Tinkers Cottage is a real home from home, well equipped, quiet but close to all amenities, the owner is very friendly and helpful and has been looking after us for all the years we have been going there. Highly recommended, we visit two or three times a year and have never had a problem!
The cottage itself is a lovely well equipped with plenty of room, plenty of parking is available.
Broadband speed is about 10mbps there is little or no mobile phone coverage so wifi calling is a must if your phone has it. We are on EE and 02.
A couple of things really annoyed us about the stay.
1.) The cottage is not where Tripadvisor says it is. The TripAdvisor map says its in Bigbury-on-sea a 9min walk from the beach which we thought was perfect for us the dog and my elderly parents. Not knowing the area you have to assume the map is correct. We tried to google street view the area but it was unavailable due to being a private road.
It turns out the cottage is in Bigbury village itself a 50min walk from the beach which means driving to get there every time.
All the TripAdvisor email correspondence states Bigbury-on-sea.
Don't get me wrong in some parts it does say Bigbury village but we had to go with the map as we don't know the area. The actual cottage is 2 miles away from where the map says it is.
We felt lied to.
2.) This is the first time I've stayed at a cottage where you are asked to pay for WiFi using an honesty box, I think it recommends paying £2 an hour. I can understand paying for phone calls because they will be an extra charge to owner but Wifi should be included in the rental as it is no extra cost to the owner.
Tinkers cottage is equipped to a high specification for a relaxing week in this beautiful unspoilt area of Devon so close to Bigbury on Sea ...a great spot for surfing. The cottage provides a restful home from home environment and what an amazing view of the sea from the twin bedroom. This is one of our favourite areas and having found such a perfect cottage we will I am sure be back.
The cottage is lovelly and felt like home as soon as we arrived. Well set up dishwasher and washing machine everything you could need