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Beautiful house with private indoor swimming pool.Set in the most idyllic rural location with views across glorious, unspoilt Herefordshire countryside, The Freeth is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of friends and family. The house is beautiful …see more
To celebrate my wife's 60th birthday our extended family stayed at The Freeth, we ranged in ages from 1 to 91.
It is hard to describe how perfect our stay was. The Freeth is a beautiful house, with … More
We are delighted that The Freeth was such a successful venue for every generation of your family and that your enjoyed all that the house, garden, pool and chef had to offer. We'd love to welcome you back at some point in the future. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
“Beautiful property in a truly peaceful setting - STUNNING inside and out”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
We stayed at the The Freeth for a four night midweek stay to celebrate my fathers birthday. It was truly stunning - immaculately presented, extremely clean and tidy and very well equipped.
We are always so pleased to hear how much guests have enjoyed staying at The Freeth. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we would love to see you again in the future.
“Luxury spacious accommodation in perfect location”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
It's WOW !!
I stayed here for a week with family members ranging in ages from 17 to 80 years to celebrate Dad's birthday.There is something here for everyone,the decor is luxurious,great amount of sp… More
It is really kind of you to leave such a great review and the team and I couldn't be more pleased that you loved The Freeth so much. We hope to see you again at some point in the future.
A substantial detached five bedroomed house set in a rural location surrounded by farmland. Heated indoor (and detachable roof) private swimming pool, hot tub and own woodland on 1.5 acres. of land. Inglenook fire place for cosy winters.
We are surrounded by a farm ! …see more
The house is situated around 5 kms from Collepepe where you can find the necessary shops. From the property you are, by car, in 10 minutes on the motorway E45 Terni-Perugia. The property has in total 10 bedrooms (for a maximum of 22 bed places + 2 double sofa beds).
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We were a group of 7 families and enjoyed the house very much. We enjoyed the well maintained pool area and garden, loved the cooking in the kitchen and enjoyed lunch and dinner on a marvellous verand… More
“A Magnificent Week in Umbria”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2016
We had a most wonderful week! The villa was just perfect for our large family - all 24 of us. The facility was large enough so that the children could entertain themselves with the sport facilities wh… More
“Wonderful place for an extended family holiday”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
We were surprised by how big the villa actually was - a lot bigger than we'd expected from the description and photos. Very clean and well maintained, and the housekeeper, Martha, was really helpful.… More
3 Bedroom, 1 Double and 2 Twin Rooms, Sleeps 6, Bedding included (excluding linen & towels).
Kitchen including fridge & freezer, Dining Area and Living Room with gas heating, Shower Room, Toilet. All crockery and cooking utensils supplied.
On site includ …see more
It's a Semi-Detached house situated in Espartinas, a village 12 km from Seville.
It is in a very quiet area, the house has a garden and private pool and parking.
The house is fully renovated and has all the comforts to spend a few days exploring the city and the regio …see more
The villa was not worth the money and of a poor standard.
The pool filter was broken and we were promised that it would be fixed.
The owners clothes and belongings were in every room and we had very… More
I am sorry you didn't like my house. I will try to explain about any problem you had and I apologise for them.
1. In my announce I said that we use the house like second house to spend our summer holidays, it is the reason that our clothes were there, but I let you one empty closet in every room.
2.In my announce It was told that there was no WiFi, NOW THERE IS but it was connected during the time you spent in my house. I complained about it to Vodafone because there told me that it will be useful in summer time, it is because I told you that probably there would be WiFi.
3. The pool filter was broken some days before your arrival, I asked to repaired it but there are a lot of demand in summer time in Sevilla , but the swimming pool worked corrects and I hope you could enjoyed it.
4.The property is 12 km from Sevilla and it is explained in the announce, it is better to have a car, but there is urban regular buses every 30 minutes to Sevilla like I told in my announce.
It is interesting to have some bad reviews to make me improve. I am so sorry you didn't appreciate my house but I hope you spent a good time in Seville and enjoyed your holidays.
Luxury Villa situated in the beautiful gated community of Monte Mayor affording views over the sea and across to Africa. Completely private and not overlooked the property is fully equipped with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, steam room and sauna, games room/gy …see more
We stayed for 12 days at the beautiful Shangri-La and loved it so much have already booked to come back for summer 2016. The villa is situated in a quiet area near the top of the mountain which prov… More
“Beautiful home with stunning views - absolutely everything you could wish for!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2015
When booking the villa I was a little concerned about the location. Please do not let this put you off, it really is only a short drive to supermarket , beach and restuarants . Benahaivs is a short dr… More
“Breath taking Views!! Beautiful house!!!”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
We stayed there for a week in September 2015 (Group of 12 including children) and must say really fell in love with the house, and the area (Monte Mayor). I had never been up that area, it is a very s… More
Enjoying wonderful views across the surrounding countryside, this magnificent thatched cottage stands detached within its own delightful enclosed gardens, which include a large sun terrace in which to relax and admire the views. As well as an adjoining paddock, there is …see more
13 family members for a 50th birthday celebration 4 families age ranges 20mths to 54yrs perfect house to be all together but big enough for everybody to have their own space if needed. Huge warm pool … More
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Rented tumbles lodge as a surprise holiday for my husbands 60th birthday party with our 3 children and partners and 6 grandchildren. It was perfect especially the pool which was very popular with the … More
“Great weekend !!”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2014
Loved our stay here really nice,very spacious house in quiet area but close to beaches. Pool great and everything you need in the kitchen.… More
Summer Lodge is located a short car ride from Weymouths safe, sandy, lifguarded, beach complete with many restaurants and family attractions. Portland, Chesil Beach, West Bay, Lulworth cove,Corfe Castle, and Swanage are a few places in the surounding area.Summer lodge …see more
“Large house superbly equipped and beutifully maintained.”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2013
We were a party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children. The house was warm and welcoming and plenty of room so that we could all have our own individual space if required. The swimming pool was the reason we… More
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
The owners were very welcoming when they showed us around and very quick to refund the deposit. The house was clean and well presented. It had all the equipment necessary including child friendly cu… More
The Retreat received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has over 80 excellent reviews. It is a single apartment in a cottage above the totally private heated indoor swimming pool room giving it wonderful views across the fields. You don't share th …see more
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
Beechwood House is a magnificent period home dating back to the late eighteen hundreds providing a wonderful example of spacious Victorian grandeur. Peacefully situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Fulbourn, it is conveniently located just five miles from …see more
“Beechwood House is even better than it looks on line”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
We booked Beechwood House and one of the studios for a celebration of a family birthday. James was there to welcome us personally when we arrived. First impressions were excellent including champagne … More
It was a pleasure meeting you all and I’m so pleased you found Beechwood House so ideal for your family birthday celebration. James
“Perfect luxury weekend”
Reviewed 16 Feb 2013
We had a fantastic weekend in this beautiful spacious and extremely comfortable house. Thank you for meeting our every need, loved the pool, the many lounging spaces and the beautiful garden.… More
I'm really pleased you all had such a good weekend and that everything at Beechwood House was as you hoped. James
“A warm and welcoming home from home,with a heated swimming pool.!”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2013
Snowy January did not seem the best time to arrange a family get-togther, but the minute we met James at Beechwood House, the warmth of his welcome dispelled any worries.
We were twelve adults and on… More
It was a pleasure meeting you all and I’m so pleased you had such an enjoyable and memorable stay at Beechwood House. I look forward to seeing you again next year! James
Purbeck Cliffs apartment is in a very quiet , peaceful cul de sac yet only 1 mile from Swanage town centre with all its excellent local shops and restaurants and a market that takes place every Friday. The award winning blue flag beach is a safe sandy bay of approximate …see more
We recently spent a week in this apartment, it was great value for money and the facilities were excellent! My daughter learnt to swim in the pool within two days of being there and my son learnt to s… More
“Ideal location for families”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2012
The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the… More
“Had potential, but very disappointing, definitely not good value for money.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
We are writing this because if we had had the opportunity to read this before booking, we wouldn’t have! We have tried to keep it short – believe me, the first version being more like an essay!
As owners of Purbeck Cliffs Apartment we welcome comments and suggestions and have run the apartment very successfully for over 20 years. Each year we are visited by an independent Quality Assurance Assessor recognised by the Tourist Board to check the Apartment and we have consistently maintained our four star rating.
We were sorry this contributor did not enjoy her holiday, despite the beautiful weather they experienced. The comments about the pool were particularly unfair; the pool is kept heated to 81 degrees and above. It is checked at least twice a week and there is certainly no algae growing in it. It is unrealistic to promise to keep the pool totally insect free but we are always happy to give the pool an extra clean if requested.
Each year we redecorate and renew equipment and as part of this ongoing programme items such as the garden seats would clearly have been replaced, had this or some of the other points raised been brought to our attention at the time these would have been dealt with.
Purbeck Cliffs Apartment with its own private swimming pool and 2 acre garden presents outstanding value for money and compares very favourably with similar types of holiday where the swimming pool, sauna and snooker room are shared with other guests.
New build detached 4 bedroom villa with sheltered pool. Within walking distance to Blue Bay beach. It is located in a private and high class residential. Modern and tastefully decorated with high spec burglary alarm and monitoring.
The property has been furnished and …see more
Villa D Alisha suited our needs in terms of geographic location and that it accommodated the whole family of 9. The rooms, even though in the same Villa offered some privacy & reflection time without … More
Pelham House is a substantial modern country house with an internal area of over 7,000 square foot; the property is set in four acres of private grounds and gardens in a quiet but convenient location in East Hertfordshire with close links to London. The 7-bedroomed prop …see more
Luxury duplex apartment, everything brand new, all furnished, wireless internet, air conditioning, microwave, king size bed, TV 50 ", terrace with pool and barbecue. Middle of the hottest beach in Rio. One of the best condos in Barra da Tijuca. Spectacular set of p …see more
Fui com a família para comemorar 80 anos do meu sogro e ficamos 48 dias. A casa é ótima para todas as idades!! Cozinha completa com todos os utensílios e bastante roupa de cama e toalhas para sere… More
Obrigado pelas palavras e por incentivar novos hospedes.
Disney Placidity Home
A very agreeable home, lots of light, huge sliding glass doors, indoor swimming pool which opens to terrace and feels like outdoor in the summer.Fruit trees, Finnish Hut in yard with BBQ, basement equipped with drums and guitars for future groupies!!In ten minutes you …see more
2 Villas with private swimming pool 160 m2 inside and 150 m2 of terrace with pergola all together 310 m2 of leaving area, located in a park of 4000 m2 directly in the national park and at 4 km of one of the most beautifull beach of the island (Ong Lang Beach).6 km of t …see more
Sleeps 14-16 * Heated Indoor Swimming Pool * Sauna * Tennis Court * Billiard Room * Hot Tub * Gym * Steam Room * Terrace
The perfect accommodation for a luxurious family reunion, an extra special birthday celebration or to extend your wonderful wedding celebrations lon …see more
Luxury three bedroom house with amazing facilities in a fantastic quiet forest location just 25 minutes from London by tube. Bluebell house is well equipped for all your holiday requirements, so much so that you may never want to leave the house! you can enjoy the heate …see more
I would just like to say that I booked the house for a 50th birthday for the family.
I was not disappointed in my choice, the house was lovely and tastefully decorated from top to bottom, the garden,… More
Mireystock House and annex offers the Ultimate Forest Holiday retreat. It is an ideal and a lovely place to unwind and share quality time with family and friends. Built as the Vicarage of Lydbrook in the 1930s, it is a handsome house offering elegant and comfortable acc …see more
Hagg Hill House is filled with a wealth of antiques and luxurious furniture, 2 living areas with large sofas & flat screen TV's, large dining room and garden room that both easily seat 18 .
The kitchen has a large table that easily seats 10, plus a large 4 oven AGA & …see more
1 OF 4 COTTAGES SET WITHIN 20 ACRES OF NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTRYSIDE OF A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL AND WEDDING VENUE WITH SHARED INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA
This stunning selection of restored terraced cottages finished to a high standard are set around this beautiful vibrant, bustlin …see more
A Stunning Open Plan Studio Residence - with Exclusive Pool and Gym Equipment
Set within our 2 Acres of Beautiful Gardens
Self Catered Property
Free Wi-Fi. Use of Games Consoles, Toys, Board games and BBQ
Note: Suitable for 4 persons max.
MAYBREE R …see more
This is a substantial family house in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Arrabida National Park,the beaches are 20 minutes away by car, and convenient for shopping. Lisbon is half an hour's drive away. WI-Fi Internet and Interactional TV Cabe, The beaches are 20 min …see more
One of the Algarve's most prestigious properties, Casa Ferrel is a beautiful and luxurious eight / nine bedroom villa which was completed to the highest of standards in June 2007 and provides unparalleled, secluded accommodation, making Casa Ferrel the idyllic loca …see more
A magnificent 5 bedroom deluxe villa, the sea at your doorstep. The villa has immense areas, perfect to accommodate large groups. Big families will enjoy the extra-large swimming pool and the indoor pool as well as the glass enclosed bar/snooker area which is a wonderfu …see more
We were a family of 12,, 7adults and 5 children. We stayed a week, the villa is huge, does need a bit of updating, but we had no complaints. The only thing wrong was the bedroom situated above the in… More
I'm glad to know you had a lovely holiday. Thank you very much for your comments.
Description from the ownerClifton Gardens offer beautiful cottages that are a great alternative to staying in a hotel. The cottages are located close to the large selection of outdoor and indoor amenities, such as an equestrian center, RV facility, restaurants and great …see more
Rural, King Size, En suite and use of Private Heated Indoor Swimming Pool.
Bunker’s Barn Cottage set in a quiet location has magnificent views overlooking fields and forest land. Surrounded by open countryside, it is a bird watchers’, walkers, cyclists and nature l …see more
The owner is very hospitable and kind. We enjoyed the quietness of the location. The Gite is well arranged and clean. Get your groceries beforehand and enjoy the solitude and slow pace with a dip in t… More
Thank you for letting such a nice comment about your stay in our house. We look forward to welcoming you on your next vacation.
Patrick and Sylvie
“Beautiful peaceful seting”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
We had a lovely holiday here, the facilities are quintessentially French and the gardens beautiful. We had ample time in the pool each day and it was a short journey in the car to find local markets a… More
hello, Lizzie are delighted to know that you had a good holiday home. We ourselves have enjoyed your family very friendly and love to see your children very happy in the pool. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick
“lovely gite in lovely countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
very cosy comfy gite set in lovely gardens,the gite had all the mod cons and was nicely furnished.its in a good location for cycling around the French countryside and its only 20km to Dieppe and 20 km… More
Encore merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience pour les futurs vacanciers. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous serions également très heureux de vous revoir lors de vos prochaine vacance.
Patrick et Sylvie
The SpaceThis is a beautiful two bedroom apartment in a modern new building. The building has a very nice gym, pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as common outdoor space with sun chairs and lawn. There is also a 24 hour doorman, and video surveillance in the building comm …see more
The Beach House is a high quality holiday villa (or gite) located in the heart of Berck-sur-Mer, a seaside town in the Pas-de-Calais region on the Opal Coast, less than an hour’s drive from the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports.
The house itself is situated just a shor …see more
The rooms are decorated in a graceful mix of contemporary and swahili design with large windows and doors to allow the the ocean breeze and natural sunlight. All beds are carved with 4 posters giving each room its individual theme. All bedrooms open to the large priva …see more
Everything you could ever wish for all under one roof. From the minute you arrive you will be greeted with a smile and taken on a tour to explain how everything operates and explained whats in the area
The house has been designed and themed around offering complete rel …see more
Friendly greeting, shown round and everything was explained clearly. The villa was spotless and everything worked. There is plenty for everyone to do and you can still chat to one another from the poo… More
“Brilliant, but slightly dated”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2014
Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect si… More
Thank you for your review and I appreciate the positives and will rectify the negatives to the best of my ability. I will add more lighting to the mezzanine floor area. Some of the audio equipment is being upgraded this summer. The air hockey I was not aware of and will look into this ASAP. We do appreciate all guests’ comments and where areas do need to improving we will do all we can to rectify them. Overall I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return again in the future
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
Myself, my husband and 3 other couples (8 of us) stayed at the warren villa to celebrate 4 30th birthdays.
On arrival we were amazed how lovely the villa was. We had everything at the villa that we… More
Please to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be returning in the future. Some of the garden furniture has been replaced and we are completely overhauling the garden area in winter with a new patio. The fridge freezer I think may of needed tuning up. The racing game has had the steering wheel replaced that I think was done while you were there so all ok now hopefully. We are always doing upgrades and maintenance and we aim to have everything functioning correctly but sometimes things do go wrong and we do all we can to rectify the problem ASAP. Always appreciate feedback from guests and thank you for the review