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People always have plenty to say about staying at Fingals Retreat...

Our comments and reviews page will give you an idea of the experiences of our guests of staying at Fingals Retreat as well as what the media say about us.

A very peaceful place

A very peaceful place, utterly beautiful gardens and surroundings. We loved being here with out two girls who adored the pool and the dogs. I cannot recommend this place enough.

The Glyn Family

6 July 2017

What a fabulous place!

So perfectly formed and comfortable. Epic bed, shower & bath. The pool was crystal clear, warm & scented with jasmine flowers... the perfect place to retreat to. 

20 March 2018

Great atmosphere, very friendly and relaxing

Fantastic stay as usual - great atmosphere, very friendly and relaxing. Very spacious and comfortable accommodation in The Barn. Thank you for a lovely few days of peace and quiet.... We will be back!

4 August 2017

The Hayward Family

We loved returning to Fingals. It's the kind of spot you arrive at, and immediately begin to relax. Do not come to stay at Fingals if you are looking for a sterile, all-boxes-ticked very standard situation, that's not what you get here. 

27 April 2017

The Barrats

Fantastic location for an escape whilst still having good broadband access (as you can never escape quite as much as you should). Excellent quality grass tennis court and beautiful gardens.

27 April 2017


The portmanteau 'chillax' must have originated here. It feels like you've been invited into someone's home and have been left to explore all the hidden nooks and crannies. Loved the authenticity of the old rugs and the creaky stairs. 

22 June 2016

We had such a lovely time at Fingals

We had such a lovely time at Fingals, someone commented that in all the many photos we all looked so happy-quite something with that age range! We hope to see you next year!

5 August 2019

Jenni & Anthony

There's no doubt that a week at this wonderful place is equal to at least a fortnight in virtual time. The ethos of this little spot of paradise is spot on! It's perfect here!

24 August 2015

Roger & Alison Cooke

A perfect retreat from the tumult of modern life.

19 June 2019

Ed Owen

So chilled, so beautiful, so welcoming, impossible to think we won't be back.

3 September 2011

Martin Hoffman

For me Fingals is a sanctuary from the pluck and knock of the outside world. I think it is where the gods would relax when they got fed up with the manna on Mount Olympus! 

3 May 2009

Antonia Fraser

A Magic Place

3 July 2010

Guy and Claire

One degree south of Heaven!

2 April 2012

Lucas age 7 and three quarters

The holiday at Fingals is the best holiday in my LIFE!

12 November 2014

Georgina Banks

Absolutely Spot On! Thank You!

12 November 2014

Jessica & Pablo Uribe

Another lovely visit and completely enchanted by The Folly, we shall definitely be back soon.

12 November 2014

Juliet Campbell Clause

We adored the Barn, it was absolutely perfect for us all, and so much so, we are already scheming another visit soon! Everything couldn't have been more relaxed and super. 

26 June 2015

Angela Neustatter

For my money (and actually it's very reasonable) Fingal's is heaven on earth and if you want a taste of glorious bohemian indulgence get booking!

14 May 2015

Alison Field

You never forget a visit to Fingals - it's heaven on earth especially when the sun shines on the gorgeous garden. A really unique place and smashing hosts!

19 June 2015

Bel Mooney

We LOVE Fingals!

2 June 2015

Beautiful Folly

"What a complete treat to spend the week in the beautiful Folly - we shall miss the babbling stream, the beautiful views, the record player and the wonderful atmosphere." Harry & Shaun Flanagan 

17 July 2015

Cycling around Devon

"Fingals the place you cannot leave without feeling replenished, enriched and with a new spirit of English hospitality and friendship" - Rolf Engen

17 July 2015

Davina McCall

I always hate leaving, but I always know I'll be back! I love you guys... big time

3 November 2011

Clare & Andy Patterson

One of the most special places in the world, every second spent at Fingals is a joy.

3 November 2011

Rhianwen, Tom, Osian and Inigo Guthrie

We have, like so many others before us, fallen in love with your beautiful Fingals. We very much hope to return, if not this year then next, and feel extremely lucky to have found you.

12 March 2012

Lara Fry

A wonderful stay! Thanks so much for opening your home. The Folly brought smiles on a daily basis as one found it 'winking' at us always. The ducks were an added bonus!

11 June 2006

Nancy and Megan

A wonderfully whimsical place - wish we could stay for a month or two.

11 January 2012

James Ballantyne

A fantastic paradise of a hide-out (because the real world will never find you here).

29 August 2011

Tripadvisor Review

You got me under your skin! The way that Richard has put the place together is fantastic. Sort of fearless.

2 August 2011

Tripadvisor Review

Raise your glasses to Fingals! It is a style all of its own, it is unique and I am so glad we found it.

26 August 2011

Tripadvisor Review

Uniquely original... Fingals is a little piece of heaven on earth.

22 August 2011

Tripadvisor Review

We have, like so many others before us, fallen in love with beautiful Fingals. This place is full of soul and you'd have to be mad not to love it.

1 January 1970

Phillipe Sands

Always Perfect. We love Fingals, the place is magic...

3 August 2011

Guest Book

This is the most difficult place to find but once found equally difficult to leave.

3 June 2014