Honington

  • Honington (Image: John Brightley)

Located on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, Honington is a picturesque hamlet, with some cottages dating back to the 18th century.

The village has a warm and welcoming community at its heart, and a summer tradition throughout recent years has been to put on a cricket match, which is enjoyed with tea and cake by the local residents.

Honington also enjoys an abundance of apple trees in the gardens and neighbouring fields, and a known village pastime has been to gather the fruits of these trees and make cider whilst Honington Hall - a privately owned manor house within the village, has even featured in several past BBC productions including Love in a Cold Climate, which aired in 2000.

Transport Links and Amenities

Although a rural and delightfully peaceful hamlet, Honington is less than two miles outside of the historic market town of Shipston on Stour. Here you will find a useful array of amenities, including a range of independent specialist shops  and larger outlets such as the local Co-op.

Other services include a medical centre, community hospital, chemist, opticians, dentist, Post Office and leisure centre.

The historic birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, is only 10 miles away. Undoubtably one of the major draws to the town are the three theatres belonging to the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as the beautiful River Avon on which you can enjoy an afternoon’s boating. In addition, there are several shopping centres, supermarkets and a train station within the town.

Schools

The village of Homington falls within the priority catchment area for both Shipston on Stour Primary School, and Shipston High School for secondary education.