Nice river, pity about the road
Posted Nov 30, 2011 on Hotels
We stayed in the apartment of the riverside cottage. It was self catering so I cannot speak for any of the food services that were offered. The apartment was exceptinally clean, modern and well presented and Donna and Simon were very welcoming. The view from the river was beautiful and it was an amazing experience to look over it whilst eating. The only draw back was that there was only enough hot water for one shower. This was a bit annoying but Donna aplogised and assured me when leaving that they were going to look into it. Another thing that can't be helped is the noise from the road behind the aprtment which slightly spoils the isolated impression you get when looking out towards the river. The road was agin a bit of a problem when walking along the tarka trail on the way to Instow. It's hard to feel that you are getting away from it all when there are cars zipping past you at 50-60 mph every 30 seconds. I imagine there are nicer stretches of the trail and in the welcome pack Donna and Simon reccomend heading towards Torrington, which I imagine is a nicer stretch.
Unmanagable problems aside Donna and Simon have an incredibly cosy, well maintained get away over looking a beautiful river