Guest Comments

The following are real and unedited comments that we have received in our Visitors Guest Book or from feedback left on Airbnb. For previous comments please click here.

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 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.













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