"Top Ten Trips of All Time"


Where to begin? As a seasoned traveller who has lived in many different countries in Europe and Asia and who has roughed it and lived it up at both ends of the vacation spectrum, I can honestly say that our visit to HAWTHORN FARM COTTAGES made it into my top ten trips of all time.

Exceptionally well equipped, immaculately presented and thoughtfully designed for every comfort, our cottage was absolutely perfect. Taking our first holiday with a new puppy, I was understandably nervous but Tina and Steve made every effort to reassure me and to make our mini-break relaxing and invigorating. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

The dog loved it: zoomies took on a new meaning in the spacious cottage... much bigger than our apartment at home! On-lead walking through the grounds was very exciting for her, meeting the donkeys and sniffing the pears. Visiting the seaside was another first. There was also a dog-entertainment basket with treats and tips, in addition to the regular orientation manual.

Ideally placed, the cottages are the perfect setting for battoning down the hatches and escaping form the outside world or using as a base to explore the sights and activities available around and about. Very discreetly designed too, so you can have your own privacy even if they are fully booked. We have booked again for the summer (fingers crossed... lockdown permitting) but rest assured, Hawthorn Farm Cottages will be part of the annual R&R for this little family. I can not recommend highly enough.

PS. Go for the breakfast basket... local produce was totally yum and lasted us for 4 meals!
Melissa Fordham - April 2020