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Devon Self Catering cottage, Bow Cottage, East Portlemouth, sleeps 4

Bow Cottage
East Portlemouth

Bow Cottage, East Portlemouth, Devon

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £654.00

A dog-friendly, traditional terraced cottage in a sought-after position in the heart of East Portlemouth village, that accommodates up to four people (plus a baby) in two bedrooms.

Bow Cottage is a traditional terraced cottage, stylishly furnished and equipped to a very good standard throughout, in a sought-after position in the heart of East Portlemouth village, just a ten-minute downhill walk from beautiful sandy beaches. The property sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms (on first floor, one double and one twin), and has one family bathroom on the lower ground floor. It also has a cosy sitting room, stylish kitchen and children's den (which can be used as an alternative bedroom).

Outside is a large garden, and there is parking usually available. Guests looking for a comfortable property in a great position need look no further than Bow Cottage!

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Flatters to Deceive
The property flatters to deceive? Initial impressions are good, clean and fresh, however it slowly goes downhill. The Lounge ? the marketing images create a false representation, the lounge is now tired and in need of painting, the furniture is different than that shown with the sofa and 2 chairs tired and dirty, even stained in places. It also has cluttered shelves, a window blind I had to untangle to get to work and a TV smaller than my laptop. Main Bedroom, great view from the window, however and again, the picture used is deceiving, this room is also in need of decorating. The picture does show the super king sized bed, but doesn?t show that it is only fitted with kingsized bedding ? 6?? smaller all-round, so the bedsheets only just hang on the corners of the mattress and come off when you sleep and the quilt doesn?t hang over the side of the bed but only just reaches the edge of the mattress, making for a difficult sleeping experience - thankfully you've still got the view out of the window as you untangle yourself from the bedsheet in the early hours. The Bathroom ? fantastic, big bath, great shower heated floor and plenty of room. However, there is one thing to watch, because the floor is sloping towards the shower the bath is chocked up at one end by 2 pieces of wood, one was missing resulting in the bath moving when you climb in ? I did find the wedge the following morning under the bath, presumably knocked out by the cleaner. The Kitchen ? Poorly conceived and very poorly appointed ? 10 Dinner plates and only 4 side plates, no matching mugs, not in a themed way but in a random way. Cupboards full of a random and eclectic mix of pots, pans (8 off), casserole dishes, roasting & baking trays (9 off) and general kitchen utensils - enough for at least 3 cottages. The dinning table has flaking varnish and is sticky to the touch, the Everhot Range Oven is very nice (different than the pictures), but not really that practical in a holiday let, as mastering cooking on a range needs practise and planning ? you're not going to come back from the beach and throw something together quickly for tea! But if your planning on bread making, a full roast dinner or baking you'll be fine. Again the marketing pictures show a clean fresh and uncluttered kitchen, it isn't?in fact I would have to question the cleanliness of the kitchen. The property feels much more like somebodys second home, furnished with surplus items from the main house, than a considered holiday let.



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Electric Aga, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, Magimix and large butcher's block
Bosch Maxi washing machine in built-in cupboard
TV, DVD and radio/CD player
Selection of childrens' games
Wifi available
Barbeque and sun loungers available
Plentiful hot water from Megaflow system plus night storage heating and electric Aga
All duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels, tea towel and bath mat are provided

Changeover Day
Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Salcombe Maritime Museum - 0.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Overbeck's Museum and Garden - 1.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Gallants Bower Fort - 11.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Bayard's Cove Fort - 11.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth Castle - 11.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth, St Petrox Church - 11.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth, St Saviour's Church - 11.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dartmouth Museum - 11.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

North Huish, St Mary's Church - 11.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Revelstoke, St Peter the Poor Fisherman - 12.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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