What other guests have had to say about their stay.

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Owner, Aug 2016

Hi Peter, Many thanks for your email and for the use of such a great venue for the weekend. Everyone was absolutely blown away by the venue, it is perfect for a large gathering. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Mermaid to friends and family as a place to stay. Kind regards & best wishes, Dave

Dave S, Aug 2013

Thank you very much. We had a splendid weekend. The property was absolutely up to the standard described on the website, and we all loved it. We ranged from 18 months to 78yrs, including three 'awkward' teenagers who were delighted with the karaoke, the pool and table football. We all enjoyed the excellent facilities and the cooks among us were most appreciative of the provision of equipment and crockery etc. It was nice to be so welcomed by Barbara and to have the central heating explained so that we could have adjusted it had we needed to. We found The Mermaid beautifully warm tho and we didn't alter the controls. Our celebration gathering was relaxed and convivial, with everyone commenting on the superb standard of rooms, lounges, etc at The Mermaid. The layout works very well, with space for opting out if required and also plenty of space to congregate in comfort. My little 4 year old grandson said 'I love staying in the biggest house in the world with all those hills and sheep.' It was lovely. Many many thanks.Deirdre

Deirdre J, Apr 2013

Thank you to Pete and everyone at the Mermaid Inn. We had such a fantastic time celebrating my Hen Weekend and the house was a perfect place for such a big group of friends. Plenty of space for everyone and to party the night away. Particularly loved the dining room (the views are immense) and the bar of course! Also, great that we all had en suites so no fighting over the shower when we wanted to get ready (which has happened at other houses I've been to)! Now I'm just trying to think of a reason to go back there again some day! Thank you so much for helping to make so many happy memories! Lou and party. x

Louise B, Apr 2013

Hi Peter, we have just returned to today from your wonderful wonderful property The Mermaid. I just wanted to say thank you to you (and Barbara) for making the whole experience as smooth as possible and our stay an occasion that will last in the memory for ever. I did however forget to write in the guest book in the property as removing 28 people from the property this morning was challenging.....some even chained themselves to the house in an attempt to stay longer.... Thanks again for a superb stay! Ben.

Ben H, Apr 2013

Dear Peter, what can I say - we had the most fantastic New Year; it truly was the best time we have all ever had. The property is spectacular. We all particularly thought the layout really suited us as a group and really enjoyed the different communal rooms. Everyone was delighted with their private rooms and commented on the quality and finish throughout. Having spoke with everyone during our stay we will definitely be returning and I am currently trying to sort things out for the New Year 2014 (as we noted that 2013 New Year is already showing as being booked up). Kind regards, Asa

Asa D, Dec 2012

Hi Peter, thanks for returning my deposit so promptly. We all had a wonderful time and everyone agreed that the Mermaid was a great venue in terms of facilities, character and location. My teenage nephews and nieces were delighted to be able to spread out into their own space and do their own thing whilst the adults congregated elsewhere; and at mealtimes it was wonderful to all fit around the table in a single sitting.... You are now top of everyone's list for future family gatherings. Regards, Julia

Julia W, Dec 2012

Thanks everso Pete! We all had an amazing time, the weather couldn't have been better and the place was wonderful! Several of my guests were asking for details with the intention of booking The Mermaid for 40th, 60th birthday parties, weddings etc. There was even a suggestion that we all get together at The Mermaid every other year for my birthday!!! It would be hard to find ANY way to make our stay more enjoyable........ Thanks again for a fantastic weekend! We will be singing The Mermaid's praises to everyone we meet! Thanks to Barbara too for all her help and kindness. Best wishes, Ju and Adam

Ju & Adam, Aug 2012

Hi Pete, Just want to say a massive thank you - we all had a brillaint time, it really was perfect!!!! I have a feeling we will return one day soon!!! :) Linda

Linda M, Aug 2012

Hi Pete, We had the most fabulous time, your place couldn't have been more perfect for our group. You have created a wonderful place, with quality fittings and enough of everything, right down to the two kettles. I would like to create the same thing in Australia, it is a rarity. I have organised many of these reunions but I think anywhere I find from here on will be judged on the mermaid. Thanks so much, Liz

Liz G, Jul 2012

Dear Peter We had a fabulous time: even better than anticipated and everyone loved the Mermaid. I doubt we'll ever manage to get another slot as all our friends' friends will be muscling in when they hear how gorgeous it was. You even sorted out the weather for us. Many thanks to you and Barabara and her team for all their hard work in getting the place shipshape. We'll no doubt be in touch at some future date. Laura

Laura S, May 2012

We had the most amazing weekend and the venue played a major part in this - its great that we found you. Everyone else remarked on how great the venue is. The caterer did a really good job. Simple food done well. We would recommend her. Thanks Again Pete. It would be great to get down again soon. Martyn and Tovah.

Martyn & Tovah, Feb 2012

We all had a great time thank you and journey home was good. The place was brilliant, the best so far…. we've been hiring self catering houses over Christmas for 12 years now! Thank you for providing such a great place to celebrate Christmas (the bar area being particularly popular) and hope to see you again. Best regards, Tracey.

Tracey H, Dec 2011

Pete, what can I say…we have just had the most amazing weekend for my 40th birthday, with friends and family. The house is stunning and facilitates absolutely every possible need, from fun and frolics, to cooking, relaxing and sleeping…the beds are so comfy. The weather was not great, but even so we managed a walk down the hills and still got some amazing pictures. I cannot believe after booking this way before the house was finished that it is now all over. Your help with everything and replies to my constant questions, plus Barbara's assistance was very much appreciated. I truly hope we can come back….I'm trying to persuade the hubby to do so for his 40th, which is also summer !!!! Thank you so much Love Faye & her other 28 guests x

Faye C, Oct 2011

Dear Pete, thanks for the use of your fantastic house - it really was the perfect party venue for our celebrations, and in such a stunning location too. In fact, we loved it so much that we are thinking of making it an annual occasion, and I will be in touch very soon to see what you could offer us for next year! I will also be recommending it to anyone who will listen….Kind regards, Claire

Claire C, Jun 2011

Wow! Came and stayed at The Mermaid Inn, 10-13 June 2011. It was amazing. The facilities were spectacular and the views just took your breath away. There were over 20 of us celebrating a birthday of a friend, the Mermaid was the perfect venue to meet old and new friends. It's relaxed bar area gave the whole place an informal feel so we could mill about and have a chat, playing pool and table footy and as the evening wore on, any inhabitions, were soon lost on the Karaoke! The boys went Shooting at a nearby venue and the girls were pampered by a company that our host had booked. All supplies were delivered by Tesco and local butcher on the Friday and a chef came on Saturday and Sunday to prepare Dinner and Sunday Lunch. Our hosts made sure we were well looked after but the venue made the weekend a memory I will treasure forever. I can't wait for my next big celebration as I will definately be back!! Karen

Bartlett, Jun 2011

We had an amazing stay and such a lovely place to gather together. The house is lovely with fantastic views and everyone was thrilled with the layout, the bar and the ability to sit all 34 of us for cooked breakfast in one sitting. Some great walks from the house too and we covered a fair few miles in the 3 days from 4 year olds to ??year olds!!

Sarah B, Apr 2011

Hello Pete - just returned from our stay at the Mermaid property and wanted to thank you for the experience. It is very impressive and an excellent venue for a large group to spend time together. We have had many family holidays together over the years and all agree this has been the best - all very impressed and anticipating a return visit someday. Congratulations on your renovation and once again many thanks….the Tennent Family …

Tennent Family, Apr 2011

A lovely place to spend our 25th wedding anniversary with all our family. Fantastic views and big enough to get lost in! We really enjoyed the bar playing pool & the Karaoke. Had a lovely sit down meal served by outside caterers.

Steve Mc, Apr 2011

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