Nearly two weeks ago I celebrated my 25th birthday (exciting times) and to have something to look forward to, I decided to spend the weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon. I’ve always done day trips to go see all the Shakespeare related places, but this trip had something extra special planned – a trip to Salt, a fine dining experience that was just incredible (I’ll be doing a review on this later).
For a weekend break, the Juliet Terrace in Stratford-upon-Avon was absolutely perfect. Sleeping four people (1 double bed, 2 singles), it worked out perfectly for Luke, myself, my sister and my best friend. When it comes to a self-catering holiday cottage, this one was one of the best we stayed in.
Described as “a stylish Victorian townhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon“, this is a house that has it all. It’s the perfect place to relax and has some lovely finishing touches. It’s only a ten minute walk to the town centre and it’s got everything you might need for your stay.
Review of The Juliet Terrace
- Easy to book: 5/5
- Cleanliness: 5/5
- Parking 4/5
- Amenties Available: 5/5
- Location: 5/5
- Value for Money: 5/5
For a little weekend staycation, this was the perfect house to get. We first thought we wanted something dead central, but to be honest, only being 10 minutes away (maybe 20 minutes at a stroll) was spot on. We didn’t quite know what to expect either, even though there are pictures online we were very pleasantly surprised.
We arrived late on Friday night and using the Sat Nav, the house was very easy to find. The only complaint really was the parking and there’s not much that can really be done, but it’s parallel parking outside which my sister (who was driving) was not a fan of. There was plenty of spaces, but not near the front of the house. Not the end of the world, but just something to think about if you have a large car.
But other than the parking situation (which really wasn’t the end of the world), the house was pretty perfect. Even the bathroom was beautiful.
Everything was presented beautifully inside and what I really loved was the little booklet we got given, detailing places we could visit, the best food places, places to walk and how to use the different appliances (there was a dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine etc). So that was really appreciated. Plus they told us the quickest way to walk to town, it might have only saved ten minutes but we never would have spotted it (you have to go down a little side alley).
At night time this house really shone though. The little garden outside with a table and all the lights was so pretty. It felt very private, even though you had neighbours on all sides. We did have a few drinks out here as well and it was surprisingly quiet.
They had a great selection of games to play as well. The first night we played cards against humanity and the second night was an alcohol based game of monopoly (tequila rose every time you pass go or want to get out of jail — was a very fun night by the end of it). They did have a lot more kid-friendly games as well, but I don’t remember their names. There was a huge selection though, which is perfect if it’s a rainy day or you fancy a nice evening in with your family.
The house is more suited for a family (parents and 2 young children), but it did work for myself, Luke, my sister and best friend. It wouldn’t have worked for 2 couples. It makes sense now why places have those zip together beds, but they weren’t available at this place.
The bedrooms were very nicely laid out though, the master bed was a little hard for me but that’s just down to personal preference. They did also provide a large fan as I think the rooms could get quite way in the summer.
All in all though, I really enjoyed my stay at this place and I think if I wanted to come back to Stratford-Upon-Avon, I would happily stay at this location again. It’s so close to the centre and there are plenty of other things nearby as well (Warwick Castle, Kennilworth Castle etc…). So in the future if I fancy going away again for the weekend to Stratford-Upon-Avon, I’ll be booking this place again.