Stay in a fairytale medieval timber-framed cottage in the heart of the city. The Lychgate Cottages on Priory Row are some of the oldest buildings in the city, dating from 1415, and provide a unique place to stay in the heart of Coventry.
The building’s location and date indicate that it originally formed part of the precinct of the 12th century St Mary’s Priory, and it is the only upstanding building that survives from the priory complex. Its close-studded timbers and jettied floor make it an evocative example of a timber-framed building of the early 15th century. The principal timbers throughout show little evidence of re-use and demonstrate that the original structure survives well. For these reasons, the building has been upgraded to listed grade II*, for its architectural and historical interest.
Records from the 16th and 17th centuries mention these as cottages, but by the 19th century, the cottages were in poor condition and were acquired by the adjacent Blue Coat School in 1855 when they were restored and extended. The internal fireplaces and chimneys date from this time, as does the external stair and rear room to the east end.
These buildings now have now been transformed into luxury holiday cottages that are perfect for a city break! Stay in the heart of Coventry get up close to our city magnificate history and heritage. The cottages retain the character of the jetted timber-framed buildings now combined with modern luxury to provide high-quality self-contained accommodation.
Address: 3-6 Priory Row (Lychgate Cottages), Coventry, CV1 5EX