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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Portscatho, Roseland Peninsula, Truro District, Cornwall, England

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Tderham
Oswestry, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing views”
Reviewed 5 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stunning location with magnificent views. Both my children couldn't wait to get down onto the beach everyday. Cottage was cosy and homely with everything you could need. We loved sitting in the window in an evening watching the boats.

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Liked best: Quiet location
Liked least: Damp in twin bedroom
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Henley-on-Thames
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4 reviews
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“ideal”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

good property. clean. fantastic location and views. well equipped kitchen. had good weather so were able to sit out on the terrace most mornings eating breakfast whilst overlooking the sea! Good communication with owner although there was confusion over the code for the key when we arrived as the code provided on the information sheet was different to the one on the earlier emails but, that aside, communication with owner was good and property exceeded our expectations. would recommend.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: cold dark single bedroom
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Jun 2015
Thank you for your comments....much appreciated.
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allyallyo
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous gem of a property with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have stayed at Lapwing for the second year running and it is the highlight of our year. The house is frontline and equipped with everything you could need for your stay. The large terrace/balcony overlooks the sea with amazing views, and the safe sandy beach below is great for families. It is truly wonderful to lay in bed and listen to waves lapping the shore. The bedrooms are downstairs with the living areas upstairs. There is a large window in the lounge window capturing the stunning views, we have even seen seals in the bay! I would recommended it to anyone looking for a very special place. We have booked in again for next year!

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Liked best: Property's location in relation to the sea.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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david8009
Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great location pity about the condition of property”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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The property needs a good clean and small things tidied up to make it competitive with similar properties. we understand the owner is not local so the appointed cleaning/servicing people need to be up to standard in our opinion they are not. There were just too many things needing attention. The worst being the carpets, which were inappropriate for the property unless everyone took there shoes off at the door. The front door and mat area was filthy. We spent a few hours cleaning said area and carpets for our own comfort and peace of mind, we even had to empty the hoover..

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Liked best: position and views
Liked least: the kitchen cuttlery/plates/pot/pans/ the carpets, very stained
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
25 Oct 2013
It is unfortunate that this review has been placed, especially with the acknowledgement of the writer that the owners are not local and cannot deal with issues personally. Please refer to the previous fantastic reviews for Lapwing.
It is beyond my control how some tenants treat and respect the property. Unfortunately, if people do not remove their muddy shoes at their own front door, they will inevitably not consider it relevant in someone else’s home. Unnecessary soiling of carpets is a constant problem with holiday lets – mine and others, and is rectified at the end of every season.
Please consider the fact that if carpets are attempted to be cleaned between bookings, at peak season there is only hours between change overs – if carpets were cleaned and still damp, more damage will be caused by walking dirty shoes/feet on damp carpets. Only so much can be done at any one time.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Breakfast on the terrace
Liked least: Nothing. All round superb!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The balcony and views of the beach.
Liked least: The compact kitchen. Though it had everything that you need.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2012 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: The situation.
Liked least: Absolutely nothing wrong with it.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • 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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