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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Barnstaple, Devon, England

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SM_Botter
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A lot of cottage for your money”
Reviewed 29 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We spend just under a week inside this cottage, which truly was the most quiet we've ever been to -the only thing you hear are the birds in the garden! There's a lot of space both inside and outside the house, which makes it ideal for (larger) families to visit. The communication with the owner was fast and clear. Because of the multiple bedrooms, there is a selection of beds to choose from (of course we've tried them all :-), and although the quality of the beds was overall good we have had better. The large spaceous kitchen is the proud and joy of the house, and really has everything you need to prepare a meal. Finally, there's a "games room" which features a Wii, board games and toys for kids.

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Liked best: The amount of space inside the house, the private garden, the large parking space, the quiet location
Liked least: Some of the beds could do with a new mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Glen T
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Thought of everything”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed here in April 2015. We were with 5 adults (one elderly), 2 toddlers, a baby and a dog! The owner has thought of everything. From a fully equipped kitchen to games for inside and out. The whole place just feels very homey. I would not hesitate to stay again if I was in the area.

The ONLY disappointing thing for us was the shower situation. When you're all trying to get out and have to use the showers one at a time, it is a little frustrating. I would highly recommend they look at getting this sorted as it was the only blight in an otherwise fantastic stay.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dellaph_K...
London UK
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126 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“So good we're doing it again”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Our group comprises four men on our tenth annual golf tour. We stayed at Marsh Cottage for week but by the second day were already planning to return next year. The cottage is three or four miles from Barnstable and Bideford and the only local amenity is The Hunters Inn. We walked across the fields to the inn on two evenings and travelled to outstanding restaurants in Westward Ho (Moran's Thai) and Abbotsham (The Thatched Inn) on two others but otherwise stayed in. The cottage is fully equipped with an excellent range cooker and all facilities. The rooms are comfortable, the log-burning fire welcome and the three bathrooms make everything very pleasant. One bedroom has bunk beds but these accommodate adults easily unless over six foot. The two showers are electric and we co-ordinated them to use only one at a time, or they run cold but this is a minor issue. This is top drawer accommodation and I am already booking for 2016. For golfers, the location is perfect for Saunton (just marvellous), RND (love this course) and Ilfracombe (hilliest course I have ever played but lots of fun).

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Liked best: Fully equipped, welcoming cottage
Liked least: Use one shower at a time
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Clark D
Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a wonderful place to stay.”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Marsh cottage is the sort of place you wish you owned. It is a wonderful house with every possible facility and need catered for. The area is stunning with many nice walks around the house and beautiful beaches a short car journey away.
Each time we have stayed we have had a great time with energetic days out and then relaxing evenings in front of the log burner with a drink or two.
I would not hesitate to book again -we love it there!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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bamboodoo...
Taunton
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing stay in beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Had an amazing stay in this beautiful cottage. The accommodation is wel located for trips out to beautiful places like Barnstaple, Instow, Appledore and Bideford.
The cottage is spacious yet intimate with a log burner in the sitting room providing a lovely atmosphere in the evenings. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could want.
Lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend to couple or families.

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