“This place is a real oasis of calm and tranquillity. Really superb to get so ‘up close’ with nature – the Barn Owl an absolutely magnificent creature…”
Neil, Angela and Morgan (age 6) Leicester

“A piece of paradise you need to discover for yourselves. The children have really enjoyed the freedom and wildlife here….The trout are delicious. If only we could stay forever, my idea of heaven”
Tim, Tracey, Edward and Harriett (Ipswich, Suffolk)

“A very eco-friendly holiday with every comfort thought of. Fresh trout from the lake to the plate in less than an hour. You can’t get fresher than that!”
Anna and Robert (Berkshire)

“Watching the fish jumping in the evening has been better than any TV!”
Rachel and Martyn (North Yorkshire)

“What a fantastic couple of weeks we have had here, even the kids enjoyed the fishing and watching the wildlife from The Painted Lady…”
John, Pauline and Kids

“A mixed bag of weather this week, have been so thankful having the wood burning stove, which has made the evenings really cosy.”
Lois and Keith (St Leonards on Sea)

Hiding in the Rushes

“Hiding in the Rushes”

“I love the idea of looking out of the windows and watching the chicks and swans. Bill Oddie has a lot to answer for!! It felt like our very own Springwatch.”
Sue and Richard (Bristol)

“Watched house martins skimming over the lake and enjoyed listening to all the wildlife sounds in the evening. Great not having a TV – we have all enjoyed learning to play crib.”
Andy, Pauline, Bryony (age 11), Michael (age 8) (Hants)

“We had a fantastic holiday. It was peaceful and very relaxing. We feel that it was one of the best holidays that we have ever had.”
Dawn, Del, Vicki, Mick and Charlie the dog (Reading)

“Fourth time here and still a great holiday. You’ve done it again with this boat, really great spot……and we’ve seen the kingfisher!”
Victoria and Peter (Teignmouth)

“Seeing such beautiful wildlife was a pleasure. Saw a lovely deer bring her twin fawns down to the waterfront for a drink – such an endearing moment. We’ll be back again for sure.”
Jill, Steve and Rebecca

“What an idyllic rural retreat – we’ve had a wonderful few days soaking up the peace and quiet…This is a gem in the Devon countryside.”
Ray and Jan

Ducks in the Spring

“It felt like our very own Springwatch.”

“We all had a wonderful week – peace, tranquillity, no TV – absolute heaven. Making the log fire took me back to my childhood – it was lovely.”
Ann, Peter, Janet and Alan

“We never understood why people go to the same place on holiday again and again until we came here!!….We will be coming back as soon as we can.”
Alan and Samantha

“The best experience was watching a barn owl, much larger than I thought they were, come hovering over the trees across the lake and working back over the wild meadow, hovering and diving…”
Norma and Tony (Bristol)

“There is no better sight than waking up to the mist rising over the fields and lake and the wonderful sun sets and clear nights skies”
Wendy and Steve (West Yorkshire)

“We haven’t laughed so much for ages – perhaps the lack of TV.”
“It’s just so great to wake in the mornings and hear only the birds.”