“Excellent accommodation, beautiful setting, thoroughly enjoyable” Booking process easy & professional, property was just as described, fantastic atmosphere, views, facilities. Location ideal for coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor, walks. Town easily accessible. We were a family group with teenage children but would equally suit an all adult group.
A wonderful stay
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!” My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodation was just right for the two of us. It was very clean, well equipped and private with a rustic charm. We found Brossac to be a quiet village with all the necessary amenities including a lovely boulangerie for fresh bread daily and a great restaurant which also does gorgeous take away pizzas!
Susan and Dennis were incredibly welcoming and really helped us to make the most of our time in the Charente region. We would definitely recommend The Tower House to anyone looking for a quiet break and a base for exploring the surrounding areas.
“Beautiful idyllic romantic French getaway - 100% brilliant highly reccomended” If you are thinking about booking this property just book it - you will have NO regrets! This beautifully designed and restored French tower was stunning and provided a wonderful space to relax and explore the local surroundings.
Designed well, spacious, clean and tidy, absolutely wonderful. The garden offers plenty of privacy and the tower itself is a little piece of heaven.
“You need to be in good shape to stay here” Accomodation was exactly as advertised. We knew what to expect. Was easy to find and obtain access. Contained everything we needed during our stay. Enjoyed the fireplace, although it was fairly hard work to get the wood up the spiral staircase. Provided good instructions on how to use TV and had lots of material relating to local area. Because of the age of the property, the spiral staircase (28 steps) was difficult to navigate because it had irregular shaped steps, some were extremely narrow. Would not recommend for families with small children or persons with mobility problems.
“A truly amazing place to create some lifelong memories.” From the moment we drove into the gated grounds to the moment we left we knew we chose the right house for the Tuscany/Florence piece of our vacation.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our hostess, Jane, who provided a tour of the house and the grounds along with sharing the amazing history of the property.
The yard was gorgeous with multiple gardens, an olive grove and a panoramic view of Florence in the distance. The house was incredible with plenty of space for 8 adults. The fully stocked kitchen and multiple dining area, indoor or outdoor, provided us with great opportunities to create some fantastic Italian meals and relax "at home".
The house was very close to Florence and other vineyard tours we had scheduled to visit during our stay.
I would highly recommend this property for your vacation needs. If it's anything like ours, you will be hard pressed to walk away from this experience at the end of your stay.
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation” I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children though, the bedrooms were fab, top one is the biggest and coldest, I wasn't cold while I was there at all but the bedroom was draughty because the windows are so old, they could do with more towels and tea towels for large groups, I can't think of any more negatives! the kitchen is modern and has everything, the welcome hamper was nice as well, the tower is on the bank of the river yet only 2mins walk from Bettys tea rooms / Jamie Olivers and all the shops, there were three restaurants within 500m, I would love to go back, there was a really nice solid / historic feel to the place. There's a big park behind where the museum is with tame squirrels running about, because of that you don't feel like you're in the middle of the action but you are, it was a bit noisy when you were in bed with traffic going over the bridge and drunk people going home on the Saturday night so take ear plugs if you're not used to the sounds of a city. We all said we felt safe walking about at night and there's cctv in the ally down the side of the bridge. The entrance wasn't easy to find, ring Mike for directions before you set off, we all missed the turning first time round, it looks like park gates because they are park gates and there's a narrow cobbled lane down to the water, you drive down there. Hope that helps you decide, I don't see how anyone could not have a brilliant time.
“Old Linthill House Ayton” Just had 3 fantastic nights stay at old linthill house. The building and gardens are magnificent, 3 beautiful bathrooms with showers, four double bedrooms and a room with bunk beds. The dining room is atmospheric and amazing complimented by a large comfortable sitting room. We will definitely be back to sample the beauty and comfort of Old Linthill House
“Fantastic Experience” What an amazing place this is!!!…I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not to write a review of the Observatory Tower because once you have stayed here and told your friends about it everyone will want to stay here and I won’t be able to because it’ll be fully booked!!!
We booked for a long weekend at the end of January during some of the worst storms this country has ever witnessed. I can assure you eating a meal and a few drinks at the top of the tower as the gales and rain thunder from the South Western approaches cannot be beaten, we will talk about that that evening for years, and years to come!
We unloaded the car outside the property, and then parked. I found street parking no problem just around the corner.
Exploring every room was a delight as every floor was decorated and fitted out to the very highest standard and we all fell in love with the place.
Falmouth is lovely with plenty of great pubs and places to eat.
We visited the Maritime Museum which was very interesting and well worth a few hours.
The Lizard was as wild and exhilarating as we expected, as was Mullion Cove.
As other reviews have mentioned the steps would not be suitable for everyone as moving around from floor to floor is quite a exertion, but as someone once said……”No pain No gain!”
Colin, Tony, Wendy and Wendy.