“We had lovely week at Creel Cottage, using it as a base whilst visiting other towns and villages.”
As with previous reviews the property would benefit from some minor repairs, mainly stiff or broken window catches and there is a plentiful supply of spiders and their associated cobwebs but nothing to worry about and something that could be picked during the changeover cleaning process. The cottage is quite dark during the day as shutters have been installed which do reduce the daylight. You do need to be careful when going up or down the stairs as being a cottage they are tight and slightly ...
As with previous reviews the property would benefit from some minor repairs, mainly stiff or broken window catches and there is a plentiful supply of spiders and their associated cobwebs but nothing to worry about and something that could be picked during the changeover cleaning process. The cottage is quite dark during the day as shutters have been installed which do reduce the daylight. You do need to be careful when going up or down the stairs as being a cottage they are tight and slightly narrower than conventional stairs. This may be a problem for anyone with reduced mobility. The property was obviously fully renovated some time ago and to a very high standard but this is now showing some wear and tear. The bathroom is quite large with a luxury bath and shower. The shower is a good powerful shower with an adjustable fixed head and to avoid wetting the floor best turned on once in the shower, we didn’t notice any leakage around the door as mentioned by others and there is a plentiful supply of hot water. The beds are comfortable and the bed linen and towels provided were very good quality. There is a good selection of games, folding beach chairs and buckets and spades for the kids although we didn’t have need of them. The tv works fine via the free view and internet during our stay was constant. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils but I would take your own cloths and washing up materials, bin liners and dishwasher tablets. The dishwasher contained used cups and cutlery when we arrived, presumably from the previous occupants which would have exhausted the single dishwasher tablet that was provided had we not taken some with us. The kitchen is accessed via three steps from the lounge, TAKE CARE, the bottom step into the kitchen is much narrower and lower than the other 2 and the same colour and material as the kitchen floor I mis-judged the step and took a nasty fall, so make sure you familiarise yourself with them, once you are aware it’s fine but it was not a good way to find out. (Possibly the bottom step would benefit from marker tape on its edge) The access instructions were clear with the key code to the house, as with many places in Cornwall access with the car is via a narrow street with a tight entry at the side of the lifeboat station it is possible to turn around at the top after unloading. Finding The car park space was a challenge and is found at the junction of Fore St and New Road at the LH side of the old RNLI garage (as shown on Google maps street view) this is now the Jack and Lewis shop. It is an uphill walk to the car park space and took around 8 minutes to walk up the hill at a normal walking pace. Locating and accessing the parking space took a good deal of time on arrival to locate and the contact number for the letting agent was Monday to Friday only, however being on O2 there was no signal anywhere in port Isaac so I was unable to ring to see if they have an out of hours answering service. Overall we had a great week once we had managed to get unloaded and finally find the car parking, Thankfully I was uninjured by the fall on the kitchen steps and hopefully this review will help you avoid some of the problems we encountered .
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