June 26, 2014 by John C. via HomeAway
My wife and I booked Jackdaw to get a break from the world for a week and it was just what the doctor ordered. I travel constantly for work so I've become very picky on holiday accommodation, Jackdaw is the first place that has ticked all the boxes for me.. they even arranged for perfect weather!
Location wise you could not ask for more. The lodge overlooks Jackdaw quarry, a beautiful secluded quarry used by a local diving centre. We spent many a morning and evening on the balcony with a glass of wine looking over the lake, absolutely outstanding. Its quiet, not overlooked by anyone and the views are great.
Nearby there is a great cafe, cosy pub and village shop a dog walk away plus all the lakes have to offer a short drive away. I'd also recommend going down the diving centre to have a look around, grab a beer or maybe go for a dive or swim.. I rented a lightweight wetsuit and went for a lap of the quarry one afternoon... its a longer lap than you think !!! (I retired to the balcony to watch others swimming with a glass of wine, far more civilised !)
We loved the beds, very comfy (took pics to buy the same when we got home) the huge shower and deep bath are superb (also noted to steal all ideas on return), the living area expansive and very comfy. The best thing about the open plan living area upstairs is the ability to open the full wall of windows on sunny days and cooking on the balcony BBQ.
The kitchen has everything you need plus the utility has a washing machine and dryer,... basically its all mod cons plus some other you don't have at home but now instantly covert.. who knew houses could hoover themselves !! For me one of the best bits was however the connectivity and technology... usually I have to choose between home comforts or seclusion, Jackdaw provides both.
We were able to escape from the world, have breathtaking views and relax whilst also seamlessly using all manner of our iphones, ipads, apple tv and laptops on the fast and easy to use broadband and awesome TV's.
Hands down the best holiday accommodation I've ever stayed in.. we came home and rebooked later this year (and started stealing all the decor ideas!)
May 13, 2014 by Sue E. via HomeAway
The holiday home was relaxing and extremely comfortable. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable. We particularly loved watching the divers and large fish in the quarry viewed from the beautiful balconies. There were shelducks, oyster catchers and we could here peregrine falcons nearby. One of our party said it was like staying in a five star hotel! We all agreed.
"A beautiful place to stay."
April 19, 2014 by Gerald T. via HomeAway
Jackdaw Lodge is a well appointed, beautifully presented property in a wonderful location.
Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, lakeside balconies (perfect for outdoor breakfasts, barbecues or an early evening drink), well equipped kitchen, smart tv's and wi-fi.
Jackdaws flying past all day long, sparrowhawks feeding their young on the quarry face opposite, the occasional fox strolling along the quarry top at dusk, shoals of trout swimming past ( throw in a few pieces of bread and see the water boil with fish), all in all a wonderful, relaxing place for a break.