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David, Laurie & Fred

December 20

This lake cabin is absolutely beautiful. Seeing the light appear in the morning and how the almost panoramic view changed by the moment as the sun came up was simply unforgettable. The cabin is well kept and very secluded, with a bank having been built up behind so you feel completely at peace. The communication was fantastic, we were met upon arrival but otherwise we may as well have been the only people on earth. We would definitely come back here (maybe without the little one this time!) and would love to see it all in summer. There are shops a short drive away, the water is lovely and hot, the bed is huge and comfortable. What's not to like?!

Lara & Aaron

November 22

Had a wonderful time! Made my birthday EXTRA special!

Beautiful place to relax and unwind. Great fishing, cosy and comfortable!

We will be back!

Mike & Philippa

October 10

What an AMAZING PLACE!! I'm sure we will be back and will be recommending it to all of our friends! Thank you

Sue & Vern

October 3

A wonderful, relaxing week in this BEAUTIFUL little house and location!

Many thanks!

Craig & Dottie, Riz & Vicky

September 24

LOVELY! So relaxing. The boys have enjoyed the fishing and had fun with the boat! "Dorris the goose" just added to the stay! Haha!

Alex & Sophie

September 19

Enchanting location, could live here forever and just spend the rest of our lives relaxing and fishing! Thank you! Hope to come back very soon! xx

Ray & Helena

September 15

Loved the location! Fell IN LOVE with the place.


Can I take it home with me please???

Kim & Mel

September 4

Thank you for such a lovely stay; we've been made to feel most welcome. Can't wait to come back! xx

Josh & Marianne

August 31

We've had THE MOST AMAZING stay, the perfect escape! Josh caught loads of fish, I overcame my fear of ladders and heights and we loved exploring all the lakes and local wildlife! Thank you!

Gareth, Alice, Sam & Rosie

August 7

Thank you so much for everything. This place is amazing! It was a birthday weekend for Sam, turning 13 on the 7th!

Seeing the fish in the morning and Canadian geese in the evening - we LOVED it! 

We will be BACK SOON! xx

Jan, Alfie & Frank

August 3

Thank you for a wonderful stay! We had such fun enjoying the simple pleasures in life that the 'rat race' we live in makes us forget is there. The farm tour is amazing!!

Thanks again Mark and Cynthia xxx

Lucy & Joe

July 28

Mark and Cynthia, thank you so much for having us, a little slice of heaven that we enjoyed every minute in!! 

Rich, Nicky, Oli & James

July 25

This was an amazing breat! We have been spoilt with the fishing - carp after carp after carp!!! My son's FIRST double figure carp!!!! Very happy with himself!

Wonderful accommodation! Both boys didn't want to leave, a sign of a good few days! The farm safari was great fun! Thank you Mark and Cynthia!


July 22

A great place to get away from it all. Would love to return soon!

Sam, Matt, Ed & Chloe

July 19

A perfect 'getaway' in the most beautiful spot. We've had so much fun swimming in the lake and messing about in the little boat. Also, reading and enjoying the peace and quiet. 

Thank you for everything, Mark & Cynthia, we hope to come back very soon!!! 


July 16

Had a great time at the Lake House! The weather was good so we spent most of the time on or in the lake. Nice walks nearby. The Lake House was cosy, kids enjoyed the bunkbeds, furniture was comfortable, nice and isolated. Thanks very much Cynthia!

Sarah & Alistair

July 10

This is our first holiday of 2020 due to Covid, but what a treat!

This has provided the perfect getaway and break from the monotony of working at home. 

We have loved watching all the lake creatures! Thank you Mark and Cynthia!

Kris & Sammy

July 7

So happy we found this slice of Heaven! After having to postpone our wedding this 'mini-moon' was just what we needed! Kris has fished every hour possible. And is very happy he managed to catch a mirror!

We will definitely be recommending and will be returning as soon as we can!

We could sit and read, looking at this view forever!! 

Scott, Kitty & Ann (again!)

March 15

Thank you so much for ANOTHER slice of paradise - we've seen deer, kingfisher, barn owls and the glorious Canada geese!!! And more than a few fish!!


Sharon & Lee

March 10

We came across this little piece of heaven by chance and it was the perfect way to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and our anniversary. A place where I can finally enjoy his love of fishing!!

We will definitely be back! :)

Sarah & Mark (again!)

March 5

Thank you for another wonderful stay! And the eggs! Wow, our son never normally eats the yolk but your's he did!

We look forward to returning again, in the summer this time to hopefully ensure a bit of sunshine!

Jeff & Wendy

March 1

A place to make memories. Sitting on the deck at 6am, drinking coffee, eating cake (without guilt!!) and being watched by a deer is hard to beat!

The hardest part will be returning to the real world.

I now have a few thousand photographs to edit!

Thank you Mark and Cynthia. We will see you again soon! xx


February 26

So many memories and all of them wonderful.

Sarah & Mark

January 20

Thank you! So lovey and toasty warm! It's beautifully cosy here and we are loving the quiet and nature. We had a walk around the farm earlier which was lovely and then relaxed and played a board game with our son. 

We had an amazing stay and will definitely be back soon!

Raphael & Layza

January 5

We had a most wonderful and relaxing stay in Cynthia's house. The sofa in the living room is so comfy we hardly got away from it. The stove was heated every day and with the bed under the roof we never felt cold (of course there's also regular heating). The bathroom is rather simple although it even provides a tub. With only few restaurant opportunities nearby it would have been great for our one week stay if the kitchen was a little better equipped, but for simple meals there is all you need. Cynthia and Annie were always there when we had any questions or needed help. The site is really unique and if we get the chance we will return for a second time for sure.

Craig, Joanne, Savannah & Ledare

December 26

A unique location and a wonderful place to make memories and get off the beaten track. We painted, wrote, read, played guitar and even visited Agatha Christie"s home only an hour away. Would have loved to have stayed for a month.

Thanks for a very memorable stay. An exceptional location and I hope it continues to do well.

Heeyeon & Aaram

December 16

The place is peaceful and beautiful even in rainy winter days. Annie was very kind and welcoming. Looking forward to coming back later in sunny days.

George & Sophie

November 29

Thank you for such a lovely stay!  Made our FIRST mini-break one to remember. 

Although George didn't catch anything we still had a wonderful time.  All the more reason to return again in the summer!

Sacha, Carlen, Eva, & Nora

November 1

What a RELAXING weekend away, rain and shine!

Mark & Cynthia, you really managed to create a beautiful and peaceful piece of Paradise! Well done you!

And EXCELLENT food at the Rusty Pig, not to mention the G&Ts!!! 


October 15

LUSHNESS! Perfect getaway from humans and the busy city. Thank you for the prosecco!

We are really going to miss the fishes! xxx

Kim & Rob

October 11

We chose the Lake House to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.

Thank you for a. lovely and relaxing break!

Plenty of lovely looking fish caught despite the rain! We will be back!!!! :)

PS. We recommend the Merry Harriers for food!

Ian, Kirsty and boys

October 8

Thank you for a lovely weekend, we had such a peaceful stay!

Kim & Chris

September 28

Thank you for a lovely week! 

Plenty of fish caught !!   :)

Lisa & Kalum

September 21

Another lovely stay in this amazing little place.

Thanks for having us!

Claire, Jason, Nikita & Kennie

September 14

Brilliant location, so peaceful and relaxing. Would thoroughly recommend staying at the Lake House.

Thank you for a lovely stay! We've had an amazing relaxing and sunny weekend! 

We WILL be back!  

Stephan & Conny

September 1

Dear Cynthia and Mark, thanks a lot for this gorgeous place!

We enjoyed the silence, nature, night skies and wildlife - especially the kingfishers!!



August 26

If you are looking for a beautiful place to disconnect from the world and just chill, have a great time with friends or with your sweetheart, the Lake House is the place to go!


Everything was just perfect and Cynthia and Mark are the best - super friendly and thoughtful 😊! If you’re lucky, you can even have a tour to get to know the farm and its amazing landscape! We had an amazing time!

Amber, Darren & Steph

August 23

We loved our stay!! Such a beautiful getaway, loved exploring the place and fishing. It was AMAZING!!! 

I loved our stay it was better than we ever imagined! Had a great time and we WILL BE BACK!!

Thank you for having us! xoxo

Sharon & Paul

August 17

Have had an amazing few days at the Lake House!

Exactly what we needed, total wind down and great fishing!​ 

So relaxing!

Thanks so much, we will be back next year! 

Tony & Angie

August 11

A fantastic retreat where seclusion and relation comes in ABUNDANCE!

We wanted to hide in the bunk beds so the next guests wouldn't see us and we could stay a little longer! :)

Thank you so much, hope to see you again very soon! xx

Alec, Ruth, Richard & Stephen

August 8

We've had a lovely time here at the Lake House!  Thank you for your warm welcome - it's a beautiful location to reunite with old friends!!!

Charlie, Lucy, Joseph & Jessica

August 4

Had a wonderful stay with our family. The lodge is a perfect little getaway! The Farm Safari was a highlight for all of us.  

Thank you for making us feel so welcome.  We will be back!!! 

Kerry & James

August 2

A warm friendly welcome from Mark on Friday night led to a busy Saturday doing absolutely NOTHING - which was exactly what was wanted! Lovely location, lovely cabin, lovely wildlife, lovely views. 

Pretty lovely all around really!! 

Sean, Louise, Theo & Halle

July 28

Fantastic few days at the Lake House.  The children have loved EVERY minute, especially seeing the ducks on the lake.  PERFECT! We are all sad to say goodbye.

Thank you! Louise and Sean

We enjoyed it soooo00 much that we wish we could have stayed for many more days!  Thank you - Halle (7) and Theo (9)

Alice & Duncan

July 26

We have had THE MOST relaxing time enjoying the peace, comfort and nature of the Lake House.

Thank you Mark and Cindy!!

Matt, Lily & Sophie

July 19

We loved the Lake House! We loved the tranquility and closeness to nature and Mark's tour of the conservation areas on the farm was wonderful. Fish were jumping in the lake and my partner and daughter saw kingfishers flitting around (alas, I missed these) It was a wonderful weekend break!!


July 12

Stunning scenery, total privacy, cosy beautiful lodge with everything you could possibly need to have a great stay. We plan to make this our biannual retreat!

Ha Tran, Anna

July 6

We were very pleased to stay in this lovely house with beautiful lake views and flowers all around!  ♡

Cám ơn! (Thank you!)


June 30

Such an amazing place to stay and wonderful hosts.  Thank you so much we had an amazing time!



Stephen, Mike, Matthew & James

June 26

Tranquil as Heaven!  Pants down, trousers off... RELAX!

THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Great fishing!

Idyllic, tranquil, beautiful & both Mark and Cynthia are great hosts! We will be back!

Matt, Bryony, Aria & Leo

June 21

A beautiful lodge in a stunning location. We had a lovely and relaxing time. Thanks for your hospitality!! 

Conrad & Louisa

June 13

We can't thank Cynthia and Mark enough for their exquisite hospitality and care. The Lake House exceeded our expectation and despite having two children under two we felt totally relaxed and at ease in your stunning setting. We will absolutely be back again to enjoy more peace and tranquility at your lovely home. We were both so impress by your vision to create a conservation area fit for a diverse wildlife. You are both inspirational. Best wishes Conrad and Louisa


June 8

We can't recommend this place enough! Such a hidden gem. Cynthia & Mark were so welcoming & Marks tour of the masses of land was amazing! We caught over 70 fish on our lake (which we had all to ourselves) & you are surrounded by nature. The local pubs are lovely & very close. Lots of things to do & see near by! We will absolutely be back soon.

Daniel & Danielle

June 1

A fantastic few days! Couldn't fault a thing, will DEFINITELY be back. Thank you!

Arnaud, Melanie, Nico & Samuel

May 29

Peace and tranquility on earth.  Thank you, it was as great, only too short.

A fabulous stay; our boys loved it!!! And we loved it too!

Dana, Cristion, Anamaria & Emilia

May 23

A place where you can blend in with nature. A house where the old & new style become a BEAUTIFUL HOME from which you can learn so much and get to respect every simple detail of it.  

Just come here to relax, return to inner-self, and reconnect with NATURE!   xxxx


May 18

We loved this place from the picture. But in reality it is even better. It was one of our best weekends. Looking forward to come back and enjoy it more.

Kalum & Lisa

May 11

This place is the dream, the sort of place people write books about. The photos looked amazing but still exceeded our expectations. Will be back for sure. Mark and Cynthia were both so very nice and welcoming. The only thing i would say is that i hope this place stays at is, as it's just perfect. x


May 6

So calm, so much wildlife! Perfect for mindful walks through the conservation area. We stayed for 3 days and lucked out with the weather.  Able to fish a variety of lakes with no one rushing in on my space.  A slice of heaven. 

Dan, Kini, Neil, & Alice

May 3

Thanks for an absolutely fabulous stay! Expectations were high and the lake house managed to exceed them! Had lots of fun attempting to fish and explore the area. 

Thank you - will definitely be back again! !


April 26

Me and two friends spent a very enjoyable evening in this great setting. The lodge was amazing with everything required for a very comfortable stay, the log burner was a great touch. Would definitely recommend this lodge.

Matthew & Annette

April 22

What a find! Our stay was lovely and quiet - just what we wanted.  

My husband and I were met by Mark who showed us around and ensured we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful night listening to the night sounds on our own little lake. It was a pleasant surprise to find all the items you often forget such as foil, salt and pepper, olive oil and even matches for the fire. The kitchen, whilst small, has everything you need, spatulas, pots pans and even a cheese grater. It’s a cozy space well thought out and well equipped. If you are looking for a peaceful break amongst UK wildlife then here is your spot. An excellent way to spend a weekend.

Very nice indeed!

Thanks, M&A

Li, Maureen, Evan and Lily

April 18

We had a fantastic Easter weekend break here!!  The lake setting is just so beautiful and relaxing! The children loved all the wildlife! We would love to return!

Thank you so much Mark & Cynthia for the perfect family getaway!

xx Maureen

Matt, Linzi & Holly

April 15

Thank you Cynthia & Mark so much for a fabulous getaway! It is truly relaxing here and we had a lovely time exploring and Holly loved the cows!

Thanks again!!!

Amber, Penny, Andy & Finlay

April 13

Great weekend, very relaxing, amazing lodge, great attention to detail. Mark and Cynthia made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble.

We will be back!!

(boys loved the fishing!)

Thanks for everything! Xxx

Philip, Judith, Ruth, Kate

April 9

Dear Mark & Cindy,

Thank you for a great stay and the chance to share a small part of what is going to be a fantastic venture for you. We have loved the peace, quiet and wildlife so much. The kingfisher came to join us again this morning!!!

Best wishes from all of us!


April 4

This place is simply stunning, recently stayed here and the setting is just beautiful. Swans on the lake in front, fish in the water and owls at night this place is just as tranquil as the photos show. The cabin itself is so much bigger than I expected lots of space and a full bath in the bathroom was not expecting that! The views from the shower are pretty special too! Will definitely be returning. Thank you!

Hazel and Nigel

April 1

Beautiful spot; great fishing; wonderful hosts.  We will be back :)

The enjoyment of our guests is our #1 priority!

We've been lucky to host some fabulous people who share our love for wildlife and the great outdoors.

Check out what our recent guests had to say about their stay at the Lake House.

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