Worst place ever stayed
Being an old house,we expected some "quirkiness",however,we were not prepared for how run down the house is. Peeling paint on doors and ceilings. Upstairs bathroom has damage to ceiling(looks like someone has been in attic and put foot through).Evidence of water damage to at least one bedroom ceiling,with wallpaper held together with sticky tape. Whilst there,upstairs toilet was leaking(going by number of old cracks in and outside toilet, wasn't surprising).As there is NO TELEPHONE all we could do was email owner. Don't know if fixed,as plumber not due until after we had left! Also,numerous holes in floorboards,where old pipes have been removed and holes not filled.Also very large gaps between a lot of the floorboards,with accumulated dust and dirt down them.Nearly went through a floorboard in the "laundry room",so never went back in.Some of the heaters were positively dangerous.One in the twin bedded room had NO COVER,with metal coil exposed and window drapes hanging over it!Surely a fire hazard and not suitable for familys/children/infirm.
Not sure where the "fully equiped kitchen"was,as it was not the one we used!Only saucepans were in a cupboard so dirty,we wouldn't touch anything.Pans themselves looked like they hadn't been touched in years."Larder"was food left by other guests,some of which had hardened in the packets.Not enough crockery/cutlery for 8 people.
As primarily a summer rental,it would have been nice to have more than 1 room fan(we only found 1). As it was very hot whilst there,it made it even more unpleasant. Musty smell downstairs wasn't nice either.
For us,a telephone was essential.It was advertised as having 1 and is STILL showing there is 1!We needed to keep in touch with family there and at home in England.This was not possible.Not everyone has a computer or knows how to or can access skype!
We had a sad for reason for visiting,not helped by the run down accomodation.Certainly did not look forward to returning each evening.
This COULD be a lovely house,BUT,needs an awful lot doing to it. Would NOT recommend anyone to stay here.
Shame didn't see previous review, befor bookin(re mice). I'd rather have stayed in our rental car for the week.
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that Lynda had such a hard time while staying at our house. I believe her main issue was that there was no telephone, I have since updated the amenities list. Otherwise there's a bit of exaggeration regarding the condition of the house. The house is clean and really, people are not falling through the floors.
We have had many guests who quite liked the place. We are not a hotel and do not charge hotel prices. We provide a large fully equipped house that sleeps up to 8 people for only$750 per week. So for 8 people that works out to only $13 per night per person, we remain very good value.
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