This accommodation offers either 1 double bed and 1 single bed or 3 single beds.
Located in the centre of the picturesque Warwickshire village of Brinklow, on the Fosse Way, Honeysuckle Cottage is a holiday cottage apartment approximately 200 years old, renovated in 1982 to a very nice standard. It is a cottage property with a modern feel, has an open beamed sitting room/kitchen diner, which also looks out to a conservatory to sit in, and a patio with peaceful countryside surroundings.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, bedroom one has a double bed and bedroom two has two single beds.
Bathroom with toilet and shower and heated towel rail.
Parking for one and also street parking.
Central heating, constant hot water and freeview TV
There is a fridge, microwave oven, toaster, & kettle. **There is no wifi available at the property.**
**There is no oven or hob, we do have a microwave oven**
**Entrance to property has a shared access solely with the owners, who need access to the rear of the property, and do not enter any of the rental area which is completely private to guests staying at Honeysuckle Cottage.**
**There is no oven or hob available.**
Only paying guests are allowed to stay or enter the property.
Honeysuckle Cottage is situated on the Fosse Way; with Brinklow Castle nearby, which is locally known as the Tump. Oxford Canal is close by for taking fantastic walks and is also near to Rugby Town (about 8 miles), birthplace of the game Rugby, at Rugby School.
You are also close to Coventry City (7 miles), Birmingham NEC, M6 and M69 links, close to Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford and the beautiful Warwickshire countryside ideal for taking long walks.
This is a vibrant village with lots of local amenities including three village pubs, a post office, newsagent, Chinese takeaway, Fish and Chip shop, hairdresser, local taxi service, and is also on a bus route.
Brinklow sits astride the former Roman Fosse Way and is most notable for the remains of a large Norman motte-and-bailey castle (Brinklow Castle, known locally as The Tump or the Big Hill), which is one of the largest and best preserved of its type in England. The castle is believed to be built on the site of an ancient burial mound or Roman signal station, although this has not been confirmed.
Brinklow is a picturesque village, and contains a 13th-century church, a primary school, and several shops and pubs. Brinklow was established as a market town during the Middle Ages, and was once considerably more important than it is today.
The Oxford Canal was authorised in 1769 and the section through Brinklow was completed in 1778. The original route of the canal crossed Broad Street (B4455) near the Church Rooms, circled through the playing fields to the west of the village before crossing the Lutterworth Road again at the north end of the village. This brought much trade and prosperity to Brinklow. However, by the late 1820s, the extravagant winding contour route of the Oxford canal had become outdated. It was said that boatmen with their horse-drawn boats could hear the sound of Brinklow church bells ringing for morning and then evening prayer on the same day!
To maintain its competitive edge much of the northern section of the canal between Braunston and its junction at Hawkesbury with the Coventry Canal was straightened with massive engineering works creating embankments and cuttings. This cut off nearly 14 miles of its length and much of the original course consequently became disused. Some of the loops remain at least in part such at the arm leading north from the boatyard at Stretton Stop. Although much of the original route has been abandoned it can still be traced and parts are still in water such as the stretch running west from the Rugby Road.
The village maintains its links with the canal through the thriving boatyard and boat hire company Rose Narrowboats at Stretton Stop to the north of the village. The boatyard was started in 1960 at the site of the old lengthmans cottage. The manager was Charles Haslam and he worked for the Maid Line Cruiser company from Thames Ditton, London. The house was renovated by a local building in 1960 but was never more than a very drafty pile with a very damp basement. The old outbuildings were renovated and turned into a small workshop and a waterfront office. The waterfront office was the gathering place for boat owners on a Sunday evening to sit and enjoy the summer air while sharing stories and the odd pint of beer from the (now closed) Railway Inn. In 1962 a slipway was dug and a large boatshed built to the north of the canal. Since the 1960s the boatyard has become a thriving source of income for the village.
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