We rented this house for the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2013 and arrived on the Friday around 17:00. By 21:00 we had with some difficulty agreed with the owner that our only option was to vacate the property the next morning and these are the reasons why:
(a) The property is not a holiday let, but is a student house which the owner peddles on the tourism market during university vacation times. It is furnished, equipped and "maintained" (or not) as as a student house.
(b) The property stank. According to the owner this was because the carpets had just been cleaned, but we certainly did not find the smell of carpet cleaner. The bathroom and kitchen had a dirty, musty smell. The attempt to clean the carpets could not disguise the awful, dirty smell of cigarette smoke embedded in them.
(c) The oven was so grimy that trying to use this to warm up a pizza set off the fire alarms in no time.
(d) Many light fittings were missing. A few... more