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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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Excellent - based on 53 reviews
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sheryljea...
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“If only we could have stayed forever at the Lilac Cottage!”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 for a stay in June 2013

My husand and I and another couple spent a wonderful week at the Lilac Cottage in Stow-on-the Wold in the Cotswolds. The cottage consisted of a sitting and dining room combination, a well equipped kitchen and a powder room on the first floor. There were two lovely bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor. The view from the windows on the second floor over the gardens and into the distance was beautiful. The garden in the back of the cottage was wonderful. The flowers and trees were in full bloom. The village of Stow is delightful. Lovely stores and many very good restaurants. The owner of the cottage, Dianne, is a pleasure to work with.

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Liked best: Everything about the cottage and village
Liked least: When we get really old, the stairs to the second floor could be a challenge
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Jan 2014
Wow, thank you so much for your compliment about working with me - our guests are always polite and courteous so it's always a pleasure to take them through the booking process and help with any questions and information. We try to provide a "home from home" for our guests and hope to see them again.
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Donna2567
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent house in a great location”
Reviewed 10 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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This is an excellent house with everything a family could need. It is exactly like in the photos on the website. A short stroll to the town centre. Stow is in the middle of everything you want to see. The kids didn't want to leave most mornings. The downstairs loo was a bonus. Hope to go back one day.

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Management Response
10 Jan 2014
So pleased your family was comfortable at Lilac Cottage and thank you for mentioning the accuracy of the photographs on the website; it's good to know when you book something that it will do "exactly what it says on the tin !" We look forward to welcoming you again.
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London
Reviewed 15 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Dec 2013
We very much appreciate your positive feedback on Lilac Cottage - we do try to "go the extra mile" to make our guests welcome and give them a comfortable, enjoyable stay.
We look forward to seeing you again.
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Paul R
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“The best holiday cottage in Stow”
Reviewed 2 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have been coming to Stow at leaat once a year for a decade and have stayed in a number of cottages there, but Lilac Cottage is the best by a considerable distance. It is perfectly situated - close to town with a lovely garden and a view over the countryside from the bedroom. Inside, it is beautifully designed, very well apppointed and immaculately maintained. It has virtually everything you could want or need, right down to thoughtful little touches like a welcome package of wine and biscuits. Sitting out in the garden is a perfect way to spend an afternoon and in colder weather the interior is a warm and cosy place to keep dry. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

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Liked best: The living room
Liked least: TV was a bit small
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Dec 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind comments on Lilac Cottage - it is very reassuring for us that we are providing a comfortable stay for our guests. We are always looking to improve where possible and since your stay the cottage has been re-decorated.
We are pleased that you were so happy that you have booked again for next Spring and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Lee C
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Super: exactly as described and expected”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Firstly the booking process could not have been more efficient.

This a lovely cottage in a lovely part of the Cotswolds. Just 45 mins from Oxford and Cheltenham and warwick.

I don't usually give 5 out of 5 but it is hard to fault this cottage, perhaps a bigger tv, perhaps a more powerful shower, but this really is nitpicking. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything needed, the digital box with catch up tv and free wifi is great as I could watch a game on my tablet and the news in bed.

There are a few things to keep the kids entertained, but ours as always brought a bag of toys.

The welcome of cake and the china out made my wife's day. She used to work in the community in the Cotswolds and this brought it all back.

The cottage has the perfect mix of comfortable and twee of what you would expect staying in a Cotswold cottage

The location is great and is a great base for exploring the area.

The garden is lovely and I imagine I the summer is lovely to sit out in.

All in all I would prob give this 4.7 out of 5, and is excellent value for money. If you are thinking of booking a 2 bed roomed cottage in the Cotswolds, I don't think you will find better than this.

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Liked best: Location and style and it is obvious the owners care about the guests experience.
Liked least: Slightly weak shower and two arm chairs not that comfy. Nitpicking really here.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Dec 2013
Thank you for your comments - we are very pleased that we fulfil guest expectations.
We note your comments concerning the TV and the shower because we welcome objective observations when planning our ongoing programme of improvements.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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