Gatehouse Croft

Polesworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 27120)

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Polesworth Abbey

Situated in the centre of the large village of Polesworth in North Warwickshire, and close to the borders of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire, these two Polesworth cottages are located in the medieval gatehouse at the entrance to Polesworth Abbey which dates back to the 9th century. These delightful Polesworth cottages have been lovingly restored to their original use and are uniquely furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm. Both of these Polesworth Abbey holiday homes boast many pieces of antique furniture that is in keeping with the age of the cottages. Positioned on the edge of the abbey grounds, itself a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and close to the River Anker, guests are invited to visit the original porter's office and his family's meagre living quarters to learn about its connection with William Shakespeare who, it is believed, was educated here. It provides a fascinating insight into what life was like at the abbey over the years. Guests are also invited to enjoy walks around the abbey grounds. The village of Polesworth boasts many amenities including pubs, a village shop and a Post Office, as well as offering a Heritage Centre, Poetry Trail and lovely walks and cycle paths. The area surrounding these two cottages in Polesworth offers many activities including, horseback riding and fishing, good golf courses including The Belfry, water parks and theme parks. Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick with its magnificent castle are both within easy reach. A fantastic location for a memorable holiday at these two cottages in Polesworth.

The property

Gatehouse Croft is set over three floors and forms the larger side of the ancient Abbey gatehouse and can sleep four people.

This Polesworth cottage has a first floor half tester double bedroom with a reading area and an en-suite shower room, a second floor twin bedroom, a first floor bathroom, a ground floor basin and WC, a kitchen, a utility room and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburner.

Outside there is off road parking for two cars and a lawned garden with patio and furniture.

Gatehouse Croft is a wonderful base for your relaxing holiday.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x half tester double with reading area and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in sitting room and woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and folding bed on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is a pub and social club across the road and some noise may be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

POLESWORTH

Atherstone 3 miles; Tamworth 4.5 miles; Lichfield 9 miles; Market Bosworth 10 miles.

Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.

The town of Tamworth is a large market town which takes its name from the River Tame which flows through the town, along with the River Anker. Tamworth is home to both Tamworth Castle and the Moat House, two wonderful, historic buildings. The town is also home to the Snowdome, a full-sized indoor ski slope with real-snow and Drayton Manor Theme Park is not far away, providing a fun-filled day out for everyone.