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SAMPSONS CAVE

November 2019 – Private Guest

Absolutely stunning house in beautiful surroundings. Couldn't have been happier with our stay at Sampson's Cave.

New Year 2020 - Sawday's special places

Absolutely majestic large house and surrounds. Secluded and cosy but within striking distance of all of the areas of natural beauty - excellent country pubs and amenities should you need them. We had some of the best memories of our lives here! Highly recommended. 

July 2020 – Sawday’s special places

Something's indefinably Bohemian about this place. The best feature was the open-plan kitchen/living-/dining-room with a range to cook on and a proper record player plus huge stock of LPs from the past several decades. Staying there felt like being at a favourite friend's house. Down a farm track in a hidden valley it's bright, bucolic, and comfortable, with bats around in the evenings (you need to enjoy this bit of natural history in close quarters - we did), and a river a few minutes' walk away at the bottom of the hill. A great base for exploring castles, and walks around the Lake District

September 2020 – Trip Advisor

Beautiful home at a beautiful location with beautiful scenery - i highly recommend

October 2020 – Air BnB

Very interesting house, full of interesting things. Authentic character property full of history in an amazing location. Very convenient for day trips to Lake District, Pennines AONB, and The Yorkshire Dales.

CARREGFELEN

August 2020 – Wern Holiday Cottages

This is a joy of a cottage. Beautifully and considerately designed, so homely with all that you could need provided.
It is located between a plethora of beaches and attractions. The booking system could not have been easier and more efficient. 
 

August 2020 – Trip Advisor

Carregfelen is just as described in the listing, and is a warm, welcoming space, with loads and loads of interesting books, artworks, nooks, crannies and gardens to explore, as well as the centuries-old building itself - you really don't have to go anywhere else. It feels very "lived in" with lots of owners bits and pieces around, and has the feel of being a welcome guest in a friend's home. 

 

October 2020 – Air BnB

Be prepared for a heart warming, fascinating, captivating and memorable visit to a history packed, comfortable, super clean, luxurious yet incredibly homely home. My family all gathered at Carregfelen for four days to celebrate my 70th birthday in late October. We were welcomed by Viv who immediately lit us a welcome fire and later produced the best three course meal of our stay unobtrusively and effortlessly catering for our diverse dietary requirements. The house is steeped in family history and we felt privileged to be able to roam it and absorb Snowdonia at our leisure. Please visit this wonderful place, you won’t regret it.

 

September 2020 – Home Away

Simply Wonderful

 

September 2020 – Air BnB

This house is a wonderful piece of history and is set in the most beautiful area. 10 mins from the beach and surrounded by lush Green hills, we were really at home in this house. The modern kitchen facilities were great and we were able to seat everyone round the table i the dining room. Having open fires in the living rooms made it cosy at night too. Would definitely come here again in a large group, there is so much to explore nearby! House was clean and well stocked. Comms were easy with the house keepers nearby too.

 

 

June 2020 - Tatler

Stepping over the threshold at Carregfelen, one is immediately seduced by the flickering flames and intoxicating scent of Diptyque Feu de Bois. To see this house on a June evening is enchanting: roses running wild, candles blazing and, of course, those mesmerising views. A true midsummer night’s dream.

PONT FAEN

October 2020 – Wern Holiday Cottages

A really gorgeous cottage quietly tucked away down a long track. Very comfortable beds and furnishings and beautifully decorated. An excellent log burner in the cosy sitting room. Very clean bathrooms with lots of hot water. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

 

August 2019 Home Away

Had an enjoyable week in a nice cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Nicely furnished and everything provided for self catering. If you like peace and quiet in scenic countryside combined with easy access to local amenities ( Criccieth & Porthmadog ) and fine beaches ( Harlech & Llanbedrog ) then this place is ideal.

​July 2020 – Sawdays

Utterly magical cottage. First class cleanliness, finish, facilities, fixtures and fittings. Surprisingly spacious for the 5 of us too. We loved our time here and didn't want to leave. The peace and quiet is remarkable; the tranquility seems to absorb any stress out of you..!

July 2020 – Sawdays

A very peaceful, quiet and tranquil place that has clearly been renovated to a high standard. Extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped. Very well located to explore local area, beaches etc. We had a great week and would certainly return. I have no hesitation in recommending to others.

August 2020 – Air BnB

A beautiful cottage in an amazing location.

August 2020 – Air BnB

Utterly magical cottage. First class cleanliness, finish, facilities, fixtures and fittings. Surprisingly spacious for the 5 of us too. We loved our time here and didn't want to leave.

HEBOG BACH

July  2020 Wern Holiday Cottages

We love Hebog Bach and will be returning next year!

 

October 2020 – Air BnB

Lovely cottage, beautiful location, welcoming and helpful housekeeper

 

July 2020 – Air BnB

What a beautiful idyllic cottage this was. Everything was perfect and well maintained. Comfortable cosy beds, great living room area for the evenings with a fully equipped kitchen. Can’t fault this one and we’ve stayed in a few! You won’t be disappointed, just make sure you close the gates as there are inquisitive cows a roamin’ :)

  

August 2020 – Home Away (Vrbo)

We had a lovely family holiday plenty of activities on the doorstep. Beautiful beaches and mountain scenery. The cottage had everything we needed comfortable clean and well equipped.

 

July 2020 – Vrbo

We had a lovely week in Hebog Bach with our three teenage girls. Beautiful, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped house in stunning location with views to the sea. Great walks from the door and everything within easy reach - beaches, mountains, supermarkets. We had some rainy days but the house was a lovely cosy retreat from the weather.

Y BONCYN

August 2020 - Wern Holiday Cottages

The pictures do not do this cottage justice. It is simply beautiful with the highest standard of fixtures and fittings; super plush beds and luxurious linen and towels, all decorated with the sharpest interior design details. We could not have been more comfortable. The setting of the cottage up a private lane is perfect for peace and quiet while still being within easy car access of stunning beaches and landscapes. Absolute perfection. We can't wait to return.

SJuly 2020 - Sawdays

We had a gorgeous stay at Y Boncyn. The photos don't do justice to the precision and beauty of the house both inside and out. Incredible care has been taken over the interior design and the inclusion of everything needed to make a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location down a country track is remote and peaceful, while only 5 minutes drive to a lovely seaside town with great ice cream and fish and chips. There's loads to do in this quiet and unspoilt corner of Wales and I would return in a heartbeat.

July 2020 - Sawdays

This is a truly magical place to stay - a very comfortable cottage in the midst of a beautiful estate and close to any number of attractions. Ten minutes from Portmeirion, twenty from the beach and forty from all that snowdonia has to offer (riding, canoeing, trekking). But in fact the walks around the house are fantastic too and there is little need to go far.

August 2020 - Air BnB

What a magical secluded cottage. We had a perfect, relaxing time. The cottage is superbly set up, beautifully furnished to a high standard, immaculately clean and wonderfully peaceful with the most comfortable, cosy beds. We stayed for a week but could have stayed for a month. We’ll return for sure

August 2020 - Air BnB

We just loved the place - the setting, the cottage and the interesting art and books. The place is divine. 

 

September 2020 – Air bnB

What a wonderful cottage. We had a magical stay. If John Lewis had a show home this would be it. We had everything we needed and more. It was spotlessly clean with magic dust sprinkled all over. The cottage is perfectly located. We wish we could live there. Highly recommended

VILLA EVANGELINI

July 2020 - Air BnB

We spent an incredible week at Villa Evangelini. The house and gardens are beautifully maintained and in close proximity to a wealth of beaches and tavernas. There is also an enormous pool heated to the perfect temperature - all of which made it a blissful holiday. Not only that, but the owner, Dimitri, is the most gracious and helpful host you could ask for and the housekeeper, Lali, a delight. Highly recommended. 

August 2019 - Private Guest

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Evangelini. Dimitri was absolutely charming - incredibly helpful and thoughtful from our arrival (with cake, coffee and a detailed verbal download of the house). The house itself is as beautiful as the pictures describe, with gardens full of fruit trees and vines and the pool is in a magical setting.  Dimitri took us on a little fact finding on arrival which meant we were familiar with the area/beaches/restaurants pretty quickly.  The food cooked by Lali was just wonderful - also, the fact that you can wonder from the house to 3 restaurants is a lovely thing and as Dimitri owns the house, when you mention his name you get a lovely reception from shop and restaurant owners. All in all - a charming place to stay - beautifully done. 

  

MANNA FARMHOUSE

August 2020 - Vrbo

We had a great vacation at this villa. Net the gardener welcomed us and answered all our questions. Olivia and Tamar are also very responsive via the email. The multitude of terraces and the large park are heavenly. The location on the island is very good

 

July 2020 – vrbo

We ve spent such a good time here. Peaceful retreat in a beautiful family house.

Net, the gardener, was very helpful and discrete.

would definitely recommend.

TERWEST

September 2020 - Private Guests

Thanks so much for all you did to make our holiday so special.

 

The massages were wonderful and Gil was a fantastic chef.  You were always checking in to see if there was anything you could do which I really appreciated.  The guide for the walks was really helpful and we had some great lunches on your recommendation. So thank you very much for making it such a relaxing time.

 

  

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01636 650081

07903 864357

ruralescapes@outlook.com 

 

Tamar Ferguson

58 Newton Street

Newark

NG24 1SX

 

 

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