Guestbook



Gallery cottages are simply stunning accommodation in a wonderful location. We have stayed here a couple of times in Ochre and Umber and couldn’t have been happier during our stays.
They are absolutely amazing – so well thought-out, lovingly designed and decorated, very well equipped – couldn’t wish for anything more. A true home away from home but better!!
Rob & Belinda were amazing hosts who were always on hand whenever we needed them.
We loved it here, didn’t want to leave - would highly recommend

Rich & Keef Siggins + Luan Skelland (Ochre & Umber), 

I was blown away at the standard of the accommodation, in fact I would love to live here.
Greeted with scones and jam on a wet day and a very warm room. Sienna is beautifully laid out and decorated throughout. An amazing place to use as a base to explore North Devon.
If I wasn’t going to move here in December I would definitely have booked here again.
Thank you for making me welcome xx

Louise Farr (Sienna), 

Wonderful accommodation and excellent location. We all had a very enjoyable holiday.
Thank you so much

James Hughes, 

We have had a brilliant time here in this beautiful part of Devon, a shame we could only stay 5 days with a busy weekend coming up for us (we will have to come back).
The cottage and owners are wonderful. Great hosts, lovely cream tea welcomed us after the drive here. Dogs really friendly to our dog. Gave us tips on places to go and see and gave us names of great places to eat too.
We will definitely return.

Phil & Frances Marsh , 

Lovely clean cottage, full of everything we needed. Open plan living / kitchen area was perfect for our dog - Enid.
Enid managed to slip through the mesh under the back of the hedge (to the left) once so may need securing more, just a thought? And due to a rainy week, meaning more hot showers, another towel each would have been perfect
Will definitely be back. Great welcome and friendly faces throughout the week – Thanks!

Helen Green, Frankie Crewe, Hayley Chatwin & Mike Huckfield (Ochre), 

A+ We have had a wonderful stay, thank you both. The lodge is amazing, very comfortable and cosy home from home. Shower is amazing!!
We would just a say a little push along hoover of some sort just to allow us to keep on top of dog hairs!! (Our little one is malting a little)
Thanks so much, it’s been lovely xx

Sharon, Simon, Blake & Diesel Clay (Sienna), 

It was such a lovely surprise! Fantastic rooms and facilities so that we felt right at home. You were so welcoming as well; nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much! Loved the washing machine; loved the scones; loved the homely touches. Dogs loved it; garden beautiful. 10/10!!!! FANTASTIC

Scott Maguire, 

Thank you for your welcome. A very beautiful, comfortable and warm cottage in a delightful part of the country.

Adrian & Lisa Hill, 

We have had the most relaxing, comfortable stay in Sienna. We found everything that we needed and felt very welcome here. It was a pleasure to meet you both and the doggies, of course. Many thanks for the delicious scones onour arrival they were ideal. We feel very chilled having enjoyed such a laid back week in the beautiful countryside. Peace and quiet - sheer BLISS! Many thanks for everything.

Colin and Tina Brook-Jones, 

Thank you for your welcome.
A very beautiful, comfortable and warm cottage in a delightful part of the country.

Adrian & Lisa Hill , 

Absolutely wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Everything was perfect. We will see you again some day. Thank you.

Deborah Phillips, 

Fantastic place to stay. Brilliant for dogs and wheelchairs.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it has all been so easy. Shame the weather wasn’t on our side but otherwise everything was perfect.
Thank you for being so friendly and accommodating, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends and will be returning in the future.
Hector, Rupert & Tuppence say thank you too and bye to Holly & Poppy xx

Julia & Tim (Sienna), 

Beautiful accommodation in a great setting.
Very impressed by the thought and care put into Ochre – it really is lovely.
Thank you for making our stay relaxing (even if it was shorter than we would have liked).
Hoping that Winnie will be brave enough to meet Holly & Poppy properly next time.
PERFECT – THANK YOU

Anne Castle (Ochre), 

Thank you for having us this week, in your lovely part of the world. Despite the weather, we have had a lovely week! Have been chasing the sun to most of the places we visited
Would love to return in the future, you are all wonderful hosts xx

Corinne, Marc & Cassie (Sienna), 

We’ve had the most fantastic week here at your very stylish and comfortable cottage.
You’ve been amazing hosts, offering ideas of places to visit whilst being discreet but there when needed – just perfect.
Thank you for making us feel extremely welcome and thank you to Holly & Poppy from Max for the lab playtimes!
Everything was perfect. We look forward to returning.

David & Elaine Pickles & Maximus (Ochre), 

We have absolutely loved staying here, it has been really relaxing, quiet and just what we needed.
The cottage is really well equipped with good quality equipment, we even baked brownies, scones and a cake, no problem!
You have both been really helpful and friendly hosts, we have really enjoyed meeting you and of course Peanut has too, especially Holly & Poppy.
The only thing we would add is somewhere for muddy shoes and jackets, near the door. Also we thought your book was super helpful and humorous at times.

Kit & Rich Powney, 

Clean, spacious, well equipped, very quiet, easy access to Sienna, lovely grounds, great hosts and folder info very useful. Great distance for all we wanted to visit down further into Cornwall.
Many thanks, you work very hard, much appreciated.

Clive, Sarah & Lucy Betts (Sienna), 

Firstly thank you Rob & Belinda for giving us a great holiday. You have both created a hidden gem at Glebe Farm Barn.
The accommodation was perfect. The children both loved the plunge pool. Thank you for the cream teas of arrival.
The property was clean and brilliant facilities. We will be back. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs Sarah Arnold (Sienna), 

We have really enjoyed our stay at Gallery Cottages and the cottage provided the perfect base.
From the initial friendly welcome, including cream tea (much appreciated – thank you) to the quality of the accommodation which exceeded our expectations – especially the shower – great after a long day at the beach. The kids especially liked the plunge pool and obviously Poppy & Holly!! The impressive visitor information pack helped us plan some fantastic days out.
We will definitely recommend Gallery Cottages to family and friends, and hope to visit again soon – thank you Rob & Belinda and good luck with the 3rd cottage. Best wishes.

Andy & Laura Johnson (Ochre), 

Accommodation was beautiful and very well equipped and the information pack was great. The book shelf is a lovely touch, though I am gutted I didn’t get to finish Graham Norton!
Our only slight issue was no window to open in bedroom and winter duvet – so very warm at night.
Thank you very much for a lovely holiday.

Naomi & James Sellwood (Ochre), 

Well, what can I say … a really lovely cottage, beautifully appointed in an amazing setting.
What makes the holiday cottage stand out though, are the pool garden, lawn area and the extra field for dogs to romp in!
We love the area anyway but it is particularly peaceful and restful here.
Thank you very much – we will definitely be returning!

Gill & Steve Bennett (Ochre), 

Our second stay here and even better than last year. The addition of the gas BBQ meant dinner was always an easy option. Ochre offered everything we needed including the space to sit outside in the sun. In theory, we could have spent our whole day up here, as the green spaces meant the children could play and be a little independent (both aged 11). Leaving here really relaxed and loathed to go!! Thank you Belinda & Rob for making our stay such a success.
And the watercolour class – what a great thing to try while away. Rob you are a very patient teacher – thank you!!

Lucie & Shaw Gallen (Ochre), 

We have loved our week at Ochre cottage. In fact, we really don’t want to go home. A beautiful and stylish renovation in a picturesque setting. You have thought of everything – even extra dog bowls! We’ve had lots of fun days out, but also relished the time spent at Gallery Cottages.
There are lots of great visits within an hour’s drive. We particularly enjoyed Westward Ho!
Everything about Ochre cottage is high quality. It’s clear you have invested in giving your guest’s a wonderful “top-end” venue for their holidays.

Mel McKeown (Ochre), 

Very stylish cottage. Beautifully clean. Lots of outdoor space. Had everything we could need and more.

Louise & Nat Sylvester (Sienna), 

We have really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was surprisingly spacious, modern and well kitted out. Your folder was particularly useful for selecting the right beach for dog walking. We enjoyed the barbeque and the main garden was a treat.
There wasn’t much we missed – it was the small things – colander, larger towels for men, shelf or drawer in bedside unit and small chest in 2nd room. Main thing for us was that we were unaware dogs couldn’t be left in the property on their own. We managed to switch around our plans but it did mean we couldn’t go out as much as a group.
Other than that – fantastic holiday. Thank you for your hospitality!

Rebecca Hill (Sienna), 

We had a lovely welcome with a cream tea waiting. The accommodation is stunning, very comfortable and tastefully furnished. Beds very comfortable with crisp lovely bedding. Bathroom is lovely, very practical, great shower and bath is handy for children. The site and gardens are immaculate, swimming pool was cold but lovely (had to use a garden chair to help to get in, as mobility problems) as there is no rail. Seating in garden is lovely, secluded and peaceful. The equipment provided is first class with everything you could possibly need.
We had a lovely holiday and would return and recommend to friends and family.
You have provided lovely accommodation with beautiful artwork with all year round facilities, lovely wood-burner. Thanks again.

Christina Wright, 

Thank you for making us so welcome. Loved Ochre and the pool garden. Wonderful setting. Very clean and well equipped.
Just a comment: fan in bathroom makes a continuous hum, even when not switched on.
Would be glad to know of future offers and info. Would love to visit again. Thank you.

Lawrence & Dot Lee (Ochre), 

Loved Gallery Cottages, the owners are lovely people – helpful and very welcoming and if you did happen to have a problem, very helpful.
Beautiful peaceful place, with everything provided, including warm welcome and cream tea.
5* star – thank you both for a lovely stay.

Sue Tibbenham & Brian May (Ochre), 

What a fantastic place, suiting all our needs … and some.
The pleasure of an open plan kitchen with wood-burner. Pleasure of hi-tech lounge with old school games table. Pleasure of a beautiful bathroom with all you can dream of.
Good luck with this place, you deserve it, as it’s beautiful. See you soon.
We have taken the contact details sheet – with a desire to be back soon.

Jonathan & Connie Burn Mather (Ochre), 

Clean, comfortable and dog friendly. Probably the best we’ve stayed in.
Just to let you know – lounge door isn’t easy to close & curtain in singles bedroom keeps falling off the rail when window is open.
Well done to you both, you should be very proud.

Alex & Steve Ashcroft, 

Just had a lovely 2 night stay at Rob & Belinda’s beautiful chalet.
Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Tastefully decorated and very modern.
Very friendly hosts, that were very informative. Even though they are on site they don’t intrude on your privacy. Would come back again! Thank you.

James Moran , 

It was such a lovely surprise! Fantastic rooms and facilities so that we felt right at home.
You were so welcoming as well; nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much!
Loved the washing machine, loved the scones - homely touches. Dogs loved it. Gardens beautiful.
10 out of 10!!!!! FANTASTIC!

Scott Maguire, 

This is by far the best vacation we've had in a long time. The only feedback is that we would have loved a change of sheets since we stayed for more than 3 days. Apart from this, everything was absolutely perfect and would love to come back.

Abhijeet Basu, 

What a fantastic place, serving all our need and some!! The pleasure of an open plan kitchen with woodburner. Pleasure of a high tech lounge with an old school games table. Pleasure of a beautiful bathroom with all you can dream of. Good luck with this place. You deserve it as its beautiful. See you soon.

J & C Mather, 

Thank you for a wonderful stay, the welcome cream tea and, of course, Rob's art class! We all had a lovely time.

Brenda, Iris, Letoyah and Cleo, 

Fantastic holiday cottage. Pictures do not do the property enough justice. It is a stunning and very modern property. Belinda and Rob were fantastic hosts and could not have done more. We will definitely be returning!

Dan Hulme, 

Loved our stay. Well and stylishly furnished accommodation. Didn't miss a piece of kitchen equipment! Thank you for being great hosts!

Lucie, Shaw, Finn and Helena, 

We have had a wonderful stay. Very cosy and comfortable. Thank you.

Dee-Anne, Stuart, Sandra and Patrise, 

Really clean, well thought out layout and beautifully decorated cottage, in a quiet location. Perfect for our stay with our dog and very welcoming, friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended!

Martyn Rideout, 

I loved the stay here, the rooms were lovely and particularly the shower because I can turn it on myself. (by Amber). I really enjoyed my stay at this cottage. The information pack was really important to our stay by using it for facilities and information. Very nice facilities in and outside cottage. (by Mia)
Really enjoyed our stay here, the accommodation was great and the beaches were lovely. Thank you, Sharon and Tony. (Mum and Dad).

The Kavanagh family, 

We arrived much later than planned but it was no trouble at all. Belinda & Rob made us feel very welcome & everything was ready for us (the cream tea provided was delicious!) Friendly, well-behaved labradors Poppy & Holly kept a discreet watch on our comings & goings. The garden was lovely & quiet for an al fresco breakfast. A bit of travel required if you want pubs/shops/restaurants/activities but the cottage was perfect to come home to. Afternoon by the pool highly recommended!

Denise Baines,