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1 night (Mar 9 - Mar 10)
2 adults

Carry Farm

4.9 (42 reviews)
Ardlamont
Tel: 07876227021
We have three architect designed lodges with an unrivaled location next to the shoreand a fabulous outlook across the Kyles to the Island of Bute. Each lodge has a generous balcony with undisturbed views to the beach. Well behaved pets are very welcome at Carry Farm. You have access to a circular coastal walk on your doorstep where dogs can be exercised off the lead in a safe environment. We ask that on site they are kept on a lead - the free range hens are happier that way! The balconies are fitted with a gate to help contain dogs (or smallchildren) and make your life a bit easier.

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Heron

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An architect designed lodge with an unrivaled location next to the shore and... more >

An architect designed lodge with an unrivaled location next to the shore and a fabulous outlook across the Kyles to the Island of Bute. The lodge has a generous balcony with undisturbed views to the beach.Room Facilities:

  • Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Coastal Location
  • Cooker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Private Car Space
  • Radio
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Electric Shaver Point
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Buzzard

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An architect designed lodge with an unrivaled location next to the shore and... more >

An architect designed lodge with an unrivaled location next to the shore and a fabulous outlook across the Kyles to the Island of Bute. The lodge has a generous balcony with undisturbed views to the beach.Room Facilities:

  • Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Coastal Location
  • Cooker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Private Car Space
  • Radio
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Electric Shaver Point
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Sandpiper

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An architect designed lodge with an unrivaled location next to the shore and... more >

An architect designed lodge with an unrivaled location next to the shore and a fabulous outlook across the Kyles to the Island of Bute. The lodge has a generous balcony with undisturbed views to the beach.Room Facilities:

  • Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bunk Beds
  • Central Heating
  • Coastal Location
  • Cooker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Fridge
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Private Car Space
  • Radio
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower Room
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Facilities

  • Children's Playground
  • Wi-Fi
  • Café / Restaurant (nearby)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Laundry And Dry Clean (Charge)
  • Shop (nearby)

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 21:00
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are allowed at a charge of £3.50 per day.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.9
out of 5
42 reviews

100% recommend

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4.8
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23rd October 2020:

Great place to stay at a great location. Warm welcome from the owners. The roaming goats, Pablo and Alfie were a delight. Will definitely return.

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I would recommend the beach at Ostel Bay and The Oystercatcher pub at Otter Ferry. I would just say one thing - the WiFi was okay for general browsing but it wasn’t quite up to streaming a film. Having said that, who wants to stay indoors and watch TV anyway when you’re in such a beautiful place?

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5
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18th October 2020:

Absolutely loved every minute of our stay. Views and location are amazing.

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4.5
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10th October 2020:

We loved our stay - so relaxing. The views from the balcony were so tranquil, so special. And it was very easy not to use the car much and just head out with a picnic and walk and walk. The aesthetic of the lodge was nice too, as was the quality of the linen/towels, and it was toasty warm (the heating worked so efficiently). We hope to come back with our brother and sister in law once Covid restrictions lift. We also appreciated the relaxed, trusting welcome - with Fiona off sailing and no fuss coming or going - trust on both sides. We liked the goats, donkeys, sheep and chickens, as well as spotting all kinds of birds and watching seals from the balcony.

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5
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10th October 2020:

We absolutely LOVED our stay. The Sandpiper was a great cabin to stay in, with equally great scenery. The welcome pack gave us everything we needed to know, and about our departure day with what we needed to do before leaving. We have already recommended you to all friends and family, and hope to return soon. We miss the goats, donkeys, red squirrel, black sheep and chooks already. Thank you for a lovely break.

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Due to Covid restrictions, we did find it hard to eat out, but Portavadie was open, so we had lunch there. This peninsula is a favourite of ours and there are many places to drive too. Otter Ferry, Dunoon, Rothesay, to name but a few. Ostel/Kilbride Bay, is of course a firm favourite. Carry Farm is a great base for exploring the area and is definately worth visiting.

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5
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3rd October 2020:

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5
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28th September 2020:

Thanks to staff members Barney, Louise, Alfie and Pablo who made the stay extra special for me.

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1. Bring plenty of unsalted peanuts and carrots. 2. Make good use of the Portavadie to Tarbert and Colintraive to Rhubodach ferries.

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4.5
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26th September 2020:

Had a great holiday lovely view. The kids loved it too especially the playpark, the donkeys, goats and chickens.

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4.8
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19th September 2020:

I spent 4 days with friends at Carry farm in a lodge. We found the accommodation to be extremely good value for money, the twin room is tiny but adequate, the kitchen very well provided with equipment and the view from lounge area is delightful. TV and internet were good. Electronic welcome pack information was comprehensive, be careful you don't miss the attachment if viewing emails on your phone (like I did).

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Carry farm is a great base for walking and cycling, access to a wide range of places of interest. We visited the Island of Gigha, which has the added interest of two ferry crossings, taking our bikes over to explore this lovely island. great local ice-cream and very welcoming Hotel beer garden. On another day we cycled round the Island of Bute with lovely coastal paths and quiet roads. Coltraine Hotel restaurant (on mainland side of the ferry) very very good, best to book, we were very lucky to get a table on a Thursday night.

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5
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12th September 2020:

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5
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6th September 2020:

Fab location and great accommodation.

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5
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5th September 2020:

Beautiful views and friendly people. The only extra we could have done with was a freezer compartment in the fridge.

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Portavadie is a lovely restaurant. Boat trip to Tarbert was enjoyable.

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5
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23rd August 2020:

Carry farm is the most relaxing place.We have stayed there four times booked again for next year.Love the walk along the coast,round the farm.Lovely friendly goats and donkeys. There is a craft shop there selling beautiful pottery ,cushions and wallhangings.The sailing school provides wonderful sights of yachts and kite boarders for those of us who are unable to participate !

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The Oyster Inn at Otterferry is a pleasant drive, food is amazing. Lovely gallery at Tighnabruich selling fantastic work. The shop at Kames is fully stocked providing a lovely range of fresh fruit and veg. Kilbride beach is amazing it is about a mile from the road. The beach is massive, clean and quiet, a must. Many places to visit too many to mention

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5
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17th August 2020:

The team at carry farm are both professional and super friendly. The location of Carry farm is idyllic. The instructors at the sailing school are fabulous with the kids and make every day interesting and fun.

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5
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16th August 2020:

Fab friendly staff on site, have been coming for 5 years in a row, love it.

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5
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15th August 2020:

Our second stay in Buzzard lodge and yet another fabulous week. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the sailing course and we enjoyed the local area. The lodge had everything we needed and is maintained to a high standard and it appeared that all Covid procedures were followed carefully. We really hope to come again

Tips:

New visits this time: Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry and the take out weekend meals at Tide and Thyme. Lovely gifts and art at the Tig Gallery in Tignabruich.

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5
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2nd August 2020:

Fabulous location, beautiful lodges in amazing scenery.

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Visit the Oyster Catcher at Otterferry and Botanica at the Barn at Millhouse for delicious food.

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5
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2nd August 2020:

Carry Farm is the most peaceful, beautiful and energetic place to be. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area by boat, on foot and bicycles. There are abundant places to discover with wildlife, scenery and great food available locally. Fiona and Derek are wonderful, thoughtful hosts, who made us welcome and comfortable throughout our stay.

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No need to shop before you come. Kames village shop is stocked with everything you need and has long opening hours. Food is excellent in the area. The Oystercatcher offers seafood and a fresh, exciting menu in a stunning location. Head over to Tarbert and Portavadie, to explore the mariners and coast.

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5
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27th July 2020:

We really enjoyed our stay. The boys had a great five days on the water and we had a very restful time just pottering around the cabin and the area. Organisation/administration was excellent from start to finish, particularly given the many uncertainties this year as a result of Covid. It was just wonderful to get away from home and for the boys to have a week's sailing. I managed to do some work during the week and it's good to know that the wifi and facilities in the cabin would work fine if I were in future to combine working remotely while the boys were sailing. We found it particularly good to be staying in a cabin on Carry Farm. If we'd had to stay elsewhere in the area, it wouldn't have been a problem, but being on site was ideal. Pricing for accommodation and the courses was good.

Tips:

I don't think we discovered anything particularly novel during our stay but followed the recommendations in the materials in the cabin. We had a pleasant dinner at Portavadie on our second evening and at the Kames hotel on our final night. The walk from Ardlamont point round the coast back to Carry Farm was enjoyable, with some fun clambering over the rocks at times.

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4.8
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26th July 2020:

Carry farm is really an idyllic spot It’s a real kind of a Retreat for me I particularly enjoy watching the sailing boats The walking around the standing stones / Ascog bay .... where the boys brigade hut is was just stunning

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We did a trip to Macrahanish: brought wetsuits and bougie boards . Really great day

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5
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19th July 2020:

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5
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19th July 2020:

Fantastic location, very quiet and picturesque. Lodge is well equipped and very comfortable and dog friendly. The view over the kyles of Bute are stunning.

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Lighthouse walk and Glennan Bay walk are lovely. The Kames pub is always worth a visit, the food is great!

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4.5
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13th July 2020:

A lovely week in a beautiful setting.

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4.8
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12th July 2020:

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5
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12th January 2020:

WE TOTALLY LOVED THIS CHALET- VIEW WAS AMAZING and just loved the whole atmosphere of the place

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5
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4th January 2020:

Friendly and welcoming, Carry Farm is a lovely place to stay. The cabins are well equipped, clean and warm with stunning views.

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Carry Farm is in a beautiful quiet location, so gentle strolls along the shore are fab. We enjoyed the quiet roads for cycling and also followed the Cowal Way for a run to Portvadie where we enjoyed the heated outdoor pool followed by pizza in the restaurant.

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5
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2nd January 2020:

We had a family get together in one of the cabins between Xmas and New Year, and had a wonderful time. Facilities were perfect.

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Fantastic place for out-doors activities. We walked for miles around the coast from the Farm without using the car. Its a bit wild with few established walking paths so you have to be persistent to get along the shoreline eg around Ardlamont Point. But that's what we enjoy. We saw a golden eagle at and had a nice beach walk at Kilbride Bay. Didn't matter that it rained most of the time - hey, its the west of Scotland in winter! Ate out at the Kames Hotel one night. Reasonable value for money.

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5
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10th November 2019:

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5
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24th October 2019:

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5
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6th October 2019:

Great location and chalet was fantastic in every respect.

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Botanica for lunch and Portavadie leisure complex and restaurant worth a try.

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5
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28th September 2019:

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4.8
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22nd September 2019:

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5
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21st September 2019:

Very friendly welcome to one of the most attractive (and quiet!) locations we've ever stayed in Scotland and indeed the UK.

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Use the local shops and cafes as the owners are all very friendly and helpful. Use the ferries to visit islands like Bute, Arran and Gigha; the ferry to Tarbert was always a joy too. Sample the local walks at Tighnabruaich and Kames; the scenery is lovely.

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5
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2nd August 2019:

The location, atmosphere and warm welcome at Carry Farm this year was wonderful. We loved our lodge and watching the sailors passing by every day, it was a joy to be able to kayak from the shore and walk for miles along the stunning coastline. Everything was clean, comfortable and made for a relaxing, engaging experience in the surroundings. Thank you.

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We are at The Inver Restaurant. It was a lovely experience, with unusual, experimental food in a stunning spot. The Ouster Catcher at Otterferry was an outstanding find. The food and service surpassed all expectations! Portavadie Spa for the day was really fun and a great thing to do as a family. We enjoyed some delicious cocktails and mocktails in the bar afterwards. The local shop in Kames was even better than I remembered. No need to buy before you arrive. They have everything and more.

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5
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27th July 2019:

We had a lovely week. The accommodation was super comfortable with amazing views. But most importantly the children had lots of freedom to explore outdoors safely. Fiona and Derek always provide a warm welcome. I have been returning here for many years and will be back again next year.

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We had a lovely meals at Botanical and the Kames hotel. There is so much to do and explore - walks, beaches, wildlife, Portavadie outdoor pool, Bute, not to mention sailing. I’ve been returning to the area for 30 (gulp) years and have yet to run out of new things to do!

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4.5
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5th July 2019:

Beautiful place to stay, served us well.

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Just enjoy the peace the beautiful scenery

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5
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4th July 2019:

As always very relaxing stay. Clean sight. Chalet very clean. Most enjoyable. Always nice to see Barney and Bertie.

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Plenty places to eat in the village. Fishing good of the pier if you like fishing.

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5
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25th June 2019:

Buzzard Lodge is comfortable, light, clean and well-equipped. We particularly enjoy its original artwork. Carry Farm is in a beautiful, peaceful, natural location with views over the Kyles of Bute. We have stayed here previously and will be back. It is an ideal base for walking in woodlands, the hills and on beaches.

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We walked on wild and lovely Ostel beach and in the Glenan oakwoods near Portavadie. We visited the Isle of Bute and Mount Stuart (fascinating stately home, lovely gardens). We enjoyed Portavadie Spa (swimming and restaurants) and a delicious lunch at Botanica in the Barn, Millhouse.

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4.8
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13th May 2019:

Beautiful views, safe for little ones and so friendly. A real jewel in the crown.

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The new restaurant in the village Tide and Thyme is well worth a visit. Just take your time and enjoy the walks Fiona suggests in the visitors pack. Mount Stuart House on Bute is a great day out.

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5
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6th May 2019:

lovely stay in beautiful surroundings and Fiona & Derek are a lovely couple. Can't fault it! Perfect!

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book Botanica restaurant at the barn in millhouse. Does amazing bread to order too!

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4.8
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30th April 2019:

We had a lovely time in this beautiful spot.

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Brilliant cycling and running/walking.

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5
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4th April 2019:

Nice clean lodge in a terrific location.

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4.8
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3rd January 2019:

Lovely lodge, amazing view. Only slight downside was there was no freezer.

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The walk round to visit the donkeys is a must.

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