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COSY COTSWOLD COTTAGE IN TRANQUIL ILMINGTON VILLAGE SETTING. SLEEPS 4

Felicity Ausden

Advertiser since: 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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COSY COTSWOLD COTTAGE IN TRANQUIL ILMINGTON VILLAGE SETTING. SLEEPS 4

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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 and a music system playable through Bluetooth. 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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Felicity Ausden (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Cosy Cotswold Cottage In Tranquil Ilmington Village Setting. Sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Chipping Campden Cotswold
California coast
5

A perfect place!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was the perfect place for our stay in the Cotswolds. It was warm and cozy with modern appointments in the kitchen and baths. Great care has been taken to make visitors comfortable and welcome. We were a short drive from a train station so we could go into London for an overnight. I highly recommend this cottage!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What lovely appreciative guests! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. You were really lucky with the mild Autumn weather that we had this year right up to November 1st!
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Chipping Campden Cotswold
Canada
5

Just home from 2 wonderful weeks at Sansome Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Felicity for the wonderful 2 weeks at your cottage. The boys (14 and 16 years old) enjoyed their first trip to England. Your cottage was absolutely perfect and Felicity had everything you would need. We were fortunate that our weather was great, sunny, some clouds, few scattered showers and the temperature was not too hot for sightseeing and cool at night for sleeping. The cottage is close to everything and we were out sightseeing every day just after breakfast to after dinner time. Lots to see, also did some hikes in the Cotswolds, about 10 miles each time. The only negative was that we had to leave and go home. What a wonderful place to spend a vacation, and lucky for Felicity and Anthony this village is their home. Hope to see you next time we are in the Cotswolds. Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your cottage. It definitely felt like our home and we all wish we were still there.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a lot this family did in their two week stay. Not just hiking, exploring the local villages and attractions such as Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa and a multitude of National Trust properties in the area but going further afield to see Stonehenge, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and more Roman antiquities in the City of Bath. Every day a day of action! I am envious of your energy and gratified to read of your enjoyment of the cottage and the area. Thank you, Paula!
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Chipping Campden Cotswold
Guelph, On, Canada
5

Like Dropping into a Time Warp with all modern luxuries

  • 5 of 5
I have just returned from three weeks at this lovely cottage and highly recommend it to those seeking tranquility and beauty with easy access to many of the features of the Cotswolds. The cottage is attractive and comfortable and was in pristine condition when we arrived. Felicity the owner, was kind and helpful in every way possible and a delight to get to know. The village provides the loveliest walks between drystone walls sprouting with flowers and a very good pub. It is the kind of place that you long to return to.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you drop into our time warp! I very much hope you will be able to return!
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Chipping Campden Cotswold
5

Great Cotswolds getaway

  • 5 of 5
One of the best! Sansome Cottage is spot-on as a getaway home; warm, welcoming and fully appointed. Felicity, our host was most welcoming, helpful and organized too. Obvious that she knows what guests prefer. Great location in the small hamlet of Ilmington in the heart of the Cotswolds. Quaint is an over used term by the tourism industry….but it certainly applies here. Two good pubs for local dining, great places for country walks, and only a short ride to Oxford & Stratford. Thanks Felicity for a great vacation getaway.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! My research into "what guests prefer" is partly gleaned from the guests themselves and partly because we ourselves rent self catering establishments when we holiday, so it is therefore easier for me to get into the minds of my own guests and recognise what is needed and also what is really nice to have as a bonus! I try to go that little bit further.
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Chipping Campden Cotswold
Martinez, CA - USA
5

Best ever!

  • 5 of 5
Two friends and I stayed at Sansome Cottage for three nights and absolutely loved it. We all agreed it was the best vacation rental we had ever visited, and felt like we were being put up in a friend's home. The cottage is beautiful and fitted out perfectly, with quality furnishings. Typically, this is not the case in other rentals. Our hostess couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We just loved the area and enjoyed driving to the many lovely villages. We also went to Highgrove for a tour of Prince Charles' gardens. Definitely worth the visit, even in autumn and in the rain! My friends and I all agreed that we want to come back for a longer stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Another happy party of girlfriends taking a break together and so good to hear they felt at home and enjoyed themselves despite it being rainy. Note for those thinking of visiting Highgrove - you have to book online in advance and bring photographic identification with you for the tour!
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Chipping Campden Cotswold
carmichael ca
5

best ever

  • 5 of 5
I have rented many vacation homes around the world from vrbo, and this is the best. It's like your perfect English countryside dream to be there. Quiet, cute, meticuously clean and surrounded by cows and sheep among amazing Cotswold villages. The pictures and description don't do the location or cottage justice. The linens are generous and top quality. The beds are very comfortable. The cottage is equipped with everything your could need or imagine needing. I've never had beautiful silver and china for rental eating utensils. The owner, Felicity is overthetop thorough. There are binders with hikes, maps, and activities. She bakes bread and leaves freshly picked berries. She has many dvds, the most appropriate for us was the collection of "Downton Abbey" since we had just toured Highclere Castle. Any questions or concerns before the renting are quickly and completely answered and Felicity is available anytime for help. There are vacationers who return over and over to Sansome; I consider myself lucky to have obtained a booking. Activities in the area: Benheim Palace; Stratford/Shakespeare, Burford Garden Center, every village (Chipping campden, Stowonthewold etc), Hidcote Gardens; afternoon tea; hikes everywhere. I highly recommend this cottage and location for anyone wanting an English countryside amazing experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I love that this happy party of girlfriends liked our cottage and the countryside so much! I have to warn, though, that provision of berries and other produce from the garden are subject to the seasons, vagaries of the weather, time available for picking and digging and of course the many species of wildlife who think they should be in on the sharing process! There are some lean times....but there is always jam.

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Birmingham AP 45 mins and LondonHeathrow 1HR 30 mi
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Two Dining Pubs In The Village (1 does takeaways)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Brailes
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Moreton in Marsh 8 and Stratford upon Avon 7.5 mi
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
M40
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Howard Arms and the Red Lion pubs
Car: recommended

The Cotswold hills are designated as an area of natural beauty and our village, Ilmington, equidistant from beautiful Chipping Campden and historic Shipston on Stour (4 miles) lies on the northern edge of the AONB. Bustling and touristic Stratford upon Avon (7 miles), home of the Bard, Shakespeare offers a wealth of attractions - theatres, museums, excellent shopping opportunities and boating on the River Avon. Many wonderful Cotswold towns and villages, such as Stow on the Wold, Broadway, Bourton on the Water, Burford are within an easy drive and Ilmington itself is a hidden gem. It is a quiet village, off the main roads, with winding footpaths between the predominantly 17th and 18th Century golden-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, a Saxon/Norman Church, and a manor house, complete with ancient fish ponds. Most of our visitors come to enjoy the beauty of the Cotswolds, whether it is to visit the many great houses and gardens open to the public, the historic places of interest or to take drives, hikes or to cycle through the glorious countryside. Some come specifically because they want to visit the birthplace of Shakespeare and to enjoy the theatres in Stratford. Everyone can relax and unwind in the peace of the cottage's courtyard setting, read or have a BBQ in the completely private small garden, listening to the church bells or the song of birds, their melodies sometimes broken by the chatter of children at play in the school playground up the road, their laughter being the only significant everyday noise. You are never very far from the gentle sound of a trickling stream which runs almost secretly through the the village, at times diving underground, only to reemerge again. Into the stream cascades a mini waterfall, the overflow from the restored medieval fish ponds in Middle Street, ceasing only in periods of extreme drought.

If you want to visit London, there is a good train service from Moreton in Marsh but otherwise rural transport is poor and it is recommended that you have a car unless you just want to chill out in the cottage, getting your online shopping delivered. The farm in the village produces and sells fresh eggs, milk and sausages.

The Cities of Oxford and Worcester and the town of Cheltenham are all within a 40-45 minute drive. At Sansome House Cottage you are both in the Heart of England and in the Cotswolds with an excellent road network in all directions.

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Rates & Availability

From £91 Per night

Chipping Campden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
WINTER 2015 4th midwk nt £75
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£610
 
 
SPRING 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Apr 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£640
 
 
EASTER 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£690
 
 
LATE SPRING 2015
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£660
 
 
EARLY SUMMER 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£690
 
 
SUMMER 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
AUTUMN 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
LATE AUTUMN 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£670
 
 
NOV-DEC short brks nearer time
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£640
 
 
XMAS/N.YEAR
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes One week Sat to Sat bookings taken up to a year in advance. Short breaks (winter only)Fri-Mon, Mon-Fri. THREE NIGHT minimum. 5/6 days are the same price as 1 week.
You will get a response to enquiry within hrs. If you want to book I will request your address for the letting agreement. On receipt please return in 48h signed by fax/scan and put payment of deposit (£100 per week booked) in motion. I allow 7 days for receipt of this. Balance payment due 2 calendar months in advance of arrival. Bank transfer or credit/debit card via PayPal (no need to sign up).
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Amenities

Chipping Campden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , American King sized bed made up as Austrian Twins
  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable mattresses with electric under blankets for the winter months. Soft pillows and cosy downy duvets are covered with cotton sheeting. Note that the super king bed is an Austrian Twin - two mattresses on one frame and made up with separate duvets so suitable for close friends as well as couples. The main bedroom has a flat screen TV. The second bedroom , with standard single beds, has a radio.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests seem to really appreciate that I have put myself in their position and asked, 'What do I want to find, myself, in a rental?' I try to make sure that all the little things are right and that you have all the equipment that you need. I do not describe the cottage as 'luxury' (that overused word), rather 'special' so you feel really cared for. I do not provide expensive complimentary toiletries and put the rent up accordingly. I make sure all the essentials are in place and the store cupboard items/general basics are on a use and replace basis. In the summer, if the vegetable garden is behaving, I share the produce with you (no guarantees on the slugs or birds thwarting my efforts though). A newly (home)baked loaf will be awaiting your arrival as well as jam from my home grown raspberries or strawberries and some homemade biscuits on a tea tray. I put vases of flowers from the garden (subject to weather) all around the house.

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