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What the guests say....

Beautiful birthday treat.  So comfy and welcoming.  May 2017

Really enjoyed our night in your cabin, really cosy and very comfortable.  Lovely breakfast to set us up for the day.  April 2017

Another lovely stay at The Lodge whilst we are house hunting on the Island.  Not sure if we've found what we're looking for yet, but if we come back again to view more properties I hope we can stay again.  Thoughtful provisions in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere really takes the stress out of house hunting.  It is also really nice to have the dogs welcomed.  Many thanks once again for a lovely stay - you could not have been more accommodating.  March 2017

A great range of books.  In the style of Rebecca West: The Lodge is set on its sea of reeds with the birds moving across like shoals of dolphins rising above the water.  Brading stands aloof: A seaside town without a sea, as if the tide has gone out never to return.  Like winter.  What is missing defines and exemplifies it.  Thank you for such a warm welcome and so many treats.  February 2017

My wife brought me here as a surprise and wedding anniversary gift.  It was amazing!  I must have said amazing over a thousand times!  It's so peaceful and still.  Saw some beautiful birds and geese.  Would absolutely love to come back and look for squirrels and be away from the world again!  Couldn't fault the view. January 2017

We've had a really wonderful 10 day stay in this delightful lodge over the Christmas and New Year period.  Thank you George and Juliet for your kind hospitality, and especially for the lovely cakes, mince pies and brownies.  The lodge is really charming and in an idyllic setting.   We would certainly recommend to anyone to come and try it.  The peace, hospitality and things to do even in winter.  We also had some very nice meals at the Pilot Boat Inn in Bembridge in a very relaxed atmosphere and where we could take the doges too.  December/January 2017

Wow!!  What a beautiful idyllic place.  The lodge is just perfect, with everything you need for a relaxing peaceful stay in a beautiful location.  Thank you for making our stay memorable with this wonderful lodge.  We found this to be a perfect base to explore.  We will return again for a longer stay.  November 2016

Just one night in the cabin.  Arrived in pitch black darkness to find a warm and much larger than expected retreat.  Awoke to sunshine, autumn dew and calm.  Staying here just one night is not enough but as an in week alternative to an Island hotel room it has been perfect.  A real mini retreat. October 2016

What a fabulous haven and arriving here on bikes made it seem truly magical and away from it all.  We look forward to coming back again and hopefully one day via a fixed link crossing!  October 2016

What a wonderful place!  I found myself just sitting on the porch listening to the birds and rain, it was magical.  Beautiful accommodation and food!  Slept like a log all night and enjoyed the fluffy warm towels in the morning.  We look forward to coming back and thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful lodge.  October 2016

Truly enchanting!  A perfect end to our holiday.  Friendly and welcoming hosts, lovely surroundings and garden.  Great breakfast and beautiful accommodation.  The best b and b we've ever had!  - and Tilly was the icing on the cake!  Thank you so much, we'll look forward to coming back for longer next time.  September 2016

A wonderful relaxing stay at the lodge - just a shame it was only for one night!  So cosy and quaint yet with all the mod-cons.  Spent some time in the hide just relaxing and watching the wildlife, including a couple of birds of prey.  So quiet and relaxing - we will definitely be back!  September 2016

A lovely lodge in a lovely location.  Very relaxing stay, a great meal at The Pilot Boat Inn and a cracking breakfast in the sun.  Ideal overnight stay on our tour of the Isle and many thanks for your help with the ferries.  September 2016

Just what the doctor ordered.  Great lodge, perfect location.  A real stress free week.  Thanks Juliet and George it has been a truly marvellous experience.  If possible we will see you again in the future.  September 2016

We had a great stay.  Very relaxing, lovely surroundings.  The lodge is very very comfortable.  Lots of nice goodies.  Great hospitality and looking forward to the next half of our visit in The Pilot Boat Inn.  Will recommend to friends.  September 2016

Really lovely and relaxing.  Bed is really comfortable.  Lovely views and very quiet.  Loved Tilly and will miss her.  The homemade cakes were divine.  September 2016

Very relaxing trip as always, great to see you all and enjoyed seeing the Island again.  Highlights were definitely the trip in the Twizzy!  Melbourne, Australia.  August 2016

Thank you very much for the enjoyable stay.  Really enjoyed the serene and peaceful environment.  A refreshing break.  August 2016

It has been a most welcoming stay in your beautiful lodge!  We regret not booking for a longer stay.  Has been absolutely relaxing for both of us - just what we needed after all the stresses of living in Herts!!  Thank you very much for your hospitality and the lovely breakfast and comfy bed.  We will hopefully come back soon.  July 2016

Had a lovely stay.  George and Juliet were very welcoming.  Perfect surroundings and accommodation for our first family holiday with our 12 week daughter Emily.  Breakfast was great with lots to choose from.  A lovely place to stay.  July 2016

Truly lovely peaceful spot.  Second visit - always very comfortable and lovely cake!  July 2016

Where do I start?  The most delightful lodge, comfortable and equipped with everything you need for a luxury stay.  We fell in love with the location, stunning views over the Marsh and the abundance of bird life.  George and Juliet are the perfect hosts in every way.  Thank you both for a special weekend. July 2016

Wish we could have stayed longer!!!  There is nothing better than relaxing by the countryside with your best friend!  We will be back for longer next time!  Loved everything about it - the views, birds singing, the homemade breakfast goodies and just the look of the whole lodge.  Staying here made my first visit to the Isle of Wight such a great experience and a perfect way to spend our first anniversary.  Thank you for having us.

June 2016


What an amazing little find this place is!  A cosy cabin on an RSPB nature reserve on the IOW.  We had a lovely welcome from Juliet, George and Holly who got us settled in and gave us great advice about local eateries!  Recommend Kynge's Well.  Just around the corner for an excellent meal and ale.

We have really enjoyed our time on the Island and a big part of that was coming back here relaxing in the quiet/birdsong of hte cabin's surroundings.  We've never seen so many Robins in one garden!  Thank you for everything Bristow family, we look forward to coming back soon!

June 2016


We have been looking for this place since I was six.  The most amazing little but very spacious lodge on this planet.  The sining of the birds, the lovely hills, the whistle of the steam train made it only much more magical.  Juliet is the most amazing and wonderful host, full of love (as you can see in the lodge as well).  She looked after us very well and we had the best homemade gluten free brownies ever!  My advice is to switch off everything, relax and enjoy!  June 2016

It has been a pleasant experience, a lovely and cosy place to stay.  The beautiful sounds of the singing birds, and the mooing of the cows for added pleasure!  The facilities and provisions well catered for.  Thanks to Juliet and George for making our stay an enjoyable experience.  June 2016

What an amazing lodge!  Everything was perfect and so well equipped.  Couldnt find fault with anything.  George and Juliet have thought of everything to make it one of the most comfortable places we have ever stayed.  Thank you for making our 3 night break amazing.  May 2016

Fantastic little lodge in a perfect setting!  Thank you for your lovely hospitality.  We had a fab time!  May Bank Holiday 2016

Your cute chalet was the perfect place to celebrate my 50th birthday with my two gorgeous girlfriends, all together on the Isle of Wight.  It was truly magical.  Beautiful, loved it!  May 2016


A wonderful surprise.  The Lodge is amazing, really quiet and comfortable.  The food was lovely.  Just about everything was perfect.  Thank you for completing our spontaneous getaway.  This really has put a cherry on top of our trip.  We are sure you will be seeing us again.  We will certainly recommend you to everyone we know. May 2016.


A beautiful, tranquil setting with only the humming of bees and birdsong to break the silence - wonderul.  Thank you so much for opening up your garden and lodge - we hope to return one day as we've enjoyed it so much.  April 2016


Stayed for our honeymoon and it was very peaceful and relaxing! March 2016


Beautiful lodge, idyllic setting! March 2016


Thank you so much for a fantastic stay in your beautiful lodge.  Such a lovely place for a relaxing break.  We will definitely be back!  Feb 2016


What a lovely surprise!  The Lodge on the Marsh was a Valentine's Day Break with our 4 year old son to get away fromm it all.  George and Juliet made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and the location is truly amazing!  Have thoroughly enjoyed our short break here and will definately look at coming back sometime in the future.  Feb 2016


Thank you for a lovely stay will definately come back.  Jan 2016


Fabulous, cosy and heart warming Christmas in the Lodge.  Dec 2015


A beautiful and cosy lodge.  This has been a great surprise accommodation for my husband and I to relax in.  We are doing our first bike tour of the island and would most definately recommend.  One night is not enough!  Oct 2015


Thank you for being perfect hosts.  You made our stay wonderful.  The lodge is beautiful and the views are amazing.  We loved the little personal touches and feel so relaxed and rested.  The whole experience was truly exceptional!  Would love to return one day!  Oct 2015


Thank you so much Juliet and George for our perfect stay at the Lodge.  The views are beautiful and the lodge itself is full of character.  We loved our homemade brownies they were so yummy!  The little extras made our time so enjoyable.  Will definately return in the future for another relaxing few days.  Sept 2015

We like your style in creating this beautiful cabin.  Just a lovely place to stay over and relax. Sept 2015


Quirky, tranquil, full of character.  Great walks and lots of ideas for my crime novels!  A thoroughly enjoyable stay.  We will be back.  Sept 2015

A tastefully furnished lodge set in stunning countryside.  Juliet and George went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful stay.  Peaceful and idyllic but with all the amenities you could ask for.  August 2015


A beautiful lodge with stunning views.  Thank to Juliet and George for having us to stay.  We thoroughly enjoyed it here.  Your personal touches were wonderful and we loved the garden and Holly.  August 2015


Had a lovely time, such a beautiful place to stay and quiet.  A real treat to have fresh breakfast each morning and the garden was ideal

We are all thoroughly charmed by your beautiful Lodge.  We arrived somewhat bedraggled after a few days of rain and a stay at a b and b elsewhere and are leaving now feeling totally recharged.  That is priceless (especially with a 13 month old in tow!).  We particularly appreciated the local bottled milk (always tastes better from a bottle) and the amazingly comfortable bed.  We'll be back.


Thank you for our lovely stay at your lodge with our daily delicious delights that you left, the gorgeous and well equipt lodge has all that we needed and more.  The only down fall is that we had to leave.  Will definitely recommend you to all that I know that will be visiting the Isle and when we come back again will be re booking.  Even the lengthy thunder and rain storm didnt dampen our spirits!


Thank you for a lovely stay in the Lodge.  The place and its surroundings are beautiful and peaceful.

We had a lovely stay and we would definitely visit again if we visit the IOW another time.


Never before have we found it so hard to leave a place.  We loved our welcoming party, we ate every crumb of our delicious treats in the Lodge and we walked in some of the most beautiful countryside known to man.  You have made the Lodge so comfortable and attractive that even the beautiful surroundings have to pull hard to get us out and about!  Thank you.

July 2015


Thank you for letting us stay!  Your place is beautiful and quaint.  Loved it wishe we didnt have to leave.  Will definitely come back. 

July 2015


Absolutely stunning!!!  We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be back in the future.  Thanks so much for all the efforts in making it such a great holiday - breakfast, service, room..... were just exceptional and the amount of little touches to make our stay special was great.  Once a again a massive thank you!

July 2015


A lovely couple of days here in beautiful surroundings and a comfortable lodge!  Lovely rural walk and villages nearby - definitely worth the visit and a relaxing break.  Thank you for the brownies!

July 2015


Wow!  What an amazing find!  Booked as a surprise.  Beautiful setting and so very comfortable - thank you to George and Juliet for being perfect hosts and so lovely.  Lots of walks and cycle rides.  Breakfast was just right and the homemade cake in the afternoon was so welcome.  Loved it so much we stayed an extra night.

July 2015


We found this delightful place by chance and are so glad we chose to stay here.  Everything we needed was provided and our 9 month old daughter enjoyed herself very much, especially while walking through the beautiful garden. 

June 2015


Such a peaceful and welcoming place.  We've had a lovely stay and I will especially miss my morning pot of tea in the rocking chair!

June 2015


Wow what a welcome relief your glorious lodge was from our lengthy cycling from Freshwater.  The best shower ever and an amazing bed.  We loved our late night cycle to a happy evening in the Pilot Boat Inn.  Thank you for your hospitality and for a super 24 hours.

May 2015


Thank you both for a fabulous time at the Lodge.  You made us feel most welcome, ensuring our brief stay was relaxing, comfortable and special.  You encouraged our daughter to make the most of the outdoor space, she loved the bird hide and especially the cuddles with your dog.   Thank you for a truly relaxing break in your beautiful lodge.

May 2015


Fantastic few days here, very relaxing - walked in to Bembridge and back (great lunch at The Pilot Boat Inn!).  All so wonderfully relaxing.  We've been to so many different places on the Island but this is truly special - thank for the little extras.

May 2015


Great escape from the busy life in London.  Quiet and serene beauty and stay for us.  Thanks alot.

May 2015


A lovely peaceful haven.  Thank you for a wonderful stay.  The chocolate cake on arrival was a welcome surprise.  We will recommend you to fellow cyclists.

May 2015


What a perfect rescue after our initial plans didnt work.  It's such a beautiful place ans o delightful, absolutely perfect for all of us.  Thank you for being such good hosts and lovely folk. 

May 2015


What a wonderful place, so quiet and peaceful.  I used the Hide and saw my first buzzard, looked it up in the book to make sure.  Wonderful telescope, dozens of rabbits and birds on the marsh.  Thanks to George and Juliet, I will recommend it to my friends.

May 2015


Last minute weekend away from busy London.  We are so pleased we found this beautiful little lodge.  The owners, George and Juliet, have been wonderful and so welcoming.  This has been the perfect country break we wanted.  The Lodge and it's surroundings are breathtaking and we will be visiting again here soon.

May 2015


The Lodge is beautiful and homely.  Brilliant weekend together.  Excellent stay, we will definitely come again.

May 2015


What a delightful place!  Peaceful and relaxing.  The Lodge was very comfortable and the breakfast most welcome.  We would love to return.

May 2015


Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Lodge and garden.  It has been a perfect break and rest with everything we needed.  The bed was so comfortable that we could have slept for hours.  We will be back!

April 2015


What a wonderful way to start of Spring and to shake off the last of Winter!  Thank you for welcoming me to your beautiful and cosy Lodge.  I am refreshed, relaxed and rested.  A gold star for you.

March 2015


We have had a lovely relaxing time at the Lodge.  The walks are really good.  Juliet and Geroge were welcoming, friendly and helpful.  Room good and comfy.  Lying in bed with the sun streaming in and the birds singing is a fine way to start the day.

March 2015


We had a lovely stay. It was nice meeting you and George, and the lodge made a great base for our visit to the island.


We enjoyed our stay very much and it was nice to get a flavour of the countryside and beaches around Brading and Bembridge.


We wish you success with the venture.


February 2015

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