Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Tucked away in the quaint village of Ilmington, this charming boutique inn is a great pick for your stay in the Cotswolds. With only eight rooms, The Howard Arms has a remarkably personable feel, helped along by the friendly staff and cosy décor.
Dating back several centuries, the building is all character and rustic charm; from the dark wood furnishings to the beamed ceilings and intricately patterned wallpapers. Whether it’s a snuggle by the fire or a delicious meal in the pub restaurant, you’re in for some serious r&r at this country hideaway.
The Howard Arms is a pub at heart, with an award-winning chef who dishes up exciting takes on all your favourite pub classics. A good breakfast is also served in the mornings - excellent fuel for a day’s hiking.
There are eight rooms here, each of which has been individually designed with much care and attention paid to detail. Décor is cosy and chic, with anything from patterned fabrics and dark wood furnishings, to beamed ceilings and intricate wallpapers.
Literary-buffs are well-placed for a bit of Shakespeare doting; Stratford-upon-Avon is just a short drive away, complete with the Shakespeare Monument, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
If it’s refreshing country walks your after, then pop on your walking boots and explore the breathtaking trails that the Cotswolds has to offer.
How to get there
Given the hotel’s countryside location, we recommend getting here by car
Honeybourne train station is a 20-minute drive from the hotel (13km)
Stratford-upon-Avon is a 20-minute drive from the hotel (14km)
Howard Arms bus stop is a 1-minute walk from the hotel (32m)
Coventry airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel (43km)
Oxford airport is a 45-minute drive from the hotel (44km)
Birmingham airport is a 50-minute drive from the hotel (52km)
Heathrow airport is a 1 hour 35-minute drive from the hotel (134km)
Bristol airport is a 1 hour 50-minute drive from the hotel (127km)