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United Kingdom, Stratford-upon-Avon Arden House

A home away from home, like staying in a friend’s beautiful, luxury town house

Arden House is a ten bedroom cosy town house, just a few minutes’ walk from big sister SLH property The Arden Hotel. Arden House is a world away from a ‘traditional’ hotel but provides an inviting and elegant sanctuary where you will be met with a warm welcome from the dedicated house hosts. Though town-based, a stay here feels much like a country escape with trees and gardens all around and the meandering River Avon running through the town.   more...

The bedrooms and bathrooms have been individually designed with beautifully crafted furniture and finishes which enhance the feeling of being a guest in a luxury home, not a hotel. This is the perfect spot for business or pleasure, be it a corporate catch up in a private and unique setting, a special birthday or even a wedding as Arden House is licensed for civil ceremonies. As well as breakfast being included in your package, the great British tradition of afternoon tea is served at 3 p.m. with sandwiches, cakes and treats on offer in the lounge, garden room or garden, as you prefer. Then there is what has become the other Arden House institution … Gin O’Clock, with Gin and Tonics served by your house host at 5 p.m. Not that we want to give the impression that it is all about eating, but ‘The Pantry’ is also stocked with soft drinks and snacks and is available all day and night.

The town is right on your doorstep with its boutique shopping, boating on the river or picnics in the park. Of course Stratford-upon-Avon will be forever linked with William Shakespeare and Arden House echoes this association with the property having been named after the forest hideaway in ‘As You Like It’. With the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre less than a third of a mile away, no stay here can be complete without experiencing a production there. If you are interested in this, please let the house host know in advance of your visit, so they can arrange tickets for you. For that special occasion, you can also stop at The Arden Hotel Champagne Bar for a pre-show glass.

 

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Sleeps
20
Price from
GBP 6,507 for 3 nights
Open Seasons
All year
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Location



In the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon,
26 miles from Birmingham
International Airport


Arden House, 58 Rother Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, CV37 6LT,
United Kingdom

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  • Best local fine dining restaurant – The Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel champions some of the finest artisan producers in Stratford and the bountiful countryside beyond http://www.theardenhotelstratford.com/food-at-arden/. Lambs is a consistently high standard restaurant, with exceptional food, fantastic wine list and impeccable service - the place to go for a special occasion www.lambsrestaurant.co.uk

  • Best casual restaurant – The Opposition Bistro (or The Oppo),.is a Stratford institution, having been open for over 20 years. The Oppo is known for excellent food with seasonal menus, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service www.theoppo.co.uk

  • Best restaurant for lunch – The Fourteas is a 1940’s themed Tea Room with a warm, friendly atmosphere and a focus on using locally sourced ingredients. They serve a wide selection of sandwiches, light lunches, scones and homemade cakes www.thefourteas.co.uk

  • Best patisserie – For a traditional option try Huffkins, independent bakers, with a huge assortment of very delicious, very naughty cakes and pastries, all cooked fresh daily www.huffkins.com. For a unique option try Hoorays Gelato Kitchen, an independent artisan shop, making their own gelato on-site with up to 38 flavours available daily, as well as a selection of sundaes, waffles and crepes www.hooraysgelato.com

  • Best place for a sundowner – The Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel has an 80 seater terrace and gardens overlooking Bancroft Gardens and the River Avon. Rooftop Restaurant @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre as the name suggests, is a restaurant and bar located on the top floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. It has stunning views over the River Avon and is the ideal place for a sunset cocktail www.rsc.org.uk/rooftop-restaurant

  • Best local bar – If you are attending a production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, then the Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel is directly opposite. If you prefer a more traditional pub, The Dirty Duck is a 15th century alehouse, world famous as being the place to go to hang out with actors performing at the RSC, as well as offering a range of local ales www.thedirtyduckalehouse.co.uk

  • Best place for a picnic – Theatre Gardens, directly opposite The Arden Hotel, overlooking the River Avon and next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

  • Notable local cultural events, festivals or celebrations – Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations – A unique event marking the birth of the world’s greatest playwright. The celebrations date back nearly 200 years and are held on the weekend closest to Shakespeare’s birthday on 23rd April. Starting with a parade through the streets of Stratford, followed by various free events such as street theatre, dance displays and music, a fireworks display on Saturday evening, then a procession through town on Sunday morning to Holy Trinity Church (where Shakespeare is buried), for a service dedicated to the life and works of the Bard.

  • Stratford River Festival – held on the first weekend of July, this annual event is centred around the beautiful River Avon which flows through the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. With live music at The Bandstand, fun family activities, an artisan craft market, food stalls, beautifully painted narrow boats moored on the river and a fireworks display in the evening http://www.stratforward.co.uk/events/stratford-river-festival/

    Stratford Food Festival – held at the end of September http://www.stratforward.co.uk/events/stratford-town-centre-food-festival

  • Must see – Shakespeare’s Birthplace, explore the house where Shakespeare was born and grew up, take a guided tour and hear tales of his family life and get up close to rare artefacts, with exciting workshops and exhibitions throughout the year.

  • Must do – Go to a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Seeing a performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays in his hometown is a truly unique experience. (Evening performances six nights a week, two matinee performances a week).

  • Must try – Boating on the River Avon. Take a rowing boat or motorboat from Bancroft gardens and drift down the river past the beautiful Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church.

  • Hidden secret – Take a guided tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, exploring the public and backstage areas, (daily, must be pre-booked). Or even take an After Dark Tour, which take place after the evening performances have finished and the theatre transforms from a hive of activity to a quiet and quite spooky building. Maybe you’ll see the famous Grey Lady? (Must be pre-booked).

  • Best time to visit for the weather – Late Spring, Summer (May – September)

  • Best time to visit to avoid the crowds – Autumn (September – October), or midweek during the spring / early summer (May – mid July).

Rooms

Cosy Room – there are seven of these – stylish rooms with a city view, a double bed and shower room with ESPA toiletries. The rooms have been individually designed and comprise high-quality features as standard including a smart TV, Apple TV, in-room safe, direct dial telephone, Nespresso machine, complimentary mineral water, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary WiFi. Room size 15 square metres.

Delightful Room – there are two of these – comfortable rooms offering a city view, a double bed and shower room with ESPA toiletries. The rooms have been individually designed and comprise high-quality features as standard including smart TV, Apple TV free in-room safe, direct dial telephone, complimentary mineral water, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary WiFi access. Room size 18 square metres.

Splendid Room – offers a city view, a King size bed, separate seating area and shower room with ESPA toiletries. The rooms have been individually designed and comprise high-quality features as standard including smart TV, Apple TV, in-room safe, direct dial telephone, complimentary mineral water, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary WiFi access. Room size 24 square metres.

Services & Facilities

Services

Services

  • Concierge service
  • Daily afternoon tea at 3 p.m.
  • Daily drinks with house host at 5 p.m.
  • House host
  • Housekeeping

Facilities

Facilities

  • Garden room
  • Lounge
  • Pantry stocked with soft drinks and snacks
  • Private garden
  • Resident’s bar