Stayed here in last week with young family.
while I have no issues with the manager on duty who addressed the main issues i spoke to him about which were
- poor heating on arrival (timer on boiler was broken, heating needed to be left quite awhile,to get house warm) note it was a very cold night we arrived.
-wifi was not connecting
-side lamps with blown bulbs
I firstly like to say caretaker /manager assisted as best he could with the above 3 issues .
However I felt i needed to write a review on the other items that came to my attention that could not be resolved in a weekend stay. these were
- overall shabby look of the house (paint peeling off walls)
- shower tray badly rusting
- ensuite shower had duct tape on shower head holder to try and allow shower
head to be risen
-sidelamps in bedrooms badly rusting (bulbs blown in some)
- light over sink in main bathroom not working
- patio needs to be maintained (broken portion- which i was made aware of)
- duvet covers ripped in parts
- small cupboard with broken shelf
-sweet papers under bed in twin room on arrival
I also felt to have at least soap provided in bathrooms would be a nice gesture.
Mountshannon and surrounding area are lovely parts of the country and these houses are ideally situated but the houses themselves were a let down, and also the heating/water should be covered in a booking cost when booking as these houses are costly to heat.
Where do I start......On arrival, noticed that the outside of the property probably hadn't seen paint since the day it was built, windows were dirty, walls and timberwork were very shabby. Swallows nests were up in the eaves with the birds fouling clearly visible on the slates and footpaths. Going inside, things didn't get much better. A smell of must/damp greeted us. Had to clean all surfaces including all delph and cutlery. Internal walls were badly in need of painting,some lights not working including no cover on the strip light over the sink in the main bathroom and some blue tape over a switch for the front door light - I think this meant it wasn't working! There was a smell of sewage in the main bathroom (which doesn't have a window) - not very welcoming. A small nail was protruding from one of the spindles at the top of the stairs which one of my children noticed!
Mountshannon itself has a very pretty harbour but that's about it - nothing much happens here and it reminds me a little of the poem by Oliver Goldsmith "The Deserted Village". If you are looking for total peace and quiet and boredom - go for it but otherwise steer clear.
We booked this last minute but very glad we booked it. The house was outstanding the local people really friendly. A great place to just get away from it all. I am looking forward to coming back at some other time.
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