We have just returned from a week at Drangway cottage in the beautiful village of Stratton.The location is perfect for visiting the north Cornwall and Devon coast and the sizeable town of Bude is a couple of miles away which has all the amenities you could need. The village itself has a post office and store which is open 7 days a week (including bank holidays) where you can pick up essential supplies and fresh bakery items every day. There is currently one pub open in the village - the Kings Arms which serves food all day, has a good selection of real ales and had live music when we were there.
The cottage is packed with character and tastefully decorated in traditional style with all essential items supplied. Ceilings are very low, and the kitchen and bathroom very compact, which was fine for us but taller people may struggle! Mobile signal is restricted to the main bedroom but it's a good excuse to sit in the window seat and gaze out over the rooftops and fields beyond. The only downside is that there is no private outside space but this didn't detract from our stay.
Diana provided all the information we needed in advance and answered queries promptly. Would recommend to anyone looking for cosy retreat.
My husband and I spent 10 weeks travelling through 11 different countries. We never expected the highlight of our vacation to be spent in Stratton. When we booked the cottage, we were simply looking for a place to unwind midway through our travels but it was so much more than that. The village itself is lovely with a fine "corner store". There are wonderful walking trails right out the front door and we met many friendly locals on our wanders. The village is an easy drive to the beaches of Bude, Dartmoor National Park, Tintagel and the amazing Minack Theatre and, while we visited them all, our favourite times were spent simply reading in the cozy sitting room, drinking a cold glass of Chardonnay and eating a home cooked meal. And did I mention the bedroom with its inviting window seat overlooking fields of sheep in the distance? We were initially concerned with the lack of private outdoor space but this was easily overcome, we simply took our books and sat on a garden seat in the nearby church yard. Highly recommended, we would go back tomorrow....
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We loved the cottage, it was very cosy and the perfect getaway for a couple. It was equipped with everything that we needed and was situated in a sleepy Cornish village, an ideal location for a break. The cottage was truly charming - flagstone floors, lots of period features, and homely decor. We were very close to the sea and the dramatic coast line, and everyone we met was friendly. Highly recommended.