Resting amid 11 acres of landscaped grounds, the four-star Ettington Chase Hotel brings guests close to the Bard of Avon’s birthplace. Neighboured by the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire, the area invites travellers to explore the old England world, with attractions such as the Warwick Castle, only a 20-minute drive away.
Visitors are invited to spacious en suite rooms decorated with colourful bedding and kitted out with LCD TVs.
The on-site restaurant offers a seasonal menu filled with dishes made of fresh locally sourced produce. With a wide range of fine wines, the hotel bar provides a more informal setting for travellers to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink and a light snack or a gourmet burger.
Relaxing moments may be spent at the on-site leisure club boasting a large indoor swimming pool and a sauna, while those who want to stay active can do so at the tennis court or in the air-conditioned gym.
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Visitors may catch a show at the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, or delve into the playwright’s past with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the thatched-roof farmhouse of Shakespeare’s parents-in-law with romantic grounds and gardens.
Guests may travel through the historic market town, passing Shakespeare’s resting place and a 15th-century bridge along the way. They may discover Hall’s Croft, the home of the bard’s eldest daughter, and marvel at the 17th architecture and walled rose garden. Also, travellers may potter along one of the many charming lanes, such as Henley Street, one of the town’s oldest thoroughfares.