Bed and breakfast The Old Kiln House
The Old Kiln House, 8 West Street, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4HD, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.8/10! (score from 100 reviews)
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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.
Languages spoken: English
Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
What's nearby *
Brailes Golf Club3.3 miles
Hidcote Manor Garden6 miles
Weston Park8.3 miles
Stratford Racecourse9.3 miles
Broadway Tower9.4 miles
Royal Shakespeare Company9.4 miles
Royal Shakespeare Theatre9.5 miles
Swan Theatre9.5 miles
Shakespeare Institute - University of Birmingham9.5 miles
Stratford-on-Avon District Council9.5 miles
Closest airports *
Gloucestershire Airport25.8 miles
Birmingham Airport27.4 miles
London Luton Airport54.4 miles
Most popular landmarks *
Walton Hall9.6 miles
Warwick Castle15.1 miles
Coughton Court16.6 miles
Blenheim Palace18.9 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Outdoor furniture
Pets are not allowed.
Food & Drink
- Chocolate or cookies
- Bottle of water
- Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
- Accessible parking
- Street parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Private check-in/check-out
- Luggage storage
- Packed lunches
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- Smoke alarms
- Adult only
- Non-smoking throughout
- Soundproof rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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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
Children are not allowed.
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
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.