My wife and I stayed here for two weeks in May of 2019 with our two rambunctious 2 and 5 year old boys, we could've easily stayed longer.
Upon our arrival we found our keys in the front door, inviting us into our accommodations which was the beautiful cider barn. The place was very clean, well kept with every supply you would need, it had a homely and comfortable feel. The log fuelled fire added a rustic feel to the place and proved beneficial when nights drew in and temperatures dropped. Bedrooms were spacious with comfy beds and lovely cozy duvets, our boys loved staying in the attic room.
Outdoors was absolutely breath taking, the whole area is simply beautiful and many a mindful moment was spent wandering through the meadow and orchard. Our boys were never bored and were so excited to get out every day and explore the grounds, play in the stream and use the tree house, swings, trampoline and slide.
The site in whole is so pretty and well catered. On the few rainy days we had, we were able to hang out in the Gallery which is host to a good selection of books, board games and puzzles. I love that there were lawn games to play too - honestly, it had everything!
The hosts, Vicky & Nick, were honestly some of the loveliest, down to earth and truly genuine people we've ever met. They fully respected our privacy, yet were there with ideas, suggestions or just a friendly chat at any time. In terms of hosts, they are Gold Standard and topped off this perfect trip.
We will definitely return in the future and cannot recommend this place highly enough. You won't be disappointed!
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Response from Orchard R, Owner at The Orchard Retreat
Responded 21 May 2019
Wow what a gorgeous review, thank you so much. So nice to have had you all here and we are so pleased you loved The Cider Barn and our site. It is great to hear you had everything you needed and that you and the boys enjoyed exploring everything we have on offer here. We loved chatting and hanging out with you all. We couldn't be luckier with the guests who stay here, makes our job so lovely. We would love to see you all again one day and thank you for recommending us.
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