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The village of Ilmington nestles on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, 8 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon and 4 miles West of Shipton-on-Stour; it is the last village within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (or the first if approached from the north!). The village lies in the folds of the Ilmington Downs - at 858 feet the highest point in Warwickshire - from which outstanding views over the Vale of Evesham towards Stratford can be enjoyed. First mentioned as "ylman dune" in a charter of 978 the village has grown to become one of the largest in the county, and among the many fine Cotswold limestone buildings are two village greens! The largest, the Upper Green, is home to a majestic sweet chestnut tree and village`s War Memorial; the Lower green is overlooked by the 16th century Howard Arms. In the centre of the village is the church of St.Mary`s dating from the mid-12th century, the top stage of the tower was added in the 15th C and the south porch is an early 16th C addition; the church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1846 and further repairs undertaken in 1811. There is no direct road access to the church which is reached by footpath that runs between the cottages. The Old Manor House is early to mid 16th century but has been much altered and enlarged; the Dower House to the north of the church has a front of two periods, the northern half being 16th century the other half is probably of the mid 17th century and the Red Lion pub dates from the 17th century. There is also a very fine 20th century house "Stonecrop" designed and built by Robert Harvey in the 1950`s the blends in well with the surrounding hills.


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Howard Arms (0.08 miles)

Howard Arms

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A delightful historic 400 year old inn set in the Cotswolds.Large open log fireplace,original flag stone floors in the bar and a sumptuous restaurant.Surrounded by a beautiful English herb and ... More

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Folly Farm Cottage (0.15 miles)

Folly Farm Cottage

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Luxurious romantic old world charming country cottage accommodation with King sized or double four poster beds, ensuite bathrooms with bath and shower or whirlpool and hospitality tray. Breakfast is served ... More

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Blackwell Grange (1.73 miles)

Blackwell Grange

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Blackwell Grange is an early seventeenth century listed Cotswold Farmhouse surrounded by fields and with views of the Ilmington Hills.

Low ceilings, stone flagged floors and deep set windows give the ... More | visit website

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Willow Corner (2.05 miles)

Willow Corner
David and Liz welcome you to Willow Corner,a charming 300 year old thatched cottage in the quiet rural hamlet of Armscote, situated on the northern edge of the Cotswolds and only 15 minutes from Stratford ... More | visit website
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Fox & Goose Country Inn (2.07 miles)

Fox & Goose Country Inn
Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, this charming inn has a smart dining room, a cosy bar and just 4 individually decorated, luxurious en suite rooms. Within an hourís drive of London, the beautiful location and stunning surroundings ... More | visit website

The Poplars (2.35 miles)

The Poplars
Poplars Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast is set in Mansell Farm which is a working family farm with arable and beef cattle. Situated on the edge of Newbold on Stour, which has a with a shop and ... More
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Charingworth Manor (2.64 miles)

Charingworth Manor

Set in beautiful gardens and overlooking a 54 acre estate, you can enjoy peace and tranquillity against a backdrop of breathtaking views that take in over 5 counties. Dating back to the early 14th century, ... More | visit website

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Ettington Park Hotel (3.15 miles)

Ettington Park Hotel

Ettington Park is a magnificent gothic mansion and the ancestoral seat of the Shirleys, England's oldest family, since 1086. Built from six different types of Cotswold stone, this unique country house hotel is set ... More | visit website

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Whitchurch Farm (3.18 miles)

Whitchurch Farm

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A family farmhouse bed and breakfast started in the early eighties by Mrs Joan James and now run by her son and daughter-in-law, William & Elizabeth. We look forward to welcoming ... More

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Three Ways House (3.21 miles)

Three Ways House

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Three Ways House is a charming Cotswold village hotel, close to the gardens at Hidcote Manor (NT) and Kiftsgate Court and just 10 minutes drive away from Stratford upon Avon. The ... More | visit website

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