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“A lovely B & B”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cowley House

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Cowley House
Ranked #10 of 31 Broadway B&B and Inns
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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“A lovely B & B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is great value for money, clean and some thoughtful extras, even a torch for when you wend your way back from the pub on a dark night! Breakfasts are delicious - all local products and foodstuffs. Peter and Joan think carefully about what their guests want. Service isn't ultra slick and 5 star - it is what it is and is very good.

Room Tip: Tip if you are extra tall - discuss your requirements when you book and they will allocate a good ro...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joan R, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for taking tome to comment on your stay with us. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the little extras we provide and I'm sure your comment advising tall guests to enquire about the rooms before booking will prove useful as our Stretton room does have a low beam, which we have padded in case of accidents!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at this b&b as a group of 8 adults this weekend for 2nights, the standard of rooms vary between the different rooms at the hotel. Some are excellent, whilst the some are acceptable but could do with updating. All of the rooms are very clean. The breakfast was excellent, high quality local produce and the service was brilliant, providing more coffee and toast on request! My only criticisms were the welcome we received whilst parking our cars in the car park. This was frosty and could have been more welcoming. On a different note, the car park is not suitable for 8 cars. Secondly when we had are room made up after we stayed our first night, the tea/coffee and milk was not replaced. After being a wedding all day I was dying for a cup of tea once back at the b&b!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorcestershirePenny, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
We would like to thank the customer for their comments and the opportunity for us to reply. This was a family of eight adults attending a local wedding. On arrival the head of the party did advise us they would be preparing for the function in their bedrooms during the morning. Two members of the party asked us not to refurbish their rooms and our staff were not able to gain admission until after midday. Our staff finish work between 12.00am and 1.00pm. If residents need more refreshments in their rooms we are happy to supply this on request. Unlike a hotel we are not able to employ full-time cleaning staff throughout the day.
Rooms
Of the four rooms used by this party, one was decorated in January 2013, two were brand new in 2010 and one was completely refurbished in January 2013 with new bathroom etc.
Car Parking
The car parking at the rear of property can accommodate eight medium size cars if drivers park with consideration of guests yet to arrive. (We do supply a parking scheme with our confirmations). The last two cars will block others in, and we ask guests to leave their keys before going out for the evening. We also have parking for three to four cars on the front drive and there are two public car parks within a 3-5 minute walk with no overnight charges.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was the first time we had been to Broadway and I wanted to try to get somewhere a little different to stay. Checking the Trip review I found this B&B had a good report so I booked for a break in July. The weather was lovely and Broadway is a beautiful village will some unusual shops and eating places. Cowley House is right by the village green, with parking and free WiFi. There is a garden that guests can sit in. Our double room was spacious and looked over the garden lovely and clean, bath and over shower with usual accompaniments. Breakfast was scrumptious. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Stretton has just recently been refurbish a good double. Also garden room looked nice with doors out...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

service and location perfect! the hosts are so friendly. the funny lady serving breakfast made us laff! and we where given plenty of help of where to visit we even the hosts help getting our suitcases from the car!

thank you very much

from laura and mic

  • Stayed February 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We are a family of four. We visited England for 3 weeks in July and I can tell you that the Cowley House was our favorite stay by far. So beautiful, so friendly. From the minute we knocked on the door we were treated like family. Clean, charming rooms, and a location to die for. Really magical. And the breakfast was the freshest and best prepared of the dozen or so places we stayed on our long holiday. And Di, our breakfast server, absolutely made our day and was a true highlight of our trip. Her genuine friendliness to our family, and especially our kids Natalie and William, will never be forgotten. What a great, charming lady. We enjoyed our 2 night stay so much we had Joan and Peter book us for 2 more nights at trips end. Super. Jerry Spangler , Atlanta Georgia.

Room Tip: Our last two nights were in the room named "Stretton". Beautiful and quite large. Perfec...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Joan R, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for such a glowing review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and all the family. The children were a delight. We always want our guests to have an enjoyable time in the Cotswolds and it is good to hear that we have succeeded. Many thanks.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was our 6th trip to Cowley house and we enjoy it thoroughly every time! The house is simply gorgeous and the renovations that Joan and Peter have done have really paid off. We stayed in Appleton room which, as all the rooms we've stayed in, was immaculate and stunning. The breakfast is to die for and the hosts simply can't do enough for you. We are already planning our next trip! Thanks Joan and Peter and dogs for having us!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Joan R, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed staying with us again and noticed all the work we have been carrying out during the spring. Thank you for taking time out to write a review, it is much appreciated.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Joan and peter the owners were very casual, friendly and relaxed. Room with ensuite very good. Clean with all necessary toiletries etc. Bed very comfortable. Top location near 2 hotels for dinner and 2 minute walk to main street of one of the best towns in the Cotswalds. Parking at rear good. Breakfast top. With the lady serving having a great sense of humour. Rates reasonable. Full for 2 nights we were there. Obviously very popular. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms good, Garden room at rear very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cowley House
Address: Cowley House Church Street, Broadway WR12 7AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Broadway
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Broadway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cowley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cowley House is a beautiful mid 18th century Cotswold stone house with original features which has been refurbished to provide guests with every comfort. Its quiet location in the heart of a pretty cotswold village makes Cowley House an ideal location for your stya in broadway and the perfect base from which to tour the Cotswolds. ... more   less 
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