David Baddiel’s £2,700-a-week Cornish ’boutique’ holiday home is branded a ‘dilapidated death trap’

A Cornish ’boutique’ holiday home owned by comedian David Baddiel has been branded a run-down ‘death trap’ in need of a good cleaning by an angry holidaymaker.

David Ross stayed at the Watch House in Coverack with his wife Suzanne and 80-year-old mother Gloria, having paid £2,727 to stay for a week.

But the four-bedroom coastal property, which Baddiel is seeking to sell for £1.5million, is so ‘run down’ the family feel unsafe and have accused the holiday company they booked with of ‘ false advertising”, because the house has nothing to do with it. on their brochure.

Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Ross, 60, from south London, said: “It’s really appalling and beyond repair – not what you’d expect from something described as a ‘hidden cottage’.

“Power sockets are hanging from the walls, lights are hanging from the wires, the ceilings are crumbling, it’s dirty.

David Ross stayed at the Watch House in Coverack (pictured) with his wife Suzanne and 80-year-old mother Gloria, having paid £2,727 to stay for a week, but called comedian David Baddiel’s property ‘run down’ .

Mr Ross said the house was appalling and

He added that it was not

Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Ross, 60, from south London, said: ‘It’s really appalling and beyond repair – not what you’d expect from something described as a ‘hidden cottage”

“The sockets are hanging from the walls, the lights are hanging from the wires, the ceilings are crumbling, it’s dirty,” Mr Ross added.

Mr Ross said the booking agent, Cornwall Hideaways, only offered the family £200 in compensation:

Mr Ross said the booking agent, Cornwall Hideaways, had only offered the family £200 in compensation: ‘They sent cleaners after we raised concerns, but when they arrived here, they accepted that the work was far too important for them”

“There’s a window with a sign saying ‘do not open’ because it’s broken and another window has a grate that hasn’t been cleaned in decades.

“And there’s a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom – the whole place is a total death trap.”

Mr Ross booked the Watch Tower, located on the Lizard Peninsula, as a treat for his elderly mother who frequently stayed there with her late husband, before Baddiel bought the property for £1million in 2011.

He hoped it would bring back pleasant memories in what will probably be his “last vacation”.

But the trip turned into a nightmare and Cornwall Hideaways, the booking agent, only offered the family £200 in compensation – despite David claiming he had promised to refund them 10%.

Mr Ross explained: ‘They sent cleaners after we raised concerns, but when they got here they accepted the job was far too big for them.

David Ross (pictured) opted to stay at the Watch House, which sleeps up to eight people and the sandy beach is just a two-minute walk away, as is the village of Coverack with its many cafes, bistros and ice cream parlors

David Ross (pictured) opted to stay at the Watch House, which sleeps up to eight people and the sandy beach is just a two-minute walk away, as is the village of Coverack with its many cafes, bistros and ice cream parlors

‘It’s so neglected, the garden is like a weed desert.

“It needs a complete renovation.”

He added: “I’ve always loved David Baddiel and I feel guilty for bringing this to light, but I’m so disappointed.”

“The property is booked for the rest of the year so just wanted to warn others staying here what to expect.

“They will pay more money than us because it is currently off season.

The four-bedroom coastal property, which Baddiel (pictured in 2018) is seeking to sell for £1.5million, is so 'run down' the family feel unsafe and have blamed the holiday company they are with booked 'false advertising' as the house is nothing like it appears on their brochure

The four-bedroom coastal property, which Baddiel (pictured in 2018) is seeking to sell for £1.5million, is so ‘run down’ the family feel unsafe and have blamed the holiday company they are with booked ‘false advertising’ as the house is nothing like it appears on their brochure

“I think a fair price for a week’s stay here is around £1,200 – and that’s just for the location.”

MailOnline has contacted Baddiel for a comment.

The Fantasy Football star, 58, has previously spoken of his love for the Cornish coast, saying he resides in the area to focus on his writing and often visits the local pub called The Paris with his wife Morwenna Banks, 60 years old, from the region. .

Speaking in 2020, Baddiel said: ‘I like working with a view of the sea, which you can do from our house in Coverack.

“I find the sea, in general, to be an incredibly zen thing to have around. It calms you down and it’s great for washing away all sorts of other things you might think of.

The Watch House was built in 1810 and offers “sea views from every room” and advertises itself as perfect for “romantic” and “family” stays.

Large windows are a feature throughout the property, as are clapboard walls and Cornish stone exteriors.

Mr Ross booked the Watch Tower, located on the Lizard Peninsula, as a treat for his elderly mother who frequently stayed there with her late husband, before Baddiel bought the property for £1million in 2011.

Mr Ross booked the Watch Tower, located on the Lizard Peninsula, as a treat for his elderly mother who frequently stayed there with her late husband, before Baddiel bought the property for £1million in 2011.

Mr. Ross hoped it would bring back fond memories in what will likely be the

Mr Ross hoped it would bring back fond memories in what will likely be his elderly mother’s ‘last holiday’. But the trip turned into a nightmare (photo, cracks in the walls)

'It's so neglected, the garden is like a weed desert.

‘It’s so neglected, the garden is like a weed desert. ‘It needs a complete overhaul,’ David Ross, from south London, said of Mr Baddiel’s property

The property would be booked for the rest of the year, so Mr Ross said he wanted

The property would be booked for the rest of the year, so Mr Ross said he wanted to ‘warn other people staying here’ to know ‘what to expect’.

One of the four bedrooms is located in the attic which is described as a ‘den’ suitable for older children and teenagers, and the oak floors give the house a ‘charming and traditional feel’, according to rental companies .

It can accommodate up to eight people and the sandy beach is just a two minute walk away, as is the village of Coverack with its many cafes, bistros and ice cream parlours.

A spokeswoman for Cornwall Hideaways said: ‘Cornwall Hideaways, as an agent of the Watch House, is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the property.

“On this occasion we failed to meet our usual high standards and although we sent our housekeeping staff to remedy the situation, we also issued refunds to customers, which they are pleased with. We have, of course, ensured that all necessary work in this beautiful and much-loved property is carried out.

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