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“A cosy tranquil cottage”
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Beer, Seaton, Devon, England

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London, England
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A cosy tranquil cottage”
Reviewed 11 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
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Our favourite spot in Devon a lovely tranquil cottage holiday, very comfortable equipped with all you need in this cosy Starre barn.
We bring our dog Archie and it's ideal for him to sleep in the long heated hallway.
The internet connection has been improved and was good enough to enable me to dial in to my London office via laptop
To do some essential work.
We cooked some local fish and enjoyed our walks into Branscombe and also Seaton.
We have booked again for later in the year.

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R B
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not Fit for Purpose”
Reviewed 27 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
6
people found this review helpful

This tiny cottage was a huge disappointment and simply was not fit for its advertised purpose. The main issues were the lack of cleanliness, the lack of storage and the lack of security. The sofa in the living room was dirty, including having hair on it; not something that you want to sit on. There was no wardrobe or chest of drawers for our clothes. There was a hanging rail in the passage way with a grubby canvas shoe holder. There was a door in the bedroom that led out to a store/junk room full of very dirty objects, garden tools and old paint tins. The outer door was unlocked with just a bolt with which to lock it. The lock on the bedroom door was just a bathroom lock, i.e. could easily be opened from the outside. Finally, the kitchen was very dirty and not fit for preparing food. This cottage cost £630 for the week but was not in a useable condition and we had no option but to leave. The owner of the cottage had nothing to say when we contacted him. Sykes Cottages have shown no empathy and have simply been defensive. Sykes Cottages have given us appalling customer service and I would never use them again or recommend them. I am sure that most of their holiday lets are good and you would expect such a large, successful company to provide good customer service when a problem arises. Sadly, this has not been our experience and they are now ignoring our correspondence since we turned down their offer of £50. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Ladkyis
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Star is born”
Reviewed 13 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Choosing Starre Barn for Mr M's birthday treat was a brilliant thing to do. We loved just about everything to do with the barn. It was warm and inviting when we arrived - and we arrived on what is probably going to be one of the worst days of the year. The wind was howling the rain was coming down in stair-rods. None of that mattered when we had a cuppa and were sitting in the lovely sitting room all snug and warm.
The shower room is lovely, the kitchen is huge - well huge compared to mine, and if I had to find something to complain about it would be the step up into each room from the hall. Mr M has worn out knees and he found the step up and down a bit painful. The bed was sooo comfortable.
The only downside for this internet junky was the difficulty with the wifi. When I first tried to connect there were five, yes that's right five different options and nowhere in the instructions on the shelf did it specifically say which BT thingy was the one to try and connect to. I gave up and decided to ring the number provided to get help but had to wait until the next day because it was so late in the evening. Of course I forgot the next day until it was once again to late to ring and so it went on through the week. So could they write down the exact name of the provider that will be shown on the screen when you try for wifi

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Liked best: The privacy and proximity to the village
Liked least: the wifi - or rather the lack of it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review, we are so pleased that Starre Barn was a great choice for Mr M's birthday! It is wonderful that despite the awful weather, once inside the Barn you were comfortable and warm, ready to enjoy your holiday. We certainly hope that you make a return visit very soon, next time with all the details to take advantage of the WiFi!
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