We stayed for a week from 21st May 2011 and took our 2 dogs with us. Firstly, the position of the cottage could not be better, right in the heart of the village and had no mobile reception so we had a real chilled week away. This cottage sleeps 7 but in truth would only sit 4-5 comfortably in the lounge. It was well equipped and we just fell in love with the quirkiness of this cottage and if we won the lottery would offer to buy it. One negative was that it advertised having a freezer which it didn`t, only a freezer compartment in the fridge which was badly in need of defrosting. However the caretaker kindly allowed us to use a couple of drawers of their freezer which was a big help. The cottage is on 3 levels and we had the bedroom at the top and it was wonderful lying in bed listening to the waves. The views from all the windows were fantastic. There is a friendly seagull called Cyril who is sat near the kitchen window to greet you which was lovely. There were only a couple of small gripes which did not spoil our holiday at all. Some cleaning left a lot to be desired, dirty cupboards and hair in the bathroom and at least 3 stains on the hall carpets where pets had had accidents and we were affraid our dogs would be blamed. Apart from that everything else was excellent. A word of caution to anyone thinking of going, if you have limited mobility this cottage is not for you. There is no parking in the village and we had to park our car in a public car park on the edge of the next village which we had to pay for daily and it was an extremely steep climb all the way there - not so bad coming back!! You need to be prepared to walk everywhere and by the end of the week we felt fitter but the first few days were a killer on the legs! The icing on the cake was Doc Martin was filming whilst we were there (after all, it was because of that show we wanted to go) and I got to meet the Doc himself and have the photo to proof it. I was so chuffed it is my prized possession and sitting proudly on our coffee table. Unfortunately the weather was not good, very blustery, raining and miserable but we had no control of that. Would I recommend this cottage to others - absolutely, would we go back - in a heart beat. I do not want to show any negativity for Tides Reach because it was one of our most enjoyable holidays ever and we have been all over the world and we actually wore our dogs out with all the walking!!! Hopefully we will go again and the weather will be kinder.
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Port Issac is an absolutely gorgeous little village with breath taking scenery,it has great costal walks with wonderful views although its very hilly the sights more than make up for it when you reach the tops.
To top the whole holiday off is the idyllic and very beautiful cottage you get to stay in,Tides Reach is a perfect place to recharge your batteries,its clean and welcoming the views from every window are amazing and you wake up to the sound of the waves what more could you want.Its not ideal for teenagers as the pace of the village is too slow but as a relaxing chill out holiday its perfect.
Tides Reach is also in the ideal spot being next door to the pub where on a thursday we had the pleasure of the Brass Band playing outside the window and on the friday we had the very talented Fisherman's Friends on the harbour right under the bedroom window so we had the best seats in the house without even having to leave the cottage,wonderful.
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