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“Quiet and relaxing”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Colyton, Devon, England

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Andrew G
Bromsgrove
1 review
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“Quiet and relaxing”
Reviewed 18 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We stayed from 14th - 16th September, booking at the last minute and had a wonderful time. The cottage was well aired, the wood burner was highly efficient in warming the living room in the evening and together with the night storage heaters it was warm to come down to in the mornings. If you are not used to a woodburner, then you might not use the vent systems properly which would mean that you could burn the logs quicker than you intended, but instructions on use are there and easy to follow. The bedroom was large and comfortable and looked out over the church and surrounding countryside.

The surrounding area is quiet and tranquil but you have to remember that it is a working agricultural area and the tractors are a lot bigger than a car so take care along the (narrow) lanes.

Beer is a lovely little coastal village and only 10 minutes drive away (unless encounters with cows and/or tractors slow you down) with good walking and good eating establishments.

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Liked best: Relaxed atmosphere with no pressure.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eric v
Paris, France
1 review
“Charming rural cottage - a great base to explore the South Devon coastline”
Reviewed 12 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Although a bit difficult to find down narrow lanes, we appreciated the quiet rural location in the small village. There were no shops or services in walking distance so you definitely need a car, but it was a great base to explore the Devon coastline. We really liked the coast walk nearby from Beer to Branscombe and the cliffs east of Budleigh Salterton. The cottage was charming with some genuine features like the stone sit in fireplace and beams (although a little bit low in the living room, so anyone tall watch out!) The cottage had been renovated recently and had a new log burning stove which made it quite cosy as we used it most evenings. Everything in the kitchen and bathroom was simple, functional and clean. Beds were comfortable, a baby cot was provided and the eclectic furniture added to the character. Overall we enjoyed our stay and felt it was good value for money.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Log burner
Liked least: Musty smell poor finish
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 Sep 2012
Other guests have enjoyed staying in our spacious character cottage and have liked the pretty, peaceful village location and wonderful views. Because the village is small and away from main roads it does not have shops or a pub; but does offer lovely walks and events in the village hall. The downstairs floors and many of the walls of the cottage have been damp proofed, but in a 250 year old cottage it is impossible to ensure 100% protection. As well as the log burner, storage heaters could have been used to ensure that during the appalling wet weather we have had this August, the cottage remained warm and aired and off peak electricity for these is less than half that for general purpose use. Several additional heaters are also available in the cottage if needed. During the booking process it is made clear that logs and electricity are extras, but these are charged at cost. The trailing cable has been removed. Between lettings the cottage is always thoroughly cleaned and the lawn mown by the owner who greets guests on arrival and provides a tea tray if desired.
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Claudia V
Schiedam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Liked best: De sfeer en de plek van de cottage
Liked least: De natuur was iets te dichtbij: veel spinnen in huis en geen stofzuiger voorhanden
Travelling group: Tieners
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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