This would have been a 5 star but for me the bed is just too hard. Otherwise I can not rate this little find high enough. It had everything. The kitchen has everything you need , pots pans utensils glasses bowls plates cork screw bottle opener etc . The garden if weather good has a lovely grassed area a little patio and the Pizza Oven ! £5 for the wood to burn and you are away . Recipe book to make the dough and tons of toppings. Inside if you need it there is a Log burner but to be honest the underfloor heating once at the temperature you like is plenty but if you want to add to the romantic feel put it on . We bought our two large dogs along and they had a great time in the field just up round the corner so it really does have everything.
It can be a quiet retreat for two or you can sleep 6 . Two on sofa bed and two in the Shepherds hut in the garden. Lovely area , nice and quiet , walks nearby and cycling nice and safe on country lanes.
Icing for me was on arrival Cath had made a lovely chocolate and banana cake , put milk in the fridge and tea and coffee already there. Both Nick and Cath are lovely and nothing was too much trouble.
Very very enjoyable stay . Like I said 5 stars for everything but for me in particular the bed just let it down slightly. For someone else how likes a firm bed 5 stars all the way
Delightful place, perfect for complete privacy and loads of space for the dog to run around. All your self-catering needs taken care of, plenty of space inside the delightful cottage and if you get a chance, make the most of the pizza oven and bbq. Close to beautiful villages and amenities, well stocked farm shop close by too. Cannot wait to come back in the spring.
Myself and a friend stayed at Souters and Gribbles for a week in July. We were given a really warm welcome by Cath, who had also prepared an orange and chocolate marble cake for our arrival, which was delicious.
The barn is a very comfortable and well equipped accommodation and when coupled with Gribbles made ideal accommodation not only for us both but we were also able to invite a guest to stay on the sofa bed for a night in Souters.
This really is 5 star accommodation situated in a stunning setting. Perfect for the get away from it all relaxed break, but also surrounded by some wonderful sights and daytrips, of which Flatford Mill is a must.
Our thanks to both Cath and Nick for a memorable stay and we look forward to a return visit next year.
Beautiful setting amidst countryside. Peaceful, well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely hosts, friendly and welcoming. Perfect for our family of 4 plus two dogs. Enjoyed using pizza oven and off lead dogs walks and den building in the woods. Looking forward to visiting again in different seasons. Thank you, thank you, thank you xXx
A fantastic property in a fantastic location.
What more could you want? How about a freshly baked cake provided on arrival and fresh flowers in every room - you get that too!
Also it proved to be just about the most dog friendly accomodation we've encountered in the past couple of years. There is access to a large field for the dogs to run in (an acre or so) just five minutes walk away.
The location is very much off the beaten track but, thanks to the directions provided, was quite easy to find.
Nick and Cath were wonderful hosts and we look forward to seeing them again.
We've already made a booking for 2018!
A lovely weekend in a relaxing rural setting. The barn is cosy made very homely by the wood burner which works well with the heat and the whole cosy feel. Everywhere was clean and tidy. I will definitely return