We love this part of the country and Malindi is a gem of a place to stay. The views are lovely and there are many large windows to sit in and watch the clouds go by. The house had everything we needed and was comfortable and warm. The walk down to the beach sounded daunting based on some previous feedback but we found it an easy walk and better than trying to navigate the car down single track lanes. Bude is the closest small town and has a few supermarkets, a range of independent and chain stores and cafes/ restaurants. There are wonderful cliff top walks to national trust beaches from here. Many other beautiful towns, villages and attractions in Devon and Cornwall are within easy reach. We struggled to get English tv channels as the television was set to international/ German channels and this was a slight disappointment for the grandparents who like to relax quietly in front of the television at the end of a busy day, but it was a small thing. The TV is modern and a Now TV or Amazon Fire stick could be connected through the USB port if watching tv was important to you.