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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Winchcombe, Cotswolds, England

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David P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our 2nd stay at Anvil Cottage as lovely as last time , some new furniture this time ( welcome new bed & mattress , too soft last time ) all as clean & tidy as last time.
Nice surprize finding our favorite wine in fridge ( lucky guess?) tea & coffee etc..
Couple of small things , large shower head not working this time which we loved last time , but small one still ok so did have a working shower , and new small sofa in lounge not so good as we like to cuddle up & watch tv after long day looking around the local villages & sites etc.. but that's just us !
Other then that a lovely place and will probably stay again some time.

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Liked best: new bed , location
Liked least: shower head not working & small sofa
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Aimee G
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lovely weekend break”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary with a long weekend in the Cotswolds, and Anvil Cottage was definitely the icing on the cake. The cottage is well-presented and equipped with everything you could possibly want - including a washing machine! I'm the kind of person who packs everything but the kitchen sink, but we didn't have done at all as towels, tea and coffee and a lovely bottle of wine were all waiting for us on arrival. The location was perfect too, a short drive away from some great attractions like Sudely Castle and Hailes Abbey.

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Mrsav25
Essex
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A Great Value Cosy Cottage”
Reviewed September 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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My wife booked Anvil Cottage for two nights as part of a weekend getaway for our anniversary. We had our little girl (14 months) with us and stayed for two nights.

We booked via an online lettings website and paid via Paypal, all very simple and easy.

The owner then emailed confirmation and details, as well as some good recommendations on where to go, where to eat etc. Very helpful.

On arrival there was a dedicated parking space for us, in a nice little lane where a few cottages sit. It's lovely and quiet and has a real 'hidden gem' feel to it. Don't blink or you'll miss the turning!

First impressions were excellent. The cottage was clean and very nicely decorated, kind of clean and modern but at the same time giving that traditional cottage vibe. There was a bottle of the wine in the fridge (didn't last long - lovely, thanks!) and some nice home-made style cards for purchase on the side.

I would say it's a nice cosy stay for two people, but clearly no more than that. There's a living room with kitchen (wardrobe is in the living room), one double bedroom and a bathroom - so not really room for any more than 2. Our daughter stayed in a travel cot with us in the double room, which was fine.

It's not pokey or too small, but it's not huge. Hard to get across. "Cosy" is the word I would use. It was lovely of an evening just my wife an I, some cheese and biscuits and the TV. It's all you need for a short stay visiting the local areas. The cottage has WiFi too which was a nice touch, great for researching local pubs on my phone.

Within a 2 minute walking range you have a co-op for supplies, a couple of pubs (Lion is recommended by all reviews) and quite a few little local non-chain shops offering all sorts of interesting things. There's a nice deli just after the co-op offering posh nosh for a little treat.

Bourton-on-the-Water is about a 20 minute drive away, and it's a nice drive too - all country lanes. We stumbled across a pub called the Hollow Bottom which served excellent food, real ales and had a fireplace with free marshmallows!

The only thing I would change would be to add a little curtain on the front door window for privacy, but then again, there's no through path anyway so who would be there?

A perfect, good value stay.

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Liked best: The hidden location, a lovely little lane off of an already quiet road.
Liked least: The rainfall shower didn't really work, but there was another shower head anyway so no big deal.
Traveling group: Young Children
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Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well located”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a lovely cottage situated only a short distance from all the amenities in Winchcombe and which proved to be a perfect location to visit all other towns and attractions in the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills. The cottage is very well presented and provided for all our basic needs. This is the first time my partner and I have stayed in a holiday rental but, based on this experience, it is unlikely to be our last. Thank you Julia.

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Muddypudd...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A lovely cottage, beautifully and comfortably furnished. Very well equipped and with quality towels and bedding. Peaceful location with many amenities within walking distance.
We found it very convenient for exploring the Cotswolds.

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Liked best: Peaceful location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chrisaw14
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Delightful serenity”
Reviewed July 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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This is a gorgeous little cottage, beautifuly furnished and plenty of natural light. Private Parking space is a real bonus. Perfect for couples. There are no "real" views but the outlook is pleasant with Rose bushes and other plants. It is central to 3 Pubs (short walks) and also shops.Neighbours pleasant and friendly. THe owner had left a nice bottle of wine which we thoroughly enjoyed. Exceptionaly clean. Woukld definitely stay here again, and will recommend to friends.

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Liked best: Too many points to like and none negative
Liked least: Ambience and the abundance of natural light, plus furnishings.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cathy299
Kitchener, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This cottage is a gem and as advertised. It is central for local restaurants and pubs, for walking and for touring by car. We spent ten days at Anvil Cottage and loved everything about it except that the bed was too soft for our taste and our backs.

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Liked best: location, charming ambience, parking
Liked least: the bed was too soft
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
May 12, 2015
Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Winchcombe - the bed has been replaced this week. I hope you come to stay again in the future!
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