The Murphy Family Stayed at Ellie's Haven in August 2017
The Clark Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in August 2017
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. Being able to spend time in a safe, relaxing environment is truly wonderful. The children loved playing together in the garden. Harley enjoyed his time in the sensory room and both sets of grandparents that came to visit were blown away by how lovely it is here.
We have had the best time. Thank you so much.Lisa, Cary, Harley and Hope x
The Mathias Family Stayed at Ellie's Haven in August 2017
The Nicole Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in July 2017
Thank you so much for letting us stay at Ellie's Haven - we have had a fantastic week!
You have certainly achieved your aim of creating a special place - the thought you have given to every detail is spot on! The specialist equipment made life so much easier for Izzy and us. We found your recommendations really helpful too - especially the sand chair at East Looe which Izzy loved!Thank you again!
Jon, Emma, Izzy and Joyce x
The Parkinson Family Stayed at Ellie's Haven in July 2017
The Reynolds FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in June 2017
A wonderful place and a wonderful stay.
Thank you so much for the chance to stay at Ellie's Haven
You have thought and provided so much so we as a family can simply concentrate on having a great holiday.
Simon, Debbie, Rhiannon, Rebecca
The Cuddihy FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in May 2017
The Rishworth Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in May 2017
The Clarke Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in May 2017
The Brentall Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven April-May 2017
The Archibald Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in April 2017
The Lobb FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in April 2017
The Van Rooyen Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in February 2017
Amazing place! It was a real shame Senna decided to spend the week in Derriford. We will be back. Thank you for everything Nigel.
The Pascoe FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in February 2017
The Green FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in January 2017
The Godfrey FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in December 2016
The Harding Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in October 2016
The Walker FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in October 2016
The Love FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in October 2016
Thank you Ellie’s Haven.We have had a brilliant week.Your house is stunning and you have everything to help families like ours have a relaxing holiday.The location is perfect and we have loved all the places we visited.
Would highly recommend The Plough in Duloe - lovely people and great food! Thanks again!
Nicky, David, Archie and Ella Love.
The Joseph FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in October 2016
Thank you so much!We have had a lovely holiday. House and garden are amazing, the girls loved the sensory room. It’s great to be able to relax and not worry about having the equipment Casey needs. Looe is stunning, and we enjoyed visiting Porfell Animal Park.We cannot wait to come again!
Extra special thanks to Nigel who made us feel very welcome and a big thank you to everyone involved with this awesome charity.
Kind regards Ellie, Marcus, Jaimie and Casey xxx
The Morris Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in September 2016
The Routley-Ariadhi Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in September 2016
The Morley Family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in August 2016
Ellis FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in July 2016
The Lowe FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in July 2016
The McCabe FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in July 2017
The Sweet FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in June-July 2016
Freddie's FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in May 2016
Gwilliam FamilyStayed at Ellie's Haven in May 2016
Liz Pike and familyStayed at Ellie's Haven in March 2016
Myself, my husband and our three children recently stayed at Ellie's Haven with my husband's family and their two children. All I can say is what an amazing place! Such a beautiful space, it felt really peaceful. The lounge is amazing and as we had five children in the party, there was a fair amount of chaos going on but it never felt cramped. The children said 'This is the best holiday house ever.' The outside area is really well done and they had lots of fun out there. My daughter is Type 1 diabetic and as we don't tend to get much sleep - we really appreciated the rest and the peaceful nights. The location is great, we popped down to Looe but our favourite days out were to Polperro, an amazing fishing harbour and Lansallos, a lovely track down to a cove. We really recommend The Coddy Shack too for child friendly eating. Thanks so much to Ellie's Haven, the week has been a real blessing to us.
Carolyn Schuoler and family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in March 2016
I was so relaxed after our stay at Ellies I couldn't actually put it into words or the experience would have been lost (if that makes any sense at all?!!)
I took my children with Autism to Ellies Haven last month and was amazed at how much work had gone into the Haven it was cosy, fresh & disabled friendly, it far exceeded my expectations.
I'm no expert on physical disabilities but there seemed to be everything a physically disabled child would need with plenty of space for wheelchairs to get around, hoists, adaptable bed, bath etc... As far as children with Autism go it was safe - which was my main concern - after a quick mental risk assessment (as we do!) the door was locked & key hidden away from little fingers then we were literally in our safe little haven.
The garden was fantastic for the children to run around & explore, I would suggest taking a scooter, ball etc as there's nothing available to play on (yet?!). The house was so modern & the furniture top quality, the beds were so comfortable I wanted to take them home with me, there were so many gadgets in the well stocked kitchen I was in gadget heaven lol, first time using a Tassimo machine, I felt like stone age woman finding fire for the first time working out how to work it & whooping with joy.
There are tonnes of books to read my Kindle wish list if now full of 'must reads', huge TV again rather technical for me but my 7 year old sussed it, we have a Netflix account so logged into that for child friendly viewing.
I could have stayed for ever & never actually left the house, it was so relaxing - perfect break away.Thank you all x
The Chapman family
Stayed at Ellie's Haven in November 2015
Our son Jack is diagnosed with autism, severe anxiety disorder and considerable sensory needs. As a result of this Jack has never coped with family holidays and we stopped putting him (and ourselves) through the trauma. This has meant that his two sisters (one older and one younger) have missed out on many family holidays we otherwise would have taken. Add this to all the other compromises we've had to make as a family with a disabled child and it’s not hard to imagine the negative effect it was having on our family unit.
We felt very privileged to be given the opportunity to be the first family to stay at Ellie's Haven. Nigel, Julie and the Ellie's Haven team did a fantastic job ensuring the haven was ready for Jack and the rest of our family they really made it a home from home, from the towels and bedding to the stocked fridge and cupboards, they really thought of everything a family would need. The children from the local school had even created some lovely cards and welcome messages for us.
Keeping any child safe requires diligence, keeping an autistic child safe requires supersense! Jack has run away a number of times and leant out of top floor windows to touch electric wires so for us, a major feature of Ellie’s Haven is how secure it is. Nigel made sure all windows were locked and that we knew the location of the key (should we need it), he took the time to show us all the doors and exits and was only a phone call away if we’d have needed him (which we didn’t).
The outside space is lovely and whilst it wasn’t exactly barbeque weather, all three children enjoyed playing in the garden which is safe and secured by a fence all the way around.
The sensory room is amazing! Jack loved it (as did his sisters!!!) which meant that we as parents were able to relax and get some much needed respite… once we’d played a 100 or so “Simon says” games on the interactive floor!
The haven is warm, spacious, secure and inviting and didn’t feel clinical at all with lots of homely touches. It really was a wonderful short break for us. Jack coped (apart from one little wobble before bed on the first night) and when it was time to go home he wanted to know when we would be coming back. We all hope we can.
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