“Low Tide is beautiful: the beds are comfortable, bathrooms are gorgeous, couches are comfortable, the kitchen table is huge, views are great from the front windows, the games table is a brilliant touch - we enjoyed it a lot (but it would be nice it we could turn off the sound!”
Before we booked, we read the reviews about the club next door. We only booked the property because it was during lockdown and we knew the club would not be open. There was some noise from the club most evenings but on Halloween it was pretty noisy - until 10pm, which was fine. However, this is one of the things you expect when you book a town centre house with shops and clubs all around. But the windows are single glazed and and you can hear traffic outside. The blinds let in light: there is a bizarre street light across the road that lets light directly into the bedroom. In the road behind the house, barmen dump bottles and bin lorries collect bottles from the bars all evening and in the early morning.
The kitchen is great (love the under-cupboard LED lights); however. there was absolutely nowhere to put food. No empty cupboards! So we had to pile our Tesco order on the breakfast bar. The house sleeps 10 so I would expect a bigger fridge; there is an under-counter fridge and an under-counter freezer. We had a Tesco delivery the first night and there was not much room. The drinks fridge, however, is fabulous.
The kitchen needs more forks. There is no cheese grater or potato masher. You need more tumblers and tall tumblers, not shot glasses (maybe that's just us). There were plenty of nice wine glasses though. The pans are very good quality.
Mugs: there are two lots of mugs, one tin, which are awkward to drink out of, and the heart ones, which are uncomfortable to hold; the handle is too tiny. Comfortable mugs would be great. A lot of the plates are tin, which seems weird. Maybe it's to avoid breakages on the stone floor?!
The location of the house is really good: the beach is right across the road, you’ve got the harbour, all the walks around Weymouth, the shops - there is plenty to do locally. We were really pleased with that, and it was perfect for our teens to be able to go out for walks and to the fair/amusements/Subway, etc. when they liked. However, the parking is tricky.
What we loved: all the lovely touches, the paintings throughout the house, the mirrors, the comfy couches, the games table, the beds, the big baths, the tables and chairs in the front windows, the view, the space. Little touches like the blankets. But I'm afraid I would never book the house out of lockdown. It would be far too noisy.