Make the Move to ... Ilmington

June, 2018

Make the Move to ... Ilmington

We love our area. You will too. Why?
Take Ilmington, for example, a lovely country village with a most sought after location, friendly community, great facilities and countryside. Read on …


  • Houses mainly built of warm honey coloured local stone nestled around two village greens
  • Beautiful Warwickshire location in the north of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • 8 miles south of Stratford upon Avon, 3 miles north west of Shipston on Stour and 5 miles north east of Chipping Campden
  • Close to the borders of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire
  • Great school. Ilmington C of E Primary School – OFSTED: Outstanding
  • Excellent community run shop and café with additional post office midweek, and fresh fish direct from Grimsby one day a week
  • Two great pubs. The Red Lion and The Howard Arms which featured in Conde Nast Traveller
  • Active, social and cultural community: large playing field, sports events, active village hall and several social clubs
  • Popular August Bank Holiday village fete and show, renowned in the area
  • History of apple growing, multi-variety apple orchards and Ilmington makes its very own cider
  • Unspoilt and idyllic. Wonderful street names such as Frog Lane, Grump Street, Front Street, Back Street, Middle Street and Featherbed Lane
  • Under the NGS garden scheme Ilmington annually opens its beautiful gardens in late Spring
  • The area is voted best in the heart of the country: Neighbouring Shipston on Stour (market town local amenities) ranked No.1 in Sunday Times best places to live in the Midlands
  • On the doorstep (in fact just over the hill) from Hidcote Manor, one of the country’s finest and world renowned historic gardens
  • Strategic position with easy access to M40 south for Oxford and London or north for Birmingham
  • Wonderful walks, cycle routes and bridleways; village sits beneath Ilmington Downs the highest point in Warwickshire
  • Splendid Norman Church boasts 1930s fine oak pews with hidden carved mice courtesy of Yorkshire’s famous ‘mouseman’, Robert Thompson

If you are hoping to make the move to our beautiful part of the country, we would love to hear from you….