Holly Tree Guest Comments

"Back again for another superb week in this idyllic cottage - a real escape from real-life pressures. We look forward to further visits."

J and A R, Kent


"We really loved Holly Tree Cottage and could quite easily live here. A wonderful area with so much to see and do."

P and K B, West Yorkshire


"Our third lovely week in your perfect cottage. Great days out - and all local. We don't want to go home."

SB, West Yorkshire


Another lovely week..bright sunny weather to walk in, and a cosy comfortable place to be when it rained!

D and J B ,Leics


We've had a wonderful second stay here. It's quite simple - having found a little piece of heaven we don't want to leave! Thanks for providing the perfect place to stay.

E and B H, Bucks


The cottage is beautiful. Have walked for miles - the dogs will be pleased to have a rest! Will return.

A and T R, London


Many thanks for a wonderful week. We have had a rental cottage in Suffolk for the past four years. Holly Tree Cottage is by FAR the most cosy and well-equipped.

N and S O, Cornwall


Charming cottage, clean and very well-equipped - in a perfect location.

W and V S, Essex


We have had a wonderful week in Westleton. The cottage was warm, cosy and well-equipped with everything we needed. The location was perfect, with walks straight out of the door onto lovely heathland and woodland...loads of wildlife around the area. Thanks for a great stay,

S and V B, Derbyshire

97 bird species for the week, including firecrest, lesser whitethroat, king eider, ring ouzel, peregrine, bittern and hen harrier! Look forward to coming back.

M,C and M P


Thank you once again for letting us share this jewel of a home.

P and D F, Bedfordshire


Had a lovely relaxing break with lots of walks, good birdwatching, and great to come back to the cottage each evening. The cottage had everything we needed and more!

A and P J, Notts

A lovely short break here - sea, heather, pubs, walks. The cottage is absolutely delightful, cosy, comfy, pretty interior, lovely bird-busy garden.

S and F, London

Absolutely wonderful cottage, perfectly located for walks on Westleton Common. So very glad we visited Westleton and this beautiful cottage.

The R Family, Kent

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Barn Owls July 2022

The jackdaws successfully fledged from the 'barn owl box' in the spring.  A barn owl has since reoccupied the nest box so we are hopeful that we will get a successful breeding pair next year.

Barn Owls 2022

Unfortunately, this year the barn owl box has been taken over by jackdaws.  Barn owls have occupied the nest for 8 years with the jackdaws living in a separate compartment at the top. Breeding was successful in 7 of those 8 years.  Despite a barn owl occupying the nest box this winter,  the jackdaws made their move in the spring and they are now sitting on eggs.  Hopefully the barn owls will make a comeback next year!

Barn Owls 2021

In 2021 only 2 barn owl chicks fledged.  This is one of the chicks after it had been ringed.

4th June 2021 - a blurry pic of first Barn Owl chick to hatch this year.   This is the first of 5 eggs to hatch.  The first egg was laid on 2nd May and hatched on 2nd June.

Barn Owls 2020

8th July 2020 - Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project came to check on the nest box today.  We were delighted to discover there are 3 chicks in there - 44, 42 and 36/37 days old.  We took the opportunity to clean and straighten the camera so we've got a better view of whats going on inside the box now

The Barn Owls stayed in the nest box throughout winter and produced a clutch of eggs this spring.  Unfortunately, the camera got knocked out of position so we couldn't see the eggs or chicks very clearly. At the moment there are two healthy looking chicks in the box, who we hope to see fledging in the next few weeks.  If we manage to get any decent photos, we'll post them on the news page and Twitter.