Welcome to Kenilworth
Kenilworth is a desirable and picturesque market town about 6 miles South West of Coventry and about 6 miles NorthEast of Leamington Spa. It has two High Streets; High Street which most Kenilworth people refer to as The Old High Street and Warwick Road which is the main road and parade of shops running through the new part of Kenilworth. We even have two Christmas light switch ons!
Bridge street, High Street, New Street, Fieldgate Lane, Castle Hill, Malthouse Lane and other roads in that area have lots of lovely, imposing, characterful properties in great condition, many of which are Grade One and Grade Two listed and a lot of the area is conservation area. High Street has beautiful and varied architecture, bustling pubs, boutique shops and eateries, old cobble stones in parts and, of course, our office! High Street and Bridge Street form the North and East borders of the famous Abbey Fields which is one of Kenilworth’s fabulous parks with the ruins of The Abbey and St Nicholas Church in its grounds. If you’d like to see for yourself there is a short video of the park on our Instagram page @pittawaythompson.
Kenilworth has lots of excellent state primary schools, a private junior school named Crackley Hall, secondary school and sports college and a sixth form college also. Many of the children then go onto Warwickshire College in Leamington or attend the nearby independent schools in Coventry, Leamington and Warwick. King Henry VIII, Bablake, Warwick School. Kenilworth has a thriving community atmosphere; the response for the plea for volunteers when the coronavirus pandemic first hit was incredible with over 600 volunteers within the first couple of weeks, of whom Olivia was one!
There is a rugby club, which currently has planning to rebuild and relocate to another area of Kenilworth and a golf club with a beautiful course and club house with regular events. There is a 24-hour gym, a couple of other gyms, swimming pool and outdoor swimming pool. There is also the nearby Warwickshire Health and golf club of which many Kenilworth residents are members. There are plenty of activities for young children including gymnastics, drama, dance and other classes and stay and plays. There are good private day nurseries and nurseries attached to schools. Warwick Road, the newer high street is full of restaurants, bars, charity shops, independent shops and coffee and cake establishments. There are two doctors surgeries, various dentists, chemists a Sainsburys and Waitrose.
Kenilworth is possibly most famous for its Castle which is now owned and run by English Heritage – Kenilworth residents get free access to the castle once they’ve applied for their pass and there are regular events featuring activities for children and shows including things like medieval jousting and more recently The Antiques Roadshow. The fireworks display here is second to none and can be seen from the grounds, from Abbey Fields and also back gardens and bedroom windows all over town!
We have our own carnival every year in early July which is a real community affair full of costumes and wonderfully decorated floats, there is a fairground in Abbey Fields that weekend too.
Kenilworth's property market appears to stay in its own little bubble, house prices have risen dramatically in recent years and don’t appear to dip when surrounding areas do. A property in Kenilworth is a pretty safe bet, if you can get onto the ladder here in the first place!
With The A46 running past the South of Kenilworth it is easy to get to most places without too much trouble. In a few minutes you can be on the M40 one way and the M6 the other. We have a train station recently rebuilt in 2016 that has direct links to Coventry and Leamington Spa. In 2019, West Midlands Trains services from Leamington Spa to Nuneaton commenced calling at the station and there are many buses running through and around the town at all times of day and night to neighbouring Leamington Spa, Coventry and Warwick.