A refuge from the stresses of modern life, Lantern Cottage, which was showcased in the November 2009 issue of Period House and featured in Warwickshire Life
Lantern Cottage, will take you back in time to the cosiness of an open fire, exposed beams, antiques and curtains drawn against the cold - but with 21st century amenities.
On summer days, you can sunbathe in our pretty walled garden or eat on the patio as the fountain plays near by. For theatre lovers, it's just a 15-minute drive to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, where you can also visit buildings going back to Shakespeare's time and earlier.
Not only that, there are river trips, a Picture House, pubs and restaurants for all budgets and plenty to attract shoppers. Outdoor types can walk straight on to a public footpath, leading to the Avon, with a lock and narrow boats one way, and fields leading to Bidford and its shops the other. Excellent fishing right along this stretch of the Avon is available for Birmingham Anglers Association members - just two minutes' walk away.
The whole area is a network of footpaths, lovely, varied scenery and an abundance of pubs. Welford-on-Avon Golf Course, Bidford Gliding and Sudeley Castle are just minutes away, as are National Trust (and other) properties. If you prefer to cycle to any of these, you can hire a bike from Stratford Bikes.