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“Great, open plan family space”

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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Croyde, Braunton, Devon, England

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“Great, open plan family space”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a great week at Driftwood and despite quite a bit of rain, the cottage's well designed communal space meant there was room for everyone. A well appointed new kitchen, large dining table and full width bi-fold doors onto the garden area made for a really sociable space. The location is ideal too, right in the centre of Croyde.

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Liked best: Lovely sociable living/dining space
Liked least: shower was a bit small
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Thank you for you lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. We hope to welcome you back to Ocean Cottages in the future. Ocean Cottages Team.
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1 review
“So comfortable”
Reviewed 19 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We've rented a number of places in Croyde and this one topped them all. Fantastic property, kids loved making dens in the garden house

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2016
Thank you for you lovely review.
We are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed Driftwood.

We hope we can welcome you back to Ocean Cottages sometime in the future.

Ocean Cottages Team.
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Denise B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delightful stay in a lovely part of Devon”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The accommodation was lovely and clean and all was as per the description. Lovely spacious open plan kitchen/diner/lounge and absolutely everything you could possibly need. Bathroom a good size and includes a bath. The ensuite is a trifle snug but serves its purpose. Beds were very comfortable and the decor and bedding were lovely. We requested a cot and highchair for our granddaughter and they were supplied, further charge for cot. The outside space was good we used the decking a lot at the end of the day to relax after busy days. The bungalow is fantastically situated just off of Croyde high street and a short stroll to the beach. The scones from the little grocery store were the best I have ever tasted My only negative comment would be that the fridge in the kitchen, there is another in the 'super shed' outside, did not keep things as cold as you would expect as I don't think the door closes properly. All in all a lovely place to stay, thank you.

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Liked best: The openness of the living space
Liked least: The ensuite
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
7 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for leaving this wonderful review. We are so glad to hear you had such a lovely stay. We value our guest’s feedback immensely and we will most certainly pass your comments onto the owner of the property. We do hope to welcome you back to Ocean Cottages in the future.
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clare_red...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Driftwood - lovely house VERY child friendly!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a lovely week in Devon - the sun shone all week .. and the house was great .. walking distance to the beach, very child friendly (the kids room was great bunk beds & toys! ) .. would def recommend !

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Liked best: location & child friendly
Liked least: - no gate from side of the house to the road so children couldn't be left outside unattended !
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
18 Jul 2014
We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Driftwood. We hope to welcome you back to Ocean Cottages in the future.
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Elspeth P
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic stay in a clean, cosy, high spec, great location holiday home. Can't wait to come back”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We arrived for our New Year stay in Croyde to Driftwood after a long journey from london and were met by a lovely warm house in the centre of croyde village (great location, with a nice welcome note and some chocolates! (Good start :-)).

The facilities at the house are great with two clean and recently refurbished bathrooms, good sized bedrooms and a really nice open plan kitchen and living room, which was perfect for a group of us.

It had wifi,cosy sofas, and is right in the middle of the gorgeous village of Croyde, a stones throw from the famous Thatch pub! What more could you want.

It was also a pleasure dealing with Ocean Cottages, very friendly and prompt at replying to emails.

We have stayed in lots of different cottages in the Croyde area and thus is definitely one we would come back to. Thanks!

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Mar 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. We offer great rates during off peak periods on all of our properties and some super last minute deals, just visit our website. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you, The Ocean Cottages Team
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D A
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A fantastic property in a great location”
Reviewed 16 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Driftwood is a very well equipped, clean and fantastically located property. It has everything you could want and a bit more! Well though-out touches make it a home from home. Very comfortable rooms, although hubby found main bedroom mattress a bit too firm, everyone else slept fine. TV and DVD player in each room meant 11 and 13 year olds disappeared most evenings to watch film in their rooms from library of films at the house. Books and games for not so good days. WIFI, DAB radio, docking station to name but a few extra touches that make the stay great. Short walk to village and beach. Beautiful quiet location although traffic in peak summer months is very heavy around area. Kids loved it and us older ones did too! Would definitely return.

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Liked best: Overall standard of property
Liked least: Main bedroom mattress very firm
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jun 2013
Hi There,

Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time at this beautiful property.

We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Kind Regards

Ocean Cottages
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Andrew528...
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 9 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed the first week of June. The weather was superb. Croyde is a great UK destination with fantastic beaches on the coast with plenty to do for a young family.
The property itself is located within 2 minutes walking distance of the village, with its ice cream shops, 3 great pubs and a general store. The property was clean, comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen and toys for young kids. Our only criticism would be the mattress in the main bedroom was very hard and the fridge wasn't really big enough. Also, remember to take your own towels as none are provided. Overall it was a great week and we would certainly return to Croyde and Driftwood.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: mattresess
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Dec 2013
Pleased to hear that you enjoyed Driftwood as your holiday destination - we are sorry to hear that the mattress was a little hard for your own comfort so we will watch for that one. Driftwood may be the subject to some significant extension work very soon, so I am sure the owners will take on board your comments regarding the fridge. Look forward to welcoming you back again!
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