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“Cosy cottage in a beautifull area”
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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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Sunflower...
Conwy County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Cosy cottage in a beautifull area”
Reviewed October 27, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The cottage offered home comforts in an ideal situation for visiting local area and taking advantage of all amenities.

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Liked best: The cottage and village
Liked least: Water pressure was slow for hot water
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2016
Thank you for your kind comments on Lilac Cottage - something we strive for that is very important to us is that guests feel Lilac is home from home. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Regards
Dianne
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GandL_10
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Everything immaculate”
Reviewed October 16, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We spent a week at this lovely cottage. The owners have taken care to provide everything you could need and it is all in immaculate order. I would guess that they have been doing this for a while, it was all so professional. Welcome bottle of wine was much appreciated. Good strong Wi-fi. Allocated parking out front and a short walk to all sorts of restaurants in Stow, from fish and chips to high class foodie establishments. Especially recommend the Italian restaurant called Ostrea. Thanks for a lovely stay, I hope we will be back soon.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. No matter how many 5 Star reviews we receive, we are always so pleased that our guests have been comfortable in our property and have enjoyed their stay. We work hard to ensure Lilac Cottage is a home from home and that our guests, like you, wish to return - we look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Dianne
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paul o
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Just came back from a lovely stay at lilac cottage with my wife and two young children.The cottage is perfectly equipped for all your needs and is in a excellent location.Both the owner and housekeeper were extremely helpful.If you want a lovely relaxing holiday then lilac cottage is the place for you,remember to walk around Stow town as you will not be disappointed with all the lovely bespoke shops.I will be returning in the future and I will definitely look to book here again.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments on Lilac Cottage, we're very pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit and glad you liked Stow so much. We really appreciate your comments about myself and the Housekeeper - we work hard to maintain (and improve) standards for our guests so it gives us great job satisfaction to be complimented. Also, we love to hear of guests planning to return.
My best regards
Dianne
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Bobski201...
Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cozy and quiet cottage”
Reviewed April 22, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights in April, and found this cottage to be very cozy, warm, and clean. The home is on a quiet street, and the entire town is walkable from here. The Bell pub is a very short walk and had terrific food. Since we stayed for only 2 nights, the price quoted from Trip Advisor was less than the price quoted from the owner. This is due to incorrect calculations used by Trip Advisor, But, we had excellent communication with the owner, and came to very fair quote to make both parties satisfied. We would, without hesitation, stay here again when visiting the Cotswold's.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2016
So glad we sorted the pricing problem and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We, and our Housekeeper, work hard to maintain a good standard at Lilac Cottage and we take great job satisfaction from such wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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lisawhitt...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Cosy Cottage”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Stayed with my Partner and two children for New Year.
What a gem, hidden away in a quiet ideal location to explore Stow and beyond.
Perfect place to stay in a beautiful part of the world.
We will recommend without hesitation.
Thankyou and Happy New year!!!!!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 17, 2016
Lisa, thank you for your very positive review of Lilac - we are yet to experience a New Year at the cottage, maybe this New Year's Eve!
We are so pleased you describe Lilac is "a gem" - that's certainly how we feel about it.
So glad you had such a good start to the New Year, thank you for your good wishes and we wish you and your family a happy and successful 2016.
Regards
Dianne
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Paul W
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful stay”
Reviewed November 22, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Four of us, two adults and two children (11.5yrs & 14yrs) had a fantastic time over autumn half-term in this wonderful cottage. The cottage wants for nothing, has been very tastefully decorated and furnished and the log fire was lovely to light and relax in front of come an evening.

The cottage is in a quiet side road on the edge of Stow, but within three minutes walk you are amongst a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There are plenty of other nice villages within a short drive, or bigger places slighly further. All in all though, we couldn't have chosen a better place than Stow as our base, nor a better cottage to spend our week than Lilac Cottage.

Thanks you for such a wonderful stay!

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Liked best: Everything added up to us having such a wondeful stay.
Liked least: Nothing at all let us down.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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
Jan 17, 2016
Firstly, I apologise for my tardy response. Thank you so much for your kind comments on Lilac Cottage and, indeed, Stow. We have just returned from a few days there ourselves and even in not-so-good weather, the cottage and Stow are lovely. We too enjoyed a roaring fire to toast our toes. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Regards
Dianne
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Alice-Mic...
Watford
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed November 15, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Lilac Cottage is right on the edge of the town. It is down a quiet cul-de-sac. You can walk into the centre of Stow in 5 minutes which is great as parking is not easy in the town centre. There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Stow so no need for a designated driver when you go for a meal. Stow has lots of interesting shops and is in a good centre for exploring th e Cotswolds. The cottage itself has a cosy cottage feel. We were just sorry it was not cold enough to light the fire that was all set up for us as this would have completed the picture! The bedrooms are a good size as is the bathroom. It is very clean and nicely decorated throughout. There is a lovely big garden at the back which would be lovely in the summer. Well stocked with essentials like washing up liquid ,loo rolls etc. We really enjoyed our stay.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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
Nov 19, 2015
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your kind comments. Since you didn't have the opportunity to enjoy the open fire, perhaps we could welcome you again when there's snow on the ground and you can sit in front of the fire drinking hot chocolate. Or perhaps in summer when you can sunbathe in the garden. Hope to welcome you again.
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