My sister booked this holiday home for a family holiday, ten of us in total, for a joint celebration for her birthday and my other sister's birthday. We knew from looking at the website that it would be amazing, and were very excited for our holiday. The photos don't do it justice - from the moment we arrived we just loved it! There is parking on the driveway for up to 6 cars, which was good for us as there were 4 cars in our party. Andrea the owner was in touch with us before the stay to find out what combination of beds we would like, as some of the rooms can be either double/king, or twin beds, depending on requirements. There are 6 bedrooms in total, 2 on the ground floor share an en-suite, and one of these also has a dressing area. 2 extremely large and spacious upstairs at either end of the house, both with en-suite and one with a luxurious Jacuzzi bath! This was a lovely treat after a day's walking!
2 more bedrooms upstairs. All bedrooms are fully furnished with lovely soft beds, all very clean and tidy. THey all include wardrobes and other furniture such as dressing tables or cupboards, bedside tables etc. The two large bedrooms upstairs include dressing areas.
Off the entrance hall downstairs is a den/playroom, another bonus as the youngsters (and some adults) enjoyed playing on the playstation in this room. It was also useful for my nephew when he had some homework to do!
Further round is the very large lounge, which includes two separate seating areas, flat screen TV and a DVD player with a good selection of DVD's. There is also a stereo.
The kitchen is huge, including a central island, a range cooker and a large fridge/freezer. There is plenty of cupboard space and many utensils and appliances, plus ample crockery and cutlery. The utility room and downstairs WC are an added bonus for large groups like ours, we were able to do some washing and tumble drying during the stay.
The dining area of the kitchen includes a large table that will easily accommodate 12 people, there is a flat screen TV and doors out in to a garden with patio area, including outside table and chairs.
There is a large family bathroom downstairs with a huge bath and a separate shower cubicle, 2 sinks and a toilet.
The house is finished off to a high standard, everything is clean and tidy, it is very spacious and perfect for large groups, including children and adults. Andrea contacted us during the week to check if everything was ok, and again after we left.
The house is in walking distance to the coast, just about a mile, and there is an ice cream shop and café down in Cresswell. The pub is called The Plough, which is approx. 20 minutes walk and this serves very good meals, and Sunday Dinner.
You won't be disappointed if you book this holiday home, We are now looking at when we can book it again so that we can have a return visit!
Perfect place to spend time with friends. More than enough room for the 12 people it holds to sit comfortably both in dining area and living area. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and the welcome pack with chocolates and wine was a lovely touch. Although the surroundings were absolutely luxurious( I wandered around pretending it was mine) we all still felt totally relaxed. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need and more than enough glasses, cups etc. The owners have a very informative information book for anything you need, including what bins to use etc. We all had fantastic nights sleep in the biggest and most comfortable beds ever! Even though it was January we still sat in garden which I imagine in summer must be a suntrap. Nice 5 mins walk to a lovely beach and in other direction local pub was very friendly! We will definetly visit here again and have already had friends enquiring about it! Its a must go!
We visited here as a surprise for my mams 60th birthday and we were absolutely blown away by the sheer size of this place. Our party comprised of 6 adults, 1 teenager, 3 children,1 toddler and 2 dogs. The booking process was extremely easy and Andrea was so unbelievably friendly and helpful from the onset, she couldn't of done more to help!!
This house is what dreams are made of, it was perfect for our large family celebration and I think it is very reasonably priced considering the size and luxury accommodation on offer!!
We ventured down to Creswell beach and the kids and dogs loved it, the whole experience was just magical. There are lots of things to do in the area but we didn't feel the need to venture out of this beautiful house. It was packed with board games for both the kids and adults whilst my teenager made the most of the playstation. It was just perfect in every way.
I honestly don't know what to say that hasn't been said before, if you are looking for a family break in cresswell then don't waste your time looking anywhere else, I can't recommend this property enough, rest assured the owner Andrea Davies will bend over backwards to make your stay memorable and enjoyable, I will most certainly be booking to come back again in the very near future and I can't wait!!!!
We are a party consisting of 3 families with 6 adults and 7 children and this was our 10th year anniversary of going away to celebrate New Year. We have become accustomed to staying in luxurious holiday homes around the UK and we wanted somewhere befitting of the occasion and Sea Dreams certainly did that and more for us.
We booked several months in advance and had numerous correspondence with Andrea the owner before arriving,all our queries were met with a prompt and polite response every time. This was demonstrated when the week before we arrived and with Andrea on holiday abroad herself,we requested an extra single foldaway bed which she duly sorted out for us and had it delivered to the house ready for the eldest child in our party to enable him to have his own room away from the younger ones, fantastic service.
On our arrival to Sea Dreams we were honestly blown away,we arrived an hour earlier than planned coinciding with the ladies leaving who had prepared the property for us, they said "get yourselves in there and enjoy", welcoming bottles of wine and shortbread biscuits had been left for us to enjoy and in no time at all we were all settled.The property is gorgeous and no expense has been spared anywhere. As a rule we must have an open plan kitchen so everybody can congregate at meal times and we haven't had a better one. The lounge was fantastic to laze around in, play board games and watch tv, the bedrooms and bathrooms with complimentary shampoos and shower gels were perfect and the garden although not massive was ample enough for all the children to play out in and kick a ball around, for 13 of us there was more than enough room.
At this juncture i must say,as a party of 13 who have been staying away in luxurious holiday homes for a number of years, i think it is impossible and unreasonable to expect any property to be impeccable with so many families coming and going each week, yes there are some minor stains to the plush carpets, and yes there are some scratches inside cupboards and on floor tiles and the house was also a bit cold to start off with but we sorted it out no problem by adjusting the boiler, we would never let these trivial things deter us away from having an amazing time,a certain amount of wear and tear has to be expected.
The surrounding area of Cresswell is very picturesque and peaceful, just how we like it,there are numerous places of interest to visit,all within a short drive away so for us the location was excellent, however we spent most of our time down at the beautiful beach with our children even getting the trunks on and going for a New Years Eve swim in the North Sea !! The beach was only a 10 minute walk away and as were extremely lucky with the weather we went several times for the fresh air and the scenery and to let the kids run up and roll down the countless sand dunes.
We always book a different property each year we go away but the highest compliment i can pay is that we would definitely consider returning to Sea Dreams again and would not hesitate to recommend to other friends and family.
What can you say about this amazing property, it is everything and more! A huge kitchen with every appliance you could wish for, massive dining room table and all done to a high spec! A wonderful large living room with plenty of sitting areas, a snug which even had a PS2 and games wow som much thought has gone into this home! All the bedrooms and bathrooms are again done to a very high standard everyone was so impressed. I even managed to get a good nights sleep my first night which never happens anywhere I stay fab!! We loved it so much we are hoping to book again next year with extended family. Highly recommend this property!