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The Glen is a charming Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage with an attractive enclosed garden.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Sleeps five.

The Glen is a charming Grade II listed Cotswold stone holiday cottage. Semi-detached and part thatched, this self catering accommodation has an attractive enclosed garden overlooking Ilmington's Norman church. There is a large kitchen/diner which is ideal, ensuring the “chef” never feels left out while others are relaxing on the perfectly positioned sofa in the same room.

Step out of the french doors onto the patio or wander up the steps to the second level lawned area and enjoy al fresco evenings in this charming garden, or retreat to the summer house for a little more comfort. For children wishing to explore, ask them to seek out the secluded wendy house at the top of this gently sloping garden.

Ilmington is a delightful village nestling at the foot of the Cotswold hills, surrounded by good walking countryside and lying in one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Two traditional country pubs (including the Howard Arms, well-known locally for its excellent restaurant) are within easy walking distance of the cottage in addition to the well-stocked village shop.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps five guests

Three bedrooms.

One bathroom and one shower room.

Attractive enclosed garden overlooking the Norman church and built over two levels with steps.

Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog).

Roadside parking.

Open Fire.


Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Peaceful, picturesque village with volumes of charm and character.

Part thatched roof.

Exposed beams and flagstone floors in the kitchen.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.

TV, DVD, CD player and radio.

Cot and highchair available on request.

Garden furniture and summerhouse.

Todenham Manor Farm can deliver a box of fresh meat to your cottage for your stay.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Within walking distance to The Howard Arms and The Fuzzy Duck.

Morris men are often found performing throughout the local areas.

The village is a short drive from Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick which all provide an array of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Enjoy Hidcote Gardens and Kiftsgate Gardens.

A short drive away you will find the town of Broadway, it is often referred to as the “show village of England” due to its beautiful honey coloured limestone buildings some of which date back to the 16th century. Visit the Broadway Deli to stock up on all the lovely, local produce that is beautifully presented inside and out of the shop.

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Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Shipston-on-Stour around the Ilmington

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
    First floor: Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bathroom
  • En-suite shower room. Bathroom with bath and shower attachment.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 3' single zip and link beds
    First floor: Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with 3' bed
  • Double bedroom with 5' bed. Twin bedroom with two 3' zip-and-link beds that can be converted to a 6' bed on request. Single bedroom with a 3' bed.
  • Television
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Oil central heating, open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. TV, DVD, CD player and radio. High speed, WiFi.* Cot and highchair available on request. Garden furniture. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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The Glen is a charming Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage with an attractive enclosed garden.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Much larger than expected and filled with character. Full of light and nicely decorated. Good size for the four of us.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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The best week in quintessential Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

The Glen is a must for anyone looking for a wonderful break away from it all! It is nestled into the most beautiful Cotswolds dreamy village. The cottage is perfect...cosy and comfortable and the huge bonus of having French doors that open up from the kitchen onto a patio and wonderful garden teeming with beautiful English flowers. Illmington a hidden gem. Church bells ring and sheep in the field infront. The villagers all so friendly. Stunning walks, fabulous pubs, a great village shop that sells all you need. Look no further for a slice of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Other Activities:

Places to visit within the area include:

Stratford upon Avon

World famous for its Shakespearean connections. Visit the theatres, R.S.C. Info line 01789 412666 museums, shops and riverside park. Go boating on the River Avon 01789 267073. Stroll around the Butterfly Farm whatever the weather.01789 299288. Go for a theatrical tour of Stratford with Grimm’s Ghostly Tours 01789 204106. Email the family back home at the Java [internet] café 01789 236400. Tour on the Open Top Double Deckers visiting all the Shakespeare houses (admission not included) with Guide Friday 01789 414681.

Bourton on the Water

A beautiful Cotswold village, with its own bird sanctuary, miniature model village, trout farm and perfumery.

Broadway Tower & Country Club

Situated just outside Broadway. The folly was built by the Earl of Coventry and the grounds hold an adventure playground, a collection of rare animals and a restaurant which is housed in a converted Cotswold barn. This spot is ideal for walking the dog.

Gordon Russell Design Museum

The Museum in Broadway celebrates the work of Sir Gordon Russell, the renowned 20th Century Furniture Designer.

Cotswold Farm Park

Situated at Bemborough, near Guiting Power (on the Snowshill to Bourton on the Water road). Founded twenty years ago by a local farmer, the park is now a refuge for the many localised ancient breeds of farm stock. Good place to take the children. (01451 850307).

Cotswold Wildlife Park

This beautiful park and house is situated just outside Burford on the Swindon Road. Very large variety of wild life, insect and reptile house, aquariums, aviaries, adventure playground, miniature railway, picnic areas and restaurants. The house is open to the public. Ideal for a day out with the children. Burford itself is extremely pretty with its Cotswold stone buildings and shops.01993 823006

Dovers Hill

Owned by the National Trust, this has a superb view from which the Black Mountains in Wales can be seen on a clear day. Ideal spot for walking the dog. This is the site of the Cotswold Olympics founded by Sir Robert Dover in the 17th Century to keep the locals amused, but was banned in the 19th Century. It now takes place in the first week in June with a torchlight procession down into Chipping Campden following the games. The next day is 'Scuttlebrook Wake'. This is a carnival in Chipping Campden.

Hidcote Manor

The finest gardens in the country are to be found just four miles outside Chipping Campden. Hidcote is owned by the National Trust. 01386 438333

Kifsgate Gardens

Situated next to Hidcote Manor and reputed to be one of its main rivals.

Snowshill Lavender Farm

Situated in the Cotswold Hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham. Started growing Lavender in 2000, and now has 35 different varieties stretching over 53 acres. Gift shop and tearoom serving lavender scones 01386 854821.

Stanway House

Privately owned house, five miles south of Broadway. 01386 584469

Sudeley Castle

A fine privately owned mansion at Winchcombe, which is open to the public. (01242 602308 mon-fri) (01242 604244 sat-sun).


Warwick Castle One Thousand Years of Secrets. The castle is set in 60 acres of grounds, plenty to see and do. 01926 406611. The Warwick Doll Museum. A 15th century house; home to a collection of dolls, toys, and teddy bears. Also shop. 01926 412500. Enjoy excellent flat and jump racing all year round at Warwick Racecourse 01926 419553.

Kenilworth Castle

View the Norman keep and Great Hall, beautiful reconstructed Tudor Gardens.01926 852078.

Wellesbourne Watermill

One of the few mills in the country where you can still see the machinery in action, working as it did a hundred years ago. 01789 470237

Chedworth Roman Villa

Various activities taking place all year round for information call 01242 890256

Ragley Hall

Set in 400 acres of parkland, contains Children’s Adventure Wood, 3D Maze, Stables, Carriage Collection, Woodland Walks and Lakeside picnic area. 01789 762090

Blenheim Palace

Situated at Woodstock, the home of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough. This magnificent palace is open to the public. Walk through some its 200 acres of parklands. The beautiful gardens here were laid out by Capability Brown.

Special Events within the area include:

Chipping Campden Music Festival and Campden Literacy Festival both during May.

Shipston-on-Stour Proms and Ilmington Open Gardens both during June.

Ilmington Village Fete takes place on August Bank Holiday.

Ilmington Film nights, the last Friday of the month, excluding July, August and December.

Cycle Hire can be arranged through Ty Cycles who will deliver to and collect from the cottage. For further details please see


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