We had a great time from start to finish on our weekend at Hazelbank Cottage. We were celebrating a friends 30th.
The house is beautifully decorated and very spacious. 3 Bathrooms were great for all the girls! We loved the hot tub and being secluded meant we didn't have to worry about the neighbours. Asda is only 10 mins away, we organised a click & collect which meant we could relax and not worry about fitting everything into cars.
The rooms are huge, plenty of space for luggage. All necessary amenities provided too meant we probably over-ordered from Asda! Dawn was brilliant with communication and definitely made us feel welcome.
This property is fab for girly weekends, family celebrations or just to escape from it all. Thanks Dawn, we'll definitely be back!
This is a house which has a lovely combination of luxury but very much in the countryside. There are 4 en suite rooms, a substantial kitchen with all the requirements to cook a feast. The dining table is a most attractive oak table which fits in with the modern surroundings. The lounge has comfortable chairs etc with a large TV with Sky. There are various games and various gadgets to amuse one. Outside there is a hot tub, barbeque and picnic table with ample seating. There is a large area of decking necessary in wet weather. The floors in the house are covered with wood blocks which make clean easy. The house looks stark from the road but the principle windows look out onto the decking and the wood covered hillside opposite. In August nature was not that much in evidence but a hare regularly grazed in the grounds and bats played havoc with the security lights as the movement of the bats resulted in the lights going off and on. There are many bramble bushes (blackberries) growing in profusion in the area just waiting to be eaten! Judging by the number of hazel trees there will be a good crop of nuts come the autumn. (Thus Hazelbank Cottage). The flesh pots of Girvan are just a few minutes away where there is an ASDA.
Good things first. Great,large cottage, with many great features. Brilliant hot tub, outdoor seating. Full sky package.
The not so good. Be careful on entrance path. I was lucky not to damage underside of car scraping on rocks coming up through worn down and loose gravel. Also there is a road running alongside cottage. This is used regularly by heavy goods lorries going to nearby quarry. Not so good in morning if you are a light sleeper. They make a lot of noise.
The decking area is large with great seating area but the bannister going around it needs upgrading. You need to be careful leaning against out as there is quite a bit of movement. Could be dangerous for kids.
All the outside window frames need a good clean. Lots of cobwebs and dead flies.
Inside house there were lots of dead flies on ceilings and walls. We were plagued with them on first night so bought lots of sprays. This helped a lot.
Finally you have to use testing strips in hot tub and then put in the correct amount of chemicals. I have never had to do this before.
We had a great time, but cottage needs better maintenance and cleaning
We thought the cottage was more rural. It is next to a road and on an incline, trucks were going passed a few times a day. I'm saying this because it would not be suitable for young children. We could not let our dog run about as the other side of the cottage was a big drop down onto a stream. We thought there was a trampoline as it was advertised, we found it later not usable down towards the stream. Also the hot tub has to be maintained by you, checking chemical balance. The cottage is lovely and Girvan is nice.
My friend booked this for 6 of us for 2 nights ! It was absolutely amazing with everything you could hope for in a holiday home as well as a hot tub! Really had an amazing time and Dawn was fantastic ! Seriously would recommend this to anyone such a lovely place comfy beds amazing showers ultra modern and it even had the best sky tv you could get !! Would definitely like to come back !xx