Guest Book

Guest Book

A selection of recent comments from our guests.

This is a lovely, compact cottage perfect for a couple. It is comfortable with a nice courtyard garden to relax in if the weather is good and it certainly was the week we stayed. Mickleton is an ideal village as a base for sightseeing in the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon or further afield. The Kings Head pub does great food and is literally across the road. Would recommend staying here.

Mrs Darvill

Lovely cottage in a great village location with a secluded sunny garden. Spotlessly clean and well equipped with added kitchen supplies that were much appreciated. Thanks for a great stay.

Ms Waller

We really enjoyed our stay at Elder Cottage and highly recommend it. The cottage was clean and had everything needed for a week’s stay, including lots of leaflets on the local area. David had also kindly provided a welcome food pack. We enjoyed sitting out in the pretty garden. Mickleton is a charming village. We were able to get most essential supplies at the Village Stores and we ate at the Kings Arms a couple of times, which we can also recommend wholeheartedly. Mickleton is very close to Hidcote and Kiftsgate Court gardens, Chipping Campden, Stratford-on-Avon and Broadway and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.


Beautifully presented cosy cottage, well equipped and comfortable. Much appreciated welcome pack, milk, butter, bread, orange juice, cake and wine! Nice pubs, The King’s Arms across the road was lovely with very welcoming staff but booking essential if you want dinner, which was excellent. Another pub and well stocked shop a couple of minutes walk away. Nearby Chipping Campden is a pretty typical Cotswold town to walk around, Hidcote, a few minutes away is lovely also Charlecote Park near Stratford upon Avon worth a visit too. Unfortunately we couldn’t walk out as the ground is too boggy after recent rains but in dryer weather there are lovely walks in the area.

Mrs Evans

The cottage was well located, easy to find and just what we needed for our holiday. The generous supply of goodies left by the owner was really appreciated, although not all needed. Access was easy and we didn’t need to contact the owner at all to sort out any problems as everything worked so well. We would certainly consider booking Elder Cottage again if we came back to the Cotswolds.

Mr Hillman

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Really clean and tidy. Felt like a home away from home, thank you.


The cottage was just what we wanted; warm, fully equipped and an ideal base for exploring the northern Cotswolds. We appreciated the nice extras left for us. Would definitely stay again.

Mr Leonard

This was my first cottage holiday and it exceeded my expectations. The cottage was lovely and clean and very well presented. It made me feel very welcome. Thank you for a lovely week and a memorable experience.

Mr Dunne

Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail in considering your incoming guests. We had a great stay, wish it could have been longer. 

Mr Bridge

A very well equipped small cottage in an excellent location. Mickleton has good facilities and is close to several places of interest. Good walks within easy reach. David, the owner, was quickly responsive when a problem occurred. He had also provided a very good welcome pack.

Mrs Ambler

An ideal small cottage located in the centre of picturesque Cotswold village. Within easy reach of all the local attractions, with a great restaurant and pub within a short walking distance. We can thoroughly recommend.

Mr Yale

It was a perfect little cottage for two people. Very comfy and situated in a very convenient location. We would love to go back again at some time in the future.

Miss Tobin

An ideal small cottage located in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village. Within easy reach of all the local attractions, with a great restaurant and pub within a short walking distance. We can thoroughly recommend.

Mr Yale

We are now back from our super week in Mickleton and just wanted to say how much we loved the cottage. It is absolutely perfect for two people. Mickleton is so well placed to do so much exploring. I have been raving about the house and the area to our friends and would highly recommend it! 
Heather & Richard, Wiltshire 

The property is centrally positioned to access the Cotswolds, together with Stratford, Evesham and Worcester. Mickleton itself houses a nice general store and good walks. The cottage has a nice sized bedroom with a very comfortable bed. The living rooms open up to a lovely garden. All the utensils were catered for and the welcome pack was a nice touch. 

Mrs Sneath

As well as tea and coffee, David the owner left bread, biscuits, a Victoria sponge, orange juice and a bottle of wine for us in the cottage. This was more than we expected.

Mr McCormack

We much appreciated the welcome gifts of butter, milk, orange juice, cake(!) and biscuits – very thoughtful. The house was small, but perfectly formed, comfortable and generally well equipped.

Mr Thompson

Elder Cottage is cosy, comfortable and well appointed in the centre of Mickleton – the perfect getaway!

Mr Mullen

Please feel free to pass on to the owner. We much appreciated the welcome gifts of butter, milk, orange juice, cake(!) and biscuits – very thoughtful. The house was small, but perfectly formed, comfortable and generally well equipped.

Mr Thompson

This cottage is in a fantastic location, everything on your doorstep great pubs, shop, restaurant. Also great location for visiting Cotswolds attractions. The cottage has everything you need and more, lovely garden, very clean and fantastic extras. David was great when we booked could not have been more helpful. Will definitely be back, could not fault this cottage and location.


We recently stayed at Elder Cottage & what a lovely few days they were. The cottage is cosy, clean, tastefully decorated & very homely. Village shop literally around the corner, lovely village butchers & fantastic pub that serve delicious meals, just across the road. There is a lovely garden with various trees & shrubs, local squirrel visits also, very peaceful setting. Hidcote Manor is just a mile away, well worth a visit, as is Bourton-on-the-water & Broadway, lovely Cotswold villages. Thank you David for the extras left for us,we didn’t need to get supplies in as there was so much left for us to enjoy our stay even more.
We hope to return again soon.

M – Hertfordshire

Lovely cottage in a lovely village! Local pub right across the road with fantastic food. Shop also nearby. Thank you!

L – Hampshire

The cottage is clean, comfortable with a lovely cosy bed. There were plenty of utensils, pots and pans if you need to cook anything. There is a small private garden and parking space right outside the door. It is ideal for touring the Cotswolds. The local pubs are friendly and welcoming. Would recommend The Kings Head just across the road, good for food, drinks, wifi and log fire. Loved coming back to the cottage after days out and about.

H – Lincolnshire

This cottage is in the middle of the village, but you would not know it as it is so quiet. We have stayed before when owned by Mrs Stone. I am pleased to say that Mr Edwards has maintained the same high standard as she set. We will be looking to book it again early in the new year.

Please note, the following comments relate to the period when Elder Cottage was owned and managed by the previous owner.

Lovely clean, well maintained and fully equipped cottage in the Cotswolds, decorated to a high standard with a great courtyard garden. Within minutes of great country walks and fantastic dining. Highly recommend as a getaway retreat.


We cannot believe our good luck in having found Elder Cottage, the perfect solution to our family New Year celebrations. Your speed, courtesy and efficiency in dealing with our reservation was marvellous and the comfort, welcome and perfection of your facilities discovered on arrival have left us amazed. Many, many thanks for all your work making Elder Cottage a special find.

 A & A. –  Chelmsford

Another idyllic week at Elder Cottage.  A relaxing week spent wandering around the towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Many thanks, Catherine for all the little extras which make the cottage so special – they are much appreciated.

P & J.  – Lytham St. Annes

Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We had a wonderfully relaxing week. Be back again soon.

J & D.  – Strood

What a lovely week here in the Cotswolds despite the cold weather,  and made extra special by staying here at Elder Cottage for the first time. A wonderful find, we were warm, cosy and very comfortable. Thank you for your beautifully presented cottage, Catherine. We will look forward to coming back here.

M & K. – Bognor Regis

Another very enjoyable stay at Elder Cottage, our 7th visit if I remember correctly. It was made even better by the lovely weather this week. Had our first ever meal at The Pudding Club at The Three Ways Hotel which was excellent. Thanks again Catherine for all the little extras. See you again soon.

C & H. – Doncaster

As ever, a delightful stay – so peaceful. Elder Cottage has all you could wish for – inside, outside and further afield.

T & S. – Melbourne, Australia

Thank you for a wonderful stay in Elder Cottage. The cottage is excellent and all the extras were most welcome. It’s been lovely to return to the Cotswolds to all of the places that bring back childhood memories. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

S & M. – Cheshire

We have had a lovely stay in Elder Cottage. The cottage and garden are wonderful and we have enjoyed exploring the Cotswolds. We hope to return! Thank you Catherine

B & A. – Watford

Second of six visits this year.  Need we say more?

A & T. – Sutton Coldfield

We have had a very relaxing few days in your lovely cottage and wish we had booked a longer stay – we will have to return! Thank you Catherine for your excellent hospitality.

J & R. – Maidstone

We found Elder Cottage on the web and we have so looked forward to spending our week here. We planned our 6 weeks in the UK with our week here last, as we knew it would be so very special. This year is our 50thWedding Anniversary year. Elder Cottage and the Cotswolds are just so beautiful and we will cherish our memories forever.  Thank you Catherine, you have thought of everything in your lovely cottage, it is just perfect.

A & P.  – Victoria, Australia

Once again the cottage worked its magic and we had a wonderful holiday, thank you Catherine for making your cottage so special. Love it!

S & J. – Hartlepool

This was our 2nd time here at this lovely cottage, and we will be back. Top class standard always assured. Thank you Catherine.

Mr & Mrs B. – West Yorkshire

A very relaxing stay in a comfortable cottage. Catherine has gone to great lengths to provide a very clean and well appointed ‘home away from home’. Congratulations, we are grateful.

F & L. – Victoria, Australia

We wanted somewhere to peaceful and quiet to de-stress ourselves. We got that and more from Elder Cottage and Mickleton. A beautiful base to do whatever you wish in the Cotswolds. Will hopefully be back soon.

J & L. – Hartlepool

Just wonderful! Such a lovely cottage in a lovely village. 5 stars!

C & N. – Glasgow

Everything as lovely as ever – our 4th or 5th time at Elder Cottage. Many thanks for the ongoing high levels of hospitality.

M & P. – Tyne & Wear

In three words – home from home, or even better! Thank you for enabling true relaxation.

C & C. – Isle of Skye

Our 2nd visit – just a weekend – but still everything is perfect. Certainly a 5 star cottage.

F & G. – Essex

As ever – Elder Cottage – the nearest place to Paradise this side of Heaven.

A & T. – Sutton Coldfield

First of all, many thanks to Catherine for all the nice little details that made our arrival such a nice experience. We had a marvellous week and truly enjoyed our long walks in and around Mickleton and Ebrington , thanks to the excellent maps provided at the cottage. Blenheim Palace was impressive, Cheltenham and Stratford nice and different and Chipping Campden truly amazing, we cant wait to be back. Thank you very much for everything.

K & K. – Antwerp

These two weeks have gone amazingly fast. The weather has been very good. As usual Elder Cottage is everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage and more. Thank you for a lovely welcome. We have lost count of the number of times we have stayed here (never been disappointed). We will see you again in 2012.

M & T. – Southampton

Superb! Elder Cottage is a gem – home from home. Lots of thoughtful touches which made a perfect Christmas – we’d love to come back.

S & A. – Llanelli

Another lovely week in our favourite cottage. Thank you Catherine for the little extras.

P & J. – Lytham St. Annes

Lovely cottage, great location, fantastic pub, hence wonderful time. Thank you!!

A & J. – Shrewsbury

Had a very relaxing time, cottage is lovely and all the little extras make it very welcoming. Hope to come again, thank you. Loved being here.

M & A. – Leighton Buzzard

Another great time, it was good to be back and once again nice friendly people. Thank you Catherine for the extras.

T & J. – Birmingham