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“Lovely apartment in idyllic position” Abbotsleigh is a comfortable stylish well equipped apartment with views of lovely wooded hills. We were looked after very well by the friendly and helpful owners. Area beautiful with lots of walks and excellent
If you're going to visit Bath this is the place to stay for peace and quiet,a beautiful village with locals who care.Our host were helpful with anything we need but left us quietly to ourselves.The co… More
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed 9 May 2014
A very pretty cottage with wonderful views.Comfortable and well equipped,a great place to come back to after a day out.We will definitely visit again.… More
“Perfect Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
After an eventful drive down (winter storms) we arrived to meet Philip who quickly showed us around before leaving us to explore. Having read previous reviews prior to booking I had a clue what we may… More
“Perfect in every way” We stayed in the flat over Christmas to enable us to visit family and friends -we couldn't have asked for more. Superbly appointed and every comfort you could require. Really loved the balcony overlooking the woods. Excellent loc
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bette… More
“Great place for a break” I stayed here on business rather than a holiday but had a great time nonetheless.
The accommodation itself was spotless and was everything you could ask for was provided. The kitchen and bathroom are very modern and has ev
“Peaceful Holiday Location” We had a great four night break over the New Year in this lovely converted barn.
Piers was extremely helpful with any questions we had regarding the property and the local area - especially his recommendations for great res
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cotmore Farm. The barn itself was exceptional, and decorated with great attention to detail. We loved the artwork on the walls, the welcome basket of food and drink, … More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Cotmore Farm is a great place to get away from it all. Top class accommodation, welcoming hosts and a lovely complimentary basket of goodies on arrival.
Everything you need to enjoy a home from home … More
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
We had a lovely time at The Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a great space with all could want and more. The kids loved the chickens and horses. The owners were very friendly, but do… More
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we
“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need”
Reviewed 17 Jan 2016
Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us.
The cottage is … More
Thank you for your kind words Carole and it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. I am sorry that we could not do anything about the weather - but we do try to make sure that once guests are inside the cottages they want for nothing! We look forward to seeing you again when hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy exploring the gardens - I have great plans for them in the Spring and Summer! Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.… More
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
“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.
“Really nice place to stay” Denis and Ruth they know how to treat you. Excellent place to stay out of Cambridge, the house is nice and you got every confort needed..., lovely garden outside.
It worth to try!
An excellent stay :the house is very comfortable and very clean, the environment beautiful (un delicious garden !) and shops are not far away.The owners' reception was very cordial.… More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
What a beautiful property.
We absolutely loved every minute of our stay - Denis and Ruth have got it off to a fine art.
Charming furniture and quality towels and bed linens made for a very comfo… More
“Lovely little cottage, perfect for our needs”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Great little cottage on the outskirts of Cambridge. We only required one night stay (for a friend's wedding in the city) and were very pleased that the owners of this cottage were able to accomodate … More
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi
When I was a child my family always had our summer holidays in Whitby. In my adult life, it was many years until I went back and now I can't imagine going on holiday anywhere else. I have stayed in ot… More
Great review, and a repeat booking from this guest. We always aim to keep our standards high
“Great location with fantastic views”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2011
Excellent value accommodation right on the bank of the River Esk. Lovely balcony overlooking the river, well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. Make sure you take some bread to feed the ducks who … More
Once again, lovely to hear such glowing reviews, many of our guests stay with us again which is always great to see
“A truly great location and roomy accomodation!”
Reviewed 30 May 2011
My family of 4 including 2 teenagers stayed for 2 weeks at the property just in time for all of the dafodils to bloom. We live in Canada and are used to large rooms so we were looking for a spot that… More
Great to have such a glowing review, we always aim to keep our standards high and enjoy hearing that we have helped people have wonderful holiday
“beautiful property nice location” As described it was a perfect location with sea view .Clean park .well sited near complex. The lodge was very nice well equipped. Only disappointment we didn't book long enough!
We (4 adults and one baby) stayed here for a week in february and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The accommodation was brilliant. Everything you could need was there and the place was spotless. A… More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
This was our 2nd visit to this lodge, the 1st being Aug 2009 and I have to say it was as good as we had remembered. The location of this lodge within the park could not be better (nice and quiet) wit… More
“Lovely base for Ise of Wight stay”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
We haven't been to the Isle of Wight before, so read other reviews before booking this location. The holiday park is nice and in an ideal spot to explore the island. We took the Portsmouth to Fishbo… More
Thank you Jenette for your review. Comments are much appreciated. Ian
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home.
Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
We stayed in The Lady May for 5 nights end Sept beginning of Oct.
Met Ruth, owner on arrival. Very nice lady, showed us the ropes and directions to supermarket etc.
Caravan very clean and a pleasu… More
“A fantastic chilled out holiday”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2016
Not a bad word can be said about this Caravan, nor the owner Ruth. What a pleasant lady who showed us around her fully equipped beautiful caravan and the site on arrival and gave us tips for our stay.… More
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
Great communications from owners, absolutely second to none.
We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by Angela & Steve, who promptly made us very welcome and showed us around the property.
Thank you so much, it was wonderful to meet you both, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for the homeopathic cough medicine recipe, I made it up and it has done wonders for our daughter, Tara. We really hope that we will have the chance to meet you again. Angela and Steve
“Excellent Peaceful Cottage”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Lane End Cottage.....just wish it was longer!!!
Angela and Steve went that extra mile plus for us. A lovely hamper and fresh eggs from their chickens. They showed u… More
Thank you so much for such an amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you had chance to see the vole and the variety of birds. We look forward to seeing you again.
Angela and Steve
“Beautiful & Peaceful”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
Excellent cottage which has every requirement to make your stay perfect. Owners are pleasant & helpful & make you feel most welcome. The use of their beautiful garden is an added bonus.… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are really glad that you are enjoying your stay at the cottage. We hope you will visit us again.
Angela & Steve
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever.
On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg
Lovely cottage well equipped with everything you needed lovely welcome from the owners a very nice welcome pack consisting of a cream tea and milk, eggs, home made bread and lots of other goodies too … More
Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you here and we're looking forward to welcoming you back in the spring xx
“A much needed wind down holiday in a quiet semi rural location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Lovely place to stay and explore the beautiful parts of the coast, polperro, Talland Bay, looe, Lansallos, Lanivet cove is a also a lovely walks from the National trust car park. On arriving at the co… More
Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it and we are absolutely thrilled that we'll be seeing you all again next year xx
“We cannot praise this cottage enough”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
We arrived on the Saturday and was met by Tracy who was so friendly and welcoming. We were told that if there was anything that we needed that wasn't provided to let her know.
Our first impression wa… More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your holiday with us and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon x
“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
“Fantastic place to stay, very well looked after” 2nd time staying here and surprisingly owner has upgraded it with new bed, carpet and furniture. It was already very very nice! It was immaculate and the owner made us feel very welcome. Even had fresh
“High standard of accommodation close to city with secure parking”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2015
The property was spacious and clean with comfortable beds. The kitchen was equipment was of a high standard and everything functioned correctly.The property is located within easy walking distance of … More
“as comfortable as home”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2016
Very clean, comfortable and quiet apartment within easy access to the center of Exeter. We also were only about 10 mim from St James Station.
We had everything we needed and the lovely surprise of fi… More
“Great base to explore Exeter”
Reviewed 10 May 2015
Fantastic apartment which has been presented to very high standard by the owner. I staid for four nights with my elderly parents and my young children.
The apartment is in located in quiet residen… More
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev
Unbelievable value, great location and excellent facilities - ideal for our family group (mum, dad, 2 kids and wheelchair bound grandma). We all loved it and will try to book again for our 3rd stay AS… More
“Lovely accommodation with an amazing sea view.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2014
Lovely accommodation with a beautiful sea view. Perfect for a short break/relaxing holiday situated next to an unspoilt beach. The whole family had a great few days away and we are already looking to … More
“Convenient and practical”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
The property provides clean, basic accommodation in an ideal location for the beach and facilities in The Ho!
....and the views from the front of the property looking out across the bay!!!… More
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
We have just returned from a 6 week stay at 68 Yardie and found it excellent in every way, the beds in particular were very comfortable. The house is equipped with everything we needed from bed linen… More
“Wonderful cottage by the sea.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic holiday at this cottage. Highlights? Having breakfast every morning on the bench looking out to sea, walking along the coastal path to watch the seals and hear them sing and grunt t… More
“Great place to stay, all you could ask for and more, definitely hope to return!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
We had a fantastic stay at this lovely holiday home. Very well thought out, kids loved the toys and watching TV in bed. The highlight for us was watching a pod of dolphins swim past whilst enjoying th… More
“Fantastic Stay” We arrived at the property and were instantly impressed. The host (Emma) was incredibly welcoming and showed us around the property and explained where to find sone of the local amenities. The cottage itself was warm and welcoming, fu
We have recently returned home from a very relaxing stay at The Coach House. The property was very comfortable and homely. Nice welcoming touchs ( bread, butter,jam and milk and beautiful fresh flower… More
Dear Anne & Steve Thank you. it was a pleasure to have you staying with us glad you enjoyed your break away. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Emma
“A very happy place”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
I had the pleasure of staying with Emma and Chaz on and off for 18 months. It is a place I called home and felt very comfortable in. It is well provisioned, comfortable and in a great part of the worl… More
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
We were met with a very warm and welcoming experience we were given a quick guide of the coach house which was larger then expected and very well appointed and clean. The interior had a modern boutiqu… More
“Will return” This a lovely bright, light, modern apartment, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Its right on Porth beach, you can lie in bed listening to the waves. Parking spaces are a bit tight so I wouldn't like to go in a huge 4x4. I would be more
“Beautiful beach apartment, immaculately presented and perfect for family”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Stayed with my husband and 20 month old daughter and will definitely be back. The apartment is immaculate, modern and includes everything you could need for self-catering (great kitchen crockery, pots… More
“Amazing location on the beach, fantastic appartment, perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 13 Jun 2013
The property is immaculately presented and superbly furninshed with everything you could need - it really does feel like a home away from home. We travelled with 2 young children (2 & 6yrs), and the … More
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
Despite traditionally British half-term weather, we have just returned from a very restful week staying in Coast 1.
On arrival the apartment was absolutely immaculate. All the fixtures, fittings… More
On arriving we were met by carol, the owner, who was very friendly, the accomendation was EXCELLENT , so clean, it had everything you needed to fulfill your holiday, nothing was left out, the surrou… More
Thank you for choosing to stay at Greenbanks to celebrate your Christmas. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The chickens are missing you, they still visit the front door every morning waiting to be fed. It was lovely to met you both and hopefully we will see you again.
Best wishes for 2016 Carol
“A wonderful relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Greenbanks is an ideal holiday retreat for exploring the New forest, The accommodation is equipped and furnished to a very high standard. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The moment we arrived and… More
Thank you for taking the time to write our review, it was very kind of you. We loved having you here and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
“Perfect country getaway”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2016
I stayed here with my boyfriend over New Year's Eve for 3 nights, and we were so pleased with our choice. The English weather let us down slightly with rain and 45mph for most of our stay, but the hou… More
Thank you for taking the time to write your review for us. I am glad that the weather did not stop you enjoying your break, one of the things we love about the area is there is so much to do what ever the weather.
Hopefully we will see you again one day and you will be able to try out some of the other lovely walks around the area....don't forget your wellies!!
Best wishes to you both
“Well equipped, clean and comfortable chalet, great base for exploring the area” We have just returned from a wonderful week away which we all enjoyed immensely.
The chalet was very comfortable and clean and had all that we needed.
The owner was ver
“absolutely lovely and couldnt have been nicer,fantastic”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
This chalet was perfect and cant find anything negative to say it was a lovely site and the chalet itself was clean, comfortable and high quality.the reception staff were very helpful.we had a really … More
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had a good holiday.
“Excellent choice for a holiday”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We stayed in the chalet from 6th - 13th July 2013. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and well provided. Everything you need for a holiday was there. We have stayed in several other chalet… More
Thank you. We are so glad you liked the chalet.
“Ideal base to explore the wonder's of Cornwall.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Another excellent holiday in "The Chalet" which is found on a quiet family friendly site in North Cornwall. It is ideally placed to discover all of Cornwall especially the North coastline, It is close… More
Thank you for your review I am sure this will be helpful to other people. We are glad you had a good time.
“Perfect Location Perfect Accommodation” Travelled as 2 golfing couples for one week. Apartment was perfect with one en suite bedroom plus large main bathroom and very spacious lounge/dining area. Table seating for 8 people. Well stocked crockery, gl
We wanted to get out of the 'B&B' and spend some quality time without the pressure of Guest House rules. This lovely apartment allowed us to do that. Its location was a short walk from the old harbo… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday and that you enjoyed the apartment. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
“Lovely, Bright and Spacious”
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
This is a lovely flat, bright and spacious and very conveniently situation in St Andrews. It is furnished to a very high standard and It is obvious that a lot of thought has been given to the comfor… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the property.
“Lovely, comfortable accommodation in great location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
Very well appointed flat, attractively furnished, convenient for exploring the delights of St Andrews. Handy private parking but easy to walk to the town and golf courses.
We were impressed with how … More
Thanks for your review. We hope to welcome you back to the property again.
This has been one of my most favourite places to stay so far. The website pictures are exactly as they state and so is the promised peace and quiet. Listening to the owls in the forest late at night… More
Yes we like listening to the owls and enjoy all the wildlife around here and it is great to be able to share it with others who appreciate it too
Reviewed 19 Nov 2012
Lovely cosy cottage, exactly what I was hoping it would be! beautiful views with stunning walks nearby. The cottage came with everything we needed, the logs and firelighters and the refreshments provi… More
Glad you loved the ammenities as much as the cottage. Thank you.
“Regret we coudn't have stayed for longer”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2012
One of the easiest cottages we have ever had to book and one of the nicest , delightful owners . The cottage is in a peaceful location with wonderful views and it was spotlessly clean. Regret we coul… More
Thank you for your very positive comments we are so pleased that you loved the cottage as much as we do.
“Very comfortable, fine location, relaxed setting.” Venton House Cottage ticked all of our boxes. It was clean, comfortable, attractive, well positioned for local beaches, villages and places of interest. Hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly.
“Lovely stay” I stayed with my Mum and her dog Molly for a short break at the beginning of December. We had a lovely stay, Mandy was very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations for places to visit and eat at. The accommodation was very homely and
We had the loveliest few days at Medmerry holiday park! Our chalet was so clean and had everything possible! Was definatly a home from home experience! The location is spot on... Medmerry itself is so… More
Thankyou for a lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay at hollys haven.
Excellent accommodation. Clean, comfortable and everything that we could possibly need all provided. Location perfect for us to attend a wedding and reception nearby, and it was good to have a base f… More
Thank you for your positive comments about Princes Apartment and I apologise for the confusion with the parking! I have now amended the directions regarding parking facilities to avoid any future confusion. Sorry I didn't get chance to meet you but glad all your plans went well.
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good .
enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable
Many thanks for your positive comments, we are happy you enjoyed Princes Apartment and we hope to see you again.
“Well set up appartment with all mod cons, close to the promenade”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We stayed at this property at the height of the heat wave. Whilst the upstairs bedroom (probably unusually) was quite hot, the rest of the flat was very pleasant. Whilst the balcony area did not hav… More
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
Our family stayed at this apartment for 10 days in Dec 2012 /Jan 2013 for New Year celebration. We are from Armenia, and wanted to find comfortable, clean and secure home. The reality was more than t… More
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
We stayed at this Surbiton apartment for 2 weeks in October / November 2012. We were in UK from Australia, visiting family in the local area and wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we foun… More