Here are a selection of reviews from our Visitors’ Books:

December 2014
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We have stayed at Rural Roosts several times and it never fails to delight us.  It is so “user-friendly” with everything provided.  Winnie (our Basset) joined us here on Christmas Eve and made our holiday complete.  We found lovely walks and great relaxation on our return to the hot-tub each day.  Thanks Tim and Katie and your staff for making it great again!

Jill & Jon Kent, Winnie the Basset Hound Oxfordshire
November 2014

We have had a wonderful few days to recharge our batteries!  The scenery was lovely and the weather was perfect…ideal weather for relaxing in the amazing hot-tub on a cold, dark night!  The lemon drizzle cake is to die for, such a lovely extra treat!  All in all a fantastic few days, we hope to come back again next year!

Edward Hutton Coventry
October 2014

What a lovely 4 day break!!  Everything has been perfect, 5+ star on everything.  From welcome pack on arrival (lemon cake…mmm) to absolutely everything else.

Sue Athorn & Rob Hessle, Hull

Once again a fantastic, lovely break.  This is our 4th visit and we will be back again.  The lodges are the perfect place to stay and have everything you need.  We have stayed in many lodges but Rural Roosts is by far the best.  Our perfect getaway.  Thank you!

Jayne & Mick Bell Rotherham

We have had an AMAZING stay here.  Everything was perfect.  100%, 5 star!  We will definitely be staying again.  Thank you!

Ian Brougham & Claire Liverpool

We have had a wonderful stay. From start to finish, from the cabin to the fishing to the hot-tub to the lemon-drizzle cake! We will be back! Thank you x

Tracey & Lee Reece Manchester
September 2014

Everything spot on, cannot find fault.  Lovely surroundings.  Enjoying it very much, so relaxing.  Many thanks for the welcome pack.  Fantastic place to stay…Hot tub was great, would recommend and will be back!

Gordon & Jennifer Gill Wakefield

We have stayed at Rural Roosts 6 or 7 times now including only 6 weeks ago.  We love it here.  This is our first time in Swan Lodge…and it is a fantastic lodge…the lemon drizzle cake was fab, the cabin is fully equipped and the hot tub a real bonus…The cabins are exceptionally clean and Andy caught some great fish!

Andy & Diane Carroll Cheshire
August 2014

For my wife and I, this was our fifth time at Rural Roosts but for my sister in law and her friend, it was their first. Upon arrival we entered Tawny Lodge to find that the lodge was spotless and the wonderful welcome hamper was ready to be attacked especially your famous lemon drizzle cake. Being a male, I immediately readied my fishing gear and was actually pulling the fish out of the lake within thirty minutes of arrival. The ladies unpacked and then decided to venture on one of the walks highlighted in the instruction folder in the lodge. It was a joy sitting on the veranda watching the wildlife, enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the location and just letting the world pass by. Everything was first class, we wanted for nothing and I have no hesitation in recommending Rural Roosts to anyone looking forward to a holiday that will recharge the batteries and heighten their enjoyment of the wonderful countryside. Five days of wonderful serenity and we look forward to seeing you again in October. Thank you again.

Roy Pesterfield Spalding

Thank you Katie and Tim for the most relaxing weekend we have ever had to celebrate Lee’s birthday.  The cabin is spotless and spacious with everything you need to feel “at home”.  The kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials and the lemon drizzle cake gets a thumbs up from Lee who loves homemade cakes – delicious! Even Mylo our Staffie was relaxed, the best we’ve seen him, he loved the lakeside walks.  Lee being a big carp fisherman loved the easy afternoons by the lake, ideal being on our doorstep.  The icing on the cake has to be the hot-tub and a glass of vino (in the plastic glasses provided) which made a relaxing finish to a wonderful day on the decking.  Once again thank you, your accommodation is 5 star and we look forward to our next visit when we hope to stay for a full week.  See you in 2015!

Andrea, Lee & Mylo (the Staffie) Carlton, Nottinghamshire
July 2014

Our fourth visit (we searched for other places but could find nothing to compare) and as usual have had a lovely relaxing time. The addition of the hot-tub is great.  I saw a kingfisher which made my visit!!  I have a feeling we will be back!

Gary, Helen Suttle & Maddy the dog Luton, Bedfordshire
June 2014
Wonderful lodge, stunning views across the lake and very peaceful. Enjoyed evenings on decking watching birds feeding and rabbits playing…!
Carla & David Charlesworth Gainsborough
Our first time to Rural Roosts. The log cabins and surroundings were fantastic, really peaceful and relaxing. Fishing was good and there is plenty of wildlife. Our three year old daughter loves it. We will definitely be back next year, thanks for a great holiday!
Richard, Mary & Ashlea Judd York
This was our first visit to Rural Roosts and I can honestly say it won’t be our last.   We got married on Saturday and wanted a few nights away for just the two of us.  I wish now that we had booked for longer!  This place is truly amazing, we have fallen in love with it. The small personal touches did not go unnoticed. Thank you for the cake, fruit, milk, bread and even the tea, coffee and sugar caddies were full.  The hot-tub is so nice I want one at home. We hope to come back soon…
Stacey & Nathan Tucker Enderby, Leicester
May 2014

A little bit of heaven here on Earth. Great accommodation, beautiful setting and just so peaceful and relaxing. Hubby enjoyed the fishing and I got to finish all my books. Had an amazing short break. Would definitely return and recommend to family and friends. Thank you.

Bob & Mary Coventry

On our second visit to Rural Roosts…we thought our first holiday was wonderful, a bit of a dream? It is now apparent that staying here for a wonderful holiday is a reality and we had a wonderful time yet again. We are already planning for our next visit. Thank you again “Woof! Woof!” “Great holiday!” from Jack the Lab.

Andy and Mandy & Jack Hornsea
March 2014

Our second trip and it was as amazing as anticipated. Beautifully maintained, excellent cleanliness, the hot-tub was heaven and the cake and supplies on arrival are the perfect touches. We have already booked to spend New Year here. Absolutely sublime!! Thank you.

Stephen, Emma & Milo Bollington, Cheshire

Beautiful open plan cottage, love the space. Wife wants to keep the sofas. Very peaceful and relaxing, shame we have to go back to reality. The hot-tub is very tranquil in the evening to relax in under the stars. Thanks for a lovely time, enjoyed the cake and bread. Hope to see you again soon.

The Hendersons Lincoln

What can we say but “Wow”.  This was a Christmas present for us from our daughters.  Our first time here.  Winnie our old lad has been poorly for a few weeks … a weekend here and he’s like a pup again!  The cabin, facilities and all the little things like bread, milk, butter, fruit and, of course, “Lemon Drizzle Cake” that were left for us was just icing on the cake.  Hot tub was “amazeballs”, the whole thing deserves “PLATINUM” award.  Will definitely be coming again.

Dave & Vicky Harris & Winston Ilkeston, Derbyshire
February 2014

We have stayed in lots of lodges but this one surpassed all the others, the attention to detail and comfort and beautiful surroundings made it into a wonderful short break. The lemon drizzle cake and the other provisions provided were very welcome! Thanks to Katie and Tim for providing everything we needed for a relaxing break.

The Evans Cambridgeshire

After booking this break very last minute we arrived late on Friday evening. We were immediately amazed at the size of the cottage and the quality. There was everything we would ever need. Over the next few days we have explored the grounds and they are spectacular, lots of different wildlife and lots of peace and quiet. Molly was in her element. The lemon cake was delicious. The hot-tub was the cherry on top! We hope to be back again later in the year.

The Arbons Lincolnshire

Four adults and four children had a great time. The log cabin is first class! Even with eight people we didn’t feel crowded. The lounge and kitchen areas make for a fantastic gathering place for meals and playing games. Love the location and we all enjoyed the walks, spotting wildlife. Can’t wait to return!

Motleys & Ramsays Chesterfield

We had never been to a log cabin before and did not know what to expect. As for would it accommodate all our needs, the lodge did not let us down!! It was a beautiful, clean, spacious warm cabin. Just perfect for a short break or longer to get away from the bustle of city life… All in all, we had a fantastic time, just what we all needed. We will be coming back for another weekend or week.

Wood Family Leicester

Our 4th visit and again it has been just what we wanted. We come to relax and fish. Over the 3 days we caught: 13 good sized carp, all around 4-5 lbs and 2 bream… Very enjoyable and the lodge was a very comfortable refuge when the weather turned. We will be back, thank-you.

John & Michael Connor Lancashire

Thank you. Lovely accommodation, peaceful and welcoming, great location, peaceful and welcoming. Super hospitality and without doubt a must-do again! Cannot fault what you have developed and achieved here. It is without doubt a great place. Hopefully we will be back to enjoy it again!

Twigg Family Cheshire

What beautiful, peaceful surroundings. A thoroughly enjoyable stay in a cosy, comfy, well-equipped lodge. You have thought of everything, even arranged the weather for us! Thank you, we hope to come back.

The Clemetts& Hopkins South Wales

Thank you so much for the cabin, it is so well equipped and we’ve had the perfect week. It is such a peaceful location and relaxing in the hot-tub really topped it off! Thanks!

Hannah & Chris Norfolk & Worksop

We have had the best few days away, so relaxing and the cabin was beautiful. Darryll proposed to me on the first night here which made the break even more special. The hot tub was amazing, we really did enjoy our stay. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.

Sarah & Darryll Birmingham

Absolutely fabulous lodge, loads of room for the twins and a beautiful location. Thank you so much Katie for a wonderful stay!

Pat Mills Bedford
January 2014

Very relaxing long weekend, in beautiful surroundings with good food, wine and the hot-tub. Very well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need. We will recommend to family and friends and will definitely be returning.

Dave, Heather, Billy & Donna Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Without a doubt, the best equipped lodge we have stayed in… The hot tub is wonderful, even when the weather is misty and dull. I am not very steady on my feet and was a bit wary of getting in and out, but managed quite easily. We hope to return soon with all the family. I know the grandsons love it here and would like my two grand-daughters to have the same pleasure. Our thanks to Katie and Tim.

The Edwards & Watsons Grimsby

This has been our first visit to Rural Roosts and while here we have already planned our next stay, only next time it will be for a whole week, as three nights has simply not been enough! As I write this I am looking at the slowly fading light outside. There are sheep in the distance and moorhens and coots on the lake and wandering near Swan Lodge verandah. The trees in the distance are gently swaying in the cool breeze. Who couldn’t relax in such beautiful surroundings, staying in such lovely accommodation? The attention to detail has been fantastic from the amazing cake and provisions upon arrival to the thought that has gone into furnishing the lodge. We have stayed in lodges elsewhere but this one is the very best of them. Star-gazing around the site is fantastic – we have never found a place so unaffected by light-pollution…star-gazing whilst in the hot tub with frost on the ground everywhere was surreal but amazing!
Thank you Katie and Tim for everything. Recommending Rural Roosts to friends and family will be a pleasure. See you soon.

The Reynolds Peterborough, Cambridgeshire