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- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
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Type: CottageSansome Cottage Ilmington 4mi Chipping Campden
Description from the owner
Inexplicably Trip Advisor and FlipKey have moved the rates table. It is still on Trip Advisor - go to 'availability' and then 'details'. On FlipKey the rates table has been completely removed and their calculator does not always accurately reflect my actual rates if it is a short break. Please see the rates for the remaining 2015 space below in the description details (Note - these prices I show below are ex-booking fee added by FK/TA). Please also note that most of the summer and Autumn + Christmas and New Year is already booked.
Sansome House Cottage lies in the courtyard of Sansome House, a very attractive peaceful setting on the edge of Ilmington, ...Read more
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Sansome Cottage Ilmington 4mi Chipping Campden
Chipping Campden, Heart of England, England
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Ilmington, a particularly pretty rural Cotswold village, away from main roads & the normal tourist trail, lies in the North Cotswolds, a "an area of outstanding natural beauty" (AONB) and has a fine manor house. The village of Ilmington, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is nicely 'hidden' from the regular tourists as it is not on any main routes. The main visitors tend to be walkers and cyclists passing through, perhaps stopping at the pub for drink or meal and the the local hunt sometimes meet here in the winter months. Close to Chipping Campden and Stratford upon Avon, the honey coloured stone houses, many dating from the 1700's cluster around the Saxon/Norman church of St. Mary the Virgin. It lies close to the border of Gloucestershire and if you climb the hill you can see the three neighbouring counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire.
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. You can walk here 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 wealth of antique shops, ancient buildings and tearooms. I can recommend places here for cream teas!
Historic Shipston on Stour boasts a High Street voted in top 10 of England (because of its mix of traditional shops). A charming town which has managed to retain the independent shops and so far, fight off the incursion of the big supermarket giants. You will find the butcher, the baker...but I don't think there is a candlestick maker.
10 -15 minutes drive away, Moreton in Marsh, with a railway station, has a very big street market every week. Visit Stow on the Wold with a good selection of upmarket shops including some excellent antique hunting places, Broadway, Leamington Spa and Warwick, with its famous castle. Lots of other castles in the area - Broughton, Kenilworth, Sudeley and of course Blenheim Palace at Woodstock. The beautiful Cotswold town of Burford is worth putting on your list (about 30 minutes drive), not least for a visit to the Burford Garden Company on the outskirts which is much more than a garden centre and serves delicious food as well. Take in a visit to the atmospheric Minster Lovell hall nearby, in the Windrush Valley. The huge amount of literature on the area left in the cottage for you includes my own guide to parking (+ location of public loos!) in several of these places.
This is Shakespeare Country - For houses, theatre, museums, shopping etc. Stratford on Avon is 15 minutes away. Oxford (33 miles) and Cheltenham (40 mins drive) are easy to reach. London by train is 1.5 hrs from Moreton in Marsh Station.
There is something for everyone in the area with riding, golf, fishing and countless other pursuits within a 5-15 mile radius.
Museums for many different tastes abound and the local art gallery at Compton Verney is in a beautiful setting, visitable just for that alone. Blenheim Palace at Woodstock (<30mins drive) is worth devoting a whole day to with his historic Churchill connection as well as its fabulous park, lakes and gardens.
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Nearest airport: LONDON HEATHROW (and Birmingham is only 37 mi), 76.99 miles
Nearest train station: South -Moreton in Marsh and North -Stratford upon Avon, 8.02 miles
Car is recommended
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