Characterful lakeside cottage in a stunning location
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
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Comfort in beautiful surroundings
Dee's cottage is absolutely delightful, there was nothing we would have changed. Tim and Abby are lovely and welcoming and it's in a super location. We spent New Year here and although the days were cold , after long walks , we were cosy inside and enjoyed the lovely views through the large windows. The finish on the cottage is high quality and it is well equipped ( though a non stick pan would have been good for the omelette!! ) The welcome provisions were much appreciated- 5stars for the lemon drizzle cake ! Would definitely recommend Dee's cottage. Well done Tim and Abby
Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future.
First class self catered accommodation with friendly, professional hosts.
Surely one of the most pleasantly decorated offerings in the self catered world. Everything you need is supplied and is of decent quality. Operated by hosts who are obviously well traveled and know what guests want and expect of a venue from their own experience. For international travelers without a local sim needing to get some remote work done (or even another VRBO booking) decent internet has unfortunately become a necessity. We enjoyed all aspects of our stay except the dodgy wifi and (for us ) a too soft bed. I would deduct a star for each but that would still leave 5 as this stay was worth 7 stars on every other count!
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us despite your concerns about the bed and the internet. We pride ourselves on providing a first class service and hope our guests benefit from the beauty of their surroundings in warm and cosy accommodation. Faster broadband is promised to us in due course but in the meantime the 1.5 mbs signal is good enough for emails, social media and browsing, though I accept streaming is challenging. So far as the bed is concerned I think this is a personal issue. We invested in a high quality memoflex mattress for its comfort and hygiene and have never had anything other than praise from our guests for the good nights sleep they have enjoyed. Some have even asked for details for themselves. Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay with us and we hope you will come and see us again in the future.
hard to imagine a nicer stay
I stayed in Dee's Cottage at Brinsop for a week in March. Everything was perfect, from the warm fresh bread and lemon sponge cake and homemade granola left for me in the window sill; to the charming, exposed-beam-&-brick but expertly updated lodging itself; to the beyond-hospitable welcome I received from Tim and Abby (and friendly labs Walter & Bernie). The White House and grounds (fish pond! amazing country views in all directions) are, bar none, the nicest place I have ever stayed in my twenty years of visiting England on research trips and vacation. I can't wait to bring my wife and daughters back to show them.
My trip was meant as a writing retreat, combined with with local rambling in the area around. The grocery and takeaways (asian, fish & chips) at Credenhill, 1 mile away, plus the Bell Inn Pub at Tillington, were sufficient for most of my needs; though on a few days I made the easy 5 mile trip into Hereford City Centre (for Cathedral Close visits, excellent Thai, medieval site-visits, and real ale at Lichfield Vaults). Afternoons were spent walking around Brinsop and nearby Credenhill and Breinton--all exceptionally beautiful and restorative to wander through. Parish churches at each place were a real highlight (I'm a medievalist, so the local history is compelling--and Tim is a bona fide source, especially on the architectural renovation side). If I hadn't been fighting a sinus/chest infection I brought with me, I'd have gone running in what were perfect surroundings. At dusk I'd sit at different spots in the meadow by the pond with a local cider to consider.
The property itself was exceptionally well-kept, with all amenities in perfect order. I'd have happily cooked more if my spouse were along (fridge had milk, juice, butter, and cheese waiting for me; and the kitchen set-up overall was excellent: stove & oven & microwave/toaster/cutlery/dishes etc). When (not if) I come back, I'd stay again in Dee's Cottage if it were just the spouse and me, but go upstairs to the other unit (same excellent layout, but one more bedroom--I got a tour) if the kids come too.
All in all, then: a really REALLY wonderful, restorative, beautiful and well-laid out lodging and thus visit. Tim and Abby have got a GREAT thing going here, which I can't recommend enough (or stop writing about, apparently!).