This is our 5th visit and it is like coming home. The warm hospitality and welcome from Helen feels like a cosy blanket. The cottage is comfortable and suits our needs perfectly. We will be back.
Family De Kroon Netherlands
Thank you so much Helen & Michael had a fabulous 8 weeks. Cant wait to come back.
Dee & Aaron
Just to let you know what a wonderful time we had last week. We were very lucky with the weather so went out for some lovely walks. We went to the RSPB Rye Meads and Hartham Common. We walked down the lane too to see the horses. George absolutely loves being outside with the trees and nature, he was so happy. Charlie my younger son had a short lesson with Crissie which he enjoyed very much. Myself and my parents enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside and really chilled out. The cottage was lovely and was a real home from home and it was only an hours journey.
This was the first time I’d been away with George for about 3 years now so meant so much to me. The hoist made all the difference. Jo and Megan couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful.
Thank you so much Helen and I hope you enjoyed your holiday. I would love to come back again next year.
My husband and I recently stayed at Petasfield holiday cottages for a weekend and had a lovely break. They are in a lovely area of the country, nice countryside, lots of animals especially horses because they are next to Petasfield stables.
I have MS so have mobility problems but the cottage we stayed in was perfect! Easy to move a wheelchair around and the underfloor heating kept us really warm. Helen has provided everything needed to make the cottages a perfect place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle of towns but still close to Hertford and the shops. Thank you so much Helen and Michael we will be back again sometime.
Peter & Helen
Full Five Stars!
The Holiday cottages were beautifully done and well equipped for my mums needs. My mum has MS and we have found it so difficult to travel and get away for any short breaks, these cottages were perfect and we will definitely be returning! Helen has provided everything you could possibly need and thought of everything that you could possibly want! As for us, we stayed in the loft bedroom while mum and dad stayed downstairs, It was quiet, comfy and warm (everything you need for a great nights sleep!). Thank you so much again, we cannot thank you enough! Emma & Scott x
Emma & Scott Timson
Wonderful start to our holiday! Accommodation & setting ideal & suited the needs of all the family, Thanks Helen
The Gordon family
An unforgettable stay, arrived as 3 departed as 4 with baby Olive being born in Ashwell Cottage. I will always look back very fondly, of the special time we spent at your cottages and point out Olive's birthplace to her whenever we drive past. Many many thanks
Sarah Ranj Oscar & Olive
My name is Holly, I have stayed at Petasfield stables 4 times now. It is in lovely countryside in Hertfordshire. But it is very close to London, so if you want to do a day trip to London that’s no problem. The holiday cottages are very nice. The thing I like most about Petasfield stables is the riding and the horses of course! : )
I started riding properly at Petasfield and enjoy lessons with Helen and Rebecca. On my last visit, I went out for my first hack with Helen and Sparky. I really enjoyed it! Helen is a great teacher and very patient with beginners! The horses are all very friendly as well as Helen’s dogs. If you like the countryside, riding and horses, then Petasfield is recommended!!!
Holly, 12 years old
We stayed at Petasfield cottages in May 2010, our first visit. I had been recommended them by a mutual friend of Helen and myself. Our daughter Natalie is disabled and confined to a wheelchair. She has full time carers and has to be hoisted for all of her personal care. Finding Petasfield cottages has meant that we can holiday as a family for the first time in many years as the ceiling hoist in one of the two larger cottages allow the carers to perform all of Natalie’s personal care as they do at home. The sleeping setup for Natalie and her carers also works well as they are far enough away from Natalie so as not to disturb her, but are on hand if she needs attention. The stables are another interesting and likable distraction from town life. Enjoyed the stay and facilities so much we are returning again this May (2011)
We recently stayed at Petasfield cottages and cannot recommend it highly enough. The accommodation was brilliant. Everything we could possibly want was there and it was all clean, comfortable and modern. It was beautifully furnished and the underfloor heating was a real bonus for us people coming from hot Western Australia.
The riding stables is extremely well maintained and it was a real pleasure to see the horses in the yard, giving riding lessons or just turned out in the nearby fields. It was also a real bonus to be in such a stunning area as Petasfield is surrounded by beautiful countryside with lots of lovely walks and yet it's only a mile or so away from the lovely little town of Hertford.
Finally, we have to mention the owner Helen's efficiency, friendliness and constant efforts to make every part of the stay successful and enjoyable.
We will definitely rebook on our next trip to the U.K.
Chris and Pete Proctor
Many thanks, Petasfield provides us with everything we need. A quite location, but easy to reach shops and restaurants. I particularly love the huge shower, unfortunately now all normal showers are just not the same!
Mac (my dog) loves to stay too, due to the extensive network of footpaths from a 40 minute loop or until you drop, it may also be the under floor heating in the cottage, but I reckon it’s mainly the welcome he gets from Tommy (Helens dog).
Petasfield is by far my favourite place to stay away from home!
Fantastic accommodation for people with physical disabilities. We will be using this facility again and again. I will let all my friends, colleagues and Tact UK managers know what a wonderful place it is.. Hertford’s best kept secret.
Thank you for your warm welcome, accommodation very well planned for disabled persons needs. Chloe loved the riding and helping out with the horses.
Back for a second visit and as before it has met all our needs and more! We all had a lovely relaxing stay.
Will Lisa and family
Relaxing, peaceful and just what we need. Thank you Helen.
Well equipped, comfortable and above all warm enough for an expat who had to swap summer for the coldest November in living memory! Thanks Helen
Relaxing, clean, and peaceful. Well equipped, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the kids loved the horse riding. Above all Helen & Michael's generosity.
Hiro & Naoko
Many thanks for an excellent holiday.You will definitely see us again as the facilities you offer are above and beyond anything else we have been to before.
We have had the pleasure to stay at Petasfield a number of times. We love it here, everyone is so friendly and the adaptations make it an ideal place to come. Using an electric wheelchair can make finding suitable places to stay a bit of a nightmare. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Petasfield to anyone, but if you are looking for truly accessible accommodation then I don't think you will find better...
Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Although our visit was not a conventional holiday, we found the surroundings so comfortable and relaxing, it turned out to be every bit as good!
Jane, Hannah and I look forward to staying again in the not too distant future.