Ardencote: The perfect base to explore Warwickshire
Located on the Cumsey, a quiet road in the heart of South Warwickshire, Ardencote’s rural address is celebrated for being off the beaten track. However, do not be mistaken into thinking we are in some sleepy backwater where nothing much happens – surrounded by the glorious countryside and nestled within the 83 acre Estate and Golf Course, Ardencote is perfectly located to be the ideal base for sight-seeing, great views and we’re closer than you think to Warwicksire’s famous waterways.
Stratford-upon-Avon is the world-renowned destination for being the birthplace of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. With more than 800 years of history, Stratford is a market town that has a vast array of leisure options and shopping experiences. If you’re visiting, we recommend you check out Shakespeare’s Birthplace – The half-timbered Tudor family home dates back to 1564, and is open all year round. We also recommend you visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage – a beautiful thatched Farmhouse ½ mile from Stratford, in the village of Shottery. Bancroft Basin is another great location to check out whilst visiting Stratford. Located within Bancroft Gardens is in the heart of the town, overlooking the River Avon and the Marina. If you’re the adventurous type, you can rent yourself a boat from Avon Boating Boat Hire and explore the town by water.
We’re just 10-minutes down the road from Warwick, home to Britain’s Ultimate Castle: Warwick Castle. The picturesque market town is steeped in history. Once home to William the Conqueror, Warwick has retained its historic beauty with timber-framed buildings of 14th-century clustering the highstreet and West Gate. Whilst you wouldn’t want to miss a visit to the Castle, we also recommend you stop off at St Mary’s Church. Founded in 1123, it’s a wonderful place full of history and serenity. Climb up the 174ft tall tower for views across Warwick and beyond. Take a trip to Warwick Racecourse and soak in it’s historic charm and character. Races and events take place on weekdays and weekends, afternoons and evenings & is always a great day out. Warwick Races Race Schedule can be found here.
Like the sound of Warwick? We have the perfect leisure break for you with our Just the Two of Us Leisure Break – from only £93 per person, you can enjoy a 2-course dinner, use of all of our Leisure Facilities, an overnight stay, breakfast buffet and tickets to Warwick Castle!
Royal Leamington Spa
Renowned for its stunning White Regency architecture and gorgeous parks & gardens, Leamington Spa is an obvious choice when looking for destinations to visit around Warwickshire. Leamington’s popularity is largely due to the natural Spa Springs that were discovered and commercialised in the nineteenth century. In 1814, the Royal Pump Room was designed and built by C.S. Smith of Warwick. The Royal Pump Room can still be visited today, as they have been converted into an art gallery and interesting local history museum. Jephson Gardens is a beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa, just opposite The Royal Pump Rooms. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic. Featuring lots of colourful flower beds, interesting sculptures, play areas and perfectly manicured lawns to sit and relax.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of some of our favourite places to explore in Warwickshire. Looking to explore the midlands this Summer? Or looking for a perfect central meeting point to reconnect with old friends? Check out all of our 2021 Special Offers and build a package that’s perfect for you. If you’re visiting us this summer, be sure to tag us in your social media pictures!