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Destination guide

Charming retreat in Warwickshire holiday lettings

Warwickshire is the heart of Shakespeare’s England, filled with romantic Elizabethan love nests and motte-and-bailey forts. Whether you’re travelling with the family or enjoying the scenery on your own, you’ll find boundless opportunities in the charming region of Warwickshire. Holiday lettings put you in the heart of the landscape and all it has to offer.

History

Heritage sites near Warwickshire holiday homes

The fascinating history of Warwickshire can be seen in numerous heritage sites and museums throughout the area. Holiday homes put you within reach of such interesting attractions as the Church of the Holy Trinity, a medieval edifice that is the final resting place of Shakespeare, and Charlecote Park, a Tudor home with family portraits, Victorian furnishings and a landscaped deer park. Hall’s Croft, a Jacobean home that was once Shakespeare’s daughter’s house and now holds antique medical equipment, books and an herb garden, and the British Motor Museum, a museum with displays of antique cars and motoring artefacts, are also must-see historic attractions.

Things to do

Things to do near Warwickshire holiday homes

From Shakespearean heritage to medieval fortresses, Warwickshire has an array of fascinating locations to explore on your retreat. Holiday homes can be found near such locations as the Warwick Castle, an iconic clifftop fortress with vast gardens and woodlands, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace, a half-timbered shrine to the Bard with period furnishings and memorabilia. You could also visit the Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, a ruined castle with carved arbours, marble fountains and guided tours, and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, a wattle-and-daub cottage that was once the family home of Shakespeare’s wife.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Warwickshire

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Warwickshire a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • National Exhibition Centre (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Hatton Country World (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Stratford Butterfly Farm (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Widney Manor Golf Club (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Maxstoke Park Golf Club (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Pitcheroak Golf Course (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Warwickshire

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Warwickshire. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cannon Hill Park (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Charlecote Park (7.1 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Coombe Abbey Country Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Brueton Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Hillfield Park (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Warwickshire

Fly into Coventry (CVT), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Birmingham (BHX), which is 12.8 mi (20.6 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Warwick Station, Leamington Spa Station and Warwick Parkway Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How to get around

Transport to Warwickshire holiday cottages

Warwickshire is one of the most accessible locations in the United Kingdom. Right in the heart of the country, you can get to Warwickshire destinations by car, bus, coach, plane or train, all of which connect to other locations in the region. Upon arrival, bikes, hire cars and coaches are available to travel throughout town, though you may be able to walk to and from your holiday rental to nearby attractions.

Family friendly

Family activities near Warwickshire holiday homes

Warwickshire is a great destination for fun and educational experiences with children of all ages. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Stratford Butterfly Farm, a tropical greenhouse with thousands of butterflies and rare insects, and the Kingsburg Water Park, a vast country park with boating and fishing lakes and birdwatching opportunities. The MAD Museum, a mechanical art and design museum with exhibits of artwork created with handles, buttons, lights and sound effects, and the Midland Air Museum, a museum with a huge collection of aviation relics and artefacts, are also interesting places for kids.

Good for couples

Romance in Warwickshire holiday cottages

The Shakespearean culture and opulent architecture of Warwickshire make it an ideal destination for a couple’s retreat. Holiday cottages are available near such attractions as Shakespeare’s New Place, a museum in the 16th-century home of William Shakespeare with a vast Elizabethan garden, and the Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, an art collection within an 18th-century mansion on an expansive park. Stoneleigh Abbey Weddings and Country Park, a beautiful historic home with links to Jane Austen, and Hartshill Hayes Country Park, a tranquil woodland with walking trails through a lush landscape, are lovely places to explore with your loved one. You could also visit the Jephson Gardens, a quaint Victorian garden with exotic tropical plants, a glistening lake and live entertainment.

How many holiday rentals are available around Warwickshire?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,600 holiday lettings around Warwickshire. From 671 cabins to 671 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Warwickshire?

If you are wishing for a little break from the concrete jungle, listen up! Leave all the noisy traffic behind and wake up to the soothing sounds of the countryside. HomeAway has 343 rural holiday rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you might like to try another style of setting. HomeAway has tons of options to select from, including:

  • 215 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 106 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 55 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Warwickshire in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a break with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always loads of fun being in a brand new place together! And the good news is that HomeAway has places to suit. Why not check out the 91 apartment holiday rentals featured here? They're the top choice for big groups of travellers. The lodging options that are perfect for large numbers around here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 272 rental accommodation appropriate for that size. Book a night for as little as £65.
  • Require a place for 5 guests? We have 141 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £74 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 104 accommodation for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £80 a night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you arrange your Warwickshire holiday with us!