Ocean View, Portloe - sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Our stay at Ocean View Portloe
Sufficient to say we will be booking for next year as we had such a wonderful time this year and loved the cottage.
Nice holiday let, but shame about the bog roll
Ocean View, Portloe is a great location and easily sleeps a family of four. The kitchen diner and verander both have excellent views overr the sea cliffs and harbour and the village is quiet. There were however a few niggles, some of which it seems we’re spotted by other residents previously and some of which we found.
We arrived after around 6pm after a day’s travel, and without knowing the area had brought some food and some essentials - although perhaps naively had thought we wouldn’t need everything. The place was clean but after getting unpacked we realised (and after having spent 1k for a week) there was no toilet roll. I mean, come on, this is basic; perhaps an oversight/mistake, but for us was hugely inconveniencing with a one year old and with no shops in the village this wasn’t the best start.
Most other aspects to the let were reasonable, with crockery, utensils, but weird things like salt but no pepper and after a while we began to suspect that the added extras (such as hand wash, three dishwasher tablets, even the washing up liquid) were only there because previous tenants had had to buy them.
Other issues that have been raised by others - which we thought would have been sorted by the owners purely based on how much money being asked of guests - remained, such the poor quality were paper thin. Luckily we also brought our own fans, as the bedroom windows to the double single room didn’t open and we would had fried had it not been for the fans. The bathroom window has also become overgrown and we noticed ivy had began to creep in. While this may add to to the ‘rustic’ appearance of the window, it means that mildew builds up and the walls were getting patchy and very damp; even in th summer, so goodness knows how bad it would be in the winter.
One final issue was for my son who couldn’t work the DVD player, despite the instructions provided - the unit doesn’t work with the frees at box overriding any commands. So all th dvds he’d brought down to watch were rendered useless. Less of an issue for us sitting outside at night, but don’t include it in the particulars if it doesn’t work.
As a I said, however these were mapinly niggles. The bathroom has a decent shower and bath, the kitchen functioned well with a fridge freezer and two ovens. The heating heated the water and it’s handy having a dishwasher and washing machine when you’re away. I’ve just felt the sheen was taken off by these issues which would have been easy to remedy from the outset by a more considerate owner/facilitator.
7/10 - as the location and views are worth the money, but don’t expect your guests to go without essentials
We are pleased you enjoyed the holiday. Apologies about toilet paper not being present. This is always provided and I suspect it was an oversight on this occasion. We are pleased to hear you found all other aspects reasonable. Basic extras are added such as kitchen, bathroom soaps and cleaning agents, but the quantity will be sufficient only for one use since these are not included in a self catering property. We are not sure what is meant by ‘quality paper thin’ so can not comment. This summer Cornwall was very warm which was wonderful. All the windows DO open by pressing the button on the handle whilst opening. Access to the side of the house to remove the ivy is very difficult which is why it is covering the small window on the outside of the bathroom window. However, none of this is growing through. The mildew gets cleaned regularly and is simply part of a typical old stone cottage in Cornwall. We are sorry you could not work the DVD. We have not had this complaint before and will certainly ensure it works smoothly going forward. The kitchen now has a brand new cooker. The house will undergo redecorating in September and it is now under new management. We are convinced these changes will make it attractive for new guests.
Loved the location!
Beautifully located house overviewing the bay of Portloe. Very calm and relaxing! The house and the terrific views are exactly like on the photos. Portloe is a nice little village, pub and public parking are nearby and the next (and only) shop is just a 10 minutes drive away. Don‘t miss to play table-tennis in the church on first Monday of the month!
Unfortunately we found the house not well cleaned with a lot of dead flies and spider webs. The number of glasses, pots and plates were limited and the overall kitchen equipment was very basic. And so was the terrace furniture which was just for 2 people.
The so-called welcome package was a small bottle of milk, some crackers and an open bag of potatoes. The property Manager never showed up.
We felt that the service and the equipment was not adequate for the money we paid but we loved the location, the view and the village!
We are pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful location and views. We are sorry to hear about spider and flies. The property is ALWAYS cleaned thoroughly before guests arrive and this is therefore a surprise to us. Clearly we will ensure that this does not happen again. It has never been commented on before. The kitchen is well equipped, which I checked again this week. I agree there were not many glasses and more have been added. The kitchen also now has a brand new cooker and another microwave. The welcome pack always has milk bread, wine and biscuits so I am surprised at your comments. We apologise if that was the case. It might have been an oversight on this occasion. The open bag of potatoes may have been left as a gesture to add to the pack because they may have come in useful. Property managers don’t usually turn up unless there is a reported problem.
third stay at Ocean View
Portloe is a beautiful Cornish village that is largely unspoilt.Ocean View is ideally situated for exploring the coastal path. Although there was a table on the patio there were no chairs to sit on.Maybe they were in the outside storeroom that we were unable to access. It appears that the cottage is up for sale so this could well be our last visit.
A Cornish Cottage
Ocean View is a quaint cottage but its appeal is limited to those under 80 without hip or knee problems.as both the outside and inside stairs are quite steep. The two leather settees were very comfortable so much so that having sunk into them it was hilarious to watch this elderly couple trying o get to their feet.!
Overweight people would have to sleep in the twin bedroom as the gap between the double bed and wall is very small.
The photo of the patio is a little misleading as it doesn't show that it overlooks the road and houses, but the view is to die for.
Parking is a bit of a problem as it is a uphill walk to the car park.
Ocean View is nicely equipped if you are self catering but be aware The Ship Inn lunchtime menu is VERY limited and the staff not particularly friendly
Ocean View, Portloe
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. It was very warm and cosy. Conservatory/dining area in the kitchen had fantastic views over the sea. Lounge was very comfortable. The only criticisms are that the mattress and duvet on the double bed need replacing - they are a bit tired as are the tin opener and the potato peeler! Having said this we had a great time and would definitely stay in this cottage again.