Here are a selection of
testimonials and comments from our guest books and emails from
guests. Some relate to family stays, others to group visits. We hope they give
you a flavour of Middlewick and the sights and sounds around us.
Dear Denise, Jill and the Middlewick team,
We wanted to say a huge thank you for hosting
our work retreat on 18th and 19th March. Your cottages, camping pods
and the function room were perfect for our party of 32 and all you
were all very helpful and accommodating to our needs. We had a fun
and productive time, and it was very beneficial to get everyone out
of Bristol and into the country to focus on working as an integrated
team. The Ceilidh in particular went very well. I will certainly be
recommending Middlewick to my colleagues at Bristol.
The only problem for me is that this event was
such a success that we are sure to have a bigger sign up next year.
All best wishes
Lindsey G, University
of Bristol (March 2014)
Dear Jonathan and Jill
and all staff at Middlewick
We stayed in Cider House
week of 5th August 2013 and absolutely loved it . It was perfect for
V and I and our daughter J . Cider House was lovely and
just right for the 3 of us ,with beautiful views of the Mendips .We
swam in the pool each day which was a wonderful facility.
Butterflies fluttering around buddleia outside bedroom window every
day . Loved it all and will definitely be back.
Thank you for providing
such a great quality and beautiful place.
Myself and family have just stayed in Meadow
Barn - Monday to Friday. Booked in my daughter's name of
S. Just wanted to say that we had a lovely time and your
accommodation was second to none. Loved it. (Sue L, Meadow
Barn 1st to 5th July 2013)
Hello! Just a quick note to say a big 'thank you'
for a super few days in the eco-pod. We had a lovely time and I for
one never wanted to go home! Sadly we had to drive back to London
far earlier than seemed wise on a beautiful sunny New Year's Day, so
I hope you found our keys tucked away.
Best wishes, Helen C. E-den Eve 29 Dec – 1 Jan
Dear Denise and Jill and
co. I wanted to thank you all for such a super stay. We had such
fun and really enjoyed your farm, the animals and the beautifully
appointed Meadow Barn.Thank you. You have a beautiful farm. Frances
(From Frances C. Meadow
Barn 11 – 13 Jan 2013)
Dear Jill and Jonathan. Thank you so much for a
wonderful stay this past week end at your beautiful Middlewick. We
were part of Alison M's group. We loved the surrounding countryside
and Meadow Barn is so attractive, well-equipped and inviting. We
were very comfortable indeed. All very hard to fault. Lovely comfy
beds...the pool was fabulous and so warm and clean and the function
room the best I've come across in a holiday cottage
complex...wonderfully well equipped. Look forward to returning in
due course!With all good wishes for a successful summer,
Jenny C. Part of Alison M's Group 23 – 26 March
Hi Jill. Many thanks for a superb weekend at Middlewick, we had a
fantastic time and my Mum had a great birthday. Thank you to you and
your team for all your help and support, we are all very grateful.
Warm regards,Roz Y. Group/24 – 27 Feb 2012)
Dear all at Middlewick. Just wanted to say
that we had a really lovely and relaxing stay over the weekend 10th
to 12th February. We were very lucky to have been upgraded to Tor
View as Appletree wasn't refurbished in time and so appreciated the
added bonus of a wood burner at a time when it had been snowing and
was a particularly cold weekend! We were cosy and warm and
appreciated the beautiful surroundings and the amazing view of the
Tor. Being able to bring our collie dog too was great. The
accommodation was very comfortable, well furnished and you have
thought of every need. We are glad to have found you and will be
looking forward to staying with you again in the future. Many thanks
and best wishes. D & J (& Megs) Feb 2012
Many thanks for a superb weekend at Middlewick, we had a fantastic
time and my Mum had a great birthday. Thank you to you and your team
for all your help and support, we are all very grateful. My Mum is
very worried because apparently she left some bread in the bread bin
in Cider House and is most anxious that I let you know in case in
isn't discovered! - RY Feb 2012
What a find, felt at home within moments of arrival. We will be
back. Janice and Dave, January 2012.
We are in our final day of Glastonbury, cooking
up breakfast (aided by your local produce) and looking out over the
garden. This place is beautiful and what you have made here is
heaven. We will be back here in 2013 and I'm bringing the rest of my
Mumford boys with me. Ben Lovett June 2011
It's our last day at Glastonbury and I will be really sad to leave.
I will beg my parents to let us come back. We came last year and
stayed in a different cottage which was equally amazing. I have
really enjoyed it. Love the horses, dog and goat. Sophie aged 11,
Such lovely cottages in a stunningly picturesque location. We have
enjoyed the short but sweet stay and this is a wonderful place. The
Supper Club is a lovely idea and we loved the community atmopshere.
We hope to return in 2013. Thank you for an amazing stay. We loved
the goat and the gorgeous Maggie. Liv, Poppy & Mummy, August 2011
Had a great time. Fred, our dog had many fascinating sniffs! Look
forward to coming again. James & Sophie (and Fred the dog) August
A beautiful place to rest, regenerate and escape. Loved the views of
the Tor, the horses and the cheeky goat! We are sad to leave this
magical place, wish we could have stayed longer... Sarah & Mark,
Thankyou for a lovely relaxing stay at Middlewick. We've really
enjoyed the cabin and exploring Glastonbury and Wells. Will loved
chatting to the friendly goat. A really peaceful spot with gorgeous
views to the Tor - if only the weather had been better we may even
have braved a walk to the top, but instead we loved having a swim in
the pool. Emma, Mark & Will, December 2011
Great view! Lovely silence! Charming woodburner! We saw an owl!
Happy Days. Lorraine, January 2012
We had a magical stay with all our family. The children loved the
pool and pizza night and attending to all the animals, We loved the
views, walks and clean friendly atmosphere. Hope to be back to stay
again soon. September 2011
A magical place where the children feel safe swimming, walking and
playing. Pizza evenings are a great social gathering ideal to meet
other guests. Thank you Jill and the team for making us feel so
welcome. See you all in October! Jon and Elani August 2011
Many thanks for a terrific time. Friendly welcome, cosy cottage,
perfect location. I am sure this will be the first of many visits.
Don't forget to use the Farm Shop - cheese and wines, delightfully
yummy! December 2011
Wow what a stunning place to stay in Glastonbury! We really enjoyed
the Appletree Cottage, it's perfect for a cosy night in. We only
stayed for one night but we will without doubt be back in the
future. Thank you for such a warm welcome. Sarah, Dave and Rufus
Second time back at lovely Appletree cottage. Just as lovely as
before. Very welcoming atmosphere, beautiful dog Maggie! Blessed
with lovely warm unbroken sunshine just to top off a perfect break
away from home. PERFECT ALL ROUND! Thank you. Sonya, Lucy and Noreen,
Good for the soul! I'll be back... July 2011
We came to stay here on a Familymoon with our two year old daughter
after our wedding. Lovely flowers and bottle of sparkling wine on
arrival to congratulate us. Comfortable and relaxing cottage in
beautiful surroundings, lovely pool and great atmosphere. We will
come again. James, Lucy and Ruby, September 2011
Lovely fairytale cottage, really peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful
swimming pool. Annabelle, September 2011
We've had an amazing few days here. The stay in Bramley was lovely
and the animals were a personal highlight for me. The staff and team
were super helpful. All in all it has been a truly magical few days.
I have stayed in so many hotels and guest houses and I can honestly
say that this has been the standout of all of them. We will be back
for sure! July 2011
A magical retreat and wonderful honeymooon hideaway. Even though
it's only been 3 nights it has felt like much longer wind down.
Thankyou for your most attentive hospitality and kind loan of your
map. Thank you to Benji the goat for keeping our 7 month old little
girl enthralled over a sunny breakfast in the garden. Roberts
Family August 2011
Another lovely peaceful week at Middlewick. Pizza evening was much
appreciated by all 8 of us staying in Bramley and Springfield. This
place is unique and lovely. The Wilds and Beadells, September 2011
Thankyou. Lovely peacefully fab place and cosy cottage in amazing
environment. Good place for a gathering of friends, healing and
processing. November 2011
Thanks for such a lovely stay! The farm atmosphere was the perfect
foil to London and our boys want to live here! Dave, Beck and
family, September 2011
Magical Middlewick! Thank you for a wonderful stay, as you said the
cottage must have been waiting for us! It made our weekend in
Glastonbury very special and a haven from the mud at the festival.
fantastic stay in lovely accommodation with wonderful staff. I can't
think of a single fault - fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! The
Thomas Family July 2011
A family get together at Middlewick. The pool time sessions were
filled with fun from the very youngest to the very oldest. Great to
find a pool so well maintained and the addition of the steam room
gave the experience a special attraction. Hedgecock Family, June
Just a big thank you really you were so friendly and made us feel so welcome and we loved the cottage and our stay your hospitaility which does not normally come with most places we have stayed at and we will most definately be back real soon!
We both felt sad leaving and don't think Ive
felt that way about many places that we have been to before.
Thanks again for the tour of all the cottages it was really nice to have a good look around and we will bring our swimmys next time for sure.
Best wishes and Love to Maggie the adorable Labridoodle:) xx
A much need break away coincided with discovering this little haven
by chance on the internet. We didnt look any further and the
moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice. We have
never felt so relaxed, so at peace or slept better, not to mention
Wendys legendry breakfast (we couldnt understand what
the fuss was about until we sampled our own - beautiful!
We walked to the Tor this morning, then in to the High Street and
back home with Jim, the taxi driver. (Recommended by the staff at
MapleLeaf Middlewick). And what a sweetie!! He gave us a grand tour
with lots of funny tales in to the bargain.
Last night we went to the Riverside Indian Restaurant ...very nice!
Departing now and although looking forward to seeing our three little
boys it hasnt seemed enough time to get to know this really
magical, beautiful part of the world!
We will hopefully be back soon with our kids, grandparents and brother/sister!!
(Dont think they will need much persuasion).
Thank you for making us feel so welcome and comfortable and our
stay such a very happy one celebrating out 10th wedding anniversary.
With love and thanks,
Mandy & Matt
I wish to say thank you very much for the stay at your cottages. Your kind welcome and the comfortable surroundings made for a happy break from the rat-race.
Thank you once again and have a good year.
David & Miki
the second time in nine months I have returned to Middlewick to
replenish what a big city can take out of you and it worked and
I couldn't think of a better place in which to do it. Once again
the beauty of the area, the peace and solitude of Middlewick and
the Mendips worked their magic and by the end of my visit I felt
refreshed and centered.
One of my fondest memories of my stay at Middlewick was of taking
my morning coffee out to the Quiet Garden, a beautiful area where
trees and the softness of green abound and rejuvenate. I loved to
sit there and listen to the silence with only the sound of birds
to add to the atmosphere. Part of my morning entertainment was to
watch one of the horses kept in the adjacent field munch on grass
or run around, whatever the horse decided to do on my morning coffee
visit was always part of the anticipation and joy.
It truly is a perfect setting, from the sweet cottages to the surrounding
beauty and the great people who work there. I have no doubt in my
mind that I will be back many, many times.
Having arrived at midnight the first night, I hadn't
a clue what the grounds looked like. When I awoke the next morning
and sat up to look out the window, I gasped at the beauty before
me. There is the most spectacular, knotty old moss-covered tree
right outside my window, with the rolling Mendip Hills in the background.
Then I saw the horses! Actually, every window in our cottage offered
a view of either horses and paddocks, hills, apple orchards and/or
the Tor. Had I actually woken up in Avalon?
Thank you for our lovely relaxing week (24th - 30th June) in Orchard
View. John and I really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the calm
and tranquil atmosphere of Middlewick.
The cottage was clean, light, airy, comfortable and well equipped.
The service you give is very helpful, efficient and organised.
Having the groceries delivered and unpacked before our arrival was
a bonus. I would thoroughly recommend this service to anyone, especially
if unfamiliar with the area and/or travelling from far away.
The holiday was just what we needed after a very busy and at times
stressful, last few years. As soon as we had unloaded the car, we
took a cup of tea into the quiet corner of the garden and just felt
all the stress and tension drain away. The atmosphere just bathed
us in blissful tranquillity and peace.
We live in a Rural area, but adjacent to a busy bypass road, so
it was truly a home from home, but without the traffic noise and
with all the plus points of peace and tranquillity etc. mentioned
We would have loved to stay longer and hope we may be able to visit
May we wish you all the very best for your plans for the future,
may you thrive and prosper and continue to provide a wonderful place
for people to find the peace and tranquillity that is so often needed,
if only for a while, in today's busy world.
Love, Light and Bright Blessings
My family and I are coming back to Mapleleaf Middlewick for our
third visit. We love the Glastonbury area, and have found there
is nothing to compare with the tranquil beauty and location of Mapleleaf
Middlewick. We stay in a cottage called Blenheim, it is full of
atmosphere and is absolutely charming. A fabulous inglenook fireplace
sits in the very generously proportioned living room, with windows
looking out over the 'quiet meditation garden'. There is a wonderful
sense of peace and tranquillity. On reading the Guest Book, it seems
everyone falls in love with this beguiling little cottage. We have
two children and having a swimming pool on site, together with an
extensive library of books and videos was a real bonus. The cottage
complex is set is a truly beautiful setting and is further enhanced
with the views of the magical Glastonbury Tor. It is perfect for
couples or families.
From the cottage complex there is a very special walk to the Tor,
through an apple orchard, across a wooded stream, over fields where
horses graze peacefully and up to the ancient knarled oak trees,
Gog and Magog, who have stood there for over 2000 years. You then
walk up a hillside and on turning around seeing where you have come
from you get the most magnificent view of The cathedral city of
Wells. On this route the Tor tantalizingly appears in and out view.
The walk takes you across powerful ley lines. On reaching the top
of the Tor there is an unparralled 360 degree view of the Somerset
levels, bathed in the early evening light it is a glorious sight.
Glastonbury is a very unique place, steeped in myth and legend.
Glastonbury Abbey and the Chalice Well Gardens, are absolutely wonderful.
The High Street is like no other, an abundant mix of eclectic 'New
Age' shops and cafes.
The cottages are also ideally placed for visiting the beautiful
little cathedral city of Wells, the magnificent Cheddar Gorge and
Wookey Hole caves.
to Glastonbury is certainly a memorable and unique experience, and
Mapleleaf Middlewick has become our absolute favourite cottage holiday.
Eily & Gary
When I first booked the cottage at Middlewick for a Christmas holiday
I knew my sister and I would be in for a treat but I never expected
to be surrounded by such exceptional beauty. We had arrived late
at night and the next morning when I drew the curtains back in my
bedroom I literally gasped, for outside my window was an apple orchard
with horses lazily grazing. It was right out of a postcard! And
all of MapleLeaf Middlewick is surrounded by such sights. It is
truly fantastic! For walks we would take the winding path towards
Glastonbury which went past the Tor, farms with sheep and cows and
incredible views of the Mendips. All I could think was that if it
is this beautiful in winter I cant wait to see this place
in the summer!
cottage, Blenheim, was incredibly sweet and picturesque. Groceries that we ordered were there waiting for
us, put away in the shelves and fridge. A sweet Christmas tree was
in the living room. It was really charming and I felt very comfortable
and at home.
had such a good time we are returning in September. I think that
this will be a place that will become a second home for me!