Thank you so much for your kind hospitality during our stay in Great Hills Lodge. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, exploring north Cornwall. Great Hills Lodge is the perfect base. We've had everything we needed for a perfect break from the dog hamper to the fresh eggs. The chance to sleep in late, enjoy reading and watching the display of garden birds outside the living room window. A special thank you to Claire for taking the time to make a lovely red dish for my friend I know that she will love it.
Jeannine and Eric
01 JAN 2020
"Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Great Hills, we have loved it! The amount of thought that you have put into the house to ensure that everyone's needs are met is amazing, from binoculars, DVDs, cream teas and even tin foil! We could not have asked for more!"
Chris, Gemma and Family
16 Aug 2019
"We enjoyed staying at Great Hills Lodge in the nice sunny warm weather. Thank you for the lovely fruit scones, they were beautiful and the eggs too. It was lovely and clean everywhere. Nice to meet John and Claire. It was our first time here."
Michael, Mary and Paul
22 Apr 2019
"We had a lovely week exploring North Cornwall! The Lodge provided an excellent base that was home from home. The cream tea when we arrived was greatly appreciated. Had a great time walking the beaches and exploring the coast line. Everywhere was doggy friendly which was a bonus with a puppy in tow. We look forward to visiting again and exploring further afield."
Susan and Family
09 AUG 2019
"Had a fab time on the beaches, saw lots of wildlife ie birds, owls and would definitely come here again. Max and Daisy (2 x springers) loved it too, nice walks and lots of water!! Weather was great and being able to sit outside with breakfast and not hear a sound was so so relaxing. Thank you John, Claire and Jasper for letting us share your space."
Chris and Anne
07 JUL 2019
"Thank you very much for a lovely week at Great Hills. We have had a wonderful time due in part to your warm welcome and your tips on where to go, where to park and where is dog friendly. We went to St Ives (park at St Erth and get the train in). We spent lovely days body boarding at middle beach (dog friendly) next to the sea pool. We will definitely return and we cannot recommend you highly enough. Loved the welcome hampers, what a lovely touch."
Helen, Anthony and family
02 Aug 2019
"We have had a fantastic bank holiday weekend! The cottage has been brilliant for our two young children. Toys/stairgates/biscuits on arrival. They have enjoyed having "sleepovers" upstairs and using the binoculars to spot wildlife. There has been a very friendly (well fed) squirrel on the bird table. You have been fantastic hosts and we would highly recommend this cottage to friends and family. Lots of exploring and lots of fun!"
Clare, Shaun, H and E
03 May 2019
"Hi Claire and John (sadly didn't get to meet Jasper) We chose Great Hills Lodge after seeing wonderful pictures online and reading the comments from previous guests — we were not disappointed and have joined the list of many families who have had the pleasure of staying here! It really is a gem! The decor is beautiful and like home from home with lots of items provided. The scones and cream went down well - our 3 springers didn't get a look in ! They had a great time! Our first visit to Cornwall has inspired us to return and find more stunning places, if only we could stay longer! Thank you so much!"
Esther and family
13 Jul 2019
"Thank you John, Claire and Jasper for the warm friendly welcome. The cottage is a cozy, peaceful haven - home away from home, with amazing views. The scones, jam and cream were absolutely yummy and Sooty the dog says thank you for his doggy treat basket too. He has had a wooftastic time here! Our first time in Cornwall and we visited Boscastle, Widemouth Bay, the Eden Project and Bude. All lovely places. Lots more to see and explore so hope to visit again in the future."
07 Sep 2018
"Great Hills Lodge is a lovely lodge owned by Claire and John who live in the Main house adjoining the property. On arrival it was spotless and well presented with all the bits and pieces you could wish for in a self catering lodge. The kitchen has high quality items including an induction hob and oven with plenty of pans. The main plus for us was the fact that we were allowed to take our three dogs at no extra cost and although the enclosed rear garden is small there were plenty of walks just outside the gate."
22 Jun 2019
"I cannot express enough how much I recommend this beautiful lodge. Claire and John have really thought of everything down to the cream tea on arrival.
We went for 4 nights and it was so peaceful and relaxing. We took our little boy who turned 2 while we were there and our dog. Our son loved looking out for the sheep, lambs and birds. Short journey to Bude and we loved the beach and will definitely be back for warmer weather..... 5stars 😍 xxxx"
21 Feb 2019
"John and Claire, you are so lucky to live in such a wonderful place! What a view and the peace and quite has been wonderful for our grandson. Being autistic, he sometimes needs tranquillity, and your holiday home has been perfect. We have all loved watching the birds and laughing at Grandad’s failed attempts to photograph the Woodpecker! Our grandson loved meeting the animals and was thrilled by the bats in the evenings. We don’t get to see him very often and it was lovely to see the pleasure he got from the location. He loved Tamar Otter Park and got to hand feed wallabies! Thank you for the cream tea and the warm welcome after our interminable journey. Oh and easily the most comfy bed Bob and I have had in over 18 years of staying in holiday homes! Thank you in spades."
Bob and Aude
27 Jul 2018
"We booked this break simply on one view and it did not disappoint! Especially from the living room window and the added pleasure of watching all the different birds visit the bird table! We couldn’t resist topping up the feed with fat balls from the local store! Thank you John for your recommendation to visit Widemouth Bay it was really dog friendly and we all enjoyed it! We found the cottage a fab location to explore plenty of areas around Cornwall such as Hartland, Potrthleven, Padstow to name a few!. Oscar (the dog) adores the beach which is the main reason for visiting Cornwall year after year I have to say the beach at Padstow was his favourite, so calm and shallow. The basket for our furry companion and welcome pack are lovely touches and we really enjoyed our cream tea. Thank you for such a warm welcome."
08 Jun 2019
"Thank you so much for these two wonderful weeks at your place here in Cornwall! We enjoyed our holiday so much. Great Hills Lodge is just the perfect place to relax. It is so cozy and comfortable. Cornwall is so beautiful. We discovered many wonderful places. The coast is amazing! We were so happy to meet you, you made us feel at home! We love your pets too!"
Kerstin, Peter, Anika and Nikolai from Berlin
05 Jul 2019
"Amazing holiday home, as said before, home from home and everything you ever need here. So peaceful, stunning views and a great place to stay. Very friendly owners and very special touches, IE fresh eggs, scones and cream and not to mention to doggy welcome pack! Had a great holiday and would thoroughly recommend a walk along the canal path into Bude. Many thanks John and Claire, hope to see you again."
27 Jul 2018
"Have had a lovely break as a family with our dog. Lovely lodge and a fantastic welcome pack with lots of extras. The eggs were delicious! Visited Bude, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Boscastle and Padstow all worth a visit and would definitely recommend. Many thanks."
06 APR 2018
"Short break over Easter with family and Lacey, our dog. Beautiful holiday house, kids loved the upstairs bedroom. We loved the stunning views, tranquillity and great welcome from John & Claire. Hope to return for longer at some point. Many thanks."
02 APR 2018
"We loved the lodge - outstanding accommodation with a beautiful outlook. Thanks for the welcome tea and for looking after us so well, wish we could have stayed longer. Hugs for Jasper the dog!"
Mary & John, Darwin, Australia
14 Jun 2019
"We had a wonderful 4 day break here, a perfect base for exploring North Cornwall! The Lodge is fantastic, very well equipped and a beautiful peaceful location. Thanks for the fresh eggs and the cream tea too!"
30 Oct 2018
"My daughter, her three dogs and I had a lovely week here. The cottage was delightful and very well equipped. I came over from Australia to visit her and spent time exploring Cornwall. Particularly loved Boscastle. Lovely accomodation and beautiful views!!!"
26 Oct 2018
"Thank you for a very relaxing stay. We had a fab New Year. The Lodge had everything we needed, the walks are great and the beaches, yet again, fab. Thank you again for the lovely welcome and the scones. We loved the birds on the feeder which gave us so many laughs."
Lisa H
02 Jan 2019
"First thank you John & Claire for being so thoughtful. It was home from home because of all the extra details you included. The scones were lovely as were the free range eggs. Even the dog’s welcome basked was a lovely kind thought, Gemma says Woof Woof, meaning thank you. The cottage cannot be faulted, very comfortable and clean with lovely view. Thank you for everything Graham, Marta & Karen."
Graham, Marta and Karen
05 JUL 2018
"We have had a lovely time here at the Lodge. We've particularly enjoyed being amidst such a beautiful setting. Paul, our three dogs and myself have discovered some wonderful places, and have walked many miles in truly beautiful surroundings. A word to the wise - it would be a good idea , in our opinion to provide additional lighting to the rear door area that leads to the courtyard. An amazing starry sky by the way and the dog tags are a super idea, thank you. Note from the owners: the rear light to the courtyard garden was temporarily disconnected following the replacement of the rear door just before the arrival of these guests. It is now back in place and the area is well lit."
Helen, Paul and Kizzy the Dog
26 Apr 2019
"Such a lovely little cottage with stunning views and so close to the sea! Widemouth Bay, Tintagel, Boscastle. The steam train and Otter park in Launceston are also must dos as well as the fish and chip van (in Week St Mary on a Thursday and in Marhamchurch on a Friday) and the Bullers Arms pub in Marhamchurch. Lovely owners and dog Jasper, couldn't ask for more."
21 Aug 2018
"First thank you John & Claire for being so thoughtful. It was home from home because of all the extra details you included. The scones were lovely as were the free range eggs. Even the dog’s welcome basked was a lovely kind thought, Gemma says Woof Woof, meaning thank you. The cottage cannot be faulted, very comfortable and clean with lovely view. Thank you for everything."
05 Jul 2019
"We looked for accommodation for one night. In the little village shop they said “Sorry, nothing”. Put it into modern smartphone with Google, it said there is a nice place. And then we found a very warm welcome for one night. It was really good. After 30 miles on our cycle trip it was like heaven on earth. Thanks for all and we wish you all the best."
Barbara and Franc, Germany
06 Jul 2018
"Sheep, cows and birds, oh and the odd tractor, that is the only traffic noise we've heard. Absolute bliss! Beautiful lodge, idyllic surroundings and lovely hosts. Cornwall, our favourite place on earth, and staying here has made us fall in love with it just a little bit more! Thanks Claire, John and Jasper."
Carol and Steve
20 Aug 2018
"Well appointed, well located base for exploring Cornwall. Lovely hosts! 3 very happy and tired small dogs after many beach trips....a lovely quiet base to return to after a busy day exploring . Would definitely recommend and would definitely return. Thank you Great Hills Lodge."
19 Apr 2019
"This is a perfect place to spend a break. The Lodge is perfect, as is the scenery. Claire and John have thought of everything, even the dog! The cream tea (and doggy pack) are a wonderful welcome to three weary travellers, Thanks again. "
24 Aug 2018
"Had a lovely week. Weather has been a bit of a mixture but plenty of places to go."
Carol, Tracey and Malcolm
08 Jun 2019
"Lovely house, very comfortable. Megan the collie had great fun on the local beaches."
24 May 2019
"Me and my children just loved staying here, my boy has autism and the calm surroundings kept him at ease. Definitely recommend staying here and will be back to visit again."
Lisa W
15 Apr 2019
"We spent a wonderful week here. The accommodation was perfect for us. The dogs loved it too. Great view and lovely to watch the birds feeding. Many thanks John and Claire."
05 Oct 2018
"Thank you John and Claire, we had a lovely stay - the Lodge had everything we needed. You have set the Lodge up so well! We hope to be back."
R and R
10 Sep 2018
"What a fabulous peaceful location, and delightful hosts in Claire and John. Tranquility by the bucketful, and so many places to visit just a short drive away."
Aude from Watford
26 Jul 2018
"Thank you John & Claire for a warm and friendly welcome. The cottage is lovely. We all had a great time especially Gus and Geoff (the dogs) who loved the walks and beaches. Thank you, we may be back."
Penny, Antony, Jamie, Gus and Geoff
27 Jul 2018
"We had a lovely stay here in August. The house, garden and location were perfect for us and our two dogs. The Wifi and Smart TV were greatly appreciated by our teenagers. The owners were very discreet but on hand if we needed any help. Fantastic, thank you."
Jennifer from Watford
01 Sep 2018
"We had a lovely holiday break here over Christmas. The owners went above and beyond to make us welcome and comfortable. We would not hesitate to recommend this location to others and would willingly stay here again."
Victoria from Hampshire
28 Dec 2017
"Couldn't improve a thing."
Sharon from Scunthorpe
22 Jul 2018