Ms Vye May 2022
We had a fantastic time at Keepers cottage. The location was perfect. We enjoyed the beautiful garden and the visiting wildlife. We too enjoyed the remote location with no neighbours. The cottage is well equipped (with two ovens !!!) and has a lovely feeling about it! Very relaxing! One of the first things you notice on arrival to the cottage is the silence all around you, you forget that it is such a beautiful thing, as living in London it’s so noisy and fast paced. No matter what excursions we did every day we couldn’t wait to get back to the warmth and security of the cottage, it has this feeling of wanting to be there all the time. The sun was always shinning in the garden too! The starry nights were amazing! We found the bridle way okay but we did have an MPV and yes there were lots of potholes. The children loved the garden too and looking out for the two horses and the Llamas as you drive down the bridle way. Also in the downstairs utility room/loo there is an air vent and you can hear tiny squeaks, I went outside and next to the front door I saw a Marsh tit/Willow tit ??? (it could have been a different type of tit ! ) flying in to the vent to feed the hatchlings! Wonderful!
We had read the previous reviews about the stairs, my mother was a bit worried but on the whole it was fine and we were careful.
The only thing as a family we would like to mention is the bedding and cushions are all feather down and hold lots of dust. We have three asthmatics in our family and this was very difficult for them. We have suggested to Classic Cottages that it might be a good idea to have at least one Anti-Allergy bedroom. Just incase other families who may also have young children or adults with breathing problems/Asthma.
If these changes were put in place we would definitely like to return.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review. We're delighted you had such a relaxing stay at Keepers Cottage and the sun shone for you. How amazing to discover the birds feeding their chicks in the vent! We're sorry you were not aware there was feather bedding at the cottage, and for the members of the party this impacted on. We will amend this in the property details for future guests. We're so glad overall you had such a great holiday and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support
Mrs Gore October 2021
A truly delightful cottage. Lots of space in a lovely situation and we would love to return. Ideal for mixed generations of a family to stay in and, apart from the road to get to it, it was all good! A red squirrel would have been the icing on the cake!
Mr Swatton August 2020
A disappointing introduction to classic cottages. We are very unlikely to book with you again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry that the property didn't quite hit the mark for you. We know that you've spoken directly with our team on the Island to discuss your thoughts, and we're pleased that you were able to accept a gesture in light of your disappointment. Classic Cottages
Mr Genrich July 2020
We loved the remote location along a bridle path with no neighbours.
The gardens are vast and a haven for birds. We would have liked to have been there when the fruit trees ripen!
The layout of the cottage is perfect for two independent couples because the main bedroom with ensuite is at the opposite end to the other bedrooms. The two separate living spaces, one more formal with TV and the other informal and off the kitchen, ensured that there was more than able room for us to be together or apart.
Would definitely return!
Mr Anker October 2019
A lovely cottage just the bridleway lets it’s down at this time of year.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for reviewing Keepers Cottage and we're so pleased you had a lovely time overall. The cottage is located down a narrow unmade road as noted in the description and we do appreciate that these lanes can deteriorate over time so we'll certainly forward your comments to the owner for their attention. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Wall September 2019
A lovely, very well equipped cottage, we would definitely return to it.The location seems remote yet it is so easy to get about.
Mrs Beet August 2019
A delightful, well-equipped and comfortable family home which made it a pleasure to spend some holiday time in.
Mrs Harper August 2019
The cottage was great for all ages - comfortable & homely, it was lovely to chill out & look at the wildlife in the garden and basically just to do nothing! One day we just stayed at the cottage & went for a nice long walk then came back and relaxed while my daughter & family went to the beach for the day! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.
Mr Elmslie July 2019
Our second stay as an extended family. A perfect place to get away from the noise and turmoil of everyday life. Helps one to understand just how much noise and light pollution there is elsewhere in the UK. With the family photos around it gives you the feel of a loved and looked after family home. Love it!
Mr Leach July 2019
Keepers Cottage is the ideal stay for those looking for peace and tranquility surrounded by wonderful scenery and wildlife. We loved the garden and especially enjoyed the red squirrel that visited us. The main living area is ideal for making the most of the view, the garden and a comfortable place to relax. The cottage is in a great location on the island with so many lovely places nearby to visit and enjoy. I would highly recommend staying here and we hope to again in the future.
Mrs Aplin June 2019
The journey to the cottage along the bridle way was worth the careful driving to arrive at this lovely property. Our two year old grand son always waited in anticipation as we went by the sign to Knights Farm , a reminder to him of one of his favourite story books, ‘Room on the Broom’ ! The cottage was perfect in every way. I don’t think we have ever stayed in any other classic property which felt so much like being at home. We thought that the cottage offered the perfect combination, a haven of peace and comfort with no distance to travel to any number of places.
Mrs Monk April 2019
The property is gorgeous and in an idyllic location surrounded by countryside and wildlife and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be re-booking next year. However the access to the property is by an unmade up bridleway, the first part of this is fairly easy to negotiate however nearer to the property there are many large potholes. Our family have large SUVs but it would be difficult to negotiate in a smaller car especially in wet weather and some would not want to do so. Additionally the stairs in the old part of the cottage are steep with small treads and in the new extension the stairs are open sided with no handrail. The property may therefore not be suitable for those with mobility issues and the new stairs especially could be a safety hazard. Those with young children should be warned that there is no stair gate, fortunately we took one with us.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Keepers Cottage and that you liked its beautiful countryside setting. The cottage is set down a long narrow unmade track, as mentioned in the description, but we're sorry if you found some potholes in places and we'll certainly forward your findings for the owners' attention along with your suggestion to provide stair gates. We will also ask our Property Manager to consider adding some photos of the stairs to our website. We do look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Alison, Customer Support
Mr Elmslie August 2018
Perfect location, especially with 3 noisy and active grandchildren. Lovely views , 360 degree night sky. local dairy and farm shop a big hit with everyone. The Hare & Hounds looked after our needs brilliantly. Would book again.
Mr Shaw August 2018
Keepers Cottage is an amazing place for a family holiday, plenty of space in the secure grounds for children to play, lots of room to cook and prepare meals for 7. The cottage still felt spacious even when filled to maximum capacity. We didnt want to leave, will definately be booking to re visit in the future, Thank you Keepers Cottage for some amazing memories.
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