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Idyllic rural retreat, lake edge

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Martin

Idyllic rural retreat, lake edge

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths

Go down a winding lane for the total peace and quiet of Gilly Parva in Constable country, a lovely timber-clad house with every convenience, overlooking a lake. Enjoy the wisteria-clad terrace and stroll up to the village with its fab gastro-pub.

Amenities

  • Free parking on premises
  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Shampoo
  • Essentials
  • Washer

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20 Reviews

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Margaret
October 2018
Idyllic rural retreat on a pond and surrounded by garden, fields and lovely countryside. Easy access to small market, good pubs and English heritage sites gives one a choice of diverse experiences. Amenities are all one needs to nestle in for a day, a week or more. Top notc…
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Jon
September 2018
We spent a weekend in Gilly Parva whilst attending a wedding in a nearby village. It is a tranquil and spacious cottage that is both well equipped and beautifully furnished. Martin, the owner, was such a welcoming and hospitable host - despite our later than planned arrival! Dela…
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Paolo
August 2018
Martin is a very nice person who tries his best to welcome and accomodate his guests. We couldn't expect more about our lovely stay at Martin's.
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Mercedes
November 2017
I hope he has made the necessary improvements to make the place habitable and has learned to respect tennants´privacy
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Response from Martin:
This is a difficult and demanding Spanish lady. We ended on the best of terms and I am surprised that she should now make these unpleasant and exaggerated comments. I admit that the condition and cleanliness of the house on her arrival were not up to the highest standards - something which has now been put right. She has failed to mention the fact that, in response to her demands on arrival, I spent towards £90 of my own money on additional kitchen equipment and a new shower curtain. I also exchanged the DVD with the better one I had in this house, at some sacrifice to myself. On the initial check-in arrangements, things did not seem to go wrong to me; her inadequate English must have been to blame. She was paranoid about privacy - unlike any of my previous tenants. Perhaps things are different in Spain. As a postscript, I should add that my housekeeper gave her considerable (and free) weekly help over getting her washing dried in our tumble-drier.
November 2017
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John
August 2017
Great location and Martin is a great host. Highly recommend his cottage!
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Charlotte
August 2017
What an amazing place to stay. The location was fantastic and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Martin was a great host and welcomed us kindly. We will definitely be staying again.
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Response from Martin:
It was great to have you and your family. I look forward to your return one day! Martin
August 2017
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Paolo
August 2017
We enjoyed out stay at Martin's. He is a very nice and accommodating person. The house is small but was perfect for us. The garden is gorgeous. The village is close, just a 10 minute walk in the woods and through walking paths. Ideal for escaping the chaos of the city. Car is man…
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Response from Martin:
The pleasure was mine. You were a lovely family to have around Martin
August 2017

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Stoke-by-Nayland, United KingdomJoined in November 2014
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Retired sportsman and former diplomat. I love people and reading and Gilly Parva is full of books and pictures relating to my diplomatic past. I'm also a keen cook. My life motto is "Work Hard and Play Hard" I speak English, plus some French and Persian (Farsi)
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