Guest Comments 2017/18

The following are real and unedited comments that we have received in our Visitors Guest Book or from feedback left on Airbnb from 1st January 2017 to 31st July 2018. For our 2016 guest comments please click here.

***** 2018 *****

Mr D & Family  - Brighton UK 26th - 30th July

Massive thanks May, we had a wonderful break and you are the best host we have ever experienced. Spotless, super comfortable and real quality about everything. Beautiful cottage.

Mr J & Family  - Saudi Arabia 23rd- 26th July

Nice and clean cottage with with a beautiful garden.

Mr & Mrs I & Family  - Australia 21st - 23rd July

Thank you May and Mark for the fabulous family accomodation! Such a homely and relaxing environment you have created! The whole family loved it.

Everything is exactly as stated! May has created such a home away from home experience, with a beautiful little garden area which we didn’t expect! The surrounding town is lovely and quiet for a getaway but delightful pub and amenities are a short drive away. We had a very comfortable stay with four adults in May’s cottage and my parents in particular could not stop raving about how delightful it was! 

Mr R & Family  - Hong Kong 19th - 21st July

Dear May, thank you for an amazing stay. You have an amazing cottage in an idyllic location. You have thought of everything inside the property and were always on hand to help out. We will be back next summer! Thanks, Nick

If you want an peaceful, idyllic location with a perfect Cotswolds cottage then this is the place for you. We had the most amazing stay here and thoroughly recommend it to anyone. May was the perfect host.

Mr & Mrs B & Family  - Budapest Hungary 6th - 8th July

May & Mark were real superhosts :) Although we arrived a bit late in the evening they waited to greet us. We were welcomed with tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter and cheese. The cottage was clean and cozy with all necessary equipment. Beds were comfortable, the garden was beautiful. I'd absolutely recommend May's cottage to anyone who wants to discover Cotswolds. Tip: take a short walk on the footpath at sunset, the view is amazing”

Mr & Mrs H & Family  - Taiwan 4th - 6th July

非常棒的體驗,房子非常的乾淨!推薦大家喔 ***** 

translation …

Great experience, the house is very clean! Recommend to everyone 5 Star!

Mr & Mrs P & Family  - North Carolina USA 2nd - 4th July

Wonderful hosts, great location, and very clean! The cottage is perfect for a getaway visit to the Cotswolds. We loved our stay and just perfect for our family.

Miss K & Family  - Stuttgart 29th June - 2nd July

Beautiful little cottage in a perfect place in the Cotswolds. The hosts are super welcoming and prepared the cottage wonderfully for us. I can definitely recommend it as a home away from home to experience that part of England. Best Airbnb weve stayed in so far!

Thank you so much for this wonderful stay. We liked it very much and will definitely come back :)

Mr & Mrs R & Family  - London UK 24th - 26th June

What an absolutely brilliant 2-night stay we had! The perfect cottage, location and setting for our little family of 4. Mark & May are exactly the type of hosts we wanted. They are friendly yet give you the space and privacy too. We were welcomed with a lovely pack of tea, yummy biscuits, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter and cheese. The cottage is gorgeous! Set in a peaceful and beautiful village with a couple of public footpaths to explore and perfect as a base for exploring the Cotswolds. Immaculately presented and perfectly manicured inside and outside. Super fast WiFi, extremely well equipped everywhere with plenty of entertainment, books, games and literature of things to do near and far. Kitchen is a delight and I enjoyed making dinners there. It is beautifully decorated and ever so comfortable. Had everything we needed and the toddler friendly items, toys and books kept our little ones occupied. Garden is just as good and Mark and May had lots of outdoor toys too. We were extra lucky with the sunny weather so the kids were in and out of the cottage playing. Slept so well in those gorgeous beds! We would thoroughly recommend to other families and whoever else looking for a perfect Cotswolds stay with excellent value for money. Thank you!

Miss E & Friends  - UK 22nd - 24th June

Great little cottage - the two bedrooms are interlinked and you need to go through both to get to the bathroom but perfect for close friends or a family. May is a fantastic host and even helped us track down the right lane to the property when we got lost! Highly recommend for a well kept and peaceful getaway. 

Mr & Mrs L  - Pontyclou South Wales 15th - 18th June

Fantastic base, everything you need, clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the 4 mile bike ride to Forest Live Concerts at Westonbirt 3 days running. Bought some great plants from the village Church stall too. Spotlessy clean and great hosts.

Mr & Mrs R & Family - London UK 11th - 13th June

May's place is a beautiful cottage and lovely garden. If your looking to stay in the Cotswolds it's a great place with beautiful surroundings. I hope you enjoy it at much as we did.

Mr & Mrs D & Family - London UK 8th - 10th June

Excellent - Lara (Aged 6)

The house was great, hopefully we will return because it was amazing - Edie (Aged 11)

A wonderful find: cosy, beautifully decorated and spotless. Lovely place in a beautiful spot. We will return!

Mr & Mrs H - Amersham UK 6th - 8th June

Lovely, stylish home in a good location for exploring the Cotswolds.

Mr & Mrs W - Australia UK 7th - 25th May & 27th May - 2nd June

A perfect place for us to stay for a month in the cotswold area. It has been a great base for visits to Bath, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Wells, Tetbury and Malmesbury. We have explored all the neighbouring pubs. It has been great staying in the village seeing our family and friends that we have made. Mays Garden Cottage is our home away from home - its just perfect! We will be back.

Miss J-T & Family - London UK 25th - 27th May

We really enjoyed our stay at May’s cottage. It was very homely and we all had a good nights sleep after a long day at a wedding. Bread, milk and bottled water were provided, which was very thoughtful. Thank you May, for a pleasant trip to the Cotswolds! 

Mrs H & Friends - Hertfordshire UK 3rd - 7th May

We had a truly fantastic time. Couldn’t think of anything we would change. Idyllic little cottage in the country. Immaculately clean and well appointed. Stunning countryside and an excellent pub within walking distance. We will definitely be back.

Miss J  - London UK 1st - 3rd May

The garden cottage is charming in a beautiful countryside setting with every amenity you could wish for. I loved the kitchen with espresso machine. It was the perfect place for a quiet get away. It has everything you need and more. Thank you so much for having me to stay. I loved your cottage. What a great set up. 

Mr S & Family - Malaysia 25th - 28th April

Mark & May own a beautiful cottage near Sopworth. It was thoughtful that the host had prepared us some bread, butter, cheese and milk for our breakfast as we arrived late on check in day. The amenities were superb. Nice bedding, fresh towels that smells so clean that made our day after long tiring journey. I can see that the host had put a detailed thought to setup the place. I love the place so much and they have an espresso machine as well. They even throw few stuff for our kids to play and draw. The place is dark at night so better arrive early so that you do not get lost and disturb the host at night time. We managed to chat with Mark and May before we left and they are lovely people. I wish I could have more time to spend and do nothing at the cottage. Just sat and enjoy family time in middle of nowhere.

Ms S & Friends Birmingham UK 20th - 22nd April

Thank you for a very welcoming stay. A beautiful cottage in a lovely location, we had the most wonderful weekend.

A lovely cottage, modern, clean and with all the amenities you could require. A warm welcoming host, who offered tips on the local area on arrival and was easily available for contact should we need anything. A scenic location with a choice of small picturesque towns to visit a short drive away. Perfect accommodation for peace and quiet, to relax and enjoy the Cotswolds region.

Mr & Mrs O'G and Family Harpenden UK 13th - 15th April

Lovely cottage, great location. So peaceful our toddler even slept through one night! The bread, milk and cheese were a great touch. We thoroughly recommend May's cottage.

Mr & Mrs K - Princes Risborough UK 8th - 11th April

Lovely comfortable stay. Thankyou. Your cottage is lovely, appreciated the little extras. Well placed for exploring the area.

Mr G and Family Brazil 5th - 7th April

It was the best place we have stayed to date. Wonderful house, super cozy, very clean and very capricious in the details. Bathroomm excellent.

Mrs van E and Family Twickenham UK 30th March - 1st April

Thanks for a lovely stay, so nice to have good quality towels, bed etc. Great cottage perfect for a small family with everything you need and very comfy beds. Best value for money we ever experienced.

Mrs B and Family Munich Germany 26th - 30th March

May's garden cottage is an amazing and wonderfully peaceful place to stay. Great hospitality and very nice treats for us for a great welcome. May and her husband have made our stay warmhearted and wonderful with a homely accomodation to return to in the evening after great day trips throughout Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Wales and Stratford. Thanks May for everything!

Mrs O’B and Family Plymouth UK 23rd - 25th March

Very well presented cottage in a lovely location. May was welcoming and very accommodating. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Miss B & Partner Liss Forest Hampshire UK 18th - 21st March

Thankyou Mark & May 5* for cleanliness and comfort. Beautiful cottage equipped with  all necessities and more. Great location for wondeful walks and breathtaking surroundings. We would definitely visit again.

Miss F-S Burnham-On-Sea UK 9th - 11th March

May’s cottage was all we could have asked for! All communication was quick and clear. When we had an issue with the hot water, it was fixed straight away. We loved the thoughtfulness of being left with bread, milk and other goodies. It was a comfortable and wonderful stay - thank you!

Mrs C & Mrs K UK 26th - 30th February

Beautiful cottage with loads of thoughtful finishing touches. Lovely welcome pack, cosy and warm. A very comfortable stay. We would love to come again - maybe even bring our husbands! Thank you May & Mark.

Miss J & Family Malaysia 19th - 22nd February

Thank you Mark and May for the lovely hospitality. Will definitely come back again. Lovely hosts. Great location. Super nice and comfortable cottage. Had an amazing stay. Highly recommended. 

Mrs F & Family Bristol UK 7th - 10th February

Thank you for a great stay. The property was spotless and May had left some essentials and hot cross buns for us - greatly appreciated.

Mr L & Friends Bristol UK 2nd - 4th February

The location is great if you want to get out walking. A great little place to stay and good hosts.

Mr N - UK Multiple Stays in 2017/18

Its been a real pleasure staying regularly at your place over the past 9 months or so. The cottage is cosy and I enjoyed it a lot.

Ms B & Family London UK 20th - 22nd January

Many thanks for making our stay so welcoming. The cottage is truly wonderful.

Mr & Mrs H Staffs UK 18th - 20th January

The cottage is utterley delightful and warm and cosy. 

Mr & Mrs W & Family Leeds UK 5th - 7th January (copy Airbnb Feedback)

“Great little cottage that is very homely. The place is spotless and very well kept with all things that you would need in a holiday cottage. The owners are very friendly and want to ensure you have everything you need. The location is great if you want to get out walking/cycling. Or use as a base to go to many of the near villages/towns.”

***** 2017 *****

MR & Mrs P & Family - Ely UK 21st - 24th January


Mr & Mrs P & Family - Carlyon Bay UK - 27th - 30th January


Ms D & Friend - UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 4th - 6th February


Mr H & Partner - Stockton-On-Tees (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 10th - 12th February


Mr & Mrs F & Family London (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 13th - 15th February


Mr & Mrs S & Family Liverpool UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 15th - 17th February



Mr & Mrs W & Family UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 17th - 20th February


Mr & Mrs M & Family Bristol (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 24th - 26th February

Mr & Mrs M & Family London (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 3rd - 6th March

Miss H & Partner (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 8th - 10th March


Mr N Deenethorpe (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 13th - 16th March

Miss C  London (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 16th - 18th March


Mr & Mrs M UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 19th - 22nd March


Mr & Mrs C UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 30th March - 2nd April

“Mays cottage is amazing! Her attention to detail was second to none and we had the most amazing time! 

Thank you so much May!!! ”

Mr & Mrs S & Family Scotland (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 6th April - 8th April

“Charming cottage with heaps of character. Lovely garden outlook and peaceful village. Great host. 

Highly recommended.”


Miss D & Friend UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 21st - 23rd April

May's cottage is in a gorgeous location, away from the busy city life and surround by fields and nature. 

The cottage was clean, tidy and we were provided with extras like bread, cheese, milk and coffee. Would highly recommend May's cottage for a short weekend getaway.

Mr & Mrs B - Philadelphia USA (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 10th - 14th April

“This was a lovely, clean place to stay in a beautiful setting. We would highly recommend it. Thanks for being a great host!”


Mr W & Family - Stevenage UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 15th - 19th June

A picturesque cottage and idyllic location. Hosts were warm and welcoming. A fabulous stay for our visits to the Westonbirt Arboretum for the concerts we attended. Highly recommended accommodation.

Mrs M - Madrid Spain (Copy of HomeAway feedback) 22nd June - 6th July

Most enjoyable stay ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

I had a lovely time. The cottage is really well appointed with lots of delightful touches. It's very comfortable. May and Mark are excellent hosts and very helpful.

Mr B - Salford UK (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 28th - 31st July

We had a great stay at May's cottage. The accommodation is faultless, May has thought of anything you could reasonably expect and few more things besides. Special mention must go to the shower which is the best I've experienced in my many airbnb visits.

Mr & Mrs G France (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 3rd - 6th August

Nous avons passé un séjour magnifique chez May. Nous recherchions l'authenticité nous l'avons trouvé. Le garden cottage par l’excellence.

(We had a wonderful stay at Mays. We were looking for the authenticity that we found. The garden cottage is excellent)

Mr & Mrs C - UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 10th - 13th August

Mays Garden Cottage is a real find! Beautifully decorated with all the amenities you could wish for. So quiet and peaceful. Thank you so much for another great stay!

Mr & Mrs I & Family - Bahrain  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 17th - 19th August

Great place to get away from everything. May and Mark have put a lot of thought into details. There was even a sippy cup! We loved the duck egg/sea green colour theme applied throughout the cottage too.

Mr & Mrs M & Family - Scarborough UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 22nd - 27th August

Great place to stay, very comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped. Good location in easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Cotswolds, Stonehenge, etc. not to mention some lovely walks on the doorstep.

Mr & Mrs D & Family - Bristol UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 27th - 29th August

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage. Would highly recommend it. Beautiful location. Lovely cottage.

Miss J & Party - UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 8th - 10th September

May's cottage is a lovely, quiet rural retreat! Cosy and well stocked, it's a perfect place to spend a weekend in the Cotswolds. Highly recommended!

Mr & Mrs V - Margate UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 10th - 17th September

May was lovely and looked after my mother and father in law who were using air bnb for the first time. They say thank you for a lovely stay..

Mr L & Friends - France  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 22nd - 25th September

We arrived late on Friday night. Therefore we didn't meet May before Saturday morning. The key was on the door waiting for us and the cottage heated more than enough for us to enjoy the comfy couch and rest after a few hours of driving. The cottage is very well furnished. Looking for something, anything? You'll surely find it!! We were truly amazed as it's the first time we've found a place with some much included. You can very well stay there for a whole week and enjoy the countryside.Thank you for having us. We've had a great time in the Cotswolds and your place was just perfect, comfy and welcoming.

Ms V & Family - Eastbourne UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 29th September - 1st October

“Lovely cottage which was surprisingly spacious. Really well stocked kitchen; utensils, coffee machine, bread, tea, milk. Beds were very comfortable and everything was clean and tidy. May was friendly and flexible. We enjoyed our stay here.”

Mr & Mrs M & Family - Hagley UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 20th -22nd October

“Great place, house is really nice as is the area.”

Mr L - UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 30th October - 3rd November

A lovely, cosy cottage in a great location. Very well equipped and comfortable, a real home from home. The only problem was not having time to explore the local area which looked beautiful. May was very friendly and helpful when we arrived and made sure we knew where she was if we needed anything. I would recommend this cottage to anyone travelling to the area.

Miss O - London UK  (Copy of Airbnb feedback) 11th November - 13th November

May’s Cottage is gorgeous, we were greeted on arrival by May who was a great host. We were in the village for a friends party, and spent a lot of the weekend in the cottage as it was so cosy. We are planning to book this again next year! I would definitely recommend.

We had such a lovely stay, thanks so much May! We have a wedding in June in Tetbury so would love to book the cottage again for next year. The cottage was gorgeous and we had a really cosy stay! Thanks again 


© Mark Lock  - Last Updated 20 February 2019