“You have found a great place to stay” advises the card merchant sticker on the door when you arrive, and it is not wrong, although it is probably understating it somewhat.
From the moment we arrived, to be greeted with tea and a home made cake, to the time we left very early one morning to find a packed lunch waiting on the stairs since we were leaving so early, Julie and Kevan were the perfect hosts.
The sat nav for this property will likely lead you down the correct road but probably then leave you half way along it but keep going for what turned out for us to be another mile or so and you will find a well signposted entrance gateway on the right just passed a left hand junction, leading to a driveway and ample parking.
We tend to keep ourselves to ourselves most of the time so we only saw our hosts at check in or breakfast but when we did they were delightful and very talented in the kitchen, for breakfast anyway, although we didn’t take advantage of the offer of an evening meal from one of two set menus that were offered ahead of our arrival.
Conversation at breakfast was easy flowing and informative with Kevan providing some local knowledge to assist us on our travels each day.
The house itself is impeccable and very well appointed, and if it were mine I would certainly not be inviting other people to share in its splendour!
Our room, Bell Rock, was a first floor room in the eaves (but with no impact on the usability of the room) with a spacious bathroom with shower over, and views across the fields that surround the house.
The cleanliness all round was second to none.
Breakfast is selected the night before from the menu and ready for you moments after you arrive at the time you choose on the menu card. We sampled a few different options during our stay and they were all without fault - my recommendation would be the omelette with onion and mushroom which was sublime, but everything we tried was first class. There are juices etc. for you to help yourself, coffee or tea served and refilled as required and a selection of delicious freshly made and in fact still warm bread for you to help yourself to.
Other than what is covered above, we were off doing our own thing most of the time.
The only criticisms I could level are those driven by personal preference - pillows too hard for my liking (but being aware of my fussiness in this area I take my own) and the house was incredibly hot (easily resolved with a thermostatic value of the radiator which you are invited to adjust to preference). Neither was raised with Julie or Kevan as they were both so easily remedied without the need for any fuss and both caused by my particular preferences and not things that were wrong or lacking in any way.
The house decor, eclectic as it is does have some themes - books, salmon (unsurprisingly) and lovely compass indicators marked in key locations so you always know where to expect the next inspiring sunrise or sunset from - and it all comes together to create a lovely home in which every single thing is done to the highest order, that the hosts have kindly elected to share with those fortunate enough to have found it in an overcrowded and sometimes misleading marketplace.
Thank you both for letting us come to stay in your amazing home, and we hope to return in the future to visit yet more lighthouses...
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Response from Julie Da Bell, Owner at Salmon Landings
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you both so much for an amazing review, we could not ask for more. Very pleased you enjoy the stay with us. although we only got to chat over breakfast it was a pleasure to look after you, perfect guest. If you ever this way in the future we sincerely hope we are able to welcome you back? Thank you again and take good care of each other, be happy and enjoy the adventure of being married. Vest best wishes and regards Julie and Kevan
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