Blackthorn Meadow


hawthorn Lodge OriginalIt's always nice to find out what people really think of a holiday let before you book it for yourself. More reviews can be found on external websites including Airbnb, Vrbo (Homeaway), Trip Adviser and in our own guest book. 

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Some of our recent Airbnb Review

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Airbnb February 2022

Julia and Joe are fantastic hosts! They were warm and friendly. The property is true to what is being advertised and a great getaway with family. Kids especially had an incredible time!

Airbnb February 2022

What a great little place. The accommodation is comfortable and practical for a family. The hot tub and sauna in the back were really safe to use and we did not need to worry about the children. Weather permitting, it is an ideal, tranquil location with a great choice of toys/ activities and games to entertain the kids (both inside the house and out). A lovely location with plenty of walks nearby and a lovely little pub in the village with a fantastic Sunday lunch. A real find of a place.

Airbnb January 2022

very clean, warm and welcoming place, great communication from host, plenty to do for kids and adults, sauna and jacuzzi was well maintained, very clean.

Airbnb December 2021

A brilliant location and awesome stay! Warm and cosy!!!

Airbnb December 2021

worth every penny

Airbnb December 2021

Lovely stay in a well stocked cottage. Easy to find and we loved the sauna and hot tub and the kids really enjoyed the playground. We adored the fire and everything was easy to use and very relaxing.

Airbnb December 2021

Lovely cottage, with all the extra touches you need, towels provided for shower and hot tub/sauna. Fabulous wood burner with logs replenished daily. Hot tub and sauna behind locked garden for privacy.

 Airbnb November 2021

Peaceful and beautiful setting in the hills. Bring your bikes and ride the lanes. The sauna and jacuzzi made the stay. Gréât and easy communication with Joe and Julia

Airbnb October 2021

Fantastic!! Best stay on Air BnB to date! Clean, cosy, well equipped, amazing log fire and hot tub! Great location just fab! Great hosts Thank you so much. We will return, highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Airbnb October 2021

A lovely cottage with some real luxury thrown in, in a great location. Light the fire, read a book, take a walk, listen to the birds. Simple wonderful stuff.Julie

Airbnb September 2021

Lovely location, lots of peace and quiet. Hawthorn Lodge is great, nice and spacious. Great sauna and hot tub but the hot tub would benefit from a cover. Went to the local pub but was not very impressed, food over priced and not good. Julia and Joe were there when you needed them but not intrusive. Would stay again and would be great to take all the family and rent out both units.

Response from Julia

Hi *****, thank you for your lovely review. Our jacuzzis do have covers (that keep the heat in and the bugs out) but what they don’t have are canopies. We initially considered putting canopies over our jacuzzis however feedback from guests expressed a preference for an unhindered view of a clear rural night sky and the feeling of warmth that you get from the sun hitting the water even on colder days.
All of the meals available from our local pub restaurant ~ which is walking distance from us - are cooked using fresh produce and not reheated frozen ‘ready meals’. The price does reflect this but there are 2 other bar restaurants less than 5 minutes drive away and numerous others within a 10 minute drive away so there is something available locally to suit all tastes. When asked, we can usually recommend specific meals based on feedback from our guests in addition to our own experiences so have a pretty good idea which ones are of consistently good size and quality and which ones to avoid. 


Airbnb August 2021

Fabulous property. Great for families. Plenty to do round and about if you want to go and explore, and on site if you're looking for a more chilled and relaxed stay. The lodge has every amenity you could need (bar food and drink) and the owners are so lovely and helpful. We had such a lovely relaxing stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to book.Response from JuliaAugust 2021Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again some time in the future. Keep safe

 Airbnb July 2021

Excellent property. It’s quiet but close to plenty of things to visit. Very safe with children (the whole area is enclosed with lots of play equipment and animals to see etc. The property was exactly as described and very clean. Would highly recommend

 Airbnb July 2021

Lovely place to stay, great for kids with lots to do. Very clean, great communication with Julia, we even left a swim suit behind which she's returning to us via the post. Many thanks for a nice stay.

 Airbnb May 2021

Very happy with Julia and Joes cottage, we had a really lovely time there and really enjoyed our stay - 5/5!

 Airbnb May 2021

Julia's place is a lovely cozy home, lovely warm fireplace, so much open garden space and in a wonderful setting. Bonus hot tub too!

 Airbnb April 2021

A great lodge in stunning peaceful countryside. Great stay if you have little ones with the enclosed open space and play area out fun. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

 Airbnb April 2021

Place is spot on. Quiet location close to the lake and very relaxing. Recommend to everyone especially to families who wants to rest in quiet.

 Airbnb September 2020

Great hosts and works perfect. Hot tub a big plus. Try the lower new inn for a great meal

Airbnb August 2020

Such a beautiful location so much to do. We really enjoyed our stay.

Airbnb July 2020

We had a lovely stay, the accommodation has an amazing outdoor space that my children absolutely loved. The advantage for me was knowing the premises is secure and no way the children could get out to the road.
Julia and Joe were keen to please us and asked if there was anything we felt was missing , when i made a suggestion it was changed the very next day, tgey were so very attentive.
We had a lovely relaxing time in these very tranquil surroundings. Thank you both

Airbnb April 2020

Lovely cottage in a stunning location.




Last Modified on: 28-02-2022