House of the Month: Elephant & Castle

Balancing classic with contemporary

From the humbug entrance to the old script and flagstone floors, the theme at Elephant & Castle is one of a time gone by in the countryside. But beneath its low ceilings and beams it’s clear to note a touch of the eclectic throughout. That same humbug pattern finds the plush modern sofa and armchairs, and giant mirrors lean against the walls, opening up living spaces filled with mod cons and matchless comforts. If there’s one thing this house does exceedingly well, it’s balance the best of the old and the new. And of course there’s always room for¬†something a little different…


Start the party with a feast

Who’s the chef in the group? Maybe you all are. You’re in luck, then, with a light, spacious kitchen at your disposal, complete with large American-style fridge-freezer and all the other features you’ll need to cook up a storm. But if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, call up Dineindulge and have them handle everything, from three-course meals to the clearing up afterwards! All you’ll need to do is sit back, mingle with your guests and enjoy each dish as it comes.


Hot tub, gardens and beyond

Whether soaking in the hot tub beneath the stars or dining al fresco long into the night, these gardens will give you a taste of the countryside all around the house. Just 15 minutes away you’ll find Warwick Castle with everything from tours and falconry displays to live medieval jousting and an amazing Dragon Slayer light-projection evening show.

Or visit Stratford to walk in the footsteps of the greatest writer who ever lived: tour Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. There are lots of stunning houses to see, gardens to explore, as well as excellent local shopping, museums and more.


What makes it so special?

  • Hot tub (for 7)
  • Private bar
  • Large TV with Sky
  • Log burner
  • Hen and stag parties welcome
  • Dogs welcome