View towards the property
Fishing available nearby
Cosy lounge
View towards the property
Enjoy deciding what to cook from the farm shop
1 / 8  View towards the property
2 / 8  Fishing available nearby
3 / 8  Kitchen
4 / 8  Cosy lounge
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7 / 8  View towards the property
8 / 8  Enjoy deciding what to cook from the farm shop

The Arbales

Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Peaceful farm cottage in a pretty riverside hamlet of thatched cottages
  • Idyllic location by the River Avon with private fishing rights and a nearly golfing range at Welford Golf Club.
  • Great rural location for keen walkers and cyclists in the heart of Shakespeare’s country
Property code: CC081

This luxury holiday cottage has all the makings for a relaxing break for two. Offering a treat with pretty fabrics and furnishings, original oak beams and gas fired burner to name a few.

The property lies on working farmland complete with farm shop selling fresh produce. Just half a mile away you will find good local shops and pubs in Welford-on-Avon. With the River Avon boarding the farmland, guests can benefit from private fishing rights or perhaps head to the nearby golfing range at Welford. For a relaxing day in the Cotswolds, the nearby beautiful Cotswold villages sit waiting to be discovered. Maybe enjoy a leisurely walk or hop on a bicycle to Shakespeare’s riverside town of Stratford-upon-Avon and ride along the towpath, stopping off for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink in one the many riverside pubs or cafes along the way. Whatever your interest, this is a superb location.


Arriving at the lovely farmhouse entrance door, you are invited into the hallway with downstairs WC, where you can conveniently store wet or muddy coats and wellies. Leading through to a beautiful spacious lounge/diner with beautiful high pitched ceilings, original oak beams and a prominent fireplace with gas-fired burner, inviting you to snuggle on the sofa by the fire with a captivating book or perhaps spoil yourself with a glass of wine or two. If you stay in for a meal, there is a fabulous fitted country kitchen with views out to the garden and bespoke oak cabinets that sit well with the oak dining table and chairs for two. Well-equipped including an electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and dishwasher to save washing the dishes. On the same floor, you will find a double bedroom with TV and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.


Heading outside, you will find a lovely courtyard garden with a BBQ and furniture to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed while you dine out enjoying the peaceful farmland surroundings. A great deal of attention has gone into the privacy and comfort of this property.


  • 1 bedrooms – 1 double
  • 1 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • SkyTV on request for additional payment
  • Electric and central heating and a gas-fired burner (coal-effect)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private courtyard garden with BBQ and furniture
  • Plenty of off-road parking (car recommended)
  • Local shops, pubs and post office just half a mile to a mile away
  • Bicycles and private fishing available on the farm
  • Fresh produce available at the nearby farm shop

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 23rd November 2019

Lovely cottage very clean and warm welcome. Well located. Had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Sally 31st August 2019

This is a small converted barn, it has everything you need. On arrival there were the small items that were very welcome e.g. milk, sugar, tea, all cleaning products including dishwasher tablets and washing powder and softner, the property was spotlessly clean. We had a very warm welcome from Richard the owner and he gave us many tips for walks. WeRead more would book this property again. Hide

Reviewed by Gwen 24th August 2019

Lovely relaxing holiday in comfortable surroundings. Ideal location just outside Stratford Upon Avon. Hosts Richard and Philippa are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Walks nearby. Perfect for a chill out or active holiday.

Reviewed by Steve 20th October 2018

A superb location on working farm so some noise expected.

Reviewed by William 15th September 2018

just for a great break owners are there for any help if you need it

Reviewed by Margaret 18th August 2018

This was the first time we had gone on a cottage holiday, and we enjoyed every minute, the cottage had every thing you could possibly want, owners very helpfull and the location was perfect,we will certainly go back

Reviewed by Roland 21st July 2018

Away from the hustle and bustle of Stratford for peace and tranquility and good neighbours and hosts, but close enough to reach the town easily - perfect!

Reviewed by John 14th July 2018

Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, Lovely location ,Lovely friendly owners and lovely weather. Fantastic.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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