Wootton Wawen

Wootton Wawen

Henley-in-Arden is just down the road and Stratford-upon-Avon is just up the road

The picturesque village of Wootton Wawen is set in the lush countryside of Warwickshire, near historic market town Henley-in-Arden and the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. Here you can find the oldest church in Warwickshire, St. Peter’s Church, the cornerstone of the village. 5 minutes away from these pastoral surroundings is the market town Henley-in-Arden with its mile-long high street, and theatre enthusiasts will be happy to know that Stratford-upon-Avon and the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company are a mere 7 miles away.

Active folks and families have a huge variety of activities on their doorstep. Quiet country roads lead cyclists from beautiful village to village (and their pubs). At the end of the garden, there are endless trails for long, dog-friendly walks along the canal, and The Monarch’s Way passes through the village, leading you to The Farm Stratford. In the spring, the 5-kilometre loop trail through local Austy Woods is bejewelled with bluebells. At Wootton Park, there are three custom-designed lakes for wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, and open water swimming. A short drive away, you can rent a pedalo and cruise beside the majestic Warwick Castle.

Wootton Wawen is well-connected to the surrounding towns and villages with a variety of bus and train links. The train station is a five-minute cycle away, where you can hop on a direct train to Birmingham for work. For a different high-street experience, the nearby towns of Leamington Spa, Alcester, Warwick have a great mix of independent shops, household staples, and food halls.

A great village shop, cracking pub, canals, countryside, river and a farm shop. What more could you ask for?

Wootton Wawen is a wonderful setting for dynamic village life, with gorgeous Warwickshire canals extending in every direction. With the canal towpath at the end of the garden, Willow Bank Cottage is a fantastic home base for walkers and cyclists eager to explore new trails.

For those with little ones, Wootton Wawen Primary School is one minute down the road, and nearby secondary schools are short drives away. On the way back from the school run or walking the dog, pop into the Cowshed, where the barista will have your flat white ready by the time you’ve finished saying hello to all the familiar faces. While you’re at Yew Tree Shopping Village, head into the farm shop to choose local ingredients for your home cooked feast that evening.

When friends come to visit, they can stay in the snug, which doubles as a guest room, or adventurous visitors would love the quirky glamping pods at Wootton Park. As a halfway point on a long walk, guests will enjoy stopping at the Crabmill in Preston Bagot for a well-deserved pint.

One of the best features of Willow Bank Cottage is the ample space for outdoor hosting. Little ones can help pick fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden for lunch with their melted popsicles in hand, as the older ones run after their friends in a game of tig. Barbecues, summer parties, play dates – the more the merrier here.

  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: The General Store & Yew Tree Farm
  • Supermarket: Coop in Henley and Waitrose in Alcester
  • Pubs: The Bulls Head and soon you can enjoy The Navigation Inn
  • Walks: Endless walking in the countryside or along the meandering canal
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