Converted Stable in Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire, England - Secluded, Rural Location Next To The Oxford Canal
About Nigel Wood
The owner Nigel is a canal enthusiast which led him to the property in the first place. Keen on all things steam, he occasionally crews on the Steam narrow Boat President on her trips away from the black country museum. Other interests include cycling and motorcycling. Napton is a great base for doing both
Why Nigel Wood chose Napton on the Hill
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great canalside escape
This is a lovely little property at the end of the village next to a canal with a pub next door. Secluded and private but not in the middle of nowhere. It was lovely waking up to sparrows and sheep every day.
The owners are lovely and solved a problem we had very quickly on the first day.
The cottage is well appointed with everything you might need, the log burner is a great addition and the TV is a good size for a holiday home.
With stone floors throughout you might need to remember your slippers if you're not used to walking on hard floors.
The Folly, next door, is a lovely canal pub, with good pub grub and local (made less than a mile away) cider. In the village the Post Office is a great place for hot and cold food and general supplies.
I love coming and staying here, it is so relaxing, just what I need every now and again. Thank you Nigel, hope to see you soon.
Picturesque setting, Charming cottage, a real retreat for a relaxing stay....
Everything you could ask for from a weekend cottage. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable living area, beautiful bedroom with an exceptionally comfy double bed and amazing wardrobe space, a modern well equipped bathroom with an abundance of clean towels and excellent shower. The court yard is a real private sun trap with garden furniture but best of all is it’s location with beautiful quiet countryside and it’s picturesque canal right outside the front door. It is a perfect retreat for rest and recuperation......with and amazing Pub and shop steps away which are all equally as dog friendly as the accommodation....definitely be back!
We had a wonderful holiday in Nigel's lovely cottage.
The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The garden met the canal tow path. We spent hours watching the narrow boats pass through the locks. There is a nice traditional pub a stone's throw away (booking is a must) and a breakfast at the Post Office is also recommended. Nigel gave us some good tips on places to visit. Thank you Nigel for the bottle of wine on our arrival it was a nice touch.
Terry and Clare
Exactly right for our needs.
Home from home
Second year we have booked to stay here as a base while we are exhibiting at Crufts which speaks for itself, absolutely beautiful location, quiet and relaxing, lovely well equipped cottage. Nigel ensures everything needed is on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Again the weather was mostly typical for early March, wet, windy & cold and we really did appreciated the under floor heating and the supply of logs for the fire.
Last year I said we needed to book an extra day so we could spend more time enjoying the canal walks and visiting the local shop to sample some of the local delights, we did manage to get to the local shop which has everything you could possibly need, including some very nice local jams, everyone was very friendly, polite & curious about our Dutch Barge dogs. Our youngest of which, seems to instinctively know her original heritage and spent as much time as she could, watching the canal. I on the other hand seemed to loose time just watching the sheep and lambs from the doorway or patio when the sun did decide to shine.
The only downside to this beautiful cottage & surrounding area, is we don't want to come home. Thank you Nigel, hope to see you & your lovely cottage again very soon.
Thanks Sharon for taking the time to write your lovely review. As you say, a return visit speaks volumes. I am pleased that everything was OK for you.
Sorry about the weather but it sounds like you were all cosy. I've been busy chopping logs for the woodburner. Hopefully they won't be used until Autumn.
The lambs that you were watching have now reached their "teenage" stage and seem to love charging around the field in gangs with the occasional head butting contest thrown in.
Hope your smashing dogs enjoyed Crufts and possibly came away with an award.
Look forward to meeting you all again on your next visit.
M1 Junction 17 12.3 miles.
M40 Junction 12 11 miles.
Leamington Spa Station 8 Miles (Chiltern Trains, Cross Country Trains)
Rugby Station (Virgin main line to London, National Exhibition Centre,Birmingham Airport) 13 Miles
Napton on the Hill village is approx 1/2 mile away.
National trust; Farnborough Hall (7.4 miles), Canons Ashby (9.6 miles), Upton House and Gardens (10.8 miles), Charlecote Park (12.5 miles)
Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon (12 miles)
Coventry Cathedral (18 miles)
Stratford on Avon (23 miles)
Stoke Bruerne Canal museum (25 miles)
Folly Inn - 100 metres, traditonal canalside pub - log fires, candles, hearty food
Post office and general shop in village.
Kings Head - 1 mile, Restaurant style pub.
Southam, 4 miles, Tesco, fuel, banks, takeaways
Daventry, 10 miles, Waitrose, Aldi, Tesco, fuel, banks, takeaways