“Perfect holiday” My 2 children 8 & 14 said it was the best holiday they had ever been on. The house was ideal, a real home from home. It was clean and provided us with everything we needed. The enclosed decking area at the back over looked the lake, a
“Nice relaxing stay” Had a lovely time staying at Hamilton lodge. The lodge is beautiful and homely in a gorgeous location. The lodge has everything you need to stay in and cook if you want to but we took a trip to the nearby Indian one evening which w
What a hidden gem we have found here. It troubled us that there are very few reviews for this property available online, which is a shame because it is the perfect place for a quiet break from busy li… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“An amazing property with breath taking scenary.” From start to finish the experience was first class. The property owner was professional and extremely helpful.
The property was easy to find and in a secure location. We were amazed with the Lodge an
We had a wonderful time staying here, it was such a cosy place. In a wonderful setting and a real get away from it all. If you want to escape the city and get some real rest and recuperation I highly … More
“The most amazing trip of my life.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
It was an absolutely amazing stay and a hugely amazing trip and definitely worth it. We went for a winters walk out down by the bird hide and went down to the beautiful Coln river. As I am obsessed wi… More
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
White Willow Lodge is stunning - an absolutely perfect place for a weekend away with friends.
The decor is gorgeous, from the amazing top floor bedroom and bathroom, to the open plan living and kitch… More
We booked the town house for a celebration. It did not disappoint. Beautifully furnished, in an eclectic style. All 3 couples had their own bathroom which was great. Kitchen had all the utensils you c… More
Reviewed 17 Sep 2016
Number 10 Park Street was a perfect place to settle for a few nights as our party of 6 adults reveled in the beauty of the Cotswold villages. Located well in the village, easy walk to center for shopp… More
Reviewed 14 Mar 2017
Gorgeous open plan designer property, in heart of wonderful Cotswold village. Lovely food on doorstep - fishy fish and chip shop next door and Porch House for beautiful Sunday Lunch in gorgeous dinin… More
Thank you for your kind words Emma - Jenny and I are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Stow
“Fantastic house in beautiful location!” Stayed here with extended family, including young children and found it to be the perfect place for a big get-together. Accomodation was spacious, yet cosy, clean and beautifully decorated. The house is well app
11 friends and I went for a long weekend to the cottage and had the best time. The cottage is stunning with plenty of space with a big table in the dining room to accomodate all of us for very social… More
“AMAZING” We stayed here for my birthday, all I can say is amazing!!! Just the most cosy place ever, we had our very own sheep next door. The wood burner was fabulous, the whole place was extremely clean and welcoming. Close enough to civilisation, but
“Accommodation is wonderful.” Spent a week here in this great house with amazing views over the lake. The kayaks were well used by the family. Accommodation was spotless with very welcome coffee, tea, wine and biscuits on our arrival. We enjoyed visiti
The house was amazing. It backs directly onto a lake so you can drag the kayaks from the back of the house to the water. Lots of interesting birds and wildlife. The house is well equipped and done to … More
“Perfect Tranquil Family Getaway”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2017
We chose this property on the basis of the view, which was outstanding, it sits on the lake, which can be accessed with the Kayak's, which are provided as part of the rental. The sunrises and sunsets… More
“Lovely longer stay in warm cottage” Lovely place stayed for three weeks as I was working in the area
Nice warm log fire
Plenty of room had mates stay one weekend
Amazing shower brand new bath room )
Cheap to heat
We have been pleasantly surprised and enjoyed staying in this lovely old cottage. All explanations were well made, just to find the wifi connection took us a while but found it in the end in the first… More
Thank you for your kind review
It is always a pleasure when such nice families are guests
“Lovely character cotswold cottage”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
Stayed in this lovely cottage with my husband and 3yr old son. We had such a nice time in a beautiful place and will most certainly visit again.
The cottage itself was full of character - just as we… More
On the positives, this barn is ideal if you want a remote location yet only within 5 minutes’ drive of Stow-on-the-Wold or Moreton-in-Marsh. The track to the barn and owners farmhouse is via an unm… More
This complaint is really unfortunate in that on this occasion we used a different cleaner to the usual contract one’s due to us being away and it being too complicated to brief them properly and organise access. I’m afraid that the cleaner on this occasion was obviously not up to it and we will insure that this never happens again.
In normal circumstances the barn is always cleaned to a very high standard and we also go round double checking everything after they leave.
With regard to the television the plan is to replace this for a nice flat screen model any day now.
I do not understand the comment about the furniture being tired as many of these are antiques and would really be spoilt if we replaced them with modern pieces. The barn was redecorated last season but the problem is on the stairways that receive hard traffic when guests move baggage around and need touching up again which will be seen to. Most of the walls are in fact stone and cannot be decorated.
On the tea and coffee cup situation there are at least 12 cups of a nice china variety. We will however add to this collection some more basic coffee mugs to be kept on a spindle at surface top level.
On the baths these are slipper for one gallery bedroom and we have a large cast iron one in the main en suite bathroom and these are not designed to have shower curtains, but instead to hand hold the shower handle piece in a more traditional way.
There is some hanging space and plenty of hangers, but due to the roof lines there is not room for large wardrobes. Instead there are two large chest of drawers in each bedroom. The master bedroom has its own wardrobe. The guest bedroom a smaller one.
On the state of the drive, all the potholes have now been filled, which as you can imagine were caused by the recent severe weather conditions.
It is unfortunate that we were unable to talk to the tenants when we returned from abroad, though we tried to have a chat as they were driving past one day to see if everything was all right.
It is not correct that the barn costs over £1,600. The only reason for the high season prices is that we have to keep in tandem with our main agent www.cotages4you . Usually we offer very good last minute deals from £70 per night if you take a week.
The Barn offers twice the square footage of other locations in the area being approximately 1,500 square foot.
“A luxury apartment in the heart of Cheltenham” I had a lovely stay in this gorgeous apartment, right where I wanted to be on the Promenade.
The accommodation was immaculate, with everything from furnishings to cutlery top notch quality, and the owner
“Lovely cottage in a time-stood-still environment, warm welcome from owner” This lovely cottage is small (not bump-free for those over 6 feet tall...) but very clean and cosy, set in a small village. Just perfect to stay for a couple of days and to exp
“Cosy and peaceful” We were looking for a quiet and remote place to spend the New Years weekend and this place ticked the box! The underfloor heating and log fire kept us cozy, and the well equipped kitched meant we had no problems cooking. The welcome
“Perfect weekend escape for the whole family” We booked very last minute for a weekend escape and were not disappointed.
The lodge has a real wow factor from the moment you walk in. We all found our own space to chill in the lounge / kitchen diner an
If you are looking to get away from life and indulge in complete peace and relaxation, then this is the place. The location and surroundings are something special to wake up to in the mornings.
“Great location high end property facilities did match the expectations”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2016
Fantastic location spoilt by cheap plastic plates, glasses, blunt knives low end coffee maker and kettle (full of lime scale) poor seating for party size in living area. One double bed very uncomforta… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Longcross Waters.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the amazing views whilst dining in style.
We are, however, a little puzzled by some of your observations & the fact that you didn’t raise any of the issues you experienced during your stay to afford us the opportunity of addressing them.
Being a child friendly house we do indeed provide plastic glasses, plates and cutlery, these are also very useful on windy days for use on the deck.
The property also comes with an extensive range of John Lewis china table wear, glasses and cutlery.. We have just purchased some steak knives to address your comment on the knives – thank you..
The “low end” coffee maker you refer to is advertised very clearly in features on our website as a “DeLonghi coffee filter machine”, which is generally regarded as a quality brand, likewise the kettle is Dualit and according to reviews by John Lewis “Dualit are experts at making the very best kettles”. Despite the kettle being descaled regularly we do acknowledge that limescale build up is an issue as the property is in hard water area. The property benefits from a water softener, although the kitchen tap (given it is drinking water) cannot be connected to it, therefore we clean the kettle on a regular basis.
With regards to the double bed, we have been renting this newly build property for over a year and to date we have only had compliments about all the beds thus far, it would have been great to have more detailed feedback.
Not being a hotel we do not supply additional linen as standard unless specifically requested by guests prior to arrival, we do take great care in ensuring that all beds are made up using high quality Egyptian cotton, however, if you had contacted us on the day of your arrival we would have gladly supplied you with extra linen.
We are sorry that you were disappointed with the number of TV’s available in the property (we have 3 in the house which most guests feel is sufficient considering that the house is in a 650 acre nature reserve with so much to do!) and also found the property layout a little confusing, we clearly advertise the number of TV’s on our website and the layout of the bathrooms “A beautiful shower room at the entry of the bedroom is very convenient” and “the nearest WC/Shower is across the corridor and would be shared with guests that are using the ground floor bedroom”.
We are also sorry if you did not get an opportunity to check the layout of the property before you booked, we do try to manage our guest’s expectations to the best of our ability & to avoid any confusion or disappointment.
It was also unfortunate that you found some cobwebs on the deck, we do undertake regular spider treatments at the property and whilst we try to police spider access to the house the deck is a little more tricky to control & to some degree comes with the “benefits” of being on a nature reserve.
Complimentary kayaks & paddles are provided with the property & concierge are on hand to assist if any items are missing or found to be defective.
Having reviewed the guest book we note that you, or your other guests, left positive comments about your stay, thank you for sharing those with us.
“Excellent stay” Fabulous stay, little hidden gem in cheltenham. Beth (the owner) is lovely and very helpful. Definitely would recommend, and I also plan on going back to stay again.
Location - is lovely, very near to shops and local amenities. Litt
An excellent little find tucked away in an exquisite part of Cheltenham. Everything you need for a self catering stay, has a very homely feel about it. Location is perfect for events in the centre o… More
“Fantastic appartment, great location” We had an awesome stay, much of which was down to the owners who could not of been more accommodating. The appartment has everything you could need and more.
Local shops/ cafe/ pub etc. and a 5 min walk to Chelte
A fantastic and very well appointed garden apartment ( just as shown in the photographs and described ) in a lovely Victorian house just a short walk from the centre of Cheltenham.There is parking at … More
“Perfect Place To Stay”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
My family and I have stayed at this apartment for the last 7 years and we couldn't ask for better hosts. Jane and John could not be more welcoming and always ensure our stay is enjoyable.
The apartme… More
“Paddy Power Weekend.”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2013
The charming apartment was immaculately presented and coupled with warm genorous hospitality it made for a brilliant weekend.… More