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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 clients have said about Bluebell Grey below:

What a beautiful cottage. The weather was fabulous, we loved exploring the area and relaxing in the house and lovely gardens. Thank you for being so accommodating with our last minute request to extend our stay. We loved our break and hope to come back.

Highly recommended. Wonderful welcome to a quiet and peaceful location. The cottage is as good inside as it looks from the outside, Superb!!

Had a fantastic week! Lovely cottage with a very warm welcome. We packed so much in, we need another holiday. One of the prettiest and most comfortable cottages we have stayed in. Thank you to Merietta and Michael for making our stay so enjoyable.

A perfect retreat, ´far from the maddening crowd´, and this is just what we found here in your beautiful home. Thank you for all the personal touches.

A perfect week! Fantastic cottage, a warm welcome, and beautiful weather. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this has to be one of the best. Thank you! We will be back.

Thank you for a great stay! We loved the cottage, the style and all the thought-out details. The stars in the children´s bedroom, the view from the master - everything we needed was there. It was a hotel experience at a cottage in the countryside. The gardens are fantastic for children, they loved it! We had a great week and enjoyed every day.

Thank you! We´ve had a wonderful week- and even enjoyed some sunshine! The cottage is so comfortable with every little mod-con you can think of. All the fresh produce and especially the welcome hamper was a real treat to arrive to! It´s those sorts of detail which really makes the icing on the cake for a beautiful home from home. We´ve made good use of your recommendations for shopping, dining and days out. Our dinners at the recommended restaurants were delicious! Our only regret is that it was only a week´s stay! Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!

Thank you so very much for our delightful weekend. Bluebell Grey is the best cottage we have ever stayed in! The attention to detail of the whole cottage was absolutely marvelous. We arrived in the dark on Friday and the owner was so kind and met us in the lane and guided us to the property which we were most grateful for. When we unloaded our suitcases we found a delightful hamper which contained the most delicious scones which we thoroughly enjoyed. During the weekend we were blessed with cold but sunny weather and we ventured out to Ilminster on Saturday morning. It was a joy to look around the little shops. My friends arrived on Saturday afternoon, we went off to Lyme Regis and walked on the famous cobb and saw the sunset. We also had a wonderful Sunday, we went to the River Cottage for lunch where the food was excellent and the staff was efficient and friendly. After lunch we went off to Bridport and West Bay - the sunset was incredible. We ended up going off to the service at St Mary´s in Ilminster and enjoyed a lovely congregation. We´re really sad to leave today but would love to come back soon for a longer stay.

On Friday we arrived hoping the rain would be gone, But our spirits were lifted following Merietta´s scones, As the sun rose brightly on Saturday we headed down to Lyme Regis Bay, After a leisurely walk up the scenic hill our rumbling Stomachs lead us to Hixs Seafood grill. As we arose with five days ahead, We looked at the weather and stayed in bed! On Monday we visited Illimister town, Once in the Dolphin we potted a few balls down. A road trip down to quaint West Bay, Said cheerio to the last cloudy day, looking at the view we felt a thrill, We were soon out of breath as we climbed a steep hill, A stroll down the land lead to one or two farms, We ended the day in The Local Poulett Arms, Last but not least we visited the Forde Abbey fair, and what a splendid final day we had whilst there. It saddens us that we and Bluebell Grey must part, But we´re sure Oli and Honey have left a footprint in our heart.

We had an absolutely lovely long weekend at Bluebell Grey, and wished we booked for a full week! The cottage was just beautiful and we felt very privileged to call it home for the short time we visited. The area was perfect, with lovely pubs, restaurants and places of interest all within easy reaching distance. We also enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon in the picture perfect garden, a great sun trap table with the prosecco from the delicious hamper whilst our two year old made full use of the trampoline, rope swing and football goal. An absolutely fantastic weekend. The owners were also very welcoming and there if you needed them. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Many thanks for our stay in your beautiful cottage, which was so well equipped with a beautiful garden and of course the trampoline. Our boys certainly had plenty of enjoyment from it! We really enjoyed cycling the country lanes and cycle paths including a trip to Barrington Court, which is well worth a visit. On the recommendation from our hosts, we visited Feast at Ilminster. The welcome hamper was such a wonderful gesture, so unusual and substantial, we will certainly return. Thanks for a great holiday.

What a dream of a cottage! To be able to relax in such beautiful surroundings must be treasured. The special goodies from our friendly hosts on our arrival were also much appreciated.

Blue skies and friendly smiles when we arrived,
Luscious goodies in a hamper awaited inside,
Ultimate comfort and tasteful decor,
Every facility we could wish for,
Beds, whisper soft, to dream in
Erased all our worries and care,
Life here in this sublime cottage,
Lifted our spirits beyond compare.

Great places nearby which to feast in,
Rare plants round the garden paths weave, we´ve
Enjoyed every moment spent here,
You will too; you won´t want to leave!

We came here for our honeymoon and have had the most perfect few days. Plenty of country walks, good food and cosying up to watch a good film; five days of pure rest and relaxation. Thank you so much for the card, prosecco and hamper. We will definitely recommend the cottage to others.

This weekend has been truly restful. Bluebell Grey is such a charming cottage with a lovely garden. The warm welcome, delicious scones, hamper and especially the beautiful flowers were such a thoughtful touch. The weather has been great too, so all in all a perfect break.

We had a truly magical stay. Mike and Merietta are so welcoming and the special touches of fresh scones and the welcome hamper were just wonderful. The cottage and gardens are idyllic and even staying with two under 3´s, it was so relaxing! We have stayed here twice but will be back again as it is just like home from home. The local area is beautiful, Lyme Regis is a fun holiday destination and perfect for a beach day with the children. Thank you Mike, Merietta and Unique Home Stays for allowing us this wonderful holiday at Bluebell Grey.

We have had a lovely week at Bluebell Grey. The cottage is decorated beautifully and is very well equipped. Mike and Marietta have been very welcoming. The garden is truly fantastic, our three year old loved the trampoline and play tent and she couldn´t wait to go out to play each day. The cottage is also very well located. We have had wonderful days out on the beach at Lyme Regis and Burton Bradstock. Thank you.

We all had a great time and really could not have asked for more. Wonderful hospitality, tasteful interiors and well appointed accommodation. (And of course the trampoline- I´m not sure the children are going to enjoy getting home if we don´t get one!) Thank you very much for a fantastic holiday.

A month of planning led us to this charming cottage in beautiful England. Such a lovely area to visit with very friendly people. Thank you very much for your hospitality. It is everything typically "British" that we hoped for. We loved the thatch and the cat; nicely done!

We loved the cottage, it was perfect for the three of us. We mostly stay in cottages for our holidays but this has been one of the best; lots of surprises, an amazing hamper and lots of extra goodies in the fridge. Finley loved the safari you left for him to play with and re-organised the whole set up almost every day! We would highly recommend Forde Abbey, we had a great day out there, and Hive Cafe in Burton Bradstock does great food. The best days though were visiting the beaches; today we went to Lyme Regis for sandcastles. In bad weather we would highly recommend Higher Eype Cafe - great food and great people. Bluebell Grey has an amazing garden too!

We had a lovely stay in your delightful cottage. We loved the gardens and the monkey puzzle tree, we don´t have these in the States! Thanks for the warm reception, everything was perfect and the cottage is charming! We also loved the cats welcome home when we got home one evening.

The owners were very obliging and welcoming, if we needed anything it was never too much trouble. The property was spotless, very homely and inviting, loved every minute and we were sad to leave.

We have loved every minute; you have created a truly beautiful home from home, ideal for a relaxing holiday. What a quaint cottage, perfect for our first family holiday with our baby girl. Thank you for the hamper, food in the fridge, breakfast coffee and all the little extras (drying our clothes and lending us after-sun saved the day!). You couldn´t do enough and that really added to our gorgeous stay.

Reading previous visitors comments, it´s hard not to repeat how truly great our time over this weekend has been. Those little touches like the hamper and the flowers are great, but the cottage location among all the farms and the fantastically done interior decor made our experience amazing! We loved being in the countryside, but we also enjoyed fossil hunting near Lyme Regis and obviously coming home to the trampoline. It was wonderful meeting you!

A lovely relaxing break in a charming cottage with beautiful gardens. The welcome hamper and wild flowers were very appreciated, thank you.

A cottage created with lots of good taste and imaginative use of fabrics - we appreciated the welcome gift of freshly ground coffee, our little Easter tree and wild flower arrangement. Tucked away in proper English countryside but with loads to do and see. Loved meeting Olly the cat too... a purrrrfect Easter! Thank you.

My favourite bit was the garden and the trampoline, I´ve never been in such a beautiful garden before. We loved the hamper too.

One of the best holidays of all time! Absolutely loved the cottage, the surrounding gardens and all the flowers. It looked like something out of a fairy tale. The inside of the cottage was beautiful aswell. We particularly loved our bedroom (the twine one), and the kitchen and living room were just right. All in all; magical from start to finish.

It was a delightful property, particularly the garden. The owners were extremely friendly. That part of Somerset is beautiful. All in all it was an excellent week and I´d be very happy to recommend both the property and Unique Home Stays.

We had a delightful week at the property. The area is perfect for access to beaches at Lyme Regis and Beer, and plenty to do in the immediate area. The accommodation is annexed to the main house and was cosy and comfortable, furnished and kitted out to a very high standard. The owners living next door were attentive and friendly without being intrusive. We´re happy to recommend this very homely cottage.

We had a delightful welcome from Mr and Mrs Raymond and they could not have bee n kinder during our week at their cottage. It was very comfortable and very beautifully furnished and we loved every minute of our stay. The weather was cold but we had good heating and were very cosy!

We really enjoyed our brief stay at the house over the diamond jubilee bank holiday. Although the wet weather was disappointing we found plenty to do locally and the added bonus of being a short drive to the Dorset coast provided more options. The cottage was perfect for us especially for my 89 year old father with a bedroom on the ground floor. The cottage had every appliance and utensil imaginable and Marietta and Mike were perfect hosts. Sharing their lovely garden was great and enjoyed despite the poor weather. We would hope to visit again.

We spent a lovely week at the house. Marietta and Mike made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, with the basket of goodies very much appreciated. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need - including ´Love Film´ for those rainy days, of which we had a lot! We hope to go back to be able to sit in the lovely gardens in the sunshine."

We thought the service was excellent, we have never had better. The communication and arrangements were easy and the little touches like the children´s activity books and local area information that we received in our pack was a great idea. The hosts of our cottage were also wonderful and couldn´t have been more helpful by accommodating the cot, the basket of goodies on arrival even returning our little one´s pyjamas which we left in the washing machine! Thank you and keep up the good work, it is refreshing!

Contemporarily decorated and thoughtfully fitted out with everything you could possibly need (including sharpened kitchen knives and local OS maps) this was one of the most comfortable cottages we have stayed in, ever. Lovely location and garden, peaceful and yet handy for exploring the area, and cheerful friendly owners. Superb!

A beautifully decorated cottage with maximum comfort. A lovely and characteristic building added to the charm and the owners were kind and helpful for anything I needed.

This is an exceptional holiday let in a quiet rural location with everything you require for your stay. The holiday let clearly welcomes children and facilities are included for them - swing, trampoline, colouring books and crayons, DVDs.

The best self catering accomodation we have had so far; good facilities in a nice setting. We would definitely recommend it to other holidaymakers!

Merietta and Mike are a wonderful couple who made us very welcome. The weather was not good but this didn´t spoil our holiday. Hope to see you in the near future.

We had a great holiday, very relaxing! This was part due to the level of accommodation which was very comfortable and scored over and above our expectations. The owners too were very friendly, which added to our enjoyment and overall holiday experience.


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