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We aim to create a home from home experience in both our places and make you feel like we have got ready the place for a friend to come and stay (without the hosts hovering over you!). In our Cotswold cottage we are nearby but leave you to enjoy your holiday on your own unless you need us. Our Dublin apartment is our own holiday home so although all our personal stuff is shut away in a cupboard, it is very much a place for you to call home and to relax in after a long day's sightseeing. In both places, you will find much more than in a standard vacation rental. If we have forgotten something you expect to have, then just tell us and we will sort it! We are always at the end of an email or phone call.
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IconLives: Ilmington, United Kingdom

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My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful house in Ilmington, Warwickshire, located in the picturesque Cotswold's. This charming limestone property is not just a house, but a tranquil portal to the historic English countryside. This “cottage” is very spacious with tasteful decor and was lovingly appointed. The house is a true gem, in a garden setting that could easily be taken for a scene from a storybook. It is the perfect setting for a quintessential English countryside stay. The interior is nicely furnished, wonderfully comfortable for relaxing, cooking and sleeping. A highlight for us were the scenic walks. The surroundings are peaceful and picturesque, making it a dream for nature lovers. And for traditional English hospitality, there is a perfect pub and restaurant, The Howard Arms, a short footpath walks away to enjoy as we did twice. Like stepping into a postcard, surrounded by history and beauty, the leafy hamlet with its ancient towering church and sheep in green pastures looks the same as it did hundreds of years ago. Overall, our stay in this Ilmington house was truly memorable, and it is a place we would highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Cotswold's experience. It is a perfect blend of comfort, natural beauty, and historic English charm. Felicity and Tony are gracious hosts who made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Excellent communication. Really well prepared. Love to stay again.
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Celia M.
Celia M.
Website: VRBO,Nov 2023
This was a most lovely tranquil environment. You felt that if any problems arose, the owners would sort it out. A definite 'no worry' holiday. This was what we needed and didnt disappoint.
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Sally W., Yorkshire
Sally W., Yorkshire
Website: VRBO,Jul 2023
The house is just lovely: comfortable, cozy but not claustrophobic, and full of thoughtful touches like a picnic hamper. The private garden is beautiful and the perfect place to relax. Felicity, the hostess, is so generous! (Thank you for the delicious homemade bread and jam (and home-grown cucumber) waiting for us on arrival.) Throughout our stay, Felicity was ready with suggestions, but never intrusive. The village is also amazing, with a local shop with exceptional quality items, two amazing pubs, plus a beautiful church with hidden sculptures of mice (we had great fun finding them all).
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Alison A., Boston, MA, USA
Alison A., Boston, MA, USA
Website: VRBO,Jul 2022
Sansome Cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. It is in a charming area of the Cotswolds with many walks from the village and further afield. There are many gardens and attractions to visit within a short distance drive. The owners are very helpful and have provided plenty of useful information to ensure you have a very good stay.The cottage has its own private sunny garden which is a bonus.
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Ruth T.
Ruth T.
Website: VRBO,Apr 2022
We’ve visited the Cotswolds on several occasions, usually staying in Bourton on the Water. For this trip, we wanted to step back from the tourist-centric town, while still be conveniently located to the sites we wanted to see. Ilmington and Sansome House were the perfect combination. We arrived to find freshly baked bread with homemade jam, milk, wine, fresh flowers and other essentials to start our holiday. Felicity gave us some must see sights and the name of local grocery and butcher options, which were spot on. She and Tony are fantastic hosts. As the title of this review states, the cottage is a good blend of character and convenience. It’s very well equipped, especially the kitchen. We cooked most of our evening meals in the cottage and ate out for lunch. The beds, duvets, towels, etc. are of the highest quality. There’s a lovely garden outside the kitchen. We set aside a couple of days per week for relaxing in the cottage and enjoying a fire in the sitting room. The TV has a large amount of channels and the WiFi is fast and consistent. There’s two pubs in town a few minutes walk from the cottage, offering tasty meals and drinks. The Community Shop has an amazing array of items and a small cafe. You can’t go wrong staying at Sansome House !
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Rex B., Chappell Hill, TX
Rex B., Chappell Hill, TX
Website: VRBO,Apr 2022
Communications with the property owner, Felicity, were excellent. The cottage was even better than we expected down to every detail. Comfortable living room with a great fireplace and a large kitchen. We look forward to a return visit.
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melanie g., Longboat Key, Florida
melanie g., Longboat Key, Florida
Website: VRBO,Jan 2022

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Cotswolds cottage for 4 Ilmington 2 bed/2 bath

Cotswolds cottage for 4 Ilmington 2 bed/2 bath

A home from home experience in a beautiful North Cotswold village. Sleeps 4. No taxes or extra fees.

2 Bedrooms  2 Bathrooms
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Dublinletfor2 Your home in the City

Spacious & light, homely, sleeps 2 apartment. Comfortable base 10 minutes bus ride from the centre.

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Useful information for visitors including sections on driving, local markets, shopping, parking and location of public conveniences in the area. A series, with more to follow....
Visiting the North Cotswolds at a quieter time of year
With Ilmington as the centre of the universe, I have planned suggested day trips out from there.
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