Long Marston couldn’t be in a better location. It’s halfway between the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon and the market town of Evesham, and it’s right on the edge of the Cotswolds. A new home here feels like country living yet you’ll be within easy reach of Birmingham, Worcester, Leamington Spa, and Banbury. Warwickshire is one of the Midlands’ more rural counties, so you’ll have a peaceful backdrop at the same time as feeling well-connected. This is one of ‘Shakespeare’s villages’ and you’ll enjoy that connection too.
Keeping in touch
The local roads quickly link you with the main routes that keep this area well-connected. The A46 to the west, is the main route from the M5 at Tewkesbury to Coventry via Stratford on Avon and Warwick. The A429 is the scenic route into the heart of the Cotswolds, taking you through Shipston-on-Stour, Moreton-in-Marsh, and Stow-on-the-Wold. It’s a practical route too, linking with Cirencester before heading on down to the M4 for Bristol. The M40 is the motorway route between Birmingham and West London, passing close to Bicester and Oxford. You can pick up West Midlands train services from Stratford-on-Avon, 5 miles away. Services to London Marylebone take just under two and a half hours, and the average journey time into Birmingham is an hour. For international travel, Birmingham Airport is 32 miles to the north, approximately 45 minutes’ drive time.
Long Marston has an all-important community shop at its heart, The Poppin Village Store, and a great village pub too. The Lower Clopton Farm Shop at Upper Quinton is a stone’s throw away, for lovely fresh local produce. However, it’s Stratford-on-Avon that offers you the whole range of shops, from supermarkets through to independent boutiques and gift shops. The local Waitrose is on the outskirts of Stratford, closest to Long Marston. For families with young children, there are primary schools at Quinton, Pebworth, and Mickelton, with Stratford-on-Avon offering state and independent options for older pupils.
Getting in on the action
Stratford-on-Avon’s Leisure Centre includes a swimming pool and climbing wall, there’s a Sports Club, bike hire, and you can go boating or follow a riverside walk alongside the River Avon. Trips to the theatre go without saying in Stratford, and cinema fans can see the latest at the Everyman. Out and about, the Cotswolds offer you endless picture-perfect villages, country pubs, historic houses to visit, and in every direction, lovely countryside.