First I would like to thank you for such a lovely stay on the Friday 21st February.

We stumbled upon The Dower House accidently. We were looking for somewhere to hold a family get together after our marriage at Luton Registry Office. We went to have a look at The Raven, but it was not suitable, however we have been back there a couple of times for lunch. When we explained what we were looking for, the manageress suggested contacting you.

I did this and made an arrangement for us to come and see the house.

Our initial impression was WOW, as we came up the drive way. Then we were welcomed by your very friendly and knowledgeable housekeeper, Ania. At this stage I will explain that we have visited a good few places in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and none was as welcoming, , or listened to what we were actually looking for.

She showed us around the house and explained the set up. We both knew that we wanted to come to The Dower House.

When we arrived at the house on Friday, we were again welcomed by Anja, who let us in and we all settled down. Again the house was welcoming with a good atmosphere. At half past two when we sat down to eat the table a was laid beautifully. When the food arrived it was of a very high standard, and there were very few left overs. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. Many Thanks.

The afternoon and evening continued, and one of the discos you recommended arrived and kept everyone entertained until ten o'clock. By then most guests had left, but the rest of the party settled into the bedrooms.

Reports to me next morning from all our guests were very positive; (i) the size of the rooms (ii) the quality of the rooms (iii) the comfort of the beds (iv) the views across the fields and the location.

In the morning we supplied a breakfast for our guests, which they enjoyed in the dinning room and the kitchen. Comments from our guests were 'comfortable', 'beautiful', 'amazing', 'hidden away', 'I'd be quite happy to live here!'.

Our whole experience at The Dower House was fantastic, thanks to Ania and her team, yourself and the effort you all made to make our day special. I will in the future recommend you to other people.

One thing I will say, is that if The Raven staff had not mentioned you, we would not have found the Dower House, and had such a wonderful celebration. I truly believe that more advertising in the local press would bring you in more customers and give you more coverage. However, since our visit I have found your details on other national websites.

However you are a secret gem in the Hertfordshire countryside, and I am very glad that we found you!

Thank you very much for all the emails and the help you have given us in arranging our party.

Many thanks again to all of you for turning our celebration into such a wonderful day ... (and it didn't rain),

And can you please pass this on to your staff,

Your Sincerely

S. Cooper