Expensive house, good area for cycling
The mill has been restored well, especially the bedrooms, but not fully thought through as a rental property. It is definitely not suitable for families with small children as the floors are extremely creaky (enough to wake everyone up) and the stair lights are all on timers with short delays leaving children stranded in the dark half way down. As the mill is built into a hill, the sitting room/dining area has only a little natural light and smells dampish making it feel rather like a wine cellar. There is a table and chairs outside so we ate outside when we could. The kitchen had enough crockery although not many utensils e.g. there was no sharp knife, no large spoons and no cleaning materials provided. A few small touches (clean flypapers not ones full of dead flies, dish washer tablets, toilet rolls, a full set of kitchen utensils etc) would have made a lot of difference to the welcome. Despite the owner saying we had left everything in order on departure, our deposit was docked £10 for a charge the owner had 'forgotten to add earlier'. It was only a small amount but it summed up the customer service.
The area, however, was great for easy cycling along the Meuse and had plenty of more challenging routes into the hills. The towns nearby, both in Belgium and France, were interesting to visit and had several excellent swimming pools both indoor and outdoor. Treignes itself is a pretty place with a number of museums and cafes. About 12 miles away, Givet is definitely worth a visit. All in all, the property was disappointing but we enjoyed exploring the area on our bikes.
Owner's Response: Do you think that 420 € for a high season week in a 3 stars holliday house ( housekeeping involved )is too expensive ?
The building of the 17eme century is in stones and internal beams and the floor is a bit noisy.
The lighting timed by staircases is sufficient to go to floors, but duration has been increased for the comfort
It is not planned to supply rollers toilets, dish washer tablets, spoons and cleaning matérials. The housekeeping is involved in the renting price and done bij the owner
Do not confuse hotel and holiday home
10 pounds représant the tourist taxes taken of from the waranty during the repayment by bank within 8 days
Exceptionally ,at there request ,the guarantee was paid off in cash at their departure
I was present during the stay and i am always ready to help for any problems or questions
and i had none request during the week.
I personally made the welcome of the lessors and there was a special beer bottle in the refrigerator
Why this critic comes 2 month after the stay ?
I notice that points are more subjectives than objectives
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