Here are a few nice things that our guests have said about us.

Bramble Cottage

"Excellent in all respects. Bramble Cottage is worth all its five stars. Beautiful countryside. Lovely garden and lawns. Particularly enjoyed sitting in wicker chairs in garden looking at the cows and sheep on the steep hillside below the windmills. Incredibly I thought the latter were both elegant and interesting."

Rowan Cottage

"Wow - what an awesome place! Thanks Mary and Jim - you have thought of everything to make this a magical home from home. We had a lovely week here and will definitely return."

Birch Cottage

"What a beautiful cottage - such a warm welcome from Jim and Mary - even for our four legged friends, which doesn't happen everywhere! It is all the well thought, extra touches that makes this cottage (and I am sure the others) a cut above the rest. Will definitely be returning - but with more sausages, so we can try the barbeque house - didn't get round to it this time! Thank you for a truly wonderful break."

The Farmhouse

"This has been our seventh Christmas at Smallshaw. as always we have enjoyed our stay here and after all this time, Mary, Jim, Georgia and Guy feel part of our family. The Farmhouse has been so comfortable, our daughter-in-law decreed the large bedroom the best she has ever slept in. She didn’t want to leave. Thank you, Mary and Jim for making us so welcome and for making our Christmas special."


"We are sad to be leaving Smallshaw after our wonderful wedding here. It was a sublime experience. We can't imagine a more beautiful location in the world to celebrate our wedding. And we got the weather - in late September! Jim and Mary played a major role in making our day and week so special. They are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. We also had a very special day on the day after our wedding, making full use of the barbeque house and the hot tub. A special Congratulations to Jim for putting us on to the Farmer's Blonde Ale. It was, all in all, an amazing experience. A good number of our guests said it was their best ever wedding experience. Wow, wow, wow, wow!"

Hen Nights

"Jim and Mary, we cannot thank you enough for the absolutely amazing weekend, we have had at your stunning cottages. We hired every single one and we have had the most perfect weekend for my sisters hen do. Fantastically equipped and you have been brilliant hosts. We will never forget the beautiful cottages and scenery. We hope to return and will definitely be recommending these to anyone in the future."


"On behalf of the 17 people that stayed in all 4 of the cottages, I want to say a huge thank you for having us! You and your family couldn't be more welcoming and discreet (we didn't know you were here!) Everyone that stayed commented on the sheer beauty, decor and views of the cottages. We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and all of my friends and family are eager to come back."


"The place speaks volumes for itself without our comments - It's clean with a fresh aroma of scented candles!!
Outdoor hot tub was very relaxing with the prosecco to sit and admire the stunning scenery!! Steam rooms were also useful as I've just got over a cold plus chilled the foot spa's. I loved the whole experience and to say I've never had a Spa day or had a massage then I would absolutely recommend it, here was fantastic, felt so relaxed afterwards and even though I went on a package deal with friends then it was worth the money and the journey for me, I would definitely go again, all the staff were very friendly and made you feel very welcome!! Thank you Smallshaw Spa for my wonderful Spa experience.... you get 10 stars ???? from Me !!! Xxx"

Cottages & Spa

"I've been several times to this wonderful spa for a morning or afternoon spa, a day spa, and a stay in their fabulous cottages. The staff are brilliant, the accommodation is 5 star, lovely and clean. The surrounding countryside is spectacular and I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who needs a pamper or chill time. The massages and other treatments advertised are really lovely with exceptional qualified staff who make your time there very personal and special. Please try it... you won't be disappointed."