Kissing Gate Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Kissing Gate Cottage

Guest Comments

One of of guests from Australia wrote an award winning article that was published on the WeekendNotes website in February 2016 about her and her family's stay at Kissing Gate Cottage. This articles has recieved a bronze award and gives a real insight as to what to expect when you visit. Click here to read the article.

We cannot praise enough this beautiful cottage. What a home from home in a stunning setting. We have enjoyed our stay immensely and certainly will be back. Jane and Andy Niven, Coleshil, February 2015

Words cannot express how special it was to stay again at this beautiful cottage. It was our fourth visit and we certainly will be back. Johan Stip and John de Best, The Netherlands, February 2015

We could not have asked for a more beautiful or perfect home away from home to celebrate Christmas. We will highly recommend the cottage back home in Australia. The Druce family, Sydney, Xmas 2015

A very warm and friendly welcome followed by a truly magical four nights in this beautiful cottage in a perfect location. The Ketley family, Bedford, October 2014

Thank you for a wonderful week in Kissing Gate Cottage, a beautiful cottage in a delightful village. Thank you for making our holiday so special. The Robinson family, London September 2014.

We had a really pleasant time here at Kissing gate Cottage. We enjoyed your warm welcome and the well equipped interior. The Stickkelorum family, Voorschoten, The Netherlands. August 2014.

We spent a wonderfull holiday in Kissing Gate Cottage which is simply perfect - very comfortable, perfectly furnished and tastefully decorated. The Bioteau family, France. August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Kissing Gate Cottage. It lived up to our expectations, was well presented with everything required, furnished to a high standard and very comfortable. Val, Debbie & Sharyn, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. June 2014

The cottage is just fabulous, so comfortable and well equipped. It exceeded our expectations and we will certainly recommended it. Norah & Ian McParlane, Russell Island, QLD, Australia. May 2014

Why come from from Cornwall on holiday everyone asks! Well Kissing Gate Cottage was the perfect reason. Totally relaxing, perfect hosts,charming village and a warm welcome everywhere. Patrick, Beth, Eve & John, Redruth, Cornwall. May 2014

The cottage is beautifully clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. It is not often you stay somewhere that exceeds your expectations! The Luckman family, Macclesfield, England. April 13

We have really enjoyed the peace and serenity of Kissing Gate Cottage and the charm of an English village with excellent facilities of food and pubs. Bob, Leonie & Todd Briggs, Maldon, Australia, June 12

We have been so comfortable here. Travelling with small children can be hard work but staying here has been terribly easy. Thank you for making us so welcome. The Dorr Family, New York, USA, June 2012

We have had such a wonderful stay. Thank you Ruth & Hugh, we hope to back again to enjoy this lovely cottage in a great village and set in wonderful countryside. The Broscoe family, Vancouver, Canada, June 2012

Time could not pass this quickly, especially when you are in a haven like this! Karin Bussmann, Osnabruck, Germany, July 2012

What is there to add to all the things written in this guest book, everything is true! You really know how to make the cottage a home.C. John de Best, Johan Stip, Annemarrie Mast, Holland, August 2012

A perfect week in a perfect cottage in a perfect setting. You know how to make your guests welcome and comfortable. We will never forget it. Anne, Dominic & Emma Morin,Normandy, France. August 2012

Thank you for a wonderful welcoming and relaxing stay at Kissing Gate Cottage. All the extra touches like the beautiful bed linen, the well equiped kitchen, the WI-FI and welcome pack was much appreciated. These things make the cottage so special. The Matheson Family, Wellington, New Zealand. May 2010

Can only re-iterate the many comments that have been said before - beautiful cottage with spendid facilities. The Wright family, Selby, North Yorks. April 2011

This is by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Thank you for your warm welcome and of couse the high standard of Kissing Gate Cottage. The jessop family, Eye, Suffolk. December 2010

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. The cottage is excellent - one of the best we have stayed in, in terms of layout, equipment and postion. The Lythgoe Family, Leeds. October 2010

You certainly deserve all your stars and Gold Award. From a pinch of salt or piece of aluminum foil it is all here and is what makes this cottage so special. The Forman Family, Brisbane, Australia. Oct 2010

A wonderful few days in an excellent cottage. A beautiful location - a little piece of ''Heaven''. Ann & Geoff Goring, Coventry. October 2010

A very enjoyable week in an excellent, well appointed cottage. It was very clean with excellent equipment and a wonderful location. Margaret & Christopher Shaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Sept 2010

Your (5)4 stars Gold Award is well deserved. The cottage is spot on in all respects. The village is very interesting with friendly residents. Bob & Gail Pilcher, Locks Heath, Hampshire. Sept 2010

Having stayed in many cottages over the years this one is by far the best prepared and presented. Your friendly welcome was much appreciated. Barbara & Frank Kelly, Liverpool. Sept 2010

Thank you so much for another wonderful stay in your fabulous cottage - your hospitality has been fantastic. The McDuff Family, Chandler, Brisbane, Australia. Sept 2010

Peter & I spent two delightful weeks here; the only thing wrong with it - it was too short. Jeanette Schouls, vancouver, Canada. August 2010

A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. Warm hearted generous special people - when such things are found in one place it is very close to paradise. Karin Bussmann, Osnabruck Germany. August 2010

You did it again! Our trip this time was as enjoyable as our last. The welcoming touches, your friends and delightful accommodations. Liz & Dennis Hadden, Arkansas,USA. June 2010

Thank you so much to such lovely hosts. Your cottage is delightful, beautifully clean and well maintained. The Hodges Family, Saltash, Cornwall. May 2010

We are only here for a long weekend but have fallen in love with Kissing Gate Cottage. It is by far the best place we have ever stayed in. Angela & Keith May, Petersfield, Hampshire. May 2010

This is our 4th visit and we still love your comfortable cosy cottage. The Philips Family, Gillingham, Kent. May 2010.

A beautiful well equipped very clean relaxing cottage in lovely surroundings with beautiful views. Stuart & Lorna Felstead, Basildon, Essex. March 2010

We have stayed in many cottages over the past few years but this one has to be the best yet! Karen,Paul, Jennifer Gee, Christchurch, Dorset. Feb 2010

What a fabulous place this is! We are so lucky to have found such an idylic hideaway to spend our honeymoon. Even though we were snowed in, the cottage was so well equipped, warm and comfortable No better place to be. Aka the new Mr & Mrs Morgan, Uttoxetter, Staffs. Jan 2010

What a wonderful cottage!! After a hectic Christmas we have thouroughly enjoyed the peace and calm of Kissing Gate Cottage. The Palmer family, Wilmslow, Cheshire. Dec 09.

Thank you Hugh & Ruth for such a lovely cottage. It is like stepping back in time yet with all the 'home from home' comforts and facilities. Margaret & Clive Pratt, Fareham, Hants. Oct 09

We have had a fantastic time in the charming Kissing Gate Cottage. The Craven-Kalber family, Melbourne, Australia. Sept-Oct 09

One of the best cottages we have stayed in and we have seen many over the years. Great care and attention to detail made our stay such a pleasure. Alan & Kathryn Mercer, Spalding , Lincs. Sept 09

Once again Kissing Gate cottage has been a beautiful' home from home' for an incredible 6 weeks. Louise & Martin Dell, Granada, Spain, August 09

Kissing Gate Cottage is the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in, it really felt like home. Perfectly decorated and so well equipped. Karen,Jean & Olivier. Antwerp, Belgium. July 09

We have visited for the second time now and it was just as wonderful. Johan Stip, John de Best & Anne Marie, Utrecht, The Netherlands. July 09

It is hard to sum up what a wonderful time we have had. Thank you for looking after us so well. We felt very much at home in this friendly village. The Gardner family, East Lothian, Scotland. July 09

We couldn't have found a better place,everything great. The Cameron family,Peebles, Scotland July 09

Kissing Gate Cottage is perfect in every way. The Toy family, Victoria, Australia. July 09

Thanks for the wonderful w/e. My husband and I dream of returning ALONE sometime! You are so fortunate to live somewhere so charming. Lee, Chris, Charley & Sam. Ottawa, Canada. June 09

Thank you both so much for making our 'special' w/e that more special. we look forward to coming back over the years. Wendy & stuart Houghton, Herefordshire. June 09

The cottage and its provisions cannot be praised highly enough, We have never stayed in one which is so clean, comfortable, welcoming and well furnished. A positive delight. Colin & Isla Croxford, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. June 09

The best equipped and most comfortable holiday cottage we have stayed in anywhere, furnished with great charm. Gillian & Peter Leach, North Yorks. June 09

We could live here. The cottage is very comfortable and our idea of luxury. It is the best self catering we have stayed in and is well deserving of the Gold award. The Gardner family, Pembrokeshire, May 09

Thank you for the 'home away from home'. We had a fantastic stay and will be back. Peter,Jo,and Floyd Tarrant. Brisbane, Australia. May 09

Many thanks for the warm welcome. Lovely cottage, great location which we will recommend to everyone. The Schutter family, Bielefeld, Germany. April 09

Everything was made to our satisfaction. The cottage is very well equipped, cosy and so clean. We will recommend Kissing Gate Cottage to our friends. The Guimberteau family, Versailles, France. April 09

The cottage is very comfortable and so well equipped, we wanted for nothing. Hugh & Ruth are perfect hosts. We will be back soon. The Waters family, Rayleigh, Essex. April 09

The best cottage we have ever stayed in. The beds & bedding are wonderful and we would like to take your kitchen home!. Sarah & Ray Loveless, Rosa & Chris Mills. Pembrokeshire, West Wales Nov 08

We had a very relaxing & enjoyable week in your lovely cottage. Hugh & Ruth, you have gone well beyond what we expected with so many thoughtful extras. The Pinguet Family, Kapti, New Zealand, Oct. 08

Thank you a truly perfect stay in your lovely cottage. It is the ideal place for a relaxing week away in this lovely part of Britain. Keri, Jon & Jacob Handford, Leicester. October 08

Hugh & Ruth are perfect hosts at this magnificent cottage. Our stay was delightful and Marshfield is a perfect central base to explore. Ron, Patrcia, Bernie, Chris, The Catskills, NY USA. Sept. 08

We could not have asked for a nicer place to stay. Perfect. Sara Miller, Oregon,, USA. September 08

Your cottage was everything we had imagined and more. It was the perfect romantic getaway and very well situated for the Cotswolds, Bath and all the nearby attractions. Joanne & Jenifer Wiersma, Drayton, Ontario, Canada. Sept. 08

Thank you very much the lovely time in your beautiful cottage, Claudia & Udo, Haan, Germany Sept. 08

Having spent many years traveling back to visit relatives and staying in various accommodation, I have to say Kissing Gate Cottage is the best ever, from the spotless rooms to the thoughtful welcome gestures. Simply, I could live here. Sally, Martin,Lilly & Juliet Bult. NSW Ausralia. September 08

Your cottage reminds me of my mum's handbag! Just ask her for something and it would appear from her handbag and that is what Kissing Gate Cottage is like, as it is so well equipped. Your 'chocolate box' cottage is a real home from home. Jackie, Steven & Olivia, Hyde, Cheshire, September 08.

The cottage is really well equipped and immaculately clean, being the best one we have stayed in. Thanks for making our celebratory w/e so enjoyable. Claire,Michael & William, Worcestershire. Aug 08

Thanks for a delightful time. We have had a great stay and Kissing Gate Cottage was the icing on the cake.It was simply perfect, you really have thought of everything and a real home from home. Martin & Louise Dell, Granada, Spain. August 08

Our week at Kissing Gate Cottage has been peaceful & relaxing. A great place to explore all the attractions. Fiona & Amy Pursglove, Goole, East Yorks. July 08

The cottage was wonderful & well equipped - a great place to come back to at the end of the day. Nikki,Emilio,Cameron & Britney. Sydney, Australia. July 08

Thank you for making this week so nice for us.The welcome, the cottage, the weather- it was all so perfect. Anne Wium, Stenar Kristensen & baby Herman, Asker. Norway. July 08

What a 'home from home'! We have loved the 10 week break. The cottage was more than we expected and the website cannot give the true picture of this beautiful furnished and equipped cottage.Everything you could possibly want is here .Liz & Dennis Hadden,Little Rock,Arkansas USA, April - June 08

This has been the perfect Spring break and we are sorry we can not stay longer. The cottage is beautiful and you have thought of everything - and more! We hope to return soon and stay for a full week to enjoy all the lovely countryside. The Barron family, Sevenoaks, Kent, April 08

The cottage is just lovely with everything we needed, really cosy and comfortable. A beautiful area with so much to see and do. The Richardson family. Hastings, Sussex, April 08

Fluffy 'marshmallow' duvets and roaring open fires made this the perfect retreat for a week. We could live here!. Wonderful ! Emma & Stefan Wicher, Brighton, Sussex, Feb 08

Beautiful Cottage! Decor modern but in keeping with the cottage. Log fire was very welcoming after a day outside in the cold. Only wish we could stay longer. Valerie & Barbara Ellis, Bedford, Feb 08

We were looking for a country escape from London and could not have found a better retreat or asked for anything better. We would love to comeback. Katie & Matt, London, Feb 08

What a wonderful place! Had to get away from the office to write in the peace and quiet of Kissing Gate Cottage which was so perfect. Anneke Van Woudenberg, London & Congo, Feb/March 08.

This was a lovely stay, very cosy with immaculate facilities, comfortable beds,and helpful hospitality. Castle Combe is a must. All in a lovely spot and a great experience. A wonderful change from Australia. Rowan & Carol Hoskin, Adelaide, Australia, April 08

We could not have asked for a lovelier 'home away from home'. Kissing Gate Cottage exceeded our expectations, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Marshfield is a perfect centre to explore the area. Thank you for all your hospitality. The Shultis Family, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada. March 08.

We have had a really glorious week in this lovely cottage. There is everything you could want, superbly equipped and everything so beautifully done. There is so much to see and do in the area. We like the village and everyone is so friendly. We will certainly recommend the cottage to our friends. Shirley, Jackie & Tony, Hertfordshire. April 07

Thank you so much-a gorgeous cottage, tasteful + comfortable! Everything we needed and a bit more. The Excell family, Horncastle, Lincolnshire. April 07

We have had a lovely week in Marshfield. The cottage is perfect in everyway. We have brilliant days out to Dyrham House (NT) Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and pampering at Bath Spa. We have had nice walks around the village and the villagers are all nice and friendly, especially Hugh, Ruth & Kristina!! The Henaghan family, Watford. April 07

A wonderful place to spend a holiday with everything we could need. A very comfortable stay. The village is so friendly and pleasant with beautiful countryside just outside the front door. The kitchen is the best equipped we have seen. A lovely cottage and a very welcoming village. Many thanks for a delightful stay and we look forward to returning. Richard &Theresa - London, Kate & Heath - Australia. April 07

Thank you for your warm welcome to Kissing Gate Cottage. We had a very comfortable stay in this wonderfully restored and decorated cottage. We enjoyed the scenery of the green meadows, the church view from the patio and back windows, and also the great hospitality of you both. We will surely recommend this cottage to family and friends. Best wishes. John de Best, Johan Strip, Annemarie Mast. The Netherlands. May 07

We like to book a holiday cottage and visit a new and interesting part of the UK for a week’s holiday most years. We can honestly say that Kissing Gate Cottage is perfect and our all time favourite. We have found it very warm and comfortable despite the terrible weather and we hope to revisit. Thank you. Marjorie & Peter Jones. Chester. 11th May 2007

You made us feel like friends come for a visit. We shall always cherish our visit to England and Kissing Gate Cottage will hold the bright spot in our hearts. It is so beautiful and well decorated. Thank you for all your hospitality and being so nice to us. Mary & Lew Lawrence, Virginia, USA. 28th May 07

We were thrilled with Kissing Gate Cottage at first sight. Bill and I soaked up the great views from the cottage windows and we relished our short walks into the village,eating out at the three pubs, browsing through the shops. It was definitely our image of a quaint ,storybook English village. Thanks for making our visit so special.Carol & Bill Lawrence, Virginia, USA. 28th May 07.

Thanks for a lovely week. Your cottage is beautiful & has everything we need. You made us feel very welcome. We will return. Tony, Emma & baby Elliot. Bedford. June 07

Kissing Gate Cottage is a wonderful place to spend a week long holiday in the Bath area. The cottage is very well equipped and clean. Kerry, Lynne & Sarah Nugent. Penn Valley, California, USA. June 07

We have had a great 2 week holiday in your lovely cottage. It was like home away from home. The kids loved it. We had great days out at Longleat,Stonehenge, Bath, Bristol and cycling valong the Avon & Kennett canal at Bradford on Avon. Clare, Richard, Kirsten & Erin Edmonstone. Edinburgh. July 07

We have had a wonderful time. Your hospitality was second - to - none. The cottage is superbly equipped and very comfortable. The people of Marshfield are very friendly and welcoming. We will defnitely be back. The Feming Family, Hilary, David, Katie, Fiona. Aberdeenshire July 07.

Thank you for every thing-our time in Marshfield was very peaceful after the crowds in London. There was only one problem: How to visit all the lovely attractions in the area and to enjoy your wonderful Kissing Gate Cottage at the same time! Yves&Christine, Bordeaux, France. July/August 07

Your beds and pillows set a new standard in comfortand we slept so well that it will be difficult to go home. It was great to relax on the patio beside the tranquility of the church and the rolling countryside beyond. Kathleen, Shane Sinead & Oistin Oneil, Ireland, August 07

This has been such a lovely holiday. The standard of accommodation is second to none and you have gone out of your way to make us feel welcome. Thank you so much. The village itself is ideal as a base for exploring bath and beyond. There is too much to do in a week though, which means we will just have to come back!. Jack, Claire, Michael & Jacob Dunlop. Glasgow, Scotland. August 07.

Thank you for the warm welcome. The cottage is very relaxing place to come back to after days out. There is so much to do and see, just wish it had been two weeks instead of one! This really has been the best holiday. Sharon, Wayne, Alice & Phoebe Yorkshire. August 07

We have had a lovely week here. The cottage is delightful and so well appointed. You have provided everything we could possibly need. Shirley, Ralph,Laura & Sophie Berman. London August 07

Only 90 miles from home but a world away. Kissing Gate Cottage gave us a wonderful base to explore Bath & the area. Few of our previous self catering cottages anywhere in the UK have measured up to the standard seen in Kissing Gate Cottage and its setting in Marshfield could not be more right. See you again. Alan, Liz, Jon, Sarah & baby Sonny. West Midlands. September 07

Kissing Gate Cottage was so cosy and we will share our time in telling our friends about the friendly village of Marshfield. Bill,Lourie,Mark and Ann, Arizona & California, USA. October 07

It has been a real pleasure staying at Kissing Gate Cottage. The cottage is PERFECT in every way with so many special touches to ensure a very comfortable visit. The Lamond family, Australia, October 07

A haven in a delightful village and Kissing Gate Cottage has such style & comfort with everything we needed. Joyce Rothschild, Mark Pearson, Hilary & Es Rosen, London& Birmingham. October 07

A lovely romantic spot to enjoy our silver wedding aniversary.The cottage is so comfortable that we immediately felt at home as soon as we walked in. Joyce & Colin Hamilton, Ayrshire. October 07

Your cottage is absolutely wonderful. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and the' homely' feel of the cottage. Tim & Karina Jones, Wrexham. October 07

Thank you for a wonderful w/e. The cottage is fabulous and very well presented and well kept. We had a great time. Dan & Emma Tyrer, Fishguard, Wales. November 07

We had a lovely w/e in your beautiful cottage. It is warm and welcoming, stylish & very well equipped. The village is pretty and very friendly. Pam, Lucy, Mark & Mandy Alcock, Newark, Notts. Dec 07

We have really enjoyed the comfort and warm hospitality of Kissing Gate Cottage. This is a treasure that we will recommend to friends. Deborah & Ches Stevens, Wellington, NZ Jan 08.

What a wonderful place to stay. We feel so relaxed now. The village is so welcoming and the villagers are so friendly. Karen & David Pryse-Watson, CroxleyGreen, Herts. Jan 08

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4 Little End, Marshfield
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