What our guests have written about us


Poppys Footprint


Enjoyed the peace & quiet of the cottage & area. Poppys was warm & cosy & a very unusual shape! Unfortunately weather wasn't kind so would love to return in the summer & complete the walks we were unable to do.

Mr & Mrs M. Leicestershire. 30/10/15


Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. I particularly liked the morning greeting from the sheep. The village is not only very beautiful but also very friendly. we have had a wonderful relaxing holiday and will definitely be returning.

Mr & Mrs O. 24/10/15


What a beautiful cottage, so unusual, very well appointed and oh so comfortable. It is very quiet, the countryside is beautiful, the various pubs so friendly.

Mr & Mrs B. Cambridgeshire. 10/10/15


We’ve had a lovely week here. Beautiful scenery, pretty villages, lovely cottage - private and very relaxing. Would love to come back someday.

Mr & Mrs C. Somerset. 5/9/15


We have spent a fantastic week here. The cottage has everything you need & is a great base to get to lots of places. Everywhere in the village is great from Richard 111 pub for food, The Priory for homemade cakes & the local shop stocks just about everything. We hope to be back soon!

Mr & Mrs E. LLanelli. 22/8/15


What a fantastic welcome from Rodger - so informative about things to do, places to go & where to eat. The cottage accommodation brilliant, clean and cosy, lovely to sit out on a warm night. We will definitely be back to Poppy’s Footprint, thank you for being such welcoming hosts.

Mr & Mrs F. West Yorkshire. 10/8/15


Our first stay at Poppy’s, hopefully the first of many. The accommodation and the village are excellent, cosy & peaceful - a home from home. As Arnie said “we’ll be back”…

Mr & Mrs L. Crosby. 7/8/15


Poppy’s is a lovely place to stay, quiet & peaceful. Lovely week, could not get to see some places so will have to come back!

Mr & Mrs J. Milton Keynes. 1/8/15


A very enjoyable holiday. We have been very comfortable in Poppy’s. The weather has been excellent and the area is lovely.

Mr & Mrs J. 13/5/15


Wonderful place to stay. Rodger was a font of knowledge. The surrounding countryside is great to visit. All in all a great week.

Mr & Mrs L. Cambridgeshire. 23/5/15


Poppy’s is a lovely cottage. Rodger & Hilary are very welcoming & helpful.Had a wonderful holiday, the Dales certainly live up to their reputation. Some unusual but fun experiences made all the better by the impressive friendliness of everyone we met.

Mr & Mrs P. Surrey. 9/5/15


Had a lovely weekend here. The idea was to do some hill training on the bikes & we certainly did that! Beautiful clean cottage, thank you Hilary & Rodger - its been perfect.

Mr & Mrs G. Nottinghamshire. 27/4/15 


A fantastic few days walking & sightseeing. Weather perfect. Cottage very comfy & cosy. Lambs were lovely but have put us off roast lamb for a few weeks!

Mr & Mrs A. West Sussex. 24/4/15


The cottage is just right for 2 with all the facilities you need. We have been surprised at how ‘horsey’ the town is, the racehorses were beautiful, fit and sleek beasts. Superb.

Mr & Mrs M. Shropshire. 18/4/15


Lovely cottage, nice peaceful location, Rodger was very helpful suggesting places to eat & drink. We will definitely be returning at some point.

Mr & Mrs P. Staffordshire. 13/3/15


A fantastic long weekend in a beautiful part of the country. Had a great time, thank you Rodger for making us feel so welcome. How could you not be happy in a little cottage called ‘Poppy’s Footprint’

Mr & Mrs P. Preston. 9/3/15


What a wonderful location to just ‘chill out’. Fell in love with the Richard 111 pub. The gallops on the local moor is a must. you can arrive as late as 10am & still see plenty of activity.

Mr & Mrs B. Nottinghamshire. 29/2/15


A great place to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. The best hospitality ever from a holiday rental. This area has so much to offer, even at this time of year. We wished we could have stayed longer.

Mr & Mrs L. Lincolnshire. 16/2/15


An absolutely beautiful little cottage in the most perfect surroundings. We were welcomed right from the off by Rodger. Would thoroughly love to come back here one day and continue our adventures in the Dales.

Mr & Mrs W. Leeds. 3/1/15


Poppys Footprint is fabulous, a perfect home from home, you seem to have thought of everything we could possibly need. We will have to come back as there are so many things we’d like to see and do. 

Mr & Mrs L. London. 30/10/14


Cottage in a lovely setting. It was nice to see the racehorses in training. Plenty of walking from the cottage if you don't want to take the car out. 

Mr & Mrs P. Lincolnshire. 15/10/14


Couldn’t have asked for a better week starting with Rodger’s lovely welcome. The weather has been perfect and we have enjoyed various walks and a lovely day at Fountains Abbey. We finished off yesterday at Masham sheep fair watching dancing sheep and geese being herded by a sheep dog! We are both tanned, relaxed and happy!

Mr & Mrs … Newcastle. 21/9/14


We have had a lovely time this week. Rodger’s welcome was brilliant, love the cottage & village. Amazed by the number of stables here. Enjoyed the gallops on Middleham low moor. Aysgarth falls worth a visit. Finished off with a day at Catterick races. Brilliant.

Mr & Mrs A. Mansfield. 14/9/14


Lovely cottage, lovely weather and Hilary & Rodger are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Great scenery and walks, what more could you want?

Mr & Mrs M. Norwich. 6/9/14


It has been a lovely week, in a lovely cottage in the most beautiful and spectacular scenery in Yorkshire. We will definately come back.

Mr & Mrs B. 1/9/14


Beautiful cottage in glorious surroundings. What a treat this area is - makes you appreciate the simple elements of life. Thank you Rodger, Hilary & your lovely flock of sheep. Will highly recommend you.

Mr & Mrs S. Manchester. 18/8/14


What a lovely few days we have had. The cottage has been wonderful. We loved watching the sheep each morning whilst eating breakfast, thank you so much Hilary & Rodger. We hope to return again soon.

Mr & Mrs C. Lincolnshire. 13/8/14


What a beautiful cottage & thanks for the warm welcome. All the pubs in the village are good and friendly, food also very good. We hope to return very soon to visit other places we never got round to. Thanks again.

Mr & Mrs H. Oldham. 4/8/14


A very good welcome from Rodger who gave us some interesting places to visit. Thank you for your hospitality.

Mr & Mrs G. Fife. 26/7/14


Thanks to Rodger & Hilary, lovely hosts. Beautiful cottage, beautiful place and beautiful places to visit. Had a wonderful time and great food at local pubs too, what more could you want?

Mr & Mrs G. Hull. 19/7/14


A fantastic welcome from Hilary & Rodger on our arrival. The cottage exceeded all expectations, the interior is up to a very high standard. Middleham is a charming village and a great base for journeys out. Thank you to our hosts for the use of this lovely cottage.

Mr & Mrs W. Kent. 12/7/14


A great place to stay. Poppy’s Footprint wonderful. Rodger is a great host, very helpful. Shall return.

Mr & Mrs L. Northumberland. 30/6/14


A lovely relaxing stay here with all the facilities of a hotel room and more. A warm and helpful welcome. It proved a good place to rest and work. A good spot from which to walk - a place of peace.

Mr F. Liverpool. 21/6/14


Enjoyed our week at Poppy’s Footprint and a lovely welcome from Rodger helping with all the luggage, much appreciated. 

Mr & Mrs F. West Yorkshire. 14/6/14


Beautiful place to stay. Thank you for your hospitality. Accommodation is excellent, we visited many places around Yorkshire including the Lake District.

Mr & Mrs K. Czech Republic. 4/6/14


We have enjoyed our week, the cottage is very peaceful and the village is lovely. The weather has been kind to us & we have done a lot of walking - going home to have a rest!

Mr & Mrs E. Leicestershire. 27/5/14


Many thanks for your hospitality. We’ve had a lovely relaxing stay, even though its only for one night, but where would you find anywhere better to get away from everything? We’ll be back!

Mr & Mrs D. Malton. 18/5/14


Lovely cottage in a great location, will stop longer next time. Enjoyed the food in the Richard 111 and the Black Swan. Great coffee & delicious cake in both the Priory & Castle tea room. Enjoyed the relaxing time watching the friendly birds who are cheeky enough to tap at the window!

Mr & Mrs K. York. 3/5/14


Thank you for a lovely week at Poppy’s Footprint. Fantastic location, plenty to do & great food on your doorstep. We look forward to a return visit very soon. 

Mr & Mrs L. Leeds. 26/4/14


We had a lovely stay here at Poppy’s Footprint. We were made to feel very welcome and the cottage is just perfect. We have enjoyed the stunning surroundings and some lovely walks. The Forbidden Corner was a great place to visit for children and adults, well worth it. Overall we have had a really lovely relaxing break which is exactly what we wanted.

Mr & Mrs J. Northumberland. 23/4/14


What a lovely surprise Poppy’s Footprint was. Stayed in a few cottages and this was by far the best. Everything you could want was here. Hope to return in the future for longer so we have time to visit all the attractions in the area.

Mr & Mrs C. Shropshire. 18/4/14


We had a lovely time in Poppy’s Footprint. The weather has been lovely and sunny. Fantastic secret hide away, keep an eye out of the window for a very friendly robin. Thank you for making us so welcome, already talking about next year!

E & Z. Rotherham. 14/4/14


Enjoyed our week, a lovely place to stay. Good meals, weather could have been better!

Mr & Mrs C. 5/4/14