Coombe Pool Cottage | Amazing family friendly holiday cottage in Warwickshire

Coombe Pool Cottage | Amazing family friendly holiday cottage in Warwickshire

Imagine a charming country cottage with private hot tub, BBQ and chiminea for those long summer evenings. Or maybe it’s winter and you picture yourself in a cosy cottage front room with a roaring fire to keep you toasty…

Well, this family-friendly holiday cottage in Warwickshire has it all. With plenty of things to do in Warwickshire, Coombe Pool Cottage is perfectly located. Just a short drive from Coventry, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick, there are loads of options for days out.

In this review, I’ll show you inside and tell you all about this amazing holiday cottage. And I’ll share our top things to do including lots of free days out in Warwickshire.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, they will help us keep this site up and running! Thank you for your support!

How to book Coombe Pool holiday cottage in Warwickshire

We were in need of a weekend break and found this amazing holiday cottage in Warwickshire whilst scouring Airbnb.

As a family of 4, I love Airbnb because we can find accommodation that gives us plenty of space instead of having to squeeze into a hotel room.

Don’t get me wrong, I like a nice hotel for the right occasion. But the bigger the family, the harder it is to find hotels with enough space and at a reasonable price.

If you haven’t tried Airbnb yet, sign up through our link and get £25 off your first booking.
If you want to view the Airbnb listing for Coombe Pool Cottage and check availability and price, click here or the link below…
Want to check out other places to stay in Warwickshire? Use the search box below.

Perfectly located for days out in Warwickshire

Coombe Pool Cottage is located in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, near a village called Binley not far from Coventry. The cottage actually sits within the grounds of Coombe County Park, making it the perfect location for exploring this beautiful area.

The nearest train station is Coventry and from there, you can get a taxi or bus to the cottage. Click here to find your best route and methods of transport.

There’s plenty of things to do nearby but if you want to explore further to Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick, I would recommend coming by car.

Getting to Coombe Pool Cottage by car is straightforward given its easy access from the M1, M6, M40 and M42. As you come closer to the cottage on the B4428 (Brinklow Rd), look out for a small turning onto a little lane and a turning opposite onto a track into a field. Depending on which direction you are coming from, the holiday cottage is on the corner of the turning onto the lane. As soon as you turn, the drive to the holiday cottage is immediately on your right.

Arriving at our beautiful holiday cottage in Warwickshire

As we pulled up onto the gravel driveway, the pretty cottage with its white wooden front door was exactly as it looked in the Airbnb photos. Another reason why I love Airbnb – you know exactly what to expect and often the photos don’t do the accommodation justice.
Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - entrance

The lovely lady who owns the cottage lives next door and as soon as we walked towards the door, she appeared to welcome us in. She gave us a quick tour, some useful information and tips before leaving us to make ourselves at home.

We were all very excited!

The girls were torn between wanting to jump straight into the hot tub and dashing upstairs to claim their beds!

The first thing for me was to do a quick video tour of the cottage – check it out on our Facebook page here (and of course a much-needed cup of tea)!

⭐️ Find out more…

Click here to watch the video tour of the holiday cottage.

A charming cottage interior with everything you need

As you enter the first big white wooden door you walk into the porch, a decent sized space to keep shoes and pushchairs etc.

Then you enter the cottage through another white wooden door. Both doors are locked using big old-fashioned keys like something you’d see in Harry Potter! We ceratinly felt nice and safe being securely locked up at night.

Downstairs, there is an adequately sized kitchen and utility room with lovely cottage features including a stable door that opens out onto the outdoor space. There is complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and a pint of milk in the fridge. There is also a folder full of useful information about the area and things to do.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - kitchen

Coming out of the kitchen, there is a little hallway and area to hang coats before you enter into the front room. The front room has a cosy feel to it with a log fire which was made up ready for us should we have wanted to light a fire.

The girls watched a little television in here one morning but otherwise, we didn’t make full use of this room. It was a lovely warm May weekend when we visited but I can imagine it being the loveliest room to spend a cold winters evening in. Sitting all cosy in front of the fire, watching television with a glass of wine and playing board games with the kids.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - front room

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms. One with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The girls were so excited about sleeping next to each other – we pushed them together so that our youngest (nearly 3 years old) didn’t fall out.

The beds are so soft and comfy! When you get into them, you feel like you’ve just laid down onto a fluffy cloud and the sheets felt and smelled so fresh. Needless to say, we all slept extremely well.

We loved the tasteful décor, the blankets at the end of the beds and the fluffy rug on your feet as you get out of bed in the morning. There is also plenty of wardrobe and drawer space for clothes.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - bedroom

Also upstairs is the bathroom, which has a toilet, sink, bath and shower. We used both the bath and shower and there was plenty of hot water. This was lovely to warm us up after getting a little cold following a good couple of hours in the hot tub.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - bathroom

An amazing outdoor area with hot tub, BBQ and chiminea

The outside area of the cottage is just the best place to spend most of your time if the weather is nice. There is a large decking area with table and chairs and a grassed area with the hot tub.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - outdoor

❗️ Top Tip

The hot tub is only available upon request, so make sure you ask when you book.

The whole area is fenced, making it nice and private and there are fairy lights for the evening, making it look so pretty. After we’d finished with the BBQ and hot tub and the kids had gone to bed, we lit the chiminea to keep us warm and sat with a glass of wine relaxing with the fairy lights adding to the ambience.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - fairy lights

Step out of the cottage and into the beautiful country park

The holiday cottage is located within the grounds of the beautiful Coombe Country Park which has plenty of things to do with the family.

We arrived on Saturday afternoon and were booked in for afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey. Much to the girl’s disappointment, we had to refrain them from jumping into the hot tub as we had to set off on our walk over to the Abbey.

They soon forgot their disappointment once we’d left the cottage, walked down the path and into the fields of the country park. The walk takes about 30 minutes, depending on walking pace (we’re not the fastest when our nearly 3-year-old is walking and the field would only really be suitable for an off-road buggy).

Coombe Abbey Afternoon Tea -Grounds

We were a little pushed for time and concerned we weren’t walking in the right direction but actually, you can’t really go wrong. If you stick to the path on the right-hand side of the boundary, you’ll come out at the bottom of the long drive up to Coombe Abbey. Alternatively, there is a subtle path that crosses the field diagonally over to the opposite side of the field. This brings you out near the Visitor Centre and much closer to the Abbey.

Either way is a lovely walk across the fields and the girls certainly worked up an appetite running around.

Coombe Abbey Afternoon Tea -Entrance

Our afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey Hotel was AMAZING! We had the most delicious food and drink and the setting is just stunning. The girls were so well behaved because the dining experience was so exciting for them. They loved having so many different things to try.

Coombe Abbey Afternoon Tea - Food

⭐️ Find out more…

Click here to read our full review on Coombe Abbey Afternoon Tea.

More about the country park and what it has to offer

Once we were fit to burst and couldn’t eat a crumb more, we ventured outside to explore the beautiful gardens and take some photos.

We could have stayed much longer but two little voices kept reminding us that the hot tub was waiting back at the cottage.

Even if afternoon tea doesn’t take your fancy, Coombe Country Park is still worth a visit and has plenty of things to do. There is a Visitor Centre, children’s play areas (including a brilliant climbing forest), walking trails and picnic and BBQ areas – and it’s all completely free!

⭐️ Find out more…

Click here to find out more about what we got up to at Coombe Country Park.

If all this isn’t enough, Coombe Country Park is also home to Go Ape for a more exhilarating treetop experience. Charges apply for Go Ape activities.

❗️ Top Tip

If you’re planning on visiting Coombe Abbey Go Ape, make sure you book in advance to save on price – click here to find out more

We had a lovely stroll back over the fields to our cottage and within no time, we were all splashing around in the hot tub. We had so much fun with the girls and ended staying in for nearly 2 hours! It was way past their bedtime but hey, we were on holiday!

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - hot tub

Top Warwickshire days out during your stay

If you are looking to venture a little further from the holiday cottage, then Warwickshire has plenty of fun days out with kids. Here a few of our top Warwickshire days out, with lots of them being free.

Get close to nature at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Just a short drive away is Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve. If being outdoors and nature is your thing, then this is the perfect place to explore 220 acres of woodland, wildflower meadows and a variety of large pools. You can really get close to nature with it being home to kingfishers, cuckoos, osprey and more. See what you can spot from the bird hides and boardwalks. There is also a visitor centre, tea room and gift shop. There is a small entry fee for Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve – click here to find out more.

Visit the iconic Coventry Cathedral

Being so close to Coventry, you shouldn’t leave without a visit to this somewhat divided city, even if it’s just to witness the stunning ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

I describe it as divided because one half of the city is a dated precinct style shopping area. Whilst some of it has definitely been modernised, parts are still crying out for some regeneration.

By contrast, if you turn down Greyfriars Lane from the shopping area you almost step back in time. Learn more about the history of Coventry by reading the information on the walls. Continue towards the medieval-looking ‘Ford’s Hospital’, a 16th-century half-timbered almshouse.

Fords House Coventry

Head to the ancient ruins of Coventry Cathedral, which was almost completely destroyed by the Germans during the Coventry Blitz in November 1940. Despite being ruined, this iconic structure is somewhat grand and solemnly beautiful – you have to visit for yourself to fully appreciate it.

Coventry Cathedral

Also worth a visit is the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. We didn’t allow ourselves enough time here as we didn’t expect there to be so much to see and do. The girls enjoyed hearing about the story of naked Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom.

All of this can be enjoyed for free.

❗️ Top Tip

If you really want to turn this into a free day out, park at the Central Six Retail Park (CV3 6TA) and get 3 hours free parking. The city centre is approximately a 15-minute walk from the car park.

Top things to do in Leamington Spa

Granted its royal title in 1838 by Queen Victoria, Royal Leamington Spa is a popular spa town in Warwickshire that has attracted wealthy visitors over the years to its spa facilities. Whilst the Royal Pump Room no longer contains spa facilities, there are still plenty of things to do in Leamington Spa.

The grand white townhouses are a spectacular sight in itself. Spend some time shopping and admire the stunning architecture. With a variety of high street stores, unique boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, Leamington Spa is certainly a great place to shop.

Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum and Art Gallery and then head across the road into the Jephson Gardens. Here you can take a walk along the riverside and visit the sub-tropical glasshouse with its range of exotic plants.

Things to do in Leamington Spa - Glasshouse

The best castles in Warwickshire for kids

The holiday cottage is perfectly located in Warwickshire for visiting both Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle. Both are within a 30-minute drive from the cottage. We didn’t have enough time to visit Kenilworth Castle but it’s definitely somewhere we want to visit in the future. To find out more about Kenilworth Castle, click here. We didn’t visit Warwick Castle whilst staying in the holiday cottage in Warwickshire but we have visited before and love it. Warwick Castle is definitely a fun-filled and packed day out with the kids.

⭐️ Find out more…

Click here to read all about our visit to Warwick Castle.

Sign up for Kids Pass for big discounts on family days out. We’ve saved loads through Kids Pass…

Returning back to our holiday cottage in Warwickshire

We only had 2 nights at the holiday cottage and as always, we’d packed in so much to do. Warwickshire has so much to offer, we certainly could have stayed in this amazing holiday cottage for longer.

We were lucky with the weather which meant that we made full use of the outdoor area, hot tub, BBQ and chiminea. We even ate our breakfast outside in the morning. It was so lovely to get up, go and make a cup of tea and fling open the stable door onto the decking area.

Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire - stable door

We had everything we needed including plenty of toilet roll, soap and cleaning products. And our host was on hand next door if we needed anything. In fact, I had to apologise on behalf of our very noisy children who got a little over excited in the hot tub. But she said it was lovely to hear them having so much fun.

The holiday cottage does not have Wi-Fi but actually, it was really nice to limit phone time and actually spend some quality time, having fun with the kids.

Our final thoughts…

If you are looking for a family friendly holiday cottage in Warwickshire (with a hot tub – you can tell how much we enjoyed the hot tub), then choose Coombe Pool Cottage.

If you are looking for places to stay near Warwick Castle or Leamington Spa, then you should also consider Coombe Pool Cottage.

Our 2 nights just wasn’t long enough and there is so much more to do in Warwickshire than I have listed above.

We love the charming space that this cottage has to offer and although we spent a lot of time outside, I can imagine how cosy and welcoming it would also be in the winter months (would make a lovely New Year cottage break)!

We also love the fact that you can step out of the cottage and into the Coombe Country Park.

This really is a gem of a holiday cottage, perfectly located for lots of Warwickshire days out.

Like this post? Pin for later!

Family Friendly Holiday Cottage in Warwickshire