Some recent comments from our Visitors Books:

Akeman Cottage

"May we say since 2003 we have always had the most wonderful time staying at the cottage, now looking forward to our next visit."  (Carlene & Dennis, Buckley, Flintshire - 15-22 May 2015)

"We really had a wonderful stay at Akeman Cottage and felt home from the first moment we arrived.  Enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, the bluebelled woods and all the wildlife."  (Albert & Elisabeth, The Netherlands - 9-15 May 2015)

"Thank you for your warm welcome, helpful information/history and this amazing home and farm!  We loved it so much that we extended our stay!!" (Jo, George, Leo & Ellen, Australia - 23 Oct - 2 Nov 2014)

"To quote my sister, on arrival 'Oh my God I love this house!  How long are we here for?'  And since we arrived not once has it disappointed us.  I'm too comfortable to leave here now ..." (Slocombe family, New Zealand - 13-18 September 2014)

"What a fantastic week, beautiful scenery, absolute tranquillity, we will all be taking home lovely memories. We all loved the cottage, the wildlife and the horses."  (Geraghty-Morris family, Devon - 12-19 July 2014)

"A wonderful holiday cottage, so well equipped in such a lovely, quiet location." (J Lyons, Oxon - 8 - 11 Nov 2013).

"We have been staying here in Akeman for more than 12 years - it's a lovely, quiet rural place with everything you need and walks right on the doorstep ... it's one of our favourite places in the UK!" (H & G Flack, Somerset - June 2013).

We had a terrific week here in the Cotswolds...Everything was perfect, from the quietness of the place to the very nice welcome we got when we arrived.  We loved the eggs, the animals, your friends, the sheep, the chickens coming in the morning and the walks through the very close woods.  It is really the perfect place to forget Paris ... We hope to come back as soon as possible (Paillard family, Paris - May 2013).

Rose May Cottage

"Best cottage we have ever stayed in.  Lovely welcome and goodies, home made bread, lovely.  Wonderfully comfortable beds.  We have had a lovely week, going round places we knew 50 years ago.  This part of our country is very beautiful.  Thank you very much" (Geoff & Jane, Harrogate - 30 May - 6 June 2015)

"Fabulous cottage and surroundings.  Great base and makes visiting the relatives so much easier knowing we can come back here in the evenings" (Gary, Fiona, David & Thomas, Walsall - 27-31 Oct 2014)

"This has been a perfect week in your beautiful cottage - I could stay the summer here ..." (Paul & Ellen, Berkeley, California - 26 Apr-3 May 14)

"What a lovely home and so cosy.  We had a very nice stay.  Thanks for the delicious bread and your warm welcome." (Rene & Sophie, The Netherlands - 26 Oct-2 Nov 13)

"We've had a fabulous holiday; visited lots of places and relatives too.  Knowing we had this lovely cottage to come back to each evening was great!  Thank you for the gorgeous bread and welcome pack - we'll be back." (Neil, Rebecca & Katie, Guisborough, N Yorks - 27 Jul-3 Aug 13) 

"It was the nicest and cleanest cottage we ever had - wonderful holiday in a wonderful region.  Thank you very much for all inclusive the welcome package which was such a wonderful surprise as well (Julia & Christian, Wiesbaden, Germany - 20-27 Jul 13)

"What a fab week.  The weather was amazing, the cottage was (as expected from our last visit) fab. ... We are taking so many memories home with us.  To quote our 8 year old 'This week has been amazing'.  Thank you for making us so welcome. (Colette & Tim, Dublin - 6-13 Jul 13)


"We have had a great time at this unexpected wonderful house!  The welcome was warm.  We enjoyed staying at the large rooms, so comfortable!  The fresh baked bread was delicious as was the wine!  For us this was the perfect place to:  visit our friends in the Cotswolds, go to Bampton and Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey fans), spend a day at Oxford (great!) and discover Witney (lovely town!).  But also around Wychwood we had fun with the chickens on their daily visits at our kitchen, enjoying the lovely weather in the garden and looking at the horses.  Dinner at the 'Bird in Hand' just across the street was very good too.  Hope to be back again someday.  Thank you Jeanette & Frank."  (Lambert, Barbera, Marleen & Esther, Amersfoort, the Netherlands - 10-17 Jul 15)

"I have been here for 7 super weeks ... and it has flown by.  Loved everything about being here - the welcome package (bread - yum), the walks, the beautiful, clean, well-equipped cottage, the birds, horses, sheep, wild flowers, etc.  Can't wait to come back and I'm going to sing its praises to anyone who will listen!!"  (Linda & Brian, Richmond, VA, USA - 2 Jul 15)

"We have loved the comfort and spaciousness of "Wychwood" and the beautiful surrounds and peaceful nature of the farm.  Thank you for making us so welcome here.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay." (Diane & Ralph, Melbourne - 20-29 Jun 14)

"Thank you for a wonderful week.  The cottage was just perfect for us.  We had everything we needed and were very comfortable.......The location is marvellous - close to Witney and Oxford as well as to so many beautiful villages in the area.  We enjoyed being in the farm environment with chickens and horses close by, not to mention the squirrels and birds." (Pauline, Rod & Maureen,Sydney, Australia - 20 October 2012)

"We have never really been in a place that felt so much like home, and today are very sad to leave.  The cottage was wonderful, the surroundings amazingly beautiful and peaceful and your generosity and goodwill and friendship made all the difference ...." (Neslihan, Alessandro & Alessio, New York - 4 August 2012)

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