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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Overton-on-Dee, Wrexham County, North Wales, Wales

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Allison S
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“No return visit planned”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

A pretty, quirky little cottage but lacking in basics. I understand it is self catering, but guests who travel from a distance (especially overseas visitors) are unlikely to have packed things like salt and pepper, coffee etc. There was also no dishwasher powder, which pretty much negates the use of a dishwasher and advertising it as having one is pretty misleading.

Although there seems to have been some thought put into the decor, it is nothing special, the beds are not particularly comfortable and there really is not much to recommend it. When we arrived the barbeque was filthy and we had to clean it before we could start a fire, and its attention to little details like that which can score extra points in a review.

My biggest bugbear, however was the lack of wifi. Between 2 of us and 4 different devices - 1 iPhone 6, a Samsung Galaxy 6, a Lenovo laptop and a Dell laptop - we could not pick up the wifi and therefore had to keep on going out to pick up urgent work emails etc. If it had been once device I would think it possibly the fault of the device, but four expensive, state of the art devices? The problem clearly lies with the placement of the router/hub and when we mentioned not being able to connect we were told that it was working fine for them - obviously in the main house where the router is situated. Again, this is something that is advertised and one of the reasons I chose the venue in the first place.

All in all, a disappointing stay, which is a great pity as I belong to a group (+1000 strong) of South African carers who were all interested in the property, and if I had enjoyed it there would have been some good business out of a recommendation as everyone is looking for places to stay between assignments.

Oh, and the directions to the property are absolutely SHOCKING! No accurate landmarks or distances provided - it took a lot of guesswork and u-turns to get there.

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Liked best: It was quiet and peaceful
Liked least: Lack of wifi, lack of kitchen amenities.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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jemimavil...
scotland
1 review
“Dont stay here it is filthy and unkept”
Reviewed 30 January 2013 for a stay in July 2012

Little Pentre Barn was the worst holiday home we have ever stayed in ,The furnishing very worn and very dirty and in need of replacement . The living room had a wood burning stove which was very smelly and the house smelt of smoke all the time.There were so many cobwebs behind the curtains and around the house that we had to hoover the place when we arrived.The upstairs bedroom was tiny and the headroom above the bed was about 18inches and the lighting was above the length of the bed which was a hazard for children.There was daylight shining thruogh a wooden door in the bedroom and the ceiling was full of cobwebs and spiders.Its so bad that the children refused to sleep in the room so they ended up sleeping on the couch and a mattress on the floor.In main bedroom the pillows were a dirty brown colour and underneath the bed had inches of dust.There was even underwear in one of the drawers. The kitchen units and cupboards were all stained and in need of a paint.The freezer box in the fridge was all mouldy so we couldnt use it.The bathroom was the only nice room but after five days it blocked so we had enough and went to stay in a travelodge which cost us more money.The outside of the house was just as bad as the decking was rotten and you could not sit on it as it broke when you stood on it.When we came home we complained we complained to Sykes Holiday Cottages but the said it was the owners fault and refuse to help us.The owner was very unhelpful and said the house was clean but we took lots of photos to send to him and Sykes.The owner then refused to any contact unless it was through a solicitor.

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: the holiday home it was dirty and unkept.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Hertford
Reviewed 9 December 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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diana f
Dawlish, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“a lovely barn in the country”
Reviewed 21 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

a lovely hoilday cottage the owner made us feel very welcome,very rural good place to unwind,family were allowed to visit as the family are close by it was nice for them to come to us for a meal instead of eating out all the time .we love the area as you are very near snowdion and all the other areas there.

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Liked best: being in our own space
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Glynn8338
Halstead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Rural Tranquility”
Reviewed 15 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

We had such a nice holiday in this cottage, my kids could not believe their luck when we arrived and had a horse with her foal in the field next to the cottage. Also a nice cat and chickens roam around in what is a nice relaxed atmosphere. The cottage is really rustic and homely and has everthing you will ever need. With a great pool and friendly owner who leaves you to get on with things and tells you to treat everything as your own. We will be back some day.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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