What you’ve said about Lilac Cottage…

My daughter and I very much enjoyed our stay in Lilac Cottage.  Is is so lovely and cosy.  We had quite cold weather and it was lovely to return to the warm cottage after our days out.  Is is so well equipped with everything that is needed and the dishwasher was appreciated and used.

Every morning we walked into the town to buy a newspaper and to sample the coffee shops and tea rooms – we have all the “coffee chains” here* so it was very nice to sample the independent tea rooms.  We visited the four National Trust properties that we wanted to see … we were particularly impressed with Upton House.

We hope that we will be able to return to Lilac Cottage in the future.  Your daffodils are out in the back garden and the hanging baskets at the front are in flower.

With kind regards, Marjorie


Lovely and cosy!

We were reflecting on the year 2015 last evening and thought about our wonderful stay at Lilac Cottage

We forgot to enter our comments into your guest book, but wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the week we spent there in early September. It was our third stay at Lilac Cottage in the last five years, and we hope to be able to return again in the future. We also appreciated your generous offer of allowing RK Services to drop off our car rental a day in advance because of a Bank Holiday conflict. That was truly going above and beyond what would be expected.

Lilac Cottage is the ideal setting. Just the right mix of historic charm, modern convenience, lovely garden, and easy access to Stow-on-the-Wold restaurants. It’s a perfect base of operations for day trips to all the Cotswold villages and Oxford.

Best wishes for good health and happiness in 2016,
Robert and Suzanne Hardin
Troy, Ohio USA



Happy New Year!

Hi Dianne, We had a fantastic week at your cottage.  Stayed at many over the years but this really was top of the list as everything we needed was there.  Cracking open fire, lovely dining/sitting room for us all to sit around and chat.  Kitchen has everything you could possibly need and lots of pots and pans which is not the norm.  The whole place had a lovely homely feel and all the boys were most impressed.  Please may we book it again and can guarantee as long as it’s available we will book you every year. Steve.

Steve Rosbrook - Cheltenham Festival Week

Stow on the Wold is only an hour from home but we definitely felt on holiday here.  The cottage is superbly equipped and very conveniently located for exploring.  We only had 4 days here but packed a lot in whilst still having time to relax.  The Cotswolds is a beautiful part of the UK.

– The Slaughters are very picturesque (take away ice cream from “The Old Mill” in Lower Slaughter, very nice).

– The Miniature Village at Bourton is cheap and fun for children.

– We had a very nice lunch at “The Plough” in Ford.  Pretty good fish & chips from Stow too (Greedy’s, Park Street).

– Cotswold Baguettes in Stow is good for an easy lunch and both “New England Coffee House” and “The Coffee House” served great barista-quality coffee.

The Oaks, Solihull

Lovely cottage in great location.  Enjoyed exploring Cotswolds again.  Weather bit wet and cool but gave us an excuse to light the fire in the evening.  Cottage very well stocked with all the essentials and wine provided went down well on first evening!  Thank you – made a relaxing break.

Mark, Emma (Berkshire), James, Kerry & Emilia (Devon)

Thank you Dianne, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here at Lilac Cottage.  The Cotswolds is such a beautiful place.  Have had a wonderful holiday.


Lilac Cottage was the perfect “pit stop” for our stay in the Cotswolds.  The cottage is beautifully decorated and Dianne has thought of everything to make your stay a very enjoyable one.  Four nights was not enough and would love to come back.  Have no hesitation in recommending your beautiful cottage.  Thank you.

Halliley - Australia

We loved the opportunity to revisit Lilac Cottage, this time with our two daughters and son-in-law.  The 5 of us managed very well and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cosy cottage and garden.  Ideally located for cycling, walking, trips around the countryside to other Cotswold villages and returning always to Stow as home base.  Thank you Dianne for all your efforts to ensure that our stay was a success.

Hardin, Hardin-Klink, Klink - USA

We loved our stay at Lilac Cottage.  We had everything we needed and more.  Thank you for the extra effort you put into our stay – we appreciated the Cava, mince pies and Christmas crackers.  Stow on the Wold is beautiful and your cottage is in the perfect location for a relaxing New Year’s break.  Thank you.  xx

Marcelle, Richard, Candice & Dave - London/South Africa

Excellent Christmas spent relaxing by the fire in this beautiful cottage.  Everything we needed to make it special.  Thank you.

Crowson family

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