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May Cottage

Broadway, Worcestershire (Ref. 972143)


(29 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second visit to this beautiful cottage travelling as a party of two friends."

    Location is superb and facilities generally very good but, in my opinion, these are suggested improvements…. Each bathroom should have had a least one spare toilet roll. We did not find the provision of one bath and one hand towel per person adequate for the week, we asked for more and these were duly delivered. The front bedroom needs a mirror, whilst there is one in the bathroom, this is nor useful when drying hair etc. We would have liked a small supply of dishwasher tablets for the week rather then the two left. The second smaller shower room needs a shelf. Having previously visited, we were aware that there are no shower mats, so we brought out own, especially useful for the bigger bathroom. We did not use the washing machine, but a few detergent capsules would have been useful. Thank you for the milk and cookies that were left for our arrival.

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2022

  • "This cottage is comfortable, characterful and ideally located for the town centre and the wonderful local walks."

    We were well looked after, with the manager providing us with a cafetière very quickly on our first morning. The bed is very comfortable and the bathrooms are gleaming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in the perfect location for all the amenities of Broadway."

    Parking so close to the village and cottage was helpful. Comfortable beds and en-suite, within a quiet village location allowed us lots of rest and relaxation. Good outdoor space. There is limited room in the second bedroom, however our son slept really well. A dressing table in the main bedroom would have been a real bonus. The kitchen is compact but clean. Equipment that could be used in the microwave would have been good. Curling up in the evening with a good book in front of the open fire was perfect. We would definitely consider returning to May Cottage again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jo-anneOct 2021

  • "Cottage was great especially with a dog and Broadway is a lovely with plenty to do and a brilliant base for a Cotswold holiday."

    Lots of lovely dog walks up towards the tower.

    Reviewed by AilsaOct 2021

  • "Great location close to centre of Broadway, road very quiet in the evening and overnight."

    Car parking in car park accross the road was handy - only a 1 minute walk away. We parked on double yellows outside property to unload and load luggage. The property was very clean and the downstairs layout was very good and spacious, lack of a downstairs toilet maybe an issue for some but this is clear in the listing. Back garden faces west so gets plenty of sun and not overlooked much. Bedrooms are a decent size, only criticism of the property upstairs would be a slight lack of storage. We were 2 adults and a 4 year old but I imagine 2 couples would struggle a bit. There was also no dressing table and mirror with a plug close by. Overall a very good cottage which with a few tweaks could be excellent.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Stayed here many times now but unfortunately due to them not excepting dogs anymore, it will be our last time.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2020

  • "May Cottage is very large inside, with plenty of room to spread out."

    I loved the decor downstairs, and the open fire in the front room was a real treat - perfect for cosy evenings in. Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely little comfy cottage."

    The weekend we arrived the weather was very wet. The cottage host left us an umbrella which we thought was very thoughtful. The beds are very comfy. The kitchen is well equipped and well laid out. Our only negative about the cottage is the stairs. We had my elderly parents with us (in their 80s) and they found the stairs a bit narrow so had to use them with extreme care. However, this didn’t stop us from having a lovely time. Location is excellent for Broadway high street.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2020

  • "Everything was as described, the cottage is in a great location in Broadway."

    It would have been nice to have some reclining garden chairs or sun beds, which would have made sitting in the garden more comfortable for longer .

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2020

  • "This was our postponed Easter holiday but it was reassuring to be able to rebook on the website very easily and no further problems."

    The cottage is well situated in the town and double glazed so quite quiet. Convenient for many Cotswold attractions Snowshill and Hidcote Manor gardens and lots of walking from the door or nearby. Good to have parking as the town gets quite busy although the garage door is quite difficult to open. Cottage beautifully clean and very warm and well equipped. Good to have a dishwasher and freezer a bonus as the only supermarket in Broadway is a bit limited. Only niggle was the shower In the main bedroom was difficult to adjust and the bath could do with a grab rail as the shower is over the bath which is rather high. All in all a lovely much needed holiday with great weather.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "Great service."

    Cottage ideal made for a lovely weekend break. Dog friendly, good walks great base for Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by DaveFeb 2020

  • "The temperature control on the shower in the bathroom off the front bedroom does ..."

    The temperature control on the shower in the bathroom off the front bedroom does not work, it is extremely hot and would not adjust and was consequently unusable

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent position."

    You can walk down the street, no car required . Broadway is an excellent spot whereby you can get to other places very easily. We loved it.

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2020

  • "Only problem radiator not working in front bedroom"

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2019

  • "We really loved the cottage and the excellent location."

    We also enjoyed the garden very much. Unable to control hot water in the showers. It was so hot we couldn't under the shower. Would have preferred to drink out of mugs but unfortunately the only crockery was 4 small cups and 1 mug.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you experienced issues with the water temperature. We have tested this since your visit and we have not found any problems. We always try to keep the cottage well-equipped and were not aware that the mugs had been removed. We would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention and have now replaced the missing items. Kind Regards, The Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2019

  • "No downstairs toilet and sharp stairs being a cottage so may be more difficult for anyone with ambulatory problem."

    Cottage very near the high street.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage again, ..."

    Lovely cottage again, Lovely bed's and nice and clean but needs cleaning behind furniture, and windows cleaning not a very good wellcome pack and No doggy wellcome But would book again tho Love the Broadway one of the best places So a hour away for us

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "A very charming cottage with spacious living area."

    Clean with all the necessary facilities. Very near the centre of Broadway. We would definitely return and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2019

  • "We love Mays Cottage."

    .. It’s charming, clean, got everything one needs and it feels like home. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 2019

  • "THe perfect cottage in the perfect location."

    A brilliant Friday to Monday break!

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2018

  • "On arrival the cottage had not been cleaned and after several voicemails the owner contacted us later that night and arranged for us to stay at The Lygon Arms Hotel at his expense for 2 rooms as there were 4 of us."

    We were very grateful as it was 11.00pm by the time it was all sorted and hadn’t eaten and were very stressed as we didn’t know what we were going to do. The following lunchtime we returned to May Cottage and it was immaculate and everything we had hoped for. It was my birthday weekend and unfortunately I lost a night out as it took several hours to sort but I am looking forward to returning next year. The fireplaces were lovely and cosy, and it is a very comfortable cottage within walking distance to the village. My only note would be to add some mirrors in the bedrooms and a bread knife in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2018

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Very comfortable and everything you need. We didn’t think the photos did it justice. Very comfy beds. Great location. Owner even paid for ‘now’ subscription on tv as we had a rainy day, we are very appreciative of that. Great garden for the dogs! The cottage was very clean and spacious. Lots of light sunny rooms. Will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2018

  • "This was are first visit to the Cotswolds May cottage at Broadway was the perfect place for roaming around all the local villages ,on arrival delighted to see the very high standard of cleanliness, it rely felt like every thing was brand new and we where the first to stay in the cottage well done housekeeper , also loved the touch of the welcome gifts ,we loved the thorntons , fresh flowers and betty our lab loved her treats !"

    ,all in all so sorry to leave after only a week [we checked sykes web site to see if we could stay another week , sadly booked up] BUT NOT SURPRISED We also loved the restaurants only a very short walk away and dined out every night , must say without exception all the staff in every shop or eatery in the village so pleasant and friendly a big thank you all.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "Positives: Great location."

    Just a few minutes walk to the village centre. Very quiet and peaceful although on a main road. Not overlooked by anyone from the back. Kitchen well equipped, including a compact dishwasher. Nicely decorated throughout. Car parking space and a secure single garage available across the road in the long stay car park. Negatives: The smaller bedroom is quite tight for space. The bigger bedroom gets direct sunlight in the mornings. The curtains are not lined with blackout material so we got woken up very early every morning with the light. The duvets and woollen blankets were quite warm for the weather conditions. Cotton blankets would have been great. The main spoiler for us was the strong wet dog odour downstairs in the two living rooms as well as the bottom of the stairs. A wet dog has most obviously been on the sofas in the main living room, leaving the awful odour on even the cushions. We found the voile curtain in the kitchen had been ripped very badly on one side, the other bears dog bite marks. We had to report these issues to the owner. I had to buy a can of Fabreeze to try and get rid of the awful odour. Even with 2 liberal applications, the unpleasant odour still lingered on. We had not realised this was a pet friendly cottage when we booked. We will avoid booking a pet friendly property in the future for sure.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sad to hear your stay did not meet expectations. I aim to provide the highest possible standards at my property and have taken your feedback on-board. I have spoken my cleaner and it has been resolved. In addition, curtains have been replaced. The pictures and property description on the website are mirror of my property. I always provide my contact detail to my guests advising to contact me if they have any issues so that it can be rectified straightaway so that they can enjoy their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HlaSep 2018

  • "Great cottage with eveything you would need for a relaxing week."

    Recently renovated with very nice decor. Great kitchen with all mod cons including dishwasher and excellent washing machine. Iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner provided, also tablets for washing machine which is a nice touch. Only issue I would bring up is had to work out central heating for ourselves. There should be instructions on settings and controls so central heating can be operated easily as it did get cold in the mornings and evenings. Overall a fantastic cottage and an easy 2 minute walk into town, and also to the Cotswold way for other nice walks especially to the Broadway Tower. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "The Cottage was exceptionally clean, it was well equipped."

    We didn't encounter any problems. A very small quibble, a pair of oven gloves rather than one glove would have been useful .The towels , whilst very clean were a little worn. But we will definitely stay there again. The location is excellent, walking distance to the shops, easy parking. The garden has seating to eat outside. Very good washing machine. It was a lovely holiday let.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2018

  • "This is a beautiful property in an ideal location."

    The furnishings were tasteful and high quality.

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean, lovely bed's and cosy would book again easy to ..."

    Beautiful cottage, very clean, lovely bed's and cosy would book again easy to get to villages been many times LOVE THE COTSWOLDS

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "Superbly equipped cottage, immaculately presented with modern furniture and crisp clean linen ."

    Location permitted leaving the car and exploring the easily accessed Cotswolds Way and local amenities.we and our dogs loved it.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC and 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with original range fireplace
  • Snug with open fire.
  • Gas central heating, range fireplace, open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Loading/unloading outside property
  • One parking space in a secure garage and one designated parking space within a minute from cottage
  • Rear enclosed graveled area and patio with furniture
  • 2 small well behaved pets welcome £25 charge per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Good house keeping bond fro £150.00 in place . Note: Property can be booked with April Cottage (972141)

The property

This elegant terraced house is situated in the much-loved village of Broadway, the Northern gateway to the picturesque Cotswolds.

This beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished cottage offers a serene base for families or couples to explore all the wonders of the surrounding area.

Enter the property and immediately feel at ease in the cosy sitting room.

Take a seat on one of the comfortable sofas and warm yourself by the range fireplace or curl up with a good book on the window seat.

In the following room is a snug with an open fire and plenty of places to recline and relax after a long day discovering the lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

The spacious, fully-appointed kitchen provides the perfect space for cooking up a storm with all the necessary appliances.

The open-plan room features a dining area at the opposite side with double bi-fold doors leading out onto a furnished patio in the fully enclosed back garden.

Upstairs are two pleasing bedrooms, one king-size with an en-suite boasting a bath and overhead shower, the other a double with an en-suite shower room.

The picture-perfect village of Broadway with its range of shops, galleries and top-notch eateries, as well as easy access to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, makes it a wonderful holiday destination.

Nearby are many other charming villages as well as the fascinating historic centres of Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

Note: Next door is property Ref. 972141 and together they sleep 8.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Evesham 6.1 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 11.5 miles; Tewkesbury 14.9 miles; Cheltenham 16.3 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 15.4 miles; Oxford 41.4 miles

The charming village of Broadway, known as 'The Jewel of the Cotswolds', nestles beneath the Worcestershire hills. This quintessential English village, one of the most beautiful in the Cotswolds, offers a superb range of unique shops and boutiques, galleries and restaurants, but is also steeped in history with its origins dating back to Roman times. The world-renowned Lygon Arms has been popular for centuries, and now spa facilities can be enjoyed at pre-arranged times. Broadway serves as a great base for exploring the Cotswolds and surrounds with Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham Spa and Worcester within easy reach. With an abundance of National Trust properties, museums, beautiful walks and cycle trails, this really is a great place for a relaxing holiday, all year round.

Region Information

Good house keeping bond for £150.00 in place for all booking taken after 29/10/2020.
2 Well behaved dogs welcome of Labrador size or smaller at a charge of £25 per pet per week.
Note: Property can be booked with April Cottage (972141)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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