Ilmington has an excellent village shop open 6 days a week + Sunday morning and with a cafe attached.
There are dozens of beautiful villages around; most of the houses and cottages are built from locally quarried Cotswold stone which glows golden in the sunshine.
Nearby: The delightful Hidcote Manor garden, 3 miles. A National Trust garden and, arguably, the best one in England. Designed by Lawrence Johnston, an American in the early 1900's, it features a series of 'rooms' as well as wild areas and woodland. Opposite this, the delightful privately owned, Kiftsgate Garden. You can walk to Hidcote from the cottage through the fields or take it in on a 7 mile circular walk to include the excellent Ebrington Arms pub in Ebrington.
The old wool market town of Chipping Campden has a wealth of antique shops, ancient buildings and tearooms. I can recommend places here for cream teas!
Historic Shipston on Stour boasts a High Street voted in top 10 of England (because of its mix of traditional shops). A charming town which has managed to retain the independent shops and so far, fight off the incursion of the big supermarket giants. You will find the butcher, the baker...but I don't think there is a candlestick maker.
10 -15 minutes drive away, Moreton in Marsh, with a railway station, has a very big street market every week. Visit Stow on the Wold with a good selection of upmarket shops including some excellent antique hunting places, Broadway, Leamington Spa and Warwick, with its famous castle. Lots of other castles in the area - Broughton, Kenilworth, Sudeley and of course Blenheim Palace at Woodstock. The beautiful Cotswold town of Burford is worth putting on your list (about 30 minutes drive), not least for a visit to the Burford Garden Company on the outskirts which is much more than a garden centre and serves delicious food as well. Take in a visit to the atmospheric Minster Lovell hall nearby, in the Windrush Valley. The huge amount of literature on the area left in the cottage for you includes my own guide to parking (+ location of public loos!) in several of these places. The counties of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire all meet just outside Moreton in Marsh with Worcestershire little distance away to the West so you have a wealth of historical places on your doorstep.
This is Shakespeare Country - For houses, theatre, museums, shopping etc. Stratford on Avon is 15 minutes away. Oxford (33 miles) and Cheltenham (40 mins drive) are easy to reach. London by train is 1.5 hrs from Moreton in Marsh Station.
There is something for everyone in the area with riding, golf, fishing and countless other pursuits within a 5-15 mile radius.
Museums for many different tastes abound and the local art gallery at Compton Verney is in a beautiful setting, visitable just for that alone. Blenheim Palace at Woodstock (<30mins drive) is worth devoting a whole day to with his historic Churchill connection as well as its fabulous park, lakes and gardens.