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Spring Breaks in Stratford upon Avon ~ at Heritage Mews 5 Star holiday cottage
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Easter and Spring Breaks in Stratford upon Avon: Stratford-upon-Avon is perfect for a spring or Easter self catering break. Explore the historic town with its beautiful architecture and special atmosphere, visit the famous Shakespeare Houses and Gardens, and discover delightful riverside walks through parks and gardens along the banks of the River Avon. Enjoy a river cruise and take a City Sightseeing bus tour of the town and nearby villages. Cross the river on an old pedestrian chain ferry - the last of its kind in Britain. Eat out at Stratford's amazing choice of restaurants, pubs, traditional tea rooms, cafes and coffee shops and enjoy Stratford's great shopping with its many interesting independent shops and well known High Street stores.

Spring colour at Heritage Mews

Heritage Mews - 5 Star Gold Award-winning self catering cottage - You can be sure of a comfortable and memorable stay if you choose Heritage Mews for your Spring break. To visit our website click Heritage Mews

Furnished and equipped to the highest standards, the cottage has fully controllable central heating and comfortably accommodates three guests plus a baby (age under 2 years sleeping in a cot). Baby equipment and a beechwood cot are available on request. The stylish and comfortable sitting-dining room opens onto the beautifully maintained private courtyard garden - a delight to look out onto whatever the weather. Upstairs, the two elegant bedrooms, a queen-size (5 foot) double and a single, are complete with luxurious cotton linen. There is free Wi-Fi (password protected) and private off-street parking for two cars - a real bonus in Stratford town centre.

The garden at Heritage Mews:
from early spring, the sheltered, sun-filled courtyard garden is colourful with spring flowers - daffodils, tulips, primroses, violas and pansies - set against a variety of beautiful evergreens. Watch the wide variety of birds visiting the bird bath. Enjoy looking out onto the garden from the sitting-dining room, or on warmer days relax outdoors on comfortable Kettler garden furniture.

EASTER BREAKS - from 8 to 21 April 2017, enjoy a special Easter welcome, with a host of spring flowers arranged in the cottage for your arrival and a complimentary welcome tray with Easter treats for all ages!

Occupancy & Rates: rates shown below are for up to three named guests (non-smokers only please).
For a fourth infant guest there is an additional occupancy charge of £15 for the first 2 nights plus £5 per additional night, or £40 per week. Please see our calendar for all our available dates and rates.

SPRING & EASTER BREAKS ~ Weekly lets (or longer) and Short Breaks are available ~
minimum stay in March and April is 2 nights ~ minimum stay from 29 April to 27 May is 3 nights
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WEEKLY RENTAL RATES ~
4 to 25 March 2017 the weekly rental is £595; 25 March to 1 April - £625;
1 to 8 April - £650; 8 to 29 April - £670; 29 April to 27 May - £695.


SPRING & EASTER SHORT BREAK RATES ~

25 March to 1 April: 2 nights are £275; 3 nights £375; 4 nights £450; 5 nights £520; and 6 nights £575.
1 to 8 April 2017: 2 nights £285; 3 nights £390; 4 nights £470; 5 nights £540; 6 nights £600.
8 April to 29 April 2017: 2 nights £295; 3 nights £400; 4 nights £480; 5 nights £555; 6 nights £615.

29 April to 27 May 2017: 3 nights £415; 4 nights £500; 5 nights £575; and 6 nights £640.
SPECIAL OFFER ~ £20 DISCOUNT on above 2 & 3 night prices for two guests using only 1 bedroom.


Details on how to book and our Terms and Conditions of Hire can be found on our 'how to book' page.

Spring flowers at Heritage Mews

Extended parking is available on request. Guests can park one car from 10.30am on arrival day and until 2.30pm on departure day. The town centre is about 10 minutes walk away. Extended parking is subject to availability, so please ask us to reserve a parking space for you in advance.

To inquire or book, please contact Val or Simon Broke-Smith ~ telephone +44 (0)1564 778649; or mobile +44 (0)7946 200740 or
email enquiries@heritagemews.co.uk

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Spring flowers in the pretty courtyard garden at Heritage Mews holiday cottage, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Spring in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare Country

Heritage Mews is two or three minutes' walk from Holy Trinity Church, one of England's most beautiful Parish churches situated on the banks of the River Avon and where you can visit Shakespeare's grave. From here you can walk into town and to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre along the delightful riverside footpath or enjoy peaceful walks out into adjacent open countryside. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the beautiful River Avon in a traditional Edwardian launch, or hire a rowing boat or self-drive motor boat to explore over 3 miles of peaceful river.

Falconry at Mary Arden's Farm
Falconry display at Mary Arden's Farm -
open from mid-March to November

Visit the five beautifully preserved Shakespeare Houses and Gardens in and around Stratford.

Enjoy Easter activities and events. See costumed actors perform excerpts from Shakespeare's plays at Shakespeare's Birthplace. Visit the newly developed site of New Place (Shakespeare's last home) and Hall's Croft in Old Town, the elegant Jacobean home of Shakespeare's daughter. Explore romantic Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery and enjoy the variety of spring flowers in the gardens.

Learn about Tudor rural life at Mary Arden’s Farm in Wilmcote, where Shakepeare's mother grew up. Explore nature trails, see rare breeds with their young and falconry displays.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Spring
Springtime at Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery -
open throughout the year.

National Trust houses and gardens - visit the many interesting National Trust properties near Stratford that are open in March and April.

  • Charlecote Park, between Stratford and Warwick on the banks of the River Avon: a superb Tudor house, gardens and landscaped 'Capability' Brown parkland with a herd of fallow deer. Grounds and outbuildings open 7 days; house open 6 days - closed Wednesday.
    Easter at Charlecote - 8 to 23 April 2017 and Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - 13 to 18 April 2017. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm.
    Spring has Sprung - 6 April 2017 11am to 1pm. A guided springtime walk with rangers to see how nature has transformed the park and gardens since the beginning of the year.

  • Baddesley Clinton, Lapworth, Warwickshire: a remarkable survival of a medieval timber-framed moated manor house and garden - see the 3 priest holes. Enjoy the wonderful displays of snowdrops in early spring. Enjoy a stroll round the gardens and lake. Open 7 days a week. April and Easter opening times - garden, restaurant and shop 9am to 5pm; house 11am to 5pm. Please note - you will only be able to visit Baddesley Clinton over the Easter weekend, Friday 14 to Monday 17 April, if you have pre-booked a ticket - available online.

  • Packwood House, Lapworth (close to Baddesley Clinton), An interesting restored Tudor house with park, lakeside walk, gardens and notable topiary. Barn Restaurant is open all day. Open 7 days a week in April / Easter 2017 - house and grounds open 11am to 5pm; cafe, park and shop open 9am to 5pm. Please note - you will only be able to visit Packwood over the Easter weekend, Friday 14 to Monday 17 April, if you have pre-booked a ticket - available online.

  • Coughton Court, near Alcester: an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful grounds - home to the Throckmorton family. Learn about its associations with the Gunpowder plot, priest holes and take in the views from the Tudor tower. House open 5 days a week in April, from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Easter weekend, 14 to 17 April, admission by bookable ticket only.
    The Daffodil Society National Show - 15 & 16 April 2017, 12.00 to 4pm, with hundreds of exhibits, new varieties, and experts on hand to answer questions. See the rare Throckmorton daffodils in bloom in the award-winning Throckmorton family gardens. Daffodil Society Show

  • Hidcote Manor Garden, near Chipping Campden: one of the country's great gardens created by Lawrence Johnston who was passionate about plants. The garden is divided into a series of 'outdoor rooms' each with its own character and vibrant with spring bulbs and flowers. Open 7 days a week in April - 1 to 7 April from 10am to 5pm; from 8 April open until 6pm.

  • Snowshill Manor, near Broadway: a Cotswold manor set in hillside gardens. Home to Charles Wade's spectacular collection of everyday and extraordinary objects, from tiny toys to suits of Samurai armour. Opens 7 days a week in April / Easter - house open 12noon to 5pm; garden, shop and tearoom open 11am to 5.30pm.

  • Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury, Warwickshire: from 25 March 2017 the National Trust will be presenting Upton House as it was in 1927 when Lord Bearsted bought the house 90 years ago to the day. Visitors will be invited to walk in Lord Bearsted's shoes and enter the house for a viewing with the land agent. Upton is open 6 days a week in April (closed Thursdays): house open 1pm to 5pm; garden open 11am to 5pm. 8 to 23 April 2017 - Upton Explorer Trail - follow the trail around the grounds and discover some of Upton's hidden secrets. 14 to 18 April 2017 - Cadbury Egg Hunt.

  • Farnborough Hall, near Banbury, Warwickshire: honey-coloured stone house with exquisite plasterwork, library treasures collected during the Grand tour. Fine landscaped gardens with panoramic views. A family home largely unaltered since the 18th century. Open Saturdays 2pm to 5.30pm in April.

See wonderful displays of spring bulbs at Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton-in-Marsh and Mill Dene Garden, Blockley, near Chipping Campden.

At Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, near Oxford (under one hour's drive), during Easter Weekend, 14 to 17 April 2017, there will be numerous family Easter activities, including a vintage fun fair in the Palace Pleasure Gardens as well as the permanent giant Marlborough Hedge Maze, Butterfly House and newly refurbished Adventure Playground.

Warwick Castle is open 10am to 6pm and Kenilworth Castle (English Heritage) April opening times to be announced.

Visit Compton Verney Art Gallery: the house, exhibitions and grounds are open from 18 March 2017, 10am to 5pm. Explore the beautiful grounds and see the 2017 opening exhibition Creating the Countryside.

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations ~ Saturday 22 April 2017
Don't miss the unique annual celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon marking the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. On Saturday 22 April there is a grand procession from Shakespeare's Birthplace to Holy Trinity Church to lay floral tributes on his grave, and street entertainment with strolling players, musicians and Morris Dancers. Details and times of individual events to be announced. The day will end with a free firework display at 10pm. On Sunday 23 April a Birthday Service is held in Holy Trinity Church, honouring Shakespeare. The Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates on 22 April with free activities and events, including Wondrous Strange, an acrobatic performance based on Shakespeare's plays, a Sonnet Ferry across the River Avon and theatre skills demonstrations, including stage fighting. RSC Birthday Celebrations.

Email: enquiries@heritagemews.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1564 778649; or mobile +44 (0)7946 200740

 

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