The home of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a blend of culture and architecture of historical significance. Combined with the high-quality schooling, leisure options and surrounding landscape, this a truly exceptional place to call home


The home of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a blend of culture and architecture of historical significance. Combined with the high-quality schooling, leisure options and surrounding landscape, this a truly exceptional place to call home

James Way

Partner, Stratford Office james.way@knightfrank.com

Stratford-upon-Avon is known as the West Midland's cultural centre. After all, it's home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the town there is a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities, and schooling options that are highly regarded across the county.

Many people may have heard of Stratford-upon-Avon thanks to its Shakespearean connections. While this puts the town firmly on the map as a cultural and tourist destination, there’s so much more to this area that you can only really experience as a local.

Bordering the northern top edge of the Cotswolds, Stratford -upon-Avon benefits from a rural feel, with buyers who come to our office often showing interest in the pretty neighbouring villages of Armscote and Ilmington.

In town, there are many quality restaurants, public houses and gastropubs with excellent reputations all within walking distance. Stratford-upon-Avon has many leisure opportunities with boating, fishing and rowing thanks to its links to the canal network.

The town also has a golf course and racecourse, while there are other racecourses further afield at Warwick and Cheltenham. For the commuter, the M40 is easily accessible and there are regular trains from Warwick Parkway and Stratford-upon-Avon to both Birmingham and London – each can be reached in an hour, and 90 minutes respectively.

Other areas we cater to include Leamington Spa with its beautiful Regency style buildings, and Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire, a historic market town situated on a bend of the River Avon. Both provide convenient shopping options, trendy restaurants and wine bars, as well as wonderful surrounding countryside.

All three towns have a range of architectural merit and are steeped in history; such identities attract a slightly different buyer respectively. With great accessibility for the commuter, rich cultural heritage and some beautiful countryside on the doorstep, they make brilliant options for buyers of all kinds looking for their perfect town or country property in Central England.

Stratford-upon-Avon in numbers

The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Stratford-upon-Avon (2020)


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Shakespeare is at the centre of the town's cultural offering.

Internationally known as the birthplace of perhaps the most famous writer and playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a medieval market town with a rich history and a diverse cultural offering. Naturally, a proportion of this offering is dedicated to the life and work of Shakespeare, while the renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre is at the town’s heart. It’s also home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, which offers a schedule of traditional and contemporary productions featuring some of the UK’s finest actors.

Retail options intertwine perfectly with leisure, in a scenic Elizabethan setting.

When it comes to shopping, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a great selection of independent boutiques and high street names, with plenty of hidden gems tucked away down its historic side streets, intertwined with stunning Elizabethan architecture. For dining out, gastropubs are aplenty, as are popular high-end restaurants such as Loxleys and Sorrento. For the budding thespians in the family, head to The Dirty Duck by the river – a regular haunt for ­RSC actors throughout the week.

Who lives here?

Home to many working in the professional and property sectors, Stratford-upon-Avon is an attractive place to move for native West-Midlanders.

Where buyers move from? (2017-2020)

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

Where buyers move from? (2017-2020)

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

With the Cotswolds and Warwickshire countryside on your doorstep, you can find inspiration for your own English idyll in the surrounding green spaces.

A medieval market town set in the rolling countryside, there’s plenty of green space in and around Stratford, made even more enjoyable by its proximity to the winding River Avon that runs through the town, right next door to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

In the town centre, visit the Bancroft Gardens and river area for a picnic or to observe the comings and goings of the river, with the opportunity for you to use the waterway for rowing, motoring or river cruising. There’s also a chance to spot some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters in sculpted form, overlooked of course by the Bard himself.

Venture further afield and you can enjoy walking sections of the 102-mile Cotswold Way walking trail, starting at the northern trailhead in Chipping Campden, just 12 miles away.

Thanks to its rural setting, it's easy to forget how well-connected the town is to London, Birmingham and the rest of the Midlands.

Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon makes an ideal family base, with an excellent selection of local schools from the state, private and grammar sectors nearby. Renowned local schools include Bilton Grange Preparatory, King Edward VI Grammar, Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls, Warwick Boys School and Kingsley School Beauchamp Hall. Stratford upon Avon is well-connected to the major cities, thanks to its useful central UK location, with Junction 15 of the M40 just six miles from the town. Birmingham is just under an hour away by car, while London Marylebone can be reached in around 90 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon train station, or nearby Leamington Spa or Warwick stations.

What can you buy for your money in Stratford-upon-Avon?

Daffodil Cottage, CV37

Guide Price: £845,000

4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 3 reception rooms


Ettington Hall, CV37

Guide Price: £1,800,000

8 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms 7 reception rooms


Binton Chase, CV37

Guide Price: £3,250,000

5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms 4 reception rooms


All property has been sold by Knight Frank within the past 12 months. The guide prices shown are representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.

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