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“BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE, FANTASTIC LOCATION”
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Review of Courtyard Cottage

Snug and cosy at all seasons
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Snug and cosy at all seasons
A pretty cottage in a peaceful, pretty village The large double bedroom overlooks the quiet historic village street
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Very good
17 reviews
Snug and cosy at all seasons
A pretty cottage in a peaceful, pretty village
The large double bedroom overlooks the quiet historic village street
The bedroom retains its old elm-boarded floor
A neat, well-equipped kitchen with all conveniences
A clean white bathroom with hand-shower and bath
The charming enclosed courtyard
The snug where you can relax in private or catch up on your e-mails
There is no shortage of reading matter
You will immediately feel at home
The cottage retains all its historic charm
Our wide, quiet village street - 20mph and no through traffic
The delightful St Helen's church will welcome you
Relax by the winding River Stour
Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre just a few minutes away
Take a trip on the historic River Avon
Visit Harvard House and the Shakespeare properties in Stratford
Tour the glorious Cotswold countryside
Visit picturesque Cotswold villages
Admire the Cotswold gardens and houses
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

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highexpec...
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Could be great”
Reviewed 27 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

It's a quaint little cottage in a pleasant village near Stratford but should be a lot better. On the plus side the owners left a welcoming bottle of wine which was a nice touch and the cottage was warm in cold weather. BUT. It's advertised as having wide screen TV but don't expect a decent sized screen - think tiny, so that's a bit oversold. The most unacceptable thing is the lack of hot water.: there's no shower so a bath is the only solution, fair enough,it's an old cottage. But 3 inches of water and the hot runs out? This is completely unacceptable! They make something of the log fire but again because they leave so little wood, you'll have a log fire for a couple of hours only. The bed must have been one of the cheapest they could find; it's hard and you feel the springs. The last thing to mention concerns the Guest Information file which is full of the owners complaints about the misdemeanors of previous guests who annoyed them by not taking out bins, by damaging a sofa and by letting the hand held shower spray water around and so on. Oh and there's a message that they want guests to only bother them (contact them) in an emergency- with only heavily emphasised. So yes a quaint little cottage but not a great experience and we won't be back.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2016
As owners we are of course saddened to read these remarks and see that these clients were unhappy. But it is hard to respond meaningfully because in the twelve years we have been letting Courtyard Cottage, we have never previously been told of any such problems. We are particularly surprised that the size of the television was the first concern mentioned as we take the view that someone booking a country cottage comes primarily to enjoy the beautiful location. The alleged lack of hot water is a complete mystery. We have now had this checked and can confirm there is no problem and can only conclude that the guests were unfamiliar with the working of a Combi boiler. No one else has ever said the bed is uncomfortable and it was certainly not cheap - John Lewis! Yes, it is firm because the advice we were given is that this is most people's preference and is the best choice for a cottage - and that a soft mattress can be harmful to anyone with back problems. Yes, we only provide a starter basket of logs and make this clear in our listing but to suggest it lasts only two hours is just fantasy. So whilst we are naturally very sorry these visitors were disappointed, we can only refer potential guests to our other reviews.
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KERRY F
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE, FANTASTIC LOCATION”
Reviewed 14 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Cottage exactly as stated, cosy, warm, fantastic village location, every need catered for. Slight issue with front door key, nothing major just used back door entrance instead. Good quality bedding and towels, all items for kitchen provided, wine left by owner, very thoughtful touch. Village pub at end of street provided a lovely Sunday dinner, very well priced and busy, always a good sign. Location could not have been better, easy access into Stratford but also nice drive down into Oxfordshire too.

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Liked best: The cosyness of the cottage and location
Liked least: Fireside chairs were fine for a short sit but slighty uncomfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
Sorry you had problem with front door - sticking lock now resolved.
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Poupouxio...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage to stay”
Reviewed 26 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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We arrived late and based on the instructions that the owner gave us, we were able to find the keys and enter the cottage. Dispute the cold outside, the cottage was very warm as the heating was on. A bottle of wine was waiting us on the table, which after we set-up the log fire, we opened it. We spend most of the time we stayed in the cottage near the log fire which has plenty of space to relax. The lounge seats are perfect to sit near the log fire and relax.

The village is very quiet and the people are friendly. We visited Stratform-upon-Avon which is 40 minutes walk and 10 minutes max with the car. Lovely town with a lot of things to do.

Leaflets and things to do were provided from the owner. I would recommend this.

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Liked best: log fire
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
We stay in cottages ourselves and so hope we know what guests need.
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Jo G
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A lovely country retreat”
Reviewed 21 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
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We arrived to a toasty warm cottage to see a bottle of wine waiting for us- most appreciated.
The cottage had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. The bedroom was spacious with lots of storage and hair dryer. Nice view across the street to other quaint cottages too.
The kitchen was equipped with all the basics we needed but, plenty of crockery, pans etc.
The pub down the road was friendly and did a good carvery on Sunday lunchtime Veggie option too.
Stratford was a pleasant 40min walk across the fields and a taxi only £8.
The owners had left plenty of leaflets about things to do and sent clear directions to the property.
A relaxing weekend away for my husband and I. I would recommend it, we hope to stay longer next time!

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Liked best: It was a cosy cottage with everything you needed close at hand
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
Pleased you enjoyed our little home from home.
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Sep 2017
We are delighted that our cottage continues to appeal to visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon from all parts of the world as it has dome for many years. For non-Dutch speakers, the Review reads ‘A nice cosy cottage, neatly furnished and well-kept. Good bed, fine bath. For users of OV less suitable, own transport is a recommendation.’
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