Ground floor apartment in historic listed mill building, in an area steeped with history, less than a mile from the vibrant, characterful town of Henley in Arden. Easily accessible to Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Alcester and the Cotswolds and within easy walking distance of great pubs, craft centre, village shop, farm shop, country walks and canal towpath.
Mill Race Flat lies in the pretty village of Wootton Wawen, close to St Peter’s Anglo Saxon church; the oldest church in Warwickshire and one of the oldest structures in England. It is tantalizingly close to the wonderful town of Henley in Arden which is blessed with many historic buildings, wonderful bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
The beautifully furnished flat has a spacious double bedroom with feature steel beam (part of the original mill working and lying directly above the ‘mill race’ which once provided the water power to run the mill wheel) and high quality oak furniture. The lounge has two sofas (one of them a sofa bed for occasional use) with wall mounted Smart TV with integrated DVD player and leads onto the well-equipped kitchen which has a new touch control ceramic hob. The flat has excellent amenities including a freezer, washing machine and condenser dryer. There is a spacious separate dining room. The bathroom features a large bath with shower over.
A good selection of books, board games and DVDs are available for guests, along with local maps, walks and a comprehensive file of visitor information.
Aside from two small steps at its entrance and a small step up to its master bedroom, Mill Race Flat is all on one level so may be suitable for those with limited mobility. Parking for small-medium sized cars is available directly outside the property or just a few yards away beside the churchyard. Within easy walking distance are a well-stocked village shop, Post Office, Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre, The Bulls Head, and Navigation pubs, with a further selection of fine country pubs (many of them gastro) a short drive away.
The character ground floor flat is part of the original Grade II listed mill building in the oldest part of the village straddling the A3400, which has been designated a Conservation Area due to its rural character and many fine historic buildings.
Dating back to the early 1600’s Wootton Mill is steeped in history, having originally been a paper mill, then a corn mill and a munitions factory during WW1 and WW2 prior to its conversion to residential use in the 1980’s. The property lies adjacent to the River Alne from which it once harnessed the water power to run the mill wheel. Mill Race Flat provides a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside with its many footpaths and canal towpaths. Picturesque Henley in Arden is just two miles away and both Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick lie within 6 miles. The village also has its own train station and lies on a bus route.
The Stratford-upon-Avon canal towpath is just 200yds from the flat, where you can walk for miles. The lovely gastro pub The Crabmill is 1.5 miles walk along the town path. You can even hire a narrow boat for an easy cruise (no locks!) to nearby Wilmcote (home of Mary Arden’s Farm) or, if you’re feeling adventurous, even further afield.
Mill Race Flat is in an excellent location for exploring the many wonderful places of interest, captivating towns and beautiful countryside that Warwickshire and the nearby Cotswolds has to offer.
Sleeping capacity: 4
1 x bedroom
1 x bathroom
Short breaks available
Walking distance to pub
Walking distance to the shops
Please note that only one dog will be allowed at this property and will be charged at £25.
| Latitude/Longitude: 52.18333 / -1.7|
|Nearest airport||Birmingham Airport||20 miles|
The flat is situated on the A3400 with bus stops to Stratford upon avon and Henley in Arden and Birmingham nearby. The railway station at Wootton Wawen is a 5 minute walk.
Please use the following links for information on places and activities in the immediate vicinity (walking distance) of Mill Race Flat:
Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre, Wootton Wawen
St Peter's Saxon Church, Wootton Wawen
Canal Boat Day Hire, Wootton Wawen