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“'A perfect christmas!'”

Review of The Gables Retreat

The Gables Retreat
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The Gables Retreat
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The master bedroom
The master en suite
The sitting room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4 en suite
Bathroom shared by bedrooms 2 & 3
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor en suite shower room
TV/Play room
The under cover gazebo
The toy barn
Kitchen
The extensive grounds
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England

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Emma B
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“'A perfect christmas!'”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 for a stay in December 2012
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We have just returned from The Gables retreat after a 5 night stay over Christmas and well, what can I say other than that we all had an amazing time!
Upon our arrival,our party of 10 ( 4 adults and 5 children, 1 dog !) were greeted with a lovely christmas hamper filled with lots of essentials such as bread, jam, eggs, butter etc as well as lots of festive goodies such as chocolate treats , a large christmas cake and even christmas crackers were provided.
The kitchen had been decorated with a gorgeous christmas tree and the owners had even left the 5 children in our party a wrapped christmas present each .... what a lovely touch !
The great thing though, is that literally everything had been thought of for our stay. The kitchen was brilliantly equipped with everything we could have needed for our christmas dinner to run smoothly .Books, dvd's, toys and games were provided for the adults and children alike , A christmas radio times left by the TV, even the iPod had nearly 6000 songs on it for us to enjoy!
The bedrooms were all of a great size, the beds very comfy and nice fluffy robes and slippers provided in each room were a nice treat.The house overall is beautifully decorated and too a high standard.
We all loved having the horses and sheep grazing in the back garden and the hot tub is a great bonus too.
The Gables Retreat is in an ideal setting for a perfect 'get away from it all' break and we will definitely be returning.
A big thank you to the owners for helping make our christmas 2012 a very special one !

Date of stay: December 2012
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Your age range 25-34
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Sorrel B
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 for a stay in December 2012
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Upon arrival at the gables retreat, it was hard not to feel at home instantly. The ipod was playing and candles were lit, all making us feel instantly at home. As our stay was over Xmas, we had been left a Xmas hamper with many luxuries, and under the Xmas tree was a present for each of the children. These were such nice unexpected extra's.

In our party was four adults, five children and one dog. After looking around it was hard to choose a bedroom, they were all so luxurious. The children were instantly happy, and there was plenty of room for everybody with a bedroom left over! The property was brilliant, a children's t.v/computer game lounge and a formal lounge for the adults which worked really well. The kitchen dining area was also extremely spacious, with a table large enough to seat us all comfortably. We even found a high chair packed away in the cupboard, along with board games, pencils, colouring books, cards, dvd's and many more items.

The Location was brilliant, as dog owners, we love the countryside and this really was countryside, think our dog had her best holiday yet! The house is situated at the end of a no through road which when you walk to the end had two rivers to walk along. It was very wet during our stay however you could still see the natural beauty of the surrounding area. We also visited Donna Nook Seal Sanctuary while we were there which was around 40 minutes away but was well worth the trip. We saw lots of seals very close by, it is well worth a visit.

We popped to the nearest town of Market Rasen to stock up on the last few Xmas goodies at the Tesco's and it looked like a very nice town. We would have like to have explored further however being Xmas we opted to stay at home in front of the fire! However when we return, and I'm sure we will, we look forward to visiting a few more local places.

Overall the things I liked best was the house itself, it's gorgeous! Very big, very comfortable, very clean, and fully stocked with everything we needed. There was just no negatives. I think the attention to detail was fantastic. The added bonus also was the hot-tub, which was very nice on a cold winters evening!

The gables Retreat is somewhere we would love to return to, and I would definitely recommend to all my friends and family. A top notch place to stay, this would be very hard to beat!

Date of stay: December 2012
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Liked best: everything!
Liked least: There was nothing we didn't like!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed December 2, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Date of stay: November 2012
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iain_bain...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderfully relaxing stay!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

A truly five star retreat. Very welcoming hosts excellent facilities. Everything you could possibly need included.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: Hot tub at night under the stars.....very relaxing
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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rosiedog9...
Leeds, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family get together”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

What a lovely warm welcome we received when we arrived at this beautiful property. Our food order had been unpacked along with the generous welcome pack (including a delicious chocolate cake and fresh flowers.) There has been fabulous attention to detail paid to the layout and decor of The Gables Retreat, and it retains a real sense of being a much loved family home. It was the perfect place to celebrate a 30th birthday, easily accommodating eight of us (and one small dog). The surrounding countryside is beautiful for walking and the tennis court and the hot tub an added bonus!
We did appreciate all the little touches that made our stay feel special - even down to the Happy Birthday note on the chalk board!

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: Attention to detail and warm welcome
Traveling group: Other
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JaneF80
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“A luxurious get away from it all weekend”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

My husband, 1 year old son and I headed to the Gables with 6 friends for a long weekend away and we were not disappointed. The Gables retreat and its owners have thought of everything and we would highly recommend it to others. The house itself is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The hot tub was a real treat and we found the 3 sheep and Sparkle the pony great entertainment! From a travelling with young children perspective: High chair, baby toys, stair gates , nappy sacks and even a baby monitor were provided. We didnt want to leave!! We hope to return in the future.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: The hot tub
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Large Group
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grahamdf
Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cannot recommend highly enough”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

This was a weekend away for a group of 9. We regularly go away to holiday rentals and this by far outstrips any of those. This is genuine 5 accomodation, everything seems to have been thought of. From the large hot tub to simple things such as the well equipped kitchen.

The property itself is immaculate and was large enough to allow all of us to spread out and relax in comfort. Spending a sunday morning in absolute peace in the countryside is something we hope to be repeating soon!

The area the house is located feels well away from civilisation, but we were still able to get a Tesco delivery which proved useful. Market Rasen is a short drive away and there are plenty of walks and other activities to fill your time.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: Relaxing in the hot tub
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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