Property in Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon estate agent, Knight Frank, covers the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire, an area with some of the most prestigious property for sale in England.
Whether you are looking for an imposing mansion, a country cottage, town centre apartment, Regency townhouse, Victorian terrace or Georgian manor house, a farm estate or a modern family home; Knight Frank can help you find the property that’s right for you.
Founded by Saxons in the 7th century, the name Stratford-upon-Avon is made up of Celtic and Saxon words with straet, meaning "street", and ford, meaning that a Roman road forded the River Avon at the site of the town.
A typical village until the 12th century, it was transformed into a town and granted the right to hold weekly markets by King Richard I in 1196.
On 23 April 1564, William Shakespeare was born in a house on Henley Street. He married Anne Hathaway and moved to London, beginning a successful career as an actor, writer and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men.
Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in Stratford, by now a wealthy man. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. In 1769 the actor David Garrick staged a major Shakespeare Jubilee which saw the construction of a large rotunda and the influx of many visitors for the three day event.
This contributed to the growing phenomenon of Bardolatry which made Stratford a major tourist destination.
Getting to Stratford upon Avon
- M40 (J15) 6 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon
- M40 (J15) 3.5 miles from Warwick
- M40 (J14 & 15) 4 miles from Leamington Spa
- From Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Warwick Parkway, London Marylebone can be reached in 96 minutes
- There are also services to London Euston from Rugby and Coventry, which take around 50 minutes
- East Midlands, 57 miles
- Heathrow Airport, 90 miles
- Gatwick Airport, 127 miles
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Unit 9 Cadle Pool Farm
Stratford upon Avon