Our Rooms

Larkrise Cottage is located in the beautiful countryside near Stratford upon Avon. It offers:

A rural setting surrounded by the fields of the Billesley Estate;
Peace and tranquillity;
Beautiful sunrises overlooking the Avon Valley towards the hills of the North Cotswolds;
A short trip to Stratford's town centre just 3 miles away;
5 mins journey to the Houses of the Shakespeare Trust;
15 mins journey to Warwick and Kenilworth and a short drive to the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds.

The Cottage offers English rustic food at its best:

Eggs from the cottage chickens;
Sausage and bacon from Stratford's Barry the Butcher;
Bread from the local Blackmans Artisan Bakery;
Homemade marmalades and Mrs. Darlington's delicious jams.
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3 nights or more 5% discount

Larkrise Cottage

Larkrise Cottage was the gamekeeper's cottage on the Billlesley Estate. It became a large family home in the 1980s and has been offering Bed &Breakfast accommodation for over 20 years. The cottage lies at the end of the Ridgeway, an old salt pack horse way that goes back to Roman times. Today most people arrive by car but others can use the 229 bus from Stratford or the train and walk from Wilmcote station, some 15 mins away. The cottage was built between the World Wars as part of the expansion of Iron Gate Farm. Upper Billesley lies on the watershed of the Avon valley above the medieval deserted village of Billesley. The village dates back to 705 and the farming community developed successfully until the early 14th Century when the Black Death accounted for most of the villagers and the local Lord of the Manor moved sheep onto the land. All that remains of the village today is part of the moat, a dovecote and All Saints' Church. Shakespeare is alleged to have married Ann Hathaway at Billesley Church but little evidence remains. This is where his granddaughter, Sarah Nash, was married.

The Suites

There are two suites available:
The Hammond Suite (A double bed with ensuite bathroom). The suite includes:

  • A double bed
  • Antique pine furniture
  • Facilities for making tea and coffee
  • TV with access to all free Sky Channels
  • Internet access via Wi-Fi


The Heath Suite (Twin or super-king sized bed with ensuite bathroom). The suite includes:

  • Twin beds or a super-king sized bed
  • Antique pine furniture
  • Facilities for making tea and coffee
  • TV with access to all free Sky Channels
  • Internet access via Wi-Fi


Please Note:
All suites are non-smoking
All suites overlook the countryside towards the Cotswold Hills



King-size ensuite room with lovely, south-facing countryside views over the Avon Valley towards the Cotswold Hills. This suite has a bathroom with over-bath shower.
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Double room with lovely, south-facing countryside views over the Avon Valley towards the Cotswold Hills.This suite has a large bathroom with walk-in shower....



This room has lovely, south-facing countryside views over the Avon Valley towards the Cotswold Hills. The suite has twin beds and bathroom with over-bath shower. ...



This room has lovely, south-facing countryside views.The suite has twin beds and bathroom with over-bath shower. A folding bed can be added in this room for a child....



Double Room facing south to Avon valley and Cotswolds, with en-suite shower room. ...