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Guest Report

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:47 pm
by John van Breda
Stayed at Trinity's cottage this August, as Colin had rightly advised us that this would be most suitable for our family. So, I think we got a slightly different perspective on Blue Mango and Castara to the other visitors in these reports who stayed at Sweet Point or Sea Steps, and we loved it none the less. Trinity's cottage is reasonably spacious and just off the small quiet road leading down to Big Bay, so accessing the beach and village is extremely easy. The beach is hardly a minutes walk down the hill, the village centre just a minute or two further, and you can also go up the hill where there is a bar, small shop and fruit/veg shop.
There are sea views from the front of the accomodation, and the verandah has a pleasant high aspect over the road leading down to Heavenly Bay. Our son loved watching the cars get stuck on the hill every time it rained! There is a small telly in the cottage with some satellite channels, just enough to entertain the kids on the odd occasion, as well as everything in the kitchen you need to cook the fresh fish from the vilage. Trinity's cottage has no air conditioning, and is not the sort of place to go if you want to be sealed in from the elements, village noises and/or insects. For us though this all added to the experience. On a constructive note there were a couple of holes in the mosquito nets so they could do with replacement at some point.
A real highlight of the trip was how welcome Rebecca, Trinity and Colin made us feel right from the start. Our children made great friends with Trinity and some of the other children in the village and spent lots of time playing with them on the beach. Plus Rebecca is a great cook and we enjoyed eating at the Clay Kitchen or having pumpkin bread for breakfast. One or two parts of our holiday didn't go quite to plan unrelated to the accomodation, and Rebecca was very helpful and protective of us.