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We welcome and encourage all testimonials from our guests.

Below are some of the testimonials that have been left in the guest-book by previous guests of Old Maids Cottage.

“Beautiful cottage, went all too quickly.”

September 2014, Ryman

“We had a wonderful stay at OMC. Our family got together from London, Germany and the USA to meet our newest member. The cottage was the perfect family retreat.”

September 2014, Guynn family

“Delightful cottage and surroundings.”

August 2014, Lumsden family

“Our family has been coming on holiday to Lee for over 100 years. We’ve been so pleased to see OMC rescued and restored. Having stayed in most of the holiday lets here over the years we were delighted by the luxury we found in OMC.”

August 2014, Eastwood family

“We had a lovely stay in the cottage. We loved how the beach was so close and we could swim in it. Thank you. Fantastic stay we will be back next year!”

August 2014, Gaskell family, Nottingham

“We waited all year for our return visit to OMC and were not disappointed. We will really miss the peace and quiet. The children loved the rock pooling, fishing and surfing to name but a few. Two weeks was not long enough! Spotlessly clean too. Can't wait to return next year.”

July 2014, Holland family , Yorkshire

“We loved the cottage very beautifully done. Beach is great despite being rocky - we walked round to the next bay. Grampus Inn very welcoming … Lee is a perfect oasis of quiet - we loved it.”

June 2014, Sparks Family, Herts

“What a beautiful unspoilt village. A lovely family week at the sea.”

June 2014, Harlow and Hill families

“Lovely spot for a few days away with the family.”

June 2014, Mary , Bernard , Cathy , Nigel , Michael and Phil, Warwickshire

“A wonderful stay at such a lovely cottage … if only the Grampus Inn could be put in a suitcase.”

April 2014, Gareth, Sarah, Edward and Sophia, Saffron Waldon

“We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Loved your gorgeous cottage … huge thank you for every single thing.”

February 2014, Carolyn and Richard Marsh , Colchester

“The cottage was beautifully spacious, scenic and provides great facilities. The location and cottage was beautiful. Thank you.”

August 2013, Flear Family

“This is far the best cottage we have stayed in the last 5 years... and we know what we are talking about as for 20 years we had 4 fine Mews Cottages in South West of France.”

June 2013, Griffin Family

“Wonderful relaxing break. Quiet location in stunning property. A happy week spent in sunshine and exploring the Devon coastline.”

May 2013, Michelle and Family

“Perfect Peace! Birdsong. No traffic. Comfy settees and beds. Cosy evenings around the fire. Batteries recharged. Thank you for a lovely weekend. We hope to be back soon. P.S The welcome hamper was much appreciated, we enjoyed the goodies!”

April 2013, Thelma and Dan Smith

“What a lovely cottage and location! Weather dry and sunny with a fresh wind, glad we brought gloves. Lots of fantastic walks. Local pub serves great food and drinks. We loved Lee and will be back!”

April 2013, Brazier Family

“Four siblings spending the weekend reminiscing of happy times spent in Lee village when our parents lived for years at The Blue Mushroom.
Old Maid's Cottage made our visit perfect, a wonderful, cosy and restful place to stay. Many thanks for all the little luxury touches ”

February 2013, Chris, Tim, Nick Mayler and Joanne Bailey, London and Woodbury

“The moment we walked into the cottage we felt we had come home.

The huge, comfy sofas, wood burner and stunning decor create a warmth and homeliness rare in any holiday cottage. We opened the Rose that had been left in the fridge for us, sat on the terrace and soaked in the peace and tranquility of Lee, while anticipating the short walk to the pub for supper later in the evening.

Each bedroom is so beautifully decorated, each bed so luxuriously big and inviting, it was hard to decide which room to choose.

On our first morning we packed some bacon sandwiches and headed to the beach for breakfast. We paddled in the rock pools and chatted to a local fisherman before heading back to the cottage to plan our day, curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea, just enjoying the beauty of the cottage, the feeling of the day stretching out before us.

We sat at the dining table, the sun having set and a day on the beach putting colour on our cheeks. I looked through the quaint archway separating the dining area from the sitting room and imagined the logs piled high, the wood burner glowing and a Christmas tree in the corner. I couldn't think of a better place to spend Christmas.

Old Maid’s Cottage was the perfect retreat for our family holiday. The kitchen is so well equipped, every need has been anticipated; it oozes charm and history, yet it has every modern comfort.”

Holdsworth Family - September 2012

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“Old Maid’s Cottage was the perfect retreat for our family holiday. The kitchen is so well equipped, every need has been anticipated; it oozes charm and history, yet it has every modern comfort.”

Holdsworth Family - September 2012

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