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Below are a few comments from past guests
at Lea House :)


Thank you for the friendly welcome and advice on what to do.
- Robin & Gill Strange, Sussex, March 2014

Lovely place and lovely lady! Thank you so much for your hospitality!
- Brian & Patsy, Derby, November 2013

Caught your lovely place on my way to ICBP. Everywhere I go in this beautiful countr, I want to stay! Thank you for your hospitality.
- Kate Marden, California USA September 2013

Thank you for a beautiful few days! Your house is very peaceful and we have felt very welcome. Wonderful breakfass too! This has been a lovely holiday. All the best!
- The Kirwans, August 2013

This is our second stay. Very nice and comfortable. Caroline a lovely lady. Very nice breakfast.
- Ted & Margaret Peters + Tobi, Preston, Lancashire, June 2013

Thanks Caroline. Excellent breakfasts and dinner, comfortable beds and very helpful advice about where to eat - and where not to!
- Sue & Derrick Garwood, Great Chishill, September 2012

Enjoyed our first look at this piece of England - clerly we'll have to come ack lovely breakfast - unexpected kippers and wholegrain toast and great coffee.
- Susan & Ian Walton, California USA August 2012

Fantastic stay. Thank you so much. Great breakfasts and excellent recommendations for places to visit. Hope to return one day.
- Michael & Christine, Drinkstone Park Bed & Breakfast, Suffolk

What a lovely place and I've slept so well. Thank you Caroline and Jelly for such a lovely stay.
-Carol & Tony Barnes, Essex March 2011

Sunday mornings should always be like this!
Tim & Susan Shapland, Hampshire – November 2011

Excellent service. Very comfortable rooms. Lovely Breakfast. Top Class.
Eric & Janet Wyatt and Szymon the dog, Derbyshire – November 2011

We just wanted to say thank you so much for your hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you and everyone especially found your breakfast just perfect. Now we are home, a bowl of porridge doesn’t seem quite as appealing!! The perfect weather helped to make our latest visit to Lea House our best one yet. We just didn’t waste a moment, even on Friday we managed a walk along the river from Tintern, coupled with a visit to the Horse Sanctuary, most enjoyable. It was so lovely to meet your latest companions – Cracker is just so sweet and Jelly Bean would, I’m sure, melt anyone’s heart. Mark can’t stop talking about her so keep us informed of their progress. I just know you are in for a fun time, with Lilli’s help as well – enjoy. Special kisses for Lilli, Jelly B and Cracker XXX
Lizzie, Lee and Mark, Kent – October 2011

Thank you so much, Caroline! Comfortable room, delicious food, excellent advice and wonderful hospitality.
Tom Wilson & Margot Moore-Wilson – October 2011

Proper job! Will be back next year.
John & Pat Field, Weymouth – September 2011

Wonderful rooms, hospitality and food. Jelly Bean made Cora’s stay extra special!
Anna, Andrew & Cora Miskin, Cardiff – August 2011

Thanks again for another lovely stay here and for kindly looking after us Germans.
Katrina & Walter Keller, Potsdam – April 2011

Fabulous stay – freezing outside. Warm, in every way, inside. Will come again. Loved the moggies!! Thanks to all.
Chris Griffiths & Phil Munday, Bedfordshire - Dec 2010

A beautiful haven, with sumptuous breakfasts and lovely rooms – and playful kittens – couldn’t be better!
Richard & Sheona Wheeler, Almeria, Spain – August 2010

A warm welcome, comfortable room, good food, spotlessly clean, beautiful relaxing garden. We came for a night and stayed for three. We will be back.
Meryl & Peter Davies, Aberystwyth – May 2010

Just wonderful. We were given a recommendation and we agree – 10 out of 10. Thank you Caroline. All the best!
Katy and Dave, Cheshire – March 2010

Welcoming feeling, like staying with an aunt. Food was great! Very helpful in suggesting things to do and see. Had a wonderful stay.
Arthur (Florida) and Julie (Virginia) USA – Feb 2010

A warm welcome for us and our dog, in a beautiful house. May Hill on a frosty sunny day is superb.
Martin Ashby, Wales – December 2009

Beautiful rooms, a gorgeous breakfast and a kind, wonderful welcome. Thanks for a lovely stay – we’ll be back!
Mark & Gabriela Houlgraves, Kent – December 2009

Wonderful B&B. We had a fantastic stay. Thanks for being a wonderful host!
Langendoen family, The Netherlands – October 2009

Wonderful bed – beautiful setting – great hostess! Thanks so much!
John & Margaret Edgell, Michigan, USA – October 2009

We will be back as we think your home is lovely and we were made so welcome. Many thanks indeed.
Jenifer & Gordon Percy, Yorkshire – 0ctober 2009

Our second stay – this year. We’re sure it won’t be our last. Fantastic stay, marvellous food & company. Thank you very much.
Lizzie & Lee Plummer, Kent – July 2009

I felt thoroughly ‘at home’. Your concern for every need of your guests is phenomenal. Breakfast a delight. Would love to come again.
Pat Pratelli, Middx - July 2009

On the way home we took your advice and visited the pottery at Wobage Farm which was fascinating. We fell in love with a modern take on a "bust" for our garden feature which now resides just beyond the rear door to our hall.
We then travelled to Ledbury which was well worth the visit. The Emporium was a treasure trove and we also had a look round the museum in Church Lane. Finally we called in at Croome Park near Pershore to see the Capability Brown landscapes.
Thanks again for your hospitality - it all lived up to our (high) expectations!.

Peter & Vivien, June 2009

Best stay yet
Mick & Andy, Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Ride – June 2009

The best of the best!
Barry & Jan Gasparini, Australia - April 2009

Lovely stay; great time & fantastic food. Thanks for everything and for all the local/touristy information.
Tania & Simon Bonser East Sussex May 2008

Warm welcome, comfortable bed, excellent breakfast. Thank you.
Stephen & Lesley Russell, Lancashire March 2008

Just what we needed to escape the kids! Lovely brekkie and a great host.
Emma & Chris Wood, Gloucestershire November 2007

As good as English B&B gets! Thank you for a most enjoyable stay and excellent breakfast!
John & Karen, Lancashire August 2007

Thank you so much for a really excellent meal and breakfast and great care and hospitality. So nice!
Anthony & Diane, Newbury, Berks April 2007

Wonderful place & breakfast. Have already been recommending it!
Ron & Anne Cole, Co. Antrim February 2007

Thanks for looking after me! Good enough to come back to again and again and again and again!
Dave Duford, South Wales - January 2007

Thank you for a lovely weekend in your home.
The breakfasts were lovely, and the bedrooms were very comfy. I liked the area and hope to return in the future.
I would hope to stay with you again, and will recommend you to friends.

Jackie Hambling, Nita & David Hudson

Many thanks for looking after us so well, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and in particular your cooking, which was a delight on the palate.
Bryn and Jan - 3rd Nov 2006

Many thanks once again for the wonderful stay at Lea House, and for the use of the OS map. We spent an extremely pleasant afternoon at Symonds Yat by the river, and saw our first family of wild peregrine falcons at the RSPB viewpoint. We attempted the journey back you had recommended and, passing Tintern Abbey, the jaws dropped. Outstanding. One beautiful Severn Bridge crossing later, we found ourselves once more coasting merrily on the M4.
William & Anne - 19th July 2006

Both Jez and myself both wanted to thank you for a most enjoyable stay at Lea House. You were the perfect hostess - enjoyed the chats - that's something you don't get in normal bed and breakfast houses - it was nice that you took time out to chat to your guests. The room was 'home from home' and the food was restaurant quality - especially liked the stuffed courgette and the courgette fritters!! It was just a shame that we couldn't have stayed a little while longer, but it has been a pleasure meeting you.
Nicki and Jez Procter - Aug 2006

Thank you Caroline for a perfect stay, it was like home from home and you were like a mother to us four lads. The room was very big and comfortable and the breakfast was very nice and filling. Would definately recommend and hope to see you again same time next year with a bit of luck !!!!
Paul, Ian, Pep and the little lad Danny - May 2006

Thanks for looking after us so well, lovely food, comfortable room. Like and appreciate the attention to detail.
Viv Jackson & Val Hey - West Yorkshire - November 2005

We think we have found the Jewel in the Crown of the Forest of Dean. Excellent accommodation and food.
Pam & Ted Roscoe - Crewe, Cheshire - July 2005

Home from home - you've thought of everything! And sunshine too …..!Thank you.
Annie & Malcolm Kenyon - Algarve, Portugal - June 2005

Fantastic place - quiet and comfortable, and the best breakfast! Thanks.
Maggie Harvey & Ray Sheppard - Sydney, Australia - June 2005

A wonderful serendipity! So glad to have found you; we hope to return. Thank you for such kind and warm hospitality.
Thelma & Roderick Shaw - Hethersett, Norfolk - March 2005

We enjoyed your guest house very much. Homemade bread, Q-tips (cotton buds) and cushy toilet paper - what more could we ask?!
Dick & Joan Coapman - California - October 2004

Delightful good value B&B. Friendly welcome. We enjoyed sitting in your lovely garden with the dogs and cats.
Mike & Linda Penfold - Pinner, Middx - August 2004

Excellent. Thank you for taking so much trouble with the food (kosher). Shalom
Ellishera Yarona & Shmuel Shlomo - Bulgaria - May 2004

What an excellent place to stay - absolutely perfect! Wonderful weather too - we don't want to go home!
Debbie & Dave Cooper - March 2004

Thank you for spoiling us rotten! Good advice, great banter, & wonderful food! An excellent four nights.
Janet & Andrew Kay - Burnley, Lancashire - August 2003

Alas it's time to move on. We all had a wonderful stay. Thanks for the advice on places to visit - excellent choices. The food was superb
The Borders - Bermuda - August 2003

Thank you for a lovely weekend, and great hospitality. Our dogs really enjoyed themselves too
Rachael & Tony, "Bowsen" and "Porter" - July 2003

We had a wonderful time at your very special home. It was my favorite place that we stayed, hands down. I'm sure everyone leaves your B and B with the same feeling we had about you, which is that you are a friend.
Linda Larson Singer
Los Angeles - October 1, 2004 at 12:05:50 (MST)
Of all the places where we have bed and breakfasted, Lea House comes out on top of the list. Comfort is at a premium with lovely furnishings and a good selection of toiletries in each guestroom. The food is delicious with home-made bread and preserves. Great advice is also given as to where to visit and what to do.
Janet and Greg Wood
Ipswich - Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 09:00:20 (MST)
After a brief search on the internet for b&b's that allow dogs, I stumbled across 'Lea House'. Caroline could not have been any more welcoming, if like us you're always abit apprehensive about allowing your dogs into someone elses home, particularly with 2 large labradors, we need not have worried as together with Caroline's two dogs we were made to feel part of the family. We enjoyed our stay so much we even cancelled our next port of call in the brecons to stop over one more evening. All in all it was a perfect couple of days and we will definately be back... with the dogs! Thank you Tony & Rachael
tony baxter <tony@clockworkmouse.net>
bristol, uk - Monday, July 21, 2003 at 09:00:20 (MST)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lea House. Caroline is the perfect hostess/concierge/proprietor. Our rooms were comfortable and lovely (best bed we had while in England!). And the homemade breads and jams along with the fresh juice made the breakfast a feast. On our next visit, we definitely want to try Caroline's dinner cuisine. Thank you for a memorable stay.
Brian, Debbie & Rebecca Jones <dj522@earthlink.net>
San Ga, CA USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 17:33:07 (MST)
Lea House is more than home-from-home - it's cosy, clean, comfortable and friendly and best of all - you get looked after! On entering Lea House you immediately experience the beautiful little garden, the peaceful lounge/dining room, spacious bedrooms all wonderfully decorated and filled with character and of course, the delicious breakfast - everything from homemade breads and preserves to freshly squeezed fruit juices....Marvellous! Every effort is made to make guests feel welcome - the attention to detail is second to none. My husband and I have stayed in a good few B & B's over the years but we have to say that Caroline has made Lea House one of the best...Thank-you - we hope to see you again soon.
Anthony & Marieanne Curtis
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 04:23:18 (MST)
What lovely hospitality, your homemade food was absolutley delicious. As a retreat, I had a really quiet and relaxing time.
Thank you so much for sharing your home.

Martin Allbright
Malvern, - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 14:00:26 (MST)
Our family had a wonderful time at the Lea House. During our tour of southern England, it was easily the nicest B&B we stayed in – spacious, comfortable rooms decorated and furnished beautifully, a warm and convivial parlor for the guests, and a congenial and charming atmosphere throughout. The location was quite convenient for a vast area of touring, and we could easily have allocated four days for exploring each of the points of the compass, using Lea House as our home base. Our hosts, who have lived in the U.S., understood and anticipated our Yankee needs most graciously! Thank you Caroline & David -- we'll be back!
Peter Richards <clinton.nurseries@snet.net>
Killingworth, CT USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 12:31:25 (MST)
Thank you for a lovely stay, it was a very happy New Year for all of us. The room was very big, and we liked the breakfast. Hope to see you again soon. xx
Madeleine & Jessica Holtby
- Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 02:29:23 (MST)
Thoroughly enjoyable two day stay in idyllic surroundings. Very peaceful and homely - especially liked the home made bread at breakfast ! Nothing was too much trouble for the attentive owners including loan of OS maps !
David Burke <davideburke@ntlworld.com>
Worsley, UK - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 07:16:45 (MST)
Thank you for your warm welcome, Lea House is very attractive and comfortable. We hope to return to this lovely area of England and enjoy your hospitality once more. Thanking you again, Jean and Richard Bixley.
Jean and Richard Bixley <r.bixley@ntlworld.com>
Lincoln, England - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 07:10:00 (MST)
Caroline and David were the perfect hosts. We loved the atmosphere, friendliness, and the helpful hints on places to visit and things to see. We would come back in a minute. The visit was ideal. Thank you very much
Ron and Mary Ellen Taylor <rmtaylor@pocketmail.com>
San Ramon, CA USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 12:48:21 (MST)

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