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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter break with friends & family at Monkey Tree Cottage. The cottage was tucked away in an idyllic location & was perfect for young children to run around. The facilities were faultless - the rooms were fresh & clean and the bed was so comfy! We had the perfect getaway - with easy access to beautiful beaches around us. Would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank ClaireP1308
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and well situated for the north Devon coast. The bedrooms and bathrooms of a high standard, along with the kitchen. The living room was a good size and had everything required. The Bell Inn pub is only a couple of minutes walk away and well worth a visit or two.

The drive to Monkey Tree is covered in mud, something to bear in mind during the winter months in particular.

There are unfortunately some elements that let the cottage down.

The information book did not enclose such things as, good places to eat in the local vicinity. We have found this to be the norm nowadays in cottages advertised in The Premier Cottages brochure and proves to be very useful. There was no guest review book in Monkey Tree cottage another item we have utilised in the past.

The 'garden' is concrete and should be described as such or maybe as patio area, no grass.

Wi-fi or sould I say what Wi-fi! The Wi-fi did not work in this cottage nor Beech Cottage and Well Cottage. My neighbour of the week staying in Beech Cottage had the same issue and said the guest review book advised of the same problem for the two previous guests.

I text Trudy Priday the evening we arrived to advise of the issue and received a text advising she was not aware of a problem but would get it looked into, initially blaming the weather. Trudy asked one of her friends to look at who was staying in one of the other cottages. It still did not work!

I chased a number of times. On the Wednesday Trudy advised an engineer would visit that day to look at the issue but, 'did not hold out much hope'. I even went to the other cottages over the other side of the complex as did my neighbour - the signal was there one minute and gone the next.

This was the last of heard of Trudy - the Wi-fi did not get fixed. The interesting thing was the family in Beech Tree were receiving pretty similar texts.

During this time Trudy not call, all communication was via text.

But, we did have a great holiday and again the cottage itself was of a high standard.

JW

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank John W
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

We stayed at one of the Penhaven cottages in September and enjoyed it immensely. The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped, with a nice kitchen and dining area. We had breakfast outside in the garden and the only noise we heard was bird song. We enjoyed country walks around Parkham village and we went to Clovelly, which is well worth a visit, and to the beach at Westward Ho! In the evening we went to the Bell pub, which is just around the corner and enjoyed good food and good beer. The Bell was busy and appears to be very popular as there were many diners. We did not get a chance to do everything we wanted to do so another visit is being planned and we will definitely try to stay in the same cottage. I would recommend the cottage to anyone that wants a quiet comfortable break with the options of eating out, in the Bell or eating in and taking long country or costal walks in beautiful countryside.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank EugeneOReilly
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

The hotel is closed at Penhaven but the new owners have 9 wonderful holiday cottages on the site. It is in the North Devon village of Parkham.
The cottages are for self-catering use and the standard is truly fantastic. The location is great being in the Country but yet it is only a few miles away from the coast and the towns of Bideford and Barnstaple.
So convenient for touring North Devon and Cornwall.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank RubyTuesdayDevon
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Reviewed 12 August 2009

We stayed in Yew Tree Cottage, one of the rentals next door to the hotel. It sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms, and is very well appointed, obviously recently renovated.

To be fair, we didn't have much to do with the hotel, other than checking in and out, and buying a bottle of wine to go with dinner one evening. However everyone was helpful and friendly, given that at the time, we had been told they were in administration...

The Bell Inn pub in the village is superb, the food good and the locals quite happy to talk to you.

There were only a couple of niggles. The main living area looks out onto a communal grassy area, with the live in housekeepers directly opposite. So most of the weekend we watched him repairing his car. I know net curtains are kitsch, but they do serve a purpose. And the other thing - why was the DVD player in the bedroom? What if there had been 4 of us, and we'd wanted to use it?

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Anionfan
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