From making a booking enquiry until the day we checked out, Shelly and Olly made us feel so welcome.
Even though I booked months in advance, Shelly took time to give me recommendations and suggested I book a restaurant early for a Thursday night in high season - she wasn’t wrong! We witnessed several parties being turned away without reservation from a few restaurants.
We stayed in cabin one which was exactly as pictured with the most stunning views down to the harbour. There are only two rooms which adds to the feeling of exclusivity and privacy. The rooms don’t lock from the outside but we didn’t have any concerns about that - guests are asked to ensure the main external door is locked, just as you would at home.
One thing I noticed is how quiet it is at night - we slept wonderfully in the huge bed.
The accommodation is just beautiful but it’s Shelly’s hospitality that really made the experience for us. On the first day at breakfast Shelly asked for our tea and sauce choices, on the second day we didn’t need to say a thing - I had a pot of earl grey brought over and my husband’s brown sauce was at the table before we even sat down.
Similarly, when I asked to borrow an iron, Shelly offered to iron my dress that hadn’t travelled well and my husband’s ‘fresh out of the packer’ shirt. They were hanging beautifully in our room when we returned from our walk.
We borrowed a local walking guide and Shelly filled up our water bottles took the time to explain the reality of the hilly terrain, meaning we modified our route and I didn’t keel over!
We also made use of the guest lounge and garden - both relaxing spaces where we were never disturbed or made to feel like intruders. Shelly even offered us fizz glasses if we decided to open a bottle in the sunshine.
The secure onsite car park was important for us- once we parked up we didn’t use the car again until we left, despite the hills.
Appletree guest house is like no other we’ve ever had the pleasure to stay in. Shelly and Olly are genuinely nice people who made us feel like old friends and if we stay in Dartmouth again, we’ll definitely stay here!
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