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July Cottage

Ilmington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091212)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


26 Customer Reviews

  • "It was exactly like the photos on the website."

    Clean, warm and beautiful. In a lovely village with 2 good pubs within 10 minutes walk, a well stocked village community shop and cafe and best of all, the furthest we travelled was 35 minutes to visit every Cotswold village of interest and Warwick Castle. This cottage is beautiful and I would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time at July Cottage."

    It has everything you could need for a nice relaxing trip away. The weather was all over the place but we managed to cosy up with the log burner and enjoy the sun in the beautiful garden. Highly recommended.

    OliverMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this elegant, cosy and well-equipped cottage in the heart of this wonderfully pretty and peaceful village."

    JamesOct 2020

  • "July cottage is cosy, warm & clean, it’s basically like coming home, but better."

    AllisonAug 2020

  • "July Cottage is a great place, in a lovely village."

    Ilmington is full of character and located within a few minutes drive of great sights like Broadway Tower, Hidcote Gardens, and Stratford-Upon-Avon. The cottage itself is done to a high standard with plenty of space for a small family. We had a great time with our pug and will look to come back soon.

    BrunaAug 2020

  • "July Cottage is a beautifully presented and sparking clean property in a stunning (but friendly) Cotswolds village with great amenities (local shop and two pubs)."

    We loved our stay and will definitely be back. , Rhian

    Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage - only negative was the beds."

    Maybe we are being picky as we have great beds at home however they are not the best abd dont match the quality througout the rest of the cottage. Everything else was superb.

    MaximilianJan 2020

  • "Cottage and garden is beautiful and the village is so pretty."

    Everything you may need is provided. And every room is spotless clean. Highly recommended

    PaulaNov 2019

  • "Great cottage in an ideal location to explore the Cotswolds set in a picturesque English village with two great pubs within walking distance to eat and relax in the evenings."

    Great space, cosy and clean.

    MarkOct 2019

  • "Had a wonderfully stay."

    Every detail well thought out! Very comfortable and lovely decor!

    SusanAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a picturesque Cotswolds village - we loved our stay and would happily recommend to others"

    AdrianAug 2019

  • "Fantastic beautifully decorated cottage in lovely village."

    We all had the best time. Garden is brill, sat out until it went dark every night.

    ChrisJul 2019

  • "Cosy, beautiful cottage which is well equipped."

    Excellent location to explore the Cotswolds from. Generous hosts who added some homely touches.

    JonathanJun 2019

  • "Really lovely place would recommend."

    ClareApr 2019

  • "A lovely little find in the Cotswolds, clean, modern yet traditional."

    Good location to explore the area and all there is on offer. We will be back!

    ClaireMar 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in stunning village with 2 excellent pubs within walking distance."

    Cottage had everything we needed for a fantastic Christmas including tasteful decorations in keeping with the cottage. The owner was very helpful and flexible with arrival and departure. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    AlisonJan 2019

  • "It was just fantastic in every way."

    Everything was impeccably clean. The location is perfect. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you very much.

    CarmeSep 2018

  • "This is our 2nd visit to July cottage and we know we will return again."

    The cottage is gorgeous with everything you need for a comfortable stay set in a lovely village with amenities to hand.

    LynnJun 2018

  • "The cottage is so quaint with peaceful neighbourhood."

    WiFi available for easy communication. The house is so tastefully done with very modern and a well equipped kitchen. Host Sarah is contactable and relies promptly.

    NorridaMay 2018

  • "A beautifully presented cottage that provided a comfortable weekend stay as a base for our son's wedding day."

    Ideally situated for the newly opened wedding and reception venue at Blackwell Grange nearby, July Cottage is a perfectly located retreat for the perfect escape!

    AndyDec 2017

  • "July cottage was absolutely perfect."

    The house is even better in person and the host has thought of every detail to make for the most comfortable stay, we will definitely be back!

    KateNov 2017

  • "This is a truly beautiful property absolutely bursting with character."

    . so comfortable and stylish it was a fantastic base from which to explore the rest of the Cotswolds. I'd highly recommend this place.

    ShonaOct 2017

  • "It is a wonderful house, as well as the village and the landscape."

    The owners are lovely. We felt at home.

    JoaquinAug 2017

  • "The cottage is wonderful located, lovely furnished and has everything one need during a holiday stay."

    CorinnaAug 2017

  • "We had a lovely, wonderful time staying at July Cottage."

    We found it very cosy and well equipped and just bathed in a good feeling of peace and quiet. Lovely places to walk nearby (foxcote hill road), very easy access to Stratford-upon-Avon. Would definitely want to visit again.

    PhilpJun 2017

  • "Great little cottage, great little village."

    Cottage had nearly everything we wanted and with 2 little ones that's great.

    RobertMay 2017

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Nestled in the quiet village of Ilmington, overlooking the church, is this exquisite, honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottage, July Cottage.

This charming cottage with an abundance of character features and stylish finishes is an ideal retreat for a small family or group of friends alike who are seeking an idyllic hideaway in this beautiful part of the Cotswolds.

The pretty front garden leads you up to the stable door and into the small porch, where you can kick off your boots and walk into the large, welcoming entrance hall, complete with oak beams and flooring.

Meander into the sitting room, where you can look forward to relaxing of an evening with a glass of wine, sunk into the three-seater sofa or one of the two armchairs, whilst watching a film on Netflix as the woodburning stove keeps the room warm and toasty on a cold winter evening.

The tastefully decorated kitchen provides a welcoming space to rustle up tasty meals, amking use of the electric oven and hob, before you and your guests retreat to the well-lit dual aspect dining room to tuck into your meal, sat at the dining table, overlooking the attractive garden through the French doors.

When it’s time to clean up, you will be delighted to discover the dishwasher in the kitchen, making washing up a breeze!

When night falls, make your way upstairs where you have a choice of three bright and airy bedrooms, the master has lovely views over the garden and towards the village church and contains a double bed, the second room also has a double bed and the third has a single bed, all with ample storage space for your belongings.

In the morning, indulge in a warming soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, or enjoy an invigorating rinse in the walk-in shower, before making your way down to the kitchen to make you and your guests awakening mugs of coffee with help from the Nespresso coffee machine.

Outside, the well-established garden provides a space for you to relax and enjoy the fresh countryside air; there is a lawn area on one side of the garden path and the rest of the garden comprises of seating areas surrounded by beautiful flowers and mature shrubs.

An outdoor table with seating for four in the provides a great space for alfresco dining in the warmer months as a charcoal barbecue is provided and a bistro table with seating for two is tucked away next to the hornbeam hedge which encloses the garden and provides privacy.

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 and an outhouse which contains a washing machine/tumble dryer, so you and your guests can leave with a bag full of clean washing!

Take a walk around Ilmington and discover the oldest part of the village, just outside the cottage, where you will find an 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, The Red Lion and The Howard Arms, where you can enjoy a relaxed dining experience and have a break from the kitchen!

For the children, there is a playground nearby as well as playing fields, where the annual summer fair is held continuing from Summer 2022 onwards.

Sat within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will find the highest point in Warwickshire, Ilmington Downs, which offers scenic views across the Vale of Evesham with many walk and cycle routes to explore, including routes over to Hidcote, home to one of the best Arts and Crafts Gardens in Britain, now owned by the National Trust.

Next on your visit list should be the well-preserved market town of Chipping Campden, home to the Court Barn Museum where you can learn more about the town’s local artist school and the history of the artists, and the magnificent National Trust Market Hall, where you can wander through the 17th-century open market hall.

Visit the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where you can marvel at the historic Shakespeare connections as well as enjoy the array of shops, cafes and even canal boat tours.

For your next home-from-home holiday, stay at July Cottage.





  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules), 3 x hairdryers, dog bed and water bowl
  • Freeview TV with basic BT package, Netflix and Amazon Prime (account holders only), WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and baby bath available
  • On-street parking
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture, charcoal barbecue (without coal) and outhouse
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles

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About the location


Shipston-on-Stour 4 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 9 miles; Warwick 17 miles.

The thriving village of Ilmington, the highest in Warwickshire, lies at the foot of Ilmington Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts a village shop and Post Office, two village pubs and is famous locally for growing 38 varieties of apple. The pretty market town of Shipston-on-Stour is nearby and offers many amenities, including shops, restaurants and pubs, together with a magnificent 17th century church. Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, is within easy reach, with its famous theatre, striking architecture, shops full of character, pubs, river boats and lovely riverside walks, whilst the magnificent medieval castle at Warwick is not to be missed. Visit the splendid National Trust house at Charlecote Park with its graceful gardens, intriguing maze and Capability Brown Deer Park. Alternatively, enjoy a day out at Warwick Racecourse, or simply explore the many surrounding Cotswold towns and hamlets this stunning area has to offer.

Region Information

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure; a wooden gate is provided to prevent dogs from going upstairs. Note: This is an old property with character features including slightly uneven flooring on the first floor which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility. Note: The smoke detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. Note: July Cottage does not accept corporate, work related or commercial bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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