“As great a position as the house is in, that wasn’t enough to make the property one to recommend.”
It looked and felt dirty - floors & skirting boards, blinds, showers, kitchen utensils, under sofa……all dirty, looked like it had a quick surface clean.
Odorous smells of damp, filthy windows that look like they haven’t been cleaned in months.
Garden - get the tree cut back so seats not covered in branches, leaves, bird poo - needed big clean every day we were there, also no parasol??
Many cupboard doors didn’t fit properly, and hard ti close, esp fridge freezer.
Broken window pane in lounge.
Not enough toilet rolls left, no kitchen roll, not enough dishwasher tablets, no salt and pepper, the basics that we expect to find in a self catering property, especially at this price.
Only one set of house keys - key safe not easy for elderly parents who can’t see the digits and use small buttons easily, as well as remembering code.
A number of lights didn’t work.
The smell of damp still strong.
Coasters and placemats in dining room filthy.
One double mattress the springs have gone, massive dip, causing bad back each morning.
Walls dirty, marked, paint peeling off in at least one of main bedrooms, really needs urgent redecoration, a handyman and a thorough deep clean.
Summary - great location, let down by lack of cleanliness and attention to detail.
Very evident that this is a popular house that gets booked regularly due to location and brochure photos, and it never gets the time to be fixed and cleaned properly.
Had we not had the 30% discount due to a bedroom and bathroom not being able to be used because of damp, we would have been very unhappy at paying full price for this property - the brochure photos mask the reality.