Guest Reviews

5 * Cottage

Rated 5 out of 5

Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage, well equipped and very cosy and warm, in a great location.
Great surroundings and views, friendly locals and welcoming pubs, we will return.
[Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway]

Angela Jones, Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Perfect cottage in a wonderful position.

Rated 5 out of 5

This cottage is the best we have ever stayed in,it was home from home.It was very clean,warm and cosy.We loved the garden which overlooked the village,we had our coffee our there every morning and it was perfect for our greyhound aswell.The coast path was not far away and the shops and eateries in Boscastle were a short stroll away.We did not want to leave this cottage,we wished we had booked for 2 weeks.We have already booked for next year.
[Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway]

Sarah Rodgers, Belper, Derbyshire

Dog friendly, lovely cottage in glorious area

Rated 5 out of 5

We loved it! As you can see from other reviews so did others.
The owners have carefully thought about what is needed in a clean well maintained snug holiday rental. So on arrival there is a most welcome packet of biscuits and a cuppa to be had sat on the sheltered sunny graveled terrace over looking the valley of Boscastle. We really liked that the little bits were included;- salt, pepper, spare tea bags, instant coffee, sugar, dishwasher and washing machine tablets and enough loo rolls and lovely bed linen and towels The accommodation comprises walled patio terrace with steps leading down to parking area and level gated entrance to road. All great for a barbecue. Open entrance porch for boots and walking poles, leading to corridor off which there are doors to lounge, dining room, WC, and a step up to a small well equipped kitchen.A narrow staircase rises up the landing off which doors lead to 2 bedrooms, double and twin single both with good storage, and a roomy bathroom with bath and separate shower.
The area is glorious, great for walking and dogs.The cottage allows direct access to the SW coast path across the fields and it is about 10 mins down into Boscastle, with an uphill return. There is a bus service along the coast which does give some bus walk options.
The only thing I noted was our young collie who does agility could easily leap on the wall and jump down the steps but she had to behave. I still give this 5 stars .
[Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway]

Angela Pinder, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Stunning! Best place we have EVER stayed in

Rated 5 out of 5

Gorgeous home from home. Without doubt the best place we have EVER stayed in. The owners have a superb grasp of what is needed by the weary traveller, providing a starter pack of tea/coffee/milk/biscuits etc, which was a lovely surprise and so very welcome after a very long 6 hour drive.
I was more than impressed with how well equipped the property is, everything is provided, right down to a few washing/dishwasher tabs and best of all (for me anyway) there were tongs and scissors in the drawer. I kept marveling everytime I opened a drawer or cupboard, at how much equipment was provided. Loved that I could iron my special dress to go out for dinner one evening.
Beds are super comfortable and linen (which was also provided) was beautifully laundered and like new.
The courtyard garden was similarly well stocked with two tables, chairs, washing line and a BBQ including coals/lighter fuel/tools, sadly the weather did not permit us to use it this time. Beautifully landscaped and planted, just perfect for my morning cuppa to watch the sun rise and evening glass of wine to watch the sun set.
I have already recommended this property to several friends and family members and am sure we will revisit ourselves in a few years time.
Thank you for a wonderful week x
[Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway]

Tina Draper, Latchingdon, Essex

A lovely cottage in a great position

Rated 4 out of 5

We had a lovely week in Melbourne cottage very homely , clean and well positioned to be able to do lovely walks on your doorstep . Although the garden is lovely it was not secure for our 18 month old pug who could walk through the gates and also jumped over the wall for this reason I can only give it 4 stars.
[Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway]

Tracy Packett, Hemel Hempstead, Herts

Response from Melbourne Cottage

We were sorry to hear that your dog was able to get through the gates. The gaps between the bars are extremely narrow and only the very smallest dogs would be able to do so!

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 35 reviews)
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