“Good location to explore the nearby coastal walks and beaches”
My husband and I booked this cottage almost a year to the date if arriving having been cancelled due to lockdowns ...
My husband and I booked this cottage almost a year to the date if arriving having been cancelled due to lockdowns.
Being key workers and not having had a holiday for a year we were very much looking forward to a chilled out week and peace and quiet of the small village.
6 days before arriving we received a call from the cottage company overseeing the property to be told that there were building works going on next door Monday to Friday. You can imagine our disappointment to be told this at such short notice
On arriving at the property, the builders were building a new house with angle grinder and cement mixer going.
We settled into the cottage- lovely inside and a lot bigger than we expected.
Nice to have the small lounge with log burner for the evenings- perfect for us as a couple as only a 2 seater sofa. We tried to get onto the internet and WiFi to no avail and reported it. Unfortunately this could not be sorted for the whole week we were there.
Kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal- we usually eat out but due to restrictions weren’t able to do this only outside eating and evenings very chilly.
We slept in the master bedroom upstairs for one evening but found it too light as only slatted blinds and no black out curtains- bed very comfortable and lots of storage. Next night we slept in the downstairs bedroom off the conservatory much better and quieter not being woken by building works. Again lots of cupboard space and comfortable bed.
Just a few things to note which we reported- very sensitive smoke detectors in kitchen and upstairs- goes off every time oven is opened and using the toaster- reported this and suggestion to change to head sensitive alarms.
Lovely bath upstairs but very low water pressure and takes an age to run.
The shower in the downstairs bathroom very small- we found it a struggle to wash hair etc without being wedged in and we are both average build.
The cottage is on the main road and quite noisy when sitting in the garden weekend when building works not going on. The building works have a long way to go next door before completion.
Nice touch on arrival with a welcome tray of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, scones, cream and jam plus a bunch of flowers
I am sure once works are completed next door that you will have a very relaxing holiday- something we planned on having but sadly not meant to be. We did find the cottage very comfortable and a great location to explore coves, bays and coastal walks