My partners mother booked this for a long weekend over the bank holiday with mine and his family to spend some time all together and this place looked ideal, but what a disappointment it was. We were met by the owner on arrival shortly after 4pm the time that you are allowed to check in to be told that the house was not ready as he had decided to put a new shower in the family bathroom and remove the roll top bath. He said he simply run out of time, but had problems with the floor so had to put the old floor covering back down, whihc I hasten to add was tattered and torn and not something you felt comfortable putting your feet on after having a shower. When we drove through the gates the first thing you see is an abandoned car, and crusty old static caravan which creeps you out, as all the curtains remain permanent closed yest music comes from it???
The door bar on the the floor of the main entrance is loose and comes away every time you walk over it, I am just going to list the defects as there are so many:-
Dirty walls and stained ceilings in every room.
Overloaded plugs with adaptors sticking out everywhere
Water pouring from the ceiling into the kitchen below from shower in en suite
No burners on cooker work properly
No access to heating controls due to health and safety, although there are portable heaters everywhere
Chimneys not swept
Garden full of rubbish, such as abandoned lawn mowers x 5 and other pieces of debris
Electrics trip out
Dirty leather sofa
Grubby fabric sofa
Ovens x 2 on cooker not working properly
No large saucepans
Curtains hanging from rails
Despite this the beds were clean, not comfortable and the stained pillows were masked b the pillow cases.
We managed to not let it spoil out time together, but all of us agreed that we would have walked out and demanded our money back.
We emailed the owners before leaving and before writing this review letting them know and the response we were given were that they had run out of time to do the repairs.
Simply not the case.
Booked the house with friends for a murder mystery weekend and wasn't disappointed. The house was lovely and the surrounding countryside was beautiful. On arrival we met the owners as they had just finished refurbishing the small bedroom. A loverly couple whom showed us around the house.the review that the house was cold..Yes the house was a bit chilly but it was November and it's a big old house.soon sorted that with a jumper.:-) we are planning to return again this year. Highly recommend a visit.
We have just come back from spending the weekend here and we had a brilliant time.
The house is in an ideal place for walks, amazing views and has the privacy for a lovely family party.
The house is huge and has plenty of room for everyone and all the facilities you could need, Julie even left out party hats and banners.
The bar room was perfect for the birthday celebration and as the weather was lovely we spent plenty of time outside soaking up some sunshine in the garden which is a sun trap. The children loved the trampoline and the local horses as well as the sheep visiting us each morning.
We all has an amazing time and have all been discussing our next visit.
Great house and great value.
Thanks so much for having us and making is so welcome.
Was so looking forward to the weekend in Wales .The house looked so lovely on the photos.But I'm afraid it was very disappointing the house was dirty and neglected and cold .The fire in the bar area just smoked needs servicing spent 2 hours trying to light it as was cold.my shower water was freezing and the shower head just kept facing downwards with no support.Coffee machine in the kitchen is old and Dusty no complimentary coffee or a nice coffee percolator .electric blanket didn't work.outside is a rusty tampoline with no safety net so nothing for the kids to play on and the slate step in the garden loose and dangerous .the house needs to be cleaned and cleared out from top to bottom.and not rented out until all the jobs are complete .just the little things matter light over the dartboard doesnt work and the glasses in.the bar area all dusty .really wanted a relaxing weekend instead of messing about cleaning stuff before using .well travelled person who was very disappointed with the house standard doesn't take much to change a light bulb .get a fire cleaned and just maintain the property to guest standard .Would advise before booking to check showers and fires are working as it's alot of money to pay for a weekend .