I think we arrived on the coldest day of the year and there was no heating on so it took a few hours to warm up, the cottage next door was being renovated so the builders had taken up all the parking area outside so we had to park quite a distance away so unloading and loading the car was inconvenient, the cottage itself was pretty average, I've stayed in far better for the money, but the location was pretty good, there's everything in the village that you need.
The location of this cottage was perfect for our needs. It was 'Tardis' like, great inside and outside space, ample room for everyone.
The facilities provided were comprehensive and the house was well prepared for our arrival.
Would thoroughly recommend this cottage to friends or anyone looking for a family base to explore this beautiful area. Thank you.
The cottage is only a few minutes walk from a good pub and steak restaurant, as well as the well stocked Co-Op and fabulous butcher.
The river walk from the cottage is a delight and a short drive to Tyninghame takes you to a wonderful beach. Coffee at the old Smithy afterwards in the village was fab.
We had some issues with the shower at the cottage and Gillian came round straight away and sorted them out.
The oven is a challenge in that all the settings have been cleaned off the front so it involves a lot of guesswork! The shelves were not particularly clean - I recommend Oven Pride!
The extractor was broken which caused the very sensitive smoke alarms to go off. The frying pan has seen better days and needs replacing and more glassware would be useful.
Overall though, we had a lovely time at Driftwood Cottage.
I am just home from a fantastic week away, the stay was excellent. the property was of a very high standard and was exceptionally clean. Such a lovely peaceful area, the house was very cosy. highly recommended.
The actual village East Linton is a pretty place with adequate local amenities. local pub the Crown Inn is very friendly and serves good homely food. The cottage itself is in a good location however the cleanliness was nothing short of shocking. The cooker was absolutely disgusting and had obviously not been cleaned by either the previous occupants or the designated house "cleaners". Not ideal when you have just followed Christmas dinner.There was also numerous stains on the stair carpets which had not been addressed. There was a foul smell in the kitchen area and I am guessing was either a burst sewer or leaking waste unit. One plus is that the linen on the beds was fresh. When we moved an armchair we discovered a babies dummy and on the side of the sofa we found a packet of beechams flu capsules, thankfully it was all adults in this let or had a child obtained these it might have been a different issue. Again this was obvious that the cleaners had merely done a wipe over rather than a deep clean. I had contacted the owner however she offered very little in the way of an apology or compensation. Its disappointing when the first thing you are faced with on your holiday is cleaning an oven so that you can eat. Happy to supply photographs of the issues discovered.