Ms Spiers August 2021
This is an idyllic spot for peace and quiet. It's in the middle of acres of woodland where you can seem to roam without meeting anyone, despite there being other cottages. The children (13 and 11 years old) loved the freedom to wander. The excitement of finding and playing in a huge tree house with rope swing. The garden had plenty of space for games. Our dog was beside himself with excitement at all the new smells and freedom to run wild. We saw deer in the forest and badger tracks.
Sam is extremely friendly and helpful. Note to anyone who wants to go to Dragon Archery, it is extremely popular and books up about 3 weeks in advance.
There are several ponds and we manged some wild swimming in one. From the raised veranda at night the stars looked amazing. It felt like a real get away from it all and relax place.
Mrs Hoyle August 2021
We loved the remote, rustic feel to this property. It is set on a forest farm and the outbuildings and farm machinery add a real 'get away from it all' charm. The large garden is really beautiful and we enjoyed many evenings playing football with our son until it got dark. The open plan kitchen/living area is such a great space and fully equipped. The large upstairs decking area is stunning to relax with a glass of wine, looking out to the forest views. The owner is friendly and on hand for anything you need. We had a lovely week at this peaceful retreat.
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Mrs Dodd July 2021
The photos of the property really didn't do it justice. It was beautiful. The fresh air and surroundings were absolutely fantastic! We particularly loved watching the stars at night and keeping an eye out for the barn owls and bats. Sam and his partner were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to go back!
Mrs Yorke July 2021
Fantastic week at Forest View. Sam the owner was very helpful and friendly. We saw lots of the barn owls, walks around the tracks etc. Terrace was perfect for sitting out on and the night sky was just amazing with no light pollution. Plenty to do in the area with beaches, coastal walks, bike hire at Torrington. Husband found the swimming ponds on site and had a few dips! Would definitely recommend
Mrs Leadbeater June 2021
Very friendly and helpful owner. Just be careful that your dog does not escape!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review. Forest View is advertised as having an enclosed garden, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee any garden as 'escape proof' for some of our more determined four-legged guests! Tressa, Customer Support
Mrs Dacre May 2021
Highly recommend this cottage especially if you want peace and quiet, surrounded by wildlife. We enjoyed our stay immensely, sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine was idyllic.
Mrs Sheridan-Foster May 2021
Great stay at this fabulous cottage with our two dogs. Had everything we needed and more. Stunning views, was magical watching the barn owl at night and the deer graze in an evening. Perfect base to explore the area. Lots to explore from the doorstep too. Large open plan living area including the lounge which is not obvious from the photos which make the lounge area look small. It isn’t! Wood burner was great. Outdoor deck also great when the weather allowed. The garden isn’t dog proof really but owners will put fencing up if asked to make it more secure. Couldn’t fault the place. We loved it and will be back one day!
Mrs Holloway April 2021
Absolutely fabulous. Beautiful cottage with a huge balcony which is a suntrap, and as there is no light pollution so the sky is full of stars, so a great place to sit at night. Wonderful surroundings away from it all, lovely garden which is dog friendly but not quite secure for smaller dogs (Jack Russell size probably), but the garden is lovely, our dogs thoroughly enjoyed it, happy dogs, happy humans. Can't wait to go go back.
Mrs James April 2021
A stunning property in beautiful surroundings , always something new to discover in the woods it is set in . Forest View is an amazing place to stay , everything has been thought of from the comfortable beds to the fully equipped kitchen . Sam the owner was extremely helpful throughout our stay . A great find .
Mr Boult September 2020
Mr Elliott September 2020
A very comfortable away from it all property...the deck was amazing for late night star gazing and the log burner made the cottage very cosy on chillier nights. The owner was very helpful, thank you.
Mrs Crook-Mcdonough September 2020
Forest View is remote and idyllic for these current times. Perfect for those with dogs, although for older dogs the stairs may be tricky. Walking amongst the trees was quite magical and soothing for the soul. Able to distance from the world but plenty to do quite locally if you wished to-we walked parts of the Tarka Trail, visited Instow beach and Westward Ho! The weather was kind to us so a delightful break amidst the current mayhem. Sam, the owner, who planted the forest is a very nice chap and around most days for a chat or any issues. Would recommend.
Professor Sines August 2020
An excellent holiday location and property
Mrs Harris July 2020
This is our second holiday at Forest View and it was very relaxing and comfortable. We were able to unwind and enjoy the solitude of the ‘tree top house’. The host was very welcoming as always and we loved coming back to a little bit of luxury after a day on the beach at Northern Burrows. The space was very safe and loved by everyone including the dogs.
Miss Toogood December 2019
Forest View is a beautiful, quiet, relaxing retreat with everything you could need. Beautiful surroundings and an excellently appointed house. The kitchen was perfect for cooking Christmas dinner, we had everything we needed, and the owners even put a beautiful huge Christmas tree up for us! The beds are luxurious and soooo comfortable, and the bath in the ensuite is big enough for 2 small children to swim in!! A wonderful place, credit to the owners who were friendly and helpful. We will be back!
Mrs Hillier August 2019
We stayed with our young baby and both lots of grandparents. All found the house very comfy and a good home from home for our holiday. Great decking area once the rain and wind stopped! At night you can hear lots of owls all around which I loved! As based on a farm, there were a fair few flies getting in to the house, so worth taking a fly swat with you, not an unbearable amount though. Owner was very helpful with our queries. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family.
Mrs King June 2019
Spacious good looking property in a quiet location. Challenging drive to and from property set 'off the beaten track '! Ideal to get away from it all.
Mr Rowbotham June 2019
Had a lovely stay at Forest View. Loved the location, the peace and quite. Good sized property and one of the nicest double rooms we've had. It has the biggest bath ever, if we had brought an elephant it would have easily fitted in and been able to turn around . Very well equipped and furnished. A real get away from it all property. Excellent. We'll be back. Not yet had a bad property with Classic. Thank you.
Ms Harvey May 2019
This was amazing! Best holiday rental we’ve had. One suggestion, stairs could be carpeted as they were a bit slippery. Other than this everything was amazing, the quality of everything provided could not have been better. We shall definitely be returning. X
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Forest View - it certainly sounds like you had an amazing holiday overall! We'll certainly forward your suggestion for carpeting the stairs to the owner for their consideration for the future - thank you. Bryony, Customer Support
Ms Houston November 2018
Forest View is in a stunning location, if you're looking for a peaceful get away this is the place for you. The cottage has lots of room, is well equipped and has a cosy wood burner. The balcony off the sitting room is huge and totally enclosed so your pets are safe to have a wonder around and watch the wildlife. I can imagine in the summer it will be a relaxing sun trap. Take your wellies and have a lovely walk through the forest, there is so much to see. We will definitely return to this property. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Mrs Hinton October 2018
Fantastic cottage in a stunning location. Would definitely recommend!!! We have used classic cottages a couple of times now and both times we have been incredibly happy with the service provided and the fabulous accommodation - will definitely be recommending to friends and family :) Log burner, location, decking, stunning views, well-equipped, friendly owner, games room, plenty of toilets, utility room, layout of the cottage - felt really spacious and had good stand alone lamps, which are often lacking. All round lovely place to be.
Mrs Bennett September 2018
The cottage exceeded our expectations!! It was tucked away in an idyllic spot, tastefully decorated and so quiet. We went out and about during the day and returned late afternoon to relax on the decking (we had great weather for late September) before enjoying a bath à deux (its a HUGE tub) and then settling in front of the fire. Highly recommended.
Reply from Classic Cottages
That really does sound like the perfect holiday routine! We're so glad you had a great time in this lovely rural idyll and hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Support
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