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Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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It’s important that you review our agreement before making your payment or submitting your booking request. You can review the document by selecting 'booking contract' before you submit payment Entirely owner managed, maintained and loved, Sansome House Cottage lies in the courtyard of Sansome House, a very attractive peaceful setting on the edge of Ilmington, one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. Converted from 18th Century farm buildings, refurbished and modernised (all newly decorated 2020), it offers a home away from home. Ideal for a romantic break, a family holiday, couples, walkers (fabulous walks!), cyclists, or just for those wanting to relax together in comfortable & roomy surroundings. Unsuitable for pets & under 5's. This centrally heated cottage with open log fi...It’s important that you review our agreement before making your payment or submitting your booking request. You can review the document by selecting 'booking contract' before you submit payment Entirely owner managed, maintained and loved, Sansome House Cottage lies in the courtyard of Sansome House, a very attractive peaceful setting on the edge of Ilmington, one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. Converted from 18th Century farm buildings, refurbished and modernised (all newly decorated 2020), it offers a home away from home. Ideal for a romantic break, a family holiday, couples, walkers (fabulous walks!), cyclists, or just for those wanting to relax together in comfortable & roomy surroundings. Unsuitable for pets & under 5's. This centrally heated cottage with open log fire has a cosy & comfortable sitting room. The large sunny kitchen/dining room is extremely well-equipped & leads to a small private garden. There is a shower room downstairs and a bathroom with bath upstairs. The main bedroom with dressing room off has a King bed made up as 'Austrian twins' with separate mattresses & duvets on the one frame so suitable for very close friends as well as couples .The twin bedroom has singles which are longer than standard (200 cm long mattresses) The cottage combines the traditional with modern comforts & is ultra clean. You will find freshly arranged flowers in nearly every room. The cottage is perfect as a base for exploring the wonderful Cotswold countryside on the doorstep, by car, on foot, or by bike. We look forward to welcoming you & doing everything we can to make your stay a memorable one. The cottage welcomes non-smokers and children over 5. My Sansome Cottage 'Whats On' gives comprehensive details about activities and events in the area throughout the year. Entrance hall with staircase to 1st floor. This is quite steep and is unsuitable for those who have difficulty on stairs and just one of many reasons we do not accept under fives although well behaved children over five are welcome. Cloakroom with shower. (recently remodelled). The sunny kitchen is unusually well equipped for a holiday let. There are 4 types of coffee maker -electric drip filter, French press, Nespresso machine and hob top espresso maker. We leave basic starter amounts of stores such as salt sugar, oil, tea, coffee etc. so you don't have to rush to the shop as soon as you arrive. Also small supplies of loo paper, kitchen foil, w.up liquid etc. Patio doors to enclosed garden with table, chairs, BBQ. Seasonal herbs in the garden for the cook, who also has a small flat screen TV to watch in the kitchen. Drawing room: An attractive room, getting afternoon sun, with stripped floorboards and antique Persian rugs. Two comfortable sofas and an easy chair. Freesat 43' HDTV/selection of books/maps/guides/board games /puzzles to borrow. WIFI access is FOC. Upstairs: two bedrooms with bathroom in between. Bath, loo and handbasin (no shower). Principal bedroom has small flat screen TV and a small dressing room off with basin. Exterior Details: You drive into an enclosed courtyard and park your car right outside your front door. The other buildings around are our garages and outhouses. The cottage garage houses the ping pong, tumble drier, barbeque and extra fridge freezer if required. There is room for safe bicycle storage. The house garden is a haven for wildlife so full of birdsong and you may see our pheasant, deer, badgers, foxes, squirrels, a hedgehog or Mr Mole. Your own garden is small and very private. The situation is very quiet and peaceful, save for the church bell practice on Wednesdays or the children playing outside at the school up the road in Back Street, in term time and of course the odd mower in summer.The hill above the village is the highest point in Warwickshire and there is wonderful walking country all around, the whole area being criss crossed with walking and bridle paths; you can wander through open fields, along escarpments and through wooded areas or just meander on the many village footpaths. A little stream trickles through the village and a mini-waterfall cascades from the restored medieval fish ponds which are owned by the manor house. The cottage is 4 minutes walk from 2 good dining pubs serving lunch and dinner,The Red Lion & The Howard Arms- Bronze award in Pub of the Year for England. The village shop on the Upper Green, sells fresh fruit and vegetables, locally sourced meat, bread from a local bakery. A cafe is attached. More grocery shops are 5-10 mins drive - Chipping Campden or Shipston, Waitrose supermarket is only 10 minutes away. There is a Sports Club in Ilmington and a leisure centre 5 minutes drive away. Cycle & walk guides available.. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
My cottage booking form (link in agreement) must be filled in after you book here as I need more details than the site gives me. Maximum of 4 people staying who are all non-smokers. Daytime visitors limited to an additional 4. No visiting pets or smokers please. No children under five (the cottage is unsuitable). Well behaved over fives are most welcome.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Felicity A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
A tea tray is left to welcome you and a few other treats along with a small box of logs should you want to curl up on the sofa with a book in front of an open fire. We live in the big house the other side of the courtyard (separated by a lawn and tree) and are available for help and advice, in person or online, most of the time.We aim to provide a place which is as if you are house guests at a little country house and everything has been left ready for you, including freshly picked flowers. We always make cleaning a high priority and use hospital grade sanitiser.
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Reviewed February 23, 2022

We booked a week in Sansome Cottage in January, desperate for a holiday even though it was the cold winter months. The cottage was perfect for us, a lovely generous size for two people staying, although it easily fits more. We enjoyed many an hour...More

Date of stay: January 2022
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Climber86755, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2022

It was lovely to have these guests stay as they threw themselves into everything despite pretty horrible weather and really took advantage of being in the centre of our interesting area, not to mention visiting a few of the many fabulous eating establishments around here....More

Reviewed September 23, 2021

This was an impressive holiday accommodation. Spacious,clean,self contained and a nice combination of rural peace and quiet but within easy reach either walking or car for somewhere to eat or buy any necessary's from the local shop. Owners are exceptionally friendly and helpful, would thoroughly...More

Date of stay: September 2021
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Climber86755, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2021

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you liked the cottage and the village. Ilmington has been named as one of the Sunday Times' Best Villages to live in - but great to stay in too!.

Reviewed October 27, 2020

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone! I visited here with my partner and had an exceptional experience. If you're after an escape to the country this is the place for you! The host Felicity, had thought of everything to ensure our stay was...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Climber86755, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2020

Wow! What a stunning review. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you loved your stay. Do come back sometime when the Cotswold gardens are at their best and visiting is easier than this time of Covid restrictions.

Reviewed October 5, 2020

We spent two wonderful weeks in the Sansome Cottage, for the required COVID quarantine, and I can't imagine a better place to stay! Upon arrival we were greeted by Felicity, the wonderful hostess, who supplied delicious homemade bread, Jam, and biscuits, along with fruit, veggies...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Climber86755, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Thank you for your appreciation. Do come back. Return visitors are cherished!

Reviewed October 3, 2020

The whole process of booking was easy, and Felicity - one of the owners - was very good at answering queries about the property. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable, with a sheltered back garden to sit in and relax. The kitchen has everything...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Climber86755, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and also its convenient position for enjoying other places. We are fortunate to be in both the Heart of England and the Cotswolds so you can enjoy the scenery and the pretty villages as well...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2018

My wife and I spent a wonderful month at Sansome Cottage. The cottage is roomy, cozy and comfortable. The kitchen/dining room is well equipped for cooking. There is a lovely private garden. In cool weather, the wood-burning fireplace is cozy. Ilmington is a typical, lovely,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Inspire292980, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2018

We look forward to the return of these lovely guests from Louisiana and thank them for their kind review.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

We recently had 10 days in the Cotswolds and having rented from Felicity and Tony before we were anxious to stay at this place. We could not have asked for better, more thorough and caring service. They are available for any needs or wants. The...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Inspire292980, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the kitchen well equipped. We can nearly always lend something found missing (e.g. the fish kettle which is stored with us). I am currently updating some guides for my files which suggest circular day trips out by car,...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018

From the moment we drove up to the cottage after passing through the quiet rustic beauty of Ilmington we had a good feeling about where we were about to stay. Upon being warmly greeted by Felicity and Tony and entering the cottage we immediately felt...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Inspire292980, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

We consider ourselves fortunate to have lovely, appreciative guests such as yourself stay with us to share in the beauty of the Cotswolds and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you so much for troubling to write a review!

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We stayed in Sansome Cottage for a week and we loved it. It's a wonderful, cosy house with absolutely everything you could wish for. It was lovely to be welcomed with homemade bread, jam, sweets, hand-picked berries and beautiful flowers in every room. We enjoyed...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Inspire292980, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

We are always delighted to have guests from Germany and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the English Cotswolds. We look forward to your return visit! Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed April 28, 2018

Ilmington is a beautiful village, easy to walk round with a community run shop, great pub/restaurant - we were warmly welcomed by everyone we met. Sansome Cottage is divine, lounge with real fire (logs were left for us), huge farmhouse style kitchen with everything you...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Management response:Responded June 13, 2018

Abject apologies for a late response. I only just realised, although I emailed you, I did not thank you here for your kind review! We are really glad that you enjoyed our village and its environs as well as our cottage and managed to visit...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Porch
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Ilmington has an excellent village shop open 6 days a week + Sunday morning and with a cafe attached. There are dozens of beautiful villages around; most of the houses and cottages are built from locally quarried Cotswold stone which glows golden in the sunshine. Nearby: The delightful Hidcote Manor garden, 3 miles. A National Trust garden and, arguably, the best one in England. Designed by Lawrence Johnston, an American in the early 1900's, it features a series of 'rooms' as well as wild areas and woodland. Opposite this, the delightful privately owned, Kiftsgate Garden. You can walk to Hidcote from the cottage through the fields or take it in on a 7 mile circular walk to include the excellent Ebrington Arms pub in Ebrington. The old wool market town of Chipping Campden has a ...
Getting around
Although a car is not essential ( with a shop and two dining pubs + online supermarket delivery availability) we do recommend that you have one, in order to really get the most out of your holiday as there are so many wonderful, sometimes out of the way, places to explore. Local transport is sketchy but improving (4 x buses to Moreton and Stratford now Mon-Sat). There are trains to London from both Stratford and Moreton in Marsh. I have devised some suggested day trips which I have left in the folder - mostly encompassing a historic house or garden of which there are many in the area.. Ordinary bikes as well as electric bikes are available locally for hire. The pedal cycles can be delivered to the cottage.Garage bike storage.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden

Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Sansome Cottage Ilmington. COTSWOLDS 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.