Reviews

Super Cottage, ideally suited for town and countryside.  Enjoyed the convienience of walking into town for shops and food.  Tetbury has a lovely mix of shops - the boutiques offer somthing a little different to the high street big names.  Plenty of choice for food too.  As recently joined the National Trust, we visited Newark Park, an interesting property with lovely grounds.  We had a day in Bath and were pleased we'd taken a locals advice to use the Park and Ride.  We brought tickets for the "Hop on Hop off" bus which we would recommend as you get to see the city highlights and we used it to Prior Park on the Skyline Tour.  Another little gem is the Beaufort Polo Club. Free to get into and found it to be a very friendly club. We just pitched up with our chairs and bubbly and watched a couple of games in the sunshine.  Part of our holiday remit was to relax and enjoyed sitting in the garden with a crossword.  The cottage is very cosy and has everything you need for a "home from home" experience.  The welcome pack is very generous and a lovely way to start a holiday in the Cotswolds.  A big thank you to Catherine and Paul for a wonderful week.  We are happy to recommend Christmas Cottage to anyone.

April & Allan - 6th August 2021

 

My immediate thoughts on arriving were, so cute, beautiful, perfect.  We reiterate all that the visitors on the previous wrote.  In addition simply sitting in the garden, cup of tea in hand , book in the other is what a holiday here can be all about.  However as a family with two teenage boys we can recommend SUP Paddle boarding, Angno 4/7 Mountain biking and Karting, I can only personally recommend the booking !  Although the early jogs were not in our teenagers vocabulary (of note from the cottage to the Shed, left along the railway path  and back is precisly 5K ) beautiful.  Finally what I feel this cottage offers with all its lovely personal touches is home from home.

Paul, Paula, Joshua & James  24th July 2021 - York

 

We have really enjoyed our stay at Christmas Cottage. Tetbury is a lovely town with interesting and good places to eat and relax in.  We can recommend the Italian and The Ormond for great food.  Also Star Gazers fish and chip shop! Thank you for the welcome hamper which was most appreciated , a lovely touch.  The cottage is very cosy and comfortable and tastefully decorated. We were lucky to have beautiful weather during our stay so made most of the pretty garden.  Love the sheep !  Visited Bath, Cirencester and Malmsbury all beautiful.  Westonbirt Arboretum is worth a visit too.  We look forward to staying in Christmas Cottage again.  Thank you!!

Nick, Jannet & Sarah , Syd 17th July 2021  Blackpool.

We wish to thank you for our lovely stay at Christmas Cottage and boy did we need a break.  Everytime we came home from exploring the beautiful surrounding area we felt we were getting a lovely hug from the cottage. This was our first trip to the Cotswolds but it certainly will not be the last.  Our highlights were Bath, Cirencester, and Morton on the Marsh.  Thank you once again; for those that follow us the Italian Casa is a must for a warm welcome and wonderful food. Take care

Jan & Walter - Scotland  12th July 2021

Our stay at Christmas Cottage has been lovely. The cottage is well equipped comfortable and the welcome pack of "goodies" was wonderful. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring Tetbury and the Cotswolds and we hope to return on another occasion. Best wishes

Bernard & Jan - Kent  3rd July 2021

 

We have had a lovely stay at Christmas Cottage. The location is perfect and we have enjoyed walking around Tetburyeveryday.  Our favourite walk was along the old railway line.  Thank you very much for our hamper made our stay feel extra special.  We visited Bourton on the Water which was a wonderful day out and the sun was shining.  Thank you, we hope to visit again very soon.

Sarah & Tom - Suffolk - 21st June 2021

 

We had a wonderful stay.  The cottage is beautiful and is tastefully decorated and furnished so comfortable.  The facilities are amazing and made much use of the kitchen.  We did a reasonable amount of walking, including to Malmesbury and back.and along the old railway to The Troubled House. Bath is lovely - such a beautiful city . Lovely shops restaurants and places of interest.   We also enjoyed Cirencester, Tetbury and making most of the garden.  Thank you for the hamper.  If visiting again we would stay at Christmas Cottage again.

David, Victoria and Eleanor - London - 19th June 2021 

 

We had a wonderful week staying at Christmas cottage.  We were blessed with lovely weather which meant we got to enjoy this sublime cottage, both indoors and outside in the pretty courtyard garden.  The cottage has everything, it is well equipped, beautifully decorated and truly comfortable.  We love Tetbury and Christmas Cottage, at the bottom of Gumstool Hill, in a super location, so easy to get to the new shops and restaurants,  Certainly Christmas Cottage is a great area from which to explore the Cotswolds as well.  The welcome hamper was such a nice touch.  Thank you Paul and Catherine.  We will be back at Christmas and will certainly be booking for 2022.

 

Deborah & Graham - W.Yorkshire - 29th May 2021

 

A lovely cottage, we had a great time even managed to get some great weather. Lovely villages to visit, we recommend Castle Comb and Bibury.  Tetbury has some fantastic pubs, cafes and restaurants. We will definitely recommend the cottage and would love to return ourselves.  Thank you for the welcome hamper too.

Sarah & Kev 4th Oct 2020

A lovely stay in a well equipped, quaint and comfortable cottage,  Walked miles , explored lots and came back to relax. Play cards drink wine - Bliss. Thanks for a great place!

Andy, Ezzy & Nicola 27th Sept 2020

In these troubled times it was a pleasure to stay somewhere that we felt safe and comfortable.  The cottage is beautiful and well equipped loved cooking in the kitchen.  Will definitely recommend it to all our friends and family.

David & Kay Worcestershire 19th September 2020

We had a lovely stay in Christmas Cottage. Despite having cool weather for this time of year. We have been out every day to Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Bath, and spent rest of time out walking the lovely villages and footpaths in the Cotswolds.  Recommend Cleeve Hill lovely views and Castle Combe in our opinion prettiest village.

Sharon & Trevor  Colchester Essex  September 2020

 

Fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage. Christmas Cottage is perfect, thank you for sharing it with us. Tetbury is the ideal place for exploring the Cotswolds and the cottage is a lovely place to return to for a cosy evening in. Theres a lot of care and thought gone in to ensuring the cottage is perfect.  Thank you we will hopefully be returning.

Michelle, John, Sally & Mike. Bury & Bolton Lancashire  August 2020

 

Another great stay at Christmas Cottage.  Everything works.  The surrounding countryside is a joy to explore- even in winter.  Love the new artworks.  Than you for your hospitality  - especially car park #3 when required.

Jean & John Brisbane Australia January 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage of yours with the extra thoughtful luxuries, we will be sure to recommend this cottage to others who visit the Cotswolds, the sheep was quite a surprise to us through the window! We have had a very peaceful time here , we have visited Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Burford, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Stowe on the Wolds. Thank you and all the best for the future.

Joyce & Tracey, Nottingham November 2019

We have really enjoyed our stay in Tetbury - Lovely cottage, very comfortable, and thank you for welcome hamper.  We visited Malmesbury, Cirencester, Berkeley Castle, and Lacock which we really enjoyed. Thank you.

Linda, Terry and Caroline October 2019

We may not have had the best of weather but on the whole it has not stopped us getting out and about. Tetbury is a great little town, we enjoyed The Troubled House, and trips to Cirencester, Avebury, Chavenage House, (not to be missed), Rodmarton, and superb Berkeley Castle.  Christmas Cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped, we have enjoyed it very much.

Tony & Melanie, Durham September 2019

Thank you for sharing your cottage with us, so very well equipped and all the extras ! We enjoyed a cottage with good beds and bathroom !  Sometimes hard to find.  We have been blessed with wonderful weather and loved our stay in Tetbury. Thanks once again.

Rob, Ruth and Lucia Martens - The Netherlands September 2019

 Very good holiday in this lovely cottage.  Enjoyed visits to Rodmarton Manor & gardens, Buscot Park and Woodchester Park as well as exploring Tetbury and Westonbirt Arboretum.

Carole, Peter & Robin Hampshire September 2019

Very enjoyable stay at Christmas Cottage, lovely place and well furnished especially for someone who likes cooking.  Aplace we certainly recommend back home.  We visited some lovely towns and beautiful countryside.  Mercie beaucoup Paul.

Clac family - France August 2019

Our third stay at Christmas Cottage! Very enjoyable - thank you. Everything for our convenience and lovely welcome hamper.  Cottage was spotlessly clean. Such a peaceful retreat in a lovely setting. Tetbury and its flowers looked lovely..  Enjoyed our day trips to Cirencester, Bath, Oxford, Cheltenham, Castle Coombe and Bleinham Palace which was amazing.  More lovely memories with our two teenage girls.

The Dickinson family - Cumbria August 2019

 

Had a very happy holiday here.  The cottage is fantastic and had everything we could of wanted!  Loved a glass of wine in the garden of an evening.  Beautiful village and a great location for day trips out.  Thank you for a lovely stay and fabulous welcome hamper.

Nicola, Sharon, Rose & Nathan Tunbridge Wells - August 2019

 

Thank you for the lovely hamper of food. It really is a lovely cottage and we will recommend it to any friends and relatives staying in Tetbury in the future.

Rob & Sam Tetbury - July 2019

 

Another great week at Christmas Cottage. We attended the RAF International Tattoo at Fairford.  We also visited the National Trust Hunting Lodge at Newark.  There is a good three and half mile walk.  Peacocks were friendly.  This week we have also seen record temperatures across England and Boris Johnson became Prime Minister!!

Collin & Elaine Leicestershire - July 2019

 

Our second visit to this very comfortable and warm cottage - a real home from home, Ideally situated to explore the lovely Cotswold countryside. Thoroughly recommend the Thames Head pub on the road to Cirencester and the Weighbridge Inn near Nailsworth, their 2 in 1 pies are out of this world!  Thanks to Paul and Catherine for the hamper of goodies a very welcoming thought.  We hope to return in the not too distant future.

Mike and Sheila March  2019

 

We have enjoyed so much the extra days (at Christmas Cottage). Your cottage is lovely and all the little extras have made our holiday very special. Many thanks and maybe we will visit your cottage in the future.

Helena and Robert 7th March 2019

Thank you so much for our stay here at Christmas Cottage. We all enjoyed our stay so much we did not want to leave. Our time here has been amazing and we do not want to leave Tetbury let alone the cottage itself. We have all loved all the little touches such as the bathrobes and all the movies and books!  We also loved the hamper that you left us it was really handy.  We really love the location being really close to the shop was good for the female members of our group.  Thank you so much.

Jeremy Rachel Bethany & Ruby 22nd February 2019

 

Cottage lovely - welcome pack most pleasing - thank you.  Tetbury lovely as ever even in the rain.  Many thanks.

Sue & Rob Paul & Chris East Sussex 27th January 2019

 

Here from Australia.  Enjoyed the cosiness of this beautiful cottage.  Found it to be in a great position - with it being winter we stayed in and cooked quite a bit. There was everything in the kitchen needed to make this easy and trouble free.  Having hairdryers and the extra touches provided such as robes is a really nice touch for someone who has travelled so far and without room in cases for "everything".  Thank you so much.

Sherry and Marty - Perth Australia; Ben and Amy Iceland 4th January 2019

 

Just here for a short break but it has been lovely. Its a beautiful cottage in a great setting. Done some good walks – if only it had been a bit drier! We’ll just have to come back again to see the views in the sunshine next time.  

Nikki & Gareth Birmingham 3rd December 2018

 

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage with all the added luxuries. We will be back next year, Found it very relaxing with lovely day trips out. Thank you. 

Tracey & Jack W.Sussex  28th October 2018

 

We have had a marvellous time again this year at Christmas Cottage. Thank you so much for making our stay such a comfortable and happy experience. Your cottage is a true delight and the village of Tetbury is amazing. Thank you for all the goodies you left for us so kind of you. Warmest wishes.

 Beth and Lucien Ottawa Canada 1st October 2018

 

Our third stay at Christmas Cottage and it always feels homely and welcoming. We love the sheep!! The hamper goodies were much appreciated – thanks again. Also the phone call was a nice personal touch and was appreciated. Wishing you a happy success in this new venture at Christmas Cottage.

Chris & Marcus 26th September 2018

 

Leaving reluctantly! Christmas Cottage is so beautiful and comfortable, they have thought of everything from practical to vanity – clothes pegs for laundry to a lovely dressing table and make up mirror. Thank you for making our stay in the Cotswolds so comfortable and relaxing.

 Heather Neil & Iain Nova Scotia, Canada 26th August 2018

 

Thank you Catherine and Paul for the lovely stay at Christmas Cottage. We really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house. The welcome basket completed the whole package. Everything is well thought of and good looked after. We will surly recommend this cottage to other visitors of the Cotswolds. All the best.

  Ruud, Petra and Zoe The Sneeh Netherlands 6th August 2018

 

Thank you Catherine and Paul for such a relaxing stay in your lovely cottage. So close to the town centre yet so very peaceful – we enjoyed all the tasty welcoming morsels too. Our visit to Highgrove was the highlight – absolutely stunning.

 Wendy & Geoff Newcastle 27th July 2018

 

You have been such wonderful hosts – thinking of everything we might need during our stay. Also so nice to deal with and speak to thank you. We will certainly recommend to others, all the best.

 Diana & Tony 22nd July 2018

 

Really pleased our fourth visit to Christmas Cottage has been an excellent break. This lovely property is such an excellent base from which to enjoy Tetbury and area. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay. 

Paul & Carol S. Wales 30th June 2018

 

Thank you Catherine and Paul for this our second stay in lovely Christmas Cottage. The Cottage is perfect and surroundings delightful. A wonderful place for a holiday.

 Jonathon & Kathy Wensleydale, 9th June 2018

 

Thank you Catherine & Paul for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage – we appreciated the cool weather. It was lovely to visit Highgrove in a different season. Look forward to coming back soon.

 Jean & John Brisbane Australia 14th April 2018

 

Our first time in this lovely and well equipped cottage. Thanks for the welcome goodies much appreciated. In thirty years of using Self Catering cottages the best we have yet received. Waking up Sunday to wall to wall snow outside was a surprise but went for a long walk along the old railway track which was great. Best wishes to Paul and Catherine for the future. 

Mike & Sheila Cornwall 23rd March 2018 

 

Lovely cottage had everything we needed and more. Welcome goodies much appreciated. We enjoyed some of the walks (and Mud) . We combined walks 9 & 10 in the booklet which worked well. Also did “walk over the water" at Malmesbury. 

John & Jenny Colchester 15th March 2018

 

This is a lovely cottage to stay at. A very welcoming approach by the cottage owners – Paul and Catherine. We really appreciated your help in settling us in.

 Krys & Nial 2nd March 2018

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Nikki & Gareth Birmingham

3rd December 2018

Just here for a short break but it has been lovely. Its a beautiful cottage in a great setting. Done some good walks – if only it had been a bit drier! We’ll just have to come back again to see the views in the sunshine next time.

Tracey & Jack W.Sussex

28th October 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage with all the added luxuries. We will be back next year, Found it very relaxing with lovely day trips out. Thank you

Beth and Lucien Ottawa Canada

1st October 2018

We have had a marvellous time again this year at Christmas Cottage. Thank you so much for making our stay such a comfortable and happy experience. Your cottage is a true delight and the village of Tetbury is amazing. Thank you for all the goodies you left for us so kind of you. Warmest wishes

Chris & Marcus

26th September 2018.

Our third stay at Christmas Cottage and it always feels homely and welcoming. We love the sheep!! The hamper goodies were much appreciated – thanks again. Also the phone call was a nice personal touch and was appreciated. Wishing you a happy success in this new venture at Christmas Cottage. 

Heather Neil & Iain, Nova Scotia, Canada

26th August 2018.

Leaving reluctantly! Christmas Cottage is so beautiful and comfortable, they have thought of everything from practical to vanity – clothes pegs for laundry to a lovely dressing table and make up mirror. Thank you for making our stay in the Cotswolds so comfortable and relaxing. 

Ruud, Petra and Zoe, The Sneeh Netherlands

6th August 2018.

Thank you Catherine and Paul for the lovely stay at Christmas Cottage. We really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house. The welcome basket completed the whole package. Everything is well thought of and good looked after. We will surly recommend this cottage to other visitors of the Cotswolds. All the best, Ruud, Petra and Zoe

Wendy & Geoff - Newcastle

27th July 2018.

Thank you Catherine and Paul for such a relaxing stay in your lovely cottage. So close to the town centre yet so very peaceful – we enjoyed all the tasty welcoming morsels too. Our visit to Highgrove was the highlight – absolutely stunning. 

Diana & Tony

22nd July 2018

You have been such wonderful hosts – thinking of everything we might need during our stay. Also so nice to deal with and speak to thank you. We will certainly recommend to others, all the best Diana & Tony

Paul & Carol, S. Wales

30th June 2018

Really pleased our forth visit to Christmas Cottage has been an excellent break. This lovely property is such an excellent base from which to enjoy Tetbury and area. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.

Jonathon & Kathy, Wensleydale

9th June 2018.

Thank you Catherine and Paul for this our second stay in lovely Christmas Cottage. The Cottage is perfect and surroundings delightful. A wonderful place for a holiday. 

Sherry & Marty, Perth Australia - Ben & Amy, Iceland

4th January 2019.

Here from Australia.  Enjoyed the cosiness of this beautiful cottage.  Found it to be in a great position - with it being winter we stayed in and cooked quite a bit. There was everything in the kitchen needed to make this easy and trouble free.  Having hairdryers and the extra touches provided such as robes is a really nice touch for someone who has travelled so far and without room in cases for "everything".  Thank you so much.

Sue & Rob Paul & Chris

27th January 2019

Cottage lovely - welcome pack most pleasing - thank you.  Tetbury lovely as ever even in the rain.  Many thanks.

Jeremy Rachel Bethany & Ruby

22nd February 2019

Thank you so much for our stay here at Christmas Cottage. We all enjoyed our stay so much we did not want to leave. Our time here has been amazing and we do not want to leave Tetbury let alone the cottage itself. We have all loved all the little touches such as the bathrobes and all the movies and books!  We also loved the hamper that you left us it was really handy.  We really love the location being really close to the shop was good for the female members of our group.  Thank you so much.

Helena and Robert

6th March 2019

We have enjoyed so much the extra days (at Christmas Cottage). Your cottage is lovely and all the little extras have made our holiday very special. Many thanks and maybe we will visit your cottage in the future.

 

Contact Information:

Christmas Cottage
36 Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8DG

stay@xmascottage.co.uk

t: 07899 956 184 / 07746 594547