Avonlea Stratford Guesthouse supports Guide Dog Appeal

Last month we gave you the opportunity to donate towards a fantastic local charity – Shakespeare Puppies, in return we entered all the kind donors into a raffle to win a night with us at Avonlea.

We are happy to say with all of your generous donations we were able to raise £112 that has gone straight to Shakespeare Puppies to help them continue their fantastic work that enables them to help the national Guide Dogs charity.

Each year rather than sending cards and buying lots of presents we make a Christmas charity donation ourselves. In honour of 450 years of the Bard’s legacy we have decided to top up the donation amount to £450.

Now for the winner of the raffle – Bruce & Christine Alder were 1st out the hat so congratulations you have won a free night stay at Avonlea. We look forward to welcoming you back to Avonlea sometime soon.

Since our last newsletter it has been all go and there will be lots of new things ready for when we reopen. The bathrooms are getting there – we have found lots more space for larger showers.

We are just waiting for delivery of new placemats for the breakfast room by a local artist that depict Stratford’s most iconic sights.


This week we have installed new 32” HD Samsung smart TV’s in all of the bedrooms. On top of the superior picture and sound quality, as these are “smart TV’s”, they also have various catch-up services installed like ITV Hub. Also if you have forgotten your laptop or tablet you can also use them to browse the internet. We will be keeping our website up-to-date with local special offers and our favourite places to eat so you will never miss out on the fantastic things to see and do in Stratford.

We have made it up to 10th on TripAdvisor and we are very proud of such an achievement. As we are currently closed for 6 weeks we are not having any guests staying so are not likely to get any new reviews so might start dropping down the ranking. If you have stayed with us at Avonlea and not reviewed us we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to review us to help keep us in the top 10.  If you would like to do this please just follow the link on the TripAdviosr logo.

If you are planning a visit we are currently offer 10% off for booking of stays during February and March. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Avonlea soon

Rob & Clare

Next month we will have some pictures of the new bathrooms and some mischief at Avonlea…

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