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“Dated but quaint Cottage in lovely surroundings”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Tintagel, Cornwall, England

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Chris N
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“AVOID!! Damp, musty smelling and uncomfortable.”
Reviewed 26 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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My partner and I have recently been having short breaks away and have stayed in many lovely places but had to move out of Coachmans after one very uncomfortable night.

The 'mezzanine ' floor is more of a shelf , is extremely uncomfortable and reached by a ladder which I, as a fit and able person felt was unsafe as it's treads have been so polished with years of use. The so called 'mezzanine' floor was so cramped my partner , who's 5' 3" had to continually stoop to avoid banging her head.

Note that a review in 2012 said the place was 'dated' and personally I would describe it as merely VERY basic 'bunkhouse' type accommodation DEFINITELY NOT a ' romantic , character cottage'.

The only clothes storage is a hanging space by the front door ,which is very inconvenient. We were kept awake through the night by the bathroom fan which kept switching itself off and then on again.The only way of keeping it quiet was to clamber down the ladder to remove the fuse from the fuseboard meaning there were then no lights!

The place is built hard up against the side of the valley, which when we were there was running with water which explains the damp and musty smell as having windows on just one side of the property means it is not possible to properly 'air' the place. Consequently , to clear the musty smell we had to open the front door in the morning to get some amount of fresh air into the place . Not ideal in October !!

We moved out having found a beautiful place with Classic Cottages who we would heartily recommend ..... Unlike Sykes Cottages, and the owner of this very poor accommodation , who are currently both refusing us any refund for the money we have wasted on our ruined holiday in Coachmans . Shameful !!

I have never taken the trouble to write a review before , but I really felt it was necessary to set the record straight about this place, and the poor service I feel we have received from the owner and Sykes Cottages , who it turns out do not inspect their properties ,which I would suggest can then lead to misleading descriptions such as 'Romantic ,Character Cottage' .... ' Coachmans ' is certainly NOT that in my view!!

Buyer Beware , of 'Coachmans' and Sykes Cottages!!

Date of stay: October 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 Jul 2018
Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry you have not been happy with your stay at Coachman's. The owner has confirmed the mezzanine floor is reached by the stair ladder, which is properly and safely secured and maintained. The double bed has a very comfortable mattress, accessible from both sides of the bed. The stair ladder and limited headroom in the bedroom are made clear in the description. There are opening windows in the kitchen, lounge and bedroom, with an extractor fitted to the bathroom window. There is internal insulation throughout and 2 night storage heaters, one with a daytime radiant panel/ boost and a woodburning stove, which combine to keep the cottage warm and dry in all seasons.
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Good base”
Reviewed 25 April 2015 for a stay in September 2014

Stayed in the cottage for 2 weeks. The location is beautiful, however, the interior is dated and could do with an update, that said, it is quite adequate as a base for a stay in the area. There is a ladder to the mezzanine bedroom which has limited headroom. If you are slightly infirm of don't like heights, this is not for you!! It is walkable to Tintagel but only if you are able to walk distances as it is quite a hike. We had glorious weather so got out every day. I would not have enjoyed it so much if we had been stuck in this cottage!

Date of stay: September 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Dated but quaint Cottage in lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 1 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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On arrival the interior of the cottage was very dated however we soon forgot about this once we had settled in. It was clean and the bed was very comfy. PLEASE BE AWARE that the stairs to the Mezzine bedroom is actually a steep wooden ladder and the ceiling in the bedroom is low although my 6ft 3 husband managed for the week !

The owner (although not very talkative !) was very polite and didn't bother us all week but is on hand in the cottage next door if you need anything. The cottage itself is not within walking distance of Tintagel town but is only a min in the car down the road.The kitchen had everything you could ask for in it for self catering right down to the utensils.

The grounds are lovely with the river running through the garden and if you follow the path through the back of the garden you can then walk right up to a cafe and a waterfall (although you cannot see the waterfall unless you pay !)

All in all we were glad we stayed in Tintagel and would say the garden/stream made up for the dated decor inside the cottage. If you are using it only as a base then this would suit your needs,

Date of stay: June 2012
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Liked best: The garden and stream
Liked least: The outdated interior and no window in the bathroom
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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California, USA
Reviewed 26 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Date of stay: August 2011
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