Visitors can now stay at some of Coventry's most ancient buildings - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Visitors can now stay at some of Coventry's most ancient buildings

VISITORS from across the Midlands, the UK and the world are now able to stay in some of Coventry’s most ancient buildings.

Six historic buildings have been launched as boutique holiday and visitor accommodation, providing a unique place to stay in the heart of the city.

Historic Coventry Trust has refurbished and converted the two last surviving Gates in the city wall and a terrace of timber framed cottages in Priory Row as part of a £1.75 million partnership project with Coventry City Council.

The ancient buildings, which have been vacant for decades, and were built between 1385 and 1440.

No Ordinary Hospitality Management has been appointed by Historic Coventry Trust to promote and operate the six cottages.

Graham Tait, assistant director of the Historic Coventry Trust, said: “The quality and craftsmanship of the restoration is exceptional and the design combines all of the character of the ancient buildings with all of the benefits of modern living.”

“The unique nature of these properties will give visitors an added reason to travel to Coventry.”

The four properties in Priory Row can cater for groups from two to six, while the Cook Street and Swanswell Gates can accommodate two people.

Councillor David Welsh, cabinet member for Heritage at Coventry City Council, added: “I’m delighted to see these great historical landmarks transformed and brought back into use.

“The Council is working closely with Historic Coventry Trust, and the buildings are among more than a dozen impressive cultural capital schemes that are underway or completed.”

Helen Peters, chair of CWLEP’s culture and tourism business group, said: “The Getting Building Fund is making a real difference to projects throughout Coventry and Warwickshire and it is great that visitors can now book to stay at these wonderful properties.”

Visit www.historiccoventrytrust.org.uk/stay-with-us/ to make a booking.

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