Previous Guest Comments

The following are real and unedited “older” comments that we have received in our Visitors Guest Book or from feedback left on Airbnb from 2017.

Mr & Mrs M Southampton UK 20th - 23rd February

Mays place is a stone cottage set in a charming village. Close to the westonbirt arboretum and also to malmsbury, both well worth a visit. The property was well maintained and had two good sized double bedrooms. Would recommend.Thanks for allowing us to stay in the accommodation. Really pleasant stay in a lovely setting. 

Mr & Mrs P & Friends West Wratting UK 17th - 19th February

A great stay for two nights and close to some great attractions and pubs. Thoroughly recommended.

Mrs T & Friends London UK 14th - 17th February

Had a relaxing break here at the very start of Feb half-term. Despite the rainy weather the cottage was very cosy and comfortable. May and Mark were easy to contact and extremely helpful. We hope to return to explore further!

Mr & Mrs J & Family Leeds UK 7th - 9th February

Stunning cottage and scenery. Thank you for your thoughtfulness of supplies, your attention to detail has not goner unnoticed. Thank you for a wondertful stay. We would definitely love to come back.

Mr & Mrs E France 6th - 13th December

Thankyou again for such another wonderful stay. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Ms L & Friends Portreath UK 29th November - 1st December

May’s Cottage was the perfect place for our short stay in the Cotswolds. Would definitely recommend.

Mr & Mrs B & Family Essex UK 23rd - 25th November

We had a wonderful long weekend at May's cottage. A beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds. Lots of lovely little extra touches provided by May. Sparkling clean and a lovely homely feel to the cottage. Would highly recommend.

Mr & Mrs H UK 15th - 17th November

Thank you so much, we enjoyed staying. Excellent accommodation , pictures don't do it justice. 

Mr & Mrs C Whangai New Zealand 6th - 10th November

Lovely, peaceful and comfortable. Grteat hosts, friendly and very helpful. Perfrect base for this lovely part of England. We plan on coming back soon.

Mr & Mrs U Argentia  30th October - 2nd November

el lugar donde esta la casa es un poblado chico lindisimo. may y mark nos recomendaron que otros lugares cercanos recorrer y hasta nos dieron algunas cosas para comer la primera noche que llegamos tarde. casa muy linda acogedora calida. todo muy bien y super recomendable … translation below ...

The place where the house is is a beautiful little village. May and Mark recommended other nearby places for us to tour and even gave us some things to eat the first night when we were late arriving. Very nice house cozy, warm and all very well furnished and highly recommended.

Mr & Mrs B Pennsylvania USA 14th - 21st October

May’s Cottage was the perfect place for our week in the Cotswolds. It was clean, warm, just the right size and May welcomed us graciously. We will definitely book it again as our base when traveling from the US to visit family and friends in the area.

Mr H  & Family UK 10th - 13th October

Wonderful stay at a well-placed, beautiful garden cottage! Relaxing, quiet break for a small family - would recommend!

Mr L  & Partner Reading UK 4th - 6th October

We stayed for two nights at May's cottage. Its well equipped, comfortable, warm and seriously clean! A great place to stay for a relaxing weekend or even longer. Will definitely be back!

Mr F  & Family Greece 28th - 30th September

We stayed for two nights at May's cottage and the whole hosting experience has been exceptional for our leisure trip to Cotswolds area. The cottage was sparkling clean, fully equipped and May provided more than the basics & extras somebody can think of. We had a quite warm welcome from the hosts and every detail within the house was obviously pre-planned and arranged, which made us feel like home. Still amazed by May's hosting and this visit set new high standards in our AirBnB requirements. We would definitely come back to stay, when we re-visit the area.

Mrs R & Family UK 24th - 28th September

May's directions to the cottage were easy to follow. The stone cottage is cosy, comfortable and quiet nestled in the garden and screened from the house, with easy access to the concrete parking area. It has comfy beds, a great shower, and a well equipped kitchen if you'd like to make a snack or three course meal. May provided a range of essential items that make it easy to settle in, ie coffee, tea, bread, milk, cheese, etc. We highly recommend May's place as a delightful retreat as it is tucked away, but yet nice and close to a range of attractions.

Mr & Mrs E France 17th - 24th September

Thankyou again for such a wonderful stay. Already looking forward to our next visit in December.

Mrs M & Family UK 9th - 12th September

May's Cottage is a little Haven of tranquility in the tiny village of Sopworth. Expect a lovely welcome. The Cottage is stylishly decorated and kitted out with all appliances. The garden is tranquil and pretty and I expect to return in the future.” We loved your cottage. Thanks for making our stay special. I loved your sense of style and design. The colours you chose and your paintings were perfect. Thanks also for the refreshments and toiletries you left for our use they were lovely touches. I will certainly recommend you and your cottage Raine.

Mr H & Friends UK 6th September - 8th September

May was a fantastic host! We were welcomed with fresh bread, cheese, biscuits and tea & coffee! When we discussed with May that we needed a taxi for a wedding she was very helpful in helping us find one. The cottage is set in a beautiful location and was spotlessly clean with all amenities you could ask for. Would definitely stay here again if visiting the wonderful Cotswolds!

Mr & Mrs H & Family UK 30th August - 1st September

Very clean and comfortable cottage. We were attending a wedding in Badminton and stayed for a couple of days. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful.” Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. The cottage was very comfortable and very well appointed for our wedding we attended. Very convenient for Tetbury and thanks so much for the welcome pack.

Mr & Mrs F & Family UK 23rd - 27th August

Stayed for 4 nights over the August bank holiday, cottage was meticulously clean and well equipped. It was also very well located for our needs and an incredibly peaceful area. We stayed with our 2 young daughters, May had a play house with toys in the garden which May welcomed our children to use which was very much appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or stay hear again in the future.

Mr & Mrs W & Friend UK 21st - 23rd August

Quality property with quality fittings and some nice touches. Spotlessly clean. An Airbnb that truly earns it's cleaning fee! Be aware that the only way to the bathroom is to walk through both bedrooms. Fine for family or close friends. Top quality at reasonable price.

Mr & Mrs P & Family France 19th - 21st August

We really enjoyed the cottage, which is very pretty, clean and useful, located in a beautiful village where we can even meet horse-riders riding on the path just near the house. A very interesting place to discover and enjoy, between the city of Bath and the Cotswolds...

Mr & Mrs W & Friends Sheffield UK 16th - 18th August

Thank you for your hospitality. The cottage was perfect and the little extra touches were perfect, especially the drink in the fridge. Hopefully we will see you again.

A perfect little cottage. Four of us stayed for the weekend for an event at Badminton and we couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay. May had thought of everything from leaving tea and coffee to bread and cheese. Comfy beds, plenty of fluffy towels and a lovely shower were just what we needed after a long day running. Can’t recommend May’s Cottage enough.

Mr & Mrs S & Family West Sussex UK 14th - 16th August

Thank you for your hospitality and helpful tips during our stay. We had a great time in your beautiful cottage, and would certainly recommend it to others.

May’s Garden Cottage is a little haven of peace. Set in the beautiful little village of Sopworth, alongside the Wiltshire Way bridle path, it is perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside and villages. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed.

Mr & Mrs M-E & Family Spain 8th - 14th August

Thank you so much for this lovely stay one more time! This is like our second home here in The Cotswolds! We love your place, (beautiful &  clean and so convenient) and the region. A gorgeous English holiday in spite of  the rain. Thanks also for the guilty pleasures you always leave for us in the fridge!

Mr & Mrs L & Family Germany 6th - 8th August

Sehr schönes Cottage und nette Gastgeber. Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit. Vielen Dank.

Translated . Very nice cottage and nice hosts. We had a good time. Many thanks.

Mr & Mrs H & Family Netherlands  2nd - 6th August

Lovely & clean cottage with loads of amenities. Great place to stay.

Mr & Mrs CH & Family South Korea  28th - 30th July

The house was so beautiful and the garden in front was good. Especially the dryer was a great help. It is the perfect place to travel to Bath and the Cotswolds, and the host was really friendly. It is strongly recommended.

Mr & Mrs D & Family France  21st - 27th July

We really enjoyed our stay at May’s cottage. It is located in a charming and quiet village. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.”

Mr & Mrs W USA 19th - 21st July

This is a beautiful cottage and the garden is breathtaking. Very cozy and had the best shower pressure I’ve ever had. The house is also exceptionally clean with great amenities.

Ms D & Friend UK  15th - 19th July

May’s Garden Cottage is a beautiful little cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds. My friend and I had a wonderful week, visiting the local attractions and just relaxing at the cottage. It is close by to both Bristol and Bath. All amenities you could need are provided, even shampoo and shower gel, and extra touches such as tea coffee and biscuits on arrival were a lovely touch. May was a great host, treating us on arrival and was close by if we needed anything. I would not hesitate to re-book and would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, lovely, comfortable cottage in the area. 

Louise and I would like to thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely cottage. Everything was so comfortable and relaxed and a real home away from home. We had a great time. Thank you.

Ms Y & Family UK  12th - 15th July

A lovely cottage within the garden of a private house in a sleepy Cotswold village. Bijou with all mod cons and your own area to relax within the beautiful garden.

Mr & Mrs H Singapore 25th June - 10th July

Thanks for a lovely stay. A great location, ideal for walkers and cotswolds explorers. Well equipped cottage with garden and parking.

Mr & Mrs M Fortrose Scotland 20th - 23rd June

A great place to stay with a lot of things to do within easy reach. Fantastic place and people. Enjoyed every minute. Thanks again.

Mr & Mrs L Weston-Super-Mare UK 15th - 17th June

You won’t find a better and kinder host like May. The cottage is spotless, everything you need is in the cottage. May and her hubby are very kind and friendly. But the garden is breath taking. If you are romantic like us, sit in the garden with vino it’s a wow. I truly loved everything about May's cottage, would love to stay there again. Just beautiful.

Mr & Mrs T Reading UK 13th - 15th June

We spent 2 nights in this lovely cottage. Very peaceful, set in the wonderful Cotswold countryside. Excellent facilities and we would love to stay again sometime soon.

Thank you very much May, we really enjoyed staying at your lovely cottage.

Miss D UK 11th - 13th June

Me and my brother really enjoyed our stay (despite the rain!) at your clean and beautifully presented cottage. The bread, cheese, tea, etc. you kindly provided was also very much appreciated.

May's cottage is very welcoming, clean and tidy and in a quiet area with plenty of parking space. A great place to stay!

Mr & Mrs J & Family India 7th - 10th June

Beautiful cottage in the middle of Sopworth on the southern part of Cotswold. Lovely host with a lot of local tips. May's cottage is wonderful and has all the amenities you'd expect in a modern home. Additionally she left us a welcome care package which helped us through our stay.

Mr B UK 4th -6th June

Exactly as it said on the tin

Mr & Mrs M Canterbury New Zealand 1st - 4th June

Absolutely spot on - one of the best we have stayed in - loved it... We have re-read the reviews and totally agree with all the positive comments of which there are many. You won’t be disappointed. Go for it...

Mr & Mrs S & Family London UK 27th - 1st June 

We’ve had a wonderful time at May’s Cottage! Lovely home away from home, super convenient and clean, amazingly beautiful garden and so close of the many things to do. My kids especially enjoyed the Arboretum and for a rainy day Bristol’s science museum is great. Visit Bath, Cirencester and do enjoy the walks around the fields with sheep just from your doorstep.

Mr & Mrs B & Family London UK 24th - 27th May

May’s cottage is just perfect for a little getaway. May and Mark are friendly and were especially patient with our daughter who loved their fish pond! Cottage is right on a bridle path with beautiful fields as far as the eye can see. Welcome pack was a lovely touch too. Cottage was immaculately clean too. We will recommend to anyone we know visiting the area. Thank you.

Mr L & Friends Basingstoke UK 19th - 22nd May

We had a lovely stay, very beautiful cottage and lovely people. Definitely recommend to anyone.

Mrs E & Family Saskatchewan Canada 16th - 19th May

On check-in we loved it and immediately fell in love and asked for an additional night. Everything is so homely, comfy & cozy and May you are so awesome! Thanks for being part of our memorable trip. Thankyou so much for sharing your cottage with us. We truly enjoyed our stay here and seeing the beautiful Cotswolds area - one of our favourite places in England.

The yard (garden) has inspired us to try some English landscaping at home!

Well recommend your place and will always remember our time here. Thankyou again.*****

Mrs O & Daughter Hertfordshire UK 2nd - 5th May

Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay! We had some beautiful walks to Badminton horse trials & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely return next year.

Ms P & Family Bury St Edmonds UK 23rd - 25th April

This cottage could not have been better for a couple and a young child. We were pleased with the small touches May and her husband provided (small books for our son, a small supply of food and snacks, a highchair and bib, etc.) The cottage was immaculate, in a quiet village, and close to some nice walks around the countryside. You are lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world; thanks for letting us enjoy it as well! We had a great stay!

Mr & Mrs N & Family Reading UK 20th - 22nd April

This is a lovely cottage in great condition, it is in a rural and green area; super relaxing. Enough to do in the area as well. It really is a great place to stay, we had a great time.

Mr & Mrs R & Family Germany 13th - 20th April

Thankyou for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. We had a great time in the Cotswolds. We hope to be back soon!

Mrs H & Family UK 11th - 13th April

Lovely cottage, peaceful location. We really appreciated the quality feel inside...the dab radio, nespresso machine, the great shower etc.... the garden is very nice too. We will definitely return.

Mr & Mrs von E France 4th - 11th April

Lovely cosy time in your cottage, a very pleasant stay. Hope to be back soon. Many Thanks.

Mr & Mrs B & Family Australia 20th - 24th March

Lovely cottage in the southern Cotswolds region. The cottage is extremely clean, has everything you would need and is very comfortable. Some lovely touches made our stay extremely enjoyable. Great location to explore Bath and the Cotswolds region.

Mr & Mrs K & Friends UK 16th - 19th March

I booked this for my parents. They loved the place, May is very accommodating, and the cottage was lovely. They found it very relaxing and had everything they needed. 

Mr & Mrs T & Family Wilts UK 12th - 15th March

Exactly what we needed! So clean & tidy a real credit to May & Mark. Great value for money too.

Mr & Mrs B & Family London UK 9th - 11th March

A really nice place to stay with plenty of things to do for our children.

Mr & Mrs W UK 7th - 9th March

Beautiful cottage, spotlessy clean & tidy. Great hosts. Hope to be back in the future

Mr & Mrs T London UK 1st - 3rd March

Great space, a nice little cottage that hosted our family for a weekend away. Easy access to Bristol which was important for us.

Mr & Mrs A Holland 23rd February - 1st March 

Can highly recommend Mays cottage, beautifull area, we have enjoyed the nature and all the public footpaths so nearby.

Thanks again, it was great to be in your wonderful cottage.

Mr & Mrs P & Family UK 20th- 23rd February

May's Garden cottage was lovely and comfortable. We could adjust the room temperatures as we wished, and the shower was great. The kitchen and cooking facilities were perfect and we were able to make a nice meal after long days out. There was plenty of room for the kids too. The nights were very peaceful and mornings were lovely, looking out into their beautiful garden. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage. We hope to be able to make another trip sometime in the future too.

Mr & Mrs W & Family Handforth UK 17th- 19th February

We had a lovely 2 night stay at May's cottage, which is perfect for families with young children. Lots of lovely touches for the kids, even a travel cot, high chair, changing mat and bib were provided! We will be back soon.

Mrs F & Family Frankfurt Germany UK 13th- 17th February

May’s cottage house is really nice for us to explore the Cotswolds and we will definitely be back! This place has everything you need and more! you can enjoy this place for a long weekend, it’s real English countryside and the surrounding is beautiful - or you can drive around and check out the entire area - we covered Bath, Bristol and all the way to Cardiff 👍 And we appreciated everything May prepared for us, like the welcoming note, leaving the heating for us on our first night of arrival, all the details in the house and the fresh flowers you picked from the garden.

Mrs T & Family Derby UK 7th- 9th February

This is a lovely cottage which easily accommodates four adults, and it has all the necessary amenities for a great holiday - rain or sunshine (books, films and board games). Mrs. May and Mr. Mark were very kind, helpful and welcoming, and made the place feel like a home away from home. We look forward to staying there again.

Miss P & Partner UK 25th - 27th January

My partner and I have just returned from a two night stay at Garden Cottage with our ten week old daughter. Everything was absolutely perfect - the cottage is a home away from home, packed with personal touches which make it a cut above your standard holiday cottage. We really appreciated the baby bouncing chair, an unexpected bonus. The location is great, plenty of nice pubs and walks nearby. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

Miss D & Partner Southampton UK 13th December - 4th Januaryth December - 4th January

A really great find! Beautiful cottage with lovely furnishings and everything you will ever need and more. The cottage is set in a small village and has some beautiful surroundings and garden. Its easy to see why it gets great reviews. I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends and will be back again in the future. Thanks May for such a great stay *****.

Miss S & Friends Palmerston North New Zealand 8th - 10th December

Beautiful cottage with a lovely host. Thoughtful touches such as bread, cheese, butter, cookies and milk. The cottage was so clean and beds very comfortable. The host May was lovely and we enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommend. Thank you!

Mr & Mrs G & Family Cossack Australia 6th - 8th December

Thank you for letting us stay at Garden Cottage. It was so homely and comfortable. Very warm and welcoming home. Everything you could possibly want (and more) is provided for. Beautiful cottage with own entrance and garden area. Shower was nice and warm ♥️. Cooking amenities were great. May even had a Christmas tree up with a surprise for our boys hanging from it which was a really nice touch when away from home.

Mr W & Family Malaysia 28th November - 4th December

Amazing kitchen utilities, quiet and cozy cottage. Loved the cleanliness and soft bed.Thanks for the bread, butter, cookies and milk. Enjoyed the cottage place.

Mrs B & Sister UK 23rd - 25th November

A very clean, quiet and warm cottage with everything that you need. Great location with easy access to lots of places.

A big thank you for a lovely weekend! We really enjoyed staying in the cottage. The added extras - toiletries and food were much appreciated.

Mr & Mrs M UK 13th - 16th November

Enjoyable stay

Ms P & Friends Nottingham UK 9th - 11th November

Lovely little cottage, cosy and quiet. Not far to drive to Tetbury or Malmesbury for example which both have lovely walks. We arrived late on a Friday and the weather was particularly bad so it was nice to arrive to a warm cosy cottage, with various lamps on ready for us so we could get comfortable straight away. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen and a folder with various tips and places to visit which was useful. Thank you to May and Mark for such a lovely stay!

Ms H & Friend Peterborough UK 4th - 7th November

Me and my cousin came to stay at Mays Cottage to introduce our 10 and 6 week old babies to each other. It’s a daunting task to come away with two little babies but the cottage has everything you could need and is in such a beautiful setting. We had a wonderful time and can’t recommend this home enough. You won’t be disappointed!

Mr & Mrs H & Family UK 2nd - 4th November

As first time using Airbnb we were a little apprehensive. But we need not have worried at all! Mays cottage was a beautifully presented rental, in a picturesque hamlet location. On arrival we were met by May and her husband who talked us through the essentials and literally left us too it with no intrusion! The welcome pack of essentials was a lovely touch too. The cottage was spotlessly clean and so well equipped it was a home from home. I would highly recommend this property and will hopefully be back in spring.

Mr & Mrs M & Family UK 27th - 29th October

This cottage is absolutely wonderful- tucked away in a little village; warm and cosy and with all the provisions you could wish for for a wonderful stay! Thank you!

Mr & Mrs B & Family London UK 25th - 27th October

Loved everything about this stay. A wonderful place to stay and very hospitable host! Highly recommended.

Ms W & Friend London UK 22nd - 25th October

We stayed at May's Cottage for three nights whilst working at the Westonbirt Christmas market. We were looking for somewhere to crash in the evening, to cook a meal and then sleep well. And we did exactly that. May was very kind to allow us to drop things off early and it was lovely to meet her and her husband. The house was warm, the bed I slept in was super comfortable (my colleague also said how well he slept), the chocolate digestives that she left for us sadly disappeared way to quickly. I don't think that the photos do the place justice. We stay in lots of lovely Airbnb homes and we're used to the modern style of IKEA so it's quite nice to find somewhere that has 'sturdy' fixtures and fittings. Dualit Toaster and Kettle, well equipped kitchen with measuring jug and grater (that are usually missing) Doulton plates. We just liked it very much. The hamlet is beautiful too - although the road is quite scary for blind corners we got used to them pretty quickly :)

Miss P & Family London UK 18th - 21st October

I don't know what to start with, the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. Communication with May prior to our visit was very quick and easy. She even accommodated an early arrival so we could explore the area more! A lovely warm welcome on arrival with lovely little touches including essentials such as bread, milk and butter as well as tea/coffee, cheese and chocolate. May even came round and dropped us off some lovely homemade fudge. The cottage was spotless and all the linen/towels smelt lovely and fresh. It was lovely getting to know Mark and may who were kind enough to spend a lot of time talking to us about the local area (and giving us tips on where to go) and their family. The area itself is beautiful. We completed a 2 hour walk to badminton deer park, went to westobirt arboretum and woodchester park. Bourton-on-the-water is a lovely village to visit with some scenic walks albeit a 50 minute drive away. All in all, a fabulous trip and would definitely repeat!”

Mrs P Richmond UK 12th - 14th October

We had a wonderful stay with May. The cottage was lovely - beds so comfortable, shower fantastic and it was spotlessly clean. May’s cottage is in easy reach of Westonbirt and in beautiful surrounding countryside.

Mr & Mrs W London UK 5th - 7th October

May's cottage is wonderful with all the modern conveniences and little extra touches like a wonderful coffee machine, small toiletries to use and very comfortable beds. May even left us bread and milk which was hugely appreciated. The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds, I would highly recommend a stay in May's garden cottage!”

Mr & Mrs D & Family  - China 29th September - 1st October

Very nice cottage with beautiful garden.

Miss B & Friends  - Caversham UK 27th - 29th September 

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. Perfect place for a getaway, and great location for Badminton Horst Trials. We will definitely be back!

Mrs J & Friend  - Kent UK 24th - 27th September 

Thank you May and Mark for sharing your cottage with us. We loved the tasteful colour scheme and furnishings. We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay very much. A delightful cottage in a quiet hamlet of friendly people. Everything you might need is provided and of good quality. Very easy to travel to Westonbirt Arboritum, Tetbury and Malmesbury - lovely places to visit.

Gabi & Wendy  - Perth Australia 8th - 14th September 

Thank you both so very much for making our stay in Sopworth so comfortable. We loved the cottage and would love to come back in the future. Thanks again.

Mrs D & Family  - Adelaide Hills SAouth Australia 29th August - 5th September

Thank you for a very comfortable stay. Well equipped for people like us who like to cook for ourselves. Lovely area and within reasonabl;e distances fpr the places we wanted to visit.

Mr & Mrs L & Family  - UK 26th - 28th August 

Our experience at May's place was amazing, everything was perfect. Very beautiful cottage and extremely clean and great area. Thank you for being a great host, everything was wonderful there.

Mr & Mrs P & Daughter  - Battle UK 24th - 26th August 

May’s Garden Cottage is a beautifully-kept, spotlessly clean and well-equipped single-storey cottage. Quietly located in a charming village, it is close to many attractions: Bath, Badminton, Highrove, Tetbury. There are lovely walks nearby and also a delightful small garden for guests’ use. I would definitely recommend it!

Mr & Mrs V & Family - Spain 22nd - 24th August

May's cottage is beautiful and has an incredible location close to nice towns and villages and nature. It is nicely decorated and very confortable. Our daughters loved it, and so we did! May was very nice with us. Hope to be able to come back, with some more time to visit a little bit more of its surroundings.

Mr & Mrs L & Friend  - China 20th - 22nd August 

May’s cottage is a paradise for us. Stunning countryside view, good location about 20 miles to Bath and Bristol. I would come again!

Mr & Mrs M & Friends  - UK 17th - 19th August 

Lovely cottage with everything you could need. Great location for a countryside getaway. Good links to Bath and Bristol. May was a great host. 

Mr & Mrs T & Family  - Spain 5th - 7th August 

A charming house with a very cozy garden, impeccable cleanliness with many services and facilities upon arrival and some fantastic owners, many toys for children, our child has been very happy. Ideal to visit the south of the Cotswolds. We will repeat one day without a doubt.

Mr W & Friends  - UK 3rd - 5th August 

Enjoyed the stay. Price was reasonable for value.

The Wentao Family  - China 30th July - 1st August 

Very kindly hosts, lovely house. If you drive a car, this is your best choice in this area.

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 13 November 2020