Guest Comments

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"Fabulous place." Travelled to Rainsbury House for a get together with a number of friends and we couldn't have had a nicer time. The owners have made a beautiful job of the refurbishment works, the cottages are lovely and the welcome couldn't be faulted. Added to that the location is really gorgeous. Can't wait to go back. Mrs C, Bishops Cannings. June 2014.

We have had a lovely week as the first guests in this refurbished cottage. The weather has been fantastic. We have enjoyed walking and cycling round the lake and on Haddon Hill. Thank you. Family J, Cambridge. July 2014.

Had one of the best holidays we've ever had! ...Thank you for a great time. Family S, Hull. August 2014.

Lovely house, felt very welcome... and regular visits from Rafi (the resident labrador) were great fun. We had a great week, Thanks for everything. Family K, Dorset. August 2014.

A lovely week, beautiful cottage. Thanks to Terry for making us feel so welcome. Beautiful walks from the door. We'll be back! Family C, Dunstable. August 2014.

"Superb accommodation." We've just returned from a fantastic week in Barn Owl Cottage. The cottage is beautifully set in a fairly isolated part of Exmoor with good walks straight from the front door...The recently and thoughtfully refurbished accommodation is of a very high standard with tasteful decoration and good quality fittings. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathrooms exceptional for a holiday let. Terry, the owner, was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We really appreciated the extra touches, like milk for tea on arrival and the offer to unpack our shopping. Thanks also for the delicious birthday cake...
We'd highly recommend, and hope to return. Family C, London. August 2014.

What a fantastic place to stay, took the girls (7&9) and the grandparents, without exception we all loved it. Mostly helped by the resident black Lab called Raffy - I have two heart broken girls and devastated parents having to leave the dog behind when we left!

 Terry couldn't of been more welcoming, nothing was too much, bed layout, towels, and even the food delivery unpacking service is going beyond. The accommodation was just perfect for us - the sitting room has two massive doors that open up to a generous private garden... spacious bedrooms and just a great feeling, very we'll equipped and not cluttered. Spotlessly clean and freshly decorated with new bedding. Location was perfect for the lake and activities... spend as much time as you can on Exmoor - beautiful all year round. Loads of great food in the local pubs. Family P, Newbury. August 2014.

Had a wonderful stay!... The Barn was lovely and toasty to come home to each evening. And the homemade cake and preserves on arrival were fab! Our stay was during the summer but I think the house would also be lovely during the winter, and we look forward to our next stay. Family M, Oxford/Leicester/London August 2014.

Beautiful cottage, lovely location. Thank you to Terry and Angela for making our stay so lovely; lots of help when needed. Beautiful walks on the doorstep... Village pub food was great. Lake for canoeing and walking is a must too. Family L, Newbury. August 2014.

Quiet and relaxing cottage in a great location. Lots of walks. Mr & Mrs W, Tunbridge Wells. September 2014.

Lovely cottage; our favourite things: Walks down through the field to the lake; Finding newts; Cycling on the Tarka trail. Riding at West Anstey; and The Bridge Inn! Family J, Lightwater. October 2014.

Barn Owl Cottage [has been] totally refurbished with new bathrooms and kitchen and it is now first class. Immaculately clean and recently redecorated, with really comfortable furniture, bedding and beds...The owners live on site and are super-friendly, but not intrusive. They have a good knowledge of things to do the area, and we found their dog Rafi absolutely delightful... She was keen to go on a walk down to the lake through the woods, even waiting to be told she could go through the gate! We stayed only for a short break, and wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back! Mr & Mrs F, Cambridge. November 2014.

"Could not be better". Rainsbury House is, quite frankly, just wonderful. Both of us have full-on careers and travel a lot on business and stay at some wonderful hotels. When we wish to escape, however, we want the same high standards, but somewhere personal and unpretentious. Rainsbury House is such a place. In a beautiful unspoilt location, with a warm but unintrusive welcome, the whole place is relaxing and a true idyll. The rooms are all beautifully restored, whilst retaining the warmth of the traditional character. We shared our time with a group of old friends in a weekend house party and can guarantee that we will return. It is a perfect escape. Mrs & Mrs P, Worcester. November 2014.

Lovely cottage and lovely holiday for all of us. My sons [3 and 1] can't wait to come back. Was one of the jolliest New Years we've had in ages. Family P, New York. January 2015.