I travelled to with my 13 year old, 6' tall son and our dog.
I was convalescing from a shoulder op & he was taking surf lessons.
I know the place was billed as a romantic retreat, however the fact that it was dog friendly and close to the beach was the draw for us.
What was great:
The garden - absolutely lovely with a deck, sun terrace and lovely lawns,
the view was great - especially in the evenings with fantastic sunsets over croyde bay
Positioned in between croyde village and croyde bay, a short walk to both.
Generous parking and very clean throughout - all winners.
What was not so great:
The lumpy mattresses - a thick mattress protector would stop the springs from sticking in.
Lack of hooks - a few hooks by the front door to hang wet coats, a couple in the bedroom and please replace the tiny hooks in the bathroom for ones that would take a towel.
An ariel on the radio would help.... and if there were wifi then it would be even better.
A spare toilet roll would be useful. One roll for the week seems unnecessarily stingy. I think we got through 3!
What else you should know:
The ceiling is really very low. All over.
I am 5'7" and could walk around most of the place (except the entrance lobby) without bumping my head, but had to sit down to get dressed.
My son is 6' and had to stoop a lot. We stuck post-it notes on exceptionally low parts to remind us to bend our knees!
My husband and I spent two sun drenched weeks here in July 2013. The owners were so accommodating and it was spotlessly clean, even the bbq had a spring clean. From sitting on the decking in the morning having breakfast overlooking the sea, to sunbathing on the lovely comfortable sun loungers still with magnificent views, to the ultra clean and comfy bed, nothing and I do mean nothing was missing from this quaint chalet/bungalow. My only regret is that we had to keep popping into Croyde for fresh meat for the bbq as it was only a small fridge/box freezer. But it wasn't a real hardship as its such a lovely drive along the coast line and I needed a reason to be pried off the sun loungers.
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