Before arrival at this little cottage I and my husband hoped that we'd have done a good choice for 1 day home away. It was for my 40th birthday. According to TripAdvisor reviews it seemed a perfect place to stay. But as you know you can't count on all internet review, always a little bit doubt. Then you know what happened? When I just entered in this little magical cottage I fell in love with this petite forever!!! The house is a fabulous gem by itself and we are totally satisfied with every amenities and decorates Amanda has done with classy and luxury tastes. A front garden with a peaceful river stream taking away slowly swans and wild birds floating on. At midnight we were sitting on garden watching stars next to a swan, can you imagine that? And was so touching all Amanda's generous care!! Absolutely agree with a previous review that Amanda's awesome house deserves to be fully booking. Thank you again Amanda and hope see you one day again.
Leego and Matteo
PS : I confess this is my first review throughout all booking site like airbnb,booking.com,TripAdvisor etc.
This is my first review on TripAdvisor because I just have to let people know what a brilliant little find the boat house really is.
Amanda goes out of her way to help and to make sure you have everything along with feeling comfortable.
The wife was so pleased to find her favourite bottle of wine in the fridge, which she didn't know about! Followed a good stock of coffee, tea, and butter, bacon, eggs and some nice bread.
The weather wasn't on our side to sit outside in the evening but it never was going to be in November - but it would be lovely in the hight of summer.
However it is nice and warm inside so even worth a winter visit for sure!
Well done Amanda with you little gem and all the hard work you have put in, you deserve to be fully booked throughout 2017,
An absolutely amazing hideaway. A wonderful property, wonderful host, wonderful setting. Everything lived up to our expectations.
We felt welcome from the moment we arrived right up until the moment we left. Thank you for making our short break so very special. If I could award 10 stars instead of five, I would :-)
We arrived at The Boathouse to be greeted by Amanda who was very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Everything was exactly as described and shown and the attention to detail by Amanda was amazing, with lots of subtle but very classy touches. The fridge and kitchen area was even stocked up with an array of luxury food and drink items, including our favourite bottle of wine! Accommodation and the furnishings/decor was first class and extremely comfortable too.
All in all, a thoroughly lovely stay and we will definitely be returning next year for sure.
Before we arrived at the boathouse we had a feeling it was going to be special due to Amanda's attention to detail. The day before our stay we received a message asking us what wine, bread and milk we liked. We arrived to a very warm welcome from Amanda and she showed us round the boathouse. It is charming and beautiful, spotlessly clean, comfy sofa, beautiful handcrafted kitchen with every gadget you could possibly need.
So many yummy extras. The fridge is stocked with milk, butter, eggs, bacon,marmalade, chutney, fresh orange. The drawers contain porridge, Dorset muesli and fresh M&S coffee. Teabags to suit any taste. Fresh loaf. biscuits and Green & Blacks chocolate. Everything is high end even the candles, (so want them for home). Fresh bedding on the bed that is so comfy, so lazy starts are a must. The weather was glorious so we could make the most of the sun lounges on the decking. We had planned on a trip to Benedict's restaurant but instead opted to cook and enjoy eating outside and taking in life on the water.
Amanda is just fab, on hand if you need her, warm and friendly. She has created such a delightful place, don't dither book it now before availability goes.
We will be back without a doubt but next time we will stay longer.
Thanks Amanda x