We where looking for a nice country retreat for a week, and came across Wallace Farm.From the website it looks very nice and when we arrived the area was indeed very beautiful.
Once we entered the cottage we realised we had made a mistake.
The cups where stained, so stained we couldn't clean them off. the cutlery was also dirty and needed a wash, I don't mean dusty, I mean dirty with food stains !!
I opened the bread bin to find two stale loaves of bread with mould starting to grow everywhere.
I also had to repair the plug on the iron as it was coming apart !!
Then the bathroom,
It was full of spiders (alive and dead) and cobwebs everywhere. The towels where thread torn and the bathroom last saw a paintbrush in about 1980 !!
The double bed was two single beds pushed together so we had a nice gap between us and again a lot of cobwebs
Two worn out of sofa's and a TV and a lamp that flickered and sparked !!
The whole place seemed neglected and run down and in need of a little bit of TLC.
We went to pay at the end of the stay and we where ushered into the kitchen where the other guests where eating breakfast, ( they are a b&b as well) So we stood there around this table while the others where eating and looking at us and feeling awkward.
There was also three dogs walking around the kitchen and the breakfast room, so you can imagine the germs around after they had been walking around the farm and then straight into the dining room !!
After we left I received a call the the owner who said why had we left the cottage in such a mess, I was a bit stunned but asked what she meant and she said there is rubbish everywhere.
The rubbish she was referring to was ONE box containing empty plastic bottles, as where I live these have to be recycled and you cannot put them into a bin.
She also asked why I couldn't be bothered to put the iron away in the cupboard.
Because the iron was HOT as I had used it just before we left.
Would I reccomend Wallace Farm ? Well it is a beatifull area but untill it's sold to people who care about it, I wouldn't bother.