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The Dillen's Cottage

Ettington, Warwickshire (Ref. 1082750)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Home from home lovely cottage will return soon"

    Thank you Anne, delighted you enjoyed your stay, see you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2022

  • "Enjoyed our week’s stay at the Dillon’s Cottage, a fine old building which was comfortable and well equipped ."

    There was a pleasant outlook at back of the property from the conservatory overlooking the field.( one little niggle …..we felt the kitchen with the spot lights was under lit and made it difficult to see nobs on cooker and microwave clearly but we put this down in part to age of building ) It was in an ideal location in a lovely village just south of Stratford on Avon and within easy reach of the Cotswolds villages and market towns.

    Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage! Will take on board your comments about the lighting for future improvement - thank you really appreciate it. Yes, it is a lovely old building with bags of character so I'm glad you had a nice time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "We had a very good stay at the cottage hence to positive plus reviews."

    Took a bit of time to get to grips with the stove and tv (Sky did not connect but that was ok). The cottage was ideal for us and would definitely consider booking again

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2022

  • "Booked a last minute weekend away to explore the surrounding areas, great location with everything a short drive away."

    Cosy and quirky cottage with a fabulous open fire, just what we wanted for cosy winter nights.

    Reviewed by NatashaNov 2021

  • "We had a really nice holiday, interesting cottage, lovely features, only down ..."

    We had a really nice holiday, interesting cottage, lovely features, only down side is kitchen tiles around the cooker but greasy

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD, WiFi and selection of DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed side garden with furniture
  • Enclosed front seating area with gravelled area and furniture
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, gravelled area, shed, fire pit, well and furniture
  • One well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The enclosed side garden has a herb garden that is available for guests' use
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
  • Note: The second-floor king-size room has a sloped ceiling, please take care
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times around the rear garden’s well

The property

Resting in the centre of the peaceful village of Ettington is this marvellous, detached cottage, The Dillen's residence.

Enjoying ample access to the picturesque towns in the heart of England and links to the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty, this is a charming setting for a family of four's rural getaway.

After parking outside the property, unwind in the front seating area as you take in your peaceful surroundings, before heading inside the rustic dwelling, decorated with exposed beams throughout.

Immediately upon entering you will be enveloped by the welcoming sitting room, where a toasty woodburning stove and underfloor heating warm up the space; gather your group on the ample seating available and choose between one of the many Sky shows available on the Smart TV for some evening entertainment.

The lovely, tiled kitchen has been finished to a high standard and its pretty fittings host abundant appliances for the designated chef to cook mouth-watering meals for all to enjoy; the side garden additionally features a herb garden for you to take advantage of and give those dishes a fresh touch.

The conservatory/dining room isn't far and is bathed in natural light, making for the perfect dining and socialising spot for you and your loved ones.

After savouring dinner, ascend the stairs to the first floor to find a quaint double room that is accompanied by a nearby bathroom, where you can soak up amongst the bubbles in the p-shaped bath after a day packed with excursions.

Those looking for a little more privacy can venture down a separate corridor and up another set of stairs to discover a delectable king-size room with ample fitted storage for your possessions.

Make the most of the sun in the rear garden where two seating areas can be respired in, one with its own fire pit and the other with views of adorable sheep in a neighbouring field.

You are in a truly fabulous location in Ettington, with The Chequers Inn pub located less than a mile away where you can enjoy gastropub dishes and local ale, along with a close-by convenience store stocked with your essentials.

Venture to Stratford-upon-Avon for a historic day out, that will appeal to those Shakespeare enthusiasts, as the town is home to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway Cottage and Tudor World; after being captivated by the location's rich history, why not enjoy a game of golf at one of the town's popular clubs?

Make the most of the cottage's location and get back to nature by wandering into the Cotswold AONB to discover the extensive Dover's Hill nature reserve and the National Trust landmark of Hidcote; venture further into the Cotswolds to find its picturesque villages, from Broadway to Snowshill, along with the fantastic attraction of Cotswold Farm Park.

Spend the day in Warwick and be immersed further into history by visiting the Lord Leycester Hospital and St. John's House, before enjoying a leisurely stroll around the extensive Priory Park and pretty Hill Close Gardens; end the day with a visit to the fascinating Market Hall Museum where you can enjoy a sweet treat at the on-site café.

Royal Leamington Spa makes for a delightful day out, with stunning architecture lining streets filled with a wealth of shops for you to dip in and out of, before enjoying a spot of bowling at Tenpin, exploring the quaint Jephson Gardens and Foundry Wood; the town is home to a large selection of fine dining restaurants, so why not treat yourself to a meal at La Coppola Ristorante & Oyster Bar?

There is so much more culture to experience in this part of England, with the cities of Coventry and Worcester within easy reach.

There is so much joy to be had from The Dillen's Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Stratford-upon-Avon 6.5 miles; Warwick 11 miles; Royal Leamington Spa 12 miles.

The thriving village of Ettington lies in beautiful Warwickshire countryside and boasts a lovely village pub serving wonderful home-cooked food as well as a village shop/Post Office, well stocked with local fresh produce. The village is recognised as both a Saxon and Roman settlement; the Fosse Way Roman road is close by, and many buildings date back to the 17th century. Ettington is just 6.5 miles south of the market town Stratford-upon-Avon, which dates back to medieval times, and is the home of William Shakespeare. The town boasts many historic buildings including Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, many traditional pubs, excellent restaurants and individual shops, as well as boat hire and cruises along the River Avon. The beautiful National Trust house at Charlecote Park is well worth a visit with its stunning gardens and Capability Brown Deer Park. A few minutes' drive away are Compton Verney and Upton House, both showcasing spectacular collections of paintings and ceramics, whilst set in beautifully landscaped gardens for family friendly days out. The world famous castles at Warwick and Kenilworth are only a 25 minute drive away. Also within easy reach are the picturesque Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh making this a great holiday destination for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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