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The Glen (Ilmington) Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour and surrounding villages

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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 dining kitchen, ideal for 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.


CD player / radio Central Heating Electric hob & ovenEnclosed gardenGarden furniture High ChairTelevisionTravel CotWiFiDog-friendly Bed LinenDishwasherDVD playerFridge/Freezer Log Burner / Open FireMicrowaveTowelsWashing Machine Within walking distance to pub


Ground Floor:
Sitting room
With cosy inglenook fireplace and open fire, television, DVD and CD player and radio.
Dining Hall
A generous area for more formal dining.
Breakfast kitchen
With flagstone floor and exposed beams and table and chairs. The kitchen is complete with and electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room
With washing machine.

First Floor:
Double bedroom
With 5' king-size bed.
En-suite shower room
With shower, wash basin and WC.
Twin bedroom
With two 3' zip-and-link beds that can be converted to a 6' bed on request.
Single bedroom
With a 3' single bed.
With bath and shower attachment, wash basin and WC.

Attractive enclosed garden overlooking the Norman church and built over two levels with steps. Garden furniture and summerhouse.
Roadside parking.

Additional Information:
Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
Cot and highchair available on request.

Surrounding local area

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.

Guest reviews

Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Totally relaxing holiday

, August 2018
1 of 71

The Glen is a very comfortable, pretty cottage in the beautiful peaceful village of Ilmington. It is well equipped. The excellent local community shop and cafe is a short walk. There is a good play park nearby. It is a good location and Stratford upon Avon is only about 20 minutes away by car. Mobile phone signal is patchy in the cottage but you can usually pick up signal nearby. There is a payphone within the property if the need arises.

, August 2018
2 of 71

We had the most delightful holiday in the most charming cottage ever. The Glen was in a simply idyllic village, walking distance to 2 pubs with good food. We could walk from the house to nearby destinations, like Hidcote Gardens, and come back to be warm and snug in front of the fire, and prepare dinner in the excellently fitted out kitchen. We especially enjoyed the little summerhouse in the garden and the table and chairs with umbrella on the patio. The welcome basket was a treat, and we appreciated the small supplies of staples left there, like washing up liquid, so that we didn't have to rush out and stock up. The beds were very comfortable, and the cottage was quiet and peaceful. We'd definitely go back.

, June 2018
3 of 71

What a lovely cottage in beautiful village in the cotswolds. The house was perfect with comfy beds, modern bathrooms, cosy sitting room and plenty of kitchen and dining space. We really enjoyed exploring the local area and the village pub ‘the Howard arms’ was very quaint. Also a fantastic welcome hamper was much appreciated. Definitely recommend a visit here.

, January 2018
4 of 71

Could live here - Ilmington is a beautiful village and the cottage is just wonderful.

The J family, Essex, December 2017
5 of 71

A fabulous cottage which will remain in our hearts as the place from which our son got married. Highly recommended as a place to stay.

The B family, Hampshire, December 2017
6 of 71

Many thanks again - had lots of stays over Summer as we are doing up our cottage in Ilmington. Lovely cottage.

The B family, Cornwall , October 2017
7 of 71

Excellent again, this is our favourite cottage. Great food at The Howard Arms and The Red Lion.

The R family, Baginton , September 2017
8 of 71

Super cottage - owners have thought of everything. The welcome hamper was really appreciated. Great walks around the village and lovely food at The Howard Arms

The S family, Grimsby , August 2017
9 of 71

Enjoyed our stay at Glen Cottage, the garden was perfect for us and the dog. Highly recommend The Fuzzy Duck for food.

The S family, Essex , July 2017
10 of 71

Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Enjoyed exploring the village of my ancestor. Very relaxing, very comfortable, didn't want to leave.

The B Family, Australia , June 2017
11 of 71

Enjoyed our stay- amazing hikes through the countryside! Hidcote was a favourite. Garden was in full bloom and a fantastic place for morning coffee.

The O Family, California , June 2017
12 of 71

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage and super quaint location. Gardener is making a super job in this gorgeous garden which is super private. A really great get away.

Mrs S, Kent , June 2017
13 of 71

We loved the cottage and we discovered the Howard Arms - had a lovely few days.

Mr M & Guests, United States , May 2017
14 of 71

A great cottage. Lovely walks from the front door. The Ebrington Arms fantastic food & lovely service. Village shop/cafe lovely.

The C Family, Hertfordshire , April 2017
15 of 71

We've had a lovely time here at The Glen. We recommend the Red Lion and the Howard Arms for food.

The B Family, West Sussex , April 2017
16 of 71

Lovely quiet place with plenty to do in the local area. Cottage had everything we needed. Howard Arms & Fuzzy Duck both lovely places to eat. Thank you!

K & M, Devon, April 2017
17 of 71

Clean and cosy cottage with a comfy bed - perfect.

K & P, Anglesey, March 2017
18 of 71

Lovely stay hope we can come back soon! We played games and watched movies. We loved it!

The T Family, Essex , February 2017
19 of 71

Our forth stay at The Glen and was just as good as before. Howard Arms still good for food. Also the Eight Bells at Chipping Campden.

Mr A & Guests, Various , February 2017
20 of 71

Enjoyed our stay thank you. A trip down memory lane for P who lived in the village as a boy in the 1950's

The L Family, Devon, January 2017
21 of 71

An idyllic stay! The cottage is perfect and the village delightful. A visit to the Howard Arms is a must.
P.S Great welcome pack - thank you.

The W-P Family, Cardiff , January 2017
22 of 71

Beautiful cottage, wonderful stay & experience. Thank you!!

Mr & Mrs U, South Africa , January 2017
23 of 71

We think it's our 6th visit. Beautiful as ever despite all the fog. The Howard Arms has had a refurbishment, very smart. Good food at the Horse and Groom, Upper Oddington.

Mr & Mrs W, County Durham , December 2016
24 of 71

Lovely cottage beautiful surroundings. Good food at The Howard Arms. Very happy to return and recommend.

M, Surrey, November 2016
25 of 71

Lovely cottage, we really enjoyed our stay. The local area is lovely and relaxing, would recommend!

The M's & C's, Warwickshire , November 2016
26 of 71

Wonderful weather - lovely cottage - perfect village!

Miss W & Guests, Various, October 2016
27 of 71

Lovely cottage, lovely holiday. Everything that we wanted. Happy to recommend.

The L Family, Cambridgeshire , September 2016
28 of 71

Wonderful! Lovely village comfortable cottage, blessed with the weather. L had lots of sapce to play. Felt very much at home.

The C's, Surrey , September 2016
29 of 71

Enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage. Lovely quiet village. Recommend village shop & cafe.

The C's & W's, Cheshire , September 2016
30 of 71

A lovely cottage, very homely with well thought out complimentary items. Village very welcoming in ideal location. Loved the shop and cafe. Hope to return one day.

Mr P & Guests, Various , August 2016
31 of 71

Wonderful stay. Loved The Howard Arms in the sunshine and the village cafe. So much to see and do nearby. The village park was a superb find for the children too.

The S Family, Durham , August 2016
32 of 71

Really enjoyed our week - lots of amazing hikes with the dog. Great cottage that is very well equipped.

The W family, Sussex , August 2016
33 of 71

Lovely cottage (fab welcome pack) - we really enjoyed staying here. Lovely, peaceful and very pretty village too - we would com here again. Thanks!

The D-M's, Tyne And Wear , August 2016
34 of 71

A perfect stay, thank you. Pretty garden, quiet village, nice neighbours. Pubs, shop/cafe great. Nice walk to Hidcote and Kiftsgate.

The S Family, Somerset , July 2016
35 of 71

A fabulous cottage- perfect in every way. We had a wonderful stay, just wish it could be longer than 3 days! Next Time!!
P.S. The welcome pack was very welcome indeed!

Mr P & Guests, Various , July 2016
36 of 71

A lovely cottage, very comfortable. Enjoyed visiting many places. The local folk are very friendly - a recital in the church and the village shop - great.

M, C & B - Various, July 2016
37 of 71

We have been to the Glen twice and absolutely love it!  A beautiful cottage in a lovely position - exquisitely comfortable beds! Perfect for exploring the Cotswolds and amazing walks along the Cotswold Way.Everything we needed was there. The Howard Arms in the village a short walk away serves fantastic food and dogs are welcome in the bar area. We will be back!Confident that Rural Retreats won't let us down we have booked two more cottage breaks for 2015

DO, Essex., March 2015
38 of 71

Many thanks for a lovely stay at the super cottage. Hope to return in October

P & P Cornwall , July 2014
39 of 71

Delightful house. Welcome hamper was brilliant.

PJ, Chester , July 2014
40 of 71

A lovely comfortable cottage, Thanks for the welcome hamper. A lovely selection of items. We enjoyed coffee in the summer house every morning.

J & C Chester, June 2014
41 of 71

This is a lovely cottage that matches the description exactly. We had a dog with us and it was good for her too. The garden is indeed fully enclosed and we were able to let her have the freedom she needed. The house had plenty of space but character too. The village is a delight with plenty of safe walks both in and around the village. Gems like this are hard to find. Rural Retreats never let me down.

Mrs H, Shropshire, June 2014
42 of 71

Return visitors to The Glen. Still a fab cottage. Enjoyed the cottage and the garden.

A & D, Leeds , May 2014
43 of 71

Another lovely RR cottage. They never let us down

K & L, Shropshire, May 2014
44 of 71

A lovely cottage, very impressed with hamper. As the weather was cold and wet the log fire was great

J & A Twickenham, May 2014
45 of 71

The welcome hamper was wonderful. Had drinks on the top terrace in the beautiful garden. Had a great dinner at the Howard Arms. Very comfortable and clean with lovely toiletries.

The C's, Winchester, April 2014
46 of 71

A lovely relaxing long weekend at the Glen. A lovely cottage, We have loved every minute. Hope to be back soon.

D & V, Newmarket , March 2014
47 of 71

Five nights of bliss. The Howard Arms has excellent food and is dog friendly. Ilmington is just beautiful

A & C, Peak District, March 2014
48 of 71

Thank you to all the Rural Retreats staff. Weather has been beautiful.

S & K Surrey, March 2014
49 of 71

Another lovely break, thank you to the RR staff who make this so special.

AS, Surrey, February 2014
50 of 71

Here for a 90th birthday celebration. Had a lovely time

D & P Cardiff, February 2014
51 of 71

Charming house, Lovely garden. We loved it and wished we could stay.

S & J, Devon, February 2014
52 of 71

Our second visit to this beautiful cottage. Wonderful place to catch up with friends.

D & L London, January 2014
53 of 71

First time in England from Australia. We very much enjoyed our short stay at this cottage. Very clean and comfortable. It was great to get in from the cold to a warm cottage. Thank you.

H & F, Australia, January 2014
54 of 71

Our second stay in this superb cottage. Cosy and warm with everything you need.

CA Cumbria, January 2014
55 of 71

Enjoyed our walks, despite the weather. Granddaughter loved the Wendy house

J & R, Essex, January 2014
56 of 71

Perfect pre Christmas weekend. The tree was a nice touch. Thank you.

C & K, London , December 2013
57 of 71

Another great Christmas at the Glen. Thank you for the fabulous hamper. We will be back!

D & D, London , December 2013
58 of 71

Lovely weekend with the girls on our second visit. Great meal out at the Ebrington Arms

D & M, East Yorkshire, November 2013
59 of 71

Great stay, Lovely cottage. Thank you.

H & L London , October 2013
60 of 71

A wonderful cottage and village. We enjoyed NT, Snowshill Manor, Baddley Clinton, Coughton Court, Packford House, Hidcote. Lygon Arms and Buckland near Broadway, excellent.

, October 2013
61 of 71

Here we are back again just a month and a half later. Not the heatwave we had on our last visit but just as enjoyable. A real home from home for us. Monty our retriever just loves the garden. We love the village and feel very at home and welcome here. The view from the top of Foxcote Hill is one of the best in England. Thank you so much for everything

DC, High Peak, September 2013
62 of 71

Very enjoyable stay. Good to explore the church and village. Had a visit to Hidcote and Kiftsgate both wonderful gardens but like Kiftsgate best. Broadway and the Ashmoleum Broadway Museum are worth a visit too. Cottage very comfortable and a great base.

TH, Romsey, September 2013
63 of 71

Very nice cottage in a lovely area. We had a very enjoyable stay

SA, London, September 2013
64 of 71

We have been to the Glen twice and absolutely love it! A beautiful cottage in a lovely position - exquisitely comfortable beds! Perfect for exploring the Cotswolds and amazing walks along the Cotswold Way.Everything we needed was there. The Howard Arms in the village a short walk away serves fantastic food and dogs are welcome in the bar area. We will be back!Confident that Rural Retreats won't let us down we have booked two more cottage breaks for 2013!

DO, Essex., March 2013
65 of 71

The cottage was outstanding, making the holiday extremely enjoyable. We would definately use Rural Retreats again. Have already recommended your quality cottages to friends

CM Derby, October 2010
66 of 71

A very enjoyable place to celebrate my wife's birthday with our family. This is the best place in England that we've stayed. We would love to return sometime soon.

RT, Suffolk, October 2010
67 of 71

This is the fourth time I have been to a RR property, all have been excellent, but this one was extra specially perfect.

VJ, Godalming, June 2010
68 of 71

What an utterly delightful and fabulous cottage and garden. We have been so happy here and enjoyed every moment. Ilmington is a quaint village and the church is a must with its carvings by the "Mouseman of Kilburn". We hope to be back here at The Glen one day

GJ, South Africa, June 2010
69 of 71

We've stayed in may RR cottages and whilst all have been superb, this cottage is simply outstanding. A lovely cottage in an outstanding position. We've simply loved it and we had fantastic weather

A.P Horsham, April 2010
70 of 71

Perfect in every way - don't change a thing. The hamper was an added bonus - I wasn't expecting nearly so many goodies!

RH, Norway, April 2010
71 of 71
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A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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