This was my first stay here and my first in a Wolsey Lodge. It won't be my last at either.
Austons Down is a refreshing change from the corporate bed factories in Warwick and Stratford. I stayed here because the bed factories were full and I'm so glad that I did. Like so many of my business trips my big regret is that yet again I got to stay in such a superb hotel without my wife.
The house is impressive. The welcome is warm (but the tea on arrival is hot!) The rooms are comfortable and well furnished, with a bed that I could have spent many more hours asleep in if my schedule had allowed. The bathroom was excellent - large, light and with a wet room-style shower. If I have any criticism at all it is that the shower needs a bit more pressure, but given that this is a private house not a purpose-built hotel you can forgive that very small niggle.
Breakfast was superb and my poached eggs, which I always use as a benchmark for hotel comparison, were perfectly cooked.
I look forward to going back, perhaps with my wife next time...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Austons Down Bed and Breakfast is a modern Queen Anne style family home set in 100 acres of the Arden special landscape area.Situated 25 minutes from NEC and 10 minutes each from Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon and historic Warwick the accommodation is ideal for visitors to the Midlands area of UK.National Trust members will find many historic houses in close proximity and Nasby, Edgehill and Bosworth battlefields are within reachThere are many beautiful walks just a step from the front door, whilst Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle and NEC are only a short drive away. Visitors can walk around the farm and inspect the flock of Jacobs Sheep, horses and chickens in the pasture surrounding the house.Classic car enthusiasts will find a warm welcome and easy access to Gaydon Heritage centre, National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Motor Museum and Stratford Armouries.Available for the business traveler as well as the holiday visitor Austons Down B&B offers a warm welcome in a relaxed family home that has been awarded a Silver Accolade from Visit Britain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Austons Down Warwickshire/Claverdon