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What a beautiful place you have created here.  A haven for wildlife, as keen birdwatchers it was just perfect.  Opal Cottage was just perfect, warm & comfortable.  Hopefully we will return.  All the very best and thank you.

June & Tony from Leeds, Stayed in Opal Cottage, September 2019

Wow what a wonderful week we've had in such a wonderful cottage and surroundings.  The weather has been amazing, the wildlife was great and the beautiful gardens that you work so hard in we must say is so worth it.  Will be recommending to all.

John & Tracy, Dovercourt, Stayed in Opal Cottage, September 2019

We had a great time at Opal Cottage.  Loved the skypod and gardens and have never stayed anywhere so quiet + still - rare in today's busy World.  We visited lots of places but or favourites were Sewerby Hall and Dalby Forest.  This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in and we hope to return.  Thank you!

Nora, Tony, Jack & Izzy, Stayed in Opal Cottage, August 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Opal Cottage.  Enjoyed the peaceful  & beautiful surroundings and relaxing in the stunning gardens...and sipping wine in the Pod.  Will definitely recommend to friends

Three families getting together, Stayed in Opal Cottage, August 2019

Superb property!!  Fantastic gardens, very friendly welcome.  We have had a very peaceful time.  Fox & Rabbit at Locton for great food.  We wih both of you the very best of everything.  

The Bentons & friends, Stayed in Opal Cottage, June 2019

Thank, you both H & R for another superb holiday, . a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, excellent company and warm hospitality. we both look forward to being back with you soon.  

John & Michelle, Norfolk, Stayed in Opal Cottage, June 2019

Our third stay in this wonderful corner of Yorkshire and as always the accommodation was exemplary!! Weather good and views wonderful. Basin Howe keeps delivering the goods as excellent holiday accommodation. Kindest Regards

Family from Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Stayed in Opal Cottage, October 2018

We've stayed in lots of Holiday Cottages over the years, but this one is way up there with the very best. How Richard & Heather have created and maintained this beautiful oasis in such a peaceful location is beyond us - maybe there is a secret army of gnomes somewhere who emerge when we are out. More likely it's down to talent and hard work. It really is very impressive. All that remains to be said is THANK YOU!!!

Great review posted on Facebook too! Guests from Nuttall

Secret army of Gnomes, Stayed in Opal Cottage, September 2018

We have enjoyed our stay at Opal Cottage and the wonderful gardens. We have been to Whitby, Filey and Scarborough. We would recommend Filey for beachy days. We also went to Dalby Forest and hired bikes as well as playing golf at Sawdon Pines. We have had a lovely time at this blissful retreat. Thank you.

Steve, Debi and their two girls from Sutton Coldfield

Essay from a young guest, Stayed in Opal Cottage, September 2018

Thank you Richard and Heather, we have had the most wonderful two weeks of calm and relaxation, much needed! The weather has been gorgeous too. Can't wait to be back in September.

John & Michelle, Norfolk 30th June

John & Michelle, Stayed in Opal Cottage, June 2018