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“A delight in North Devon”

Review of Hillsview - OC112

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Very good
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Croyde, Braunton, Devon, England

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masonwes
leicester
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice cottage inside - description and photo's are misleading! ”
Reviewed 16 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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We had a nice holiday in Croyde, we are regular visitiors to the area and have rented multiple properties so are generally aware and comfortable with what you get for your money.
This was a nice cottage and if anyone is of any doubt when the description says centrally located do not be confused this is slap bang in the middle of croyde, irrespective of the photo's making it appear rural.
The cottage itself is nice, it's quaint but not high spec luxury, if you're used to that. The garden is large and was great for our dogs.
On the downside I appreciate that the owners/agents have to sell the cottage in its best light but the photo's and description are misleading and omit key points.

1) We changed booking from a cottage in arguably a better location to get off-road parking for our 3 cars. The listing says there is off road parking for 3 cars and road parking for more, this is frankly not true. If you use part of the garden there is just room for 2, see photo's. You'd also be very lucky to get a on road parking on the extremely busy road/cul de sac.

2)No where in the photo's or description does it talk about the cottage being located directly next to a camp site and specifically the busy camp site wash room(basically a caravan). If you timed it right you can see right into the showers it's that close. There is a gate backing on to camp site and repeatedly we had people trying to access the cottage garden or just generally being nosey. It's not really peaceful or make for a comfortable stay.

3)nor did the listing talk about or show all of the apartments and the Seat garage that over look the cottage and garden. Nor does it mention the leaflets next to the gate that encourage people to stop and stair at the cottage whilst you're sat in the garden. Hardly private or relaxing, frankly it felt like a breach in privacy and drove our dogs nuts.

Overall like I said inside the cottage is nice however I feel like it was miss-sold and you don't get what you pay for!

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Angus H
2 reviews
“A delight in North Devon”
Reviewed 7 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Centrally located premises in the heart of an old North Devon Village. A haven for surfers, but also for those who simply want to walk and cycle and stay dry (weather dependant). The countryside is magnificent, the coast line dramatic, the views on a clear day exquisite .
The accommodation was practical, homely and very comfortable. The owner was most helpful and the agents (Ocean Cottages) were efficient, helpful and patient.
Being a dog friendly premises enhanced the whole experience as our friends hounds were able to join in and add to a very relaxing break away. Local pubs and restaurants were not a disappointment, but further afield in Georgeham and Braunton other good restaurants available. I defy anyone NOT to fall in love with North Devon, a lot of people a leafy are, which would account for some excess traffic on the roads in Peak periods, so plan ahead! A great stay. Thank you.

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Liked best: Re living my childhood
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2015
We are so glad you had a wonderful stay with Ocean Cottages.
Thank you for your review.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Ocean Cottages soon.
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Charles V
Hausen am Albis, Switzerland
1 review
“Great family holiday by the sea, close to all amenities”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Hills View is set in the centre of busy Croyde ( in Summer) with convenient access to the shop, post office, bakery, family pub , restaurant and sufing shops. The visiting Markets are just across the road and the beach is accessible via the footpath by the bakery ( 10 mins walk) or along the road up the hill ( parking available) although this is busy. The Cottage is well equipped and has everything you need to feel like a home for your stay, complete with reclining chairs and sofas in the lounge! We really enjoyed our stay, as did everyone else according to the guest book!

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Liked best: Fully equipped as a home would be
Liked least: Views of the Garage, public toilets and mobile homes from the house
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you had such a great holiday. It's pleasing to hear that you found the access to local amenities so good. We hope to welcome you back to Ocean Cottages again soon.
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Di P
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely cottage, gorgeous garden, fab location”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Super place to stay. This cottage was well equipped and super clean. Lots of space for 6. The best location in the village.

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Liked best: The garden
Liked least: The shower downstairs
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
18 Jul 2014
We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Hills View. We hope to welcome you back to Ocean Cottages in the future.
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Arthur H
Ascot, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sublime, all boxes ticked in as excellent/good,and Good PR for Ocean Cottages.”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Having stayed at a property that was minus 4 stars two years ago, Croyde in general was the last place on the planet I wanted to vist, however my Grandson likes surfing so it was with trepidation that I booked with Ocean Cottages taking on the lease of Hills View who assured me that my fears would not be repeated. Oceans Cottages deserve full marks (20/10!) for the attention paid to me which can only be a reflection of the high standard that they have set themselves. Hills View is a highly recommend property.
We shall certainly use Ocean Cottages again, and if available "Hills View".
However, greater attention to detail on the part of Ocean Cottages to that of the Terms and Conditions is a must espcially to the written English Language concerning the handover proeedures.

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Liked best: Staff assurance that they only dealt with the
Liked least: The Weather (Rain and more Rain), but it was Seasonable for November- Half Term.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
29 Dec 2013
Absolutely delighted that Ocean Cottages, Hills View and Croyde all lived up to your expectations and that your grandson enjoyed the surfing! We always strive to offer excellent, personal attention to detail throughout the booking service and endeavour to ensure that when you leave the holiday cottage at the end of your stay that you feel that you would like to return. We would be delighted to welcome you back and as you discovered, Croyde is beautiful throughout the year!
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