Guest Feedback and Testimonials
Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous clients have said about The Old Monastery below:
We have celebrated our 45th anniversary with the family in this unique and luxurious house. We have all enjoyed walks to Hive Beach, including several visits to the cafe, and the two small children have loved the local playground and of course the garden trampoline. The surrounding grounds have been a real bonus. During our week we have enjoyed lunch at The Manor House at West Bexington, visits to Abbotsbury (swannery and tropical gardens), the village of Beer (including railway exhibition and garden), the back streets of Lyme Regis including the Old Mill Bakery and restaurant and Mapperton Gardens at Beaminster. And on the day we all leave the old couple will have lunch at Mark Hix´s restaurant in Lyme Regis - can´t wait. The Old Monastery has been a wonderful venue.
Fabulous weekend and a great experience in The Old Monastery. We were celebrating a joint 50th birthday and such a lovely place to enjoy it! Thank you very much. The house is beautiful. A very memorable weekend.
This has been a perfect house to celebrate our 41st anniversary with children and grandchildren. Wonderful weather and plenty of run-around room for little ones in a lovely spacious house. The chickens provided great amusement especially when they all clustered around Jim´s van as he drove in! It has been a wonderful weekend and we shall remember it for a long time. A magical house - just fantastic.
We have had a wonderful week staying in your gorgeous home. The weather has been amazing too! Jim has been absolutely fabulous - the girls helped him feed the lambs and the chickens. It was great having him around. Thank you for letting us stay here - we look forward to returning!
What a wonderful week we have had in your gorgeous home! This house is everything we could have asked for and more. Hotel luxury style, comfortable and relaxed sofas and spaces, enough room for our two families to be both relaxed and energetic! A true sanctuary for us all. The sight of the chickens running up to greet us after a day out, the kids climbing hay bales, flying kites in the Hive Beach and playing Boggle by the fire......the sun shone and the memories are already with us! Is it really February! Thank you for creating such a great place and letting us enjoy it. We look forward to returning (and more fish and chips at the Hive Cafe)
The Old Monastery was of a very high standard - great attention to detail, excellent condition
The Old Monastery is a true delight in every sense; oozing warmth, creativity in design and comfort and nestled in one of England´s most charming villages. We took advantage of everything: walks across the fields to beautiful beaches with the famous Hive Cafe serving fabulous local produce, an antiques market in Bridport, a comedy evening at the old art deco theatre there, fish n chips at West Bay and a long walk on the front at Lyme Regis - this was truly the perfect weekend! The owners have thought of everything: a welcome pack consisted of luxury treats, elegant and opulent rooms, basics in the fridge and a huge warm welcome from Jim the caretaker who is full of local wisdom! The place is big yet intimate, allowing for peace aswell as shared activity. Although there are some lovely eating places close by, we were happy to stay in in the evenings and cook and sit in the beautiful dining area, relax in the lounge with a huge roaring fire and enjoy every minute in the house. We just loved it and would return time and time again.......Gloria, Will, Ben and Sophie
Beautiful house, we loved it! Jim the caretaker is an absolute treasure and was so engaging with our kids & he made the holiday for them.
It it truly a great house and we had an enjoyable stay.
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