Dorset House, Alcester self catering accommodation

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Dorset House, Alcester

Quality Grade: 4

Sleeps: 18

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: NLQ

Dorset House (REF NLQ) is to be found in the heart of Alcester’s historic conservation area, facing the old town hall and parish church. With 15th-century origins, this handsome town house was once a large brewery whose extensive cellars ran beneath the length of the house adjoining the long walled garden leading down to the River Arrow. Fishing is available in season. Dorset House Cottage, , (Ref NLT) is very warm and welcoming with an open fire and double doors lead out to a sitting area where kingfishers can be spotted. Dorset House (Ref NLQ) and Dorset House Cottage, , (Ref NLT) are fully restored listed buildings, each of which is well equipped and furnished with antiques and objets d’art, making these wonderful properties an ideal base for an interesting holiday, ideal for family reunions or a holiday with friends. The location is perfect for walkers and bird-watchers, and next to the property there is a bowling green available by prior arrangement. Alcester itself is a small, attractive town at the heart of one of the most popular tourist areas in the country, 8 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. The town’s heritage spans at least two millennia, from its origins as an important Roman town and fort located at the junction of the two roads - the Salt Way from Droitwich and Ryknield Street to the thriving medieval town and busy 18th-century coaching and staging post (traces of which can be seen today as part of Alcester’s exciting Heritage Trail). Local attractions include Ragley Hall - seat of the Marquis of Hertford whose 19th-century ancestor, the fourth Marquis and his natural son, Sir Richard Wallace, founded the magnificent Wallace Collection in London, Coughton Court - one of the country’s great Tudor houses, home of the Throckmorton family since 1409 and its implication with the Gunpowder Plot, the medieval Kinwarton Dovecot - still housing doves in its circular walls, and many other notable country houses. Further afield, but within easy reach, are Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, the NEC and NIA at Birmingham and Coventry. Alcester has an excellent range of shops, pubs and restaurants and a fine museum. Pub 50 yards._ Elec and full gas CH incl Shops 100 yds TV Video DVD Payphone Auto wm T/dryer M/wave D/washer Fridge/freezer Cot H/chair Small courtyard with terrace and furniture Shared grounds with walled garden leading to river (toddlers beware!) Duvets with linen and towels Non-smokers only ,Friday to Friday, _Main house: Entrance hall. Large living/dining-room. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with glazed door to courtyard. Bathroom/W.C. with shower attachment and bidet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Large twin-bedded room with sitting area. Shower room. Separate W.C. Second floor: Double bedroom. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C. with shower attachment. Apartment: Entrance hall. Sitting/dining-room with imposing 15th-century stone fireplace. First floor: Landing with 15th-century stone fireplace. Large double bedroom with sitting area. Twin-bedded room with two additional folding beds (for +2 children). Shower room. Bathroom/W.C. with shower attachment. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C. with bidet._ Parking (for 4 cars) .