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Folly Farm Cottage
Ranked #2 of 4 Ilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Cotswold Break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

We recently stayed at this lovely cottage and enjoyed our break immensely. Our proprietors Bruce and Pam McFarlane, provided us with help and assistance with luggage etc and produced great accomodation and very satisfying breakfasts. One of the breakfasts available "The Folly Challenge" was not taken up and instead a full farmhouse breakfast proved just manageable.
The local area includes many attractions, our purpose was to visit two fabulous gardens "Hidcot" home of the Quiet American and Kiftsgate, both well worth the visit

Room Tip: Go for the Rose Suite
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry T
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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

We decided to have a weekend away close to Hidcote and only booked the day before we went. Although we wanted B&B, only the Orchard Apartment was available and, as we hadn't planned for self-catering, we paid extra for the excellent breakfasts in the main house.
We liked it so much that we've booked the apartment for a week in September (hope the weather is drier!).
The village is very pretty (Front Street, Middle Street and Back Street - the "back street" where the cottage is located is not like those in the pit village where I grew up). Good pub food available on Front Street.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barry J
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

good value for money, orchard suite is away from the rest of the house has its own patio area very quiet, friendly hosts its clean and has everything you could want the local pubs are very friendly and has great food and walking distance, you could'nt ask for better in this area thanks to pam and bruce you have a wonderful place we will be back and will tell our friends how great folly farm cottage is

Room Tip: orchard suite set away from the rest of the house and very quiet
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steph W
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hitchin
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed here in early June for 3 nights . What a wonderful find ! We stayed in the Lavender suite , it was super ! we wanted for nothing .
Breakfast was amazing , the hosts were fantastic.
We had horrid weather while we there but there was a great stock of Dvd's books and games outside our room, along with a mini fridge to store our wine and snacks etc .
The little extras in the room were a great touch ,
A fantastic friendly and well run B & B and in an ideal location for discovering the Cotswolds, we can't praise it enough !! And hopefully be back again soon !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank bevvyg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

We have just returned from a very relaxing two night stay at Folly Farm Cottage, and wish we were still there. We stayed in the Orchard Apartment which has its own entrance and patio area plus it's tucked away from all the other rooms so it's very private. Bruce, Pam and Lindsey have thought of everything, right down to disposable razors in the bathroom. They were so helpful and their detailed directions of how to get around were amazing :-) they even allowed us to join their team for the local pub quiz. Folly Farm is located in such a beautiful area and having two completely different pubs 3 mins walk away is fab. We will definately be returning. Thank you so much Lindsey, Bruce and Pam......enjoy the wedding ;-) x

  • Stayed June 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

If the warmest hospitality, wonderful fare and excellent accommodation at great value are your criteria for the perfect break, this is the place for you. From the ultra comfortable four poster beds and the spacious corner Jacuzzis to the extensive breakfast menu, Folly Farm will not disappoint. It is situated a short drive from the amenities of Stratford upon Avon in a beautiful , quiet golden stoned village with excellent pubs within walking distance. It is little wonder that Pam and Bruce have such a large number of retuning guests. A bolt hole of this caliber is not easy to find.
Eileen T

Room Tip: Choose from two self catering apartments or four double rooms. The standard and amenities are the sa...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank eileen t t
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

This was a wonderful escape from the city. We loved every aspect of our self-catered apartment from the four-poster bed to the proximity of the village. The owners have clearly thought about all the same details - the fluffy robes, the DVD collection, tea and cake on arrival. They even posted our iphone charger back to us without us asking! It was an unforgettable place and we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Folly Farm Cottage
Address: Back Street, Ilmington CV36 4LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Ilmington
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Folly Farm Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Folly Farm Cottages offer luxury romantic accommodations in the Cotswolds. Three luxury en-suite rooms (one with whirlpool bath), double or four poster bed and breakfast rooms. All the rooms overlook our large sunny cottage garden, brimming with color all year round and laden with fruit from our fruit trees, which our guests are welcome to enjoy. We are only 7 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, ideally placed for visiting the surrounding Cotswold villages and Warwick. Recently awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year running. ... more   less 
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