out of 10
Do not stay at this cottage! Absolutely horrendous. My husband, my elderly mother and doggie first time to Devon and Instow, our only holiday this year and wanted a special getaway with mum soon to celebrate her 80th. From the moment we arrived it was appalling. Smell hit us as we arrived, extremely dirty had not been cleaned, dead flowers in vase. My first job was to get the hoover which was in a real state covered in dog hairs and not been emptied and try to make mums room clean, not possible, mop was appealing too. No comfortable furniture to sit on, dirty saggy sofa. Mum found her room very cold wind whistling down chimney in her room, no window to look out of, no nice pictures, nothing, very dusty, big step into shower cubical. Our room same dirty covered in dusty, I suffered with nose infection due to dust which took two weeks to go after our stay. Kitchen dirty, very unhygienic, utensils minus pizza cutter which would be useful, cheap, broken, dirty glasses, plates, sticky floor. Hated to eat in. Broken blinds everywhere, opposite noisy pub, location. Dirty toilets, peeling paint, rust everywhere, uncomfortable beds, utility area, mould in bathrooms, everywhere, broken lights, list is endless. Instow beautiful place, we found a gem of a place and will return but stay clear of this place it definitely needs to be taken off. We had to go out every day for as long as possible to escape the dive. Our holiday was ruined, many tears shared. We all returned shattered. Disgusted. Didn't find out about the parking restrictions that were in place until days before holiday began.