are there any reviews from previous holiday-makers?
Try under "holiday rentals" on the left of the TA page. This will show you the short-term rental cottages that have been reported to TA, and the reviews that are available. It would seem that just one cottage in Stow has been reviewed, and that one only once, but there are others in the general area showing reviews.
We are looking into renting Broad Oak Cottage
broad oak cottage has had 2 reviews on tripadvisor... both say it was excellent (2011).. very helpfull owners they mentionEdited: 9:18 am, January 21, 2012