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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 guests have said about Filly Island below:

A fantastic property beautifully curated throughout. The owner gave a very warm welcome and some great tips on places to visit and see and where to get some great food. The location was idyllic and we could have happily stayed and relaxed forever! Perfect way to spend our wedding anniversary.

A truly magical place that connects its inhabitants to the beauty of the nature on their doorstep and provides a perfect escape from the busyness of life! Having got married just a week ago, we have been truly blessed to begin our marital journey in such a beautiful setting. Created with so much love, care and attention to detail, Filly Island is the gift that keeps giving! We really can not wait to return again in the future.

Filly Island is a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place. We could not have wished for a better place to stay.

Wow! What a weekend. You really have thought of everything. Please create more beautiful retreats we can escape to. We really didn´t want to leave and will be back again soon.

What a fabulous place to spend a special winter weekend. An inch or two of snow was just the icing on the cake!

A dream Christmas in the most heavenly retreat. What more could we ask for - our own private island to share with passing ducks! From the moment we arrived we fell in love, how could you not when the fire is roaring and the stars are twinkling above you? Our Christmas was truly complete. Every little touch the owner has so caringly put in place made our stay all the more enjoyable. From finding the tiny mouse ornaments dotted around to all the other special touches made it not just a holiday but a memory we will treasure forever. Thank you, our holiday was a dream come true.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Filly Island, everything was perfect especially the welcome hamper which was delicious. Mouse was very welcoming and had left plenty of ideas for us to do during our stay.

The attention to detail is amazing, we absolutely loved the property and the owner is fantastic. We will definitely use Unique Home Stays again.

We loved it and was perfect. Exactly as we excepted and more. Would love to return. It was exactly as described.

We were absolutely stunned when we first walked into the cottage on the night of our arrival. Filly Island was everything we could have dreamed of and more for our honeymoon stay. It was a pleasure getting acquainted before you left for your trip. We appreciate all of the incredible insights about the surrounding area, sharing the rich history behind the Draycott and each of the accommodations you provided. We enjoyed mornings spent cooking breakfast together in the uniquely charming kitchen and afternoons spent feeding Mr and Mrs Duck, evenings cosied up by the fire with hot cocoa in hand. We are grateful for the memories we were able to create here and are looking forward to making it back here some day soon. God bless.

This little place is one in a million. As an artist myself, I look for places that are unique and perhaps a little kooky. Mouse has done an amazing job with a small space; giving it a new lease of life. The location is also pretty unique. Our hound, Cholmondeley, loved to sit by the door and watch the wildlife outside. Simply incredible.

Mouse was outstanding. She kept us in the loop regarding the village being closed off due to some lone weekend festivities. She has a great eye for design and Filly Island fully reflects that as well as her personality. Highly recommended from this end. Brilliant stuff.

We totally loved this property, it´s small but perfectly formed. Although we´ve used Unique Home Stays on 4 occasions now, and all have been fantastic properties, I´ve never been moved to provide feedback before. The reason for the feedback is the exceptional effort made by Mouse to make her guests feel at home. Actually taking the time to greet us and show us the property was really unexpected and then she took the time to chat with us about the sort of thing we wanted to do in order to provide personalised recommendations. Overall a really fantastic place to stay.

Recipe for the perfect weekend away: Take two moderately well behaved boys (of both four legged and two legged varieties). Add liberal amounts of water based excitement and miles of walks filled with other friendly dogs. Leave to rest. (A trip to Barnsley House Spa and nearby village pub speeds up this process). Baste with red wine, fine takeaway foods and the hospitality of the villagers of South Cerney. Heat over a traditional wood fire. Enjoy! Thanks Mouse for everything!

Had a wonderful time! Cottage was beautiful, loads of home comforts and stunning views. Couldn´t fault it. We will definitely be coming back. Perfect spot for our Weimaraner too- Maggie loved it! Looking forward to our next visit.

We had a wonderful time enjoying my birthday on our own private island. We loved just sitting with the door open and listening to the sound of the water flowing by. Just the relaxing and romantic weekend away we needed.

We had a wonderful time at Filly Island, this is a magical place and I feel recharged after four days here. The cottage is so lovely, full of quirks and there is not one attention to detail that has been left out. Chester and I were made to feel welcome from the moment we were greeted on arrival, thank you to Mouse for sharing this wonderful place. We hope to visit again soon.

We enjoyed a lovely four days in this unique and charming cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed walking from Filly Island to neighbouring villages, along the Thames path and around the Cotswolds water park...such a peaceful and relaxing part of the world!

We had a magical three night stay at Filly Island (´Filly´ being my nickname made our stay even more special!) Thank you to Mouse for making us feel so welcome and for creating such a wonderful stunning place. It has been so quiet and relaxing. Stuart and I will visit again soon for sure.

What a wonderful place and beautiful cottage- thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We have had an amazing and relaxing weekend and really do not want to leave. It´s so peaceful and we have really enjoyed our trips out from Filly Island and walks around the surrounding villages.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Perfect in every way. It was a lovely way to spend our 30th anniversary. Thank you.

A perfectly idyllic location for an excellent relaxing weekend. The cottage is faultless and the addition of the log-burning stove makes for perfect cosy evenings. With everything that can be explored in the evenings you could easily spend two weeks here! Leo our Frenchie certainly enjoyed all the walks. Thank you!

The island was simply perfect for the rest and relaxation we needed. We explored your suggestions of locations and found them beautiful and idyllic. The food was on point, and the views memorable. I am sure we will revisit in the near future for more of the same. Until we meet again, many thanks.

We had an absolutely fantastic break, and would definitely recommend Filly Island.

Filly Island was beautifully modern, bright and immaculately clean. The owner really have thought of everything!

Thank you for a lovely weekend! The little cottage was perfect and we had a wonderful time. We´d love to come back some time very soon!

We had a wonderful stay- everything was perfect! My partner loved the surprise hamper.

I absolutely loved the design and furnishings of Filly Island. The rustic country and industrial style throughout was very creative and comfortable.

The owner was wonderful and very friendly. We felt if anything came up she would take care of it immediately. The river around the little island was idyllic. The home was very cosy and we will definitely come back soon. Our dog loved the island and met many friendly people and other dogs. The villagers were also very welcoming. A dream stay!

We were extremely pleased with the whole Unique Home Stays experience, we would love to return to Filly Island.

Wow! Thank you for creating such a special place to stay. So much has been thought of with this little house, and we loved all the quirky and original features. We loved every minute of our holiday and hope we can visit again soon.


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