The location was spot on for us with easy access to coastal walks along to Teignmouth and Shaldon (via the ferry) in the West and Starcross in the East, where you can get a different ferry to Exmouth.
We were there for two weeks and didn't use the car at all, preferring to get the train to Exeter and also Exmouth where we could walk on to Budleigh Salterton. Great views all along the coast and Exeter is a very interesting city too.
The accommodation let things down somewhat. We were the first users this season and the place never really felt aired out or dry. The copious number of air freshener stick thingys and the silica gel dehumidifiers on top of two of the wardrobes indicate this is a known problem. The dehumidifiers we didn't spot until just before we left, the air fresheners made themselves known 2 seconds after entering the property and were evicted to the garden (covered with a plastic bag to stop them getting rained on etc) during our stay. Ghastly smelly things they are.
The heating is provided by electric convectors with time switches and thermostats. All very controllable and the electricity is paid by meter and a fair rate is charged. However, although the heaters work well they would need to be on for ages to dry the place out properly, certainly in the weather we had during our stay, and it didn't take long for the place to start to feel cold again once switched off.
The property could really do with a bit of TLC. The cooker in the kitchen came out of the Ark- and it was probably 2nd hand when it went in! Should be in the V&A museum. There is a microwave but I like cooking more than one thing at a time and baking too and a slow, ancient electric stove doesn't do it for me. I'd nearly got to grips with it by the time we left, nearly. Might have managed a bit faster if some of the icons on the oven control hadn't been worn too much to interpret. The lack of any extractor in the kitchen didn't help with the damp problem.
I'm really not trying to be negative about the place, if you rent 'Mayflower' during the hot summer months and are only eating salads or eating out then you should be fine.
We had a lovely holiday at Mayflower Close. Everything was so comfortably furnished and well set out. You were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Thanks again.
the owners were lovely and we did enjoy our stay, but we feel if the bathroom was updated and a new double bed would be great, other wise the flat was lovely and everything we needed, the only down side was the STEEP hill it spolied it for us, as we are pensoners and found it hard to get down and up the hill if your fit and young ok also mobile phones went down quite a lot so was difficult to get in touch with taxis also the views are ok between the trees Not trying to put this flat down just telling the truth
A nice holiday flat with a good sea view in a great location ,had all we needed for a restful and good holiday ,just a few minutes to the town and better priced than a caravan park and much quieter ,owners were friendly and very helpful ,we will definitely be back again ,many thanks