From our Guest Book
Sue & Dave you don’t have a suggestion box at laurella Cottage to gather useful feedback from your guests – so if it is ok with you I will write ours in this book: DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING!
You have got this right, so right. I hope that the pages that follow this one continue to be filled with comments that are the same and similar to those that have been written since October 2017.
The form, fabric, function and design are only overshadowed by the welcome and warmth of the hosts. Thank you.
Adam and Natalie, London UK
Stayed 8 January 2018
Sue & Dave thank you very much for being our hosts for the past couple of days. We have really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Laurella Cottage, it is such a calm and peaceful setting with immaculate gardens. Thank you for the little touches like the home baking and the chocolate – they were lovely.
Brenda & Martin, Dublin, Ireland
Stayed 5 January 2018
Thank you so much for this stay in your lovingly restored, beautiful cottage with such an amazing garden. In every detail there is love! You must be happy people living here on this place.
Gabriele, Johannes and Gabriel, Austria
Stayed 5 nights 30 December
What a wonderful location to spend a few days relaxing and tasting the local wines. We loved the cottage, especially after 6 days on the rivers fly fishing. It has been a home away from home with welcoming hospitality. The gardens are beautiful with colourful blooms and the hosts Sue & Dave are thoughtful and upbeat. We will recommend this as a must stay vacy.
Meg & Scott, Denver, Colorado
Stayed 27 December
Fraser and I would like to thank you so very much for accommodating us in your gorgeous cottage. We had a relaxing time. Thank you too for your fab Belgium biscuits which we embarrassingly scoffed very early on, along with the poached fruit. I can tell you are not only great designers you are a very able cook and hosts. We really appreciated you taking us to Herzogs on Saturday - it was indeed great food and a great evening.
We left early on Monday morning to catch our flight and ran out of time to leave a comment in the visitor's book, obviously too relaxed. Thanks again to you and Dave. Warm Regards – Lesley and Fraser – November 2017
Dear Sue & Dave
It’s rare when a place exceeds the already high expectations set by your lovely website….Laurella Cottage has done it!
First off the quality of the design and build of Laurella Cottage is absolutely top notch, and the décor is sunny and sophisticated. The experience is dramatically enhanced by your spectacular gardens, with their unique juxtaposition of wild and well tamed, finally the genuine warmth of your hospitality puts a stay at Laurella Cottage in the unforgettable category. We will return and tell our fellow travellers to do the same. – Judy and John, Boston USA – November 2017
A fabulous 3 nights spent in your beautiful cottage – all was just perfect. The garden is stunning and we feel much more relaxed than when we arrived – sad to leave. – Annette & James, London, UK – October 2017
What a privilege to stay in such a beautiful location. Thank you for sharing Laurella and the surrounding gardens. The time, effort and love invested is shown in every detail and will certainly be recommending A+ – Solly, New Zealand – September 2017
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to spend 2 nights at this lovely cottage. Thanks so much for the tasty breakfast provisions and home-made cinnamon cookies. – Renske, Netherlands – July 2017
What a wonderful cottage. So great to walk around your fabulous gardens. The white pigeons also add entertainment. Enjoyed the home cooked cake, biscuits and fruit. Thank you for providing a very comfortable, homely B & B – Linda & Greg, Western Australia – May 2017
Thank you so much for such a wonderful few days staying here. We feel totally relaxed and thoroughly looked after. The cottage is beautiful and a real showcase for all your skills. The gardens are so peaceful and pretty and we loved eating all the delicious fruits you grow – especially when baked in a cake!! The attention to detail and extra touches have made our stay extra special and we have really enjoyed being here. Hopefully we will make it back to stay with you again – Sam and Rachel, Surrey, UK – February 2017
What a special way for us to start the New Year. You should be very proud of the design and craftsmanship that you have invested into your beautiful gardens and cottage. It is truly an inspirational place and we return home full of new ideas and plans for our year to come. Special praise for the attention to fine detail. The platter that you recommended was amazing and a great start to the weekend. We will certainly be returning but we forecast that your cottage will become very popular, so some forward planning may be needed. Many thanks – Catherine and Nigel, NZ – January 2017