A good property, well located, immaculately clean, lovely bedding. I do defy any guest not to garrotte themselves on the forehead-high beams upstairs....
However....having stayed in self-catering properties on many an occasion, I know the difference between a clinical commercial let and one where hospitality is a motivating factor. There was a meanness in the hosts' approach that was reflected in the quality of our experience. Not a single bar of soap, a serious understocking of toilet rolls, 2 dishwasher tablets, and a very under-resourced kitchen. If you're happy to spend a weekend eating pizza, you're fine. If you're wanting - as we were - to cook a decent meal, it is not. One small frying pan with a loose handle, in a cottage that is let for 8 people. Etc.
On politely raising some of these issues with the hosts, we were met with the response, 'none has ever 'complained' before.' I didn't appreciate this response, although most of the issues were addressed.
This was a very special family occasion, as we had informed the host, and it was marred by this lack of generosity. Interrupt a family celebration with a trip to a supermarket to buy soap and dishwasher tablets....? For the sake of a fiver and a little more thoughtful investment in the needs of guests , this could all have been avoided.
Would I stay here again? Probably not. I'd rather go somewhere less slick where I am assured of a warm welcome.
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We had an excellant time here over new year with 4 adults and 4 teenages (19,17,16 &15) Great location and fantastic facilities. Plenty of space for all of us and all equipment of high standard. Any problems were quickly addressed and resolved by Kevin. Would recommend and definatley stay again.