The Otters Leap Hot Tub Cottage development was designed by Tony & Karen Davies in 2017.
Their design ethic was for a modern style holiday home, but in keeping with the tradition of Bideford, an historic coastal town embedded in the heart of the North Devon.
Traditional white brickwork with Grey Welsh slate roofing provided the template for Otters Leap. The interior furniture & fittings included wood burning stoves and full width bi-fold doors to enable the ‘outside to be brought inside’ and at the same time offer extensive views across the river valley to the green hills beyond.
Key to the vacation experience, with privacy being of paramount importance, was the provision of a quality private hot tub on the patio directly outside offering stunning panoramic views across the river valley and to the rolling hills of the North Devon countryside.
Tony & Karen ordered the Countesa hot tub, the cabinet and shell was specifically ordered to compliment the colours of the lodge (Mosaic Blue with Steel Grey)
The hot tub was commissioned, photographed and sent over to the letting agents for advertising the property for summer 2017.
From launch until now, Otters Leap has generated an incredible utilisation rate of 93% which for a first season of work is incredible.
The agency who deal with many properties in the North Devon area have attributed this success down to the introduction of the hot tub.
From the outset, guests have been given a personal introduction to the use and safety aspects of the hot tub with guidance notes provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Conveniently located in the grounds of Tony and Karen's home, makes regular water testing easy as Tony can test and record water balance levels 3 to 4 times each day without disturbing the guests.
The hot tub is also flushed & emptied after each guest and refilled with clean water.
Water is regularly tested and monthly samples are analysed by Oakwater Laboratories in Devon to test for bacteria and quarterly for Legionella.
The best way to conclude on Otters Leap is to the use the words of paying guests, below is the latest review left only 6 weeks ago:
“An excellent property, very comfortable, spacious and ideally situated. It has everything you need, including a wonderful welcome pack (Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Bubbly and not forgetting Dog Biscuits). Very well equipped and Hot tub is wonderful. The owners Tony & Karen are very welcoming and helpful.”
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Tony & karen ordered the Countesa in Mosaic Blue with a Steel Grey Cabinet.