Double ensuite room
with TV , tea/coffee, free WIFI, Hairdryer
Elegant Victorian house 5 minutes walk from the centre of Stratford & within 10 min's walk of the RSC Shakespeare theatres & all local attractions.
Our B&B is one of the most popular in Stratford upon Avon. A family run, four star guest house, we offer traditional B&B accommodation in a range of single, double, four-poster and family-sized rooms in a spacious Victorian period house. Just a short, safe walk from the RSC Royal Shakespeare Theatres and within easy reach of the train station, it's is the perfect B&B from which to enjoy your stay in Stratford upon Avon.
These are just some of the things we offer to make your stay special:
-four-star rated B&B
-full English breakfast included in room price (vegetarian and other alternatives provided)
-free off-road parking, entrance drive 2
houses to the left.
-2 x four-poster beds
-local restaurant discounts and 50% off vouchers for local attractions
-secure cycle storage
-10 minutes walk from rail station.
This is a family-run bed and breakfast, so you can expect someone to be on hand to help you make the most of your stay, whether it's recommending a place to eat or helping you find your way around Stratford.
Town has approx. 65 restaurants, bars, pubs.
Many 1600's Tudor buildings. Shakespeare buried in Church.
Great walks & cycling south into the Cotswold hills.
Weekly/ Monthly prices available
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to talk to our guests & assist with tourist information.
Stratford on Avon is a beautiful, small town. Easy to walk around. Safe & quiet at night.
within 5- 10 minutes walk of town centre.
Town tour bus stops across road.
Rail station 10 minutes walk.
Local bus stop 5 minutes walk.
Bike hire 5 minutes walk
I was made to feel very welcome throughout by Tim who is a natural host. All my requests were responded to and good advice re the following days activities.Virginia Lodge is ideally placed for visits to the theatre and the town centre. Car parking is available which is a cost saving. The room and bathroom were clean and warm and perfectly adequate for one person.
This is a full-on B&B, not someone's 2nd bedroom, so be prepared. Tim and his wife have converted a brick Victorian row house into their B&B. It's nestled between other conversions on its right and left as well as across the street; all B&Bs. Several on the Virginia Lodge side share parking behind their buildings, accessed by a narrow, brick-walled passageway. It looks daunting as you enter from the roadway but there was a full range of car sizes in the lot when we arrived, so we all made it.
The house layout seems common to most other B&Bs I walked by: a nice dining room in the front bay window room - probably originally the sitting room or parlor - with guest rooms upstairs. You choose from multiple types of included breakfasts by writing on the room list in the entry hallway. It's a good selection from full English to yogurt & granola. I tried meals at both ends of that spectrum and both were good. Of course a selection of teas, juices and French press coffee.
Our room was small but well appointed with the double bed, 2 chairs, a desk and a standalone Victorian style closet. It had a large window looking out to the backyard which let in a lot of light. I think upstairs rooms on the front of the building might get traffic noise but our 1st floor room [that's the 2nd floor for Americans] was very quiet, day & night. The en-suite bathroom was small but workable. The room contained a hot pot with teas, instant coffee, etc., and a flat screen TV [can't comment, we didn't use it]. The WiFi was strong but the ISP seemed a little flaky and internet connection could be slow.
Tim's running a business with guests coming and going. If you seem pretty competent, he'll leave you to it after a brief orientation. Check-in is available before 10am or after 3pm so time your arrival. He was very kind and attentive, though, when we needed help finding medical services in town.
Many/most of the Stratford-upon-Avon tourist sites are within 3-4 blocks of the Virginia Lodge - including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - an easy and interesting walk. Streets are well lit and many people were still out strolling when our RSC production ended at 10pm. There are 2 nearby laundromats, each about 3 blocks away in opposite directions. Be prepared to have coins or buy something at a nearby pub to get change.
We enjoyed our stay at the Virginia Lodge. It's close enough, but not too close to the tourist "action." There are pubs and take-away fish & chips places within a couple of blocks and, of course, many medium- and high-end restaurants from which to choose. We'd stay again if we returned to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Tim is a great guy, and Virginia Lodge is in the perfect position for the theatres and shops.
It is 10 minutes max walk to the theatres along pretty streets, and there is parking just at the rear of the property.
Tim takes time to greet his guests and find out about them, and shares his enthusiasm for the theatre. Really enjoyed talking to him.
The room was spacious and clean, with a handy en suite bathroom.
Tim was an excellent, friendly host and very helpful regarding what to see in the area. Virginia Lodge is very close to the centre of Stratford and I can recommend it.
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