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

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England
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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, it offers a home away from home. Ideal for a romantic break, a family holiday, couples, walkers (fabulous walks!) or just for those wanting to relax together in comfortable & roomy surroundings. Unsuitable for pets and under 5's.

This centrally heated cottage with open log fire has a cosy & comfortable...
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Listing #FKN3171807
About the Owner
Felicity A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
On arrival we greet you with a tea tray to welcome you. I can do a small amount of shopping if you are travelling from afar. A bottle of wine and candles are left for your dinner and a small box of logs should you want to curl up on the sofa with a book in front of a log 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 (not intrusion!) most of the time. We show you around and then disappear unless we are needed. Our aim is 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, but the owners have crept away.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 4 November 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
Thank Pauline S
Inspire292980, VR Owner at Sansome Cottage, Ilmington 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 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

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Reviewed 19 October 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 2 bed/2 bath 4miles from Chipping Campden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 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!

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 King
    2 Twins
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Note that most of the year it is Saturday changeovers only and weeks are let as full weeks only, But I may be able to be flexible, depending on time of year and availability. Quotes on here are not always correct (they will estimate odd stays like 12 days in the summer which are lower than the actual rate as I normally only do 7,14, etc. so please check with me! This will not show up in the quote on here so please contact me for accurate pricing. I can take credit cards on another site but don't here.

If you are coming for a long stay I may be able to arrange for a cleaner to come in for a few hours each week. She currently charges £25 for two hours (minimum 2 hour session). It would be necessary to arrange this in advance of your stay.
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About the neighbourhood
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 Ca...
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. 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 an 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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: LHR (and BHX is only 37 miles): 124.0 km
Railway: MoretoninMarsh&Stratford: 13.0 km
Being in the centre of England we are not too far from a number of airports, London Heathrow (an hour and half by car) is probably best for trans-Atlantic travellers, but Birmingham is the nearest (45 minutes drive). But Bristol, East Midlands and London Luton are also within easy reach. A little further is London Gatwick (takes about 2 and half hours) and London Stanstead (about the same).

Many of our visitors take the train from London to Oxford and pick up a hire car there, thereby avoiding driving in London, but an equal number pick up a car at whichever airport they land at. Local car hire can be arranged but it usually involves a taxi journey from the station. You can also get a train from London to Banbury (20 mins from the cottage) or a direct coach service from Heathrow, and...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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