Guestbook

  • Please let us know how we did, what you got up to and any recommendations.  We are always looking for new experiences in our fantastic area and your feedback is much appreciated.

We loved our stay at Lower Orchard. It has smart decor, comfortable beds, 2 chic shower rooms, and a sunny little deck, looking into the trees and perfect for sundowners. Also a well-equipped kitchen.

Highlights for us included the coast path to Salcombe, with its amazing wildflowers, skylarks, ponies, even an Iron Age fort. We also visited 2 stunning gardens, Overbecks and and Coleton Fishacre.

We had dinner at the Lobster Pod, which has glorious views over the bay (we recommend the bream). Lunch at the Boat House at South Milton Sands was also fun. We even grappled with a crab at home!

Thank you, Richard and Judith, for the welcome goodies, and for many thoughtful touches, including the map we used to plan our routes. You went beyond the call of duty with advice and recommendations.
— Carolyn Hall and Mary Wood, 13 Jul 2021
3 July - 10 July 2021
Lower Orchard is the perfect place for a holiday in beautiful surroundings. The cottage has everything you need including a sunny balcony to have your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage and Hope Cove.
Judith & Richard are the most welcoming and generous hosts. Thank you for your hospitality, we hope to see you again soon.
Chris & Steve
— Chris & Steve, 13 Jul 2021
Thank you so much for having us to stay, we've have had the most enjoyable few days with our family at Lower Orchard. Arriving to the generous gifts of cream teas and Fizz was a perfect way to start our holiday along with the great sun deck! We have everything we needed for a comfortable relaxing break, the 2 bathrooms were a real bonus. We discovered some lovely walks from the house thanks to the maps provided and were lucky enough to have some great weather. Lovely sunset walk to Thurlestone beachhouse for dinner and the pods at the Lobster pod bistro Hope cove recommended for the views. Richard and Judith really are the perfect hosts....Friendly, welcoming and great knowledge of the area. Thank you again for a lovely family holiday.
Simon, Rachel, Imogen, Elliott & Nell x
— Rachel Miskin, 07 Jun 2021
An ideal location for a short break in the south hams. Accommodation was above and beyond our expectations. One of the best self catering cottages we have ever stayed in.
All the little extras provided were wonderful.
Thank you very much Judith and Richard for everything can’t wait to return !!
— Jacqui and Brian, 28 May 2021
Had a lovely 3 nights at lower orchard. It was very quiet and relaxing. The cottage has everything you need and bonus of having 2 bathrooms. — Justine Weaver, 10 May 2021
We spent a truly wonderful 4 days staying at Lower Orchard. Richard and Judith are such generous hosts, welcoming us with a delicious cream tea and prosecco when we arrived and offering more dog walking and sight-seeing opportunities than we had time for, so we will be back! Highlights included walking from Galmpton to Hope Cove and on to Bolt Head via Bolt Tail and back on an inland route (14 miles), visiting Overbecks NT Garden, Salcombe and Thurlstone beaches, dinner at the Hope Cove cafe and fish and chips on the beach at Beesands after walking to Start Point lighthouse. A fabulous break in immaculate dog-friendly accommodation, thank you so much! — Harriet and Dan Guest, 08 May 2021
It is not often you comment in the car going home “Ah, that was a perfect away break”. We did on our journey home from Lower Orchard - perfect hosts, idyllic accommodation and stunning environment. Apart from that, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The bonus? Outstanding value for money. — Charles Holden, 19 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for the great hospitality. Our first time in Devon and we had a great time - Storm Dennis did not affect us at all! Great walks, meals and very dog friendly. People here are very kind. Must be great on a fair day but good even when rainy. A great holiday and a super cottage. — Francesco and Chantal, 16 Feb 2020
What a lovely place to stay, clean and cosy with everything we needed for a comfortable time. Thanks for the prosecco and scones, scrummy! We managed to explore the local area, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Thurlestone and Hope Cove. Highlights were an enjoyable family meal at The Cove Cafe and sandwiches and beer after a windy walk on Milton sands, the cafe/ shack there is excellent.
We didn’t let the weather put us off and our dog, Marley, thoroughly enjoyed himself. The local area is very dog friendly.
— Lisa, Ian, Emma and Louis, 03 Nov 2019
Enjoyed a relaxed 4 days at Lower Orchard - thanks for the scones and fizz.
Visited Overbecks, Burgh Island, Bigbury, Kingsbridge, Hope Cove (3 times), walked along the coastal footpath ( extremely windy!!) and Salcombe.
Enjoyed a bit of “Salcombe Live” on Saturday ( thanks for telling us Richard) so although the weather wasn’t very kind to us we did get out and about!! It also gave us time to play games, and get to grips with a game called Pandemic ( our own game! Thanks very much
— Rose, Phil and Simon, 14 Oct 2019
We would like to thank you both for a great location and immaculate accommodation. So peaceful. My love for this area goes back a long time. — Alison, Derek and Molly, 09 Sep 2019
Thank you for having us! We had a fantastic short stay. We loved the decor, the comfy beds, the complimentary cream tea and bubbles, the peace and quiet, the coffee machine, the showers....EVERYTHING. Hopefully see you again! — Lucy, Neil and Bernard, 30 Aug 2019
Fabulous few days booked here at Lower Orchard - my 96 year old mother loved it so much she didn’t want to leave!
Thank you very much for creating such a perfect base for exploring the area. And yes, we concur that the Cove Cafe and Bar is excellent. Very good food and service indeed.
— Tim, Ann and Granny Sheila, 08 Aug 2019
What a fabulous week we have had! Fantastic weather to explore the local area. Thank you for the cream tea and fizz, a very welcome treat after our drive down and thank you for the bits to clean the car (and washing....!). The house is wonderful, with everything you might need. Really hope we’ll be back. Many thanks. — Sarah, James, Rebekah and Charlie, 03 Aug 2019
We have enjoyed another wonderful stay here at Lower Orchard and like last year - the weather has been perfect!
We really do love this place!
Something tells me we’ll be back for a third time!
Many thanks to Judith and Richard
— Phil, Jane, Alex and Oscar, 27 Jul 2019