Guestbook Comments from 2018

5 nights at Gorse Cottage was bliss! The cottage was exactly what we were after and had everything we needed.  Thanks for a wonderful stay.  Wouldn't hesitate to come back.

Michelle, Daniel, Imogen  8-13 May

The house has been kind to us and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Michael, Ash, Amber & Joseph 28 May - 1 June

Lovely cottage in a beautiful area.

Linda, Sylvia  9-22 June

Second visit to Gorse Cottage, comfy and well equipped.  Thank you for such an enjoyable holiday in a beautiful location.

Rita, Lynsey, Gill & Graham  6-13 July

Had a wonderful stay in Withypool.  Gorse Cottage is cosy, well equipped and perfect for our family and a dog!Lovely to be so close to the river and the hub of the village. Magical area and delightful cottage.  Hope to come back next year. 

Mark, Georgie, Bertie, Freddie & Amelie   25-31 August

Guestbook Comments from 2017:

Very comfortable, homely cottage.  Enjoyed our stay. Would love to come again.

Jane, Heather, John, Carl and Jenny 16-23 March

Simple but comfortable cottage in a fantastic location to explore Exmoor. We hope to come back soon.

Chloe, Dave, & Family  18-21 April

We had an amazing week down here. The house is a perfect size for a family of 4. Thank you for a great stay.

Tom, Heather & family   1-8 April

We have had a wonderful week painting the surrounding scenery.  The cottage and Withypool have been excellent.  Exmoor is a lovely area and we shall surely be back.

Liz, Iris & Brenda 13-20 May

We have had a wonderful holiday for two weeks. Gorse Cottage is a very nice and light house at a very beautiful location in Withypool.

Hans & Ellen  16-30 June

We had a wonderful stay at Gorse Cottage. The cottage is lovely - lots of space and nicely decorated.

Lisa, Stuart & family 5-12 August.

Had a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Beautiful countryside.

Robin, Sue, Miles & Lucy   12-19 August

Enjoyed our stay very much in Gorse Cottage.  Had everything we needed and was very spacious. Great base to explore Exmoor and North Devon. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Becci & Alan 3-7 September

Yes, a delightful cottage - warm and welcoming. The situation is excellent for those who appreciate walking out of the front door immediately into a network of walks.  A good place to stay for a long weekend or even a week or so. Congratulations to Alison & Dawn for making the place so comfortable.

Peter & Kyungshil   7-11 September

Lovely Cottage! We had a lovely 70th birthday weekend - thank you! Enjoyed by all.

Penny, Roger and family 14-17 September

Perfect location in the heart of Exmoor. Everything to hand, spotlessly clean. Hope to return next year.

Christine, Sue & Paul  3-7 October

We have had a super few days at Gorse Cottage. Collapsed happily and comfortably after dog walks and explores.

Sally & Malcolm 14-18 October

We had a super time in this very comfortable cottage. Beautiful countryside and pretty village.

O'Brien Family 20-24 October

Had an amazing time. The cottage has everything we needed. I would live here permanently. Thank you.

Annie & James  23 Dec 17 - 2 Jan 2018

Guestbook comments from 2016:

Anne T. 24-27 July

Thank you for a lovely cottage! It was absolutely perfect for our needs. So beautifully decorated inside and to such a high level. The whole family loved it so much that we're already planning our return visit next summer (for a full week this time!).

Rita Reynolds 8-11 July

Just wanted to thank you and let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your cottage in Withypool - it's a beautiful village and really welcoming particularly with a dog on tow, we really didn't want to leave and carry on with our holidays.

Nicholas M 28 May - 4 June

We had a lovely time in your cottage at Withypool and found the cottage very comfortable and well appointed.  The weather was uncharacteristically fine, sunny and warm. (We're regular Exmoor visitors and seldom have had such glorious weather there in the 30+ years we've been going there).  The closeness to the moor, the Barle, the village shop were all bonuses and the children loved playing in the river with their fishing nets. Thank you for a splendid holiday

Graham & Nicola W 8-16 May

We had a lovely holiday in your cottage and were sad to come home yesterday, thank you. The cottage was lovely and the village idyllic.

Christine K 16-23 April

We loved your cottage. It was light and bright and beautifully clean and very comfortable. We would love to stay there again next year.

Guestbook comments from 2015:

'We have enjoyed staying at Gorse Cottage, well equipped, comfy and warm.'

Tim & Mary P.  27-30 May

'A fantastic break with our 3 young children,  The Cottage was well equipped and a real find! Spent lovely days out at the beach and of course paddling in the beautiful Withypool river.'

Jess G. & family 27 June - 1 July

'We had a great holiday.  The cottage is a good size and has plenty of room.'

Marcy & David E. 10-18 July

'A lovely week in a beautiful location.  The cottage was very well equipped and comfy.  Would love to come back again.'

Sarah, Harry, Thomas, Hilary & Finn the dog 25 July - 1 August

'Lovely cottage and felt very at home.  Friendly village with great dog friendly pub.  Would love to come back.'

Jean & Geoff T. & Tilly 5-12 September

'Clean and lovely cottage which was very well equipped. Total peace and quiet.'

Adrian & Sarah W. & Zig 12-19 September

'Lovely Cottage in a nice village setting.  Lots of good walking from the doorstep.'

Judi, Rob & Tilly 19-26 September

'Nice, cosy cottage in peaceful location'.

Heidi, Trevor & Kimberley 24-29 October

We have really enjoyed our time here over new year - the perfect start to 2016! The cottage is lovely, very well appointed, everything that we needed for a great trip!

Martin 30 December - 3 January


We all had a great time at Gorse Cottage. The village was so pretty and we loved to walk the many routes from the cottage followed up by a trip to the fantastic tea room. The cottage itself was lovely, so spacious and clean with everything you could possibly need. We loved our holiday and will definitely be back.

Lisa S, 

Gorse Cottage is a little gem: it's light and spacious yet is still really cosy. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The location is perfect being so close to the moors for great walks with the dog. I love that it's dog-friendly, even in the tea-room! It would be lovely here at any time of year.