About this listing
7 minutes walk away from Shakespeare's Birthplace, the shops, and the theatres, this one bedroom flat is situated in a characterful Victorian building. Centrally heated and window-seated, there is one double bedroom and sofa bed in the sitting room.
The flat is in a Victorian pile that was converted in the 1970s. The house stands on land that used to belong to Shakespeare. It is painted pale blue and white throughout. The kitchen is very small but well equipped and I've produced many a happy meal there for friends. There is a Narnia wardrobe in the bedroom and a lovely deep bath (with a shower over it). There is wi-fi access, a cd-player (with a digital radio), but no television. The flat is on the first floor and there is no lift. There is good parking on the drive.
Plenty of off-road parking in the drive. You can park anywhere in front of the house but not in front of the three garages. Full access to the whole of the flat (except one storage cupboard).
Interaction with Guests
I live on the site, too, and if I'm around would like to say 'hello' but wouldn't expect to see you and would leave you to yourself.
I love its leafiness; the fact it's only 5 minutes walk away from 147 acres of common land with great views across the town and South Warwickshire; that it's quiet and you can hear the birdsong; the leisure centre with its gym and swimming pool is 5 minutes away, too.
Walking is recommended, though the road is on a main, local bus route. It's a 15 minute walk from the railway station and 10 minutes from the the main bus terminal.
Other Things to Note
There's a small file of information about the flat and the town in the flat for you. Bread, milk, cereal, tea, fresh coffee, butter, marmalade and jam, and fruit juice are left you for as many breakfasts as the supplies cover. There is one-off £30 charge for cleaning added to the cost.
No smoking (no, not even with a window open); no children under 12; no pets. You are welcome to read any of the books on the shelves, but do not take any of them with you. If you see one you can't live without, please ask me about it. Please leave things as you have found them (no washing up left and the bathroom tidy). Bed linen and towels are provided.
About the Host, Paul
I am a Shakespeare scholar, writer and teacher with a passion for theatre and music. My favourite places include Venice, Lindisfarne, and New York. I love prosecco and Italian food, long walks and running. I work full-time for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and in 2011 was ordained a priest in The Church of England. I help out St Andrew's Church, Shottery. @paul_edmondson (website hidden)