A Christmas Break in Stratford-upon-Avon is a magical experience. Stratford-upon-Avon's spectacular Christmas Lights, from Thursday 22nd November 2018, create a wonderful atmosphere for Christmas shopping and a variety of festive events. Enjoy Late Night Christmas Markets on Thursdays (22nd & 29th November and 13th & 20th December) and a traditional 'Victorian' Christmas Market on 7th,8th & 9th December.
At Heritage Mews luxury self catering cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon, you can be sure of a special welcome. This 5 star Gold Award winning cottage is beautifully decorated for Christmas from 22nd November, with some festive extras awaiting you on your arrival. Very well-equipped, comfortably furnished and with fully controllable central heating, Heritage Mews is perfect for a pre-Christmas, Christmas or New Year break. Enjoy the convenience of private off-street parking (for two cars) and explore this beautiful riverside town on foot - the historic town centre, restaurants, shops, theatres and Shakespeare attractions are a ten minute stroll away.
Explore Stratford's picturesque streets with beautifully preserved half-timbered buildings and take in the festive atmosphere. The Christmas Lights, which are considered to be amongst the finest in the country, cover all the main town centre streets. Discover Stratford's amazing choice of excellent restaurants, bistros, pubs, coffee shops and tearooms. Enjoy Christmas shopping at the town's interesting small independent shops, as well as high street names.
Experience Christmas at Shakespeare’s Family Homes. Shakespeare's Birthplace, New Place and Hall's Croft in the town, and romantic Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery, are open every day except Christmas Day and celebrate Christmas from early December. See the houses decorated for Christmas, learn about Tudor Christmas customs, and listen to traditional and festive Tudor music.
Enjoy a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company's festive show, A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, from 4th December until 20th January 2019. This new adaptation of Charles Dicken's much-loved story is suitable for ages 7 years and over. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a pleasant ten minute stroll from Heritage Mews. Open seven days a week there are interesting Theatre Tours and a 36 metre high Theatre Tower providing spectacular views of the River Avon and Shakespeare's home town. Enjoy the very best of British food in the theatre's stylish Rooftop Restaurant, with stunning views.
Here are some comments in our Visitors Book from Christmas and New Year guests:
"Thank you for a marvellous week. An early Christmas for us in a wonderful place!" A, F & A, France
“Our 4th consecutive Christmas at Heritage Mews and as good as ever. Heritage Mews continues to set a benchmark for self catering. Thanks Val & Simon!" J & M, U.S.A.
"The perfect place in a great town. Enjoyed the Christmas Lights turn on and fireworks." J & W, Kent.
"Thank you for making your lovely house so welcoming for Christmas. We have had a super week here." J, S, A & E, Surrey.
"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Stratford. Cottage is delightful - well appointed and beautifully decorated for Christmas. Thanks Val & Simon." S & D, Essex.
“Yet another lovely Christmas at Heritage Mews. As usual, the house met the high standard which it always sets and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."