The Ox House

Five self-catering holiday cottages in a countryside/coastal location, near Clevedon, Somerset

What Our Visitors Have Said

A selection of comments from our visitors' books.

Thank you for a fantastic holiday. We really enjoyed staying here. We were recommended this location from friends who have previously been here on several holidays before. Particularly enjoyed the showers!! The space was great for the children to run around in a safe environment. We visited Puxton Park which the children enjoyed, had a wonderful time at SS Great Britain in Bristol, well worth a visit. Noah's Ark was also a good place to take the children to. Thank you for the map of the local area which showed the fields which you owned; this was very helpful and enabled us to have a lovely walk down to the wildlife ponds. The children had a great adventure!
Tim, Sizi and children, Derby.

Thank you Diane and Pete. We had a wonderful time in your lovely Poppy Cottage and we'll see you again soon. Thank you again.
Eva, Michael, Olivia and Isabella, Australia

We feel honoured to be the first visitors to Peony Cottage! Having previously stayed at Poppy Cottage 3 times, we have had twins and outgrown it. We were delighted to hear Diane and Pete were renovating a 3 bed property! Rose Cottage is lovely and Elias has really enjoyed seeing the cows, chickens and ducks. Florrie has learnt the sign for duck too! We have enjoyed trips out to Puxton Park (great for little ones), Longleat Safari Park (well worth the drive), West Somerset Railway, Clevedon and Portishead. Pullens Bakers in Yatton and Clevedon is well worth a visit. We also visited Cadburys Wyevale Garden Centre in Yatton, which has crazy pirate golf, lots of pets and Costa Coffee. Thank you Diane and Pete for being so welcoming and accommodating. We will definitely be booking a return visit in the future. Best wishes,
the Campbell Family, Norwich, Norfolk

"I loved it so much, I want to stay here forever" – Isaac.
"I loved the fishing and the playground" – Jessica
Our first visit to Lavender Cottage (and Somerset) – we loved it and would definitely recommend! Thank you.
Rachael, Jessica and Isaac (Sheffield)

We have had such a lovely week staying in Lavender Cottage. The cottage is so well equipped and it's wonderful peaceful location with all the wildlife outside – truely superb little haven. Thank you so much. Just wished we could have stayed longer.
Richard and Deborah (West Sussex)

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at 'The Ox House' – lovely setting, very peaceful. Plenty of good walks – and garden centre on A370 in Congresbury is worth a visit. We thank God for the fine weather (hottest day since 1976!). Copse Road Chapel, Clevedon very welcoming. Thank you Diane and Pete.
Hilary and Steve, Birmingham

'Home from Home' Comfort!
Great peaceful setting, looking forward to staying again. Thank you Diane and Pete for being so helpful.
Nancy and Ivan, Northumberland

A wonderful week here at Lavender Cottage. Beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Interesting places to visit in Somerset. Thank you Peter and Diane!
Peter and Ruth (Rugby)

Yet another lovely stay in your comfortable cottage. Great walks at Brean Down and Cadbury Camp. Already looking forward to our next visit.
Andrew and Beryl (Poole, Dorset)

Thank you for such a lovely well equipped cottage. We will be back!
Jeni, Paul and Alex, Belgium

After visiting our friends here last year we copied them this year. They stayed next door. It is a wonderful area and such a well-equipped cottage. The children have enjoyed being so close to their buddy 'Jack'. We've enjoyed eating together and taking days out to local attractions. We've had some slow days to enjoy the village too. Top holiday, thankyou!
Andy, Becky and children, Cinderford

Our first visit to this beautiful county of Somerset. So grateful that it was recommended. Lavender Cottage spotlessly clean, very well equipped. Just like being at home. Pete and Diane were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely be back again.
Michael and Rebeca (Hertfordshire)

Another lovely tranquil week with everything here we needed. We saw so much wildlife. It was also a good opportunity to visit Clevedon Bookshop and Tyntesfield again and for both of us to see relations. Thank you very much.
June and Jean, Epsom, Surrey

We have all had a wonderful time. The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and easy. It is also very well equipped. We found everything we needed and more! The surrounding farmland is beautiful. I've spent many happy mornings looking out of the french doors drinking my tea looking at the wildlife and the occasional horse, pony, tractor going by. We are close to our family so it's an ideal location. I've loved the peace, quiet and tranquility. Loved it here and can't wait to come back in the Summer. Thank you Diane and Pete.
Nocola, Matthew, Nicholas and Christopher (Essex)

We have enjoyed our stay at Poppy Cottage. The playground is amazing. We went to Cheddar Gorge and walked all the way up Jacob's Ladder and lookout tower. On rainy Monday we went to Clevedon swimming pool. We went to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm. On the last full day we went to Animal Farm Adventure Park.
Tim, Katherine and Children, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Thank you for sharing this beautiful part of creation with us. Every day of our holiday in this perfect stress-free environment has been superb: walks/views/weather plus some fun trips, such as the open-topped bus from Sand Bay to see the sand sculptures and visit to the East Somerset Railway are highlights to remember. A precious time with Grandson Ben. Thank you.
Graham, Cherry – Gloucester, Ben – Cardiff

The sparrowhawk has been disrupting the bird feeding area, but that's nature. The squirrel is just a plain nuisance. We have enjoyed many sightings of the Roe deer in the field next to the accommodation. She has a fairly large fawn which is still suckling. Amazingly, we saw the buck one evening standing in the middle of the lane right outside the gate!
We have had a lovely time. Thank you.
Andy and Joy (Barnstaple, Devon)

Thank you for your warm welcome. We found the cottage very comfortable. There was plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
Ron and Sylvia (East Sussex)

Very nice location, good hacking area for the horses. Nice local restaurants, good weather. There were lots of things to do. Thanks for a lovely stay!
The Richardsons and ponies, Buckinghamshire

What a wonderfully well equipped venue for a peaceful break. We have been very comfortable and visited many new places. Full marks for everything. Hope we can come back sometime. Many thanks. You give a lot of pleasure to many people along their journey of life. Excellent local information.
Martin and Kate (Liskeard, Cornwall)

What a lovely place! We have really enjoyed our stay at Poppy Cottage. It has been a lovely tranquil place and the children have enjoyed watching the birds and ducklings feeding outside the cottage. We have also seen the heron daily. Great location for exploring Somerset. We have been to Weston-super-Mare, walked along the Strawberry Line, visited Noah's Ark and Cheddar Gorge.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday and the 'five star' accommodation, we will recommend and visit again!
Nick, Vanessa and children, Hertfordshire

This has been a most delightful place to stay. Tastefully equipped. Quiet and peaceful. Clean and comfortable. What more could anyone ask!
Graham and Doreen, Jersey

Lovely to be here again, different season too, but miss those little ducklings who must have grown up now ! Caught up with the swan family, pleased to see 7 survived having seen the eggs hatching on our way home last time. Thank you for such a peaceful place to recover.
Norman and Ann, West Yorkshire

We have had a lovely, restful stay in Poppy Cottage. Very comfortable and warm with everything we needed. Theo loved the playground and the board games. We all loved the peace and quiet, along with the wildlife. A great location for exploring Bristol and Somerset. Bristol Aquarium was great, the nature reserves at Westhay are brilliant. Thank you, we're sure we'll come back.
Ian, Kim and Theo, Oxon

Beautiful cottage, very creatively furnished and decorated, every want provided for. Don't want to go home.
Alan and Sue, Cornwall

A fantastic week spent at the beautiful Poppy Cottage. Our horses will be sad to go home as the stables and pasture land is simply PERFECT coupled with the bridle paths, beaches and not to mention the mass of land the Poppy Cottage owners, Diane and Pete provided at out disposal. Berrow Beach is recommended for long gallops and the odd cheeky log to jump by the sea. Thank you very much! We love it here.
Lucy and Tom with Horses Dallas and Tinca, West Yorkshire

Had a very lovely, peaceful and relaxing time. It is so quiet and a good place to recharge the batteries. Thank you very much, we really enjoyed ourselves. Until next year.
Ray, Cynthia and Children, Hertfordshire

Lovely accommodation, gentle welcoming hosts and atmosphere, lots to see and do in the area. Noah loved Noah's Ark Zoo Farm - definitely worth a visit. Elijah loved @Bristol, great interactive displays. Mummy and Nan loved the cottage – the quiet and the comfort and all the little details that make life easy. Also a fenced in play area /garden. Definitely coming again and bringing Daddy. Thank you for making us so welcome.
Noah, Elijah, Mummy and Nan, Derby

What a blessing and an answer to prayer. Beautiful cottage and area. We couldn't have picked anywhere better.
Dave, Pam and Holly, Lancashire

Lovely holiday; cottage very comfortable and well thought out. Very peaceful and relaxing even with our Grandchildren in Poppy Cottage. Thank you very much. Hope to be back. 
Trevor and Daphne, Cambridgeshire

Peaceful setting and lovely accommodation – warm welcome and attention to detail. Enjoyed the morning and early evening visits by local grey heron and the white egrets. So many places to visit will have to return!!
Sheila, Neil and Claire, Lancashire

Thank you very much for a restful and delightful holiday in a very comfortable, well equipped cottage. An excellent location for visiting Somerset.
Douglas and Rosemary, Essex

Thank you Diane and Pete for a lovely holiday. Cottage nice and comfortable. Everything we needed. Thank you for taking us around your farm. God Bless you both.
Ernie and Lilian, Essex

Many thanks for your hospitality and for the privilege of being able to stay in such a lovely, restful place. We feel renewed as a result. I'm sure we'll be back again.
Len and Audrey, Lincolnshire

It has been a splendid week! Some lovely weather and refreshing April showers. This is a wonderful and well appointed cottage. Great, quiet location and many of the attractions of the region are within reach. Probably one of the best holidays we've have had for a while.
Charles, Rachel and Children, Southampton

We have had a wonderful week. Poppy Cottage is perfect in so many ways and we were so lucky to find you. Having worried about bringing our ponies with us thinking it would be hard work we couldn't have been so wrong. The girls have had their best ever holiday and the ponies are going home for a rest. Sand Bay was great for beach riding. Bristol beautiful - even in the rain. A lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you so much I'm sure we'll be back.
James, Jane, Children and Ponies, Kent

Our second Christmas, lovely and snug despite the arctic conditions!
Graham and Angela, Dorset

Lovely cottage, very peacefully situated and ideal place to visit Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and two National Trust Houses (Clevedon and Tyntesfield). Thanks for putting us up at short notice. Cottage was superb. Thank you.
Adrian and Carol, Devon

Lovely Cottage in peaceful, relaxing location. Perfect location for visiting many interesting places. Cheddar George was beautiful. Highlight was 'hare spotting'. Thanks Pete and Diane.
Helen, Cheshire

Superb accommodation! Wonderful setting! Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for sharing your delightful surroundings with us. We have had a truly great holiday.
Graham, Rachael and Children, West Sussex

This is the first family holiday away as the 4 of us and it has totally exceeded our expectations. The barn is so lovely - homely, warm and welcoming. Our 2 year old has been really excited about coming back here each day and has loved the wildlife. We will be sad to leave and hope to come back soon; it has been a real blessing to us.
Matt, Eve and Children, Norfolk

A return visit for another wonderful few days. We can't think of anything you haven't provided. If this property was a motor car it would be a Rolls Royce!
Clifford and Sheila, The Lake District

A wonderful holiday spent in completely peaceful surroundings in a top class cottage converted with thought and good taste - and owned by warm and welcoming people. Bliss. We're coming back.
Don and Josie, Cheshire

What a wonderful time we've had staying here in this lovely cottage. The girls have thoroughly enjoyed the play area, that has made it all the more relaxing. It's been fantastic. Thank you so much.
Maurice, Laura and Children, East Sussex

Lovely, relaxing, peaceful cottage. Extremely high standard of decor, with all the things required for a perfect break. We've had a lovely week. Thanks to all. We'll be back.
Neil and Janice, Staffordshire

A really lovely, well equipped cottage. Thank you so much for a lovely stay and how wonderful to have a wild flower meadow and visiting hare! Wonderful.
Steve, Helen and Children, Staffordshire

We had a fun week at Poppy Cottage. The weather was very sunny and warm for most of our time here. I enjoyed riding the horses around the farm and the very quiet lanes. My dream came true to ride on the beach. Farmer Pete and Di are very nice people, a warm and friendly welcome on arrival and always willing to help. Thank you for our break at Poppy Cottage and well worth it. We will be back soon.
Maxine, Adrian and 2 Horses, Worcestershire

Thank you very much. The barn was lovely and comfortable and spotlessly clean which made a lovely place to stay.
Rhuben, Hannah and Harry, Hampshire

Thank you for all your kindness and care. Beautifully clean and well appointed cottage. Lovely surroundings and wild life. Birds galore and a joy to see the mother duck leading her ducklings for their first swim.
Tim and Esther, Oxfordshire

A slice of paradise!! Gorgeous cottage which has everything you need, beautiful surrounding land, all topped off by the warm and friendly welcome from Pete and Diane. Thanks for a wonderful week.
Danny, Michi and 2 Children, Leicestershire

Thanks for a lovely holiday in superb accommodation. Hope to come back one day. So peaceful and lovely outlook.
Jean, Cumbria

Glad to be near Bristol for the Balloon Fiesta, saw the evening night glow. We have found plenty to do. Done some lovely bike rides here and in Bristol. Noah's Ark Zoo is fab. Thanks.
Barbara and Margaret, Huddersfield

I have enjoyed this early holiday and have loved spending it at Lavender Cottage. So warm and cosy! Everything is at hand. At 91 yrs I hope to come again. Thank you to all.
Marjorie, Shropshire

We have had a wonderful week here, partly due to the weather, but mainly due to your warm and friendly welcome, with nothing too much trouble to make us feel at home. We loved Poppy Cottage, with poppies everywhere and it's so clean and comfortable – nice wide bed, constant hot water in the shower; and quiet! Also loved the scenery and wide horizons, as well as various trips to Weston Super Mare, Cheddar and Noah's Ark Zoo, where there is a wonderful display of Creationist material, as well as plenty of animals to see. Thank you so much and God bless.
Howard and Sheila, Surrey

Have enjoyed our stay here very much, very relaxing, lovely cottage, visited some interesting places. Also our first visit to Bristol: the 'floating harbour' and Brunel's SS Great Britain worth visiting and lovely walk along R Avon into City Centre. Will never forget the tour of Ham Farm! With God's Blessing.
Terry and Rosemary, Sheffield

We have had a lovely stay thank you. The weather has been great. Bike ride along the 'Strawberry Line' from Cheddar was lovely. It's lovely and quiet here and a very relaxing time. Thanks for the travel cot and high chair. We will definitely be back next year.
Sarah, Jeff and Zoe, Southampton

Had a great week in this lovely holiday retreat. We have all appreciated the beautiful countryside and the children particularly enjoyed the animals (horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, cows etc and the opportunity to do some pond dipping. We enjoyed days out to Cheddar, Wells, Noah's Ark Zoo Farm and a National Trust house. Hope to come back again.
Andy, Claire and Children, Derby