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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bude, Bude-Stratton, Cornwall, England

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Patrick K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 6 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
2
people found this review helpful

What a fab break, beautiful location, the house is very tidy and quirky in a fab way x the open fire made the stay extra special, we will definitely book and stay again. The beach is so close and a short walk into bude center itself. My wife grew up in bude and always dreamed of living in the houses by the canal as a little girl, for her 60th birthday it was the perfect getaway before the Christmas storm......huge thumbs up.

Date of stay: December 2017
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MrsLB66
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Relaxing home from home stay in a lovely pet friendly period property.”
Reviewed 14 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Munster Cottage is in a stunning location, you can not wake up to a more stunning view! We stayed here for a relaxing short break, and brought our dog along too.
The house is lovingly decorated to reflect the period features of this property, but with all the mod -cons to make life easy!
Within easy walking distance for local shops / pubs etc, most of which are pet friendly!
I would recommend a meal in the Preston Gate Inn (Poughill) - Sunday lunch was excellent! Again pets are welcome here too. Advise getting a taxi (Trev's Taxi's - pet friendly), a few quid each way, but worth it as The Preston Gate Inn has some great Real Ales on offer!

Date of stay: November 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LondonBea...
London
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not nice!”
Reviewed 8 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Stayed in August for one week, after booking a year in advance & paying £2000...
I note, with interest the last review for this cottage was Dec 2016 & can only presume, that the 'cottage' has deteriorated since then.
It's tatty & unclean.
The net (nice) curtains are ripped & unclean, there are visually dirty toilet brushes in both bathrooms, the bed linen is of poor quality & stained along with a strange smell throughout the house. Worst of all we found cockroaches in the kitchen & bathroom.I have never seen a cockroach in the U.K & was so horrified we left early.

The reason I have rated this poor rather than terrible is it is liveable, if you're prepared to put up with it.
Personally & especially after paying this much, I expect a whole lot better.... which there is, further up the road, for the same price!

Furthermore, there is a comments book in the property with previous 'visitors' remarks. Let's just say, I'm dubious!

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management Response
14 Sep 2017
In almost twenty years of this property being a holiday let we have never had a review like this. As well as being upsetting it leaves us asking the question how could it have gone wrong to the point the guests are accusing us of writing our own comments in our visitors book?
To try and get to the bottom of this we immediately contacted the two previous guests both of whom are repeat visitors. They also were astonished to read this review. They both would be happy to state Munster Cottage is always beautifully presented and clean.
Of course there are unforeseen problems from time to time. Earlier this year there was a mix up with dates. The cleaner, the same cleaner we have used for many years, did not clean the house before the guests arrived. After a small panic the problem was resolved and we can confidently say the guests were happy as they are back staying at Munster Cottage as I write this!
We have of course contacted the cleaner to see if there were any problems with the cleaning before this booking and she assured us there were none. Even so we have booked a pest control officer to look into the claim that there were cockroaches.
The guest mentioned there have been no reviews on this website for 2017. This is purely down to over 80% of our bookings come through another company. We are very sorry these guests did not enjoy their stay and as we actually live just around the corner, it is a shame they didn't contacted us at the time. However the fact that Munster Cottage is rented on average for over 40 weeks of the year and a very large percentage of the guests are repeat customers, tells us we must be doing something right.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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Date of stay: December 2016
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missfishl...
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Wonderful House and Location”
Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We had a wonderful week at Munster cottage. Views are outstanding....I saw pictures on the website and thought they must be fake....no they aren't! You are virtually on the beach which is just over the pretty Bude canal, the sea lock is right in front of the house.
The house had all the elements we needed for a perfect holiday, lovely spacious rooms with oak furniture, log fire, well appointed kitchen, deck/veranda over looking the beach. I particularly liked the original features that have been kept intact such as the stripped doors and beautiful porch and front door.
We really felt at home here from day one and were really quite sad to go home, we have booked for next year already :)
Bude is a really nice town too, not too "touristy" with lots of independent shops, but also supermarkets etc.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Sea views and log fire
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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