Between the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, The Old Kiln House offers luxury accommodation and high-quality breakfasts. Spacious and well-appointed rooms have free parking and WiFi access.

With garden views, the individually designed rooms have a flat-screen TV, seating area and tea and coffee facilities with biscuits and fresh milk. All have an en suite shower room with luxury towels, bathrobes and Bulgari toiletries.

Full English breakfast at The Old Kiln House features locally sourced bacon and sausages, artisan bread and free-range eggs. In summer you can enjoy your breakfast in the garden, or in the winter by a warming wood-burning stove.

Shipston-on-Stour is a 15-minute drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, and Cotswolds towns including Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are within a similar distance. Oxford and Cheltenham are within 50 minutes’ drive of this south Warwickshire market town.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Old Kiln House has been welcoming guests since 19 Jun 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Are there any nice restaurants/ country pubs within walking distance? Also, are the dates transferable if I was to become unwell prior to booking date
    Many thanks for your enquiry and we have a lovely choice of restaurants and pubs all of which are within a very short walking distance. The dates are transferable should your circumstances change. Please refer to for info.
    Answered on 25 July 2021
  • Can you tell me if there is parking for guests
    There is free parking for guests.
    Answered on 7 April 2021
  • How many flights of stairs are there?
    There is one flight of stairs to the King Room. Kind regards Bridget
    Answered on 8 August 2021

Hosted by Bridget Green

Host review score

Bridget Green
The Old Kiln House is a fascinating building over 300 years old. The oldest part of the house was built in 1750 and in the 19th century was extended adding some Georgian features. We have not changed any of the original features so for example the Avalon room still has the original 300 year old flagstone floor complete with ammonite fossils in certain areas. The Westminster room also has some beautiful beams which appear to have been recycled from a ship and make a splendid feature in the room. The house also has some beautiful exposed stone and brick in parts of the house. We also have a beautiful courtyard garden which is lovely in all seasons and has a section with a fountain which catches the sun in late afternoon. Perfect for sundowners!
I was brought up in Sussex on the South Coast of the UK and studied geology at Kingston University. For many years we lived in Wimbledon and I worked in the corporate sector as an Operations Director for a FTSE 100 company. My life consisted of commuting up and down the country and was exhausting. When our daughter left for university we decided to make a major change in our lives. We have always loved the Cotswolds so we jumped in and opened The Old Kiln House Luxury B&B and have loved every minute of it. One of the best parts of this job is meeting all of our lovely guests who come to this beautiful area from all around the world.
We are located in a hidden section of Shipston that is quiet and private. However we are only a two minute walk from the town centre which contains several restaurants, pubs and some very interesting shops. Shipston is a market town which used to be a key place in the sheep based economy. The name Shipston comes from the Old English Scepwaeisctune which means Sheep-wash-Town. Hence there are several very narrow alleys between the streets whish were used to count the sheep on their way to market or on their way to be washed.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of The Old Kiln House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Packed lunches
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Old Kiln House takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 18:30


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Old Kiln House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform The Old Kiln House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Old Kiln House

  • The Old Kiln House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at The Old Kiln House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet
      • À la carte

    • The Old Kiln House is 0.9 miles from the centre of Shipston on Stour.

    • The prices at The Old Kiln House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at The Old Kiln House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at The Old Kiln House include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double