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The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!
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“February stay” We have had a great time. The cottage was beautiful and furnished well. Great kitchen with everything you could need. The owners were friendly and most helpful. It was a great place to relax and unwind. We will definitely be making
“Home away from home - restful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
We (2 couples) stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and it was excellent. You need to have a car, given its location, but it is an easy drive to many coastal towns (Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth etc). The … More
Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you might be able to visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we to… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday and got to make the most of the lovely weather. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes, Kath and Rob.
“Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2013
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were go… More
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
“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!!
“Excellent” We had a brilliant holiday. Ivanhoe is so lovely that we were trying to work out dates for our next visit before we left....
We were warm and cosy when at Ivanhoe and its so well kitted out that we wanted for nothing. We loved the ar
“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
“The Gateway Porthcawl” Excellent apartment. Spacious, clean throughout and comfortable. We are a family of 5 with dog and it was more than enough room.
Stayed 3 nights and didn't want to come back. The welcome basket of food was brilliant and pl
We stayed for three and a half weeks during December.
The apartment catered for all our needs and the welcome basket was superb.
When we had a problem with the heating Andrew was there to help w… More
“This apartment is huge, local to everything and lovely!”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2016
Highly recommend this apartment to anyone. Within walking distance (and I'm lazy) of Coney beach and trecco bay holiday park where you can use the facilities (some chargeable) my daughter who is a tod… More
Thank you Sharron so much for your review , we are so pleased that you all enjoyed and look forward to your return , warm regards Kay
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!” Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom
“Cosy” It has been so nice to come back to The Police House after a few years away. And what an improvement! Really comfortable & compact, near enough to the shops but also far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds...& the dogs love it! Lovel
“Hard to improve, if you enjoy the peace of the countyside.” Far enough away from everywhere to enjoy total peace and quiet, but close enough to nearby towns for good pubs and shops etc. Wonderful walking, views and scenery.
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
“Ideal accommodation for a couple to stay in for a relaxing break” The apartment was in excellent condition with a high standard of furniture and fittings. The owner was friendly and the personal touch was evident in the apartment with welcome food and
At the moment of booking, we were not sure about what we shoud expect for that price but all doubts were gone at our arrival.
It is a lovely place to stay, really smart furniture with preference on t… More
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp
This is a gorgeous cottage that has been beautifully and luxuriously refurbished whilst retaing all its original character. The two lounges are spacious and comfortable, the best feature being a wood… More
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of the childr… More
“A very pleasant stay.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
The cottage was ideal for us- a party of three generations ( age range 30 to 83). Lovely and clean and with two lounges we could spread ourselves about. Although we didn't cook there we had a lovely B… More
“Fab weekend” Just got back today from blue tit lodge and already looking to book again next year beautiful lodge with great facilities. Very well furnished fabulous location had a great time with great friends highly recommended
Second time we have been to Bluetit, it has everything you need for an excellent break - from relaxing in the spa to the more energetic trampoline and WII. It makes a fab place for myself and 7 lady f… More
Really glad you enjoyed your return visit to Bluetit Lodge.
Thank you very much for leaving the lodge in a great state. Its guests like you that makes it worth while renting the lodge out. Hope to see you again
“Fantastic lodge in a great location with everything you need”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Debbie and Dean were very helpful and informative throughout the whole booking process.
On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and we were over the moon with the location and facilit… More
Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe seeing you again.
“fantastic break - clean,tidy,relaxed, everything you could wish for!!”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
I booked Bluetit lodge for my friends 30th birthday and there were 10 of us in total. I was worried at first we might get bored and be struggling for things to do - how wrong I was!! We didn't have en… More
Thank you very much for your very positive review. Also thank you for taking care of the lodge as if it was your own, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing you again.
“Excellence” Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next visit.
Hostess is very friendly and accommodating. A comfortable half mile walk to the Town Centre.
Lots of extra bits and pieces in the flat including for children.… More
“Beautiful modern appartment, clean, comfortable and well equiped.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
"Just as it says on the tin"
My husband and I stayed at the apartment with our 2 teenage children. The appartment was immaculate and very well presented. Kitchen was well equiped, like a home fro… More
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.
We stayed at Anvil Cottage for 4 nights in August and what a wonderful little cottage it is. Beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our stay - including a bottle of wine and some milk! T… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
Great place to stay. Parking space. Lovely and clean and a good base to explore the Cotswolds. A couple of good inns and a really friendly Conservative Working Men's club.… More
Reviewed 24 Sep 2016
We stayed three nights in this sweet little cottage. Found it really clean and well equipped. Minor blip was a leaky boiler but reported it to the owners Mother who was willing to sort it straight awa… More
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 13 Dec 2014
We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long … More
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in.
It is also very convenie
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!… More
“Lovely, idilic, and friendly.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2014
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.… More
Reviewed 7 May 2013
I had been planning a surprise weekend away for my husbands 30th birthday and came across this beautiful cottage! Myself and husband arrived on the Friday and was delighted with the small 2 bed cottag… More
“Cozy, comfortable - a home from home” The house provided everything we could want, the owners had thought of everything. I would thoroughly recommend it 100%. Not only was the house perfect but the location was ideal, just minutes from the harbour a
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better!
The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice.
Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
We rented the cottage as we were exhibiting at an event in Skipton and wanted somewhere relatively local to stay.
This ticked all the boxes - within 10 minutes drive of Skipton, plenty of room for… More
“Excellent accomodation and helpfull hostess”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2013
Our host Gemma was most helpfull, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was comfortable,well equiped and spotlessly clean, and the views wonderfull. The village shop a short walk down the road was… More
“A place with every comfort seen to, spotless, spacious and perfect location.”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
Every contact with Gemma was friendly. The place was set up in a thoughtful way with more facilities and luxuries than we had experienced elsewhere as we travelled around UK and at a very reasonable … More
Thank you for your kind comments. A washing line and pegs are now available. The washing line is a retractable one so as not to spoil the view from the lounge when not in use! Please just be aware that we do not have a washing machine in the Cottage so the line is available for those wishing to wash garments by hand. There are also laundrettes nearby should you require them.
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com
“Great location” Stayed for 3 nights over New Year. We decided on this property as we particularly wanted a seaview. The apartment is at the top of a large renovated house with restricted seaview from bedroom and very good seaview from lounge. Very cle
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to
I stayed at this property with my 2 daughters to have a late Christmas, it couldn't had been better. Well equipped and decorated superbly. We probably picked the coldest and windiest weekend this year… More
Thanks for your kind words. The Woodburner has been the best addition to the house, even more so when we are on the back end of an atlantic storm.
Great to hear you & your daughters had a great time and we hope you managed to play some of the games with them and make the best of your time.
We hope you can come back some other time.
Cassandra & Steve
“Excellent location for all hou golf players”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
The Stackyard Kingsbarns is the perfect holiday cottage especially if you want to use it as a base for a golfing holiday. Bright, clean ans tidy with all the mod cons needed. The owners make access to… More
Glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time. Kingsbarns certainly is a great golfing base, as you would have seen the sign outside the house "550 metres" to the Kingsbarns golf course.
Hope you can come back some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
Reviewed 26 Jun 2016
Just returned from a stay in this fantastic cottage, what a find!! We were visiting St Andrews for my son's Graduation. Our party included myself, husband, mother-in-law and Labrador Bodie. Right fro… More
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sure your son's graduation helped elate your feeling during the stay. Well done to him!
We both hope you can return to enjoy Kingsbarns some other time.
Steve & Cassandra
“Excellent house” I have visited and stayed at the house twice now and this house is excellent, so clean and spic and span. The house is close to Bourton on the water and Birdland. A food hamper is left for your convenience, I can not speak any highly
We stayed at Nethercote house for a weekend in January for an annual meet up of friends. The property was prefect for our needs. It is a warm and cosy place yet surprisingly spacious inside so there w… More
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Lovely accommodation and the home owner couldn't be anymore accommodating, would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Cotswolds.… More
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
“Fabulous holiday lodge” Loved this lodge very modern,comfy & clean with attention to details - beautiful orchid on the dinning table & pots of flowers on the decking. Very well equipped with every thing including hair dryer (disaster averted as forgot
“Excellent, very clean, well equipped lodge, would recommend to future guests.”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
Recently stayed in this lodge, great facilities, very clean lodge, credit to the owners, has eveything you need for short/long stays, lovely fresh new bedding/linen/towels etc, also has books/games/DV… More
Thankyou for your great review, we hope to welcome you to the Lodge again in the future. Regards Vicky