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“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
“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
“Beautiful cottage, great location” Wool Cottage is a charming renovation, providing well-appointed accommodation. Each bedroom has an en suite, which worked well for us - my mother was in her own room and I shared the other with my three-year old son.
“Charming cottage, beautiful interiors and a fabulous setting”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2014
We had the most delightful weekend at Wool Cottage. The cottage has been beautifully furnished and every possible need has been catered for. Catherine is a fabulous host and was happy to offer advic… More
“Delightful renovated character cottage extremely well equipped in idyllic location”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2014
Recently renovated 2 bedroomed (with en suites and sleeps 5 cottage in historic village. Outstanding with spacious accommodation. Present owners who live in adjoining house were so attentive to our … More
“A lovely relaxing break.” Swallows barn is a lovely cosy new barn conversion with everything you need for two people.Everything is fresh & clean.It is located on a working farm & near the airport,but we were not disturbed at all.We had a warm friendly
“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
“Everything we needed at a reasonable cost” After booking the property Linda the owner was in touch with all the information we needed about the area the site and dog friendly places and if we had any problems just to phone her
On arrival the proper
We had a fabulous week and can't wait to return next year. The beaches were perfect for our kids to enjoy as well as the dogs and the property was lovely to return to after a fun packed day. Added bon… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review - and also for booking again next year. So glad you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you again. Enjoy the rest of this summer.
“Lovely family holiday”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
We spent a wonderful week at Villa Nostra at the end of July 2016. Two adults, a 4 year old and toddler of 21 months stayed there and there was plenty of room for all of us, including all our luggage… More
Thank you so much for the kind comments. I'm so glad you all enjoyed it and we finally managed to sort the cot out! Since this is our own holiday home, I just want people to enjoy themselves once they're there and so it was a pleasure to help out.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and thank you once again for taking the time and trouble to write a review.
“Damp & smelly”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
There is obviously a damp problem going on. The smell hit us when we opened the door, The bathroom smelt like cat pee & there was mould crawling on the floor in the bathroom & kitchen, the toilet seat… More
Wow, don't know what to say, just really upset to get such a vitriolic review. Did you stay at the same place as my other reviewers this year?? There is NO damp, the place is shut up for 4 months over the winter and there is no damp then. When my cleaner left it, a couple of hours before you arrived, there was no smell of cat pee in the bathroom. Maybe the cats broke in before you got there and peed everywhere! There was no smell when I was there a couple of weeks back. My cleaner was extremely put out about "mould crawling on the floors" as just previously to you arriving she'd mopped both floors with antibacterial cleaner (as she does every week). She is a well known and very well thought of cleaner in the area. I know you broke the toilet seat and this has temporarily been mended and I have a handyman coming in to fix it - had you told me it was broken, I would have had it fixed. The bathroom has a towel rail, a clothes airer and a double hook on the door, as there are on both bedroom doors and 4 hooks in the inner hall, just outside the bathroom, even a hook under the porch and a washing line to dry towels on when its dry. My husband and I can manage to be in the kitchen at the same time without crashing into each other. Its not huge, but why would it be, its a holiday bungalow. We manage to store a weeks worth of food (we eat in all the time) and food for 2 dogs. The fridge is a normal size - again, what on earth were you expecting? Yes, electricity is not included (though at least £2 is left in the meter) - if it was included, it would say so. You obviously have a hidden agenda - possibly expecting a refund if you remove this review. This is my much loved holiday home that I use - I make a lot of effort for my guests with lots of info, "call me with any questions", there are masses of books, games, CDs, DVDs. There is a welcome tray on arrival with tea, coffee and biscuits, milk in the fridge, even a bonio for your dog. There are toiletries left in the bathroom and I know my cleaner lays the table to make it look extra welcoming. You were able to bring you dog - and free of charge (quite unusual these days). If you'd mentioned any of these things to me when you were there, I would have had them sorted immediately, but you chose not to - for some reason! I couldn't actually build an extension on the kitchen, but you did see photos of it before you booked - and the tiny fridge too!! I honestly just don't know why you had to write such a spiteful review. You obviously wouldn't want to stay again - and neither would you be welcome.
“A group of friends pretend to have a walking holiday” Great place for a group of friends to have a weekend. We managed two walks in the beautiful countryside and treated ourselves to the local pub for lunch, the hot tub at the house and social drinkin
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… 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
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly threw out the heat. There was also a plentiful supply of wood. The deck… More
“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
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
Such a lovely lodge, and the location is perfect to get away from it all. Nicely positioned to visit lots of surrounding towns, Exeter especially was a lovely place to visit. Everything you need is in… More
Reviewed 10 Oct 2016
The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped
The owners couldn't have done more to welcome us, arrived with flowers and pudding on the first night.
We loved the peace and the hot tub, th… More
“Cosy relaxing long birthday weekend away!”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
The lodge was amazing with the fire place and hot tub making our stay extra special. We had a very relaxing long weekend and was perfect for a mini getaway. The only down side would be the location, a… 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
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“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
Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activ… More
“Second stay just as special as the first! A real treasure.” After a short stay at The Cider House in April 2013, we booked The Cider House for two weeks in October 2014 as a base from which to explore the countryside as well as a two-day trip to Live
“Charming, Spotless, and Perfect for a Visit to this Area”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
Our entire transaction with Craig and Lee, Owners/Operators, from booking through the entire stay exceeded our expectations. The house is perfect for one or two people, is tastefully appointed and ye… More
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
The Cider House is an absolutely perfect retreat, in an idyllic village. The house is spotless, with all the amenities and more, to provide a relaxing break. We loved everything about it from the clea… More
“Top of the list”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Fantastic one of the Best we have stayed in,Kitchen fully stocked to do your own cooking,Clean and a.very good bed,Very easy for train or bus.A great week ,thank you… More
“Perfectly placed, comfortable bungalow” we enjoyed a great week over Christmas this year. A very comfortable, home from home, bungalow. Not far from centre of Keswick but quiet and off street parking a big plus. The beds were exceptionally comfortabl
A perfect holiday property; very convenient, comfortable, clean and a quiet location, just a 10 minute stroll into Keswick town centre and 5 minutes to Fitz park, perfect!… More
Thank you very much for the kind words and we are glad you found the bungalow so convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
“Excellent Location, good facilities”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
I stayed here over Easter with my wife and two kids. It's located very close to the towncentre of Keswick and park which has a play area for the children. The main bedroom has plently of room and the … More
Thank you so much for the feedback we are in the process of improving the cottage and hope that you will visit again soon. WIFI is a great idea, so maybe later on in the year we will think about putting it in. We were also thinking about putting a washer machine in instead of the dishwasher as we have limited space.
We hope that you visit again.
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
Comfortable accommodation, great location for easy access to the town, buses and walks.
Welcome pack of tea/milk/biscuits was a very nice touch. Secure space in lockable garage great for anyone with… More
Thank you you for taking the time to review Ferndale, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
I knew we were going to have a great weekend the first time I heard from Jenny. She was very quick to respond, answered all my questions and provided plenty of information about the area to ensure we… More
“A wonderful, spacious home for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
Barnfield House is a lovely place, with plenty of rooms to allow everyone the space they need. Add this to the outside space, views across the Kent countryside and it is difficult ot know what more on… More
“Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
I felt embraced by the energy of the house as soon as I entered: there is an almost Asian sense of hospitality and welcome to the house even though it is set in a quintessentially English part of the … More
“Comfortable family house in very convenient location” This was a very comfortable house with all of the facilities that you would want in a home from home. The owners left some milk in the fridge and other items, which was handy. They were friendly in
A nicely kept property with excellent facilities.
Close to the town centre and handy for local attractions, particularly handy for the steam railway, it is also within walking distance of the loca… More
“Splendid house with convienent acess to town”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2013
Well furnished and comfortable house in favourable location close to town. Clean throughout and only minor criticism is that it would have been appreciated if some small welcoming parcel ie Tea and bi… More
“Fantastic cottage, lovely location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
The cottage was brilliant, the images on the website are very accurate. Very spacious, decorated and furnished to a high standard.
Great location, easy to get to the beach and into town. The Steam … More
“Beautiful home in peaceful setting” Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks straight from the ho
“Absolutely beautiful cottage to spend a holiday!”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
This cottage is a stunning place to have a holiday.
It had a real home from home feel with everything in the cottage one would need.
Harry the Golden Retriever enjoyed it too having so much space to… More
“Beautiful cottage in perfect location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
This cottage is a gardeners delight,not only is it furnished and equipped to a high standard,it is exactly what the description of it says.It is a magical experience to stay there and it is close to t… More
“A November break”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2012
I and my family enjoyed a marvelous few days based at Breakers Sound. What a perfect retreat with all the comforts of home and more. The weather was not great so we enjoyed the use of the log stove. E… More
“Absolutely perfect” We had an amazing week here, we only left the property twice in the whole weeks stay, the pool is amazing and the property oozes quality, superbly equipped. The cinema room is fantastic with the added bonus of soundproofing so as n
“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.
This is the second time we have stayed in these properties. Beautifully maintained, great communication, little things that make a holiday rental a home from home, including a pint of milk on arrival.… More
Thank you for the review. Look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Julie and Bruce
“Fabulous flat, stunning, immaculate & great location.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2014
Our first stay in Brighton & found this gem of a flat! Perfect location, easy bus ride into town, free car parking on the street. Spacious flat with stunning shower room, huge bedrooms (the most com… More
Thank you very much for your glowing review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Bruce and Julie
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Stayed for two nights in this beautiful clean space. Fresh decor, comfortable beds, kitchen was well equipped plus a good-sized patio complete with bbq. Pretty easy to get into town, really well pric… More
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
“A perfect getaway” I booked my parents a very much needed short break at The Bothy.
They thoroughly enjoyed their stay. They described the cottage as home from home. It was fully equipped and so cosy and welcoming. The surrounds are so relaxing and
Absolutely loved the Bothy. Peaceful and charming. Everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday. Lovely bottle of wine from the owners Keith and Christine, which … More
Thank you so much for your positive review. We hope we see you again in the future. Kindest Regards Keith and Christine
“Home from home”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
We immediately felt at home.
It look a little while to unwind from our long drive north, but we quickly relaxed watching the birds feeding outside the window.
The cottage had everything we neede… More
We thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review and comments, they are much appreciated. We are also so pleased you found The Bothy "a home from home". We look forward to seeing you both again ( and the dogs ). Kindest Regards Keith & Christine.
“Wonderfully peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
The cottage was lovely and cosy in a peaceful location with beautiful views. Ideal for exploring the area and coast. We felt completely relaxed and renewed by our stay. We were made most welcome by ou… More
Thank you for your kind and positive review. We hope we see you both again in the future. Kindest Regards Keith and Christine
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick
“Excellent accommodation for a short break in a prime spot” We had a fantastic stay at the Old Coach House. It was well appointed and cosy, ideal for a family with two small children. Minutes from the beach and in the middle of the historic harbourside
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
We came for the marathon and to do some walking and cycling.
Things we loved; There was plenty of room, everything was clean, you could control the hot water and the heating, so have it just like … More
Looking forward to seeing you all again in October - Thank you for staying
“Great for a relaxing few days away!”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2014
Good location right at the bottom of Snowdon, near the railway, Llanberis waterfall and lake. Breathtaking views. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The hot tub was a… More
“Lovely cottage, great location”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Had a lovely stay at Snowdon Cottage at the beginning of April. It was in a perfect location in Llanberis for the pub or shops and great to climb Snowdon without having to worry about parking your car… More
Lovly and clean. Every thing we needed. Great access to Beach. Will be back. Great place to take my dog. He loved it.… More
“One of the best 1 bedroom flats at The Bay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2016
Much like many of the one bed flats on The Bay, this is perfectly equipped for a couple's getaway. However, unlike many of the flats on the site, this particular one has a HUGE bedroom, which makes th… More
Stayed here a year ago too and both times it has been brilliant. Good size place for two people to stay in, really comfy bed / sofas and everything neat, tidy and generally good quality.
The surrou… More
thanks rob, perhaps see you again, very welcome
“Lovely, lovely, lovely - cannot praise too highly”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2013
What a lovely cottage and what a lovely place to stay.
We went ostensibly for the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala as the cottage is well placed to access Bridgnorth and the line generally, but had… More
“Comfortable, spacious & good quality”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Stayed for 5 nights, found the cottage very clean and comfortable with a huge bedroom & bathroom. All the equipment & bedding was good quality & everywhere was tastefully furnished. Beautiful views fr… More
thank you for your comments, i am glad you enjoyed your stay, please remember us and come again
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the
We were 5 Adult friends, 1 English, 3 Aussies and an Italian, who had never been to Cornwall before, let alone heard of Looe. We found Looe a good base to explore cornwall, and much less touristy than… More
“An amazing apartment in a friendly warm community.”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
This apartment in situated in East Looe with picturesque views across the harbour! It is at the top of the hill minutes walk from shops , pubs & restaurants in which we ate at most & had some very enj… More
“Breathtaking views, beautiful modern appartment, Cornwall at its best.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We loved the beautiful appartment, the views are truly stunning and the decor really lovely.Its in a superb location, close to the safe beach, town and river.Great restaurants, cosy pubs.Walked the co… More