Pear Tree Cottage, The Apple Loft & Acanthus Cottage
7 Church Road
CV37 9UX
Tel: 44 (0)1789 205889
Fax: 44 (0)1789 262862
Recommended by Karren Brown

For B&B
For Self-Catering
The village of WILMCOTE is in the heart of Shakespeare Country just three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and eight miles from Warwick. Pear Tree Cottage is near the village green and looks across a paddock towards MARY ARDEN'S HOUSE, the home of Shakespeare's mother's family. For over 20 years Pear Tree Cottage has provided Bed & Breakfast accommodation for visitors from the UK and all over the world.

Noted for its beautiful, three-quarter acre garden, the Cottage provides an oasis of calm away from bustling Stratford. Please note: Pear Tree Cottage, The Apple Loft and Acanthus Cottage are completely non-smoking and unsuitable for pets, we do welcome children over 3 years old.
The Bed & Breakfast - Pear Tree Cottage
The Cottage itself was built in the mid 16th century as a Yeoman farmer's dwelling and over the centuries has seen the effects of changes made by Georgian, Victorian and finally twentieth century owners, all of which have added to its great character and period charm. Guests' accommodation consists of three bedrooms, all having en-suite bathrooms with bath or shower or both. Naturally, all rooms have the usual TV and beverage trays and individual luxury furnishings. Access to the house is available at all times when guests may use the comfy sitting room. The whole house is centrally heated, so that along with antique furniture, fresh flowers, beamed ceilings and flagstoned floors we have tried to combine the charm of the old with the comfort of the present.

Breakfasts are served in our beamed Dining Room, on separate tables, and our menu provides for traditional English or Vegetarian tastes, with cereals and fresh fruit in abundance, served from the 18th century dresser.

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Self-Catering Apartments
We offer two-self-catering apartments which adjoin Pear Tree Cottage and share its gardens and partking.
The Apple Loft
This accommodation, for one or two people, consists of a large sitting room, a separate fully fitted dining kitchen, and a double bedroom with ensuite shower and WC. This bedroom can be made up with king-size or twin beds. Tha apartment is at first floor level having a bright and airy aspect overlooking the gardens and adjoining paddock.

Self-Catering Accommodation at The Apple Loft
The Acanthus Cottage
The accommodation, for up to four people, has a spacious Living/Dining area with cosy chairs and a folding dining table for four. The modern fully-fitted kitchen has a breakfast bar. The two bedrooms have double beds (one can be made up as twin bedded if required) each having their own ensuite bathroom- with bath, shower and WC.
The whole apartment is at ground floor level.

Self-Catering Accommodation at The Acanthus Cottage
Both Apartments have separate private entrances, are furnished to a high standard and have individual central heating temperature controls.
Both have access to full laundry facilities. The shared extensive grounds have ample garden furniture in secluded corners for relaxing or eating, on sunny days.
Costs are all inclusive of linen, towels, gas and electricity.
The village shop can provide all one needs for a snack, a full meal with wine, or a picnic in the garden.
Alternatively the two village Pub?restaurants, within easy walking distance, supply good food to suit most tastes and pockets.
Ted and Margaret are on hand and will happily advise on eating out and tourist venues.

Recent investigations into the Arden Estates show that PEAR TREE COTTAGE once belonged to William Shakespeare's parents, Mary (nee Arden) and John Shakespeare, who inherited it from Robert Arden - Mary's father. They mortgaged the property in 1578 and forfeited it, by order of the Chancery Court in 1597 for failure to repay the loan.
Visits to Stratford can be made by tour bus from Mary Arden's House, by train from the village Railway Station, or by your own Car in 10 mins.

We can advise on the best places to park there, for daytime sight-seeing or evening THEATRE performances. Parking at Pear Tree Cottage is simple with lots of space, off road, for all our guests. For the more energetic, it is possible to walk from Wilmcote, along the Canal towpath, into the very centre of the town in a little over an hour. This can be of special interest, as Narrow Boats can usually be seen working their way up and down the series of locks leading down to the River Avon; if you don't want to walk back to the village - take the train (a 5 minute journey).

Beautiful Warwickshire
The Warwickshire countryside and the nearby Cotswold hills contain a wealth of fine Gardens, Stately Homes, ancient Manor Houses and Castles to delight the visitor, as well as the internationally renowned Stratford attractions of Shakespeare properties and the two Royal Shakespeare Theatres. Having lived here all our lives we can offer the best advice on days out from Pear Tree Cottage, aided by our own map and also help you to find our favourite eating places and country Pubs. Some ideas for excursions within easy reach are the historic County Town of Warwick, with its superb Castle, Church and museums; also Kenilworth Castle, Blenheim Palace, Worcester (with its tours of the Royal Porcelain Factory), the Cotswold Villages and any of a dozen National Trust Properties, including the spectacular gardens at Hidcote, Packwood and Upton House all within half an hour or less. Antique shops and markets to suit most pockets can be found nearby.

Directions and Tariff
We are only 30 minutes drive from the NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE and 20 mins from the ROYAL SHOW GROUND at Stoneleigh.

Note: There is no exit Northbound at J16 of M40

Pear Tree Cottage
Bed & Breakfast Tariff:
Rate per person per night:

(All rooms are en-suite,
full English breakfast is included)
Rooms No. Price
Double 3 £30.00
Twin 1 £30.00
Family (sleeps 3/room) 1 £70.00
Single occupancy 40.00
The Apple Loft & Acanthus Cottage
Tariff: Rates per week:
Date/Season. Price
June - Sept. from 350 per week
October - May from 250 per week
Short Breaks (3 nights minimum)
or longer stays by arrangement


If you wish to book by phone/fax/E-mail contact Ted & Margaret Mander at:

Pear Tree Cottage
7 Church Road
CV37 9UX
Tel: 44 (0)1789 205889 Fax: +44 (0)1789 262862

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