what our guests say

First of all - thanks so much to all those people who have put pen to paper and email or written us up on facebook, trip advisor or any other review site.  It really makes the whole thing worth while.  We couldn't fit all the letters and some had too much personal information in them but here's a selection with surnames and personal details removed.  If yours is included and you don’t want it to be we’ll take it straight away.


Messages from 2012


Thank you for a wonderful weekend - I was so impressed with your laid back approach coupled with strict professionalism. Both The dinner and treasure hunt were fabulous and the organisation second to none.

Best wishes,


We are still reeling from the day....Can't wait to come back and visit.
See you all soon.

Love Jen and Dave xxxx

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Still on a complete high from the weekend. Thank you so much again for making it absolutely perfect! We've had so many compliments about the venue and the food.
We're hoping to be back for a stay sometime next year.
Thanks again.

Chloe and Pete x

Yet again, thank you so much for all your hard work and kindness to make our stay special. Also, thank you for letting us spread into the barn and for cooking for us on the first evening. Furthermore, the pizzas, even more that last year, were a triumph. And then there was the treasure hunt, which I loved.
You have coaxed nature to heaven, in rain or shine, and made a place that makes all visitors immediately happy. What a wonderful thing.

Much love from us all,


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I just wanted to say a big thank you for another wonderful weekend at Talton Lodge. Everybody loved the place and we had such a great weekend chilling out with the geese, playing rounders in the sun, doing the treasure hunt etc. You really do have a great location!

Many thanks again,


I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us to make the weekend just gone such a special one - we had a brilliant time and loved having the run of Talton Lodge! You have a really beautiful place there and the standard of everything was second to none - especially the food! We have one very happy bride and several contened hens so a success all round!

Thanks again for all of your help,



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Can I take this opportunity to thank you both for the fantastic welcome that you gave us and all the hard work that you put into making our sales meeting a memorable and hugely enjoyable event.

The feedback from the team has been incredibly positive though I suspect most of us are utterly exhausted and happily all seem to have come through their experience with little worse than a lost pair of spectacles and a twisted ankle courtesy of the impromptu football match – that’ll teach those over 40 to start gambolling around like children!

I hope that we weren’t the guests from Hell and that everything was left in reasonably good order – those who partied long into the night were instructed to clear up!

With kindest regards


I just wanted to write and thank you so much for an amazing weekend.
Despite the weather (and despite me having no voice) it was completely wonderful and exactly as I hoped it would be. Anna (the bride to be) was delighted with everything and we all agreed that our amazing dinner on Saturday was one of the best things we had all eaten in a long time.

Many thanks again and I hope to come back to Talton Lodge at some point in the future.

Best wishes



And some from 2011


A massive thank you for last night! We had a most wonderful time - the food deserves a special accolade all by itself - everyone was impressed . The venue was beautiful and so individual and unique and you both and your friendly staff made the occasion very comfortable indeed - we will recommend you!!!

I do hope there was no noise for you and your family as we did not leave until after 4am. It was a night for Holly to remember - she enjoyed it so so much - we can't thank you enough - thank you again.

Susie & Mark xx

Just like to say thank you again for having us stay at your barn. It was an immensely enjoyable weekend, everything was perfect.

I hope we left the barn in a reasonable state as we hope to come visit again in the New Year!

I am also referring your place to my colleague who is considering going there for her birthday.

Kind regards


Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team at Talton Lodge for making my hen weekend run so smoothly. It was a great success! Everyone loved the accommodation and several of us are now entirely converted to living in yurts - they're so cosy! The dinner was delicious and making it was great fun - thank you for your patience and calmness. I really enjoyed the wine tasting and it was a great privilege to taste a wine as old as I am. My friends who had beauty treatments greatly appreciated the luxury of a bit of pampering, and your home-made sausages went down a treat. All in all, a very successful weekend, and we definitely plan to come back, perhaps for a less hectic weekend so we can enjoy the peace and quiet of your location.

With best wishes and many thanks,


Just wanted to say that everyone said how totally delicious your food was so many thanks for being part of our fantastic day.


Just wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful time. You know what, it was the kind of holiday that special memories are made of.............. amazing and both us and our children will never forget it.

Regarding next year’s booking. I have transferred the deposit to you, but I would be really grateful if you could let us know if you get any cancellations as we would love to come sooner.

Kind regards, and thanks again.


Little late but Mark's Mum and Dad here just wanting to say 'Thank you' for all you did to make my son and daughter in laws reception when we all came to you for the day on August 27th/28th.

Everything was absolutely brilliant and thanks for working so tirelessly to ensure all went well both on the SATURDAY and SUNDAY.

Gerry and Margaret

Thank you both so much again for making our wedding celebration unforgettable! We had the best time and you did an amazing job looking after us and all our guests!! We all loved the venue, the food, the atmosphere, your calmness and the friendliness of all the great helpers...

I've attached a few pictures of Talton Lodge, which might make a nice addition to your facebook page.

All the very best

Uli & Mike

Glad you got it! We had an amazing time. What a great set-up you have, we'll definitely be recommending you to friends!

Thanks again,


I think we left everything OK in the barn, just wanted to say thank you for everything, we really enjoyed it, the barn was perfect for us with the kids, when we come with all 4 we will definately look you up again! Well done as well for the wedding, we thought it was excellent, really enjoyed it and very well planned, organised, food etc!!

Hopefully see you soon, best regards to Barney ... and Lisabel sends a big kiss to Sigi the dog!

Kind regards,

Lisa and Lorenzo

Hello Olivia and Barney

We just wanted to say thank you very much for your warm welcome. Our Tipi was fantastic. We had a lovely day. We hope to visit again in the near future and stay for more days!

Kind regards

Catherine and Alan

I would like to express our thanks to you both for making our team meeting such a unique experience, we thoroughly enjoyed both the setting and your hospitality and will not hesitate to recommend you to the rest of our colleagues for a totally unforgettable experience away from the usual normality of hotels and meeting rooms!!!!
Please could you also thank Duncan for the Bushcraft expedition which everybody thoroughly enjoyed.

Kind regards,

Karen, Julie and the team.

A Google User reviewed a year ago

Overall 2 / 3

This is a most pleasant and relaxing alternative to more traditional getaways in the UK. The area is beautiful and very tranquil, the owners are courteous and welcoming and the tents are a joy to behold. There's plenty to do in the area and the owners of the site are happy to help you out with any local activities. My only complaint, and it is minor, would be that the pricing policy in unclear both on their website and any other services they provide once there. Overall an enjoyable break was had and I would recommend.

(BTW - we take the point and have tabulated our pricing page for clarity)

From the Guardian review of best UK campsites

Talton Lodge, Newbold-on-Stour, Warwickshire

A secret walled garden is a dream for children. And a secret garden with incredible home-cooking, luxury tents and no way for the kids to get lost makes Talton Lodge a dream for parents. There's also a kitchen garden, raspberry bushes, chickens and an orchard. Talton's owner, Olivia, runs cooking courses, while kids can go to the craft table in the Norwegian tipi, or play table football or tennis.

Slightly out of date Cool Camping Review

Here’s a place to cocoon your family in an idyllic world – just for a weekend. And it’s a kids’ (big and small) Utopia: a tempting combination of tents and food – all enclosed in a cosyVictorian walled garden.

Talton Lodge has the ultimate secret garden that you can just disappear into.When the latched wooden gate is opened you’ll be sure to gasp with excitement at the sight in front of you (it’s rather like the beginning of a theme park advert, but without the schmaltz)…… etc. [More]

TripAdvisor.co.uk reviews for Talton Lodge.


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Talton Lodge 2014