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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Best CL so far

We have only recently started using CL sites. This one is a little gem and the best we have stayed at so far! Booking process very efficient and made to feel very welcome by mr and mrs meadows. Site easy to access. Showers and toilets provided and there is a little shed with information, bus timetables and books. Whilst a separate one contains jams (plum is delicious) honey and cakes locally produced. We walked across the fields to Clifford chambers, a delightful village with a pub serving a lovely Carvery (the new inn) and also into Stratford which is about 2 miles from the village (part road and then followed public footpath) There is a bus though if walking isn’t for you. Can highly recommend this site and without a doubt will be back soon.
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Brilliant site

We initially wanted to book the CL site, but it was full. We were offered a pitch on the Fieldbarn Site which we found to be better as it is further from the busy roadside, and we found it to be very quiet. If offered pitches 15 or 16 on the Fieldbarn Site please note a 25m lead will not reach the power point, as we found out after pitching up! We moved to pitch 17 which was on a slight slope, but easy enough for us to level up the van. We did notice one reviewer saying the Fieldbarn Site was further from the toilets, but to be honest we have been on sites where the toilets were much further away. There is an information hut full of local information and books etc and a further hut with eggs, cakes and local produce. Good walk to Clifford Chambers over the fields. We also walked into Stratford from the site which is just under 6 miles there and back. Stratford is always lovely, with plenty of coffee shops which are dog friendly. We stayed on this site for five nights and found plenty to see and do in this area. Will definitely return to this site if we are in the area again. Excellent value at £14.00 per night, or £13.50 if you are retired. The resident collie dog wanders around the site every day to check that all is ok. He had great fun with our collie, but is wary of people.
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exceptional short break

Spent three nights at this wonderful CL site. Made so welcome and lovely cakes, eggs, jams and honey available on site. Beautiful surroundings and choice of hardstanding or grass pitches. Plenty of space and excellent shower and toilet facilities provided if you want them. Bus stop just up the road for Stratford - 10 minutes journey. Alternatively, the Leisure Centre car park in the Town Centre has designated motorhome bays, is ideally situated and reasonably priced. Will undoubtedly return as there is so much to see and do. Look out for the special offer tickets for the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre plays.
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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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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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