Monks Barn Farm

Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8NA

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

My CL is on a small working farm and accessed by a private tarmac road. It offers visitors beautiful views across the river meadows to the Ilmington Hills and all the pleasures of the countryside. It is within easy reach of Stratford, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Warwick and the Cotswolds and numerous National Trust properties and Historical Sites and Gardens. Adults/Children/Pets are all welcome. The pitches are level mown grass with electrical hook-ups and plenty of space for awnings. Some hard standings are available.

There is a delightful walk from the Site taking the visitor along the banks of the River Stour and into the village of Clifford Chambers where the local hostelry offers excellent food and for the more energetic there are numerous country walks. Prior to the Reformation, Clifford Chambers supported a community of Benedictine Monks and this has given rise to the name of our property. A medieval timber-framed thatched barn, which we have recently restored, is still a feature of our farm today.

Local shops, and restaurants, all within easy reach, and the Park and Ride to the south of Stratford is only three quarters of a mile along the Road. Public transport is within 300 yards of our entrance.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 52.162359 / Lon -1.699476
OS field ref:
SP206516
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Certainly as you'd like it?

Just got back from 5 nights here. Liked it so much we've booked again next month! Lovely clean shower and toilets. Handy for bus into Stratford but need to take care on the busy road. Plenty of on site signage.Walk through the meadows to the New Inn at Clifford Chambers highly recommend. One improvement on approach would be for the CL signs to actually be on the roadside along with the B and B signage as some establishments like this do have separate entrances! Not the best road to turn around in.Apart from that an excellent CL.

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Road trip 2019

Clean site. Level pitches Great recycling facilities. Loads of room between pitches. We stayed on CL field. Yes it's next to a road. But it did not bother us in the slightest. Rita was kind and told us of the history of the barn and the monks. The rally field is very quiet and also the barn field have no traffic noise; however they are further away from the loos and shower. The loos and showers are cleaned everyday and have been placed in the old barn. It's a working farm of 100 acres and full of birdsong. Rita explained that guests are welcome to forage and eat any of the fruit off the trees. I would love to be there when the apples and walnuts are ready. We parked at waitrose £2.00 for the day and walked into Stratford. Rita's map and directions are brilliant. The butterfly house was mind-blowing. On our last day we visited Kenilworth Castle which is truly superb and not as busy or expensive as Warwick. (£14.50 per person Warwick was £33.00 each) Kenilworth is extremely dog friendly and across the road is Abby park where your dogs can paddle in the pond or stream. St Nicolas church is beautiful and has Commonwealth war graves. They are scattered around the cemetery; we found three. There is a beautiful stunning church at Warwick called St Mary's that is also connected to Kenilworth castle. I won't spoil the history it's vast and has so much to offer. Our parking restrictions stopped us climbing the church tower this is a paid for activity but I don't know how much. Would we stay again yes most definitely even if it's to re visit St Mary's and climb the tower and see the butterfly's again.
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Delightful and peaceful

We recently returned from a four night stay at this delightful CL. When we contacted the site unfortunately the Caravan Club CL site was full but they offered us a pitch on their own Fieldbarn site which was adjacent to the CL. The pitches were very well spaced, it was very quiet, other reviews have mentioned the road, but we honestly can say that we couldn't hear it at ll. The shower room was adequate and clean as were the two toilets. There was a small hut with cakes. marmalade, jam and eggs for sale. We recommend the eggs. We enjoyed the walk across the fields to the village and sitting outside our motor home was so peaceful with lovely views. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind on two of our days, but Stratford was easily reached, once by motor home (Marina parking in Stratford has places for motor homes) and also we used public transport. Will definitely stay there again and we are more than happy to recommend. Great value for money too, in fact quite a gem of a site.

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Lovely Site ... but avoid carpark next to Waitrose!

Great location, good sized flat easy pitches, lovely owners and a bonus of an excellent small bathroom block (1 shower 20p and 2 toilets). Easy biking distance to Stratford, about 15 mins, the first half on the public road and the 2nd on a cycle path. Near an A road, so some traffic noise, but nothing that would bother you at night. Near to a large Waitrose (3/4 mile) ... BUT WATCH OUT ... the Waitrose carpark has a height barrier, however there is a large public carpark with no height barrier right alongside. We parked in the public park ... paid our parking fee ... and on return from shopping 30 mins later found an 85 pound fine for taking up more than one parking space. There are no signs banning oversized vehicles, or spaces for large vehicles and most motorhomes do overflow a standard car space. Not a happy outcome ... or an inducment to shop at a Waitrose again?
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A delightful CL

We have recently spent three nights on this well kept and very pleasant CL. We were impressed to find on arrival that more than 5 well spaced pitches were numbered to give a choice of either grass or hard standing. The owners had obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to welcome visitors and provided a comprehensive information leaflet about the site, local walks, and a timetable for transport to and from Stratford. Locally made cakes, jam, honey and eggs were for sale in a small hut on the edge of the farmyard. Some traffic noise is to be expected from a busy main road but we could still enjoy the sounds of the birds on the site. We always prefer to use our own toilet and shower and so we didn't explore the on-site facility. Over all we were very pleased we found this site and will return.
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