Stratford upon Avon Town

Famous for being the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford combines all the history and charm with modern amenities and shops. Town properties are ever in demand, and the popular Old Town is where that history can really be seen.

Our favourite highlights: The café culture within the town centre. The river Avon and adjacent recreational grounds. The Theatres with a wide variety of productions – it’s not all Shakespeare, you know! Sporting facilities, there really is something for everyone in and around the town.

Our favourite food: The Encore, The One Elm, The Vintner, Lambs, Carluccio’s – frankly, the choice is wide and varied. For afternoon tea or coffee - The Four Teas, Hobsons Patisserie or Vesuvio Caffe are all hugely popular.

Some good schools: Three of Stratford’s schools were in the top 100 state schools in the country, KES, Stratford Grammar and Stratford Primary School (which came 37th). Broad Street is hugely popular locally as is St Gregorys and Shottery.

Transport: Train stations means easy links across the country, as well as coach services and easy access to all the surrounding main road links.

Stratford upon Avon North

Stratford North encompasses some lovely villages including Snitterfield, Norton Lindsey, Langley, Wilmcote, Aston Cantlow, Claverdon, Wootton Wawen, Wolverton and Great Alne and have quick and easy access to Henley in Arden, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Alcester.

Set in the Warwickshire countryside these villages have lots to offer including a strong sense of community and a variety of housing which is surrounded by beautiful countryside. In the larger villages there is the local shop to go and get a pint of milk or a newspaper.

Our favourite highlights: Ardencote Country Club, Yew Tree Farm Craft Shopping Centre at Wootton Wawen.

Our favourite food: The Crab Mill at Preston Bagot, The Red Lion at Claverdon, The King’s Head at Aston Cantlow.

Some good schools: Snitterfield Primary School, Wootton Wawen Primary School, as well as Claverdon and Great Alne Primary Schools.

Transport: The area is well served with good transport links and many villages have railway stations which allow access into Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon and London. There is also good road access to the motorway network via the M40 and M42, A3400 and A46.

Stratford upon Avon East

With the popular villages of Loxley, Alveston, Hampton Lucy, Charlecote, Barford, Moreton Morrell, Wellesbourne and Combrook in this area, it’s very desirable with buyers, particularly as there is easy access to both the Fosse Way and M40. Nearest towns are Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa or Banbury.

Our favourite highlights: Historical properties nearby include Charlecote Park and Compton Verney House. Moreton Morrell has an Agricultural College. Barford has a wonderful community run village shop.

Our favourite food: The Baraset Barn at Alveston provides great food and a lovely atmosphere. Aladdins, in Tiddington is a fabulous Indian restaurant. There is an artisan bakery, Knead It in Tiddington. Wendy O’Hare Skincare is also in Tiddington, with visitors from far and wide.

Some good schools: The Croft School is a very highly respected private school in the area. Highly recommended state primary schools are at Alveston, Barford, Loxley, Moreton Morrell and Wellesbourne.

Transport: The Fosse Way provides easy links down to the Costwolds and the south and Leicestershire to the north, as well as the M40 being within easy reach.

Stratford upon Avon West

This area brings you closer to Alcester, Bidford on Avon and Evesham giving you a choice of areas for your local amenities. Welford on Avon is a very popular village, as are the Graftons, Exhall, Wixford, Broom, Dorsington, Pebworth and the Littletons. Our favourite highlights: Hillers Garden Centre and Shop near Alcester. Ragley Estate Meats sell lots of produce from the Ragley Estate and surrounding local farms. Welford has a fabulous pre-loved, designer clothes shop The Wardrobe – well worth a visit.

Our favourite food: The Fish at Wixford, The Golden Cross at Ardens Grafton and either The Four Alls or The Bell at Welford are all popular choices with our team.

Some good schools: In this area include Haselor, Welford on Avon and Bidford on Avon, as well as Alcester is very popular for the Grammar School and Catholic school for secondary education.

Transport: The A46 is a key road in this area heading both west and south towards the A44 and M5.

Stratford upon Avon South

This area sits between Stratford upon Avon and towards Shipston on Stour the benefits of being close to Stratford town whilst enabling you to be within easy distance of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Some of the most popular villages in this area are Clifford Chambers, Atherstone on Stour, Wimpstone, Preston on Stour, Long Marston, the Quintons, Broad Marston, Honeybourne, Armscote, Alderminster, Ettington, Newbold on Stour, Halford and Pillerton Priors.

Our favourite highlights: There is a great farm shop just on the B4632 after the turn for Upper Quinton, also Talton Mill Farm shop just off the A3400. The Antiques Barn at Long Marston is very popular for shopping.

Our favourite food: The Bell at Alderminster does really great food as does The Fuzzy Duck at Armscote. The College Arms at Lower Quinton is very popular too. Ettington Park Hotel, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion is great for Sunday lunch or afternoon tea! Some good schools: In this area include Quinton, Ettington and Honeybourne.

Transport: The Fosse Way is within easy reach and there is a main line train station in Honeybourne, Moreton in Marsh or Banbury.

North Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are always popular and as demand grows there is an increase in lovely village pubs, farm shops and independent boutiques.

Our favourite highlights: Historic attractions come in their droves with Hidcote – National Trust House and Gardens near Chipping Campden a highlight. Mickleton is a lovely character village as is Broadway. Moreton in Marsh and Shipston-on-Stour are pretty market towns with all the essential facilities.

Our favourite food: The Kings Hotel and Cotswold House Hotel in Chipping Campden are lovely, as are, The Swan Inn, Moreton in Marsh and Dormy House, Broadway.

Some great schools: Chipping Campden School, Shipston High School, Acorns Primary School, Ilmington CofE School and Shipston on Stour Primary School, Kitebrook (prep) near Moreton in Marsh and then the public schools at Bloxham, including Tudor Hall for girls.

Transport: Trains can be taken from Moreton in Marsh and Kingham stations and the Fosse Way provide links up and down the country.