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“Very cosy cottage”
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Review of Lilac Cottage

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53 reviews
Rear of cottage
Lounge with log burner, TV/DVD/Freeview, Gigajuke hi-fi.
Garden door
Kitchen from stairs
Kitchen from Dining area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom towards window
Twin room
Bathroom
Patio
Front of cottage
Patio and garden from bedroom windows
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

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Peter M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very cosy cottage”
Reviewed February 6, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Lilac Cottage was a lovely cottage with everything you needed to make stay enjoyable. Easy walk into town. Thank you for the bottle of Red wine. A nice touch. Just one little niggle. We had snow while staying and found the access steps very slippery. Perhaps a small handrail would be an idea. Thank you for a lovely warm cottage.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Feb 2015
Glad you were warm and cosy in Lilac Cottage and that you were happy with the location. Concerning the slippery steps, there is an "ice mat" available which, in this instance, hadn't been put in place and for that, I apologise. Your suggestion of a handrail is a good one and we will certainly follow up on that.
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it very much.
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Dean F
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Cottage, lovely place, but watch out for website pricing”
Reviewed February 4, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Yes this was a lovely small cottage to stay in, just right for four. Nicely decorated, neat, tidy, clean and modern inside. Rear garden attractive too, great for summer. Stow is a nice village with some great shops and easy access to other places.
The problem was with the booking - when you go to the Holiday Lettngs website and type in your dates you get one price, but it's not the right one! They contacted me to say they hadn't accepted my deposit because the web price was wrong and the actual price was £50 more. The owner and the agent were all very nice but someone needs to fix the website and the booking process. Strictly speaking it should have been offered to us at the published price.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Feb 2015
Thank you for your very kind comments on Lilac Cottage.
I believe I explained the situation regarding the price difference in my response to the previous review - Holiday Lettings insist on publishing a nightly rate and this can't be done accurately for holiday lets such as ours.
I will suggest to Holiday Lettings that, for short stays, all prospective visitors are advised to make an Enquiry rather than an immediate Booking.
Thank you again for taking the time to review our property.
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Kaz202015
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely weekend marred by £50 price hike after booking”
Reviewed January 27, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We paid the cost of the break then were told it was £50 more than was advertised on the internet and we had to pay that too! Unfortunately this put a bit of a blight on our enjoyment. However the cottage was small and cosy with pretty bedrooms and a lovely log fire. Also there was a bottle of wine and tin of biscuits waiting for us which was nice.The situation is perfect for walking to the town and shops and exploring the Cotswolds. The garden is pretty and would be lovely in Summer to sit out for breakfast.

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Liked best: Position of the cottage
Liked least: Price rise
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jan 2015
This was not a "price hike after booking". As I explained in my private response to these guests, Holiday Lettings insist on publishing a nightly rate for short stays (i.e. 1/7th of weekly rate x number of nights) which is inappropriate as most holiday lets cannot operate that system due to costings such as Housekeeping. The price shown on Holiday Lettings' website says "from £xxx" with a contact form direct to the owner.
However, despite this frustration, I'm glad you were comfortable at the cottage and enjoyed Stow on the Wold.
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Tracey C
1 review
“Excellent relaxing stay”
Reviewed December 28, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Very well equipt cottage. Everything we needed to make Christmas very special.
Very helpful owner and cleaners!
Thank you

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Dec 2014
The Cotswolds, and particularly Stow, are magical at Christmas so we are very pleased to have provided a comfortable base for your festive visit.
Thank you for your kind comments about myself and my staff - we strive to provide a high quality service so it's good to have positive feedback.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards, Dianne
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Caitlinje...
1 review
“Lovely cottage, brilliant location and very friendly people.”
Reviewed December 17, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

My husband, son, sister, her boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 days and wish we could've stayed longer. The cottage was so cozy and clean. It had absolutely everything you could've wanted. We will most definitely be staying again in the near future!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Dec 2014
We appreciate your kind comments concerning the cleanliness and feel of Lilac Cottage - we try very hard to ensure our guests are comfortable and feel they're "home from home".
It would be our pleasure to welcome you again to Lilac Cottage.
Best regards, Dianne
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SSBNchop
Silverdale, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Private, Pretty, Perfect”
Reviewed December 12, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Lilac Cottage provided a quiet, comfy, warm base for our Cotswold vacation. The dedicated parking space right outside was a definite plus. We were pampered by the soft beds and wonderful pillows and slept like logs. The well-equipped kitchen was more than adequate for a vacationer's needs and the downstairs powder room was convenient. The lounge was cozy and the timed central heating was perfect (we didn't need to light the wood fire provided). The garden led to the main road and the walk to the Bell took about two minutes and the town center just a bit more.

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Liked best: Waking up to a lovely view through the bedroom window.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Dec 2014
We are so pleased you felt pampered at Lilac Cottage - that's exactly what we endeavour to achieve.
Location was one of the (many!) qualities of Lilac Cottage that drew us to it and we are happy to share that with our guests.
We do hope you will return in the future.
Best regards, Dianne
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lilacgoat
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage, very well equipped and in a great location”
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed for 3 nights and found the cottage very comfortable for our group of 4 adults and 6 month old baby. Had everything we needed to have an enjoyable stay. The weather was wet but it gave us a good excuse to come back in late afternoon and light the fire. Very easy walk into Stow from the cottage. We had 2 cars between us but found no problem with parking the 2nd car nearby. Will definitely be back again!

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Liked best: the welcome tea/cake/wine and the real fire
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Dec 2014
Thank you for your comment that you were comfortable in Lilac Cottage as a group of 4 adults and a young baby - it helps future prospective visitors to see that we can accommodate groups and families of various sizes.
One thing we can't organise is the weather - but as you say, it was a good reason to light the fire and enjoy!
We would love to see you again in the future.
Best regards, Dianne
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