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“Perfect place for a cosy weekend”

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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Willersey, Broadway, Cotswolds, England

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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LizPin
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a cosy weekend”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Our stay at Yew Tree Cottage was a long weekend for a girly reunion in May. We wanted somewhere that we could relax, chat and eat in comfort, but in nice surroundings for country walks and places to see. The location was important as the four of us are spread around the country, so we needed somewhere central that we could all get to quite easily. Yew Tree Cottage seemed to fit the bill, and it didn't disappoint.

Booking was easy, and Collette and Gerry were extremely efficient at emailing back answers to all our little queries, and suggesting outings and places of local interest. We appreciated their welcome note and bottle of wine, and if there had been a problem I felt that they would have been over in a trice. But there were no problems!

The cottage is in the pretty village of Willersey, just a few minutes drive from Broadway, and is a charming stone house in a lovely setting. It's very clean and tidy, yet has a lived in feel that made us all feel at home very quickly. The sitting room has comfy sofas, an open fire and a DVD player for evenings in, and the three bedrooms have extremely comfortable beds. Two bathrooms are also a definite bonus when there are four women in a little cottage. Unfortunately, the weather let us down, so we didn't get to use the garden, but it didn't stop us from getting about, and the cottage is perfectly placed for discovering the beautiful Cotswolds.

We would all recommend Yew Tree Cottage to anyone planning a trip to the Cotswolds, and would certainly go back again if we're in the area.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: the weather!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 6, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: The enclosed garden for the children.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 8, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Liked best: The cosiness of the cottage
Liked least: That it wasn't warm enough to sit in the garden
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
May 9, 2013
Hi Katherine, girls seem to be so good at arranging weekends away to catch up. Imagine how tempting it is to jump in and have a quick sleep before I continue cleaning the rest of the cottage...those beds are so good!!
I will have to find something fizzy and none alcoholic for when the whole family come to stay.
Thank you for taking the time to add a review.
Kindest regards.
Gerry and Collette
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David R
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

A beautiful 1850s stone cottage, set in an unspoilt village, ideally situated within easy access to the main places of interest. The cottage is very comfortably furnished and has a homely feel. It is well equipped and the two bathrooms were particularly welcomed by our party of 6.The beds were extremely comfortable. Every question that I asked in advance was answered very quickly and the holiday lived up to all our expectations. I would recommend Yew Tree Cottage as the perfect place to stay during your holiday in the Cotswolds area. We will return and hope to make use of the pretty garden next time.
5th April 2013
Dave Reynolds and the family, London

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Liked best: It is set in a perfect village setting
Liked least: There is nothing not to like
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
May 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, delighted you enjoyed your weeks stay in April. Hope to welcome you again soon.
Kindest regards.
Gerry and Collete
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Sussex
Reviewed May 2, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: It had everything that you could possibly want
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
May 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and I'm delighted you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again one day very soon.
Kindest regards.
Gerry and Collete
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NOTTINGHA...
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unloved cottage in beautiful location in need of serious TLC”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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people found this review helpful

We have recently returned from a weeks stay at "Yew Tree Cottage". The location is perfect and he beds were very clean and comfortable Willersey is a very friendly and beautiful village but that's where the positives end .In the past we have stayed at numerous cottages throughout Britain at a similar time of year and within a similar price range and NEVER had a problem We had to contact the owners as the dishwasher was not working, we took this opportunity to advise them we were disappointed with the cleanliness and general upkeep of the cottage.They seemed very surprised by this To be fair the owner offered to "pop over and make good "In our opinion the cottage required a good spring clean and re-decoration Not something you could "pop over" and put right.As requested we left a list of suggested improvements We advise you check these have been carried out before booking "Yew Tree Cottage " .

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Liked best: location
Liked least: lack of upkeep of cottage
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
May 8, 2013
The cottage has been fully redecorated and the dishwasher was repaired immediately after these guests departed. Their stay coincided with a hugely traumatic period for our family with our son critically ill in hospital. We are a husband and wife team who pride ourselves on very high standards of cleanliness and have always received excellent feedback. It's a great shame that these guests could not show a little more understanding of our situation, thankfully our son is recovering and our standards of cleanliness will remain at the highest level.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Cleanliness
Liked least: Sorry, could not find the tricks to start mower
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again one day soon.

Kindest regards.
Gerry and Collette
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