Booked very short notice due to the adverse weather and snow aged for a couple of nights in the country. The host responded immediately and it wasn’t a problem whatsoever. Communication was excellent during the booking process and she was at the property when we arrived.
During check in our host showed us around the property and how to use everything. Everything was there that was needed (and more), she even provided a small welcome pack. WiFi was excellent.
The property was cosy, the bed was comfortable and impeccably clean.
The cottage itself was a beautiful old thatched cottage, located in the tiny village of Alderton, on the edge of the Cotswolds. It was located a short drive to Cheltenham and the tourist towns of Stow, Slaughter, etc. so a great base to explore in the car. In Alderton there is a lovely little pub called the Gardeners which serves nice food and the host was really helpful with suggestions of places to visit, walks, restaurants and pubs.
Cannot rate the experience any higher. Fantastic host and a lovely place to stay.
The owner could not have been more helpful meeting us on arrival and taking us through the whole cottage explaining everything. This was our first holiday together and it was such an enjoyable one, the cottage has everything you need and is great for dog lovers, our little ones really enjoyed exploring the garden. The four poster bed makes for a very romantic setting with views through the little windows across the fields and village. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants 5 star hotel surroundings without being forced to a time regime. It is also in a great position to explore the Cotswold area and there are many walks close by for those who are more energetic.
We really enjoyed our stay at Bells Cottage. The location was perfect for us - a short drive to nearby attractions and lovely walks literally on the doorstep! As soon as you walk in, there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere and there is everything you could possibly want for your stay... from a dishwasher to a lemon squeezer and everything in between! Our dog loved exploring the enclosed garden, not to mention the the tin of dog biscuits! We really hope to visit again soon.
From start to finish the vendors were incredibly accommodating and helpful with the best places to go and see and anything else we asked for help with. The cottage exceeded our expectations and was immaculate throughout with a much appreciated welcome pack for our arrival as well as homemade jam which was a lovely touch.
Location was fantastic for walking the dog and exploring the Cotswolds, a local welcoming pub which had outstanding food, all in all it was a wonderful weekend. Thank you, I can't wait to come back!
Couldn’t fault our stay at Bells cottage. From the moment I booked online, I was contacted by the owners who couldn’t offer more help and advice. On arrival, greeted by Simon who went through all the ‘technicalities’ (heating, fire, hot water etc) and we were surprised to have all of the basics ready for us (milk for a much needed cup of tea, bread, eggs, etc). And more special was the homemade marmalade which I confess to bringing the jar back with me as it was delicious!
The cottage is well equipped, with all the necessities, and the bed was truly comfortable. Unfortunately my dog wasn’t happy with the unfamiliar environment and I was forced to sleep on the sofa bed downstairs rather than the gorgeous comfy bed, but these are the things we do for our much loved members of the family I suppose.
Would highly recommend!
What a beautiful cottage, lovely small village with all amenities. Cottage is fantastic, lovely for a cosy few days away. Deborah has thought of everything you would need. Highly recommend but would love to keep it a secret for ourselves