Comments from guests taken from the visitors book:

Apologies that these comments haven't been updated since 2016, 

but to give you an indication of what our guests think

just look at our bookings, of which around 75% are repeat visitors!

February 2016

Our first visit of many we hope to Myrtleberry! We booked 18mths ago after walking past and we have not been disappointed. What a fantastic place. we love the history and we love the house today.

The C's

December 2015

We live in Braunton but are staying with friends here at the Lodge. We think we live in paradise but this is the icing on the cake. We used to live and work in London. Moving here is the best thing you can ever do! If you're thinking of it just do it :-)


July 2015

A fabulous fortnight at Myrtleberry. Walking from the house was invented here - many gorgeous walks in (mostly) fine weather. Loved our "regular visitors" Mosie and Bea!!

The B's, Germany

February 2015

This is a truly magical place we will be back ASAP, lovely weather too. So relaxing,never slept so well.

The B's

November 2014

A fantastic week in this idylic sport. Walking by day and curling up in front of the woodburning stove in the evening. Myrtleberry had everthing we needed for a relaxing break.

The A's

July 2014

"All this and heaven too!" A dream fulfilled .... Now we look forward to return and continue the dream sometime. Mosie and Bea an unexpected delight who we adore. Happy Days.

The H's

April 2014

So nice when everyone else goes home and you can stay in the valley.

The E's

March 2014

Came to join our family who have been returning to this beautiful place for 30 years! My husband has now been able to share this peaceful and wonderful treat with our small children who have loved walks, exploring, playing and just being children! We feel calm, happy and lucky to be here.

The H's

October 2013

We've had a wonderful time and seen enough deer to sink a battleship. The heating was a real treat.

The G's

September 2013

Great to be back - idyllic base for our holiday. The heating is such an improvement - I remember the days of individually lit gas fires and the generator providing electricity!


August 2013

Our son had a choice of a family weekend in London or a week here. He made a wise choice! Setting and hospitality fantastic.


May 2013

Reluctantly another Myrtleberry holiday over. Wonderful family memories for us all to treasure. Especially exciting this year as we discovered a deer looking straight in at us from the garden!

The A's

November 2012

One of the most wonderful things is the amount of stars that can be seen at night. My son travelled down from Leeds to join us and he was blown away by the setting. He is the next generation who will hold this place dear.


August 2012

Ahhhh. Another blissful week just chilling .... watching nature at its best.


May 2012

I have never seen the dogs so fit, happy and healthy!


December 2011

What an amazing location - exceeded expectations having walked past over the years and wondered "what if? ...."! Have spent most of the 3 days wondering how much our nearest and dearest would love it here.


October 2011

The children loved it. It was like the famous five (or three in this case). Now planning when we can come back!!


June 2011

They told us it was doggy heaven - and it is. But nobody warned us it was people heaven - but we found out. Fabulous week. Went too quickly.

S&N from Cornwall, J&A from Yorkshire

April 2011

This place is like a mythical fairytale land. It is so beautiful.


October 2010

Can we buy it please?

September 2010

Thank you for a lovely stay – it was truly magical! We had heard so much about it from our parents for so many years we thought we’d come take a look, and we were not disappointed!!

The walks are great, especially for walking off all the great food we found in many of the local pubs (Rockford Inn and Blue Ball Inn). Will definitely be back soon – hopefully with the dogs! Thanks for your great hospitality and very warm welcome.

The T’s

July 2010

Great to be back! Good fishing – several salmon and one sea trout. The dogs loved it and enjoyed the company of Mosie. Nice to see the improvements and love it as much as ever. We will be back!

The P’s


June 2010

Dear Danny, Vendela & Mosie – the sweetest dog! Thank you for another wonderful stay and everything you both do to make it so perfect. This is “As good as it gets”. Thank you for the magic!

A & T


May 2010

A pleasure to use ‘The Lodge’ as our base for exploring Devon. Reminds us so much of a place we holiday in ‘The Sounds’ in New Zealand. It was great to return to each night. Relaxing listening to the river.

P, K & H from Brisbane & E & M from Christchurch


June 2009

Thank you for letting us stay at this cosey house! I love the big garden! I love the big garden and the river. Me and my sister kept walking up and down the river – it was very cold! I like the room I got to stay in; the bed was very comfy! On the Tuesday our grandpa caught a huge salmon! Thank you and we’ll probably be back!

E aged 10


June 2009

Echoing other comments made – ‘it’s great to be back!’ We began to have holidays at Myrtleberry when I was 12, and I was 50 last week! We have had a lovely week, have spotted the heron a few times and then drying and resting in the trees! Plenty of dippers and wagtails. Came across deer whilst walking from Countsibury. Thanks Danny and Vendela, for your hospitality and help with the ticks!

A, P, G, J, R, B & Stoney the dog


Easter 2009

These wonderful few days brought back fabulous memories of childhood (25 years ago!) when we came every year, and I’ve enjoyed it just as much and even more this time. A wonderful restful tranquil place for a week of ‘recharge’!

Spotted the heron in the river early every morning and squirrels playing on the bridge and a group of 6 deer just up over the hill!

Can’t wait to come back to one of my favourite places ever – thank you for not changing it! “It just can’t get better than time at the Lodge!” :-)



May 2008

Lovely to wake up in the morning and realise the sound of rain is really the river and the sun is out! Algy thinks it’s a dog’s haven – female company as well! Finally no mobile coverage – an absolute boon!!

N & D


May 2008

What a lovely holiday. All of us enjoyed ourselves so much. The Lodge is homely and comfortable and set in the perfect location. If you need to rest, relax and get away from your busy life then this is the place!

L, T & B


April 2008

A beautiful, restful place to stay for a holiday. The Lodge is very well thought out and comfortable and of course the surrounding area is stunning. We shall certainly recommend this place to our friends and family.

A, M, H & H


Easter 2008

Had a wonderful stay at the Lodge. Amazing views and truly outstanding countryside.

The Lodge itself was clean, light and modern and certainly large enough to comfortably sleep six. I cannot think of any negative points – even the access [drive] was fun to navigate! …

P, M, T, M & D