Don't listen to some of the more negative reviews here. Some people obviously shop in ikea, live in a new build plastic house and dont value unique character or individuality. This is a 400 year old property, they weren't focusing on velux windows back then.
Well we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It is in the most incredible location, beautiful scenery, quiet and peaceful and near the most beautiful walks we've had the pleasure of going on. The small village it's nestled in is a beauty and features a cosy pub with a good menu and decent food....get the fish and chips.
The cottage is stunning. It is long and squat with many amazing architectural qualities, every room on the ground floor features a burner to keep warm, a pleasure to be able to keep warm in such a rudimentary fashion. All the bedrooms and reception rooms face the river and there is a large patio at the front which would be perfect for summer evenings. The beds are comfy and the sheets were pristine. All in all a suburb place where you can escape the monotony of the every day and enjoy the basics. Go...you won't be disappointed...just don't expect underfloor heating but do expect a warm and characterful cottage that is truly exceptional.
I booked the cottage this year with my friends to celebrate New Years (I had also stayed here with my family two weeks previously and decided it would be the perfect New Years location). The location is spectacular on the Estuary of the Dart, the view on opening the curtains every morning changes with the tide and is always breathtaking.
The building itself is full of character, the living room is comfortable and with the fire going is warm and very cosy. The kitchen is well equipped with all the facilities we needed with a good cooker, washing machine and dishwasher.
A 2 minute walk along the beach is a lovely pub, with a great atmosphere, good food and we found out - now offering takeaways and only a 10 minute drive from supermarkets in Dartmouth.
Will hope to be wanting to book the cottage up for many years to come.
This is the most beautiful holiday cottage in a idyllic location right on the estuary. From the outside this cottage is picture postcard perfect and an ideal location for a summer holiday.
We loved driving up the beach!
I really struggled with the inside of the cottage and we actually cut our holiday short because we were struggling so much. It was extremely dark and dingy and we could not make it brighter. The lamps were very low wattage and although this is atmospheric you do need to be able to see! It was very cold upon arrival and there were only 4 logs left. You definitely need to take logs during the winter.
I think if there were a family of 8 you would really struggle for hot water - we had no hot water for the first day and it was far from relaxing.
This is the most expensive holiday cottage we have stayed in for this time of year and it was not worth the extra money.
The kitchen and bathrooms were a disappointment - the kitchen cupboards were damp and musty and the downstairs smelt of damp dogs - we sorted this with scented candles.
The bedrooms were comfortable and the linen clean.
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