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“A tarnished gem”
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400 Year Old Cottage
Country Kitchen
Modern Appliances
Breakfast Bar and Bespoke Window Seats
42in Flat Screen TV with Sky TV and DVD
Large Comfortable Sofa
Cosy Inglenook Fireplace
2nd  Flat Screen TV with Basic Sky Channels
Snug Lounge with Inglenook Fireplace - Grown Up Get Away  and  Chill Zone
Master Bedroom with King Size Bed Bed Linen,Pillows and Towels are Provided for all Guests
On-suite Matching Sinks and Walk in Shower - Heated Shelf
Small Double Bed Room
Bunk Beds with a High Sleeper and  Double Sofa Bed
Modern Family Bathroom
Large Bath and Shower
New Off Street Parking
Barn - Wet Play facility with Table Tennis & Darts
Sunset Over Lundy Island
4 Miles of Golden Sands
Surfers Paradise
Ilfracombe Harbour
Damien Hirst's Verity. A bit rude … a bit weird.
St Calixtus Church
The Local Pub
Exmoor National Park
Just Half An Hour Drive
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Woolacombe, Devon, England

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Chris C
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A tarnished gem”
Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Leigh cottage is a charming building that's decorated and equipped to a high standard. The kitchen in particular has all the mod cons so is a pleasure to cook in, although the only thing we noticed it lacking is normal baking trays, leading to us cooking chips in cup cake trays - but it was no biggie. The village of west down isn't classically pretty like some but it grows on you and is very quiet with a great pub and attractive church. If you have kids we'd recommend snaking through the quaint streets to the community field, we went at sunset after the pub and it was fab. The only slight downside is that the church bells sometimes ring every hour on the hour, all through the night, although they are quite quiet. Apart from that the village is the epitome of calm and silence, lovely.

Unfortunately the cottage is being let down a little by a lack of basic care and attention. The garden is unkempt with long grass and weeds, brambles growing where they shouldn't. As for the house itself, broken blind cords that mean you have to manually roll the blinds by hand and in the lounge both the Sky and TV remotes weren't working. When we got there it barely looked Iike the place had been cleaned, the sofa had the indentations of whoever had been sitting on it last (how hard is it to fluff up some cushions?) and there was a wet towel hanging on the back of our bedroom door. Something someone if they had cleaned the house properly would have surely noticed. On top of all the toilet in the en suite didn't flush, something we checked before using because the last couple of reviews (on another site) had called out. To be fair the owner did call the plumber in after we complained but arranging plumber visits wasn't something I was planning on doing while on the beach at Woolacombe....

As all the above points have been raised in previous reviews (on this and other sites) and should literally take an hour or two to sort out, I can only come to the conclusion that the management company need a swift kick up the backside to get it done. It's a shame as it's spoiling what otherwise would be a 5 star cottage, which is a beautiful building being let down by humans. Shame. Apart from that it's absolutely lovely.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Hi and I'm sorry your stay wasn't 100%.
It's always best to report these types of issue at the time so they can be rectified timely so as not to to diminish your stay or leave you feeling disappointed. This is our first 3* review on Tripadvisor and I'm sorry and upset that we let you down.

I've sent in a contractor and repaired all the blinds and wobbly table leg (it just needed tightening up) and the SKY TV remotes have been checked and are now working in each room.

Our Summer schedule of garden maintenance starts after Easter with visits every fortnight from the maintenance company, again I'm sorry the grass was not cut in time for your stay.

On our hospitality App (everyone gets an invite to use it) we detail whats included and whats not included in the cottage. Our welcome pack usually includes a complimentary bottle of champagne and of course dish cloths and tea towels are supposed to be provided. I will find out from the house keeper why this wasn't the case for your stay, apologies once again.

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Alex L
Meols, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Holiday in a Wonderful Cottage”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed for a short break near Woolacombe to get some surfing in. It is a very well equipped cottage but still feels cosy.

Would recommend anyone to stay here.

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Liked best: Surfing
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Friends
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William W
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Superb in every way. Our family of four (two children 11 & 9), enjoyed the Easter weekend here. The location was perfect for exploring any of the north Devon coastline but also tucked away so you felt properly away from it all. The house itself is delightfully appointed with a mix of all mod cons in a traditional way. Rooms are all clean and airy. Beds and sofas are all comfortable (a bonus for my princess's).
Shower is powerful and hot. Open fire made my wife excited!!
If we decide to come back to this part of the world again we would not hesitate to stay here.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
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