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“Our wonderful stay”
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Cowley House
Ranked #11 of 30 Broadway B&B and Inns
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our wonderful stay”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had 5 nights at this B&B earlier this month and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great position, great breakfasts and Di went out of her way to take us on to our next destination which saved us a lot of hassle. We would thoroughly recommend this place and would definitely love to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Three friends and I stayed at Cowley House while on a walking tour through the Cotswolds. This place was arranged for us by the tour company, and I was happt that they chose Cowley House. We were greeted by Di after a long day of walking - she was funny and a great hostess. Her sense of humor was just what I needed. The room was comfy, the shower was divine!

Would definitely stay at this B&B again on a return trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just returned from a weekend at Cowley House, our second stay in six months.

Peter and Joan are simply lovely hosts. Warm, friendly and their breakfasts were absolutely delicious. Can't thank them enough for the coffee and cakes they served us on arrival. We arrived tired and late one day and this was just what the doctor ordered.

The room was great - slept like a log and the watching the sunset behind the trees was delightful. Broadway is a must for any Cotswolds visit and this is the ideal location. Just over the road from The Swan (a lovely place for dinner as well). A huge thank you once again.

Our other tips
Lower Slaughter and the walk to Upper Slaughter
Meg rivers café
Kiftsgate gardens
The pool / gym / spa at the Lygon Arms - only £10 for the day
The Cotswold Way - from Chipping Camden to see bluebells (Lynches Wood in May).

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorcestershirePenny, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the tea and home made cakes. We really enjoyed the pecan pie you brought for us as a thank you for your previous stay. Hope to see you again.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were part of Macs Adventures and this B&B was set up for us earlier. The B&B itself was great, the rooms was cozy and the breakfasy was good, even with the sarcastic server...
For some reason we felt as if we had either said something or did something that our host did not appreciate, but for the life of us, we couldn't figure it out. All we know was that the second day when we set off there was no kind words for us or even any acknowledgements that we were even leaving. Very weird.
The setting of this B&B was wonderful for walking into the village for a wonderful dinner and the sleeping arrangements were wonderful. We love meeting and talking to people that we meet in our travels, but we didn't get those warm fuzzy feelings here

Room Tip: Come for the location and for the comfort, but not for the conversation.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorcestershirePenny, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
These travelers are from a walking company who contract to us for single nights and we do not know these people, but it is a matter of some oblivious concern to us that a guest may have had a less than satisfactory experience. We simply just don’t recognise the situation these travelers describe. And often we don’t have the chance to say farewell to ramblers as they don’t pay us directly and frequently place the keys on the front desk and leave while we are completing breakfast. All guests who arrive between 4 and 6pm are usually offered tea-coffee and cakes in the lounge if available. Within the last week we have both suffered from chest and cold infections and everyone is not at the top of their game when they are unwell! So, if they have stayed recently then that might offer an explanation.
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Worthing sussex
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wow, just returned after a two night break at Cowley house.my wife and myself feel fully refreshed,the accommodation was perfect,clean well furnished with views. It was so quiet but only a stones throw from the high street. This place offers the best choice of breakfasts I have ever had,cook perfectly.we can not wait to return,sooner the better. Thank you all.
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Drew,Lynn jones

Room Tip: We had the dares bury room which had a great four poster bed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joan R, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
What lovely comments. Thank you for sparing the time to comment on your stay. We are pleased that you liked our reproduction Tudor 4-poster. We've had quite a few proposals in that room.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We loved this place! It was clean, comfortable, affordable, and in a great location with easy walking to local pubs, restaurants, & shops. The owners were away when we arrived, but Di & her husband Richard were amazing caretakers! They had a full house to take care of all by themselves (including check in, breakfast & parking!), but they accommodated us as walk ups w/ no prior reservations. Di is charming, incredibly funny, and very friendly...apparently some guests are unnerved by her humor, but we appreciated it. We stayed in the Walton room that does not have an en suite bathroom, but the "shared bathroom" was all ours and was clean with a great shower that was roomy enough for us large-framed Americans. The bed was comfortable and we had a pretty view of the back garden from our window. Tall guests may be a little concerned with some of the low doorways, but it's really not that big of a deal. We highly recommend this B&B to anyone traveling in the Cotswolds. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorcestershirePenny, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments, we would just like to say a big thank you to Di and Richard, for the wonderful help and service they give us in Cowley House that enables us to have a short breakaway with the family.
Best wishes Cowley House
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

I was really looking forward to my stay at Cowley House after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor - however this weekend was spoilt by the frosty reception we received when trying to park our cars. A simple hello and welcome, have you had a good journey would have been nice - but NO - you can't park like that. Through no fault of ours because someone had plonked a car in the middle of the car park and there was also a trailor at one end!! Not a good start to what we thought would be a lovely family weekend away. I must say we felt as though we were an inconvenience to them!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank jane c
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WorcestershirePenny, Owner at Cowley House, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
We thank this traveller for their thoughts. We have already received and replied on guests that formed this recent wedding party, and we know that people visit Cowley and Broadway seeking a quite weekend in comfortable surroundings and we strive to provide this for all of our guests in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We do feel that we provide adequate parking for all or guests on the basis of one car per room. It does though prove challenging if couples bring with them two cars and could we again mention that we do provide guests, in advance, with a suggested parking scheme.
Best Wishes Cowley House
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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 #11 of 30 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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