Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Recommended in the Michelin Guide
Following extensive refurbishment of our home, Nicholas and Silvana Monson are now taking bookings for some of our rooms.
For those who do not yet know it, Victoria Spa Lodge is one half of a beguiling mansion.
Recorded as a prominent English house by the eminent architectural author Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the building was completed and launched as a hotel in 1837 to support, within its grounds, a newly created spa fed by ancient sulphurated springs.
The eminent Victorian author, Augustus Granville, asserted in 1841 that our springs had long ago attracted visitors and, as such, they would certainly have been known to William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway who lived just a mile away.
Two springs bubble up into our basement.
Situated on the edge of Stratford upon Avon, Victoria Spa Lodge backs onto the towpath of the Stratford canal. The canal runs a mile South into the centre of town and 23 miles North to Birmingham.
Lobby at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Elegant Dining Room at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Queen Victoria
History
Legend has it that in May 1837, six weeks before she became Queen of the United Kingdom, Princess Victoria opened the spa and spent a night in its hotel. Hence our name.
Her Majesty’s coat of arms is embedded within the gables and also within the fire places of the guest bedrooms on the first floor.
Some seventy years later Victoria Spa became the home of Bruce Bairnsfather (1887-1959). During the Great War, Bairnsfather was the cartoonist creator of 'Old Bill', after which the British police are named. His studio is now our principal drawing room.
Another illustrious resident was Sir Barry Jackson, the founder of Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Food and Drink
A full English breakfast is served. A vegetarian option is available. At the discretion of your hosts evening meals can be provided.
Social Activities
A stroll along the towpath takes you to the heart of the town. Here lie medieval streets, delightful shops, elegant tea rooms and enticing restaurants. The jewel is the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre, where brilliant stage productions are performed by world class actors.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
A two mile walk in the opposite direction down the canal will take you to the farm of Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden in Wilmcote.
Should you venture further along the towpath you could perhaps get a lift on a passing barge, whose captain might appreciate your muscular assistance with one or two of the 54 locks between Stratford and Birmingham.
Nearby is the Cotswolds, home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. The magnificent Warwick Castle and the spectacular Ragley Hall, seat of The Marquess of Hertford, are less than 30 minutes away. The home of Anne Hathaway, who the Bard wooed and wed is a mile and a half from Victoria Spa and well worth the pilgrimage.
Bedrooms
Elegant Dining Room at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
We have five guest bedrooms, all of which have recently been renovated and upgraded. Besides new décor, the lighting has been upgraded and new carpets fitted. Every bedroom has a Smart TV. Outside each bedroom is a fridge and a machine for making coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
Bathrooms
All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The showers are powered by a newly installed thermostat system to ensure a luxurious flow of water.
Elegant Dining Room at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Victoria Spa Lodge for a Conference or a Party
Our drawing room is an excellent venue for small conference or parties as it can take up to fifty guests. The new landscaping also allows for a marquee. We have an arrangement with our immediate neighbour for hosting large events like wedding parties.
Elegant Dining Room at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Policy on Pets and Children
Unless they are one of ours, pets are a no (sorry).
Children are most welcome if well-behaved. Definition of well-behaved: not a biter, fighter, whiner, weeper or screamer. As a fond parent, other relative or guardian, you make the fair judgement.
If requested in advance, a babysitter can be arranged.
Typical Twin Bedroom at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Typical Double Bedroom at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon Typical Family Bedroom at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon
Victoria Spa Significant Distances by road
Central London 101 miles; Heathrow 89 miles; Birmingham International Airport 27 miles; Oxford 53 miles.
Price for bedrooms
Prices include a cooked breakfast for two. For weekdays, it is £135 a night for weekends it is £150 a night.
Connectivity
Wi Fi is available throughout Victoria Spa Lodge although the strength of the signal can fluctuate.
Parking
Ample free parking space is provided in the mature garden next to the house.
Booking
Booking requests should be made to team@victoriaspa.co.uk. Alternatively ring or leave a text message with Silvana on 07775 150228.


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VICTORIA SPA LODGE
Bishopton Lane
Bishopton
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 9QY
Tel: 01789 267985
Mob: 07775 150228
Emails
team@victoriaspa.co.uk
Passing Canal Traffic at Victoria Spa Lodge - Stratford-upon-Avon

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