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“A Little Gem”
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Review of Windchimes Hayloft

The Joy of a Summers day in our lovely South facing garden
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The Joy of a Summers day in our lovely South facing garden
Windchimes nestles romantically next to our home The fabulously cosy mezzanine bedroom
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The Joy of a Summers day in our lovely South facing garden
Windchimes nestles romantically next to our home
The fabulously cosy mezzanine bedroom
The kitchen area has everything you need to whip up something yummy
Pamper yourself in the shower room, complete with complimentary toiletries and gowns
Dining for two with a view
The Pagoda is yours to sit and enjoy a good book, meal, or glass of wine
Quirky lion detail for the garden lover
Steps to the romantic mezzanine bedroom
Relax in the lounge and watch a selection of films on DVD after a day sightseeing
Put your feet up in the garden, you deserve it
Meadfoot Beach is but a stroll away
The communal garden is a surprise delight set behind high walls
Shaldon beach is a short drive a lovely coastal walk away
Dartington Hall is a short drive away
Torquay Harbour is just down the hill for breakfast, lunch, dinner......
Torre Abbey Sands, just a jaunty walk away, you lucky thing
Totnes is great for interesting shops
Churston Cove - discover it on a lovely coastal walk - we'll tell you how
Enjoy a well deserved break after one of the many local coastal walks
Fifteen steps take you down into the communal garden where Windchimes is nestled
Your friendly hosts live next door and are happy to help
Romantic Mezzanine bedroom
Romantic mezzanine bedroom
Romantic mezzanine bedroom
Corner detail of the cosy mezzanine bedroom
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England

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Dooley220
Brisbane, Australia
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“Never to return”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 for a stay in April 2014

One thing I must say,NEVER pay in advance to this accommodation.I could go on and on but we travelled all over the UK for nearly 6weeks, this was our second stay.Owners are lovely and make you welcome.After being asked Twice for the balance we owed all within the first 20mins we go into the Hayloft.We did have a lot of luggage which meant it all had to stay downstairs,that left one chair.Upstairs a nightmare.Truly they would never pass safety over in my country????Wifi not working had no trouble anywhere else.Bathroom no where to put things.We were to be there 6 nights,ONE was enough.We found beautiful accommodation after that and would be ten stars in comparison.Was the only BAD place we had in 6weeks.Would be fine for a weekend(maybe) Be sure to check out first BEFORE you hand any money over, VERY disappointed.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2014
In the years we have been letting Windchimes, this is the first time we have had such a damning response. We ask readers to look at the pictures of our property, which clearly show the steep open tread steps up to the rather gorgeous mezzanine bedroom. The property is tastefully decorated throughout, and includes very upmarket touches, such as high thread count linen, and good quality crockery. Additional touches include complimentary dressing gowns, and wine and home cooked muffins on arrival, together with tea.

Yes, we did ask for the payment on arrival. We normally insist on the balance being paid in full, a month before check in - as is normal. Some holiday lets insist on full payment six weeks in advance. The only reason we said that it was OK to pay on arrival, was because the guests asked so nicely, explaining a personal difficulty. In the UK it is polite to pay when asked, and it was with some embarrassment that I needed to ask. Twice.

It is extremely unfortunate that the guests did not appear to have looked at the photo's - and the fact that it is stated very clearly that the property is NOT suited to those with mobility problems.

I repeat that the cottage is very upmarket, and we have had so many positive comments from past guests - who live both in the UK and other countries, including Europe and Australia. This is the first time we have had such comments, and I accept that one cannot please everyone, as everyone has different tastes. Almost all other guests who have been aged between 20 and 70 - have said how much they enjoyed their stay at Windchimes, and that they would recommend it to friends and family, and would definitely visit again.
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Serena B
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed 3 March 2014 for a stay in June 2013

Had a most enjoyable week at Windchimes. Property small, but perfectly formed! Very clean and well thought out and fixtures, fittings and linen of a high standard. Jacquie and Keven were ideal hosts - delightful to chat to, but I'm sure they would respect your privacy. Jacquie's home made cakes were delicious and the garden adjoining the hayloft was delightful. Area wonderful for walking and we we also visited several National Trust properties in the vicinity. Thoroughly enjoyed steam train ride to Greenway (Agatha Christie's home). Another highlight was to Coleton Fishacre - walk to the bottom of the gardens there and then walk along the coastal path - magnificent! Would thoroughly recommend a holiday here.

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Liked best: Lovely quirky property with lots of added touches
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Management Response
5 Mar 2014
Dear Anthony; Thank You very much for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you to Windchimes Haylot again in the future.
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