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“Lovely house in good location” We spent a lovely week in Eva's House. In terms of space, décor and facilities it is one of the best houses we have stayed in, even including a washing machine, dishwasher and good quality wifi. And there was a very nice
“We loved to be there” Lovely house, stylish, yet cosy, well kept and equipped with all necessary things. We appreciated the two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for four. Warmly welcomed by the owner. The fotos give a good impression of the p
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n
We stayed in Little Bay Apartment in July 2014. It was better than we could imagine. It was the first the first long trip with our children and they loved this place! This is a perfect family apartmen… More
Thank you for your lovely review of Littlebay Apartment, we are glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again sometime.
“Wonderful Little Bay”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
The Apartment is very beautiful, perfect for a family with children or two couple. The leaving room is big and nice with a magnific view on the bay. The main sleeping room in very romantic with a nice… More
Thank you for your kind review of your time spent at Littlebay Apartment and hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland.
“Brilliant flat in a great position and beautifully kept with thoughtful welcome pack”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
Really enjoyed a stay here on our touring holiday. Very well decorated and furnished with plenty of space for our family. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and appreciated - could have stayed lon… More
Thank you for your kind review of Little Bay Apartment, we hope to see you back again.
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi
The house and garden were gorgeous and had everything you could possibly need. The house is huge, with beautiful rooms including the drawing room and main bedroom. It's extremely comfortable, fabulous… More
Thank-you for taking time to write a review and for the lovely comments. We would love to see you all again, but do bear in mind that the Lake District weather is not always so good.I am glad that you found so much for your family to do in the area and left feeling that there was still more to explore.
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We spent a long weekend at Eller How House and are already considering when we could possibly return. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished, with a big kitchen and nice dining area. There is a … More
Thank-you for writing a review, we do hope to see all (or some of you) again. Try a different time of year, Eller How is beautiful in the Autumn too!
John and Helen
“Fabulous!!! Don't hesitate to stay here”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed with my wife and 3 year old daughter, another couple and their 2 young children and dog over New Year, we had chosen Eller House because of the ratings on here and it did not disappoint.
Thank-you for taking the time to write a review of Eller How House. We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay and found plenty to do even though it was the middle of winter.
“Perfect bolthole to explore Taormina and surrounds...” This apartment exceeded our expectations. We wanted to live for a week like locals and this beautiful and functional two bedroomed apartment allowed us to do just that. The view from the lounge is
“Comfortable and attractive apartment with beautiful view of Isola Bella and in the fantastic location of Taormina.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing holiday staying here. The apartment was clean, attractive and very comfortable with everything needed. The view was a delight. The town up the hill was fantastic.… More
“Magical Island! Your very own Mama Mia”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
We stayed in Isla Bella Apartments on our honeymoon after our most fantastic wedding in Taormina.
We obviously think Taormina is the most beautiful place we have been as we decided to have our very … More
“Fabulous Apartment with great views of Isola Bella”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2012
A well appointed apartment with a stunning view of Isola Bella from the main lounge. Well situated, within easy reach of the cable car. A great place to stay if everyone in your party is fit and act… More
Chester Villa is a two storey French style villa with a queen bed upstairs and a single daybed in the downstairs living area. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a unique fully enclosed shower, which feels like the outdoors, with a separate toilet. Chester Villa is loc …see more
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea
Just back home this afternoon, gutted to have spent a week in the apartment for our October break.
I'm not one to return to the same place twice but this is an exception as feel we feel at home the… More
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we look forward to your next visit!
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The ac… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was exceptional weather then - a shame for your return journey!
“Lovely weekend away at Kinmel Bay...” Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the dark for keys a
This cottage is perfect for a few days away with friends. There's so much space for the children to run around and a lovely safe garden for them to explore. The bedrooms are all a great size and livin… More
Thanks Carrie for a lovely review , glad all went well for your stay , hope we see you all again in the near future .
“the best holiday apartment we ever had” We spent seven weeks in the beautiful unit with Ruth.
Since years we spend January through March in Western Australia, but we never have had such a beautiful accommodation with garden and pool to ouerselves.
“COTTAGE HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEED” Stayed here for a long weekend stay and we were delighted with all that the cottage had to offer.
The bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived was much appreciated - nice touch!
Ideally placed for exploring Nort
“Home from home” The hospitality, the location, the layout, the facilities, it was like coming home every evening. Had a wonderful stay in Taffs Well, Rob and Jo are so welcoming and accommodating, nothing was a problem. If anyone wants to spend time
we had an amazing stay at the railway cottage ,couldnt have wished for a better place to holiday ,well kitted out didnt want for anything and the owners Rob and Jo were lovely people
highly reccome… More
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
The stay in the Railway Cottage in Taffs Well was superb! The apartment was very tidy, clean and cozy. Thanks to Rob and his nice family, our holiday was top class from first day on. They live next do… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
Thank you to Rob for a lovely stay at the Railway cottage which we really enjoyed. The location is so pretty and ideal for visiting Cardiff but also perfect for lovely walks and scenery.
We enjoyed … More
Apartment with private beach, swimming pool, jacuzi, 10 min. walk from the center of Sirmione, full equipped, air conditioned, lift, washing machine, moka, toaster, bed beaches, TV,2 bathrooms, big shower, super view from the terrace. Three umbrella sharedClose to many …see more
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!
Well resourced apartment, beautiful views, ample parking, short walk to Portstewart Promenade. We found everything we could possibly need in the apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday. I loved the fa… More
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.… More
“Excellent Short Break” Beautifully converted barn, fitted out to a high standard. Is the ideal place to relax with friends and family. With two on suites and a bathroom all immaculately finished along with 4 bedrooms their is more than enough room to
We stayed at number 2 Coopers Cottage for the weekend as it was a Ruby wedding anniversary for my parents, we had booked it for the whole family (6 people and two babies).
What can I say ....it was fa… More
Thank you we are delighted your celebrations were enjoyable and that the cottage suited your group.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
“Beautiful location and Terrie and Mike have thought of everything.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
The setting is beautiful, right on the vineyards with sweeping views and about 5 minutes from Bodium with several restaurants and pubs nearby. Walking paths to the duck pond and convenient to lots of… More
Many Thanks for your kind words. We are delighted you found the cottage equipped for your needs and enjoyed your stay with us.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Myself and friends stayed at Coopers Cottages for 2 nights....we could not have asked for a better place..a real home from home with everything you could ever need and all the personal touches...grea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage suited your group.
Look forward to seeing you again sometime.
Very close to the beach in Aldeburgh. Recently refurbished and refitted this luxury bungalow has 3 large bedrooms one en suite and a fully tiled family shower room. Very comfortable furnishings, excellent fully fitted kitchen and all the other facilities you will needSo …see more
“Perfect spot with amazing views” I have already recommended this place to several friends, it is such a perfect place to stay. The views from the house are stunning and the large window area with plenty of seating and long, light evenings meant it was
beautiful and cosy cottage, at a fantastic and breathtaking location, close to the bridge. Fully equipped, very comfy, piano was a bonus. having 3 bathrooms was great too, so there was no rush in the … More
“A diamond of a place”
Reviewed 10 May 2014
The reaction from my kids within a few minutes of arriving after a long wet and windy drive to find Ashaig House looking out onto a beautiful scorched red evening sky and seascape best sums up my feed… More
Reviewed 27 Apr 2014
Ashaig House is a perfect place (base camp) for those visiting Isle of Skye. It's well located, with all facilities and a AMAZING landscape view. By the way, the house is really new. I recommend this … More
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake. …see more
“Overall Fabulous!” I stayed here recently for a weekend with a group of girls. From the start to the finish it was the most enjoyable stay. Everything you could possibly think of was in the house - and plenty of everything!
A short stroll from town
“Excellent location to golf course, Lahinch town and the beach”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2012
I was on a surfing weekend and klondell house was perfect size for the group and a very good price . The house has everything you need and very high spec
I would highly recommend this location to s… More
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay at Klondell House. We make every effort to ensure that our guests feel welcome and are comfortable. We udate the house every year and are in the process of putting T.V's into bedrooms.
“A fantastic base for an excellent holiday”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2012
The house was very clean and each room had ensuite facilities. It was a perfect base, with plenty of room to cater for 14 adults, ranging in age from 19 to 57 with one child aged 2. There were excelle… More
“Magnificent house within walking distance to Lahinch”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Fantastic, spacious house with en- suite in every room. There are double beds in all rooms and no twin beds as advertised but this made no difference to us but to be aware. Walking distance to Lahinch… More
“the place was lovely and we had a great time!:)” Me and my friends really enjoyed the weekend in Church Lodge cottage. We would definitely like to come and spend the perfect time making BBQ, playing volleyball, having few drinks or listen to music and
We rented this property to celebrate my 40th, we had many guests, with about half camping on the grounds. The house is large and very spacious giving us loads of room. Although the house wasn't immacu… More
'Number 57' is new to the market after a complete renovation to a very high standard.The house dates back to the 1800's and has an interesting history. 'Number 57' is located right in the heart of the Marina Quarter and is on the doorstep to …see more
“Absolutely gem of a house, amazin views, 'perfect retreat'!” Having just spent 2 wonderful nights at this superb holiday home, I have nothing but praise for it, the views was to die for even in the pouring rain!! House is in an ideal location, easy ac
“Fabulous house, great location, lovely owner, fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
As a large group of 4 adults and 5 kids, we were delighted with the very high standard of accomodation and facilities and utilities for use during our short 2 night stay in this gorgeous house. The o… More
Thank you so much for leaving such a complimentary review for our holiday home, we really appreciate it. We look forward to you staying at Seafield Park again in the future.
“Enjoying our stay very much”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2016
Great location, comfortable accommodation, beautiful view - photo attached. Delighted we chose to stay here.… More
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” 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 o
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.
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo …see more
“Excellent Cottage in a beautiful town called Charlestown” Had a fantastic stay at the Pebbledrift Cottage. The accommodation is very nicely laid out with ample room to have a relaxing break. Plenty of restaurants and shopping amenities near bye.
Really enjoyed our stay here in August 2016. Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. Location was perfect for our family of four. Multiple beaches are in easy walking distances as are numerous … More
“Comfortable, well equipped & ideally located”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
We stayed at Pebbledrift Sept 2016, which in a way is towards the end of the season, but this beautifully designed, comfortable, well equipped cottage looked as good as new!! It's well looked after & … More
“Spacious apartment in a tranquil location” This apartment has special meaning for me because my fiance' proposed while we were staying there! Roccamorice is a very quaint idyllic Italian town with a few great restaurants and great views. The apartme
Self catering holiday cottage, sleeps 5 in Lincolnshire rural village, near Hemswell Antique centre, historic Lincoln, Louth, Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Forty minutes from the Lincolnshire coast. Pets welcome. Calm, serene walled garden. Short or long stays.Typical …see more
The Iro apartment is near the sea where there are a lot of beach bars and restaurants.Also nearby there are shops where you can buy clothes to souvenirs.The apartment is ideal for groups and families who love love to relax at sea also the garden is a great place …see more
Style, luxury and convenience in a beautiful location what more can be said about this apartment and its situation to Northern Ireland's world renowned North Antrim Coast. Activities abound, golfing, fishing, motorcycling, cycling, walking, swimming, canoeing, etc. …see more
“Perfect seaside location” Fantastic stay
A clean comfertable home perfect location
Everything available to make your stay comfy and stress free
Beautifully looked after comfertable and clean
Home from home adding luxury and comfort to a beautiful
Me and my family spent the last week of the summer holidays at Taunton cottage. The location is perfect nestled up a quiet side street with your own gated entrance. Literally 1 minute walk and you are… More
Lovely fairly spacious apartment with everything you need. Very clean and comfortable and handy for attractions. Moira the owner was very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend and would return … More
“Lovely well equipped flat in central Edinburgh”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2013
I really enjoyed my stay in this cosy flat in thie heart of Edinburgh . The flat had everything to make my stay perfect and I really appreciated the soulful decor , the fast Internet connection and mo… More
Reviewed 16 Feb 2016
A superb- 'home from home' apartment in Edinburgh. Ideally situated- just a 5 minute walk to the Grassmarket area, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is wel… More
“Lovely holiday location!” This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a pot of fresh tea was a nic
“The perfect restful retreat in an immaculate beautiful cottage.” The cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the historic city of Lincoln. Our situation was that we were relocating back to the UK and needed a base while we sorted o
A lovely cottage with a lovely view. We had a great time and everything was there that we needed. Lovely little touches to make it more homely like dvds and magazines. A huge shower too, It was a perf… More
“Luxurious holiday home ideal for short break”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
This holiday home far exceeded all our expectations. Once inside, we felt instantly comfortable and relaxed. Beautifully clean throughout, plenty of room, comfortable sofa and bed, hot tub outside and… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Great place and service. The host is very friendly and makes you feel welcome without invading your space. Though it is close to the owner's house there is still a sense of privacy.
The owner's dog … More
The bus from Leeds to Wetherby and Harrogate stops right outside so city trips are easy! Stay in for the evening and have a delicious homemade dinner delivered to your door complete with a bottle of wine from £10 pp. Walking around the historic village of Clifford you …see more