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“Excellent” What a fantastic place to stay.Bayview cottage is beautifully decorated & well equipped.We had a lovely welcome from Alison & Jefff,even our dog Bailey was made to feel welcome.
Jeff kindly let us use one of his fields to exercise him. It
“What a lovely cottage” This cottage is like a tardis plenty of room and storage although we only stayed a few days we could easily stayed a lot longer . Great position very close to coastal paths we had a brilliant stay
Enjoyed a fantastic week here , the cottage is ideally placed for the village centre and harbour and the views across the harbour are fantastic. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could… More
Thanks for taking the time to review. Much appreciated. Welcome back anytime
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv …see more
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g
The flat was very comfortable & had everything we needed. It's very close to town where we could find plenty of restaurants & stores. It was less then a 10 minute walk to the tube station which made g… More
Happy to hear you had a great time! Just to clarify for the good folks out there who will read this the actual train station is just a 75 meter walk from the Apartment front door, that is about a 60 second walk.
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We used the apartment as a base for travelling into London, with 2 children (4 and 7 yrs old). It was an ideal location, 15mins walk from the train station. The apartment had everything you could need… More
“Nice modern flat.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Overall this flat was lovely, very modern, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you might require and the information pack was very informative about the local area and… More
“beautifully presented chalet” Great weather- must admit it did help! Probably 10mins to beach- however impeccable chalet which all mod cons ` great walks around and good pub food at the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston. We hope to pop back for a short
“Home from home” A very clean,comfortable apartment, with fantastic views over the river. Everything you could need for your stay was included. Easy access to Shops, restaurants, and the Albert dock.
Fantastic apartment clean & modern. Approximately £4 taxi ride to town. £28 taxi ride from airport . Beautiful views of the river . Well equipped the owner really has thought of everything. Highly r… More
“Lovely flat. Very quiet. Stunning views.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2015
Lovely clean and well equipped flat. Great views from all the windows. Loved sitting on the balcony in the evening, with a cold drink, watching the ships go up and down the Mersey !!
Easy, level, wal… More
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2015
This was our second time at the Town House and we had a second great visit. We love the location and the fact that you can see the boats going past on the Mersey - it definitely keeps the children oc… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 50 km
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony.
With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f …see more
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al
Lovely apartment perfectly located for shopping, eating and sight seeing. Stayed here for three nights with two teenagers and we had plenty of space. The owner was in contact during our visit to ensur… More
Thank you so much for an amazing review!!! Oh please come back soon. You were amazing guests. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I very much look forward to hearing from you again soon. My best wishes Louise xxx
“Perfectly positioned appartment for sight seeing ,shopping and Theatre”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The appartment is beautifully furnished and well equipped( apart from an iron). We really enjoyed our stay, able to cater for ourselves as well as visit superb resturants nearby. Saturday night was a … More
Thank you very much, the new iron arrived today, thank you very much for booking with me and for letting me know the iron was missing. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you returned home safely and I look forward to having you back again one day soon. Best wishes Louise
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm
Just returned from a short break to Cove View in Ilfracombe. Have stayed in many high quality hotels/apartments and have to say this property is up there with the best of them. Every creature comfort … More
Thank you for your review of 3 Cove View. We're really pleased you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. James Low
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
As Ilfracombe newbies, me and my wife were looking forward to this break and we weren't disappointed. From the start the owner was helpful and answered any enquiries in hours by email. The apartment i… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at 3 Cove View, and that you hope to return again. Glad you had an opportunity to use the beach bag and didn't need the umbrella! We would love to welcome you to Cove View again, do get in touch if you wish to book for next year. Kind regards, James.
Reviewed 1 Dec 2016
Fabulous. Clean, modern, comfortable and perfectly located for Ilfracombe and North Devon. Most people would like to know about the kitchen, bed and bathroom. These were all high quality and immaculat… More
“A great place to stay” I stayed here with my son and partner for 5 nights from 16th June and this is a lovely cottage with plenty of room, a homely feel and in a nice quiet location. Everything you could need is there, it is clean, bright, comfortable
The cottage was warm and well stocked. Our family of 6 stayed for Christmas 2016 and had a wonderful holiday. The cottage was very cosy and homely and the kitchen had everything needed to prepare our … More
Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we'd love to welcome you back. Best regards. Jane & Graham
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis
Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the wh… More
“Perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It'… More
“lovely, peaceful lodge”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.… More
“We love Whitstable!” Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!
Excellent location for shops, pubs and restaurants. Easy walk to the harbour . Clean and nicely decorated, everything that we needed for a relaxed stay.… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
Nice property. Clean and newly decorated. Owner lovely and helpful. Pint of milk in fridge on arrival and ice already made in the freezer for that first vital G and T. Excellent value.… More
Thank you for your review of Angel Lodge, Angela
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Myself my wife and young son (15 months) enjoyed the accomodation at Angel Lodge and had a great break in Whitstable.
The standard of the decoration and furnishings was high, and it had everything … More
Thank you for your review and your stay at Angel Lodge, Angela
“Best rental ever” If you could sum up everything that was excellent in all the places you visited, No 31 not only equalled them it managed to surpass even the very best. Host was friendly and all the little extras just kept coming. Whatever you needed
A very well-equipped home with everything we needed provided. The pretty and private garden was safe for our grandson. On top of a hill, walkable into town for the energetic but there is also an hourl… More
Thank you very much for your review N & B - I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at No 31 and beautiful Belper.... we really hope to welcome you again soon. Your review will help other potential guests and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your valuable comments which are much appreciated. Happy guests make us happy! Best wishes to you. Tracey
“lovely bungalow in the convenient location”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
This lovely little bungalow has everything you need and is well maintained and clean. We had a lovely ten days here.… More
Thank you C & A I am so pleased you found No 31 to be such a good base for house hunting in the area. Thank you for choosing No 31 and I hope you have found a dream home locally. Best wishes Tracey
“Our second visit ~ so we knew it would be excellent.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
We once again spent a very enjoyable week at the bungalow. The property is in a lovely neighbourhood which is also quiet, peaceful and perfectly placed for all amenities and places of interest to vis… More
I am overwhelmed by your kind review S & B and happy you enjoyed No 31. It was a pleasure to have you to stay again, I like to provide the level of equipment and extra thought I would wish to find... You would be welcome to return any time and I hope you do!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such an extensive, positive review and recommendation.
Best wishes, Tracey
“Great forest accommodation!” Liz and Alan were extremely attentive landlords, providing a welcome basket and local information. We were visited by friends and family while there and Liz very kindly brought around crayons and paper and a dolls house.
Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long jou… More
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Sanders Cottage and found it well equipped and comfortable.
Sanders Cottage is situated opposite woodland which is accessed by a wooden bridge a two minute walk from the cottage.Cycle trails can be picked up easily from the cottage if you bring your own cycles.
The Forest of Dean is beautiful and we are so lucky that the Wye Valley is close by.There are buses but a car makes it easier to visit all the attractions available in the Forest of Dean and surrounding area.
Thank you for taking the time to review us.We value feedback from our guests.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“Absolutely fabulous” I cannot praise this property and the owner highly enough. Myself, two sisters and my elderly mum stayed at this fantastic property for three nights as we were visiting a relative who lived nearby. The house was beautifully de
“Stunning views from a stunning house” We stayed at this house for my 40th birthday, it really was a perfect location with stunning views over the estuary, my personal favourite was sitting with a cuppa first thing in the morning on the sofa in the mas
“Stunning place and fantastic house for 50th birthday party”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
Large family weekend away celebrating a birthday..kids loved the garden and amenities..so did the adults!! Great access to a beach and lovely views
Plenty of space to spread round the house...but gre… More
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f
This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to al… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Come back soon. Fiona
Reviewed 19 Oct 2016
We stayed here for a long weekend and it was simply lovely. Despite the traditional dismal Scottish weather, we relaxed by the log burner and chilled out looking at the scenery. We managed a game o… More
Thank you very much for visiting us. It was the worst weekend for weather we have had for a long time, but you always looked as if you were having fun. Great to see the tennis court in use, and to know you explored the woods. Come back soon, Fiona
“Great Cottage - Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
The cottage was great. Accommodation was clean and just as described. Loved the kitchen/dining/living area. The cottage was lovely and warm and the wood burner great to cosy in front of at night. … More
Middle Cottage is a traditional 18th Century lakeland cottage, which has been renovated to provide comfortable and sophisticated accommodation for up to 4 people, plus one well behaved dog.Situated in a prime location in the village of Portinscale, Middle Cottag …see more
“Lovely place to stay” Excellent base for my husband, me and our teenage son. Lovely apartment to relax in, very well decorated and furnished and centrally located in Topsham. This was our second visit.
Arriving at Churchview after a long drive on a January day, we found easy access to keys, a wonderfully warm apartment fully equipped with everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and beautifu… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
We had a lovely stay at Churchview, the owner left a very nice welcome basket including scones and clotted cream.
The apartment was very clean and well maintained, comfortable lounge and beds, kitch… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2014
A spotless spacious apartment in the centre of delightful topsham. Everything you could need and cheap parking very nearby. So convenient for bus rides in to exeter. Hope to return!… More
“Real family memories” Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so much The Woodleys
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More
“Relaxing and peaceful stay in perfect beach house”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
We had a throughly enjoyable stay at Moonshine, which has everything you could want and more, the owner really has thought of everything. It was spotlessly clean and smelled wonderful and fresh when w… More
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the
“Great holiday apartment with lovely views and only 10 mins walk from the beach.”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first 2 weeks of April 2012, with our two young children (3 and 8 years old). We love this area and this was the ninth year we have come back.
Pinewood is lovely, … More
Thank you for your kind comments
“lovely big apartment, family attractions all close by”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Stayed here during the summer with our 21 month old daughter. It was very safe inside for her to run around as everything on one floor. All the rooms were a good size, just a bit old fashioned. Our da… More
“Excellent” Stayed over whilst visiting friends. Great location 2 mins walk from Huntington town centre. Excellent facilities in the cottage/house. Loved the gothic mirrors. great kitchen & bathroom . Nice area outside, although it was too cold to use
The Gothic Cottage has everything you need to have great stay. Lots of things to do within walking distance and right on the bus line. We enjoyed having family and friends visit during our stay, thi… More
Hi Brenda & John,
Many thanks for taking the time to give such a kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future.
Best wishes Paul & Sasha
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f
Went for a romantic break for a few days and it was brilliant in every way and exceeded my expectations even after reading the excellent reviews of previous visitors.
The Retreat is set in lovely gro… More
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2015
Beautiful location & apartment with the bonus of the heated indoor pool & sauna. We were greeted by Jill on arrival & given some local information of places to visit & said just ask if we required any… More
Reviewed 14 Jun 2016
Wow what can I say! I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights to get some relaxation. I'm a stay at home mum and my son is 15 months old, i can't begin to explain how stressed i was before arriving h… More
This is a brand new open plan eco passive chalet/cottage with stunning views over the sea loch complete with its own shore water front.
Only 1 mile outside Fort William shopping centre so easy access to Pubs restaurants etc.
Bathroom is equipped with a two person sauna …see more
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
“The perfect place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
Samhach is cosy but modern, its very well equipped and ideal for a couple. Its perfectly located to explore the Highlands and the house itself is surrounded by stunning woodland. The owners were very … More
Thank you so much for your kind comments, we very much look forward to seeing you here again at Samhach
Rosalyn and Graham Fraser
“Fabulous holiday cottage with all mod cons” A beautiful holiday cottage with everything we required for the perfect holiday. The owners provided excellent customer service and care throughout the whole process. We will definitely stay here again. One
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly.
“Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!” We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also wen
Stayed three nights and had a great time. The house was spotless. Lovely area with Andy and Amanda very welcoming and very kindly showed out 15 month daughter round the different animals.… More
“Highly Recommended for the Perfect Chill-Out”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Stayed here - just my wife and myself, although there's bags of room for two families with children, and all the facilities you could want - large flat screen TV and DVD player, very comfortable beds … More
Reviewed 3 Sep 2011
Andy and Amanda made us feel very welcome. The Retreat was very comfortable , had everything we needed . Our girls enjoyed helping Andy feed the animals everyday and putting the animals to bed ! They … More
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami …see more
“Perfect for us” 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 luxury east coast cottage with hot
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
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
“Fantastic find . brilliant house.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2016
Visited here several times this year already and have booked a further 2 weekend breaks.
We hit the jackpot with this one.
Very spacious and extremely comfortable and roomy.
Everything you need and… More
Thank you Pam , that's a lovely review , we are so pleased you enjoy coming to stay and look forward to seeing you again next month , we love having guests like you .
Sue and Alan X
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More
“Excellent trip” The service from Holiday Lettings was very good and the owners could not have been more welcoming. or helpful.The accommodation was excellent. Modern, streamlined, spotlessly clean and with everything one could require. The sea views g
The apartment was amazing, it was very well appointed and there was no expense spared on the furniture and fittings. The location was perfect for the beach and town centre but far enough away from the… More
We are on the C2C cycle route and a wonderful base for exploring The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, The Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
Nearby there are Golf Courses, Woodland walks, Castles and Museums, fishing, water sports, horse riding, cycling and shoppin …see more
The lodge is warm, clean, bright, well equipped, comfy. We could see the sun rise and set from its windows. As we were on a walking weekend it was such a nice home to come home to at the end of the … More
“Comfortable and Pleasant”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
Nice little holiday lodge. Stayed there 3 adults + a 1yr old. it's on a farely steep hill. Walking distance to the pebble beach. Walking distance to the local pub and an organic farm where we bought f… More
“A marvellous base from which to explore the south of Northumberland” Riverside Cottage offers quality accommodation, perfect for a couple. All the amenities are there and especially helpful are the many laminated guidance notes for the electrical appl
“A great space in a beautiful village that has helped us to explore Northumberland”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
This cottage is a definite must, it has everything you could want and more from the amazing welcome hamper to the great friendly local welcome. The beds are so comfy and the facilities in the cottag… More
“home from home”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2012
A fabulous little cottage furnished to a very high standard in a superb location.As soon as we arrived we felt very at home.A nice little pub on your doorstep with good food and The Running Horse acr… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2012
Just back from a wonderul week in this beautiful cottage. There was everything you need and more. The welcome basket from the Running Fox was excellent. This was a real home from home. We will def… More
Above average sized one bedroomed courtyard cottage in the centre of the highly acclaimed village of Hartington, graded in the top half of four star. The village is just yards from the River dove and Dove Dale is easily reachable along a good riverside path. Superb base …see more