The Nook & Bourton – Comments by Guests


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Here are extracts from every entry made by guests in our Guest Book, on staying in The Nook [the only omissions were details of where the guests visited, what the weather was like, etc].




“A wonderful rest after 17 days in Europe. Thanks for a wonderful stay.” [Australia; Dec-11]


“Thanks again for your lovely hospitality at The Nook. We had another great stay.” [England; Dec-11]


“Perfect cosy cottage.” [England; Nov-11]


“Very comfortable cottage, very enjoyable week. Would definitely stay here again if coming to Bourton.” [England; Sep-11]


“Great week, great cottage, great holiday.” [England; Aug-11]


“A great week! The Nook has been a great hideaway to relax and recharge our batteries.” [N. Ireland; Aug-11]


“Have enjoyed another lovely and comfortable week at The Nook. So many lovely places to visit in the area, we have been spoilt for choice.” [England; Aug-11]


“We enjoyed our stay at The Nook and hope to visit again.” [England; Aug-11]


“After three weeks your comfy house felt like home. Lovely area.” [New Zealand; Jul-11]


“Lovely cottage; well thought out. Would return.” [England; Jun-11]


“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Nook. We intend coming again!” [England; Jun-11]




“Best holiday ever.” [Australia; Dec-10]


“Had great week despite the weather. Went everywhere we wanted to.” [England; Sep-10]


“The Nook provided the perfect base for one of the best holidays we have had in the UK. Very interesting places to visit and a variety of things to see and do. Have left some for next time!” [England; Sep-10]


“The Nook was a wonderful ‘nest’; we loved exploring the area. … we were very comfy here – what more could we ask of you?” [Australia; Sep-10]


“Had a lovely week. … Must be the nicest cottage we have stayed in – we will be back!!” [England; Aug-10]


“We really enjoyed our stay here, and truly loved the sights. Lovely house – will be sure to return someday, we hope!” [England; Aug-10]


“Another grand two weeks in this lovely wee cottage.” [Scotland; Jul-10]


“Enjoyed our stay here. Lovely cosy cottage to relax evenings after lots of walking, sightseeing.” [England; Jul-10]


“A lovely relaxing time;  house lovely, well equipped; would definitely return again’” [England; Jul-10]


“Thanks for a lovely stay. … Sorry to leave.  We would stay again.” [England; Jun-10]


“Lovely cosy cottage; very pretty garden;  lot of places to visit; would come back again.” [England; Jun-10]


“More than happy with our stay at the Nook and your attention to every detail. Many thanks” [England; Jun-10]


“Thank you … for [enabling us to] share in the joy and beauty of this area from the comfort of the Nook.” [Australia; Apr-10]


“Great cottage, very well appointed. Helped to make holiday in Cotswolds great.” [England; Mar-10]




“A great cottage from which to enjoy a great Cotswold experience.” [England; Nov-09]


“The cosy warmth of the Nook – life saving. Thank you.” [Australia; Nov-09]


“This has been perfect. Thanks.” [England; Oct-09]


“Comfortable stay as ever; work done in garden is beautiful. With thanks.” [England; Oct-09]


“A very welcoming, comfortable cottage.” [Wales; Oct-09]


 “Nicely situated. Enjoyed our stay.” [England; Sep-09]


“We were here 2 years ago and spotted a few changes! Love the new patio.” [England; Aug-09]


“Had a lovely week. Lots of walks close by. Enjoyed returning to the Nook each day to relax in the garden.”  [England; Aug-09]


“We’ve been coming to the Cotswolds for many years – the Nook is the best place we’ve stayed. Fantastic amenities. Felt more like home than a holiday cottage. We’ll be back!” [England; Aug-09]


“Enjoyed our stay @ The Nook. A great base to explore the Cotswolds.” [Australia; Jul-09]


“Enjoyed another very relaxing week in The Nook. We will be back!” [Scotland; Jul-09]


“Enjoyed time, comfortable house, lovely location.” [England; Jul-09]


“Lovely cottage; everything you need is at the Nook.” [England; Jul-09]


“A home away from home! A beautiful place to relax, rest and explore from.” [Australia; Jun-09]


“A haven of rest and refreshment!” [Australia; Jun-09]


“Had a very enjoyable week. Lovely cottage – hope to return. Many thanks.” [England; Jun-09]


“Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with all amenities (a Home from Home). The perfect base for touring the area.” [England; May-09]


“We greatly enjoyed our stay at The Nook, which might equally be called The Nest – so comfy and inviting.” [Scotland; Apr-09]


“Our first visit to the Nook – lovely clean base to access the Cotswolds. I suspect we shall return and will certainly recommend friends and family to the Nook. Many thanks.” [England; Apr-09]


“Our 4th visit to the Nook.” [England; Mar-09]


“Thank you for a lovely comfy little place, and how nice it is to see Vegemite in the fridge! The Nook is a great place to stay and we’ll recommend it to all our Aussie friends.” [Australia; Mar-09]


“Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Cottage lovely, very relaxing.” [England; Feb-09]


“Second week just as good as the first. New facilities excellent, tho’ the snow meant we couldn’t appreciate the new back garden. Lovely cottage – lovely setting!” [Scotland; Feb-09]




 “We had a wonderful time at the Nook. … I was thrilled with all the other aspects of Cotswold life and the warmth and comfort of the Nook.” [Australia; Nov-08]


“Thank you for the enjoyment of a comfy house in a wonderful area.” [Australia; Nov-08]


“Had a lovely week in the ‘Nook’. Bourton a lovely place.” [England; Oct-08]


“Had a brilliant week here.” [England; Oct-08]


“Enjoyed stay at the Nook. Great area; Bourton really wonderful” [England; Sep-08]


“Fantastic holiday; beautiful cottage; enjoyed it very much” [England; Sep-08]


“Lovely stay; would certainly recommend” [England; Sep-08]


“Enjoyed our stay in your lovely house. Fantastic area. Wonderful places to visit in 4 mile radius.” [England; Aug-08]


“Beautiful cottage. Excellent base for surrounding area. … Very comfy beds! Cosy home from home.” [England; Aug-08]


“3rd time, just as nice as ever.” [England; Jul-08]


“Thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week in ‘The Nook’!” [Scotland; Jul-08]


”Excellent house, with all ‘mod cons’.” [England; Jul-08]


“Enjoyed our stay. Lovely cottage. Bourton best village in Cotswolds.” [Wales; Jun-08]


“A beautiful place for spending holidays. A place for return.” [Netherlands; Jun-08]


“Thank you for the opportunity to stay at ‘The Nook’. What a lovely cottage – every comfort and all that one could wish for, and in such a beautiful area.” [Australia; May-08]




“We’ve had a fantastic week in Bourton. Gorgeous village. Thanks … your cottage is superb!” [Australia; Dec-07]


“Lovely cottage.” [England; Aug-07]


“I thought it was great! Hope to come back.” [England; Aug-07]


“Our first time in the Cotswolds & we love it! Must return…” [England; Aug-07]


“Lovely week as ever – like coming to see old friends. Thanks.” [England; Aug-07]


“We thoroughly enjoyed our time at ‘The Nook’ … The Nook is a lovely holiday apartment.” [New Zealand; Jul-07]


“Our third consecutive year at the Nook.” [England; Jul-07]


“Enjoyed our stay. Loved the cottage. Hope to come again.” [Australia; Jun-07]


“Ideal cottage. Super location. Brilliant Week.” [England; Jun-07]


“Lovely cottage, all other necessities on hand.’ [Canada; May-07]


“Love the Cotswolds. First stay in Bourton. Great location.” [Canada; May-07]


“Enjoyed our stay here. Visited some lovely places. Cotswolds is beautiful.” [England; Apr-07]


“Lovely holiday cottage, and area. Enjoyable time here.” [England; Apr-07]


“Brilliant holiday! Bourton & area stunning! Lovely cottage. Will return soon I hope.” [Wales; Mar-07]


“Enjoyed our week here – cottage very comfortable.” [England; Feb-07]




“Really enjoyed our stay in Bourton … we decided it would be a lovely base for touring. We were not disappointed. … Lovely comfortable accommodation & plenty of information with ideas of things to do.”  [England; Sep-06]


“What lovely countryside & superb villages.” [England; Sep-06]


“Lovely base for a lovely part of the country. … Bourton a lovely village – didn’t disappoint at all.” [England; Sep-06]


“Perfect base to explore this lovely area. Great time.” [Australia; Sep-06]


“First time to Cotswold, very nice, very home from home.” [England; Aug-06]


“Pleasant and comfortable stay. Lots of interesting places to visit.” [England; Aug-06]


“We’ve had a lovely week here in BotW and we’ve felt very happy and comfortable in your lovely, cosy little cottage.” [Spain; Aug-06]


“’The Nook’ formed a great base for us to visit the picturesque Cotswolds area.” [Australia; Jul-06]


“Another enjoyable holiday in the ‘Nook’. [England; Jul-06]


“We spent a lovely week in ‘The Nook’ in Bourton. Lovely village and good for walks later in the evening when the crowds have gone. Good as a base for travelling. … All in all a relaxing week.” Scotland; Jun-06]


“Excellent cottage.” [Argentina; Feb-06]




“Nice relaxing time, warm & cozy cottage – only one problem, it went much too quickly. Lovely comfortable bed.” [England; Dec-05]


“Your property here is lovely and you have done many things to make your tenants feel at home. … Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!” [USA; Oct-05]


“A beautiful respite. … Coming back to ‘The Nook’ each day made us truly comfortable.” [Australia; Oct-05]


“It was a great pleasure to find ‘The Nook’ so comfortable and quiet. … The Cotswolds is a lovely area of England and we hope someday we will return.” [Canada; Sep-05]


“Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. … Cottage very comfy & cosy – just like home.” [England; Sep-05]


“We really enjoyed our stay in the Cotswolds. … The Nook is very cosy and comfortable – a home from home.” [England; Aug-05]


“Had a wonderful time – sorry to go. This cottage is home from home. … Thanks for a lovely stay.” [England; Aug-05]


“We had a wonderful week here in the Nook in Bourton-on-the-Water in the beautiful Cotswolds. The cottage is very comfortable and we greatly appreciated all the information and reading material available.” [Australia; Jul-05]


“We used The Nook as a base to explore the nearby areas. … Village itself delightful in all weather. … Eating supper outside in the garden of the Nook also a highlight on a lovely summer evening.” [Australia; Jul-05]


“We have really enjoyed our stay in your holiday property. The books and guides were very useful in planning our days out. We thought the house was very well equipped.” [England; Jul-05]


“We have had such a lovely time in Bourton. … the accommodation excellent, a very well equipped property.” [England; Jul-05]


“Really enjoyed our 2 weeks – everything we needed – the Cotswolds are lovely.” [England; Jun-05]


“Have really enjoyed our week+1 in The Nook. … Found The Nook to be most relaxing and comfortable – many thanks.” [Australia; May-05]


“The Nook provided a peaceful and comfortable base to enable us to relax. … We have very much enjoyed our stay.” [England; Mar-05]


painted picture and message [England; Feb-05]


“This was our first time in the Cotswolds and we have had a lovely time. This village is beautiful. The house is very nice and cosy. The reading material and maps were very handy.” [England; Feb-05]


“We’ve had a lovely stay. It’s a very peaceful cottage with everything needed. We really enjoyed our time here.” [England; Jan-05]




“I’ve had a very enjoyable holiday here in your cottage. ‘The Nook’ is cosy & warm & comfortable & very accessible to all amenities. It was my first time in B-O-W – what a beautiful place – definitely the right choice.” [England; Dec-04]


“Have had a lovely week here. … A great selection of books and information in the cottage. Thank you for loaning out your home to us.” [England; Nov-04]


“A fine place to recover from our Cotswold walks. … The Nook provided a friendly welcome. Thank you for your cosy cottage.” [Australia; Oct-04]


“Bourton is a lovely little town with wonderful shops and inns. … The cottage itself is very cosy and ideally located as a base for touring the Cotswolds.” [England; Aug-04]


“We felt very well in your house from the first minute on.  For all practical needs is ensured.  Several long migrations let experience us the beauty of the Cotswolds [translated from the German].” [Germany; Jul-04]


“’The Nook’ is a perfect place to come ‘home’ to after exploring the countryside. … We have had a wonderful, relaxing time in this comfy ‘Nook’.” [Canada; May-04]


“The Nook has been a warm and comfortable home away from home. … Bourton has met all our expectations.” [Australia; Apr-04]


“A wonderful base in a beautiful village. We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of the world.” [England; Mar-04]


“We have really enjoyed our stay in the Nook, it’s a lovely well appointed and cosy little cottage.” [England; Feb-04]


“House very comfortable, everything you need. Bourton – good choice of where to go for afternoon tea.” [England; Feb-04]




“Have enjoyed our stay immensely – very warm and comfortable accommodation. Bourton is a good centre and there are lots of nice walks around.” [England; Nov-03]


“Your cottage is very cosy & well-equipped. We have loved walking into the village and exploring those around the Cotswolds. … Thank you for sharing ‘The Nook’.” [Australia; Oct-03]


“We had an excellent stay in Bourton, and enjoyed this house. Bourton itself is a lovely place to stroll around. … A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.” [Scotland; Oct-03]


“We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage. It is so comfortable and well-presented – and has everything one could need. … Thanks to you for making this lovely home available to us.” [Australia; Sep-03]


“Thank you very much for allowing us the use of your well-prepared home. It has been great to be so close to the village – we have walked all the time, especially along Windrush Way.” [Australia; Sep-03]


“Had a wonderful week in the Cotswolds. … All the little villages are very beautiful. … Bourton is our favourite village. Cottage perfect place to return to, at end of day.” [England; Sep-03]


“We have loved touring the little villages and the beautiful countryside. The cottage proved an excellent base with everything we needed. The library of maps and books was most helpful.” [Australia; Aug-03]


“We had a very relaxing two weeks here in Bourton. The cottage is lovely and very comfortable.” [Scotland; Aug-03]


“Had a great time. Never been to the Cotswolds before, so relaxing. The house was cozy and very comfortable and very relaxing. Did not want to go home. Thanks very much for a nice holiday.” [England; Jul-03]


“We have been in your house for one week and we liked it very much. The house is very comfortable and cosy. We made many trips to the Cotswolds and we like the beautiful villages very much.” [Netherlands; Jul-03]


“This house was cozy for all of us. We loved Bourton.” [USA; Jul-03]



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[This version dated 10-Jan-09; updated 6-Jan-11; updated 1-May-12].