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Ridgeway Farmhouse at Ragley Estate


Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
There is an old quote that says you should never ‘judge a book by its cover’, and this could be true of Ridgeway Farmhouse, with its simple exterior belying the stylish design found within. Surrounded by an expansive wrap-around garden with a wood-fired hot tub, this dog-friendly, four-bedroom house sleeps eight guests in comfort and offers the most glorious views over the Ragley Estate. With fields and trees as far as the eye can see, and historical gems such as William Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and the beautiful Cotswolds within easy striking distance, Ridgeway Farmhouse is the perfect choice for a break in the English countryside.
Full Description
Ridgeway Farmhouse sits in the heart of Shakespeare country with wonderful views in all directions and in the distance, peeping through the trees, a glimpse of Ragley Hall, the stately home on whose grounds the farmhouse resides.

The large windows and generously proportioned rooms combine with clean lines and a neutral colour scheme to create a light and stylish home that has a peaceful and calm air about it, and plenty of room for all. The ground floor is the perfect sociable gathering space with a large dining room, huge living room with cosy sofas, a wood-burning stove and double doors to the garden. Upstairs four spacious bedrooms including a master with an ensuite, and a private balcony, offer comfortable sanctuaries at the end of a busy day. Throughout the house, large picture windows put the view front and centre stage.

Ridgeway Farmhouse sits within a large wraparound garden. Roses border the front wall along with a large blackberry bush, which come autumn is laden with luscious dark fruit, just ripe for picking or perhaps turning into a pie! Meandering around the side, you'll find two Adirondack chairs perfectly placed so you can lounge in the sunshine, G&T in hand watching the birds of prey soar overhead, and then to the rear, a large lawn where a cantilevered parasol casts shade over the outside dining table and chairs, and a wood-fired hot tub where you can relax in the warm water and soak in the view to your hearts’ content.

Ground Floor

The front door opens into a useful entrance porch with stone flooring, coat hooks and a large wicker umbrella stand.

Tucked under the stairs is a handy ground-floor cloakroom with a toilet and hand basin. There is also a door from the cloakroom to the boiler cupboard.

Dining Room:
Forming the central hub of the house, the spacious dining room features a stunning wooden, pedestal table surrounded by leather chairs to seat eight comfortably. A large window spans the width of the room overlooking the garden and fields beyond. It’s a light and airy room that suits everything from lazy breakfasts and Sunday lunches to sociable evening meals.

Living Room:
With a huge picture window to the front, a window to the side and French doors to the garden, the living room is a light and bright, welcoming space, where you’ll definitely want to spend some downtime. Two large oatmeal sink-in sofas sit at right angles to the wood-burning stove, whilst a 55” Smart TV affords everything needed in the entertainment stakes. Marble-topped lamp tables provide handy spaces for drinks and resting books, and a pretty armchair is thoughtfully placed by the doors, creating a cosy nook where you can curl up with a good book or just contemplate life as you soak up the countryside views. There’s a covered patio just beyond the French doors.

The well-equipped kitchen is practical and functional with all the equipment needed for a self-catering stay. There’s an eye-level electric oven and grill, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, and a fridge-freezer along with plenty of cupboard space.

Utility Room:
This really useful space houses a washing machine and a tumble dryer, along with the iron and ironing board, it’s also an ideal place to dry off damp doggies after countryside rambles. The utility room leads to an inner hallway with a door to the garage and the outside.

First Floor

Stairs lead to the spacious first-floor landing and four delightful bedrooms.

Bedroom One:
Chances are there may be a little debate over who gets this room. A wall of glass leads to a private balcony, the super king-size bed is perfectly positioned so you can wake up to the glorious countryside beyond. Finished in shades of pale grey, with pops of colour from cushions and the bedside rugs, this is a peaceful and calming retreat. Plenty of storage comes in the form of two large three-drawer bedside tables, a large ottoman at the foot of the bed and a four-drawer chest of drawers, topped with a pair of table lamps and a large mirror. Wall hooks with wooden hangers ensure there is somewhere to hang clothes too.

The spacious ensuite has a large, frosted window to the front allowing in plenty of natural light, a step-in shower cubicle, a double-ended bath, and a toilet, bidet and hand basin. There’s also a large well-lit mirror and a shaver socket.

Bedroom Two:
This lovely room is another spacious bedroom with a super king bed which can be made into twin beds on request. The large picture window, framed by floor-length curtains showcases the ever-present view. Night console tables, with reading lamps, stand on either side of the bed, and there’s a wide three-drawer chest of drawers and wall hooks with wooden hangers for storage.

Bedroom Three:
With corner-aspect windows, the view from this room takes in the quintessentially English panorama of an old oak tree standing tall and statuesque in the centre of fields. The grey upholstered double bed faces the rear window, pale limed oak bedside tables stand on either side and there’s a dark blue chest of drawers and wall hooks with hangers for storage.

Bedroom Four:
Last, but by no means least, the fourth bedroom is another double, this time with windows to the front and side. Wall hooks with hangers and a five-drawer chest offer plenty of storage whilst bedside tables with reading lamps are placed on either side of the bed.

Family Bathroom:
The spacious family bathroom features a bath with a shower over it, a toilet, a handbasin with a magnifying mirror and a light with a shaver socket above it. The frosted window ensures there is plenty of natural light.


Ridgeway Farmhouse is blessed with a fabulously large garden which wraps around the house. Roses, creepers, and blackberry bushes clamber across the front wall, and as the lawn curves around the side of the house, the wire fence is shrouded by a hedgerow. The garden to the rear is edged by a low hedge and has plenty of space for picnics and garden games, to one side lies an eight-seater wood-fired hot tub. There’s also a large wooden dining table to seat eight and a large sun parasol for alfresco dining. Ridgeway has parking for four cars on the private drive.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Super-king
  • Bedroom Two - Super-king (can be twin on request)
  • Bedroom Three - Double
  • Bedroom Four - Double
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite, 1 family bathroom and a ground floor WC
  • Hair dryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Not fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Hot tub - Wood-fired, additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 4 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Hillers Farm Shop (1.5 miles) offers an array of homemade and local produce and includes a deli, excellent cheese counter, Ragley Estate Meats and Hillers Fish Shop. There is a large Tesco, ALDI, and Sainsbury’s in Redditch (7 miles). Most major supermarkets will deliver to Ridgeway Farmhouse.

Eating Out:
  • Hillers Café, an award-winning farm shop cafe (1.5 miles)
  • The Fish at Wixford, a quirky and colourful dog-friendly pub (3.2 miles)
  • The Tavern, Broom, a 16th-century pub with open fires and a beer garden (3.2 miles)


There are lots of walks in the surrounding countryside, some from the front door and some a little further afield but worth the jaunt in the car. Oversley Woods is an ancient woodland just 4 miles away, and during springtime is carpeted with bluebells. The Heart of England Forest (8.5 miles) is a new broadleaf forest across Warwickshire and Worcestershire, which has 8 waymarked trails over varying distances and terrains whilst the 27-mile Arden Way loop trail runs through Alcester (3 miles).

Places to Visit:
  • Ragley Hall (Events only) (3 miles)
  • Morton Hall Gardens (4.3 miles)
  • National Trust – Coughton Court (5.2 miles)
  • Train - Evesham (8 miles) has direct services to/from London Paddington, Oxford, and Hereford.
  • Taxis – 007 Taxis
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, 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. 
  • Unfortunately this property does not permit hen and stag parties, single sex party groups or all adult groups under the age of 25. This property is ideal for family groups.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules and hours of use. An additional fee of £75 applies and it must be requested at the time of booking. 
  • If you are staying during a Ragley event there may be some disruption on the surrounding roads used as access to the site.
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.
  • Please note the hot tub will not be lit on arrival and we are unable to take requests for this to be prepared. Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules of use and the hours of use.


A very nice place to stay.

| 26/11/2023

My friends and I stayed here for two nights. The home is beautifully designed, spacious, clean and comfortable. The view out into the garden was incredible and the hot tub was a great bonus. We particularly enjoyed a lovely 5km walk to a pub (Arrow Mill). We would definitely love to visit again!

| 10/11/2023

Lovely place to stay.

| 03/11/2023

Overall an amazing weekend! The house is beautifully decorated and welcoming. It had been cleaned beautifully not a spec of dust anywhere! It was a lovely family getaway location. Thank you.

| 29/09/2023

We booked the farmhouse for a girls' weekend away and it was perfect! Beautifully decorated house true to the photos and communication was quick and friendly with the host. The hot tub was well received and the house is only 1.5 miles from a wonderful farm shop with cafe for breakfast/lunch options! The drive to Stratford upon Avon was under 20 mins for a day out and lots of local places to eat/drink/shop etc. Would definitely recommend as a place to stay and thanks to the host for being so friendly and responsive!

| 22/09/2023


Ridgeway Farmhouse forms part of the Ragley Estate and is ideally placed for attending one of the many events held there throughout the year. The peaceful setting offers beautiful views over the estate to the Cotswold hills in the distance. Pack wellies and walking boots as there are a number of footpaths nearby, including one which skirts Ragley Park, through the estate to nearby Arrow. Head the other way through Weethley Wood for more trails. There are several great pubs within a 7-minute drive and Hiller’s award-winning farm shop and café, which stocks Ragley Estate Meats and boasts a divine cheese counter, is 1.5 miles. Stratford-upon-Avon is only 20 minutes away where you can enjoy world-class theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company and a diverse array of dining.