Reviews from our guests

There are several places where our guests leave us comments.

Not everyone writes in our books ( and they were plastic wrapped during the pandemic which meant many did not ) – but some people do write by hand in the visitor books in each cottage ( sometimes even signed by the pets! ) Sometimes people forget to write in the book and e mail us later. We faithfully copy these comments as they come in and we upload them here. The only thing we ever hide or alter is the full guest name and address for obvious reasons of privacy.

Secondly we encourage our guests to write about us on the site through which they booked (Trip Advisor, Air B and B,, Freetobook  etc)

As you will see we do have brilliant reviews. They are genuine, not a “fix” and  and its not that nothing ever goes wrong!  Although our standards are very high just occasionally, in the real world,  things are bound to happen. Machines fail, something breaks. The successive good reviews are  because if something does go awry, and if our guests tell us about it  during their stay,  we do move heaven and earth to fix it while those guests are still with us. People greatly appreciate this effort  on our part  and we guarantee  we always make it. If once in a while a review is less than wonderful it is  almost always the case that it was outside our control ( internet down or slow in the whole area for example)  or we were only advised about a problem after those guests had departed when there was nothing we could do to make it better.

A perfect and beautiful cottage! Every little datail was thought of and spot on, the extra touches and welcoming gifts were much appreciated, and well enjoyed.

The log fire and jet bath made for a relaxed evening, topped by having the best nights sleep in an extremely comfy bed!

Would definitely recommend to friends and family, perfect for the tranquil break from the busy city.

And a massive thank you to Fiona, who couldn’t have done more to accommodate and be the perfect host.

Would really love to stay again, thank you so much.


Eliza, Chris and Zeus


Vanilla Cottage 11th September 2020 - September 2020

What a happy week we have had here at Vanilla Cottage: the setting is so tranquil and the cottage is so cosy and comfortable.

We have been lucky enough to have had good weather and soon settled into our holiday routine ….. morning coffee in the beautiful garden and then off for a day of exploring the area.

David and Nicola Harris


East Sussex


Vanilla Cottage August 2020 - September 2020

Lovely week if a little wet. Gorgeous cosy cottage with beautiful walks right from the door.

A great place to recharge your batteries!

Love it and hope to come back.

The Hall family and Doris the Hungarian Puli

Tintern Abbey Cottage 29 August 2020 -

Even though Covid19 has made this holiday a little harder, Malcolm and Fiona still managed to make this a wonderful stay.

We have stayed 3 times now and it just gets better each time.

We will be back.

Fiona and Emily Kemp


Tintern Abbey cottage 21 August 2020 -

What a fabulous cottage in a stunning location. Our family of 6 have loved our week in Tintern. Beautiful scenery and lots to do. We have canoed, rock climbed, cycled and walked – and ate very well at The Anchor and The Wild Hare. The craft shops were lovely for a wander and picked up a picture at The Boat Shed to remind us of a fantastic holiday in The Wye Valley.

Thank you!

The Morgan / Davy family

Great Leigh


Tintern Abbey cottage 25 July 2020 - August 2020

You could not stay any closer to The Abbey! A day of technologiacal contrasts when a drone photographed the condition of the masonry of this centuries old building.

A beautiful location. In the heat the cottage kept its cool and stayed warm on cool days. A great base with plenty of room for us all – everything needed was available.

Great walking, cycling, fascinating shops local ice cream and cakes and easy access to market towns, Wye Valley, Forest of Dean as well as the Brecon Beacons included! Thank you

Whent / Hallett family


Tintern Abbey Cottage10th August 2020 -
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