Guestbook

A wonderful 6 days that became 7. Its is that good!
No mobile reception, no internet, no excuses. We all had a truly great time here from the hot tub to wading in the river. The kids never once complained about being unable to use their iPads / tablets and instead built rafts out of sticks and reeds.
Don't really want to say more as i would prefer it kept quiet so that its available next time we book!
Thanks again Dom and Simon"We have barely left the cabin in three days because of its very relaxed and homely feel!'

April 2017

Liddel Water Lodge is really, with out any doubt the best place I have stayed in the UK. What an amazing well built private clean peaceful lodge. The lodge is just superb, to call this place private would be an understatement, with amazing views of the river, the sound is so tranquil, private fishing, hot tub amazing, the log fire was just the icing on the cake, this lodge literally had everything you could ever ask for. The owners even though we didn't have the pleasure of meeting (not a bad point as this just made our stay even more private) clearly know what they are doing and made our stay one we will never forget. We came here in February whilst it was raining and from start to finish our holiday was truly amazing, I can't imagine this place in the summer, I can not wait to return
Thank you so much to the owners who have done an amazing job in building this place and maintaining it to the highest standard
Kindest of regards

March 2017

Where to start,what a fantastic find this was the log cabin was amazing the setting overlooking the river liddle rapids in the hottub was breathtaking and the log burner(my favourite part of the stay) just stunning my 7 year old son loved it. If your bothered about WiFi then this is not the place for you but you'll regret it as it's a magical place to get away from the crazy city life and hope to visit again in the very near future thanks Dominique and Simon for the welcome gifts and letting us stay in your beautiful log cabin.

December 2016
 
 
This place nourishes your soul!

If you want a place to truly unwind, take just yourself and/or your special ones to this spectacular lodge.

We left after three days feeling like we've had a month away.

Every home comfort thought of. The lack of wifi and phone signal should be seen as a positive.

Book it! You'll never be sorry you did.

Beautiful walks nearby to enjoy too.

We can't wait to return another time.

Karina and Neil
November 2016
 
This lodge is out of this world. Cannot praise the owners Dominique and Simon enough, from correspondence before we arrived to meeting them when they called in to check everything was OK with our stay. The lodge is a dream, the finishing touches are excellent and the location is superb. This is a perfect place to stay if you want to come and relax and enjoy the local scenery and wildlife. It has no internet and very limited phone signal which we actually classed as a bonus, because it forces you to switch off and relax. Cant wait to come back again.....
David Hall
April 2016
 
We stayed here as a family of 4 for two nights. The lodge is absolutely stunning and has everything you need, and more. Gorgeous surroundings and pretty places to walk. We feel very lucky to have found such a beautiful place to escape to. Cant wait to go back!
Emma 2016
 
Ok, so We've just come back from our 2nd visit to the lodge for a long weekend. We visited exactly the same time last year and the fact we travelled a 650 mile round trip for the 2nd time is testament to how good this place is.
It's location is superb, very relaxing.
Phone reception is all but none existent , which to many would be off putting, to us it was an excuse to relax and shut ourselves off from the world so to speak.
The cabin has the wow factor and everything is laid out for you from coffee to the bottle of wine kindly presented on entry.
The owners are also very accommodating with regards our dog who goes everywhere with us( he loves the place).
This place is worth every penny. Perhaps in the near future I'll return again, and hopefully for a little longer.
It couldn't recommended this place enough.
Go ahead get booking !!!!!!!!!
Many thanks jamie/Helen and banksy !!!
November 2015
 
Utterly blown away by how stunning this place is. The lodge is perfectly situated next to the river creating a perfect ambience of tranquility and relaxation. It is well furnished and extremely cosy inside with excellent facilities. There is no wifi and little phone reception but that's kinda the whol idea - you do feel like you're ion another world when you stay here. Perfect for relaxing and escaping the real world! The hot tub is divine and you will most definitely get a fabulous sleep in the comfy beds.
 
September 2015
 
A wonderful location,the lodge was gorgeous,very well equipped,and tastefully furnished,A truly cosy and comfortable place in which to spend a relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings overlooking the river liddel A lovely log burner is situated in the lounge with a plentiful supply of logs,we enjoyed our evenings warming our toes and sipping wine in the glow of the fire.Our first dip in the hot tub was a great experience,enjoying the warm soothing water while looking up into a star filled sky,sheer bliss,we emerged feeling very relaxed.Our hosts Simon & Dominique,maintain the property to a high standard,the hot tub is checked on a daily basis.A welcome pack of champagne,local homemade marmalade & delicious shortbread along with pods for the coffee machine were there on our arrival,a nice gesture,along with milk,tea and sugar.Simon called in to see if we had settled in ok and said if we needed anything just give him a call.If you are looking for a quiet location free from the hustle and bustle of modern life in a location within reach of some picturesque and breathtaking views then this little oasis of tranquillity is perfect,we certainly had a wonderful time and left very reluctantely to return home,relaxed,refreshed with some happy memories and will definitely be returning again,we have found a little gem.Thank-you Simon & Dominique..................................
Lynn & Eddie...........
July 2015
 
My wife & I stayed here for 5 days following our wedding. Couldn't have picked a more relaxing place, peaceful place to spend our minimoon. From the early morning/late night tubs to the roaring log burning fire, we enjoyed every minute and highly recommend Liddel Water Lodge!!
April 2015
 
We stayed for three nights at Liddel Water Lodge. It was fantastic. Left immaculately clean, which was very important to us. Pretty much every little amenity you could need right there, within the house.

Hot tub was lovely.

If we had one tiny gripe, and it's minuscule—it's that we would have liked some curtains on the main big windows. The missus felt it was a little too "open" at night.

Overall, it's an excellent place to stay. It was extremely relaxing and had a very professional finish to everything about the place.
February 2015
 
The wildly positive reviews are all accurate. This is a lovely place to relax and chill out, especially for couples. Would like to think that we'll be back.
November 2014
 
A 60th birthday treat for husband and both daughters.
Accommodation was first class and the artisan log cabin was amazing.
Set right on the river with views on all sides.
A very special place in which to recharge our batteries.
October 2014
 
We came here to get away from the city for a few days and fell in love with the place- and absolutely loved the fact we had no signal on our phones! The sound of the river as we chilled in the hot tub was so tranquil!
Would visit again and would recommend again and again!
October 2104
 
A fantastic place to unwind in idyllic countryside. Beautiful and peaceful, superb quality accommodation....5 star plus ! Hot tub a delight. Breakfast hamper very tasty! Will definitely be going back .....worth every penny.
August 2014
 
Visited with my husband for our Mini-moon. 10/10 Gorgeous lodge, with everything you need. Tranquil, beautiful scenery and very secluded for them romantic breaks away. We will hopefully be back again in the future, when we can get rid of the kids :). lol.
June 2014
 
The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your stay here is 5 star self catering. Everything from the top quality kitchen to the Jacuzzi Hot Tub, to the fantastic flapjacks on arrival meant we all enjoyed a lovely stay. I really would recommend a visit and am looking forward to returning in the future.
June 2014
 
 
lodge exceeded all of our expectations and you have truly created a first class experience" - Amy Dobinson September 2012

September 2012

"Stunning location, fantastic accommodation. Was great to thoroughly switch off and enjoy the surroundings. Hot tub and log burner were a great hit with the kids and the parents! We hope to be back again soon and can't wait to see how the cabin settles and ages"

October 2012

"The lodge is superb. The structure, a credit to the artisan that built it and the interior and attention to detail, a credit to Simon and Dom. The setting at the waters edge is amazing. The log burner has kept us VERT toastie and the girls have made exceptionally good use of the hot tub. Nice walk over the bridge and turn left. This stretch of river is an undiscovered gem!

Thanks for the great holiday. Only half an hour up the road and yet it feels like a different world"

Richard, Wendy, Maisie, Amy, Twiggy and Pip

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. Lovely and relaxing, especially the hot tub! Caters for every need and the attention to detail is second to none. Can't wait to visit again and will be recommending to family and friends"

Absolutely stunning is what comes to mind when I think of the liddel water lodge we had a fantastic time unbelievable experience all down to Dominique and Simon pure genius , everything has been thought of down to the very finest of detail first class in every department , location is stunning with the river Esk running in the background , we also had the pleasure of seeing a mother and father swallow feeding there young really special, will be recommending to all friends and family, looking forward to a return trip in the near future i'll close with two words Absolutley Stunning — Jim and Maxine, 01 Aug 2013
Sensational....we searched for a long time to find a special place to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary...by chance we found your Lodge..we fell in love with it ...the pictures showing a wonderfully located romantic hideaway. We were on tenterhooks waiting for the confirmation...having found this Lodge...no other would do for our special day. Having secured the booking and seeing how close it was to Gretna Green my husband and I then booked a Blacksmith's Blessing / Renewal of Vows ceremony for our special day...we would never have done that had we not booked to stay at the Lodge...we had a wonderful day...one which will will both cherish ...The lodge is an absolute gem. We have stayed at many lodges that label themselves as being romantic hideaways or 5* but as lovely as they were they pale into insignificance when compared with what Liddel Water Lodge offers. Everything about our stay was fantastic. The Lodge is lovingly and beautifully decorated with absolute attention to detail. The lack of Internet and the non existent telephone signal add to the absolute seclusion and relaxation without the constant feeling that you ought to check your emails or phone messages. You have created a truly wonderful place to relax and unwind in peace and tranquility. When we go away we normally say we would go back....and we rarely do..preferring to see different parts of the UK...however almost as soon as we got home, we booked to stay at the Lodge to see in 2014....we could think of nowhere better to be (apart from our own home of course)....we are looking forward to being in the hot tub looking up at the bright stars (skies unspoiled by light pollution) to herald in the New Year. Thank you for creating this idyllic home from home. — Julie and Rob Douglas, 01 Jun 2013
Wow wow! What an amazing relaxing peaceful place so much better than any hotel will be going all the time cause it really the most peaceful 2nights of my life!.. — Steven & Natasha, 23 Jan 2013
Lovely surroundings and amazing views! Everything that you will need is provided and the the Cabin is lovely and has a homely environment to it. The hot tub is amazing and its great to have a lovely warm fire with the doors wide open at night. I will deffinatally be returning to the Cabin in the future. Thanks for an enjoyable holiday! — Molly McKay , 26 Oct 2012