We booked through Sykes Cottages/Home away Mon-Fri ,first impression was the ash tray smell as you walk in the door, people must stand there to smoke and it all goes up in to the flat. At first it all looked bright and cheery, I sat with a coffee and noticed white dog hairs on the coffee table and on the shelf underneath, on looking around the dark wood floor I couldn't see any more but moved the coffee table and it had obviously not been cleaned under there, the dishes at the side of the cooker were also covered in dust and dog hairs. light fitting cover was missing and the wire was full of dust/cobwebs, I tried in vain to clean the dark wood floor which had never seen a mop!
on further investigation the bed had been slept in, the pillows had old slaver stains on them and the mattress protector had 3 big (sex) stains on it too!!! the owner insisted that the flat had been cleaned on the friday for our monday arrival.... sykes cottages must have rented it out without them knowing over the weekend..... sykes cottages confirmed this was NOT the case ( which i knew because there was complimentary biscuits & milk for us, the windows were open and you have to ring the owner for the key box code)
we ended up in a B&B for 2 nights then gave up and went back home.
our holiday was comletely ruined, 3 hrs away from home, our friends due to join us for a couple of days, a fridge full of food spoilt, a tank full of fuel wasted, a weeks holiday that we can not re take ( im self employed so lost earnings too)
avoid at all costs!