Chipping Campden Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Roomy Comfort In Extremely Well Equipped Courtyard Cottage. 2 Bed/2bath.
Drive into a completely private courtyard and find the delightful Sansome House Cottage - a conversion of a 1760's farm building into a charming vacation cottage with all modern amenities. This honey coloured stone cottage lies opposite the main former farmhouse, with tumbling flowers at the door. The interior style is small English country house - Persian rugs lie on wooden floors downstairs, antique furniture sits happily with modern pieces and the whole place oozes comfort and peace. You will be surprised at how roomy it is inside..a large rustic-style kitchen is so well-equipped that we doubt you will be asking for more (but you are welcome to borrow if we have missed something out!). This is also the eating area, with a big farmhouse table and chairs, although there is a small table in the hall that could be used for formal dining if you prefer. Doors from the kitchen lead to a small completely enclosed garden with garden furniture for sunny days and a BBQ. The downstairs cloakroom/bathroom has a loo, basin and shower cabinet.
The sitting room boasts plenty of comfortable seating (2 sofas and armchair) grouped around an open log fireplace and has a 40' HDTV with all the normal digital channels (not Sky). There are DVDs and CDs and a large collection of books available for your stay. There is an ipod dock also. Up quite a steep staircase (not suitable for small children or people with balance difficulties) is the landing, off which are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bath is large and has grip handles.
The main bedroom (with TV) and dressing room off, is spacious, with a brand new King ('Superking' in England) bed which is made up as Austrian Twins (two matresses on the same frame) with separate downy duvets so it suits close friends as well as couples. (Also no nocturnal duvet snatching possible!). There is a small sofa, two chests of drawers and hanging space. There is an extra hand basin in the dressing room. The second bedroom has two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging space. All beds have cosy down and feather duvets and pillows, pure white cotton sheets and very comfortable (so I have been told many times!) mattresses.
There is free access to WiFi and the first basket of logs is complimentary. In addition I provide starter supplies of all the basic household items and staples, such as loo paper, soap, foil, cling film, tea, coffee, herbs and much more.. to save you having to shop for essentials straight away. There is a farm, a minute's walk away, where you can buy milk and eggs. Candles and a complimentary bottle of wine is waiting for your dinner. Basically, it is all set up as a home from home from the off so you can walk through the door and feel you are not missing anything (except maybe your dog and family....) and can feel completely comfortable in YOUR Cotswold cottage for the duration of your stay. Children over five are welcome but the cottage is unsuitable for those under five.
We live in the main house on the other side of the courtyard (a lawn and cherry tree between us!) and are nearly always on hand to give help and advice if required but of course leave you to enjoy your holiday without intrusion. The cottage is well stocked with leaflets and suggestions of places to visit which I keep current, as well as walking, driving and cycling maps.
From April to October there is a minimum booking period of a week unless I have gaps created by people staying longer. There is a maximum occupancy of 4 and children over five are welcome.
Please google to find reviews of Sansome House Cottage! People have to jump through hoops to leave reviews here so I am reluctant to ask them but several have already kindly already done it! The calendar is kept up to date so please check before enquiring for a particular period. I am always on email!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Felicity Ausden
I have run this cottage as a holiday let since we refurbished it in 2005 ( and of course it is renewed and maintained on an ongoing basis). I jigsaw my lettings with my other property - an apartment for 2 in Dublin also advertised on VRBO Prop.405713 You will find 34 5* reviews for the cottage(under Chipping Campden holiday rentals).
Felicity Ausden purchased this cottage in 1979
Why Felicity Ausden chose Chipping Campden
We live opposite in the 'big' house where we have brought up our four children since moving from London in 1979. Our proximity allows us to look after our guests if needed, so as long as we are not away (it is pretty rare that at least one of us is not on hand) we are right there to give help and advice and of course assist in emergencies. We do of course completely respect your privacy.
What makes this cottage unique
This is in the perfect position in the centre of England to make as a base and we have had several visitors, predominantly North Americans and Australians, who have stayed 3 weeks or more and done day trips to places such as Wales, London, Cambridge and Salisbury. Ilmington is unique in being the only village in Warwickshire which is in the Cotswolds being on the borders of the counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire so we have Stratford to the North and a myriad of famously pretty villages to the South - Chipping Campden, Broadway, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold and many more. We are three miles from the most visited garden in England at Hidcote Manor, designed by an American, Lawrence Johnston. Blenheim Palace, home of the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill is half an hours drive at Woodstock and a 'must see' both for its gardens and the palace itself.
There is walking on the doorstep and I guarantee that you will be blown away by the view from Campden Hill, the road out of the village. If you want to hire cycles they can be delivered from a local hire place and you have safe storage in the garage for them.