Masons Court is a stunning example of a medieval Wealden Hall and is located right in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, a lively and historic market town. Built in 1482 the house is recognised as the oldest house in Stratford-upon-Avon and many of its original features remain including two 16th century wall paintings. Visitors will find themselves within a few minutes walk of Shakespeare's birth place, Royal Shakespeare theatre, River Avon and a wide range of restaurants and bars.
3 Masons Court sleep up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms.
The house been recently refurbished with a modern, well equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and contemporary decor. This property is truly one of a kind, a comfortable and magical place to stay when visiting the area.
The property has a flagstoned, 16th century oak panelled dining room, an Inglenook fireplace with wood-burner in the spacious living area and original oak beams throughout.
There are two bathrooms at the property, one houses a freestanding copper 'Hurlingham' bathtub, the other a large metro tiled walk in shower.
Bedroom one, to the front of the property and part of the original 15th century Wealden Hall, is a small and comfortable oak beamed room with a double bed.
The master bedroom has a 16th century fire place and raised wooden platform area, a 16th century wooden panelled wall divides it from bedroom three, there is a lockable door in the wooden panelling which guests with smaller children may choose to leave open. Bedroom three is a small and cosy room, having two windows one of which is an original mullion window, this room can also be accessed by its own private doorway from the landing area. Guests should note that these two rooms are totally independent from each other, however, they are divided by the16th century wooden wall which loud snoring may travel though ! .
To the rear of 3 Masons Court there is an enclosed, walled courtyard garden with mature shrubs, a 200 year old Mulberry bush sits at the centre of the garden.
3 Masons Court is an entire 3 bedroom private home with private access forming a part of the larger Wealden hall that is Masons Court. The hall has over time been divided into 4 separate homes. The historic courtyard garden is a shared space, however all four properties have their own designated garden area. The private garden area belonging to 3 Masons Court is directly outside the rear door, it has mature trees and shrubs plus an area to dine or relax.
Interaction with guests
I live 30 minutes drive from Stratford upon Avon, however there is also local contact 5 minutes away who can usually help immediately. Between 8am and 10 pm I can be contacted on my mobile for any questions or issues you might have. In the unlikely case of an emergency I am available on my mobile number 24 hours a day.
Other things to note
Masons Court is a warm and cosy medieval property which has many quirky features including low doors, uneven floors and wattle and daub walls.
Guests with mobility issues may need to be fully aware of the character of the property.
We respect our neighbours and would request that as sound can travel in medieval houses that noise is kept to a minimum after 11pm.
There is a strict no smoking policy at the property and guests should be aware that due to the timber framed nature of the property candles are not to be used, good quality battery candles will be available for guests to use.Get the full listing »