We have just returned from a week’s holiday at Otters Retreat and already we know that we want to return. The property is amazing, set in a beautiful, quiet, rural location, yet only 15-20 minutes away from Leek and Congleton (should you need to use the town’s services). The house itself is perfect, a really large open plan downstairs space for cooking, dining and relaxing. Then upstairs are two very good sized bedrooms, both with extremely comfortable beds and both with en-suite facilities and wonderful walk in showers. Each room is well equipped and very clean, the log burner was ready to go should we have needed it and the treats of chocolates, toffees, a lovely homemade malt loaf and more, were extremely appreciated. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep, that you could make as easy or difficult as you prefer or this could be used as a base to explore further a field. There is no Vodafone coverage, so if that is important to you, then you need to be aware but personally I think this may be a good chance to shake off the daily miss sold PPI calls. Regardless of the phone signal though, the internet speed was excellent, much better than we are used to. The owners were very helpful in giving advice on walks in the local area and were lovely to have a chat to. We don’t understand why there are so few reviews on Trip Advisor, as there were so many good words in the visitor’s book and really truly this place is perfect for a quiet holiday and gives the opportunity to explore this wonderful part of the country. Maybe the previous visitors are keeping it quiet, so they can always be sure of a vacancy when they return :-) Thank you Mr & Mrs Burns for making our stay so memorable in your beautiful property. (I don’t have the option to add photographs but can confirm that the ones currently on Trip Advisor are very accurate)