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Monk's Barn Farm
Reviewed 21 May 2009

Situated not far from Stratford Upon Avon town centre in a lovely countryside setting. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, we were in the annex and had been perfectly placed with adjoining rooms. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival, just as we were every morning at breakfast - which was also very tasty! We had a lively 2 year old with us and she also was made to feel welcome and not frowned upon for being herself! I would certainly recommend this B &B to anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing break and still being close enough to enjoy all that Stratford has to offer; I will certainly be returning myself.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2008

This is a lovely B&B on a farm 2 miles south of Stratford. It has fantastic views across the valley, comfortable accommodation and excellent service and breakfast.

We had the two self-contained rooms in the annexe - a double and twin. Both were a decent size and had en suite bathrooms. The rooms are fairly modern in their decor and very handy for families (we had the kids in one room and adults in the other).

The farmhouse has a lovely garden, which is available to guests and has a flock of sheep that graze in the fields next door.

The main reason to stay here is the location - it's a five minute drive into Stratford, 20 minutes to Warwick and has some beautiful secnery around it.

There's a nice walk down across the fields and along the river in the valley which brings you into a pretty village with a decent pub - on a warm summer evening it's the epitome of the English countryside!

We also found an excellent pub 10 minutes drive from there in a tiny hamlet called Lowsonford. The pub (Le Fleur de Lys) is next to the canal and has a waterside garden, good beer and nice, well-priced food-the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.

If you have kids, I'd also recommend Warwick Castle nearby and Drayton Manor theme park (30mins drive).

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2008

About an hours drive NW from London is the beautifull town of Stratford Upon Avon. This is Shakespear land & also home to one of the nicest Castle's , Warwick Castle.
About 2 miles out of town is "Monks Barn Farm" B&B. This is a charming B&B in a lovley quiet country setting. Exquisit rooms & Gourmet cooking. Rita the owner is a excellent host & will do anything for to make your stay more enjoyable. For example, she gave me a power adapter to charge our cellphones when mine did not work. She would not accept any money, however I did compensate her for it.
There are 2 smaller rooms in the main house & 3 larger rooms in a cottage next door. There are also numerous camp sights for Campers or "Caravans" as the British say.
We payed 48 pounds per night per couple including a full Gourmet breakfast, an excellent value. Many nice quaint Pubs in the area for dinner. I would give this B&B a 5* rating.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2008

Wow - if you are looking to stay in a B&B Stratford-upon-Avon this place is a must!

We had not booked anything prior to arriving there for a weekend so dropped into and called about 10 other places but nothing really appealed to us - we seemed to be just making compromises at every turn on what we had hoped for.

Then we came upon Monks Barn which was just perfect in every way!
The quaint cotttage surrounded by a working farm is a fantastic setting.

The owner; Rita quite obviously takes immense pride in what she does, the rooms/property and her level of service and she has a genuine care and interest in her guests - something you rarely find (or certainly we didnt seem to in Stratford)

This combined with a fantastic breakfast, with a huge selection of choices including some local produce just made the whole experience so memorable which is what you would want to match the beautiful township of stratford that you are visiting.

In addition Monks Barn was actaully the best value for money compared with others in the area - very reasonable and in hindsigt we would have paid more for what we received!

One of the best B& B experiences we have had in UK, and we have had many, so if you are staying in Stratford you will not need to look any further.

Please enjoy and say Hi to Rita, we will certainly hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2007

A working farm, a Bed and Breakfast. Mrs Meadows was very helpuk on where to eat. Good breakfast. Nice quiet location- we had a room in the annex. It was small but clean. We would stay again

Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2014
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Address: Monks Barn Farm Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Stratford-upon-Avon
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Ranked #8 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Stratford-upon-Avon
Number of rooms: 6

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