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Postcode: CV47 | code search
Population: 6500
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Located between Leamington Spa and Daventry on the A425, Southam is a small market town in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire. It is also conveniently situated for many routes, including easy access to the M40 motorway. Southam is located on the River Stowe which flows from Napton-on-the-Hill and joins the Warwickshire River Itchen just outside of the town, which in turn flows into the River Leam. Southam and its "Halliwell" (or Holy Well) was first mentioned in 998 when it was granted to the Priory of Coventry by King Ethelred. Mentioned as 'Suham' in the Domesday Book, Southam was granted a charter in the 13th Century when St. James' church was built. In 1227 the Prior obtained a statute allowing Southam a weekly market. The water from the Holy Well was said to cure eye ailments. The dominant rock type for the area is blue lias clay. Hence until quite recently there was a medium sized cement factory with associated quarrying a mile north of the town. This works was served by both rail and canal transport - the latter being a short arm from the Grand Union Canal. Cement production was halted in the late 1990s. However, quarrying at the site continues.

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Napton Fields Holiday Cottages (2.34 miles)

Napton Fields Holiday Cottages
Napton Fields Holiday Cottages are perfectly situated when visiting rural Warwickshire for business or pleasure. A great base for exploring or working at nearby Southam, Gaydon including The British Motor Museum, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford ... More | visit website
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Hollybush Inn (3.54 miles)

Hollybush Inn

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Situated in the Centre of the beautiful picturesque village of Priors Marston, the Hollybush emanates all that is “the perfect English Inn” with fantastically cooked fresh quality dining, 3 real ... More

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Wormleighton Hall (3.55 miles)

Wormleighton Hall

Beautiful rural location, spacious and comfortable, very private, excellent guest facilities stunning views. All rooms en-suite with power showers, and all extras. Evening meals can be provided, or otherwise excellent local pubs and resturants can ... More | visit website

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Caudle Hill Farm (4.79 miles)

Caudle Hill Farm

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Caudle Hill Farm is situated in the middle of a 700 acre working farm. It has a tranquil and stunning setting with views stretching to ... More

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Hellidon Lakes (4.83 miles)

Hellidon Lakes
Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel is a truly splendid resort hotel, set in 220 acres of delightful rolling countryside on the borders of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. All 110 bedrooms and suites are tastefully furnished ... More | visit website
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Days Inn Warwick North (6.07 miles)

Days Inn Warwick North
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. Days Inn Warwick Northbound is located on the M40 Northbound carriageway. Free Parking is available to all guests and reception is 24hours. All rooms are en-suite with bath & ... More | visit website
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Church Hill Farm (6.36 miles)

Church Hill Farm

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An idyllic country bed and breakfast close to Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Royal Leamington Spa. Church Hill Farm is a 300 acre working farm with a farmhouse that ... More

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Staverton Park Hotel (6.72 miles)

Staverton Park Hotel

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Easily accessible from the M1, M6, M40, and Birmingham Airport, the hotel is one of the Midlands’ top locations and presents itself as the ideal venue for training and conferences. Set in ... More

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Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa (7.38 miles)

Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa

Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa is privately owned by the Eden Hotel Collection, winners of the ‘AA Small Hotel Group of the Year’ 2014-2015.

Situated in the heart of Warwickshire, just outside Royal Leamington ... More | visit website

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The Granary Hotel (7.45 miles)

The Granary Hotel
The Granary Hotel in Daventry: Opened in 2007, the Granary Hotel in Daventry is a conversion of a grade II listed farm building to a boutique residential conference centre and 10 bedroom hideaway which seamlessly ... More | visit website

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