We spent a week over the Christmas period at Decoy Cottages (Elm Cottage):we had a really lovely, relaxed family Christmas there- we have stayed a number of times before including at Christmas and in the summer months and it never disappoints- we love it there! Jenny and Pete are lovely hosts and always friendly and helpful . The cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas and even included a lovely hamper for us. The cottage is very well maintained and has everything needed for a relaxed home from home.
We do not live very far away but it always feel like we are away from the usual busyness of life when at the cottages- its also lovely we can take our dogs.Totally recommend...we've already booked another week in the spring, and for all three cottages for a weekend so more family members can join us. Thank you as always Jenny and Pete.
We have not long returned from a lovely family holiday at the cottages for a week and must say none of us wanted to leave. Myself, my partner, son, granddaughter and our dog George stayed in Elm lodge which is just a short stroll from the beautiful lake. The cottage is clean and spacious and has everything you need. The bed is huge and lovely and comfy! The rest of the family stayed in Chestnut and Oak cottages, equally as well equipped, which was perfect as the children could play safely in the enclosed courtyard and secure for George. My grandsons loved playing on the lawn in front of the lake or in the fields and woods at the side of the cottages and the men caught some lovely carp in the lakes while the ladies chilled with a glass or 2 of wine. The cottage was large enough for us all to eat together and we had a few barbecues on the patio area. Jenny was so helpful and friendly but not intrusive. We had a lovely day out at The Bluebell Railway but other than that didn’t want to leave! It really is a beautiful place and we had a perfect family holiday! Thanks Jenny, will definitely be back next year!
We have just had a lovely four days staying in Elm cottage which is the one that has a private patio with a little bridge over a stream leading into the woods and the lakes. The area is so beautiful and if you like fishing, as our son does, then you would be in fisherfolk's heaven.
The cottage is spacious, has everything that you could possibly need and offers quiet and a chance to relax. Jenny is easy going and so the place would be good for pets and children. Jenny lives on site and so is on hand to answer any queries. There are horses in the field and friendly geese leisurely wandering by the lakes.
We shall just have to return in the Spring when the bluebells fill the woods.
We have just returned from a week at these lovely cottages. Our family (gran & grampa, plus 2 daughters & partners and 3 children aged 4,2 and 1) were attending a wedding at Broyle Place on Easter Sunday 2019 so this was an ideal base for us all. We stayed in Chestnut Cottage and Oak Cottage so the grandchildren could play safely in the courtyard as well as enjoying the walks in the bluebell wood and around the lake. We found the kitchens well equipped, the washing facilities excellent and the beds really comfortable. All in all a great time was had by all. Many thanks.
Thankyou so much for the amazing break really needed it, lovely location and scenery , Jenny was very welcoming and friendly, We will be coming back very soon ! X
The Goodwin Family
We booked this place by chance three years ago and have been back every year since. The accommodation is lovely and is surrounded by a beautiful lake. It’s also the perfect location. Our kids love the place especially the horses.
Jenny is a great host and leaves you to enjoy your holiday but is on hand if you need anything.
We have already booked next years holiday too.
We have just returned from a weekend stay at decoy cottages. What a lovely way to celebrate my dad turning 70. Everyone enjoyed it from the 4 year old to the 70 year old and all those in between. Something for everyone. We were even allowed a few guests to join us for an evening to celebrate which was a lovely touch. Jenny was so accomodating but without being intrusive which was great, Thanks loads. We'll be back.
We had a lovely stay over Christmas. Peaceful, great space in our cottage, and lovely walks through the woods and around the lake with our dog. In the mornings, we woke to bird song and the sight of geese and ducks. Perfect!
Jenny was so friendly and welcoming - nothing was a problem. She had decorated the cottage with a Christmas tree and festive things, and we had everything we needed to make our Christmas stay just how we wanted.
Thank you Jenny. We certainly hope to come back ????
Have just come home after a fantastic weekend at Decoy Cottages . We booked all three cottages for a family celebration and it was perfect . There was enough space for everyone to be together but also to go off and chill easily. The games room was a great success particularly if you were winning !!
Jenny made us feel very relaxed and welcome and nothing was too much trouble .
Best of all was the courtyard which meant the dogs were safe and able to roam about . The lake behind the cottages was brilliant for some great dog walks .
We will be back ????
We have just returned from a three night stay at Decoy Cottages celebrating my dads 75th Birthday ! Oh my word, the setting is overwhelmingly idyllic. We all felt so relaxed and did not leave the setting as there was so much to do, the kids built dens in the woods, played football, went on the swings, had water fights, played football and attempted fishing. We all used the hot tub, snooker table, BBQ and darts and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Jenny and Pete where perfect hosts and we did not want to leave. facilities excellent too. We will definitely be staying again. Amazing memories made. xx Cheers again.
Phil and Pat
This was, by far, the best value for money accommodation we have stayed in, in the area. Jenny, herself, offered service above and beyond what was required. Beautiful setting too - the lake was so peaceful. Whether your sport is fishing or opera - we couldn't recommend it highly enough, and will be back next year.
Just had a fantastic week at Decoy Cottages, the cottage was perfect and spotlessly clean, we had a bad experience with a holiday earlier in the year(some people think if you are taking a dog you don't expect the same degree of cleanliness)which of course is rubbish.!
Jenny was the perfect hostess helpful but not intrusive, and as an added bonus my husband had a great week fishing, catching a variety of good sized Bream, and Carp .
My daughter and I have just spent 4 fantastic days,(12th July to 16th July 2017) on a fishing break.We were really impressed with Elm cottage,very spacious and a stones throw from the lake. The fish are in very good condition and are fighters
The tranquility of the place is breathtaking,so peaceful and quiet. A place where one can be in touch with nature.. ???? Will certainly go back again.. Jenny Is a wonderful lady,helpful and friendly. Brian and Alicia.
We stayed at one of the cottages over the Christmas period23rd-27th December 2016, prompted to do so having spent a lovely week hiring all three cottages for a large family gathering back in the summer.
Yet again it was really lovely- different from staying in the summer but most enjoyable, relaxing and it felt like we were away from the busyness of life, but still able to get to places with ease.
Jenny had decorated all the cottages with Christmas trees and lovely subtle Christmas decorations- she could not have been more helpful. We walked round the lakes with the dogs and my son even did a spot of fishing on Christmas day...so he was very happy!.
We had a lovely break and friends came to visit one evening and we all enjoyed time in the games room, playing snooker and darts.
We have booked again for a week in the summer- we love it there! We don't live very far away but feel we have found a lovely little spot to just step off the world for a bit. I would totally recommend it. The cottages are all very well kept and have everything you need- great that you can take dogs to!
The converted piggery (hee hee) and grounds are simply gorgeous !! We loved how comfy and well-appointed it was. I could totally live there. Jenny is super sweet and very helpful. My son and I took a morning walk back behind the property and discovered the gate leading across a little bridge to a lovely, tucked away pond with cute little causeways and tiny cabins. Fun place to explore, fish or just sit and enjoy. We didn't have time to enjoy the hot tub or fitness suite but perhaps next time !!! ;-)
I think this was the best holiday cottage we have ever found. It suited our needs so well and even with our two dogs we found the space very generous. It was a great bonus to be allowed to walk the dogs in the safety of the fields. All in all, this is a gem and is on top of my list. Thank you so much.
Eunice and Jack
Thank you Jenny and Pete for making our holiday such a memorable one and for being so kind and considerate
throughout our 2 week stay. So good, time passed all too quickly and hope to pay a return visit if you will have us!
What a wonderful weekend we have just enjoyed. We booked all three cottages for accommodation near to the venue where our son was being married.
Jenny was so welcoming and relaxed and the cottages had everything we needed!
The boys even enjoyed a dip in the hot tub just before they got all dressed up!!
Thank you Jenny.
I have just spent a wonderful week (16th - 23rd May 2016)at Decoy Cottages...having booked all three cottages where I enjoyed fantastic 60th birthday celebrations with lots of different family members! I had the most special and lovely time, with lots of family members coming to visit, and some to stay...ending with a lovely family and friends party on the Saturday night! Lovely , lovely memories created!
Jenny was so helpful and welcoming...all the three cottages are really nicely decorated and had all mod cons and everything we needed....the surroundings with the lake were just super and made for some wonderful family photos...we were delighted to be able to also have our much loved family dog with us....and the younger members of the family loved the games room with snooker table ...and of course the hot tub! My son loved the fishing!! Everyone was happy and could do what they found relaxing.
I totally recommend for a lovely relaxing break- we only live 20 minutes drive away but it felt like we were really away!: I would happily just return as couple, with friends or again as a big family group...in fact have already booked for Christmas!
Thank you Jenny for enabling us to have such a lovely and special time.
Once again, a fabulous weekend at Decoy Cottages. Such a beautiful place to stay with everything you could possibly want for in a relaxing weekend away. Absolutely love it here and cant wait to go back. Thanks Jenny, you're amazing x
What a fabulous weekend we have just had. The cottage was amazing, very well stocked with appliances and utensils. The setting is very relaxing and peaceful and the hot tub and sauna just great. We will be back!
We had our Christmas at Decoy Cottages, we was surprised to see the cottage with a xmas tree and decoration, the courtyard was also decorated with lights, which was lovely. The cottage was clean and well presented and the owner was very accommodating. We would definitely consider returning. Many Thanks
Lovely cottages set round a courtyard. Everything you could possibly need in peaceful surroundings. friendly owner who did the utmost to make our stay perfect. Cottage we stayed in was very clean and comfortable (especially the beds). We were going to Glyndebourne for the opera and the cottage was only a few minutes away. Amazed to have a games room, hot tub, sauna and fitness equipment at our disposal. The fishing lake at the back of the property is a great place for a barbecue in the summer months. With everything on one floor this comples of 3 cottages is great for the less mobile. Bathroom modern and very clean. Log burning stove makes this a fabulous cottage for Winter hire and the three cottages together (each sleeps 4) would be perfect for a family get together.
Alice Cooper Hall
Myself and a few colleagues stayed at decoy cottages whilst working locally and we had a splendid time. It was in a beautiful location and beautifully presented. The kitchen is really well fitted and I enjoyed cooking for my friends. Thank you for your beautiful property and we hope to stay again soon! Alice
we have had some lovely times in the lodges wonderful people beautiful suroundings we have been about 5 times at diffrent times of the year always a joy to stay lovelt and clean and very helpful and great location to enjoy the area
Just wanted to say thanks so much for our stay at Decoy for my wedding weekend!! We had an amazing time and simply couldn't have asked for a better more beautiful venue to stay/ get ready in!! I think a reunion will be on the cards in the not so distant future!!
Jenny, thank you for your hospitality we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottages were just perfect for a family gathering, we had a wonderful weekend for the Brighton Marathon.
A comfortable warm cottage witch was well equipped, really enjoyed the shower with plenty of room, good fishing and weather good for time of year. would recommend.
We had a lovely week of celebrations at Chestnut lodge.Perfect for the 4 of us and secure courtyard for Molly the dog.Everything you need for home from home. Gorgeously thick towels and plenty of hot water. Jenny very helpful and friendly. It was great to end or start the day saying hello to the animals and a walk in the woodland which were beautiful with the bluebells out. thank you
Nigel . Lancashire
Very pretty cottage with ideal layout and everything we needed. Good views of beautiful grounds. A perfect setting for our family reunion. Thank you Jenny for our wonderful say here.
Thank you for making our cottage so warm and welcoming, we had a lovely rest and was very comfortable. I wouldn't have minded another couple of days.
We have had a lovely Christmas at decoy, the cottage was lovely all decorated including a tree. thank you for such a lovely stay including a bottle of wine and sweets.
really made to feel at home.
Stunning surroundings, great facilities and a perfect stay for all of us.
Have just returned after another fantastic visit to Decoy Cottages. We have been staying here at least once a year for the last 8 years, and always have such a wonderful time. We've stayed in all the cottages now and they're all lovely, and in beautiful surroundings. Thanks Jenny and Pete for making us so welcome,and we cant wait for the next visit. Sally, Tony, Mark & Pam xx
Mr M Ebert
Had a great time and many thanks for being so cheerful and friendly.
We returned home yesterday after spending a week and cannot wait to come back again.It was like staying with family and perfect for our two little Cavaliers with the safe enclosed areas.The assorted animals kept us amused and Jenny could not be more helpful
just had a lovly week holiday in Chestnut lodge,the whole area is a place of peace and tranquility, a safe haven for family and pets.we loved the wild life and the ducks made me laugh every day.every one was very helpful and the lodge was very clean, comfy and well maintained,we would love to go again,
We stayed at decoy cottages for xmas and the cottage was lovely, the real xmas tree was really nice to see, with the courtyard lite up with xmas lights as well. Many thanks and happy new year.
Steve . Swindon
We all absolutely loved our relaxing week here, fantastic cottage, great location, anglers paradise, excellent hospitality.
steve's claiming squatters rights ha ha
thank's a million.
Fantastic cottage everything we could have asked for and more, felt very welcome, loved every minute(especially the kids)Thank you, look forward to visiting again.
So glad we came back since our first visit in 2003. We are very impressed with all the improvements. We've enjoyed a very relaxing week with good weather. Many thanks to Jenny & Pete.
Best cottage accommodation we've ever stayed at, area and amenities here cannot be better, a real home from home and have really enjoyed our stay here, very many thanks indeed Jenny!!
Lovely and relaxing we could live here!would love a lake in my back garden. We'll be back.
Accomodation ticks all the boxes, lake an added bonus!! and the snooker table.
A friendly and helpful host, cute and cosy cottage in a fantastic setting, a relaxing long weekend thank you.
I found the cottages very clean and very well equiped. The geese and ducks were so lovely and we really enjoyed our walks around the lakes in the morning. The kids loved feeding the horses and ducks and we cant wait to come back next summer. see you next year!