Maybe it was the end of the season but our cottage in Bealey Court was looking tired. The owners clearly have a target market in mind but if they want them to return they will have to keep things up to scratch. A few lights were out (one over the cooker), the hob had a ring that didn't work, and in the main bedroom downstairs there was a damp smell in the wardrobe. It appeared that there may have been an accident with the dishwasher at some point and the ceiling had some brown marks to show this.
The kitchen had some interesting gadgets (who would have guessed we'd find a blender!) but lacked some of the basic utensils which are standard in either the National Trust or Landmark trust properties.
If this all sounds like like Bealey Court was a disappointing visit it was not - there were plenty of things on the plus side - the pool, the snooker table, the quiet atmosphere, the beautiful scenery all attested to by previous reviewers were all still there and make it a pleasant place to stay.
Oh and I nearly forgot the wood burning stove, lovely and just the thing for budding pyromaniacs. A word of warning don't let your children fetch wood from the wood shed - there are two large axes on display - H&S risk ? Possibly.
- Also Known As:
- Bealey Court Holiday Cottages Devon/Chulmleigh