Reviews from our guests booking online...

and those who kindly left a message in our cottages during their stay.

"Cosy, well equipped cottage with lovely views. Bed very comfy! Welcoming hosts complete a perfect picture!" Old Hay Barn - October 2019

"Thank you for another lovely comfortable stay in The Old Hay Barn. We so much appreciate the quiet and peaceful surroundings. It makes the holiday so special. Old Hay Barn - July 2019

"Perfect!" Shire Cottage - October 2018

"Such lovely accommodation and peaceful surroundings. Who could ask for more? Thank you Liz for your warm and friendly welcome." Old Hay Barn - July 2018

"The accommodation is absolutely fantastic! It's spotlessly clean and has everything you could possibly need. Thank you." Shire Cottage - May 2018

"Our second stay here in the Old Hay Barn, just as good as the last. Beautiful scenery, very quiet lovely patio to relax on. Brilliant!!" Old Hay Barn - May 2018

"Wonderful cosy & well equipped barn. Really appreciated all the local info and map book/map." Old Hay Barn - March 2018

"Very well equipped - lovely property. Could maybe just have done with extra saucepan when cooking Xmas dinner! I'm sure we will be back!!" Old Hay Barn - December 2017

"'Home From Home' - Everything you need for a comfy stay. Lovely outlook, and relaxing vibe. Hosts & Purdy - Perfect! Just keep doing what you do!" Old Hay Barn - September 2017

"A lovely peaceful few nights away at Walton Thorns. Cottage was immaculate and peaceful surrounding farm land made a great running route too." Shire Cottage - September 2017

"Shire Cottage is situated in a beautiful, quiet area and is ideal for long walks. The cottage is spacious and well equipped." Shire Cottage - September 2017

"Excellent in every way - thanks for your hospitality." Old Hay Barn - August 2017

"Lovely to be back. Last time 5 years ago, just as good if not better. We will be back!!" Shire Cottage - August 2017

"A very enjoyable stay. Lovey cottage & nice peaceful location with lots of wildlife. Owners on site v.attentive." Old Hay Barn - May 2017

"Many thanks for a very comfortable stay & your attention & help." Old Hay Barn - March 2017

"We had a lovely time. Enjoyed the farm walk. Many thanks." Shire Cottage - September 2016

"A beautiful & exceptional place to stay. We thank you Liz & Graham for being so helpful and welcoming. Suggestions keep a reservation for returning guests!!" Shire Cottage - May 2016

"Excellent accommodation with everything we could reasonably want provided (and more) and in very good condition. We'll have to get some of those wooden blocks as they're now the baby's favourite toy! Thank you!" Shire Cottage - May 2016

"Thank you for a very comfortable stay. The cottage has everything needed to make it 'home from home' we will be back for more!" Shire Cottage - October 2015

"Lovely place fantastically maintained and equipped and lovely hosts. Great tractors too!" Shire Cottage August 2015

"Great to be back, lovely cottage, superbly equipped. Lovely to be in a beautiful cottage and ideal for the bikes thank you." Shire Cottage August 2015

"We enjoyed the peacefulness of the farmland the well equipped accommodation that met almost all our needs - would definitely return!" Dairy Cottage August 2015

"Lovely well equipped cottage with beautiful outlook. Good base for local attractions. Thanks for welcome pack including chocolates we received a lovely welcome." Shire Cottage - June 2015

"Lovely cottage has everything that you need. Shame about the rain!" Old Hay Barn - June 2015

"We all thank you for the friendly reception and Purdey! The cottages are first class, everything we could need in facilities and a perfect location. Thank you so much." Dairy Cottage & Shire Cottage - June 2015

"We had an amazing time in the beautiful Dairy Cottage" Dairy Cottage - May 2015

"Best place to stay. Great to get anywhere it's like home from home. Very nice people who own and run the cottages. Carry on as is great." Old Hay Barn - April 2015

"Thanks for everything... love the farm & love the mattress - very comfortable. No suggestions quite a rare thing in a holiday cottage. See you again soon we hope." Shire Cottage - August/September 2014

"A beautiful place to stay! Clean, very comfortable, a homely feel. We will stay again." Old Hay Barn - August 2014

"Modern, clean, lovely wide open spaces, a great place to stay." Dairy Cottage - July 2014

"Thank you for making it a real home away from home. Purdey made us feel welcome too. There is nothing I can recommend to make it better as you have thought of everything." Shire Cottage - June 2014

"We had a wonderful holiday and truly appreciate your kindness. We will be back." Shire Cottage - May 2014

"Lovely warm welcome from you Liz, felt at home the minute we stepped in the door at the barn. Peace and quiet (heaven) will be back." Old Hay Barn - May 2014

"We have enjoyed our very comfortable stay immensely. Liz & Graham so welcoming and our accommodation absolutely beautiful." Old Hay Barn - March 2014

"A lovely cottage, helpful & friendly hosts. Great location, we will be back. Thank you." Old Hay Barn - February 2014

"Excellent accommodation. Rural & relaxing with great hosts. Fascinating tractor collection. We'll be looking to return again next time we're in Britain as it was particularly convenient for us." Dairy Cottage - November 2013

"Comfortable, clean, great views, lovely decoration. We could live here! Everything we needed was provided thank you." Shire Cottage - November 2013

"Very nice. Thank you we have had a lovely stay." Shire Cottage - November 2013

"Fantastic accommodation! Ta for drinks & chocs! Perfect. Some lovely walks round about. Thank you." Old Hay Barn - October 2013

"Perfect Cottage. Very roomy, cosy and well equipped. Very convenient location. Lovely holiday." Shire Cottage - October 2013

"What a great place to stay. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We will be back." Old Hay Barn - September 2013

"Lovely cottage & stunning views. Great Location & the shower is one of the very best I've used! We may well return." Shire Cottage - September 2013

"We have had a fantastic break. The Old Hay Barn is top class. Looking forward to returning. Thank you Liz & Graham." Old Hay Barn - August 2013

"Impeccably clean, well planned units. Very helpful owner, plus lovely dog. Interesting area & beautiful surroundings. We want to come again." Shire Cottage, Dairy Cottage & Old Hay Barn - August 2013

"Nothing to say except excellent for everything." Shire Cottage - July 2013

"Beautiful place. Immaculate grounds. Owners very friendly + helpful." Shire Cottage - July 2013

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - lovely accommodation in a superb quiet location with great views." Shire Cottage - July 2013

"We enjoyed very much our stay here. Very nice cottage and very nice owners - the next time we hope speak English better. Thanks very much for your welcome." The Old Hay Barn - June 2013

"Perfect place for our wedding weekend. Thank you very much." Shire Cottage & Dairy Cottage - May 2013 Wedding at Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough

"We absolutely loved it! Thank you for a wonderful stay. Hope to be back next year!" Shire Cottage - May 2013

"Lovely well equipped and very comfortable. Nice quiet, good location. Friendly welcoming hosts. Thank you for such a lovely stay albeit short!" Dairy Cottage - April 2013

"Very clean attractive cottage. Everything you could wish for. We had a very peaceful enjoyable stay. Definitely coming again." Shire Cottage - February 2013

"Lovely place to stay - with the added bonus this week of snow and sunshine. Loved the views from the cottage - and saw a hare in the snow!" Shire Cottage - February 2013

"A very nice place to get away. We greatly enjyoyed the farmyard trail and the tractor collection. The close attractions were good." Shire Cottage - February 2013

"Nice clean cottage. Perfect location for us! Very warm & comfortable. Good beds & clean bathrooms. Will come again." Shire Cottage - October 2012

"Lovely scenery and nice walks. Felt very welcome. Would return again." The Old Hay Barn - September 2012

"A lovely romantic break. Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time. Excellent hospitality, nice walks and beautiful scenery. Will definately return." The Old Hay Barn - September 2012

"Thank you for a lovely stay accommodation was fantastic and you were very welcoming & helpful" The Old Hay Barn - August 2012

"Fantastic location and the best accommodation we have stayed in during our 9 weeks of travelling. Really looking forward to seeing you at Christmas." The Old Hay Barn - August 2012

"Like the Hay Barn earlier, Shire & Dairy Cottage suited us perfectly and was an excellent base for our holiday encompassing our son's wedding at Prestwold. You had provided us with everything we needed." Shire & Dairy Cottage - August 2012

"We've had a great stay here. Really comfortable, homely, cosy. Thanks for all your trouble & care. Suggestions - keep it this way!! It was the touches & thought eg equipment that made it great too!" Shire Cottage - July 2012

"Thank you for allowing us to stay at this beautiful cottage, it's been great. Suggestions - none just perfect." Shire Cottage - July 2012

"Excellent accom & we enjoyed our stay very much. A quality place to stay again." The Old Hay Barn - July 2012

"We had a great 4 day stay at Walton Thorns and used all 3 cottages...the cottages are well equipped and much nicer than staying in a hotel. Liz was a great host and was very knowledgeable of the local area. Would definitely recommend for a large family or group stay" The Old Hay Barn/Shire Cottage/Dairy Cottage - May 2012 - Wedding at Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough

"Thank you for providing excellent accommodation for us, Mat's family and the best man's family for the weekend of our wedding. Everyone was delighted and the service you provide is excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone." The Old Hay Barn/Shire Cottage/Dairy Cottage - June 2012 - Reception at The Carriage Hall, Plumtree

"We had a wonderful time in your cottage, we enjoyed the calmness, everything we needed was in the cottage and you were also very friendly." Dairy Cottage - May 2012

"Lovely cottage & position. Very helpful host - hostess. Tractors were popular." Shire Cottage - May 2012

"Lovely stay - excellent cottage and walks around farm, loved the tractors" Shire Cottage - May 2012

"We are very impressed with the high standard of the accommodation. The setting is beautiful and the welcome warm & friendly." Shire Cottage - May 2012

"A lovely cottage with all the conveniences a person could want. Spacious rooms were vey much appreciated. Beautiful view of the farm from the living room. Extremely clean and comfortable." Shire Cottage - The Bolands, California

"Thanks so much for a lovely stay, we have been made to feel so welcome." Tookey family, USA

"Shire Cottage was a lovely home away from home for our 3 week holiday. Liz and Graham have thought of everything in setting up the cottages and the farm setting was really peaceful.They were wonderful hosts and we had a great time." Nicholson family, Auckland, New Zealand

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is beautifully laid out and furnished." GT Kent

"Thank you. Super cottages. Lovely welcome. Very relaxing stay." H&T H Yorkshire

"Thank you for making our stay at Shire Cottage a memorable one and we will hopefully be lucky enough to return." L&S. South Shields

"Lovely fresh cottage and a warm welcome from our hosts." ML.Glos

"Lovely cottage you have thought of everything." C&F.Sussex

"Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful! Our family of four had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean and spacious with great country views out back. Privacy was a big plus. We will be back! Thank you." The Davis family Texas

"A perfect cottage, plenty of space, very well planned. Lovely position in beautiful countryside. If we want this area again we will return." R & V W London

"The comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Great." K S Leics

"We really appreciated your friendliness, which really does make a difference." J & W T Lancs

"I really want to stay longer in your beautiful barn and this lovely area." M&N C Devon