We stayed in The Borrowers for 3 nights and it was just perfect! Dalene and Alex greeted us as we arrived and showed us around. A lovely selection of goodies awaited us such as prosecco chocolates flowers.. local ham and homemade scones and bread and lots more. The grounds are just stunning with so many areas to go to relax. We will certainly be returning. Thank you both for a wonderful stay :) xx
We have just returned from a two night break at The Borrowers.
Dalene and Alex were the perfect hosts and have some fabulous pets!
We were greeted in our cottage with a 30th balloon, chocolates and more. Wonderful attention to detail and care for my upcoming 30th birthday.
It was all so very relaxing and peaceful.
Everything was incredibly clean and in great order.
The bed was so big and comfortable, a great couple of nights sleep.
The gardens were just beautiful and so well kept. Very lovely to sit on the decking with a nice drink looking out over them.
Super dog friendly and nothing was too much trouble, very helpful and approachable hosts, making their home-yours for your stay.
Phone signal was not available but the wifi was super so this did not matter.
Thank you both. We will most certainly be back and would highly recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed X
We were really looking forward to staying at The Borrowers cottage and we were not disappointed. The owners, Dalene and Alex, were very friendly and professional right from the start with our booking request and subsequent confirmation of our booking. From the moment we arrived, we knew that we had found a "gem" of a hideaway. The accommodation was very well laid out and the furniture was of excellent quality. The welcome pack exceeded expectations (the birthday balloon and candles were an unexpected nice surprise!). The cottage was so well equipped and every little extra had been thought of to make us more comfortable and feel at home. It was lovely to sit in the lounge with the patio doors open out onto the beautiful gardens and to be able to sit outside on the decking to have a drink and meal. The bedroom was big and we loved the window that looked out over the garden - and the two bird feeders outside the patio doors and the bedroom window attracted many lovely birds. The garden has lots of space, a duck pond and lots of extra special seating ... plenty of areas to sit and admire the gardens. The Smial BBQ house was superbly fitted and we hope to use this next time we stay.
We could carry on writing so many more things we loved about The Borrowers. So well equipped - we just loved it!! We are hoping to return again soon and will certainly be recommending it to our family and friends. Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cottage.
We had the most wonderful weekend at The Borrowers and loved being able to bring our dog along to enjoy it too! There was the most fabulous welcome from Dalene and Alex, every need had been considered with all the finest touches. We would certainly love to return.
Having booked The Bees Knee’s and The Borrowers cottages for a family celebration and had spoken to Dalene, our hopes were high for a lovely time and the experience actually exceeded our expectations.
From the moment we arrived ‘Olde Farm’ it felt like a ‘home from home’ for all of us. A wonderfully warm welcome from Dalene and Alex and then the cottages themselves, the gardens and the welcome packs were truly amazing – the fridge was stocked, we had home-made scones, clotted cream, jam & marmalade, flowers, champagne, fresh fruit etc. - Dalene and Alex couldn’t be more accommodating.
Their attention to detail in both cottages is second to none everything one might need and those extra little touches which kept revealing themselves to us throughout our stay, like the pheasant, squirrel and owl (stuffed) seated on the beams of The Borrowers and the little toys hidden in the bathroom cupboard at the Bees Knees – at just the right height for our granddaughter to discover. Also the little bees theme dotted throughout the Bees Knees and the unique ‘Noah’s Ark’ which we all loved.
We enjoyed a lovely family BBQ in the Smial and the thoughtful garden seating areas were so inviting, allowing us relax and breathe in the fresh air and appreciate nature. The secret paths and thoughtful planting throughout the gardens, the lake with ducks, the chickens added another level of depth and interest and also their own cats and dogs which were friendly and so cute, especially the new puppy.
Olde Farm certainly deserves it’s 4* Gold for 2017 and we will definitely be returning for another visit as soon as possible.