The Coach House at Stoneythorpe | Near Stratford-upon-Avon
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The Coach House at Stoneythorpe

Southam

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub
WIFI
200+ Mbps
Built on a site dating back to 1200, Stoneythorpe Hall’s Coach House is a passage through time. With its rustic beams, signature windows and saddles adorning the dining area where coaches would have once stood, history can be felt everywhere, and this is only complemented by the property's immaculate, high-end finish. Perfectly situated for exploring both the beautiful Cotswolds and Warwickshire’s treasures (think Silverstone and the British Motor Museum), it’s just a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon where you can discover Shakespeare’s Birthplace. And, if you’re attending an event at Dallas Burston Polo Club's IXL Centre, The Coach House is ideal, with events held by some of the UK's top organisations including British Showjumping and The Kennel Club. Events of note include the Iconix Agility Series and STRUK UK.
Full Description
Steeped in rich history, this old English Coach House strikes a harmonious balance between time-old character and high-end, contemporary design. Tokens of Victorian heritage run throughout the house – including a magnificent open fireplace complete with a finely crafted wood burner, a charming stable door, classic curved coach house windows and nostalgic leather saddles that adorn exposed stone walls – all of which work to imbue this place with a truly unique feel.

Stroll in through The Coach House's classic wide door and you're met by an elegant hall that welcomes you to the home. Journey through the wooden door to the right, and you'll find the kitchen/dining area - the hub of this cosy bolthole that's accented by references to its historical past (think old tiles, saddle racks and wood panelling). Prepare snacks, lunch or an evening feast with farm shop finds from the likes of Daylesford, before heading down to the snug where a spectacular stone fireplace lies waiting to be taken advantage of after muddy countryside walks. Perch on one of two leather armchairs and take a moment to revel in the beauty of this centuries old coach house before pouring a glass of wine and settling down for the evening.

As the sun sinks across the Warwickshire skyline, slink up to one of three elegant bedrooms, each paired with a light, airy en-suite and punctuated by traditional beams, generous windows and plush beds for the most luxurious of sleeps. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of glistening fireworks being set off from one of nearby Dallas Burston Polo Club's magical events.

Ground floor

Kitchen/Dining Area:
As light streams in through traditional windows onto exposed stone walls and rustic beams, the elegance of The Coach House’s kitchen/dining area is truly illuminated. Nods to its rich heritage are everywhere, including leather saddles hanging from the walls, wooden paneling and a wide stable door that transports you back to a time where coaches were the primary mode of transport for wealthy society. Contemporary accents include chocolate brown units, hanging lights and cast iron bar stools, while underfloor heating and a Bang & Olufsen speaker offer to form the backdrop of your stay. The essentials are not forgotten either with an oven, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine all on hand.

Sitting Room:
The Coach House's discerning sitting room is tucked away at the far end of the property, and acts as a relaxing oasis come day or night. Whether you pop on a film on the flatscreen TV, or slide out a book from the bookshelf, this room makes for the ultimate place to enjoy downtime with all the family. We love the beautiful Chinese vases, velvet three-seater sofa and exposed stone walls.

Snug:
Revel in the opulence of The Coach House’s snug where a spectacular fireplace (said to be the largest in Warwickshire) welcomes you in grand style. Take a seat in one of two leather armchairs and warm your feet next to the finely crafted wood burner to fully soak up the ambience of this space, before sliding out a book and settling down for the evening.

Cloakroom:
The Coach House’s downstairs cloakroom provides a useful WC and hand basin.

First floor

Bedroom One:
Burrowed beneath traditional wooden beams, bedroom one feels just as emblematic of The Coach House’s historic past as downstairs, and a king-sized bed, antique drawers and exposed brickwork only add to this feeling. We love the generous square window in the corner - perfect for soaking up the morning sun.

En-suite:
Stroll from bedroom one into its private en-suite and take that as your cue to wind down and switch off. With its luxurious rainfall shower, skylight, WC and hand basin, it’s a polished nook made for TLC after a day exploring.

Bedroom Two:
Walking into bedroom two, you can instantly feel a sense of luxurious ease and tranquillity. Cast in simple neutral tones, its sumptuous king-sized bed, elegant reading lights and two windows apt for stargazing make this cosy spot a retreat after the day’s activities. We love the quaint dresser and mirror – perfect for getting ready before dinner at The Millstone Hare.

En-suite:
A light and serene space, the en-suite is a spot to freshen up after muddy countryside walks. Equipped with a shower, WC and hand basin, its elegant circular mirror signs off the room in style.

Bedroom Three:
Tucked under a symphony of traditional beams, bedroom three is accessed by a beautiful spiral staircase and fuses rustic charm with simple elegance. Featuring an ornate double bed, two bedside tables and matching drawers, it’s a serene place for an excellent night’s kip.

En-suite:
Clean, fresh and airy, bedroom three’s en-suite features a WC, hand basin and shower.

Outside

The Coach House’s outside terrace is not only a welcome sun trap, but provides the ideal spot to gather friends and family thanks to seating for six, a glass-topped table and a BBQ for making feasts. We love the peaceful ambience of this sun-drenched area.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - Double
  • 3 Bathrooms - 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC and hand basin
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Wood burner - a starter supply of firelighters and logs are provided
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer - Compartment in fridge
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 200+ Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 1
  • Highchair - 1
  • Sound system - Portable speaker in the kitchen

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Gravel garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Charcoal. Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for two cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Nearby Leamington Spa (5.5 miles) has a 500-strong collection of independent boutiques, high street brands, bars, cafés and brasseries. High street brands include Waterstones, White Stuff and Hobbs. Hilltop Farm Shop in Hunningham (6.5 miles) offers fresh British produce including fruit, vegetables, cheese and pork pies. There is also a café and licensed bar on site selling wines, craft beers and ciders, many of which are locally sourced. The nearest supermarket is Tesco (1 mile). There is also a Co-op in Southam (2 miles).

Eating Out:
  • Millstone Hare Pub & Restaurant (less than a mile)
  • The Bell in Ladbroke (3 miles)
  • Butchers Arms, Bishop’s Itchington (4 miles)
Walks:
The Holywell Walk is over 1,000 years old and takes you around an old holy well and ancient paths. To access the walk, simply come out of the courtyard, up the short drive and pass through the wooden gates (code will be provided), then take a sharp right and pass through the iron gate, and then a second gate from which you’ll see the footpath sign. Follow the red markers along the 90 minute walk. Please note that there are livestock and crops in the fields, and dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

The walk to The Millstone Hare Pub can be accessed by walking out of the courtyard towards the wooden gates to the right of the driveway, taking a sharp right and then passing through the two iron gates that face the Dallas Burston Polo Club. Once through the gates, follow the estate fencing along the road until you reach the pub.

Places to Visit:
  • British Motor Museum (7.5 miles)
  • Compton Verney Art Gallery (10.5 miles)
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace (18.5 miles)
Travel:
  • Train - Leamington Spa (6 miles)
  • Taxis: Southam Taxis – 07854 028 461, Easy Cabs – 07904 341 961
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds and Warwickshire, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at The Coach House for an additional fee. There are 3 other dogs on-site and it's essential that dogs are always on leads when outside. 
  • Guests and dogs are not permitted to wander around the the estate grounds. Guests have private use of the garden only. 
  • Stoneythorpe Hall is a working farm. This means that you may encounter sheep, cows and horse riders across the estate.
  • There are CCTV cameras leading up to the property driveway and in the courtyard facing the garage. There are no cameras within the property. 
Neighbouring Properties
The Coach House and The Stables make up The Barns at Stoneythorpe, which can be booked for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space.

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Location

This beautiful property is situated on the grounds of Stoneythorpe Hall, a Grade II country manor house surrounded by lush green pastureland that’s home to flocks of sheep and a herd of cows. Two picturesque rivers (Itchen and Stowe) cross the parkland, which is also home to a vibrant ecosystem of fish, otters, herons and swans. It lies adjacent to the Dallas Burston Polo Club, making it the perfect base for events at the nearby IXL Centre. Events are held by top UK organisations including British Showjumping and The Kennel Club, while events of note include the Iconix Agility Shows and STRUK UK. The Coach House is also located just 35 minutes from the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home to Shakespeare's Birthplace and the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre.