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“Clean, comfortable, well equipped, cosy and peaceful.”
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Bay Retreat Villas
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Clean, comfortable, well equipped, cosy and peaceful.”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Ok, so the villa's are situated on a slightly run down looking holiday park but being in their own little cul-de-sac you wouldn't know. On arrival we collected our key from the keysafe with no problems. Some reviewers have mentioned that the exterior of the villas is a little drab compared with the photo's, but as they were probably taken when the villa's were built in 2008 a bit of weathering over 5 years is to be expected.
Anyway, you definitely can't judge a book by it's cover as the inside of our villa (24) was very well maintained. The carpet and bathroom suites looks like new, the general furnishings in very good condition, and the bedding and towels very clean and good quality. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook and eat a meal, as well as a fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There's a Londis on site, right next to the villas, which sells all the essentials. Our villa has a shower over a bath in the upstairs bathroom, with plenty of hot water, and there's also a separate cloakroom downstairs. Both bedrooms are a good size, the twin especially spacious. It was very quiet, during the day and night, and we all slept very well. The small garden area at the back feels private, and if it had been sunny we would definitely have used it, but as it's mid November we stayed indoors when we weren't out exploring the Cornish coast and the heating kept us warm and cosy.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed for three nights through travelzoo offer. Absolute bargain considering three course meal at beaucliffes was thrown in. We were a little bit concerned when we arrived at a holiday park but the area where the villas are is nice. The villas were modern and spotless and fully equipped with everything that you'd need. Dog friendly was a bonus. Location good (let's face it you have to drive everywhere in Cornwall!) to explore from. We were starting to get a little twitchy about the security deposit being returned, as there is no paperwork when you check in stating any known damage and the property isn't inspected or signed off as OK in your presence when you leave which would be more formal, professional and reassuring. We left the place spotless and took photos just in case of dispute but deposit just been returned ten days after departure.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

A small contingent of chicks arrived for a hen weekend and overall we were really impressed with the standard of the accommodation. The villa's themselves are fresh and neutral and have a full compliment of kitchenware. The beds are comfortable and clean and well kept and the carpets are spotless- always a good indication of attention for detail. My only concerns were when I found a (singular) flea hopping around-(could easily have come in via the garden) on the sofa- however, the place does allow pets and the pull-out sofa beds were really grim- pet hair, dusty and rather stale-I wouldn't sleep on them at all. I'd advise folks to bring a blow-up bed as there's plenty of room in the living area. Just a note- the place has no internet and zero reception for Vodafone or orange -O2 was ok - outside.

We booked our deal via travelzoo and for the price I would say it is a fantastic deal. We dined at Beaucliffs restaurant as part of the deal and the food was very high quality as was the service. Though be aware it cost us £70.00 return for a taxi from the villa as it's about 20mins away- however, that was for 7 of us and given the steal of the overall price -easily acceptable.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We booked a long weekend via Secret Escapes, and being out of season it was very cheap. When we turned up we found our key in the coded safe box like promised and let ourselves in (two couples). We were very impressed when we turned up, the place was spotless. We arrived at night so couldn't really see the outside of the building at that stage. Over the course of the weekend, a hen group moved into the villa next to ours, they were very noisy but could only be heard when in the garden, the walls are either very thick or have excellent sound padded so they didn't ruin our visit at all (through disturbed sleep). The location was great for exploring Padstow, Newquay etc. The outside of the "villa" was a little rough in places but we didn't really notice it at all. Had a great trip to Padstow and Bay Retreat Villas played their part.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a 3 day break for two adults and three teenagers. Outside of villas is a bit weather beaten but the inside of our villa was spotless. Really impressed with size of rooms and storage and loved the airiness of the balcony in the main bedroom and two sets of French doors downstairs. Garden was ok for what we needed it for. Overall felt very comfortable while we were there, plenty of space, lovely and clean and great location. Would definitely use again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Neath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

It is obvious when you arrive that the professional photos were taken when the villas were new. The externals have not been maintained and looks extremely shabby when you arrive, this is in addition to the realisation that you have entered a 1970s chalet park.

The villas themselves are spotless inside although the plastic brown sofa wasn't very inviting to sit on and I think we had the short straw on allocation cause there wasn't a garden as such to sit out in as it was extremely small and backed onto the road and chalet park, with a plastic table and chairs. We didn't want to spend too much in the 'villa' and as such we left a day early.

On a positive note It is a great location.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed here for a few days in mid July 2013, with our three teenagers, and had a fantastic time. The villa was spotless, with everything you could wish for in terms of facilities and equipment. We loved the little garden where you could have breakfast and lunch in the sunshine, it was a treat having two TVs, including one in our bedroom and it was a pleasure coming in to this cool contemporary villa, after visiting various beautiful beaches nearby or having dinner in local restaurants, including Rick Stein's Cornish Arms in St Merryn. It was great having a little supermarket on site and handy having a Tesco just outside Padstow. There is a tennis court too. We really enjoyed the complimentary dinner at Beaucliffe's Restaurant at the Porth Veor Manor Hotel - we had brilliant service here from charming waiting staff and delicious food - all included in our break! We also had brilliant service from Tracey Chapman, the manager on site, who couldn't have been more helpful (eg providing an i-pod charger for our daughter and a compressor for our flat tyre, along with useful advice and local knowledge as did the gardener). Also, Marie and Vicky were most helpful when we were booking our holiday. The weather was amazing, with 30 degree sunshine - why go abroad? Thank you all, we can't wait to come again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Bay Retreat Villas
Address: St. Merryn Holiday Village, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8QA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow > St Merryn
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Speciality Lodging in St Merryn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Retreat Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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