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“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Lodge credit to the owners”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Wonderful house in a beautiful area” We have just returned from a few days break at this beautiful house over New Year. It was the first time that the whole of my family have got together in one place at one time.
What a fantastic house and set in su
“A wonderful period property prepared for modern day living”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2015
Such a breath-taking house made such a fantastic stay!
From the moment you drive up to the front door until you climb into one of the huge comfortable beds at night, you are amazed by this wonderful … More
“This house is amazing”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We stayed at Dumcrieff house for my daughters hen weekend. It was perfect in every way. I would highly recommend it and will definitely book it again. We all had a fantastic time and went into Moff… More
“Fantastic house with 5 star quality for a great weekend away with friends.”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
Fantastic house for a group weekend away. Beautifully decorated inside with 5 star quality and finishings. Will definitely go back.… More
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“Perfect cabin for a winter break”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The cabin was better than expected, very clean with all the basic amenities. Surrounding area was very quiet and private. The hot tub was so good we never had time to have a shot in the sauna. The hot… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo
Beautiful cottage with stunning views over the river Ericht. If I had to imagine what an ideal Scottish holiday home would be like, this would be pretty close to the mark. Great kitchen and facilities… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all back again soon!
“Scottish Idyll Near the Highlands”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Our recent stay at the Jute Store at Brooklinn Mill was everything we hoped for. Situated in east Perthsire, one mile from the convenient town of Blairgowrie, it is only a little more than an hour's… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed both the location and the house so much and hope to welcome you back some time soon.
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… More
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished.
During the day there i
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST!
I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an
“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.
“Felt like home” My husband & I really enjoyed our few days break in Denise's caravan, it was well lived in & felt very homely. Everything was supplied that we needed & all the equipment worked as should do. We wanted a few quiet days break & that is w
“Great place” Use this chalet as a base to travel around the area. Good location though quite rural. Standard of accomodation was high. Curtains in the lodge would make it more private. Owner and caretakers were both very helpful but not in your fa
Wonderful Chalet .Everything we needed was at hand & caretakers brilliant.The plot had great views all round & lots to see. We had nightly visits from Deer & plenty of birds The Jacobite Steam train … More
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
If you are looking for an Idyllic spot to get away from it all, chill and relax then this is the place. The Chalet was superb, clean and spacious and kitted with everything you could need to enhance … More
Thank you for your review and we would love to have you stay again anytime.
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
It was just absolutely great experience very nice and quiet location. Very good set off location to plenty points of interest. Chalet is extremely comfortable and clean. Very nice place very nice peop… More
We really enjoyed meeting you and you are welcome back anytime.
“Very Good” This is a great place to go if you're looking to have a nice quiet weekend away. Me and my partner were looking for somewhere to go to relax and get away and this was perfect for that. We stayed in the naseby suite and the first night did p
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. Bottle o… More
“Beautiful, relaxing, fun...everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We stayed in the Naseby Suite in May. We needed some rest and recuperation for a couple of days and spent a very restorative weekend recharging the batteries at Orton Hall. It’s an interesting plac… More
“One of the best and friendly holidays that we have ever enjoyed.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
This was our first holiday in a static caravan .We were truly amazed by both the size and comfort , it was almost like being in a house.
The scenery and walks were astonishingly beautiful, we were bl… More
Reviewed 28 Oct 2016
Lovely clean caravan in a lovely location next to the forest and close to the beach. Excellent for the dogs with plenty of walks.
Nothing to much trouble from oweners texted on day of arrival as we d… More
So glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for leaving the van so clean and tidy. Sorry we weren't able to meet you - maybe next time!
“Fantastic!” We stayed here with our three children 3, 8, 12 and had a great time!
There is a run back from the Ski area that means you can ski back to the chalet.
It had all utilities and was a home from home.
We loved it
“Nice place for a break” Booked the caravan for 5 people. Key and all the information you would need was posted by owner soon after i paid. Found there was plenty of room and everything was in it that you could possibly need. The hearing was fantastic
A very nice caravan, spotlessly clean, cosy and warm, situated on a nice quiet site
Surrounded by beautiful scenery, would certainly visit again,… More
many thanks for your kind review, hope you enjoyed the new carpets, see you again soon Paul
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
Nice spacious caravan, very well equipped. The location was great, it was peaceful and an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area/attractions. Already re-booked for summer !!… More
Looking forwards to seeing you next year
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
excellent holiday, caravan was everything we wanted as we are OAP we took advantage of the bus which was only minutes away left the car which was just at the side of the caravan, caravan was clean and… More
we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the caravan
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a
“Beautiful charming yet with every mod con” It was absolutely beautiful. the lodge is totally equipped to meet any and every need including those of a dog or a child.
It is sumptuous and cosy and cute yet with modern facilities including a washing ma
I booked Grey Heron Lodge after reading the amazing reviews on trip adviser, I traveled with my two young grandchildren, for a 4 nt break, Emma was thier to answer any question we had from the moment … More
“absolutely fantastic lodge”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
This is by far the best lodge we have stayed in and we have stayed in many!! So many personal touches - we highly recommend!!… More
“Perfect stay in Gorgeous Log Cabin”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
WOW what a gorgeous log cabin this is and we cant wait to come back to stay. When you walk in you feel like home from home but with a few extra luxuries. It has a real traditional feel to it and there… More
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve
“Perfect christmas” Wow, everything you could need in a beautiful setting. Comfy bed, bath robes, shower gel, towels,
All the kitchen equipment you could dream of and dish washer. Lovely reclining settee, tv, dvds, books, and a log burner. Dog friendl
What a lovely find, home from home! Enjoyed a glass of wine or two overlooking the great views from the veranda. The lodge inside perfect, comfy 5ft bed, reclining sofa in the lounge and equipped to… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Don't really want to write a review! Needs to be kept a hideaway secret!
Excellent in all areas, decor, quality, views, friendly pets, all great.
Only one slight gripe, although we were not walkers,… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2016
Such a lovely lodge. Very cozy and lovely to come back to relax in. Set in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of scenic routes around you. Very dog friendly. Lovely little touches that finish the stay off… More
“Utterly Amazing” We booked on a last minute weekend get away and form the moment we got there we was completely blown away by the quality and cleanliness of paradise lodge. the hot tub is a very welcome bonus. will be coming back in february and alrea
This is an extremely well equipped lodge which if you want it it has it
Spotless clean and the hot tub is to die for
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lodge to anyone
Young or old
Jan has tho… More
“Absolutely stunning lodge”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
Well where do I start
Absolutely stunning lodge which was spotless on arrival . The lodge had been trimmed up for Xmas so made our stay even more special. 7 of us stayed on a girlie weekend away and … More
“Beautiful lodge, gorgeous location, could not have asked for more!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Myself and a few friends visited Paradise Lodge at the beginning of July. The lodge is absolutely beautiful and decorated to a very high standard. The location is perfect and the hot tub certainly got… More