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.

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 ***** 

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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.”














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