These are a selection of testimonials and feedback from customers.

Spent a lovely week at the cottage, great time had by all. Plenty of places to visit in surrounding area. Beautiful home from home cottage.

The Watkins family, Northern Ireland

“When I sold my house there was a delay before my new one was completed. This was not long enough to justify the usual 6 month short-term tenancy but luckily I was recommended to Whitley Elm Cottages. This turned out to be a great ‘house movers’ location for 3 months. In a lovely rural area, convenient for the M42 & M40, Warwick Parkway and Birmingham International stations as well as Birmingham airport. Katherine and David were so helpful particularly as my arrangements kept changing. Great flexibility. I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone in a similar situation.”


“As a company we have been using Whitley Elm Cottages for many years now. They are ideally placed to reach many of the business centres in this part of the West Midlands and are located close to the A46, M40 and M6. The cottages are beautifully situated in the midst of lovely countryside and are peaceful and relaxing after a hard days work. There is ample parking and a good internet connection. Thoroughly recommended.”


“It is a nice little house, cosy and warm and serves all your needs. We enjoyed being here thanks to warm-hearted owners Katherine and David. If asked would we come again, definitely yes!”

Family Ranasinghe & dog Junior

“We have had a very pleasant stay here in this very attractive cottage and idyllic countryside surrounding Knowle, and easy access to shopping amenities! Our two spaniels have asked if they can come again! Thank you very much Katherine and David.”

Laurence, Louise & Ben

“We have had such a lovely week in your brilliant cottage. It is really lovely. Easy access to so many things. Thanks Katherine and David, see you again!”

Chris & Fred

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Viola cottage. It is a beautiful place to stay, enough room for two mums and two excited children! We loved the horse and the two cows. It has been a home from home experience, we even got a chance to do some baking! Thanks for the thoughtfulness of the baking equipment; enjoy the muffins!”

Cherylin & Charmane, London

“Thank you again for the use of Portia Cottage for the last seven weeks while builders have been demolishing our own home. Although small, Portia Cottage is very well-equipped with everything we needed, the beds are incredibly comfortable and the views are lovely. It couldn’t have served us better as a home from home, and the facilities in the garage along with assistance from Margaret made the practicalities of looking after a family of four more than manageable. I would certainly recommend your cottages to anyone in a similar situation to us. Thank you again for your cottage, kindness and moral support at a difficult time!”


A lovely stay at Viola cottage! Nice surroundings, our boys really enjoyed the cows and horses!

Hope to return one day!

Daniel and Rachael

This is a fantastic place to stay, either for a holiday or (as in our case) a long-term stay whilst we were house-hunting. The owners Katherine and David could not have done more for us, during our stay here. We were here for almost 4 months, during which time we enjoyed the local walks, Hatton Locks, the (many!) local pubs, visits to Warwick Castle, Leamington Spa, the nearby National Trust properties and just sitting in the garden enjoying the beautiful view (and the funny-looking sheep!) Katherine and David were extremely obliging, letting us bring our own bed, taking out furniture for us and letting us use their large shed for storage…basically for everything we requested, they were fantastic and their rates are extremely reasonable compared to most other monthly Airbnb properties. I would not hesitate to recommend Whitley Elm Cottages to anyone either looking for somewhere for ‘between places’ or just for a lovely, peaceful holiday. The location is also great as you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet are just minutes from civilisation in Warwick and very easy access to motorways….oh and they are dog-friendly too!

Carissa & Phil

We had just relocated to the UK and needed a place to stay while trying to find a permanent house. Our experience was much better than we’d expected. A very calm and beautiful environment, with lots of nature all around and beautiful gardens. The cottage had all the required utilities for a comfortable stay and it felt like home. There were lots of details that made our stay amazing, an external park for children, beautiful books and board games. We had such a great time that it was a bit hard to move out. We absolutely will recommend the Whitley Elm Cottages to all our friends and family.


Thank you for the lovely stay for our first holiday in England. We have appreciated the peace and the countryside. Cottage comfortable and well equipped

Jean-Marc, Christel, Jeremy and Oceane Burgundy, France

We left our house in Malvern at the end of April and spent 9 weeks at Whitley Elm cottages as we waited for our new house to become available at the beginning of July. We had a wonderful time, waking up to see the cows in the adjacent field and having long lunches on the patio, looking at the horses. It was a lovely interlude staying in quaint cottages with everything you needed. So thank you Katherine and David

Steve & Hilary

Katherine & David,
Had a lovely stay in Viola cottage whilst competing at the National Bowls Finals in Leamington. It was just fantastic to come back to such tranquil surroundings each evening. Thank you
Penny & Friends

“Just a quick note to say thank you for our short stay in Portia Cottage, very warm and cosy. Hope to be back next year, very easy to get to the NEC and perfect for our needs. “

Liz, Norfolk

“A really lovely cottage and setting. A great base for days out. Some lovely walks from the front door too! My four year old loved the cows and horses and the play area. Thanks for a great stay.”

“We used Whitley Elm Cottages for four weeks in May 2015 to ‘escape’ the extension works at our house. The cottages are conveniently situated 5 miles away from our house and we moved into the cottages to allow the builders a clear run to finish off the extension. It was easily the best decision ever, as we were out of the builders way after living in the house through the first part of the extension works, and always near enough to pop home to check on things. The location was superb, plenty of walks, woods and cycle routes nearby and even good pubs! The cottages are not too far away from civilisation (Warwick, Kenilworth etc). The other thing that made our stay very pleasant – the owners (Katherine & David) and their children. Katherine & David made us feel really at home, and we got on really well with them. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and most reasonable requests were fulfilled. We really enjoyed our time at the cottages and the time spent there was memorable, our son loved spending time in the fields and playing with their children (when they were on site). We extended our stay by another week and this was easily accommodated although we had to move cottage. We would definitely recommend Whitley Elm Cottages to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.”

Tian & Alvin

‘It’s our first time to Whitley Elm Cottages.

It’s been an excellent base to visit other places.

We’ve met some lovely welcoming people here too. In fact, it’s so nice we don’t want to go home! We’ve visited Leamington Spa, Warwick Castle and went to all of Shakespeare’s houses. The weather has been great so we had a barbecue one evening.

The kids have really enjoyed the playground.

Alastair, Natasha, Alex and Freya

We rented Octavia cottage, for two weeks, for work reasons. It was perfect for our needs. We had everything we needed in the cottage…let’s say it was a home from home. Lovely surroundings and lots of peace and quiet. Relaxing in the front or back gardens after work looking at the horses and cows among the green fields made the evenings unwind all the better. We will definitely be back along our travels.


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