Aerial photography by David Beeson & Terry Mansell

Aerial photography by David Beeson & Terry Mansell

Wigrams is situated directly on the junction of two canals, the Grand Union and Oxford Canal.  It is situated a couple of miles north of Napton just north of the A425 and east of Tomlow Road, about half a mile down its own lane.  

If you are using a Sat-Nav please don’t rely on the postcode.  This will direct you about a mile too far north, near home Farm, as this is the centre of the code area.  We are in fact immediately adjacent to the canal bridge on the north side.  If you have a long vehicle or are towing a large caravan please consider approaching via Stockton to avoid the canal bridges at both ends of Tomlow Road.


 

Address:
Wigrams
Tomlow Road, Stockton, 
Southam, Warwickshire
CV47 8HX

For bookings and enquiries:
01926 810303
07958551882
wigrams@heaf.net

 

 

M40 to J 11 (Banbury)

Turn left onto A422 towards Banbury
After about 1 mile, at third roundabout turn Right onto A423 towards Southam.
After about 13 miles you reach the Southam By-Pass, keep on the A423 (2nd exit)
At the next roundabout turn right onto the A425 towards Daventry.
After about 3 miles you reach the signs for the village of Napton-on-the-Hill
You will come to a crossroad with the Kings Head PH on your right and a garage on your left,  Turn Left into Tomlow Road.

M1 to J 16 (Northampton)

Turn left onto A45 towards Daventry.
At Weedon Bec go straight over the A5
After about 8 miles and a few minor roundabouts turn Left onto the A425
After about 1 mile turn Right at the roundabout keeping on the A425 towards Southam
After a further 5 miles you will reach the signs for the village of Napton-on-the-Hill
You will come to a crossroad with Garage on your right and the Kings Head PH on your left,  Turn Right into Tomlow Road.

M1 J 12

Turn NORTH on the B4451 towards Bishops Itchington and Southam.
Pass through Bishops Itchington and after 3.3 miles when the road joins the B4452 turn sharp right towards Southam.  After a further 2 miles, when you reach the Southam by-Pass turn Right on the A425.  At the next roundabout turn Left on the A423 (1st exit)
At the next roundabout turn right back onto the A425 towards Daventry.
After about 3 miles you reach the signs for the village of Napton-on-the-Hill
You will come to a crossroad with the Kings Head PH on your right and a garage on your left,  Turn Left into Tomlow Road.
After 1/3 of a mile you reach a hump back bridge, immediately after his bridge, as you come down the other side turn Right and follow the lane parallel to the canal. It’s a but bumpy but after half a mile you reach Bridge 17 and the house

Rugby

Take the A426 South towards Dunchurch and Southam.
Go through Dunchurch, over the M45 and past Draycote Water.
After about 4.5 miles from Dunchurch turn Left towards the village of Napton-on-the-Hill
After a bridge over one canal and one disused railway, fork left then right keeping on Tomlow Road.
At 3 miles after turning off the main road you reach another canal bridge.  Do not go over this bridge but turn left immediately before it down a small private lane.  This is Wigrams.
The house is after about half a mile and over bridge 17

For those not wishing to risk the possibility of grounding on the hump back bridges, continue another mile and a half to the turning to Stockton.  Turn Left towards the village.  After passing through the village and after half a mile turn Left along station road.  After another half mile and when you reach “Countrywide Stores”, turn right onto Tomlow road. After 1.7 miles you reach another canal bridge.  Do not go over this bridge but turn left immediately before it down a small private lane.  This is Wigrams.
The house is after about half a mile and over bridge 17

Coventry

Take the A423 Oxford Road south towards Southam.  When you reach the Southam By-Pass turn left, first exit on the A426 towards Rugby. After 1 ¼ miles turn Right towards Stockton. After passing through the village and after half a mile turn Left along Station road.  After another half mile and when you reach “Countrywide Stores”, turn right onto Tomlow road. After 1.7 miles you reach another canal bridge.  Do not go over this bridge but turn left immediately before it down a small private lane.  This is Wigrams.
The house is after about half a mile and over bridge 17

Canal Boat

Wigrams is situated directly adjacent to the canal at Wigrams Turn or Napton Junction, the convergence of the Oxford Canal and the Napton & Warwick Canal at what is colloquially known as ‘The Wide’.  It was at this point about 8 years ago that Castle Marinas excavated a neighbouring field to build a new marina for which they borrowed the name Wigrams Turn.  We have towpath mooring on two sides of our site, one by Bridge 17 just outside the guest house with a gate to the front lawn and also by the yard with direct access to the canal.  

The canals lead off in three directions.  

If you are approaching from the South on the Oxford Canal you will find us after meandering past Fenny Compton and then after descending the Napton flight and then skirting the hill of Napton you will reach us almost a mile after The Bridge at Napton public house.   

If you are arriving from the other branch of the Oxford Canal, The Grand Union, we are just 5 miles plain chugging from Braunston junction.

On the third arm, the continuation of the Grand Union on the Warwick & Napton Canal we are 10 miles and 23 up locks from Royal Leamington Spa.  After rising up the final three locks at Calcut we are a short half mile till Bridge 17.

If you want to arrive by canal or if you are just passing you will find a warm welcome.