July Cottage, Ilmington

Sleeps 5 | Ref: JCI

3bedRural ViewsPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetchildrenReal fireGardenPets welcome

July Cottage is an exquisite Cotswold stone cottage with an abundance of character and a stylish finish which enhances the traditional features. Overlooking the church in the quiet village of Ilmington, and with the popular market towns of Shipston-on-Stour and Chipping Campden just a short drive away, this cottage is ideal for a fabulous relaxing break in the Cotswolds.


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July Cottage is a beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottage which sleeps five guests, in three stylish bedrooms, with a family bathroom. This quintessential Cotswold cottage boasts many character features including oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove.

These period features have been complemented with contemporary décor, modern facilities such as wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with basic BT package, Netflix and Amazon Prime access, and personal touches, including original mid-20th century artwork. At the front of the property there is a stunning garden with views of the village church, and free on-street parking is readily available.


July Cottage is peacefully located in the small yet charming village of Ilmington in the north-east corner of the Cotswolds. Situated in the oldest part of the village, the cottage overlooks the ancient apple tree orchard and the Norman church of St Mary, where the bells still ring out over the orchard. At the heart of the village there are two well-regarded pubs, a village shop, village hall, children’s playground and playing fields where the annual summer fair is held.

This picturesque village falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and sits at the foot of the Ilmington Downs, the highest point in Warwickshire. The Downs offer lovely views across the Vale of Evesham and there are many walks and cycle routes to explore in the local area, including routes over to Hidcote, home to one of the best Arts and Crafts Gardens in Britain, now owned by the National Trust. Ilmington is well placed for exploring the many nearby villages and towns of the region, including Ebrington, Mickleton, Chipping Campden and Shipston-on-Stour, with the latter offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. The world-famous tourist destinations of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, are within easy reach for days out, with the latter just seven miles away.


July Cottage is the perfect retreat for a family or a gathering of friends who are seeking a relaxing getaway surrounded by the glorious Cotswold countryside. The property is laid out as follows:

Accessed via the pretty front garden, the stable door opens into a small porch which leads into a large entrance hall with oak beams and oak flooring. The following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living room A spacious and beautifully presented room with exposed wooden beams and an exposed Cotswold stone feature wall. This room contains:
  • stylish fireplace with wood burning stove
  • three-seater sofa and two armchairs
  • Freeview TV with basic BT package, Netflix access and Amazon Prime access for account holders only
Kitchen The tastefully decorated galley style kitchen is ideal for home cooking and contains:
  • electric oven with four-ring electric hob
  • fridge with small freezer compartment
  • dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine
Dining room This wonderfully light dual aspect room has two sets of French doors leading out into the attractive garden and contains:
  • dining table which comfortably seats five guests
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom A bright and well presented bedroom with lovely views over the garden towards the village church. This bedroom contains:
  • double bed
  • wardrobe
  • dressing table and bedroom chair
  • mirror
Bedroom 2 This elegant bedroom contains:
  • double bed
  • chest of drawers and open hanging space
  • dressing table and bedroom chair
  • mirror
Bedroom 3 Overlooking the garden and village church, this bedroom contains:
  • single bed
  • wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • dressing table with drawers and bedroom chair
  • mirror
Family bathroom
  • bath, walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail

The wonderful well-established garden is located at the front and side of the cottage, accessed via the front door or the French doors in the dining room. There is a lawn area on one side of the garden path and the rest of the garden comprises seating areas surrounded by beautiful flowers and mature shrubs. There is an outdoor table with seating for four in the centre, great for al fresco dining in the warmer months as a charcoal barbecue is provided. A bistro table with seating for two is tucked away next to the hornbeam hedge which encloses the garden and provides privacy, and a cosy metal bench for two sits directly outside the cottage, catching the sun. The layout of this suntrap garden has been carefully thought through, with a further bistro table nestled in the side garden adjacent to the dining room, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee. There is an outhouse which contains a washing machine/tumble dryer.

There is free on-street parking readily available in the village.

  • Village: Ilmington
  • Guests : 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Key features:
    • Rural views
    • Pub nearby
    • Shop nearby
    • Broadband internet
    • Children allowed
    • Real fire
    • Garden
  • Ref.: JCI
  • Rural views: Yes
  • Pub nearby: Yes
  • Shop nearby: Yes
  • Broadband internet: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Real fire: Yes
  • Garden: Yes
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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