I recently stayed with at Jayne & Mike’s beautiful Cottage, after I’d had a recommendation from a friend; and though I was certain after seeing the website that it would be a wonderful place to visit, I didn’t realise how welcoming, warm and homely Curlew would be!
After a few exchanges online with Mike, I was booked in for a week- the communication was perfect and I never had to wait for a response- which was a great insight for the forthcoming stay. I arrived and was met by both Mike & Jayne, who showed me around the cottage- I was blown away by the immaculate gardens, space for cars, and cleanliness throughout. Every modern convenience is there, along with rapid wifi and a truly first-class kitchen; though I didn’t have the chance to entertain friends there, I have no doubt it would be the perfect place for parties and intimate dinners alike.
Each evening I stayed at the cottage I found more ways to enjoy the area, with beautiful restaurants on the door step, grocery shops for anything I might have forgotten, and for when I was feeling cosy there were DVDs and (possibly one of my favourite things!) a Bang & Olufsen TV on which to watch them curled up in the living room.
The bedrooms are beautiful and the house is decorated impeccably throughout- I actually had to find out the colour of the walls in the lounge from Jayne as I have since (attempted to!) replicate the feel of the space- it’s clear a huge amount of thought and effort has gone into the cottage.
The worst time was inevitably when I had to leave, though I did so already looking forward to the next visit- and I must return again to use the hot tub in the front garden!
Mike, Jayne, I can’t thank you enough for showing me such hospitality and warmth- as a southerner working in the north you made me feel like I had a real home from home, and I can’t wait to see you both again; for anyone thinking about staying here, please please do! It is not just a cottage, it is an absolute haven of peace and tranquility.
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