The Local Area


The Bell sits in the heart of the picturesque village of Alderminster, close to the cultural town of Stratford upon Avon and the gateway to the Cotswolds, and is part of the historic Alscot Estate, a thriving award winning country estate located in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. For a history of The Alscot Estate, click here.

There are many delightful local walks including those via the unspoilt local villages of Ilmington, Alderminster and Preston on Stour with a traditional village shop & tea gardens and Stalls Lifestyle simply a must for all!  A short distance to the south lays the traditional market town of Shipston on Stour with a selection of individual shops and deli’s, boutiques and galleries.

The stunning nearby Cotswold towns such as Stow on the Wold, Broadway and Chipping Campden offer an abundance of attractions and breathtaking scenery. The jewel in Shakespeare’s Country, Stratford upon Avon is a charming town bursting with history and boasting numerous world famous landmarks such as the renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Ann Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s House.

There is boating on the River Avon, street entertainment in the Bancroft Gardens and several food, art and music festivals throughout the year. Depending on your skills there is a variety of wonderful golf courses and for other sports enthusiast a race course, tennis club and bowling. For the shoppers independent boutiques can be found amongst the high street stores.

About 30 miles North, Birmingham has it all, an international airport, main line rail networks, Symphony Hall, a world class library and numerous exhibition and conference centres. Birmingham offers cultural attractions, live music and entertainment and retail therapy for the more demanding shoppers!