Today we arrived at Stratford-upon-Avon for our weekend visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace. We all stayed in a small group of bed and breakfasts, the main one being Linhill Guest House, located on 34 Evesham Place. The house was around a 7-10 minute walk from the train station, but since it was raining we weren’t that happy (even with the short distance).
Since there are 19 of us, we divided ourselves into groups of 2-4 people. There weren’t enough rooms for everyone at Linhill so Diana (the owner) took us over to her other house, around a 3-minute walk down the road. Notsile and I took the bottom double room, while the other two doubles were taken by Oscar and Steven, and Imani and Caroline. Steven and his family occupied the larger room downstairs (across the hall).
The beds were so comfy, and after weeks of sleeping on screws and unforgiving mattresses Notsile and I were ready to take our naps. The water pressure in the shower was amazing as well, and if we could pick up the house and move it to London, Wizard of Oz-style (minus killing someone), I would totally do so.
The only downside was that we had the tour of Shakespeare’s houses after lunch – if we didn’t, you can be sure that Notsile and I would be down and out for the count, napping in our beds for the rest of the afternoon to catch up on much-needed sleep!