Crooked Lake Testimonials

October 2014, Les and Denise

"We had a fantastic week. Such a quaint cottage. Well equipt and quite secluded. Pleasant walk for a daily newspaper and for anyone who enjoy a walk - Lang Farm.
I've waited almost 24 years for a honeymoon.
Thank you so much."

September 2014, A and J again

"Just when you think it can't get any better - it does. Thank you so much. A glorious week."

September 2014, The Wilsons

"Wonderful, well equipped cottage, conveniently located for many attractions.
We have had a lovely stay, with a week of excellent weather. Tarka Trail for cycling is a must - hire bikes from Torrington Station. God for a cream tea at Rectory Tea Room at Morwenstow.
Milk, biscuits and flowers very welcome. Thank you."

September 2014, Jenny and Colin, Southampton

"Firstly a big thank you to Pete and Rowena for the warm welcome and the lovely tray of goodies. Beautiful cottage, cosy and warm - and very clean and well equipped. Great base for visiting Clovelly, Croyde and the Tarka Trail. Baggy Point (from Croyde) was stunning - dramatic coastal scenery, a must see.
The wildlife in the garden put on a wonderful show every day once we had fed them. All in all a brilliant week - weather made it an excellent week. 10/10"

September 2014, Dazza and Shazza, Southampton

"Beautiful cottage, very clean and cosy, couldn't want for more with the facilities. We've had a wonderful time, the wild life in the garden, 'Phessy' the pheasant, other birds, the owls calling out at dusk and the bat show at sunrise, and lovely days out in Devon.
Big thank you to Peter and family, will be highly recommended."

August 2014, The Halsey Family, Surrey

"We've had a good week, the house is lovely. Really clean with everything you could possibly need. We’ve been surfing at Westward Ho!, Croyde Bay is beautiful! Thank for such a warm welcome."

August 2014, The Pett Family

"Our second time at Crooked Lake, we came here at Easter when the weather was warmer! Coldest August for 100 years! Great!
Our girls aged 10 and 6 love visiting the Milky Way, and Atlantis Adventure Park.
We went to Watermouth Castle for the first time and really enjoyed it. Fun for the children and beautiful picnic spot with ducks just outside the castle.
Shame about the cold and rain, but good old Asda provided jumpers and a lovely warm rain coat!"

August 2014, The Wheatley Family, Essex

"Beautiful cottage, clean and very charming. We have had a fab time. Had a great day in Lynton and Lynmouth. Thank you to Pete and Rowena. Hope to rebook for next year."

August 2014, The Lilley Family, Lincoln

"Our stay at Crooked Lake has been so much fun. We have laughed and cried! We went to Appledore crabbing and we caught lots of crabs! It was so much fun. We went to Woolacombe beach for two days and there were good waves. We have had a great holiday. We love the cottage it is a lovely place to stay."

August 2014, The Hartgen Family, London

"Our stay at Crooked Lake has been wonderful. Thanks Rowena for a lovely clean cottage and the advice on finding our way around. We have had lovely weather, peace and quiet and fun when we wanted. The cottage location is wonderful, we love the sheep and the garden is great. Thanks"

July 2014, Richard, Kate, Eloise and Jimmy

"Lovely stay, house and garden amazing. Great trip to Lundy and Hartland Quay was beautiful. Thanks for everything and for making our stay so enjoyable."

July 2014, Kay, Chris, Anthony and George, Warwickshire

"We had a great week. Cottage is amazing, so comfortable and clean, everything you could need. North Devon is amazing, we'll be back."

May 2014, Nicki and Barry Spink, Ireland

"Perfect, Thank you. Ate many times at the Bell Inn, Parkham, very good pub food."

May 2014, Pat and Alan Asher

"Have spent a lovely week in this cottage. Couldn't wish for anything more."

March 2014, Rhiannon and Yentl

"What a fabulous weekend here to celebrate Yentl's 16th birthday. Spent whole day on beach in beautiful sunshine, BBQ, cricket, sun and sand, what a perfect time. Been coming here since before Yentl was born, so many amazing memories. Pete and Rowena the cottage as ever is perfect - who could want for more? Thank you so much and see you again soon."

February 2014, Ann and Jeff

"As delightful as ever with so much attention to detail. Well done, pats on backs for Rowena and Peter."

February 2014, Denis, Sue and Amanda Brill, Buckinghamshire

"Spent our 40th wedding anniversary here. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this charming and lovely cottage. Cottage very very clean, homely, beds very comfy, could not ask for more.
Thank you Peter and Rowena for everything and the welcome tray, flowers, milk, tea, biscuits etc. were very much appreciated. We will be recommending cottage to friends and family."

February 2014, Chez and Angie Mullins, Salisbury

"Pete and Rowena it's been said a 1000 times, thanks for everything including the welcome tray and local knowledge.
Had a wonderful week away from the hustle and bustle. No phone signal or internet for the outside world to trouble us.
Some fantastic walks straight from the cottage. The coastal path is spectacular, Hartland and Clovelly a must. Combe Martin was closed, so a lovely at Ilfracombe. Sad to be returning to the real world and will definitely be back to this lovely well equipped cottage. Food and service at the Bell worth several visits."

New Year 2014, Russell Campbell

"This is the 4th visit to the cottage and once again it is superb. Thank you for the welcome tray."

Christmas 2013, Alan and Cynthia, London

"Peter and Rowena, many thanks for going to such effort with the Xmas decorations and the beautiful Xmas tree. Really lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and comfortable. The welcome pack much appreciated. We have been mostly lucky with the weather, lots of sunshine Xmas day and Boxing Day.
The Bell nearby in Parkham does really good veggie food and nice ambiance. Had a drink here on Xmas day before coming back here for dinner. The swim at Bude is one to note for Xmas day, unfortunately we missed everyone plunging in at 11am but good crowd scene. Had lunch at Old Station Inn, Blackmoor Gate on A399 - not bad. Thank for a warm welcome as well."

November 2013, James and Jennifer

"Thank you so much once again Pete and Rowena. A very relaxing break away in our second home. See you soon."

Christmas 2013 - Alan & Cynthia Fox

"Its a lovely warm cosy cottage , and very many thanks to Peter who made it so lovely with the tree and all the decorations , as well as the “welcome goodies” : very generous, and much appreciated. So nice to have a decent size flatscreen TV, so thanks for that as well. The woodburner is really effective. Very best wishes and Happy New Year"

Nov 2012 - Margaret and Alisdair

"Spent our 36th Wedding Anniversary exploring the area and relaxing in this lovely cosy, clean and well equipped cottage. Couldn't have asked for better! Thank you Peter and Rowena."

Nov 2012 - The Mannions

"We have been coming here for many many years., Always a delight, always spotless, always welcoming. We appreciate the extras, the flowers, the soap, the tissues and the biscuits and the tea treay. 'The Best' Thank You."

Nov 2012 The Haywards

"Had a wonderful if wet half term holiday. So much to see and do around here - loved Clovelly and Woolacombe. Best, cleanest and warmest and cosiest cottage we've stayed in - Thank you so much. "

Oct 2012 The Evans Family

"We've had a lovely relaxing week in a comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. Thank you"

Oct 2012 The Isley Family

"Really pleased!! Cottage is so well and thoughtfully equipped. We had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant and comfortable Relaxed and cosy. Thank you for all the little extra touches. Flowers, welcome pack, tissues, - just wonderful - we hope to come back again."

Sept 2012 Mr. Campbell

"3rd Visit to cottage. Very comfortable and thank you for the welcome pack. "

Sept 2012 - Steve and Samantha. S. Yorkshire

"We enjoyed very much our week in this lovely cottage. Although We didn't meet the bat there is plenty of amazing things to see and do in the area. Thanks Peter for your help whilst we were here. "

Aug 2012 - The Hopkinsons

"Lovely cottage - we've stayed in many and this was the best equipped. Matthew loved being able to borrow a body board! Altogether a great holiday. We hope to the back. Thank you! "

Aug 2012 The Dean Family. North Wales

"A lovely refreshing break. The very fat squirrels on bird feeder every morning. Resident bats were a wonderful wildlife experience!!! Pete the caretaker looked after us. We would definitely come back again. Visit the woods - dark and scary! Straight out of Harry Potter!"

Aug 2012 - The Westcombers

"Lovely cottage, lots of nice extras and cute resident bat! Nice area and very helpful caretakers!"

Aug 2012 - The Haley-Porteous Family

"Lovely cottage - really enjoyed staying here. The whole property is amazing - the bodyboards are a great extra! Would love to stay here or longer! A fantastic holiday, Thank you"

Aug 2012 - The Marks Family. Australia

"Thank you for a lovely stay - we really appreciated the little things and the big things! Everything is spotless! Hope to be back."

July 2012 - The Hollingtons and the Healeys

"Back for our 5th Visit. Wonderful cottage - fantastic weather! Spent the days body boarding at Widemouth beach - the best! Thank you to Peter for all the usual little extras, like tea bags, coffee, milk and biscuits etc. That really made a difference. We are sure to return!"

June 2012 Anne and Jeff

"As wonderful as ever. Thank you so much"

June 2012 -Martin and Margaret

"Cottage as clean + well equipped as ever! Big thank you to Peter and Rowena for this! Also for the welcome and ensuring we had all we needed. Wonderful area - inland + coastal for walking and relaxinb. Still no sighting of an otter! Try the lanes for calm evening walks. Thanks for everything"

May 2012 The Bell Family

"Have had a lovely stay in the cottage. Saw plenty of birds at te feeder. The weather has been fantastic so we have had some good days out with not far to travel. We loved the beach at Hartland Quay and the ice creams - love place, good walks, fantastic time. Thank you"

Oct 2011: Ann & Jeff Mannion - Burlsledon, Hants

"We have been coming here for many, many years. Always a delight, always spotless, always welcoming.
We appreciate the extras, flowers, soap, tissues, biscuits and tea tray. The best! Thank You!"

Oct 2011: Brenda, Steve and Pete Smith - Derby

"We have had the most wonderful holiday in this delightful cottage, it’s warm, comfy and everything you need. Hope to come back soon."

July 2011: The Hollintons & Healeys

"Here we are back again for the 4th time because it’s such a lovely cottage. We had a great week weather wise and would recommend Widemouth Bay beach."

Sept 2010: Jean and Gary Poyner - Birmingham

"Our first time at Crooked Lake cottage, we are both very impressed with the house. A very warm and comfortable feel to it. A very nice week indeed."

Sept 2010: Preston Family - Oxfordshire

"A delightful cottage in lovely surroundings. Nothing wanting and enjoyed every minute in and outdoors. A perfect holiday, thank you!"

July 2010: Mike & Liz - Sutton Coldfield

"Fabulous cottage, lovely location, very peaceful. Flowers and welcome pack on arrival a lovely thought. We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much."

Aug 2010: Love Family

"Another fabulous stay, thank you. The cottage remains as lovely and homely as ever."

June 2010: The Altons - Solihull

"Cosy, comfortable cottage, very well equipped. Birds wonderful couldn’t have had better weather!"

May 2010: The “Junior” Mannions

"Crooked Lake is becoming our second home! Once again, very relaxing holiday. Thank you very much, roll on our next visit in November."

May 2010: Susan & Bruce Pratt - Milton Keynes

"Beautiful location, so peaceful. Loved the cottage, so well equipped and presented, very comfortable. Love to come back some time."

Feb 2010: Angela and Mark Maris

"Wonderful warm and cosy cottage for a February get away. High standards in the cottage welcomed. Beautiful countryside and so many birds in the garden. Thank You."