We hired the whole house for a group of 12 for a weekend stay. The house is full of character with lots of period features and beams. Plenty of beds and bedrooms and a reasonable number of bathrooms, some ensuite. There is a large main sitting room, a spacious dining room and another smaller sitting room so plenty of space. It was a convenient base for us to go out and enjoy the various activities that Devon has to offer.
Agree completely with the other reviewers that the house is somewhat dusty; the owner has lots of knicknacks which cover virtually every surface. This does add to the the character of the property, but they do unfortunately act as dust magnets and it is evident that the house is not thoroughly cleaned as often as it should be. Decor and carpets were rather dated (swirly carpets!) and a bit grubby in places. Some of the crockery and cooking utensils in the kitchen were not clean so we had to wash them before they could be used.
Please be aware that heating is not included in the initial cost of renting the house, so you will have to pay for this separately and, annoyingly, there are no heating controls in the house so you will have to ask the owner to turn it on from her house. We were frequently cold and had to keep asking the owner to turn the heating on - it cost £20 for the weekend. We also ran out of logs for the fire quickly, as a result of this, and by this time the owner had gone out for the evening! It would be better if a flat rate was just included in the cost of rental and heating controls were in the house.
Lovely house in a good location, but I would look elsewhere next time I was looking to stay in the area.
- Also Known As:
- The Old House Devon/Chudleigh