Wellesbourne supports a wide range of community activities ranging from sports to bridge, dance and bell-ringing, and there are some delightful traditional pubs in the village. The historic Wellesbourne Airfield, close to Chestnut Grove, holds aviation related events and has a Wartime Museum, and Chedham’s Yard, another celebrated local attraction, preserves a working blacksmith and wheelwright’s shop. There is a cinema and a wide choice of other amenities, as well as the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Sainsbury’s and Co-op supermarkets can be found within a mile of Chestnut Grove, and the centre of the village has a good selection of local traders and services, including a post office, a family butcher, a delicatessen and convenience stores. Wellesbourne Airfield also hosts one of the largest weekly outdoor markets in the UK.
Chestnut Grove is approximately five and a half miles from the M40 junction 15 and around 40 minutes drive from Birmingham. Local buses link the village with Stratfordupon-Avon, Leamington Spa, Banbury and Coventry, and there are three railway stations within eight miles of the development. Fast services run from Warwick Parkway to Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone, and from Leamington Spa to Birmingham Moor Street, Manchester and Edinburgh. Slower services operate from Stratford-uponAvon, five miles away, to London and Birmingham.
Leisure & Recreation
There are some delightful walks around Wellesbourne and the surrounding communities that form an excellent introduction to the area. A guide to the walks is available from the Warwickshire County Council website. Stratfordupon-Avon Leisure Centre incorporates a gym, sports hall, sauna, all-weather pitches and two swimming pools.
Wellesbourne Waste Recycling Centre, half a mile from the development, has receptacles for virtually all household waste including glass, batteries, paper and cardboard, cans and other packaging. It also accepts electrical goods, furniture, garden waste and scrap metal. A charity shop on the site, run by Age UK, re-sells reusable items.
Education & Health
Wellesbourne C of E Primary and Nursery School is located in the village centre, and there is an RC primary, St Gregory’s, in Stratford-uponAvon. A school bus service runs between Wellesbourne and Kineton High School, around six miles away. The large modern Hastings House Surgery medical practice, a dentist, the village pharmacy and the local library, which hosts health visitor clinics for mums and toddlers, are all located close to each other in the village centre.