. The property is a great space with a real sense of character but each space felt distinctive and for the 12 of us we never felt cramped or on top of each other. I really hope we will stay there again in the future, in the meantime we have memories of a wonderful Christmas which was enhanced significantly by the venue which had everything we needed to make the most of the time. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Warren
| 23/12/2023

We had a fabulous stay at this lovely property. It was everything we hoped it would be. It was perfect for a 60th birthday celebration. We will be back!

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Robert
| 09/11/2023

We stayed at Kington Grange in order to have our group of employees (who were all flying in from different places) all staying together, using our time during and before conferences at the NEC to socialise, team build and relax after some long days in Birmingham. The team absolutely loved the experience of staying at Kington Grange and the location, property and friendly owners were the perfect backdrop and inspiration for a brilliant few days of business events. From the moment I made the booking, Susan was super helpful,offering us various extras and really going above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable. We will be returning again and can 100% recommend a stay at Kington Grange. Thank you, Susan and Phil!

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Andy
| 16/10/2023

Great place - great hosts :)

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Rajkumar
| 12/10/2023

Location

Set within leafy Warwickshire, close to the Bard’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, there is much to see and do. From countryside walks and cosy pub lunches to exploring historic towns such as Warwick and even the vibrant and exciting city of Birmingham with its world-class concert venues and sporting events. There are footpaths in all directions and two friendly local village pubs within a 30-minute stroll. Nearby Henley-in-Arden has an up-and-coming dining scene with a range of interesting pubs and restaurants.