Delighted (and relieved) to find this terrific property available at short notice through Sykes Cottages after a booking made many months ago through Holiday Lettings (part of TripAdvisor) was cancelled by the host with eight days' notice and TripAdvisor were no help at all in finding an alternative option. Fortunate for us that the property hasn't been available for long as I imagine it will soon be booked up well in advance for the whole year. It is a beautiful house, much of it historic, with beams and nooks and crannies galore. Nine adults and one greyhound were very comfortable here for a weekend. The house is beautifully decorated and well appointed with fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, and the hot tub!!! well that was the icing on the cake. Talking of cake, the complimentary home-made cake - and home-made marmalade, and fresh farm eggs - were greatly appreciated. Our host Emma was friendly and helpful and lives in a house which is near enough to this house to be visible but not so near as to be intrusive. Two wood-burning stoves would keep the house very cosy in winter and the central heating is effective too, though we didn't need it much and ended up turning all the radiators off. The outdoor seating area was welcome when the sun came out, and the garden is a good size, plenty of room for the dog to run around. Lower Hodre is in a very quiet area with only the occasional car or farm vehicle passing down the lane. There are walks around lanes and footpaths right from the front door, through spectacular countryside with red kites circling overhead, sheep in the fields and rabbits hopping around. It's a really beautiful, peaceful place.
A beautifully renovated house with fine views over a secluded landscape. The house has been refurbished to a high standard incorporating both traditional and modern styles with plenty of space to accommodate family and friends. I had a wonderful stay at the house over the festive season and look forward to a return visit soon. The hosts Emma and Edward are delightful and welcoming.
Would highly recommend this property. Stayed for 3 nights to celebrate my birthday with the family. Wonderful property with spectacular views and all could be enjoyed whilst outside or from the comfort of the hot tub, which was a big hit with the kids as well as the adults. Emma (the host) was there to greet us and as well as some welcoming provisions in the fridge including fresh farm eggs, a beautiful chocolate cake for Easter was waiting. We all returned home relaxed and happy in the knowledge we have already booked to return in November (if not before). Thank you for everything.
We had a lovely stay in this very comfortable house. It was cold outside but we were snug in the house and it is all very beautiful around and about. The countryside is spectacular with wonderful views. We were given a very warm welcome by the owners and will deffinately be going back when we have another break.
Thank you to Emma and Edward for making us feel so at home.
Lower Hodre has been lovingly restored to a high standard.
A very comfortable, clean, and surprisingly large and roomy holiday let. The views are outstanding and the feeling of getting away from it all could not be better. I would recommend it to any age and can't wait to return.