Guest Comments

Happy Customers

We get many testimonials and comments in our welcome book here at Pebblebed Cottages. We love to hear from all our visitors about their holiday and it’s always nice to hear they had a great stay in one of our luxury holiday cottages in Devon.

Below are a few online reviews and testimonials for you to browse through and see what other people thought of their stay in East Devon.

“The Just spent the last week at The Burrows – it is a beautiful cottage: clean, spacious and homely. The location is idyllic and perfect for exploring Devon. Would highly recommend.”

S. Johnson

August 2022

“The house is superb and it feels so spotless and clean on arrival. Its in a lovely quiet location. Its so very welcoming and certainly lives up to its write up. Scones and bubbly on arrival
The living room is so spacious and the kitchen area is great for cooking and eating. It has all the amenities that you would expect from this type of rental. Good size fridge which I find so disappointing in so many homes.

The bedrooms are all of a very good size and bathrooms are so clean and modern. The master suite is stunning. Beds are very comfy and towels so fluffy.

I would thoroughly recommend a stay at this property. We certainly will be back and would always recommend it.
Sarah and her family are so very welcoming and helpful.

L. Rocher


We have just returned from a fabulous week’s family holiday at Apple Mill (seven adults). The cottage was fantastic, a real home from home, spotless, light and spacious, very comfy and will equipped with all mod cons, a wood burner and lots of original features too. We especially enjoyed listening to the birds whilst in the hot tub! The cottage has a lovely garden and barbecue area and is in a superb tranquil location with stunning countryside, beautiful villages and the Jurassic coast all nearby. Sarah and Richard were super welcoming hosts with a cream tea and bubbly on arrival and a font of local knowledge. We can’t wait to return and recommend Apple Mill unreservedly.

Joanne & Family  

July 2021

Lovely house and helpful owner

October 2020

I am writing to tell you that my family, consisting of three generations, enjoyed a week at Apple Mill. The house was exceedingly comfortable, beautiful bed linen and a very well equipped kitchen. The owners had gone to a lot of trouble in these very difficult times to make our stay a real family holiday. The location was so peaceful and yet easy to enjoy days out. I would recommend this property unreservedly.

P T , August 2020

We are just home from a wonderful week in Apple Mill. The house is beautiful and covid secure. It’s spacious and a home from home.

A. Fisher.

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location! Hot tub was a great addition, wonderful place to relax. Thank you very much Sarah”

N. Girling

“We have just spent a few days celebrating my 50th birthday at Pebblebed Cottages as a group of 14.

Such an amazing experience in beautiful cottages, countryside, walks, hot tub and the local pub.
Sarah was the perfect host going above and beyond to accommodate our party enabling us to take our meals together.We were welcomed by a beautiful .
cream tea. The attention to detail was exceptional.
The whole experience was faultless
Thank you Sarah.”
S. Binmore

Currently staying at Apple Mill and it’s just beautiful! Such a stunning property. The welcome hamper was amazing and they had even put a Christmas tree up for us. There is everything you need for luxury stay in Devon.

N. Wiz

We have just come back from a stay at Pebblebed Cottage. We rented both Apple Mill and Burrows, both barns are on the same farm in Venn Ottery, East Devon and conveniently located in the countryside and close to the coast. We enjoyed stargazing in the hot tubs and cozy afternoons by the wood burners – both a real treat. Amazing luxury bedding and spacious rooms. Not a detail is forgotten. Thank you very much Sarah!

B. Jackson

We took all of the rooms at Pebblebed Cottages as we were part of a wedding party. It’s a lovely quiet location although not far from the sea and surrounding towns. The accommodation was superb. Privacy if you want it, though the two cottages are side by side, so socialising was very easy. All of the facilities you would expect, plus a woodburner and even a hot tub. Sarah who looks after things is on hand if you need anything, although not at all intrusive. Very friendly and super efficient.

C. Puddy

Apple Mill is a stunning and practical home from home. We’ve been here for 5 nights with 4 adults and 4 kids. The house has been perfect. Comfy beds, thick walls, great layout for 2 families, hot tub is the dream! The location is incredible, so much to do locally and the countryside is beautiful. Sarah has been a fabulous host. We’ll definitely be back.

Kate F

“5 Stars”Jim B

“From the moment we opened the door and saw our wonderful welcome hamper we knew we had made the right choice for our holiday accommodation.

The Burrows was spotlessly clean and spacious but still had a lovely homely feel. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could need. A cot and highchair had been provided as requested and there was a fireguard for the winter months as well as various board games and DVDs if needed.

The information pack provided everything you could wish to know about the local area and recommendations for pubs and restaurants if required.

The Hot Tub and bbq were a real treat and added to our enjoyment of the lovely secluded garden.

The ability to be able to use Woodbury Park Golf Club was a real bonus and we used the pool and gym several times during our stay.
We had glorious weather and enjoyed days out at Seaton, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis in addition to visits to the Donkey Sanctuary and Crealy Park, both of which we’d highly recommended.

We’d definitely love to stay again as we still had lots to explore!”

Chric C

“A little piece of countryside paradise! We return to Burrows year after year and we are never disappointed. Burrows is set in the most beautifully peaceful location. It is luxury accommodation with extremely attentive hosts – Sarah and Richard are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible, they really care about their guests. Every little detail has been thought of to make your stay a special one. On arrival there are always beautiful fresh flowers, a delicious hamper of fresh local produce and a gorgeous bottle of wine or bubbly! There are wonderful walks right from your doorstep and it is easy to get to the wonderful beaches that surround this stunning area. Great places to eat and fantastic farm shops nearby. We simply love Burrows and wouldn’t stay anywhere else. It is simply glorious!”

Sarah C

“5 Stars ”

G. Taylor

“Thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay in Burrows.  Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and everything finished to a high standard.  Would recommend this lovely property in its idyllic setting to both young and old.  I stayed with my elderly parents, we had a super holiday with relaxing times in the cottage and garden and jaunts out to the numerous local attractions, very well situated.  

Very helpful and attentive owners.”

S. Ebling  

October 2021

Spent a thoroughly enjoyable week in the Burrows which was comfortable and welcoming despite the changeable weather. Sarah and Richard were on hand to make sure we had everything we needed. A great location for exploring the area and the hot tub has the perfect way to end each day. Highly recommended !!!

J. Wiegend & Family  

August 2021

The house was beautifully done up and Sarah and Richard were excellent and very solicitous hosts.

 August 2021

“Words can’t describe just how beautiful and relaxing our stay was at Burrows. Sarah ensured we had a lovely welcome with a delicious cream tea and a helpful folder of local activities, farm shops and eateries.

Burrows itself is very well equipped, especially the kitchen, with all you would need for a relaxing stay.
The décor throughout was spotless and luxurious with very comfy bedding.
The private and secluded outdoor space allowed us to enjoy meals and relax in the hot tub whilst our children played outside.
Overall Burrows was able to provide us with the best quality break we needed and we look forward to returning again soon” I. BAdani

Very restful location and well equipped property

 J. Jones

A fantastic Christmas holiday away with our friends. Sarah and Richard were fantastic hosts and the property itself was exactly what we all needed to rest and relax through the holidays. Shops close by for urgent supplies and the coast is only a 20 minute drive. The swim on Christmas day was refreshing as anything! We’ll be back!”

January 2020

Just returned from a fantastic stay at Burrows – high quality, well equipped, comfy beds, very clean and well maintained hot tub plus peace and quiet! Will definitely return.

S. Frost

Just spent a fantastic week in Apple Mill. It’s a luxury Devon home from home with lovely little touches. A very relaxing holiday and the hot tub makes it extra special. Thank you Sarah and Richard

A. Fisher

Just back from a fantastic weekend away at Apple Mill a great home from home everything u could wish for and more a great welcome hamper awaits you on your visit with a cream tea included fantastic views weather and hot tub nothing was too much trouble for the owners massive thanks to SARAH for all her help would definitely recommend this x

C. Carter

“Tolles Haus. Super Hotpot. Schöner Garten. Tolle Landschaft. Nette Vermieter.”

July 2019

“5 Stars.

S. Mcgarth

Loved our New Year stay at The Burrows, one jewel perfect half of the Pebblebed Cottages. Suited our family group – 4 adults and 2 kids -down to the ground. Sarah provides an amazing welcome hamper, complete with fresh Devonshire scones. Crisp linens, an amazingly well equipped kitchen and a cozy fire completes the picture. Fantastic spot to explore this part of Devon from. Full marks.


Just last week a group of us stayed at The Burrows. The space was just as described and exceeded our expectations. The cottage was extremely clean, comfortable, spacious and in a beautiful private setting. Use of the hot tub was a luxury! It had everything we needed and more, with Richard and Sarah being excellent hosts.

We will definitely stay again!

H. Green

What a fabulous retreat we all had at the delightful Pebblebed Cottages spending quality time with dear friends ……The attention to detail and the beautiful interior flowed through this charming cottage and it truly was the icing on the cake and if that wasn’t enough the surroundings were breathtaking with views of lush green foliage rolling hills and cows grazing….. add to this, beautiful blue skies, a hot tub, complimentary Devon cream tea and scones and you have a perfect weekend…..thank you to the owners Sarah and Richard for welcoming us into their beautiful cottage retreat it most certainly was a weekend to remember….

Julie F

“A beautiful property in the beautiful Devon countryside. There was a cream tea waiting for us on arrival as well as a lovely hamper. Comfy beds and lovely bathrooms with a spacious open plan kitchen dining room and living area. We are planning to return next year.”

Kerry B

“Beautiful cottages. We stayed in Burrows and couldn’t fault it lovely decor and very clean hot tub !! Surrounding countryside was lovely for walking and very pretty. Would definitely visit again. Thank you.”

Clive C

“I arrived at The Burrows totally exhausted after months of stress in manic London. This beautiful barn was everything I wanted it to be: tranquil and serene, luxurious, well-equipped and with two lovely owners who really can’t do enough to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one.

You awake to calm birdsong, can enjoy a cup of coffee in the beautiful garden, (saying hello to the cows in the field opposite if you like!) and enjoy one of the many walks in surrounding countryside. Bikes are provided to borrow, so if you fancy a bit more socialising, Tipton St John is just a few minutes away, with a great pub and restaurant.

Evenings can be spent in the Hot Tub or around the log burner in the lounge, playing board games, reading or spending quality time with friends or loved ones.

Yes, of course I’ll be back. It’s a truly special and wonderful place.”

Simon G

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