Sansome House Cottage

A home from home in one of the loveliest and oldest (mentioned in the Domesday Book) villages of the North Cotswolds. Away from the madding crowds, yet within easy reach of the high spots such as Stratford upon Avon, Oxford and nearby Chipping Campden. The cottage sleeps 4 people and has two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a small private garden. Wifi access Saturday changeovers only in the summer months.
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Rental Tariffs

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Label (e.g. High Season) Start Date End Date Price Per Night Price Per Week Price Per Month
WINTER 2017 SNOWDROPS AND CROCUSES Short breaks min 3 nights 08/01/2017 03/03/2017

£160.00

£660.00

DAFFODIL TIME SHORT BREAKS POSSIBLE 04/03/2017 31/03/2017

£160.00

£680.00

SPRING 2017 01/04/2017 14/04/2017

£700.00

EASTER 2017 15/04/2017 21/04/2017

£750.00

LATE SPRING 2017 22/04/2017 05/05/2017

£730.00

EARLY SUMMER 2017 06/05/2017 23/06/2017

£800.00

SUMMER 2017 24/06/2017 01/09/2017

£880.00

EARLY AUTUMN 2017 02/09/2017 29/09/2017

£790.00

AUTUMN 2017 30/09/2017 03/11/2017

£750.00

WINTER 2017 04/11/2017 19/12/2017

£700.00

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEK. START DATES NEGOTIABLE 19/12/2017 08/01/2018

£990.00

Extras

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Additional Information

Short breaks are normally a 3 night minimum £155 and 165/night. A 4th night is half price.
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Do you take pets?

No. We don't and we cannot make any exception to this as we have advance bookings from people who have specifically sought a pet-free property.


Can I hire bicycles in the area?

Yes. There are a number of local cycle hire places in the area and they will deliver to the cottage. We keep maps and cycle route plans in the cottage.


Do you accept bookings with children?

Yes. Well behaved children of five and over (the cottage is unsuited to children under five) are very welcome. There are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the area for all ages and there is a good playground in Ilmington for the under 10's (or whatever age they stop swinging on swings!)


What cooking facilities do you have?

An electric hob and oven. Plenty of pots and pans and baking equipment. A food processor, smoothie maker and electric hand mixer. Several types of coffee making machines. The fridge has a small freezer on top. If you need extra space you can use my outdoor freezer.


Do you allow smoking?

No. I am sorry but we ban all smokers. We tried just limiting it to outside but it didn't work so we now say no to anyone who can't be parted from their cigarettes as it is unfair to following guests.


Are there any other charges besides the rent?

No. We don't charge a security deposit and we hope we never live to regret this but we prefer to trust people to look after the cottage and contents carefully and to own up and offer compensation if they break or damage anything. The only extra you might need are logs, after the first basket we provide. We do not sell logs ourselves but there are plenty of places you can buy them in the area. If there are any transfer or receiving fees involved in your payment method, the guest is obliged to cover these.


Is there a telephone in the cottage?

No. There is a landline but it is only for emergencies as it is our own shared line. We leave you a handset to plug in if you need to contact 999. Mobile service is poor in Ilmington. We can lend a PAYG mobile if you are coming from abroad.


Is there someone available if we have an emergency?

Yes. We are almost always in the main house ourselves and have been called upon many times for doctor visits, flat batteries, lost keys etc. We would always leave you with a contact number and email address if we were away.


Do you supply any basic foodstuffs etc. in the cottage?

We leave you starter supplies of all the basics and we hope that you will replace some that you use. Dry goods in the kitchen include salt, pepper, tea, sugar, coffee, herbs, flour etc. In addition things like kitchen foil, cling film, loo paper, wash up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, oil, shower gel and liquid soap.


About Sansome House Cottage

The Ilmington Downs feature the highest point in Warwickshire. Nestling at the base of these rolling hills, on the borders of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire and in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) known as The Cotswolds, is the charming village of Ilmington, home to some 700+ inhabitants. The village is a rambling one with paths and roads leading off in all directions and the Norman church of St Mary the Virgin can only be approached by one of these delightful footpaths.

With a friendly village shop and a community cafe, and the presence of two excellent dining pubs, if you want a kick off your shoes, sit back and relax sort of holiday, you need never venture out of the village. However, the theatre at Stratford upon Avon and the other delights of the town are only 7 miles away and a plethora of wonderful Cotswold towns and villages such as Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh and Broadway await your exploration. Hidcote Gardens are only 3 miles away and could be taken in on one of the wonderful circular walks possible from the cottage.

Sansome House Cottage is a courtyard cottage, set in the grounds of Sansome House. Although close by to the owner's house, it is completely private and separate and has its own small garden accessed from the kitchen door. The owners take care not to intrude but are happy to help when needed.

Rooms

Master Bedroom
Bedroom sleeps 2 with King bed

The bed is a super king bed frame made up as Austrian Twins - i.e. two mattresses tucked closely together with separate sheets and duvets. It is therefore suitable for two close friends as well as couples.

The mattresses have been declared very comfortable by past guests. The duvets are 90% down and the bedding 100% cotton with feather and down pillows.

There is a large chest of drawers, a small TV and a two person sofa in the room. Good light for reading provided by bedside reading lamps.
En-suite dressing room
Off the master bedroom, this provides hanging space and another chest of drawers. There is a handbasin.
Second Bedroom
Bedroom sleeps 2 with Twin bed

A room which is flooded with light in the morning. It sleeps 2 in 2 good sized single beds.

There is a hanging cupboard, chairs and a chest of drawers with good bedside lighting.
Family Bathroom
Bathroom with Bath, Sink and Toilet

The bathroom lies between the two bedrooms, off the upstairs landing.

The bath is full sized and has hand grips. There is no shower attachment.
Cloakroom/shower room
Bathroom with Stand Alone Shower, Sink and Toilet

Downstairs and off the entrance hall.
Entrance Hall
A welcoming entrance hall with a small dining table for those who want more formal dining than that of the kitchen.
Sitting room
Not big enough to be called a drawing room but furnished in small country house style - a good sized sitting room with sofas and a chair grouped around an open log fireplace.

There is a 40" digital TV showing all the the free to air channels (not Sky), a blue tooth sound system and lots of board games and a very large number and variety of books to borrow. Also jigsaws (the table in the hall is good for this). There are maps of the area (for walking, driving or cycling), local guides and a huge amount of information on the area provided.
Kitchen/dining room
A large country style kitchen which gets all the morning sun. Patio doors lead to a completely enclosed a private, small garden.

The kitchen is very well equipped and makes a good family eating space. Cooks will find herbs in the garden, sharp knives and plenty of equipment - a processor, hand mixer and smoothie maker. Coffee lovers can choose from Nespresso coffee (generic capsules sold locally), filter coffee or jug coffee.

There is a dishwasher and a washing machine.
Garden
The garden is equipped with table and chairs and other chairs for sitting in the sun. It is a pretty dining space with flowers and trees and a small lawn.
Outdoor shed
This is the garage attached to the cottage which is occupied by a table tennis table. It is unheated so probably only used by our summer visitors. Also in there (to be taken outside!) is a BBQ and all the extra garden chairs.

The tumble drier lives in the garage too.

Owners Terms & Conditions

This is a non-smoking property and pets are not allowed. We do not take children under five years old.

The maximum number of guests is 4 and the maximum number of daytime visitors is also 4. We do not permit this property to be used as a party venue. The names of anyone staying must be given to us before arrival.

A deposit of 25% of the full rental rate confirms the booking and the balance is payable 12 weeks in advance of arrival. The deposit is non-refundable, except in exceptional circumstances. If there is a cancellation after the balance is paid then we will endeavour to relet the cottage but it remains unlet then the balance payment is also non-refundable. We therefore urge our guests to take out travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances.

We will send you an online booking form to fill in, agree to terms and conditions sent with this, and return with the deposit. Receipt and acceptance of the form and deposit confirms the booking.
Property summary
Details
Property typeCottage Property number1581 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms2 Sleeps4
Located in
Holiday cottages in The Cotswolds
Facilities
At a glance
  • Sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Wifi access free of charge
  • Off road parking and private garden
  • Superbly equipped kitchen
  • Open log fireplace
  • Pet-free property

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