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Sansome House Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £800  to  £1500

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Sansome House Cottage

Sansome House Cottage is an idyllic retreat in the Cotswolds. It is ideally placed in the charming village of Ilmington and within walking distance of the friendly well stocked village shop, cafe and the Red Lion and Howard Arms pubs, both of which are traditional pubs with a warm welcome for visitors and locals alike. The cottage is the perfect place for a romantic couple's getaway, with its log fireplace and cottage garden. With two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a generously sized living space, it is also ideal for families or friends.

Ilmington is a picturesque village with a small but friendly community and a location that is convenient for exploring both the Cotswolds and the Heart of England. In addition to enjoying walking and cycling through the undulating Ilmington Downs, Campden Hill is only a mile away offering panoramic views across the Cotswold Hills. Unlike some of the better-known towns and villages in the Cotswolds, Ilmington is off the tourist trail and never inundated with coach loads of day-trippers. It's a bit of a well-kept secret with the Ilmington Downs boasting the highest point in the county with amazing views that encompass the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, the blue of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire as well as Warwickshire and Oxfordshire countryside towards the battle field of Edge Hill, Stratford upon Avon and Brailes Hill.

The Cotswolds are a fantastic year-round holiday destination. Its beauty lives up to the hype, and first-time visitors are often left speechless as they are confronted with one glorious view after another. Warm, honey-coloured stone buildings look as pretty in the bright summer sunshine as against autumn leaves and winter mists, and even a simple stroll to the village shop for fresh milk is a delight. Places to see include Chipping Campden, Broadway, Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold, all of which have an excellent variety of independent shops, cafes and pubs as well as regular markets and other fun events. The spires of Oxford and Woodstock with the opulence of Blenheim Palace are also within reach for a day out, while Stratford-Upon-Avon is about a 15-minute drive away and Warwick Castle is also an easy drive.

The popularity of the Cotswolds ensures that there is always something on whether it's a literary festival, Christmas fayre or summer fete. The owners of Sansome House Cottage have provided a selection of maps, cycle routes, walking plans and information about the local area in the cottage to help guests make the most of their stay.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Felicity Ausden joined Independent Cottages in August 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Cotswolds)

Accommodation Comprises:

Sansome Cottage is a period property with original features and accommodation over two levels.


  • Entrance hall providing a warm welcome with parquet floor, antique furnishings that fit with the age of the cottage. There is space to hang coats and leave walking boots.
  • Two steps lead through to the spacious country kitchen where there is a solid wood farmhouse table and a charming dresser holding crockery. The kitchen is well-equipped with all of the appliances and utensils guests will need to cook everything from toast to a celebratory three-course meal. A glazed door opens into the garden and there is lots of natural light. Two wicker armchairs by the French doors provide comfortable seating for coffee on a sunny morning.
  • The comfortable drawing room is a lovely room in which to relax and watch TV or read. It has two large sofas, antique rugs on the wooden floor, an open fireplace, and a choice of books, games and puzzles.
  • Shower room with a "monsoon" shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a super-kingsized (6ft-wide) bed, a small sofa, and a chest of drawers. It has a walk-in dressing room with a handbasin and mirror, hanging space and another chest of drawers.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside tables with reading lights, hanging space and a chest of drawers.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin. No shower upstairs.

Outside: The cottage has an enclosed garden with garden furniture and a BBQ. There is off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. The owners live across the courtyard and are on hand to welcome guests and answer any questions they have but are careful not to intrude in any way. The cottage is only suitable for children over the age of 5 years old. Short breaks are available during the winter months or on a last-minute basis, subject to availability (3-night minimum - 5 nights are charged at the weekly rate). Saturday to Saturday is the normal changeover and short breaks are rarely available between Easter and October. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Sansome House Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £420 | 3 nights: £620 | 4 nights: £750 | 5 nights: £900 | 6 nights: £1,000

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Superking (Austrian twins), 1 Twin)
Enquire with owner
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1608 682555 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Felicity Ausden
Member Since August 2020

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Sansome House Cottage Noticeboard

Please make sure you insure for cancellation. Credit card payments may be made through another site (higher cost there) If you get no reply on the main telephone number ( landline) please ring the mobile 07971389561 or text and I will ring back as it is not always within range of a signal. NO ANIMAL POLICY in the cottage for the benefit of allergic guests. Ditto no smoking. Children of 5 and over are welcome.  CCTV in the courtyard for the security of the house, cottage and outbuildings.

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Sansome House Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 18th May 2024
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