Guestbook Blog


Below is a list of 13 reviews from external booking websites for Cooks Green Cottage, which ran as a holiday let for 10 years until 2016. After the initial 13 the remaining are reviews left on the original Cooks Green website.

Mr Steven Wright, Liverpool, Merseyside

“The cottage was very well equipped, and the garden was great for the dogs. Everyone had a good time and would go again.”

Mr Jeroen Hesen, Venray, Limburg

“The garden was great to play in and the house had everything for a great holiday.”

Mrs Judith Gray, Newton Aycliffe, Durham

“A lovely cottage with a good garden for the dogs to run in. A great area with lots to do. The helpful owners are next door.”

Mrs Thelma Howchin, Tiptree, Essex

“It was a very pleasant, peaceful environment. The cottage was comfortable and we found it restful sitting in the large garden. It was also good to have no hassle parking 3 cars. “

Mr Laurie Scott, Newport, Isle of Wight

“The property was surprisingly well equipped. We had everything we could have needed right down to a pint of milk in the fridge! It was great to be able to let the dogs out in the garden last thing at night in the knowledge that the garden was secure. Access was easy and flexible and the provision of logs for the burner was a bonus! Brilliant!”

Miss Leila Nandlal, Redhill, Surrey

“The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. The cottage was so well stocked with every convenience you could possibly want and more! Books, DVDs, wood for the wood burner, such lovely touches. The garden was huge but safely enclosed, which made it ideal for bringing a dog and children. The living room was really cosy, there was plenty of space and it was very clean throughout. Really could not rate it highly enough.”

Mrs Maxine Garrett, Halstead, Essex

“The owner was very friendly, provided us with local information and made us feel very welcome.”

Mrs Davies, Fareham, Hampshire

“Every conceivable convenience had been pre-empted in making this cottage a true home from home. A delightfully idyllic cottage.”

Mrs Moritmor, Ringwood, Hampshire

“Fantastic cottage, everything you could possibly need was provided. Great location would highly recommend.”

Mrs Ballantine, West Molesey, Surrey

“The cottage is very comfortable, cosy and extremely well equipped. The garden is perfect for dog owners and fully secure. It is in an ideal location for visiting The Malverns, Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. We have already recommended the cottage to friends.”

Mr Elvin, Benfleet, Essex

“Loved the wood burner.”

Reviews left on original website:

Thank you Sue & Len for making us so welcome. We have thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week. It was just what we needed. We love your gardens, and watching all the different birds that visit you.
We can recommend The Red Lion and also The Bell at Cropthorne.
Thank you again

Jill (Milton Keynes) & Trish (Selly Oak) – May 2, 2015

Dear Su & Len
Thank you for letting us stay in your charming cottage. A very comfortable stay in a lovely setting & very handy for us getting to the Arena at Hartbury.
Unfortunately not quite the week we were hoping for as Tian had a fall on Thursday & the horse landed on his right leg which is broken in 6 places!!
We are off back to the Isle of Wight with the horses but Tian is still in the Royal hospital at Gloucester after an operation on his leg on Friday.
We will have to come back for him next week!!
If we come to Hartbury to jump again would love to come & stay at the cottage again.
Many Thanks

Jane, Stuart, Brenna, Tian & Amy – Apr 12, 2015

Another wonderful, relaxing stay at your cottage and this time you even made the sun shine (and a solar eclipse)…well done :). As always humans and animals have loved our stay – humans loving the comfy new mattress in the bedroom! Look forward to seeing you in May.
With love.

Nadia x, Leigh x, Kuba x, Rolo & Twix – Mar 22, 2015

We’ve had a lovely week here with the dogs. The weather cold but dry so we could get out for walks. The cottage is ideal for dogs with the garden for them to run. It is also very cosy and well equipped. We would very much like to visit again when possible.
Many thanks

Betty & Tony Fox-Carter & Jet, Poppy & Charlie (Norfolk) – Mar 7, 2015

Thank you for a lovely stay, it was home from home and perfect for what we needed it for (visiting family). Beautiful location, we will hopefully be back again next year!
Thanks again

Paul, Tania, Joshua, Ellen and Tye x (County Durham) – Feb 18th, 2015

Many thanks Su & Len, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed staying in your holiday home once again. Hope to see you again in the autumn.
Kind regards

p.s. The mattress topper is divine, we slept soooo well!

Steve, Rachel & Hannah (Brittany) – Feb 12th, 2015

Thank you Su & Len for another relaxing & cosy stay in your wonderful cottage. As ever, it was home away from home and humans and animals all very happy! Can’t wait to come back in March!!

Nadia, Leigh, Kuba, Rolo & Twix – Feb 8th, 2015

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cottage, we’ve had a relaxing holiday which was just what we needed before Xmas. Cooks Green is comfortable and well equipped. Many thanks for the wine and crisps, it was a lovely surprise. Hope to return again.

Julie, Geoff, Emma, Dan, Olivia & Ralph – Medway, Kent – Dec 13th, 2014

The property was fantastic, in a beautiful location. Regards.

Dave + 2 – Nov 17th, 2014

Our third stay this year and already excited about coming back in January! As ever a comfy home away from home with all the lovely little touches that do make it feel like home!

Really appreciated the log fire this time with icy mornings now upon us!
See you very soon.

Leigh, Nadia, Kuba, Rolo and Twix. – Nov 7th, 2014

Our second autumn visit and another wonderful family get together for an early ‘Christmas’ celebration. Lovely walks in the Forest of Dean and an excellent pint at the Farmers’ Arms.

The Jacques Family – Oct 29th, 2014

This is the third time that we have stayed with you and we’ve loved every minute. Really appreciate coming to a lovely clean and well-equipped cottage. Already looking forward to our return in February. Many thanks.

Steve, Rachael and Hannah – Oct 22nd, 2014

Thank you for a fantastic stay at the very homely cottage! Treats on arrival were a lovely surprise and the cottage was perfect for baby, dogs and parents! Looking forward to coming back again very soon. Best wishes.

Nadia, Leigh, Kuba, Rolo & Twix – Sep 28th, 2014

What a lovely cottage & beautiful area. Thank you for all the personal touches. We have truly fallen in love with the beautiful countryside of England.

Tom & Teresa Vice & Sheree Deyo, Portland, Oregon & Denver, Colorado – Sep 20, 2014

Big thank you for a fabulous week in your lovely cottage! the weather has been amazing, more like mid summer than early autumn!!
Best equipped home from home we have ever had the pleasure of staying in.
Beautiful huge garden much enjoyed by us and the springers! Visited so many lovely places and i’m sure we will be back!!
Much love

Suzanne, Simon xx Ollie & Badger, Eastbourne, East Sussex – Sep 13, 2014

Thank you Su & Len, for a lovely week in your comfy cottage. After your warm welcome, we settled in quickly and enjoyed ourselves all week, visiting places round about. There is plenty to do here, and we would come again when the opportunity arises. weather has been very kind to us and we have really enjoyed our stay. Ned loves this garden and dear Bob. thank you for everything once again.

Kath & John Bredbere & Ned of Shadoxhurst, Kent – Sep 6, 2014

Su, thank you so much for our stay at Cooks Green. We had a fabulous time. The cottage is beautiful and the dogs loved the garden.

Rachel and Rob Dawson with mum and dad, Jack and Debbie Winfield, Wes and Ricky, the whippets. – Aug 30, 2014

Had a wonderful time. Great location and well equipped cottage. This is our second visit and no doubt will be returning.

The Elvin Family – Aug 22, 2014

Two weeks of high summer weather in a beautiful setting.
As always everything we could want in this very well prepared cottage.
We visited many interesting and beautiful towns and villages but Apperley and the garden were always great to return to.
Thanks for the great welcome. We expect to meet you again next year.

Celia & John – Aug 8, 2014

Yet another glorious week in the cottage! Visited many villages and towns and weather was super. Dogs love the garden and had 2 boat trips on River Avon. Much cooler for all of us.
Thank you for the “welcome pack” and for allowing us to stay in your cottage – 2nd time in 6 weeks….
Take care and hope to visit again.
Kind regards.

Lyn, Chris, Hugo, Frodo & Poppy – Jul 26, 2014

Thank you for this lovely week. We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage. We had nice days in Gloucester, Oxford and the Cotswolds. In the cottage was everything we need to have a perfect holiday. Greetings from Holland.

Jeroen, Jikke, Lynd, Minke & Monique – Jul 19, 2014

Thank you we’ve had a lovely week. Cottage and weather has been great. Nice place to stay for things to do. Particularly enjoyed Stratford-upon-Avon and Bourton-on-the-Water. Thanks for the welcome pack much appreciated.

Alan, Judith and our two lurchers Bentley & Lucy – Jul 5, 2014

Thanks for the treats on our arrival. We had a great holiday, your garden was perfect to relax in, our dogs loved it. The cottage was ideal, very comfortable, I wish we had booked for 2 weeks.

Ray, Wendy, Maddie & Penny – Jun 28, 2014

We have enjoyed our stay very much. The dogs walked their little legs off. Weather was just right for walking and then relaxing in the garden when we returned. The countryside is fantastic around here.

Allan & Pauline (+ dogs Dexter and Griffin) – Jun 20, 2014

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return. The cottage is so well-equipped and the garden is great for the dogs. To add to this the weather has been super so we have been able to visit many of the local towns and villages. Thank you for the warm welcome and wine etc.

Lyn, Chris & 3 dogs – Jun 14, 2014

A very enjoyable week, comfortable and in lovely surroundings, we spent quite some time in the garden with our family. Thank you for the wine and goodies, much appreciated.

Thelma and John – Jun 7, 2014

I don’t think we have ever been to a holiday home as well equipped and loved as this one – so, so nice to have basic food stuffs to use. This really is more of a home than a holiday home – it’s a shame we have to go. The games cupboard was a godsend with the rain. a big THANK YOU

The Messengers & dogs Stan, George and Frank – May 31, 2014

Our second visit to this charming cottage and once again a very comfortable week. Everything we could wish for is here and the welcoming present is appreciated. Many thanks for another delightful week.

Sam & Colin – May 25, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our short break at Cooks Green Cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and the garden great for the dog! Thank you for making us feel so at home – enjoyed the wine and biscuits. We would love to come back for a longer stay as there is so much to see in the surrounding area.

Richard & Irene (Cheshire), Chris & Steph (Southampton) & Tully the Sheltie – May 6, 2014

Another enjoyable visit to this lovely cottage. Our dog Pickles loves the garden. Swan in Cheltenham is a super dog friendly pub. Gloucester really easy to get to as well. Lovely walk down to the River Severn at Haw Bridge. Hope to return soon. Welcome gift much appreciated.

Heather, Jamie, Al, Helen, Jane & Pickles – Apr 21, 2014

A ‘wow’ place to stay! Thoughtful and friendly owners. Every need catered for – if you think you may have forgotten something, don’t worry, it’s here.
Lovely setting and easy access to countryside walks. Owen enjoyed meeting Bob and the garden.
In a word, ‘outstanding’. A very special place to stay – we will be back!

Sue, Steve & Owen (Welsh Terrier) – Apr 18, 2014

Lovely, well-equipped cottage – everything we needed. Loved the wood-burner and the garden was great for the dogs. Kind regards.

Lynne & Lawrie + Bailey, Jangles & Inca – 31 Mar, 14

A very cosy, comfortable cottage. We have spent a very relaxing week here. The cottage is very well equipped, a home from home.
The situation is ideal for visiting the surrounding area.
Great lunch at the smokery near Newnham and also at The Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean. Dogs loved the garden.

Chris, Gordon + Jo Macmillan – Mar 22, 2014

This is our second visit and we’ve had a lovely time catching up with friends and family.
We really love the cottage and I don’t need to worry about bringing all the “extras” as I know that they will be here for us. Great!
Hopefully we’ll be less hectic and will be able to enjoy the log fire more.
Thanks for a lovely welcome Su and Len.

Steve, Rachel & Hannah – Brittany – Mar 8, 2014

Had another good week here at Cooks Green Cottage. The girls had a great week. Loved the fire and swimming at Malvern Splash.
Harvey liked talking to Bob in Doggy language.
Take care and best wishes.

Paul, Rachel, Abigail, Isabel, Harvey – Feb 22, 2014

Thank you for a great stay even though the weather was horrible, there was everything you could wish for in the cottage.
The cottage was well equipped you couldn’t need for anything for catering.
We hope to come back again soon, hopefully when the sun shines.

Mike, James, Chris & Paul + the dogs – Feb 12, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful week and for making us so welcome.
The area is so lovely and we have enjoyed walking and the lazy days.
The cottage is so well equipped it made self catering really easy.
Hop to re-visit.

Tony, Maxine, Pat & Molly – Nov 9, 2013

Thank you Su for such a lovely welcome and all the goodies.
Spent the week catching up with family and friends which was amazing.
We loved the cottage (a real home from home) and hope to return.
Many thanks

Steve, Rachel, Sam & Hannah – Brittany, France – Nov 1, 2013

We have had a lovely family get-together. The cottage is super – very comfortable and well-equipped.

The Jacques family – Oct 23, 2014

Thank you very much for a happy week staying in your lovely country cottage. We enjoyed walking in the Forest of Dean and visiting the nearby towns, especially Gloucester Quays and the Waterways Museum, also the Holst Museum in Cheltenham. The dogs enjoyed the garden and we also made an apple and blackberry crumble.
Thank you for the wine, crisps etc. on arrival.
Best wishes

Monica, Chris & Mirriam (and dogs, Elsa & Lolly), Catherine, Steve and baby Elisabeth – Oct 5, 2013

We really enjoyed our weeks stay – The cottage was a great base for visiting friends & family as well as for day trips to Cheltenham (top tip – Whole Foods Market for your shopping), Nature in Art, The Roccoco Gardens and Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Our 9 month old baby loved getting to know Bob the dog and the cats, and the blackberries from the garden made a yummy crumble.
Thanks Su for you hospitality.

David, Vicki & Isla Fresstone – Ilkley – Sep 21, 2013

Many thanks for the “goodies” much appreciated. Wonderful garden for the dogs.
Comfortable and cosy cottage, lovely area and we had great weather.

Carl, Gail, Alan & Callum and the dog – N Somerset – Sep 6, 2013

Thanks for the use of your lovely cottage, very homely and cosy with a great garden for the dogs. It’s a lovely area steeped in history. Thanks again.

Mike, Ness, Luke & Ben – Aug 31, 2013

Thank you for the use of your cottage and delightful garden once again. our grandchildren -North and South having the opportunity to meet again. The weather smiled on us and we played in the garden every day. perfect for little people & Jack the dog.
Your well stocked larder of herbs and spices is outstanding! You alway make us feel so welcome. Thank you very much.
P.S. Garden fruit is exceptional!

Julie & Stephen & Family (inc. Jack the dog) – Aug 24, 2013

What an absolutely delightful cottage. Every conceivable convenience has been anticipated in making Cooks Green Cottage a true home from home. A truly wonderful setting, even supply pets as therapy! Best wishes and thanks to you both.

Marian & Jayne – Aug 17, 2013

What a lovely cottage holiday! So comfortable, clean and very well equipped. A lovely, large, dog-proof garden, delicious blackcurrants and so many kind goodies in the starter packed larder. We arrived unwell, tired and rather regressed and leave feeling rested and repaired – no surprises we have booked now to be sure of next year’s repeat stay!
Many thanks and kind regards to you both Sue & Len.

John & Celia Preece & Melly dog – Aug 10, 2013

Thanks for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. We had a great time looking around this great countryside. The weather has been too hot but we’ll not complain as it could have rained, you never know with our weather.

Taylor Family – N. Ireland – Jul 20, 2013

This year we didn’t go to Spain and we thought that we would need a lot of clothes here. But at the end of our holiday we thought we were already in Spain! Such lovely weather!! Bedankt Su, voor de leuke verwelkoming, lekker wijntje en heerlijke vierbloesemlimonade. Groetjes en een dikke zoen voor de katje en Bobby. Len, dankje om ons kookvuur ok te maken. Met was leuk verblyven id gezellige cottage!

Joke, Lies, Pieter, Dirk & Greet – Belgium – Jul 6, 2013

A fantastic and welcome break in a lovely cottage set in beautiful part of England.
Great base to get out and explore from and can recommend the heart of the forest walk in the Forest of Dean.
Pub opening hours take some getting used to, especially the Coalhouse Inn, but worth visiting considering the floods closed the business for 8 months.
Thanks to Su, Len and Bob for the warm welcome an we look forward to returning at some time in the future.

Ian, Suzanne & Benji – Jun 23, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage, very well equipped and thank you so much for the welcome pack – much appreciated!
Great area for lots of activities for children: Wye Valley, Butterfly Zoo, Cotswold Falconry Centre, and for the rainy day: “Paint It Yourself Pottery” in Cheltenham.
Thank you again.

Ray, Shona, Daniel, Mike, Luke, Jamie & Mia – June 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your warm and cosy cottage. It was very comfortable, well-equipped and very clean. We are quite sad to be leaving, especially Tammy, who loved being able to run around the garden. Thank you both for a wonderful stay and will be in touch.

Ernst, Colleen & Tammy – May 31, 2013


We loved our stay in your beautiful cottage – the boys and Gabby loved the garden & Bob. Thank you for thinking of everything in the cottage and the goodies on arrival. It’s been a great week – loved visiting Forest of Dean and visiting family and friends. Would love to return. Many thanks X Sarah, John, Brandon, Lemy & Gabby – Apr 12, 2013

We have really enjoyed our Easter weekend in your lovely cottage, hope to return. Thank you

Heather, Jamie, Helen, Al, Jane & Mr Pickles – Apr 1, 2013

Dear Su & Len,
Thank you for your kindness and help during our stay. We have enjoyed keeping warm and snug in your cozy cottage. Managed to get to see Odda’s Chapel and Tewkesbury. Thank you again.

Fiona, Angus, Evi & Digby – Brisbane, Australia – Mar 28, 2013


We had a great time at Cooks Green Cottage. We really enjoyed the cats and bob the dog. The fire made it a really cosy stay. Can’t wait to come back. Rachel, Paul, Abigail and Isabel Joesbury – Feb 23, 2013

Had a great time. We got a nice welcoming and it is a really sweet cottage. It was really easy to get to the theatre because we are from the Blood Brother cast. We have come here before so it was nice to come again. Thank you. x

Sean, Tracy, Olivia, Meg & El + Dog (Rosie) – Feb 16, 2013

Great time. Nice, cosy cottage. Dogs loved the snow. We will come again.

Pat, Wendy, Molly, Daisy and Ellie – Jan 21, 2013

Had a lovely time in a beautiful cottage, can’t wait to come again! The warm fire in the autumn evenings really made a cosy stay. Thank you so much for having us!

Sarah, Colin, Polly and Paloma dog – Nov 3, 2012

Dear Sue and Len,
Thank-you for a comfortable and relaxing stay at your lovely cottage – a perfect base for visiting our daughter studying at Hartpury. Fire was very welcome and Charlie was in his element.
Thank-you also for the wine and goodies.
Many thanks once again.

Jane, Ken, Brenda & Ken + Sam, Sarah & Charlie (woof) – Oct 30, 2012

Here again for a week – a year later. We’ve had a lovely time visiting family and friends in the area – thank you for a lovely stay at the cottage (third time now). It is always relaxing and the scenery so peaceful – some gorgeous sunny days!! Great to see Patsy again. Thanks Su & Len.

Yvonne, Darrell, Kalobe & Jean – Sydney, Australia – Sep 2, 2012

Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Cooks Green. Had a wonderful trip to Ledbury and now it is back to school
Thanks again from all of us.
P.S. I think Kes enjoyed the stay and had a great time with Bob. Cat, Paul, Eleanor, Kes – Aug 26, 2012

This is the perfect base for Andrew to research the family history at Gloucs Archives, While Tali and I relax and play at ‘home’.
We’re spoilt for choice with 7 riverside pubs to visit from Lower Lode Inn, SW of Tewkesbury, to the Red Lion Inn at Wainlodes. Our favourite is The Boat Inn at Ashleworth with draught perry, delicious carrot cake… and sightings of kingfisher.
The welcome gifts were much appreciated esp. the milk for first cuppa! Thank you.

Wendy and Andrew Roberts + Tali – Cambridge – Aug 8, 2012

Thank you Su for a very warm welcome, also the wine and biscuits etc. when we arrived a nice touch.
We have had a lovely time. Got the bus every day to Tewkesbury and Gloucester, done quite a bit of walking over the fields.
We found the cottage was very clean and comfortable, everything you need.
A nice break with the grandchildren. Hope to see you again.
P.S. Love your garden.

Jean, Glyn, Wendy, Matthew & Nicholas – Aug 4, 2012

Nice cottage and well equipped.
We enjoyed the “welcome” pack. The only thing that did not comply was the weather, more rain than sunshine. Nevertheless we had a marvelous time and drove almost 3000km to see everything. We looked like Americans seeing Europe in one day. The cottage with the garden are just fine and we had some blackberries from it. Sad to go home already, but we may come back.

Sondrina & Pieter – Haarlem, Holland – Jul 21, 2012


Lovely stay, very well equipped, Brandie & marley loved the garden and meeting Bob.
Shame about the weather, but we came here to relax which we did very well. We did go out in between the showers, we would recommend Cooks Green Cottage 100% and we will come back
Thank you for the ‘welcome’ pack, very nice of you.
Very peaceful, quiet and relaxing.
Just the job.
Thank you. Helen & Harry – South Cerney – Jul 7, 2012

Lovely cottage with everything we needed. The garden is great and our dog loved it. There are some nice places to visit.

Charlotte, Edwina, Graham and Tammy – Jun 23, 2012

Thanks for the wine, biscuits were lovely. Good to see Pula is still with you. We will be back again soon.

Jackie, Mike & dogs – May 19, 2012

The upstairs bed is fine and in the middle of the room! A well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Thanks very much for having us.

Neil, Gary, Rhisiart + Amanda – May 15, 2012

We are always made welcome at Cooks Green Cottage. Thank you for another lovely visit. Just a few days this time. See you soon.

Jackie, Mike & dogs: Rufus, Inca, Coco, Layla & Lily. Plus Gemma, Eleanor and baby Maia – Apr 17, 2012

Great break away from the city at New Year. Recommend the Farmers Arms up the road for a lovely meal out. Loved ‘Patsy’ the black cat.

Paul, Marian, Ricky, David, Jamie – Birmingham – Jan 2, 2012

Our second stay here was well enjoyed. Patsy provided a welcome remembrance and made herself friends with Kalobe again.
The weather was lovely – only a few grey days – not too cold!!
The fireplace was appreciated and well-used – very nice!!
The cottage was again relaxing and peaceful.
The wine and chocolates and milk on arrival were appreciated.
We hope to visit soon.

Darrell, Yvonne & Kalobe – Sydney, Australia – Oct 31, 2011

Thanks for the wine, cookies & milk very welcome on arrival.
The cottage is very comfy and equipped. Amber (Rotti) enjoyed the large garden.
The Gloucester Old Spot pub is very nice and the food ‘superb’ well worth a visit.
We were very lucky with the weather, warm, dry & sunny and we have had a wonderful week.
Hope we are able to visit again.

Brian, Gewn & Amber – Anglesey – Oct 15, 2011

Thanks Su and Len
beds were lovely and comfy (with a top sheet – absolutely wonderful and definitely an Aussie custom!) We made apple and blackberry crumble and found the “Tiny Tim” tomatoes lovely and sweet. Plenty of towels and very handy to Tewkesbury. Great country garden – managed ot get all our clothes dry – what a wonderful bonus!
BUT best of all – the old black cat! Could have taken her with us!!

Kath & Allen Perks, Pam Henry and Beverley Reardon – all from Australia – Sep 16, 2011

Thanks Su and Len for the welcome, the goodies, the stay and the lovely pet entertainment. Pleased Pula has survived the attention! Very comfy bed. We shall return. Nice to have finally met up.

Jean & Bob Rivers & Deano – Oxford – Sep 2, 2011

Lovely cottage, we’ve all spent a great week here!
Fantastic garden, which the kids and dog have enjoyed playing in – capped off by the apple and blackberry crumble using the fruit available!
Thanks for making our stay so hospitable.

Steven, Rachael, kids + Dog! – Aug 26, 2011


Thank you for the wine and chocolates – much appreciated! We’ve had a great week in your lovely cottage. Lynette & Jeff – Aug 12, 2011

What an amazing place. Really friendly welcome and a lovely place to stay – all eventualities catered for. Although we used it as base for work, we were able to enjoy some relaxing time here during days off. Thanks for the gifts on arrival and for incredible attention to detail. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you again for everything.

Steve + Nikki (W. Sussex) – July 31, 2011

Thank you both for letting us stay! Even though we only spent a few days actually here as we were working the rest of the time, this is really an amazing place and i hope I can come again.
-Also thank you for the little presents you left for us! (The chocolate was much appreciated)
And your doggies are lovely!
Thanks for everything!

Ellie – Jul 24, 2011


Thank you so very much for letting us stay. The cottage is amazing, thank you once again Aimee & Melv – Jul 17, 2011

A great time had by all. The grandson went home each day worn out. Thanks for the welcome gifts, most enjoyable. Couldn’t be better! Best wishes

Steve, Julie & Jack – June 11, 2011

Had a lovely time, the cottage is very homely and just what we needed. Jasper (Westie) loved it especially the garden. We loved watching the birds on the feeders (woodpeckers). Would love to come back.

Dave, Suzanna, Gemma and Laura Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Feb 21, 2011

A lovely cottage to spend a few nights in while visiting family in Tewkesbury. The boys loved playing football in the garden and watching some of the old videos. It was lovely to have the personal touches such as all the paintings. Thank you for the welcome pack also.

Paul, Rachel, Joseph, Oliver and Harry, Eastbourne – Jan 9, 2011

Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage. We have had a super break away over Christmas and have been very impressed by both the cottage and the surrounding countryside. We are all very relaxed and have found the cottage a perfect spot from which to go exploring. Ron has had a super time too and doesn’t really want to go home. Many thanks once again and a happy New Year!

Fiona, Colin, Darren, Vicky, Gary and of course Ron! – Dec 27, 2010

Thank you for a lovely week. Cottage very nice and comfortable, everything we needed. The dogs loved the garden along with Charlotte, as well as the lovely walks across the fields. Plenty of sight seeing – sorry we have to go home.

Ken, Jonathon, Morwenna, Charlotte, Baby George, Arthur and Bertie – Sep 11, 2010

Thank you so much for yet another very comfortable week. The cottage is the perfect base for us for what is a hectic week. Hopefully see you again in three years’ time.

Becki, Victoria and Clare – Aug 14, 2010

We have really enjoyed our week in the cottage. Tali (Welsh Springer) has loved playing in the garden and looking at puss through the cat flap! We’ve been visiting places where family lived in the 18th and 19th centuries, including Ashleworth, Hartpury and Corse on the other side of the river. Ashleworth is beautiful, with its church, little barn, court house and pub (The Boat) beside the river, cuckoo and kingfisher in the background.

Andrew and Wendy Roberts, Cambridge – June 12, 2010

This is our second time staying at your cottage and once again it has been wonderful. We were very surprised to see the little black cat again, but it’s looking better than ever. Bobo, the beautiful black and white rescue dog was another great surprise and me and Anna really enjoyed stroking him.
Thank you for your warm welcome xx

Nell, Liz, Anna and Dave – June 5, 2010

How amazing to come and stay with people who have the same surname! What fun! Love your cottage and made to feel so welcome. We will definitely be back. With love

Rich and Michelle Attard, Essex – May 9, 2010

Thanks Su and Len so much for your friendly hospitality. You made us feel very welcome. Lovely cottage and you have thought of everything. We were very comfortable here. Shame about the weather but hey out of your control eh!! Buddie had the time of his life too! Take care.

Jill and Lor (Torquay) – Mar 22, 2010

Thank you for such a warm welcome. The cottage is well equipped and really clean. We have had a lot of fun with the children here and will have many happy memories to take away.
Cooks Green Cottage is an excellent base to explore The Cotswolds with most things within an hour’s drive.
Thanks again, looking forward to seeing you again

Beck, John, Ruby and Sam – Feb 28, 2010

Another good visit. Becoming a “home from home”. Dogs loved the walks and the flooded fields!
Thanks for the chocolate and wine. Happy Christmas and a good New Year. We will see you again in 2010.

Jackie, Mike, Gemma and dogs – Rufus, Inca, Layla and Coco – Dec 14, 2009

Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage. It has been a perfect base for exploring the wonderful countryside (particularly Symonds Yat!)
We have had a lovely time and look forward to coming again.

Tracy, Mick and dogs (Millie and Herbie) – Aug 23 2009

We spent a lovely time in this very nice cottage. With our three little daughters we visited some nice places in the Cotswolds, went to Oxford and even made some walks in the neighbourhood and Wales. Very nice holiday indeed.

Anja, Nico, Anne & Kat, Antwerp, Belgium – Aug 2, 2009

Dear Su & Len. We had a great time here at Cooks Green Cottage for the last 3 weeks. It was a very charming way to discover the English countryside lifestyle, especially the girls, who hadn’t been here before. We didn’t see you much but thank you for bringing the girls to see the polo ponies; it became a daily ritual. Thank for everything. Merci pour tout!

Kim, Nina and Jim Apperley, Montreal, Canada – Jul 17, 2009

My seventieth birthday celebrations with my family in Gloucester were great. The icing on the cake was staying here in a cottage tailor-made for us all – daughter Jane, son-in-law Stephane and partner Gwen. I personally love your free range hens.

Alan – Jun 27, 2009

We had no idea how much there was to do in the area. We’ll have to come back for more. Loved the wood burner which helped us make our minds up to get one to fill an empty fireplace that we’ve been deliberating over at home!

Mark, Sarah, Robin, Cara and Jasmyn – Jun 13, 2009

We’ve had a very enjoyable week. The cottage is very comfortable and this area is beautiful and leaves much to be explored on future visits. We enjoyed cycling here as it is far less hill than home. The little black cat will miss us as she has adopted us this week. We return to our own two cats but look forward to coming back.

Liz, Dave, Ivan & Ethan Tory, Lewes, East Sussex – May 30, 2009

Su, Len. Everything perfect, the dogs – Fizz & Maisie have had a ball! Your sweet dog Pula. I loved her right away, Maisie barked too much but she loved Pula too! Hope to come here again.

June & Will – May 17, 2009

Dear Su & Len. What a lovely spot. We felt very comfortable and as hosts you have thought of everything! A lovely garden and great countryside, it’s just a shame we couldn’t stay longer. Recommend Winchcombe – lots of nice shops, pubs and things to do. Thanks again for everything

Claire, Roy, Ellie and Jack, Sidcup, Kent – May 6, 2009

Thanks for a lovely stay. The cottage was really comfy and we had a great weekend.

Shoba, Sabrina, Lucy and Olivia – Apr 5, 2009

Dear Su & Len -thanks for the stay at your lovely cottage. It’s the first time I’ve been able to get here but it certainly lives up to the good things Julian, Sophie and Niall have said about it. We had a great time – giant frosted cobwebs along the side of the cottage looked magical. Hope you hvae a good New Year and look forward to seeing you again in 2009. Very best wishes

Karen, Julian Sophie and Niall – Dec 31, 2008

A charming cottage, very welcoming and well-equipped, Many thanks for all the thoughtful touches – the welcome pack, milk, good explanations on how everything worked, the choice of videos, games, books for all ages – much appreciated. It was like staying at a friend’s house for a week. Also like the way that it is an eco-friendly house and chance to compost and recycle. Very friendly black cat purred companionably in the kitchen. Thanks a lot.

Elsa, James, Stuart, Tigger (+Richard & Pat) – Nov 1, 2008

We have had a lovely week. The cottage was well equipped with everything you could wish for. Like the previous guest said, I don’t know who enjoyed it more, us or the dogs. They had a wonderful time and more importantly they were safe in the garden. Kind regards

Julie, Linda, Stephen, Claire and the girls, Tilly & Lucy, Banstead – Sep 26, 2008

Excellent cottage, very well equipped. Great base to visit other places. Dogs loved the garden and long hikes.
Wish we could have stayed longer – hope to come again. We all had a great time.

Yvette, Greg, Janet + Day & Poppy (woof woof), Glasgow – Aug 22, 2008

Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Scampi loved the garden and thought she owned it! We have had a really great week in spite of the changeable weather! Good base to explore from, loads of places to visit.
Thanks and best wishes

Carol & Tony, Craig, Christie & Jack, and Scampi – Aug 16, 2008

We’ve spent a wonderful week at your lovely green cottage! Thank you very much for inviting us to your great barbecue on Sunday. It is a nice place from which to explore. We’ve visited Gloucester Cathedral, Oxford Christ Church College and Stratford-on-Avon.
We were lucky to have such nice weather this week. Thanks for your hospitality! Best wishes

Dirk, Brigitte, Mirha, Johanna and Fabian, Mönchengladbach, Germany – Aug 2, 2008

Cottage was perfect for a relaxing week’s holiday and a great base from which to explore.
The Farmers Arms was fantastic hospitality and food.
Thank you for your kind hospitality too.

Colin, Tracy and Jack Brown – June 14, 2008

Cottage is very clean and comfy. Great base from which to explore. Had a really relaxing time before we take on our new pub venture. The Farmers Arms has good beer and food, very nice and reasonably priced. The Haw Bridge does a fantastic Sunday Carvery. If you like Indian food the Rajshahi on the High Street in Tewkesbury. Dogs loved the garden. It’s a shame we had to leave early due to bereavement but rest assured we will return. Good luck and best wishes

Myra, Peter + Kaila Calle +Hamish & Mhairi (dogs) – May 19, 2008

It’s been an absolute pleasure. We look forward to our next visit. The wedding was a great success. Thank you.

Steve, Julie and Jack (the dog) – Apr 14, 2008

Thank you for a lovely stay. The girls enjoyed playing with the cats. (The cats coped well with the squealing!) The weather was good – lots of sun. The area was beautiful – the girls especially liked feeding lambs at Cotswold Farm Park and the big climbing tower and slide at Sudeley Castle. Thankyou. God bless. Thanks for the fresh eggs too.

Steve, Kathryn, Elizabeth + Hannah – Apr 5, 2008

Lovely cottage. We had a lovely stay. A really nice area too! Especially with the cute dog and cats!! Thank you!

Ray, Jenny, Paul, Penny, Jessica and DYLAN :), King’s Lynn, Norfolk – Mar 29, 2008

Thanks very much for a lovely stay. Great base from which to explore the Cotswolds.

Gordon, Nikkie and Ellie, Inverness – Jan 5, 2008

Su & Len, Enjoyed a very pleasant stay here at Cooks Green. Ideal for relaxing break in lovely countryside. Many thanks for your kind hospitality.

The Wanless family, East Lothian – Sep 14, 2007

Su & Len, Had a great time in your lovely cottage. Everything we needed for a relaxing break. Thank you for making us very welcome. Cottage and garden were perfect. Would definitely come again.

Sandra, Tom, Amanda & Luke, Kent – Sep 8, 2007

To Su & Len, Thank you for a lovely time here. It was a nice break from the busy towns of Kent and we were lucky to have such a warm welcome from you and your dogs! Many thanks

Nora, Steve, Ben & Kate, Kent. – Aug 14, 2007

Dear Su & Len, Many thanks for the lovely stay in your cottage. It’s been fantastic:- Everything you need, wonderful garden and Patsy!

Victoria, Clare & Mike – Aug 11, 2007

Su & Len, Had lovely time, did plenty sight seeing, weather perfect, had great time, best wishes

Flannigans, Glasgow – Jul 25, 2007

Thanks for a lovely stay. Cottage and garden are perfect for a relaxing break.

Joe, Eleanor & Dexter, London – Jul 13, 2007

Nice Cottage. Had everything we needed. You made us feel very welcome. Sure we would come again. Thank you.

Alan, Jack & Thistle. Northumberland. – Jun 16, 2007

We have had a wonderful holiday in your lovely cottage. Many thanks for making us feel so welcome.

Garry, Kathryn, Gareth & Megan, South Yorkshire – Jun 2, 2007

Thank you Su and Len for a lovely relaxing break in the Gloucestershire countryside. The cottage is lovely and we were very comfortable. We hope to return sometime in the future. Very best wishes.

Pete, Norma & Bracken, The New Forest – Sep 9, 2006

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