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Kerns Cottage


Kerns Cottage (sleeps 4)


Award-winning Stratford-upon-Avon holiday cottage, situated just off Great William Street, a stones-throw from Shakespeare's Birthplace and only a few minutes walk from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre

Stratford-upon-Avon Holiday Cottage Beautiful 'Kerns Cottage', is a lovely, light and welcoming recently refurbished 2 bedroom self-catering holiday cottage with private parking in a fantastic location. Very quietly, yet conveniently situated, the pet-friendly self-catering cottage lies beside the tranquil Stratford canal, yet is only a few minutes walk from central Stratford-upon-Avon and its many attractions.

At a glance....

  • Quietly and discretely located, yet just minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre
  • Versatile family-friendly accommodation - Bedroom 2 with zip and link king bed 
  • Private patio suntrap garden and rear courtyard
  • Pet-friendly with beautiful canal towpath walks into Stratford town centre
  • Outstanding Kerns Cottage has received a prestigious Traveller Award for both 2022 and 2023
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Within easy walking distance of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare's Birthplace,  Stratford Butterfly Farm, The MAD Museum and many more town attractions
  • A short drive from Warwick, Kenilworth, Alcester, Henley-in-Arden, Leamington Spa, The Cotswolds and HUNDREDS of visitor attractions!

Situated just off Great William Street, a stones-throw from Shakespeare's Birthplace and only a few minutes walk from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, (with the added option of taking the lovely short canal towpath route to town) the cottage is in a brilliant location for exploring family-friendly Stratford's many attractions, including the Shakespeare Houses, Butterfly Farm and quirky MAD (Mechanically Aided Design) Museum to name but a few! Many more places to visit including Warwick Castle, Mary Arden's Farm, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton, Compton Verney, Kenilworth Castle and The British Motor Museum are a short drive away.

This charming property is ideal for a family or small group of friends, offering flexible sleeping accommodation. The ground floor features a welcoming lounge with wooden floor, Smart TV and comfortable sofa and arm chairs. A kitchen diner has table seating for 4. There is a useful second WC on the ground floor and a spacious cloakroom cupboard. The cottage's well equipped kitchen has plenty of cupboard and worktop space, with electric hob & oven, microwave and full size fridge freezer.

Upstairs are two good sized bedrooms. The master bedroom features a double bed, chest of drawers and plenty of hanging space. The second bedroom which overlooks the canal, has a zip & link king sized bed, which can be separated to form two single beds if required and a tall wardrobe. A family sized bathroom with both bath and shower over completes the lovely accommodation.

To the front of the property is a secluded, secure cottage garden with meandering path and outdoor seating and there is also a small fenced rear courtyard. A travel cot and high chair are available for younger guests if required. The cottage has its own private parking, with tandem spaces for 2 vehicles.


Just a short walk from Kerns Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon town attractions include Halls Croft, Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Shakespeare's Birthplace, the MAD Museum, Stratford Butterfly Farm and the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Theatre.

There is an excellent selection of shops, including many unique independent stores and a great choice of places to eat and drink. The town hosts regular Farmers Markets in Rother Street and Craft Markets along the rivers edge.

Many of Warwickshire's best attractions are within a 15-20 minute drive of the cottage including Mary Arden's Farm, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Warwick Castle, Ragley Hall, Kenilworth Castle, Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House and Coughton Court (to name but a few) The beautiful Cotswolds are also very accessible.

Why not check out our lists of things to see and do during your visit:


Availability & Bookings

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Mr & Mrs Street, Mansfield, Notts

Guest comment left in Kerns Cottage's Visitor Book

We had a really lovely stay - the cottage suited our needs perfectly! Very central to town, with great walks along the canal - we will definitely return.

Happy Guests & Pets, Reading

We have had the most wonderful week and even the weather has been kind. The cottage was perfect, Stratford and the surrounding area is packed with lots to do and we had some lovely walks along the canal towpath to Wilmcote for lunch. We will definitely be making a return trip!

Natalie, Todd, Noah, Arlo + pets Prim & Mack, Barnsley

Comment left in Kerns Cottage's Visitor Book

We stayed at Kerns Cottage for a week and loved every minute. The house is so well cared for, clean, and well equipped. The location is perfect for exploring all that Stratford has to offer - we would especially recommend Tudor World, Magic Alley, and the Butterfly Farm. Every pub/restaurant we visited was dog friendly with lovely service. By the end of our week coming back to Kerns after days out felt like coming home. If we visit Stratford again then we won't hesitate to book here - thanks so much!

Carol Ann & Robert Williams + Mr Spike, Carmarthenshire

Guest review on TripAdvisor

We would have stayed another week at Kerns Cottage, had we had the time! We were delighted with the cottage. The layout and decor were brilliant and everything was clean and well cared for. Could not believe how central it was and yet so quiet. The Canal walk was a bonus for my husband and Mr. Spike who walked it every morning. It was so nice to be able to relax in the lounge after a hard day of sightseeing or shopping. The courtyard garden was a lovely sun trap and we sat out and relaxed there with our coffee on a few occasions. A bonus was on-site parking and everything felt so safe. The staff at Exclusively Warwickshire were efficient and helpful as was the owner. We would not hesitate in staying again when we are in the area.
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