“The cottage is lovely itself with a unique layout.”
Living room is upstairs. Separate shower and bathroom downstairs. This is a galley style cottage (which I didn't know!!) so if you wish for a lay-in in the mornings but have noisy family members, that's not going to happen.
The cottage is filthy in several place. The floor looked like it has not been washed or mopped. There's accumulation of dust/human hair/dog hair in the corners.
The only view of the hills is from the entrance door. And that's not even a full view. It's blocked by a tall hedge. The other view from the upstairs roof window, you have to tilt/turn you body and head to view it and that's only partial.
The WIFI is non existent. Despite the owner's good intentions, both WIFI adaptors he brought in weren't working. Not great if you prefer being indoors than going out walking. You cannot deny the fact that in this day and age, WIFI connection is a must. If we had known it was zero-existent, we wouldn't have booked this cottage.
I thought I would have a working washing machine. But no, all the owner said was "the washing machine isn't plumbed in" and left it at that. So for the next 6 days it was wash-and-dry socks and undies on the radiator.
The radiator in the bathroom was hanging off the wall. If you were to lean on it, it would come off the wall.
Some wall sockets don't work at all.
The toilet brush was broken and disgusting.
I think it could have been a better experience if the owners spent more time and money on maintenance and upkeeping. Basic things like floor mat would have been appreciated. Nothing pleasant about coming out of a bath or shower with damp feet on dusty floors.
There isn't a wardrobe upstairs. It seems to me that you are supposed to use the wardrobe in the bedroom downstairs, but why would I want to get dressed in another room on another floor where it's occupied
The kitchen is filthy as well. The top of the extractor was covered in dust.
You could see a massive web hanging off like it was Halloween.
I would really like to suggest putting a wardrobe upstairs, floor mats dotted around the cot, new toilet brush, check sockets, and more cleaning.
Overall, the owners are friendly and lovely and provided bottled water, bread and cake. But it's the upkeep and lack of views that disappointed us.