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“Fantastic place!Highly recommended!” Wow, what can I say about this absolutely amazing holiday home. It's location is amazing, just a few steps down to the estuary. Perfect for families with children. My kids loved this place & we'll definitely be ret
We went to Newquay as a large extended family(14) including very young children. The house was immaculate and we could not have asked for anything more, although the cream tea from the owners was a ve… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
We were a group of 12 staying over the new year period at Quay House. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a well wished card from the landlord and 2 bottles of bubbles to celebrate bringing in the n… More
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
A great place to stay for a couple or family with older children, very quiet, comfortable and on the outskirts of Sway village, but easy walking to shops, cafe etc.
Very clean, beautifully furnished … More
“The most peaceful well equipped holiday cottage in the New Forest”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
The cottage was located in a beautiful tranquil part of the New Forest. The garden has an abundance of beautiful tall trees. We watched squirrels running through them. There was a patio area to si… More
“Great cottage,Great area,Great host”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2011
The Ducklings is in a quiet gated homely area, the owner lives next door is very friendly but not intrusive. Ducklings Cottage,Sway, is very modern and perfect with a good enclosed garden .Situated … More
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale.
The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
“Lovely Cottage, ideal location.” We stayed for 3 nights with our dog , the location was ideal for exploring, cottage was very clean and comfy and having the Forest at the bottom of the garden was amazing.
The location couldn't be nearer to the beautiful beach. Of course this was December and very few people around but we had some gorgeous walks with my dog who was allowed to stay too! Cosy Corner provi… More
“An ideal holiday spot.”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2016
My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Cosy Corner. The bungalow is very well equipped with everything one could need. It was warm and comfortable and in a wonderful situation just a… More
“Beautifully located, well equipped and will be returning!”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2015
We arrived a little early and were greeted by the owners who were still preparing the bungalow for our stay. We were welcomed and invited to park our car on the drive and use the 'facilities' before … More
“Lovely modern and quite lodge with great views” Lovely quaint place that has everything you need and well done out. Owner is friendly and welcoming.
Outdoor seating area can be looked out on from the family home/lounge which may not be everyone's pr
“fantastic accomodation” stayed for 3 nights, much too short, the welcome from mags very friendly, the welcome pack really appreciated and the accommodation of badgers end annexe is the best we have stayed in - so well equipped, clean and beautifully f
This little gem is tucked away in a treasure trove of well appointed amenities; in the quintessential village of Farndon, only eight miles from Chester.
Badgers End backs onto the river Dee, which we… More
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we were sorry you couldn't stay longer too!
“The most relaxing cottage we have ever stayed at - it was just perfect!”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2014
We were only on a two night flying visit to the area but we loved staying at The Annexe. It's the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed at and it was a true delight to return to such a relaxed an… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We enjoyed meeting you both and your lovely dog. We would be delighted to welcome you on a return visit.
A previous reviewer mentioned that they didn't have access to WiFi. I'm not sure why this was the case as the WiFi code is displayed in several places and I'm not aware of any connection problems for iPads and smartphones.
“Excellent accommodation with home from home comforts”
Reviewed 24 May 2014
Excellent property, every comfort you could require. Lovely welcome pack. Close enough to Chester and all the amenities needed but also nice to be in a peaceful rural location with all that offers. Ow… More
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found everything to your liking. I shall clear the diary when you wish to return!!
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks
We stayed here with our two teenagers for 2 nights, and I can't say enough about how nice the apartment is, how wonderful the location is, and how gracious and generous the owners are. We usually sta… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased that you appreciated the special touches and look forward to seeing you again when you next return to York. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Equipped to a high standard and Beautifully decorated”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
We stayed for bank holiday weekend at this apartment . We were amazed at how centrally located it is in York. Sometimes staying so central can be a problem due to noise but this was peaceful . York Mi… More
Thank you for your kind comments.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased you enjoyed the freshly baked croissants with your continental breakfast - we think they're the best too! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Hidden gem - superb!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully furnished apartment. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay a memorable one, with all the comforts of home you could wish for and tho… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope you'll visit us again soon. We hope you liked the apartment so much that you'll tell all your friends and family about it.Many thanks from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Great, comfortable stay” My party consisted of 7 adults and 2 children and the house accommodated all of us with no issues. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The play room kept the kids entertained. The owners had thoughtfull
We were a group of 5 adults staying while we worked a week at the theatre, Venue Cymru, in Llandudno. My room was lovely, the bed had a memory foam type of mattress and I slept beautifully. Others in … More
Reviewed 5 Jul 2016
Pleasant accommodation well kitted out plenty of room nice week there despite the weather ideal for larger parties. Only downside for me was low door height into kitchen cracked my head several times … More
“Stunning” Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and lot's of other home comfort's It truly wa
“Mr” Cottage is very good for the price I paid for. Easy to find the cottage based on the instructions provided by the owner as the postcode took past the house. All good in the house. We had a good stay.
“A charming, cosy cottage and a friendly, peaceful, relaxing setting, excellent for families with children and/or a dog”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
The cottage was very nicely furnished and very clean, giving a warm, cosy feel. The owners have obviously thought about what guests would appreciate and the beds were so comfortable. The children and … More
“A special treat near York”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2013
We arrived to be greeted by next door's delightful poultry. All the instructions worked out perfectly and nothing disappointed from arrival to departure. The cottage is pretty, clean and meets every… More
“A Lovely Cottage” Our first stay in Holly Cottage and we were delighted. Comfortable furniture, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely garden. The shops and the beach are both just a short step away. Richard and Ann could not have been more helpful. We
Fab little cottage with everything we needed and a lovely garden to. Made to feel very welcome by the owners, which made for a fine week overall. Will hopefully be returning next year if not before.… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again either this year or next.We do like to see our friends return. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
Reviewed 11 Sep 2016
Lovely cottage and very quite Ann & Richard are very nice people cannot do enough for you .will definitely come again.… More
Thank you for your kind review, it was really lovely to meet you both and missed you when you left. Hope that you both keep well and we will see you back here for another holiday next year. regards and thanks again Rich and Ann
“Met all expectaions”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Pretty and Comfy is a good description of this cottage with thoughtful and helpful owners included. Lots of interesting places to visit in the area, good places to eat within walking distance, overall… More
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was good to meet you both and also to meet Ellie Mae, a little treasure..We hope to see you all again one day in the future ,take care regards to you both Rich and Ann
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp
Dearholm was ideal for our familyof five adults and two children,loadsa space in all aspects of the house,well decorated,very well equipped and everything worked.Enclosed back garden ideal for dog and… More
“What a wonderful place for a holiday or short break”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
This year will be our fourth time staying at Dearholm, the cottage has all the comforts of home , with plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped ,sheets, towels even down to a loo roll plus a wond… More
“comfortable, well equipped, flexible sleeping arrangements”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Very close to the station in a good location for the New Forest and local attractions. The house is well equipped, we cooked Sunday lunch for eight with no problem. The sleeping arrangements are flex… More
“Birthday” We had a wonderful weekend stay at the Old Robin Hood with friends for a 40th Birthday. The cottage was fully equipped and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
We would highly recommend he cottage and would definitely use again for fu
“A 'must-see' house. Beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped. Brilliant.”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2012
Every single member of our group walked into the house and exclaimed 'wow'. It is restored and kitted out beautifully and the views from the living room are stunning. We are looking for excuses to ret… More
“Awesome house, incredible views, helpful and thoughtful owners”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
I had my hen weekend in the house and all of my girls loved it. It was snowing when we arrived and we were greeted with the most stunning views and a lovely warm and snugly house.
There was plenty … More
“Wonderful place for a family gathering”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
We ranged in age from 80s to 7, and it was the perfect place for all of us. Hot tub, table footie, pool and ping pong to keep us entertained at the cottage, and loads of great things to do within a tw… More
“A cosy cottage enclosed by Snowdonia's mountains” On arrival, we were provided a tea tray with bought milk and biscuits. Fresh towels and beds along with condiments and kitchen/ bathroom facilities ready for use. We all had a great sleep staying in th
We travelled as a group of 5 friends and this cottage was great. There was plenty of space and a well equipped kitchen which made dinners in a pleasure. The location is ideal for access to Snowdon. W… More
“They have thought of everything, ideal situation, warm and cosy.”
Reviewed 3 Apr 2016
Perfect location, easy to walk anywhere in Llanberis, also for further afield walks. The house was very well equipped and welcoming. It was a wonderful holiday. Thank you Ella… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
From the minute we opened the door we felt at home. The attention to detail kept surprising us - tea service laid out on a tray with chocolate buscuits, fuly stocked kilner jars with tea, cofee, suga… More
“Amazing Time” We wanted to say what a wonderful time we had staying in the house. When we arrived it was all ready for us. We settled in straight away and we had everything we needed. We had great weather so spent a lot of time on the beautiful beach
We stayed in this lovely house for two weeks and had a wonderful restful holiday. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable. The garden is gorgeous and leads directly onto the beach. The ow… More
Thank you for your great review
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
very relaxing place to stay. So good to be next to the sea as I grew up round there. Lots of cormoranst and a new beach cafe since I was last there.… More
Thank you for you wonderful review.
I hope to see you back
“Exquisite and beautiful and very stylish but homely feel.” I have now been to this property 3 times in 2013. On every occasion my experience was most enjoyable. From the booking to the directions/location to the accommodation to the decor and view -
I grew up in Dolgellau and wanted somewhere to stay so that my family could visit the area again.
This is a fantastic house which fitted our needs exactly, with plenty of room for everyone and with e… More
How lovely to have someone stay here who grew up in the area. A definite seal of approval for the property. Thank you very much for the review. Hope to see you back again soon.
Reviewed 31 Oct 2012
I stayed over for a weekend with a group of friends. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The house was beautifully decorated and had everything we required for our stay.
We would ha… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
“Nice property but not as clean as expected”
Reviewed 30 May 2012
The property is very well located, fitted out really well and has lovely views. In our opinion the property had not been left as clean as would be expected (i.e. hairs in bed and on floor, fridge not … More
Thank you for these comments. Unfortunately, the cleanliness concerns were reported a day after arrival therefore the management team were not given the chance to rectify any concerns upon guests arrival. They have taken the comments on board for future guests although it is the only time this type of comment has arisen. A discount upon booking was requested which was given and a refund requested afterwards but when our investigations were completed an apology was given with a discount off any future bookings. The refund request was refused.
the best self catering accommadation i have ever stayed in. i would recommend this to anyone.the place is spotles clean, plenty of cooking utensils. and nice garden
the car was secure with goog secu… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for your kind review of our property. Maria
“The most comfortable and well equipped holiday home I've stayed in”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2012
The title says it all. I've stayed in maybe types of accomodation in Llanberis over the years, usually either side of the school half-term in October. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes on my own. On t… More
What lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you again. thankyou Maria
“In A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
The house is in a quiet spot just off the High Street, close enough to shops, bars etc, yet when you sit on the balcony looking out over the lake you'd think you were a world away. The house is well e… More
Thankyou for your kind review we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Location is great with stunning views towards Bodium village, it is the perfect spot for a stress-free holiday... and so quiet. Great for country walks. There is everything you could want in the cotta… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
Terrie and Sharon
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
We stayed at number 2 Coopers Cottage for the weekend as it was a Ruby wedding anniversary for my parents, we had booked it for the whole family (6 people and two babies).
What can I say ....it was fa… More
Thank you we are delighted your celebrations were enjoyable and that the cottage suited your group.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Home from home”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2016
Wonderful weekend in a beautiful cottage. Very welcoming with everything you could hope for already provided. Including home made cake!… More
Thank you. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
“Truly Amazing!!” I stayed at Beach View with my extended family and 2 small children. We all had high expectations and Beach View certainly exceeded even those. We loved every bit of this family friendly, luxury accommodation from the amazing sea view
We stayed as a family of 8 to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. On arrival we were greeted with a champagne welcome hamper full of goodies, a real treat. The house was very spacious and easily ac… More
We are delighted you had a wonderful time for your special occasion. We are pleased you booked through Tripadvisor. We are usually booked via a different holiday company and so there has not been much opportunity for Tripadvisor guests to stay and leave reviews but we hope this changes. We too love the view and relaxing sound of the sea but never assume our guests will be won over just by the view and location hence the 100%cotton sheeets, 3D tv,amazing power shower etc Best
“Great week away!” We have just had a great week away in this stunning 5 star cottage. The location is great for families to explore Pembrokeshire (beaches, Folly Farm, Blue Lagoon - all within a short drive away) and the cottage itself is very beauti
“High quality and peaceful holiday cottage with excellent facilities”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
Brilliant holiday cottage for all the family. Well located for easy reach of coast at Tenby, local attractions e.g Folly Farm for the kids, and many restaurants are within an easy drive. A lot of thou… More
“Extremely comfortable, child-friendly and stylish property”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2013
I stayed here for the week with my husband, almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home. It was warm, stylish, clean and cosy and the open plan layout … More
“Amazing Cottage with great facilities great base " Home from Home"”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
What a great cottage very well equiped to a very high standard with little touches which make you feel very relaxed as soon as you enter the cottage.Very nice welcome pack after such a long journey w… More
“A cosey cottage setup run by welcoming and friendly owners.” The quality of the cottage and hosts contributed to a great few days in this lovely area.
The owners have perfected the art of always being available, helpful and friendly without being int
the cottage was very pretty and had amazing views. Cricceith is so central to all of Snowdon, nothing is too far away for a visit. The cottage is right by the beach which is lovely. Anne was a love… More
Many thanks for your kind words to us. The weather was kind to you although it was cold but today it is still sunny and much warmer. Hope to see you both and Cody with us again one day.Lovely to have met you.
Reviewed 4 Mar 2013
Stayed in the house which was amazing.
The house is a grade 2 listed building oozing with original features.
The grounds are beautiful
We didn't want to leave.
The owners are lovely too. Very c… More
So glad that you love Nantyfelin as much as we do. !!! Sorry to see you go as well and we hope you continue to visit us .
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2013
Everything about our stay was first class from the very warm welcome from Ann to the perfect little cottage that was exactly as described plus it was spotlessly clean.
Criccieth is a lovely little pl… More
So enjoyed having you to stay and that you loved the cottage so much. Thanks so much and please come back to see us again. regards Ann
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is really ver… More
You just made my day! thank you for your appreciation and have an amazing xmas and an even better 2013! Enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica
Great house and great location. Everything we needed for our stay (wifi especially!). Two minute walk from the beach, yet quiet location. Mark, the owner, was extremely helpful before we went (des… More
“A warm and cosy cottage perfectly situated on the beautiful North Coast”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
Mark has been amazingly helpful and friendly from the very beginning of our enquiry into renting the cottage through to the organising of keys. The organisation was extremely thorough and smooth so th… More
“HAPPY TIMES IN "MORTRETH" PORTHTOWAN”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Having rented many times before, I would rate this one as one of the best. Dealings with the owner Mark has been so easy and he is quick to respond. The accommodation is as good as it looks in the ph… More
“Wonderful stay” Just back from a lovely stay in this wonderful cosy cabin. Everything you could need was thought of within the contents. Was lovely cosy and clean when we arrived. We stayed as a family of 5 and our family dog for 3 nights and really
“Wonderful - cabin excellent, and location of park very good!”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
This cabin is a real home from home, with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Very cosy with the fire lit on a cool evening, and when the weather is good, eating on the balcony is deligh… More
“Just what I wanted.” Just returned from a three night break here.
Apartment is lovely and the waterfall view from the balcony/veranda is stunning. The sound of the water is so calming and relaxing. I could sit/watch/listen for hours.
I did see the h
“Cosy cottage for Christmas” Stayed for a week over Christmas. Cottage was small but very well equipped. We dealt with the owner by email and they were always very helpful and responded to queries very quickly.
The location was excellent - very near a
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovel… More
“Spacious, comfortable, and exceptionally good location.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
Smart, well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of all Ballater's ameneties. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends.… More
Warm and friendly welcome on arrival. Owners Sue & Alan have thought of every detail and have a little gem of a holiday home.The hot tub is soooo relaxing after a long walk and there are white robes … More
Thank you so much Martin and jeannie ,it was a pleasure to meet such lovely people ,take care and hopefully will see you again x
“Perfect for us”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2016
My two daughters and I are graduating this year and we wished to combine calling at my father's on the east coast with a relaxing yet celebratory break along with my three-year old granddaughter. The… More
Thank you for the lovely review it was a pleasure to meet you all ,and thank you for choosing to stay with us , hopefully will see you again,x
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
We stayed for August bank holiday weekend for my partners birthday. We were surprised on arrival to see birthday decorations and a bottle of prosecco waiting for us! The cottage is beautiful and very … More
Thank you for your lovely review, pleased you both enjoyed your stay , hopefully will see you again , thanks sue x