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May Cottage

(Ref. 972143)

Broadway, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    A couple of observations 1. The kitchen was very cold which made eating in it a bit miserable. Needs another radiator installed. 2. Front bedroom needs a mirror 3. Stairs are extremely narrow and would be tricky for less mobile visitors 4. Could not put central heating on constant during the day so winter stays are a bit chilly

    Reviewed by Iolanda4.1Feb 2024

  • "Great to see the shower has been fixed."

    This was our 3rd visit to May Cottage. And we have booked next year already. The cottage is very comfortable and clean. Perfect for us 2 couples. This year we noticed that there are fewer cups and mugs. They need replacing. We bought 2 cheap mugs to add to the mismatched collection so that there were 4 mugs in total. Also a plate was chipped. As there are 4 of everything it means each time the plate is being used. The bath towels were small and well used so maybe some bath sheets. All easily fixed. Apart from that it was lovely and as I said we have already booked our 4th stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Dec 2023

  • "Nice little cottage but found stairs very steep and narrow and as bathrooms upstairs not easy if have mobility issues."

    The complete lack of cleaning supplies was inconvenient nothing to wipe work tops or table with let alone wash floor from gravelly paw prints.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, we can see the owners put a lot of effort in making this a wonderful place."

    Our compliments! Minor thing: our dog would appreciate some stepping stones in the garden, she didn't like to walk on the stones

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Aug 2023

  • "Can honestly say was delighted to arrive and it felt like home straight away clean and well equipped with good quality items which is not always the way when properties allow dogs."

    Would certainly recommend and hopefully will return ideal location for visiting the Cotswolds

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "The property was in a good location and parking was good."

    Dog friendly garden. The second bedroom with four adults was too small and with no wardrobe very cramped. The stairs have very short treads and are quite difficult for anyone to use. Only one toilet roll per room really is very mean, also there were no spare bin liners for the kitchen rubbish . In the main bedroom there was an old light fitting on top of the wardrobe and the wall coat hooks in the second bedroom fell of the wall as soon as you touched it so you could not use them to hang anything so there are some minor tweeks in maintenance that need addressing. The welcome pack was also very mean, we have done holiday lets ourselves for years and one packet of biscuits and some milk is way below what we ourselves do. On that basis there was barely two biscuits per person, and some of the dog friendly cottages put treats in for the dog and at least have a water bowl. The cottage is in a great location for visiting the Cotswolds, the beds were comfortable although the duvets barely covered the edges.

    Thankyou for your feedback and i do apologise that you found a few things to your liking. Firstly the cottage is a period cottage set in the heart of Broadway and the room sizes are not huge but cosy and we have certainly had many guests staying in the second bedroom with no complaints and particularly so given it is en-suite. Yes there is no wardrobe but as built in cupboard with hanging space and hooks on the back of the door and wall mounting give plenty of hanging space. The staircase is the traditional staircase and we have put in a handrail to help those who are infirm and may struggle with the steepness of the stairs which are actually one of the features of the property. Re the welcome pack i have looked into this and spoken to my manager as our welcome pack is normally very well received and i can only apologise if you did not get the usual pack. I hope you will stay with us again Best regards Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Dec 2022

  • "We love this cottage."

    You have everything you need. Sofas comfy, beds comfy. My only issue was the shower, just as it was last time. The shower in the main bedroom for some reason is always boiling hot when we arrive. The little safety push button has been forced round so the temperature cannot be controlled. We were aware of it from last year when we reported it so we felt the water temp before stepping in. Fortunately, as before, our friends who were also staying is an engineer and he always rights this problem for us. So when you go back, as long as it hasn’t been forced again, it will be ok. But just a warning as we’ve been twice and each time the problem has been there. Overall we love this cottage and will be back

    Thank you for your feedback and apologies if you had issues with the shower. You’ll be pleased to hear that both showers in the cottage have now been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at May Cottage."

    We were so comfortable and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Couldn’t get a better location too just off the High St and lovely to be able to park securely just across the road. Although you are on the main road it was so quiet we slept so well. We will definitely return one day.

    Reviewed by Eammon5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a fantastic cottage."

    Ideally positioned with off street parking. We had a lovely stay and felt right at home from the moment we entered the house. Would definitely recommend this place as an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and great location."

    Would have preferred more towels as there for a week. Thank you for the biscuits and milk it was a nice gesture.

    I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay. I apologise about the towels but we always leave a bath towel and a hand towel for every guest and that is normally sufficient. If guests need more towels they usually ask but for the sake of protecting the environment we believe what we provide is more than sufficient for the vast majority of our guests. There is also a washing machine and dryer should you wish to use this for washing towels. We hope to see you again Thanks Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Aug 2022

  • "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 Maureen4.7May 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 Helen5.0Feb 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-anne4.4Oct 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 Ailsa5.0Oct 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 Paul4.1Jun 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 M4.4Oct 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 Sandra5.0Oct 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 B5.0Oct 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 Barbara5.0Sep 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 Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great service."

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

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Feb 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 Paul4.4Feb 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 Carol5.0Jan 2020

  • "Only problem radiator not working in front bedroom"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 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 Sally4.7Aug 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 Christine5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage again, Lovely bed's and nice and clean but needs cleaning ..."

    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 Linda4.7Jun 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 Marilyn4.7May 2019

  • "We love Mays Cottage."

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

    Reviewed by M5.0Mar 2019

  • "THe perfect cottage in the perfect location."

    A brilliant Friday to Monday break!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 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 Julie4.7Nov 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 M5.0Oct 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 Peter5.0Sep 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 Hla3.8Sep 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 David5.0Aug 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 Marie5.0Aug 2018

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

    The furnishings were tasteful and high quality.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 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 Linda4.7Jun 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 Tracy5.0May 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.

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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