Warwick is a town situated to the south of Coventry and Birmingham in the West Midlands area of England beside Royal Leamington Spa and is a beautiful place for a luxury cottage holiday. Warwick offers visitors the opportunity to visit architectural gems from medieval history as well as experience the lively vibrant life that the county town of Warwickshire now boasts. The area is brimming with exciting attractions, numerous places to eat and of course the popular and fascinating Warwick Castle, Britains Greatest Medieval Experience. Founded on the banks of the River Avon in 914 AD by Ethelfleda, sister of Edward the Elder, the town was used as a defence against Danish intruders because of its site positioned at the top of a small hill overlooking smaller riverside settlements. The medieval core of the town has not expanded because of the open spaces around it such as the grounds of the priory, St Nicholas Meadow and the River Avon. With a wealth of history and historical buildings, history lovers should love a luxury cottage holiday in Warwickshire.
Warwick has a growing reputation for its fantastic variety of cafes, restaurants and other such eateries. The market place is the heart of the town and home to many such restaurants and cafes. You can also find some wonderful restaurants and independent quirky shops on Smith Street. Some of the great restaurants you may wish to visit whilst on your luxury cottage holiday include Catalan, The Art Kitchen, Merchants and the Warwickshire Arms. After a morning exploring this wonderful town you may need to refuel and a local cream tea is the perfect late afternoon or morning snack, visit Thomas Oaken Tea rooms, Wylies Caf Tearooms, The Tuckery or Brethrens Kitchen. If however you would like to take advantage of your fabulous luxury kitchen in your wonderful accommodation then why not take a trip to Warwickshires Farmers Market and pick up a selection of fresh, locally produced ingredients to cook up a storm. Taking place every third Friday of the month and only selling produce from within 30 miles of Warwick you are bound to find some great foods to enjoy.
Once you have stocked up on your food for the week and got everything organised for your luxury self-catering stay, it's time to get out and about and explore the fabulous attractions and great places of interest throughout Warwick and the local area. As Warwick boasts such an interesting past it is definitely worth taking a visit to one of its brilliant historical attractions or architectural gems from the medieval period. Places such as the popular and famous Warwick Castle, where you can enjoy an exhilarating and interactive experience which is actually inspired by the hit BBC One family Drama, Merlin. Other examples of historic places to visit include the Collegiate Church of St Mary and St Johns Museum. In terms of attractions to suit a family outing there is the Pottery Paint Shop, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Warwickshire Museum, Kenilworth Castle and Hatton Farm Village. There are also plenty more exciting places that kids of all ages will enjoy in the surrounding areas of Warwickshire, in Coventry and Leamington Spa. For those visitors who enjoy the outdoors and appreciate nature you can also experience some beautiful gardens in Warwick, especially Hill Close Gardens and Ufton Fields Nature Reserve. You can also find Burton Dassett Country Park and Ryton Pools Country Park nearby.
If youre someone that appreciates the great outdoors but also wants to enjoy it then there are plenty of exciting activities for you to enjoy in the area and the surrounding countryside whilst on a luxury cottage break. Experience go- karting, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paint-balling and off- roading in Warwickshire. Also discover windsurfing, boating, climbing and Disc Golf. If some of those are too extreme then there is always the chance to go for an enjoyable stroll in the countryside, maybe following one of the multiple walks or trails in the area. You can also enjoy Warwickshire by bike and spend your days getting your blood pumping as you pedal around this wonderful county.
If having luxury self-catering accommodation just isnt enough when it comes to making great holiday memories then why not try some new and exciting luxury experiences such as taking a spectacular helicopter tour of Warwickshire, float above the county in your very own hot air balloon or enjoy a scenic pleasure craft flight through the Warwickshire skies. You could also enjoy a wonderful relaxing day at a local spa or spend a day trip at the Warwick Racecourse.
There are plenty of places to visit in and near Warwick. Some of these include, the Queens Own Hussars Museum, The Mill Garden, Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Charlecote House, Chesterton Windmill, Farnborough Hall, Hoar Park, Plantastia, Twycross Zoo and Coventry Cathedral. Whether you choose to stay in a luxurious chalet near Warwick or a self-catering town house in Warwick we trust that you will be charmed by what Warwick and nearby towns have to offer.