Guest reviews - taken from our "comments" book left in the Lodge

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, DVD's, cream teas and even tin foil! We could not have asked for more!

Chris, Gemma and family, 

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, 

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, 

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, 

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 & Anne, 

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, Berlin, Germany, 

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.


We loved the lodge - outstanding accomodation 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, 

Had a lovely week. Weather has been a bit of a mixture but plenty of places to go

Carol, Tracey and Malcolm, 

Lovely house, very comfortable. Megan the collie had great fun on the local beaches


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 & E, 

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, 

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, 

"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"


"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, 

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

Kayleigh , 

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, 

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!


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!!!


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


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 & R, 

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.


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


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


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

Carol and Steve, 

1st June 2018
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


21st May 2018
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.
Debbie, Jenny, Emilee, Steward, Albie and of course Cracker and Chang the dogs


6th April 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
Simon, Tracy, Ryan, Sam and Emma the dog


2nd April 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.
Andy, Debby, Joseph, Amy and Lacey the dog


27th July 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


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.

Confirmed guest: 01 September 2017
Published on: 25 September 2017

Jennifer from Watford, 

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.

Confirmed guest: 28 December 2017
Published on: 04 January 2018

Victoria From Hampshire, 

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.

Confirmed guest: 01 June 2018
Published on: 03 June 2018

Aude from Watford, 

Couldn’t improve a thing.

Confirmed guest: 20 July 2018
Published on: 22 July 2018

Sharon from Scunthorpe, 

We looked for accommodation for one night. In the little village shop they said “sorry, nothing”. Put Modern smartphone with Googly said there is a nice. 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


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


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.