A very nice stay as usual . We have been coming to stay for the last 15years and we have always found it a comfortable and conveniently close to the Beach and local attractions. Warm and welcoming host as usual. Only slight criticism would be being slightly cold in the evenings and maybe having more room to hang towels and cloths in the bathroom e.g hooks on Bathroom door. we look forward to seeing you next year and to enjoy your lovely hospitality soon.
Lovely accommodation in a nice quiet area very handy for the town, beach, railway station and local walks. Lovely patio area to sit and relax in the evening and look at the superb views. Accommodation very high standard and plenty of room for a family of four. Extra touches like milk and tea & coffee available on arrival. Very friendly and knowledgeable owners. In summary glad we found this hidden gem as we had an excellent weeks holiday in a very friendly and lovely location. Thank you see you in 2019 - the Plumpton family from Worcester
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.