Comments from the guest book





"First impression – are we in paradise? Grandad, look there is a big Christmas tree!!”. December 2015


"We’re back again! And we love our visits more and more each time we come!" December 2015


"Our third time – always feel so welcome and relaxed!" December 2015


"Thank you for letting us stay in an amazing place…so cosy and warm…a retreat for us." November 2015


"Our 2nd time – lovely and cosy as usual. Had a day trip to Filey – saw a seal and got engaged!" November 2015


"A very relaxing stay in your beautiful cottage….couldn’t ask for a better escape from work". September 2015


"Great place to stay for a relaxing weekend. Can’t believe how snug the house is………" August 2015


"Thank you for everything………..instantly felt at home……..". August 2015


"Brilliant! You have a lovely place here. I’ve loved staying". July 2015


"A weekend here is not enough!! The cottage is beautiful and such a peaceful setting. The pork pies from the Jug and Bottle are to die for!" June 2015


"We have all had a fabulous time! Very comfy and well equipped." May 2015


"We loved every minute. What a warm and toasty, fabulously equipped place to stay!" April 2015


"Our third fantastic and memorable stay! The perfect place to get away. We enjoyed tea and scones in the vintage tea room in Howden." February 2015


"Perfect place to revisit the area in a new and exciting way……..a 'kind' dwelling to live in and a warm place for Christmas and New Year."
December 2014


"Lovely weekend here – relaxed and chilled ready for Christmas." December 2014


"Very cosy – God bless straw bales!" November 2014


"A soft and comforting place to stay. Thank you for all the home from home comforts and essentials, particularly in the kitchen." November 2014


"We had a fantastic time and loved picking the fresh fruit! Lovely bike rides, day in Goole and fun throughout." August 2014


"Jolly time had by all. Great base. Very comfortable. All needs catered for." August 2014


"Another fantastic stay……appreciated the peace and simplicity." August 2014


"A truly fantastic place to stay. Very tranquil. Loved watching the rabbits, bats, swallows and barn owl." July 2014


"Huge thanks for a wonderful stay – a fantastic time was had by all." July 2014


"The cottage is lovely with very inspirational ideas. Sunday lunch at the Barnes Wallis delicious and plenty!!" June 2014


"An inspirational cottage with loads of ideas to take home." May 2014


"Great surroundings, stunning aspect and a very warm, homely feeling inside…..attention to detail second to none……much better than the 5 star hotel we stayed in a few weeks back." May 2014


"What an amazing house! Style……comfort, warm, cosy….inspiring……everyone should experience it!" April 2014


"What a fantastic house….loved being here………..girls loved playing outside!" April 2014


"A VERY inspiring visit! This is a fantastic building….built with heart…….reflected in the pleasure it gives to be here!" April 2014


"We loved staying in The Straw Bale Cottage. Can we move in?" March 2014

"A lovely place and peaceful area. We’ve had a great time. Love the log burner!" February 2014


"Christmas tree was amazing. We just love the cottage and without doubt will return!" December 2013


"Had an amazing time! Beautiful cottage, warm and homely environment - great place to relax. Bonus to have Wi-Fi!" November 2013


"A wonderful cottage. A home from home. We really enjoyed our stay here." October 2013


"We’ve enjoyed our stay very much – great fire, lovely cottage and well equipped. The honesty box was a fantastic addition! We loved looking through the photos and felt very at home. Great value for money!" September 2013


"Another great stay at Straw Bale Cottage. We recommend a tour of the Artic Corsair in Hull…………and the Lion and Key pub in Hull’s old town for a very wide selection of real ales and no nonsense food." August 2013


"A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. This place is gorgeous! Had such an amazing time…..even saw One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson on Howden station!!!!" August 2013


"The house and surroundings are much better than the pictures on the website! We all had a great time and will take home some new ideas too!" August 2013


"Two weeks of bliss!!! Yet another lovely holiday in this beautiful straw house……the lovely cows, deer and birds will be greatly missed. I want to adopt lovely Carol for my sister!!!" August 2013


"Another lovely, peaceful stay – sunsets as requested! Many thanks for the delicious veg. Will miss the calves, sparrows and swallows – such good company." July 2013


"Truly felt at home in this inspiring place." July 2013


"This cottage was perfect. I loved the peace, quiet and care and attention to making sure you had a great stay. Eco-loveliness." June 2013


"It has been a pleasure to have spent a few days in this remarkable building." April 2013


"A lovely cottage with everything you need and more. We recommend the Fish Walk in Hull and the Lion and Key pub en route." April 2013


"Just Perfect! Very cosy and a real home from home. Would love to live here!" February 2013


"Thank you for another fantastic visit. We love the straw bale house! What a wonderful place to look forward to Christmas!" December 2012


"Lovely setting and atmosphere. Thank you for the effort in making it so welcoming!" October 2012


"Loved the rustic charm and eco theme of the cottage – and the peace and quiet!" September 2012


"Unanimously voted our best ever holiday cottage. We loved the space, peace and easy, quiet cycling. Great amenities within easy distance............" August 2012


"Love the comfort and peace of the cottage. Amazing how simple things make life so much happier." July 2012


"You have thought of everything! An enlightening and inspiring experience. Will definitely return." June 2012


"..................such a beautiful and inspiring cottage!" May 2012


"The cottage is a luxury five star.............including WIFI! Should have bought our IPAD!" April 2012


"A beautiful building - further fuelling my enthusiasm for straw bale builds. Having a log burner was lovely on the cool, windy evenings...................even on wet days we could curl up and read the brilliant collection of eco reading material.............. just needed more time!" April 2012


"Absolutely wonderful! We don’t want to leave. Thank you so much x" March 2012


"Had a wonderful, relaxing stay in the inspiring straw bale cottage. It’s given us lots of ideas for our eventual move to a more sustainable way of living!" February 2012


"We had a warm, cosy stay here................ This cottage is our dream house. What a wonderful experience we had. Thank you for your kind and warm effort." February 2012


''What a wonderful place to stay in..........the accommodation is wonderful, the stove is a treat...............thank you for your kindness and hospitality.
A joy to stay!'' January 2012


''What a joy to be able to stay here in a beautiful, warm straw bale house midst a heavy frost. Very inspiring!'' January 2012


''What a wonderful four days in the most beautiful cottage! Thank you for your warm welcome and the delicious homemade chutney.'' December 2011


''The Straw Bale Cottage is a treasure..........................'' October 2011
(this is the start of a poem which is now framed and on the wall of the Straw Cottage for all to read!!!)


''The Straw Cottage is beautiful. A fantastic holiday. Thanks!'' September 2011


''Had a lovely few days. Love the house! Enjoyed trip on train to Hull doing the Fish Trail, museums and The Deep. Jug & Bottle in Bubwith is a brilliant off licence – loads of draught beer and cider!'' August 2011


''What an inspiring house – a delightful stay with some great cycling. Hope & Anchor pub at Blacktoft, highly recommended!'' August 2011


''Our third holiday here and it just gets better! A warm, friendly welcome and such peace and quiet.'' July 2011


''A wonderful home from home. A beautiful, comfortable interesting house and a wonderful spot!'' June 2011


''Had a lovely time cycling the lanes!'' June 2011


"Thank you for a lovely, cosy, relaxing stay! We are re-inspired to build our own!" February 2011


"The tale of the three little pigs should be rewritten!" February 2011


"Thanks for a lovely stay – a great end to the year and nice beginning." January 2011


"Really enjoyed our stay – snowy outside but oh so cosy inside. Love the cottage and appreciate all the little touches and useful info!" December 2010


"Truly a home away from home. I got to see the “big dipper” for the first time in my life under the stars! The nights were so clear. A mesmerising place with an enchanting atmosphere and people! I will miss being here awfully bit I will be back." October 2010


"Very comfortable bolthole…………loved being able to walk and cycle from the door. Must return to read more of the library!" September 2010


"VIP treatment!! Thank you once again. Enjoyed your library!" September 2010


"A very high standard at a reasonable price – and that’s from a Scotsman to Yorkshire folk!!" August 2010


"Thanks for making us feel so welcome and comfortable – superb sunsets a special treat!" August 2010


"We had a wonderful relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage. The facilities and information books are excellent!" August 2010


"Cottage was fantastic, couldn’t have wished for any more. Even ventured out on the bikes and gave ourselves aches and pains in parts that will not be mentioned!!" August 2010


"Enjoyed our stay and the house is lovely with good amenities – feeling very relaxed!" July 2010


"Nice atmosphere – good to see a straw bale house that looks “mainstream”!" July 2010


"Very relaxing. Great Library. Love the bikes" June 2010


"Excellent cottage with fantastic amenities. Great collection of literature. Really enjoyed our stay." May 2010


"Such a lovely welcoming, warm and friendly atmosphere in a well thought out house. Positively peaceful, thank you." May 2010


"We had a great time. Lovely spot and great eco house." April 2010


"Beautiful house, we’ve had a wonderful time. We’ve loved the eco features – especially being able to compost!" March 2010


"Simply beautiful, very impressed!" February 2010


"A treat to stay in such an unusual property. So cosy! And snow!!!" December 2009


"Fantastic!" November 2009


"Very inspiring stay. Would definitely visit again. Thanks." October 09


"Lovely spacious and airy Cottage. Very comfortable (we want one!)." September 09


"This is a lovely holiday home. We really enjoyed our stay." September 09


"We’ve had a really good time – feels more like a home than a holiday cottage. Please can we take it back with us!" September 09


"We’ve had a lovely stay – think the house looks fantastic – we’ve been inspired!" September 09