we stayed at the cottage for new years eve and it was amazing, the cottage is cozy and beautiful surrounded by country side. Each room is spacious and living has a nice dining table which was enough for 7 of us. I really enjoyed my stay and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. And the price is definitely is good.
This cottage was ideally located and offered enough room for two families. This place is especially interesting for those that like a bit of warmth and atmosphere in a holiday place. The plus points for us were: spacious, large garden, fireplace, good location, quaint
typical Cotswolds, comfortable, good beds. On the minor side: it was very dusty and some places in the kitchen could do with a good clean and I think the cottage would benefit from another shower room, for instance upstairs. But overall, a very nice place to stay.
This lovely stone cottage was an ideal home-from-home during our holiday. It is very nicely decorated and welcoming, the provision of lots of books and videos was welcome, and snuggling around the fireplace on a colder evening was delightful. Enough space for 5 of us, but any more will find there's not sufficient sofa room for everyone.
The kitchen was well-equipped with everything you'll need for everyday cooking, nice to have a dishwasher and washing machine too.
The accommodation was good, with a double bedroom downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs (note that you have to walk through the single bedroom to access the twin, my kids weren't bothered at all but some may prefer more privacy). One minor niggle - the downstairs double bed is very squeaky!
The garden is a decent size, and well-maintained with some interesting topiary!
Free wi-fi was much appreciated by my iPad-obsessed sons. Note that mobile 'phone reception is a bit patchy here however.
The tiny village of Marlcliff doesn't really have any facilities, but Bidford-upon-Avon is a couple of minutes drive or 20 mins walk (along the scenic river bank), and has restaurants, take-aways, bakery, adequate supermarket etc. It's a short drive to Stratford-upon-Avon, and you can drive to central Birmingham in 45 mins. Alton Towers was a bit more of a hike though, taking almost 2 hours.
You can't park directly outside the house; you can park in the lane just 50 yards away, but space can be a bit tight if the neighbours have all parked their cars there too.
Overall this is a beautiful, characterful house with lovely walks right outside, and I'd happily return if holidaying again in the area.
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We've just returned from a week's holiday at this cottage. It was just right for what we wanted. The cottage itself was lovely and with enough rooms to house us, our kids, grandparents and Aunt and Uncle. Really well equipped and well maintained property. The garden was beautiful and a good size for young children to play in (though requiring supervision due to the pond). We found plenty to do in the surrounding area for a weeks worth of holiday and could easily have done more. Particularly enjoyed a lovely little walk down to the local park, which was an especially good one. And of course Stratford is very easy to get to.