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The food prepared by the onsite staff is absolutely exquisite. While the pictures of the two houses are not dramatic, actually living in them allows you a chance to appreciate the aesthetic detailing. One of the most romantic retreats you could possibly discover. It is not a place to meet and make new friends, though the fisherman of the local village flash friendly smiles. It is more a place to read, write, swim, Sun, lounge, and unwind. Not a surfing beach but some of the best salt water swimming/floating to be found ANYWHERE.
We traveled as a group of 3, me and my boyfriend and my friend.
My boyfriend and I loved the place because it has a very beautiful charm being and old building (we love old buildings), the bathroom was newly renovated and the bedroom looked presentable. The entire place felt historic and charming.
Unfortunately, my friend was just not comfortable staying there that night and we ended up staying elsewhere even though we had paid for the night. We travelled as a group and we decided that we would move together. We are so sorry.
These are just our opinions and our suggestion we hope that you improve the grounds.
What we love:
The colonial building, the charm, the garden, the location, the caretaker (your brother) was very sweet, the dog Mallow is very sweet and well taken care of
What we think could be improved on:
The main problem in my opinion is lighting, it's very dark in the house and to first time visitors, this can be quite uncomfortable, eerie and feel unsafe.
Here are my suggestions:
The garden is great, please keep it, but the branches and bush around the house should be cleared to let in the natural light that the house really needs. Then install some netting (in a neat and nice way) over the windows so that the shutters can remain open to let in more light during the day.
The kitchen area (fridge including) needs to be cleaned up properly as well. Perhaps, some simple (and cheap) table can be made in the kitchen.
We met a very nice Hungarian man next door, and I'm sure he would be happy to help you improve your place for maybe a discount on his accommodation.
Even though we ended up not staying the night, I gave you 4 stars because I hope that this place does well and I don't want to hurt the reputation because it's a very beautiful building. But to be honest it would be 2 stars in the current state right now.
We wish you the very best and we actually wish we could work on improving the place with you as it has sooo much potential!! I hope to come back and stay again after you've fixed up the place. Good luck.