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Idyllic rural retreat, lake edge

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.

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Free parking on premises
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Wifi
Shampoo
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Washer

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17 Reviews

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Mercedes User Profile
Mercedes
November 2017
I hope he has made the necessary improvements to make the place habitable and has learned to respect tennants´privacy
Martin User Profile
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
John User Profile
John
August 2017
Great location and Martin is a great host. Highly recommend his cottage!
Charlotte User Profile
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.
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
It was great to have you and your family. I look forward to your return one day! Martin
August 2017
Paolo User Profile
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…
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
The pleasure was mine. You were a lovely family to have around Martin
August 2017
Diann User Profile
Diann
July 2017
We enjoyed a pleasant 4 weeks at Gilly Parva particularly because of the wildlife in and around the lake. It was also central to beautiful parts of Suffolk which we enjoyed in the good July weather. Restful and quiet! Much needed by two mature, independent Aussie travellers!
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
I find these comments exaggerated. On all points where action is needed, especially in the bathroom area, it will be taken. I would have replaced the curtain and bath mat if I'd been given these comments. There is a good deal of damp, which we do everything possible to counter. We we keep the place as airy as possible. Other tenants have been delighted by the outside terrace area and have made it their own. The BBQ is not something which gets regularly cleaned as it's seldom used.
July 2017
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Dave
June 2017
If you're looking for a quiet retreat, in a most peaceful setting, this is the ideal place. Martin is a lovely host, and the garden is a joy!
Joep User Profile
Joep
June 2017
Our stay was much to short. We loved the garden, the beautiful house and enjoyed the hospitality of Martin. We hope we can come again

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Stoke-by-Nayland, United KingdomJoined in November 2014
Martin User Profile
17 Reviews
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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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