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“Extremely comfortable” Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa and the huge bed were incred
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
“relaxing, calm and wonderfull view” It's a very nice tower on top of a mountain, next to the house of owners, but still very private. There's a swimmingpool available, very good surroundings for walking and the view down to the see, the village or th
“Nice house, perfect location” The house is nice - big and clean. Not perfect for small children with a lot of stairs but we managed to keep 3 kids alive so it's not that big of an issue. Definitely the best part is location - one entrance is from the
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!” I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is f
I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
“Our little slice of magic in the city”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
Well all we can say is go! The tower is amazing it's your own tower with views to die for on the doorstep of the minster.
We arrived late, due to traffic leaving Norfolk, and whilst we did inform eve… More
Many thanks for your kind review of the Tower, I am very pleased to hear you had such a great stay. I will pass on your lovely words to Ernestina who I am sure will be delighted to hear that you found her so warm and welcoming.
I would be thrilled if you choose to stay with us again and would be more than happy to welcome you back to the Tower.
“Magical” We have had a wonderful and magical week at the Mulino Le Vigne. Despite some challenging driving on the about 2 km dirt road to the Mill, our rental car escaped unscathed and the rewards on arrival surpassed all our expectations. The mill is
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
“Fabulous apartment, fabulous location.” This apartment is in a glorious location overlooking Tuscan hills.
We stayed late August, early September and sat out on the terrace for our early coffee and breakfast every day of our two weeks stay. Again af
“Peaceful and relaxing, a pleasure to experience!” I have stayed here a number of times over the years in a small group and this time with a larger family. It is always a pleasure to stay here with a warm welcome and owners who are friendly and attent
“Wonderful 'get away from it all' experience!” What a wonderful stay. The hide was beautiful, the location stunning, and the welcome warm. The ideal place to unwind and enjoy the outstanding views across the lake. Near enough to places of interest, sec
We had the most amazing relaxing weekend here. The hut is situated on a beautiful farm complete with chickens and ducks, a short walk away from the main buildings but it feels like a little world of i… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy your natural surroundings here on our farm. It is what The Shepherds Hide is all about. Escaping the speed of the modern world! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Reviewed 9 Jan 2016
We loved our New Years stay, a lot of quirky villages to visit be we could never wait to get back to the cosy hut to enjoy it. The grounds are so peaceful, would be sure to stop again.… More
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your new year stay with us and enjoyed the farm and local towns. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Happy 2016.
“Tasteful hideaway, idyllic location, perfect for couples”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We stayed for a weekend at the Shepherd's Hide, and loved it. The owners seem to have thought of everything that a couple staying for a weekend might need, including fresh eggs from the farm. Even the… More
Thank you for your kind and honest review and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback as we are new to the holiday lettings market. We will certainly consider how we can make it more cosy for those Autumnal/Winter breaks. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Thanks again.