Mr MCGHEE September 2023
We were just two mature adults with a small dog, stayed for a week. It is so quiet, and a really lovely spacious house with a John Lewis’s look and feel, with classy furnishings and loads of pieces of art. With a Fantastic kitchen and so much stuff for good cooks. The pictures don’t show the true size of the large living areas all upstairs. The bed linen is really nice and the owner was very generous to leave lots of extras. The Garden is dog safe and the parking easy. The neighbours couldn’t be seen or heard.
Mrs Hess July 2023
We have just had a wonderful two-week stay at the Dairy. Where to start? The house was very well equipped, with plenty of room for a large family (we have three kids aged 7-15, so need indoor space!) Lots of comfortable beds, and seating, inside and out. The kids loved the hammock (when the sun managed to come out), and there were horses in a neighbouring field, with lovely owners who allowed our kids to spend a bit of time feeding and petting their animals. There was lots of parking around the property as well, and it wasn't difficult to find at all.
Highlights were our visits to Bude (just 10-15 minutes away), Tintagel (which was very busy and touristy, but still worth the visit), and the Hidden Valley puzzle park, which we all enjoyed and would return to.
The house was spotless when we arrived, and the housekeeper was very helpful when we contacted her.
Would definitely recommend this property for a family holiday. It felt like a home from home.
Mr Dickinson October 2022
Mrs Karbaron September 2022
*DO NOT STAY HERE*
While this cottage is beautiful on the eye, what cannot be overstated enough was the repugnant smell of dog urine that greeted us upon entry, originating from the master bedroom and drifting through into the hallway and bathroom. The housekeeper (whom we contacted) was most apologetic, stating she felt physically sick herself upon entry into the cottage, and how she'd hoped that after scrubbing the carpets and leaving all the windows open it would alleviate the odour. To our astonishment, despite a sign asking guests to "please clean up after your pooch", and clear instructions that pets weren't permitted in the bedrooms, the irony was that it was the owner staying here before us with a dog she was looking after that was responsible for the smell. How despicable that it is deemed suitable to a let a property of that condition out for any amount of money, let alone what we paid.
Classic Cottages were most apologetic and to be fair were really communicative with us. Originally we were told the owner suggested the odour could be from the drain, and then that the carpets had been shampooed after her stay. A load of gobbledygook that didn't sit well with us. The owner then apparently acknowledged that the carpets needed to be changed, but that should have been done prior to accepting our booking and payment, only to have to sleep in the second bedroom on single beds pushed together. After our return, we were then told a plumber had attributed the problem to a drain, but when i asked to see the plumbers report the owner was unwilling to cooperate, leading me to believe this was untrue. We are currently in the process of contacting enviromental health regardign this property.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are so sorry that your stay was disrupted. As discussed, the smell you experienced was down to a plumbing issue which resulted in this odour, there was no evidence of dog urine. We can only apologise and of course the owner did offer a full refund if you wanted to cancel or a discount if you wanted to stay - we are glad that you opted to continue with your break. We hope to welcome you to another Classic Cottage in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Coombes August 2022
A very pleasant and stylish cottage which the whole family loved. The beds were very comfortable. The location was very convenient to get to local attractions and beaches.
Mrs Owen July 2022
Lovely barn, clean comfortable and a gorgeous place to stay. Very handy for Widemouth Beaxg and Bude but quiet and away from the crowds.
Mrs Welfare September 2021
The Dairy is beautifully fitted out and in a lovely peaceful location. We appreciated the use of frosted glass, stonework and fencing to make the individual properties as private as possible. It has a decent sized fenced garden and nice terrace ideal for enjoying sundowners. The kitchen was well-equipped and spacious with a super large table perfect for all the family to sit around with space to plug in laptops etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Harris August 2021
A lovely well thought out cottage which provided the perfect jumping off point to enjoy all that the area had to offer.
Mr Woods June 2021
A stunning property with exceptional finishes and character throughout. Very well equipped kitchen. The pictures do not do it justice! Short drive to beaches and shops.
Mrs Lee May 2021
This cottage was even more than home from home, exceptional in every way. Great location, quiet but the beautiful north coast beaches, coastal paths and local pubs etc easy to access.
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