Subject: Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick
Northleigh House at Five Ways Road, Hatton, Warwick, about 5 miles from Warwick and a little further to Leamington Spa, is a B&B with about seven rooms, all with en suites as I recall. Individually decorated, with a good breakfast and comfortable common rooms. Not in a village, though so you would need a car. I wasn't clear from your message whether all your travel would be by rail or only the first part. Alternatively, I happened to pick up in a weekend Sydney newspaper, a recommendation from a Travel Section reader for a hotel in Leamington Spa. Can't give a personal recommendation on it but an extract from the letter follows: An unpretentious building on the corner of Warwick and Clarendon streets, it offers large rooms, comfortable beds, real showers and a menu to die for.... (AA Red Star rating and rosette for food.) The Lansdowne Hotel, 87 Clarendon Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Around $200 (Australian) - so not much more than half that in US dollars, for a double. Warwick is a pleasant little town and the castle worth seeing. Regards, Joan Melbourne, Australia