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“Absolutely fantastic house” We have just come back from a week in Burchley House, and all ages all agreed this was the best house we have stayed in. The house is very spacious - everyone was always able to find a quiet corner when required, plus there
We stayed here to celebrate an 80th birthday, the party consisted of eleven people aged from 4 months to 80 and one dog. The house was perfectly suited to everyone with well equipped kitchen. It was a… More
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
Burchley house is fabulous and after spending a weekend with family and friends we can't wait to go back. Each and every room is extremely comfortable with everything you could want-nothing has been s… More
“A superb holiday venue”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Our 3-night stay was a combined 50th wedding anniversary and 70th birthday celebration. Over the course of the weekend 14 guests attended.
What a fabulous venue for a party! The house itself was spac… More
“Amazing accomodation in the best location!” What a great place to stay for the Christmas and New Year Period! The house provided all that was needed and we enjoyed an amazing Christmas lunch for 10. Perfect for large groups as you do not step on every
Mitchells is perfectly located for those wanting a weekend in Edinburgh - just a 5 minute walk from Princes Street and perfectly located for shops, pubs, restaurants and larger venues for example Murr… More
“Great location, well equipped.”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2013
Beautiful house in great location; very central location, 2 mins from George St. Easy collection of keys; hassle free. Rented the house for a few days for a family get together. Nicely decorated an… More
“Great place to stay and see Edinburgh”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
We loved how we could walk everywhere: Old Town, Princess Street Gardens, New Town, restaurants etc.… More
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast.
We'll hopefully be
“Fantastic house in a great location” The Moorings is a wonderful house in an award-winning complex, developed from I. K. Brunel's carriage works near Lostwithiel station. Over four floors, the house provides excellent accommodation whether for two pe
This house is beautifully and thoughtfully furnished with outstanding attention to detail. The position of the property is outstanding with lovely peaceful views of the River Fowey and within a short … More
Belated Thanks for posting your impressions of The Moorings and Lostwithiel. Fabulous is a first for me.:-) and I am delighted that you enjoyed not only the house and location but Lostwithiel as well.
“Perfect house in perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2016
We loved the house and we already knew we loved Lostwithiel - it's such a pretty village. We haven't tried many of the local eateries, but we did eat at The Globe this time, and it was as good as all… More
It is always great to hear guests loved the house and enjoyed their stay but particularly so over the festive season.
Many thanks to the kids for their comments and I certainly hope they continue to encourage their parents to make a repeat visit. Vivienne
“Perfect for a girly weekend!” This was perfect for my sister's hen do which accommodated 21 of us girls of all ages!
The rooms and decor were all really lovely and the location was great due to free parking but still only 20 mins walk into the centre
Fantastic house with everything you could wish for. 18 ladies stayed there for my 50th birthday weekend. Plenty of room & most bedrooms with ensuite. Comfy beds too.… More
“Large house in pristine condition, perfect for a hen party/weekend with friends”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
A group of 17 of us stayed here for a weekend celebrating a hen party. The house was immaculate. The owner was easy to contact and checking in and out was made very easy as he lives next door. The hou… More
“Exceptional property presented and maintained to the highest standards.”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2015
This property is exceptional. It is beautiful, well-designed, very functional for a large group, and extremely clean! What a refreshing treat- at no point did the house feel like a 'rental property'. … More
“Mr” Could not recommend highly enough. Infact that's pretty much all I've been doing since we stayed here! Despite reading that it's bigger than it looks I was still shocked by how big it actually was! Clean and tidy, all the amenities you could need
Location:Coach house rebuilt on one level with 3 bedrooms, large oak beamed living area, separate kitchen in quiet Georgian residential area of Bath, 1.5 km from City centre, Crescents and historical sites. Secure parking, private patio, easy access to all amenitie …see more
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough
Thank you Nick & Jenny for a wonderful stay!
4 of us spent 3 nights in the cottage over New Year and had a brilliant time. It was completely stressless from start to finish with booking, payment, arr… More
“Excellent base for group of 9 friends and family including baby.” We were a varied party - from 11 months to mid-fifties, 4 young adults - everyone loved the house - there was a room to suit everyone. The location was perfect for wandering around the
Beautiful house, clean and well equipped, central to all local amenities. Enough room for our large party of 9 and 2 dogs. Fab views to the front of the house a lovely week away. Many thanks.… More
Many thanks for sharing your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay at Primrose House :)
“Gorgeouse Large House WIth Great Furniture and Rooms”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2016
We stayed in Primrose house with our 2 kids and aged 9 and 1 and other family members. We were looking for a house which was big enough and gave privacy when needed and this was perfect. The house is … More
Thank you for your feedback, I'm so glad you loved the house as much as we do and that you enjoyed your stay in Ilfracombe.
“A comfortable house with excellent facilities”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
A great place for a holiday in Ilfracombe. The house was well equipped (more than enough for a large group) and the kitchen appliances were good quality. A lot of care had been taken in furnishing the… More
Thanks for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Primrose House
We believe it's important to provide the little extra's for our guests . Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Caroline.
“Fabulous house in a fantastic location” My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be bothered by
Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hi… More
“Another great visit to this brilliant holiday home” A great time was had by all. During our weeks stay we had visits from our son and dear friend Ruth who lives in Exeter, both were as impressed with this house as we are and really enjoyed their stay
Absolutely amazing house, not wanted for anything. We had such a lovely time and the location is fantastic. Colin and Trevor this house is an absolute credit to you. We will definitely be staying here… More
Many thanks for the review and so glad that you found the house and location very much to your liking , hope to see you again !
“Perfect for a Mixed group!” a group of 8 stayed at Kings House, 3 Children and 5 adults! The 3 Children were amazed at the house. spending the first hour exclaiming that they could not believe they were staying at a palace! they were equally impressed
We have recently returned from a long weekend at Kings House and it was perfect, there is loads of space and it was very clean and tidy. We had 4 young children between us and they absolutely loved i… More
“A fantastic break in a great house”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2015
Kings House was the perfect base for our trip to Scarborough. Although a large party we had plenty of space. The house is very well equipped and the kitchen had everything in it we could wish for.
“5* Star character property”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2015
From the minute we arrived at the property it felt like home. 12 of us in a house and it still felt enormous! This property is kept to a very high standard, the kitchen was superb and we could all gat… More
“Wonderful property and psition” Llais -y-mor is very tastefully decorated, in excellent condition and really comfortable. The views are fantastic . The car parking space in front of the property was a bonus on a busy weekend. We would highly recommend
Driftwood overlooks the Medway and is close to many places of both historic and recreational interest, there is off road parking and 2 TV's. The Dickensian Christmas Fair, the Sweeps and Fuse Festivals, the famous Castle Garden concerts are annual events in<br / …see more
“Central, beach, restaurants, BBQ, something for everyone” House away from home, the walk to and from town or beach us quite steep on the hill walk, but lots to do, we did not even use the car all week, the house it self is perfectly adequate for 2 fam
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We had an amazing Hen weekend away in this lovely little cottage. Beautifully decorated and so warm and cosy! I would recommend this place to anyone. Really con… More
“Fantastic group surf trip”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
Excellent location and a good sized house for the 7 of us plus dog. Garage and garden were a fantastic way to rinse and dry wetsuits and not trapse sand in the house! Location was great for us quick w… More
“Perfect Location for a Christmas Break”
Reviewed 31 Dec 2013
The house has everything you could wish for and served as a brilliant base for our Christmas break. Nice and quiet at night and easily accessible to the town and all the nearby brilliant surfing beac… More
“Luxuriously Lovely Lavender House” What a lovely plave to stay!! The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms were all kitted out with lovely bedding and each room had it's own individual touches.
We went there as a family of 6,
“Lovely property, lovely town!” Property was decorated to a lovely standard. Easy on street parking. Great lounge and dining space. Good safe garden for the kids to run around in. Kitchen small for more than one or two people to be in. Unfortunately th
“Spacious and comfortable accommodation for a family group.”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2013
The Moreton-in-Marsh house is ideally situated for exploration of the Cotswolds. It is spacious and comfortable with a lovely, homely sitting room and large dining space, easily accommodating all seve… More
“Wonderful cottage stay”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
As a group of friends we stayed at the London Road townhouse during August 2013. We found the townhouse to be spotlessly clean and plenty spacious for 8 adults. It was also amazingly well equipped wit… More
“The Perfect Christmas”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2016
From the minute we opened the door we knew we had found the perfect house to spend Christmas. The house was dressed tastefully for Christmas the photos had not done the house justice. My family arrive… More
“Fantastic location” A truly stunning town house set out over 4 floors, the views are amazing and the overall quality of the furnishings cannot be faulted. The owners have made the experience of renting this holiday home an absolute pleasure, a friend
House was excellent with very good furnishings etc. The beds and linen were very good quality which pleased us greatly. The situation was just perfect with the views of the estuary and sea outside our… More
Reviewed 25 Mar 2012
The house is situated in an excellent location, the views take your breath away from both lounge and 1st floor bedrooms, tastefully decorated and finished to a very high standard. Would definately st… More
Reviewed 18 May 2011
We just loved this apartment, from the moment we drove through the Archway and saw our view we knew it was going to be great. When we arrived the table was set for tea with fresh wild flowers and a lo… More
8 Plantation is a lovely townhouse in the centre of Stornoway which is located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Built in 1886 it boasts high ceilings and original features. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is now available for h …see more
“We'd thoroughly recommend Wharf House” My family had a brilliant week at Wharf house. The location was perfect, walking distance to the high street shops and restaurants but because of the river location it felt peaceful and relaxing. The house is bea
“Fabulously located, spotlessly clean and stylishly well equipped property.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
Wharf house is located with stunning views of the river Avon and landscape beyond yet right in the heart of the beautiful town of Tewkesbury. The property was ample for a family of four, (with two pre… More
Thank you for your review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. I will look into the dining options, ideally I'd love to build in a dining area in the window seat area.
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther
“Returned for the second time due to our love of the place!”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
This house is awesome! It has absolutely everything you need in a house from the 2 large living rooms to pool room and ping pong! The kitchen is open plan with the dining area and there are ample seat… More
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
Perfect house for 12 friends and family visiting Perth for a wedding. Comfortable, quiet and right in the center of town. We loved it.… More
“Warm and cosy cottage” We spent the weekend at Fisherman's in Nov and although the weather in Dartmouth was very cold the cottage certainly wasn't. The log burner just made the comfortable, spotlessly
clean cottage even more cosy. I would certainly r
We spent a week in June at fishermans cottage and loved every minute!!
Fishermans is a lovely quirky and modern little cottage - with everything you need for a comfortable holiday and also has very, … More
Thank you for such a kind review. The ease of the Booking Service is greatly helped by the simplicity of the Holiday Lettings website enquiry facility. Looking forward to your return visit sometime.
“Beautiful Dartmouth Cottage !”
Reviewed 17 May 2011
A beautifully furnished, clean well kept cosy cottage. A delight to stay in. Such helpful and friendly owners, If you havent experienced Dartmouth you should !… More
Tracey. Thank you very much for your kind review. Your comments on our service, as well as the cottage itself, are greatly encouraging. Mark
“Fabulous house, great location, had everything you needed” Lovely clean house, home from home, everything you needed, lovely fruit basket, prosecco and chocolates provided upon arrival. Games room was a great extra. Loved the enclosed yards and our d
A really comfortable and well equipped house and quite quirky. Sarah was happy to have a dog visit and made quite a fuss of her.
Couldn't fault Sarah when a problem arose regarding the heating(whic… More
“Great house, great location!” This is such a wonderful house. We went as a group of friends and Sarah was the most accommodating host we could have asked for. The house is exactly as described in the pictures. Extremely spacious and well maintained.
I cant rate this house enough, its just fantastic. From the moment we arrived we were so pleased with its location being just minutes walk to the town, beach and Sainsburys. The house was equiped with… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
Lovely welcome from owner, perfect location, beautiful decor, clean and comfortable. Will definitely book again.… More
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w
Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the w… More
hello, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for bringing the old photo to our attention, we will get this updated and changed as you correctly say that we now have a 50" TV in place of the projector which we found was to difficult for guests to operate.
Thankyou again x
“Chester town house”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
“Excellent, especially for groups of mixed ages and interests.” A short stroll through beautiful old streets from the city centre, the house is modern, well equipped, light and airy, immaculate, very comfortable throughout and, with it's little patio
“Excellent holiday cottage for Dartmouth / South Hams” Everything about the Admirals Lodge meets / exceeds expectations. Facilities, cleanliness, location, comfort & information provided by Gina. The garage parking is a huge bonus in Dartmouth. Well la
Admirals lodge is a brilliant place to stay 5 minutes walk to pubs, shops and the ferry. The property has everything you will need for your stay, its very clean and cosy. We stayed over New Year and… More
“great!” very nice place to stay, very comfortable and quiet, 15 minutes away (walk) from Brighton Pier, a lot of shops nearby. Large living-room and ensuite master bedroom.
definitely an excellent housing and very nice owners.
Didn't want to leave this great place. It is in a great location and is so easy to live in, the quiet area of Kemptown is very cool. Parking was invaluable. Well equipped, clean and comfortable with a… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and I thank you all once again for leaving the property so clean and tidy.
Would love you all to return one day at a reduced rate.
Happy new year
“Lovely house” Me & my family loved our stay .boathouse was lovely location fantastic and above all services provided by land lady was so perfect & fantastic. Very good value for money as well.
The Boathouse is a lovely warm (important in November!) home with everything provided. It is easy to find, in an excellent location, facing the sea and has it's own, safe, parking space. We will be ba… More
“Nice House pity about the views & noise!”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
My husband & I stayed at the Boathouse in July, nice house, but don't go by the gallery pictures as it is situated beside a huge caravan site. The last two nights of our stay were ruined by a circus a… More
Luxury 5 star self catering in a perfect location in Ironbridge. Stunning view of the Iron Bridge & river from the lounge & bedroom windows.
Featured in The Sunday Times. " A welcoming home with a view of a bridge"
The house is beautifully decorate …see more
The Beehive is a splendid uphill townhouse, built in 2013 to the highest spec. Exceptional design features include a glass-enclosed spiral staircase with a futuristic, curved doorway to the open-plan galley-style kitchen and sitting/dining area with access to the balcon …see more
“Cosy and very well equipped cottage in a lovely location” We stayed here with our two young boys and it was fab!there are a few steps/stairs but my kids are good with these so no issue. great spaces and very well equipped the kitchen was great to cook
This house is lovely, and owner Lucy could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The house is central, and well equipped. The fantastic upper living room has a balcony and stunning views across th… More
Many thanks for your positive comments. We have always loved living in and around Peebles and think it provides so many wonderful opportunities for visitors to the town. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Peebles soon.
“Really restful stay”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2013
Really restful stay in Peebles. Very welcoming town and indeed area. The house really is a home from home. Loft room is certainly something special. Great communication and support from Lucy.
Local … More
Many thanks for your positive comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the people of Peebles welcoming and friendly. You are not the only ones to enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Tontine-their cocktails are also very popular with us locals! I take on board with your comments regarding the steep stairs to the rooftop terrace and sitting room and will double check that this is made clear in our property description. Hope to see you again for some further R&R.
“5 Stars arent enough!”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
Everything about 63 Northgate is brilliant! Lucy, the owner, the property spread over 4 floors including the basement and rooftop sun lounge and terrace, the location, 2 minutes from Peebles High Stre… More
“Spacious, classy accomodation in superb location” This was our fourth stay in this capacious house. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are ideal for our children and grandchildren. The house is very well equipped and decorated and has been consis
We had a fantastic weekend at the White House. The house is very spacious with great high ceilings and calm, neutral decor. Fantastically comfy couches with log fire, huge kitchen table to spend hou… More
“great house and brilliant location for beach/walking holidays”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
I have stayed at the White House twice, once on a tennis/walking holiday and this September with the whole family, grandparents and grandchildren. Both worked really well. The bedrooms are light and s… More
“Perfect place for a seaside get together”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
I stayed at the White House last summer with a group of friends. After an early morning stroll along an almost deserted beach, we played tennis on the local courts each day, then went walking in the … More
Warm, cosy and open all year, it is an ideal base for families, walkers, steam train enthusiasts and bird watchers. If you're not any of these, just come along to relax and explore the town and surrounding area, always beautiful whatever the season.<br />We w …see 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
“Cotwolds Cutie” Number 10 Park Street was a perfect place to settle for a few nights as our party of 6 adults reveled in the beauty of the Cotswold villages. Located well in the village, easy walk to center for shopping or dining. Close proximity to B
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...).
Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.
Stayed here for 3 nights with my partner who was at a training course in London. The house is very well presented and luxurious and very centrally located within a few minutes travel of all the touri… More
“A Lovely London stay with our three youn children”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
All mod cons comfortable flat in London, very close to amenities and Tube. Will recommend to family and friends!!… More