Self Catering in Clwyd - Overton-on-Dee
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Pricing From: £280.00 - 646.00
Set within the three acres of the owner's smallholding, 1.5 miles from Overton-on-Dee, Wales, this cottage sleeps up to four people in two cosy bedrooms.
Little Pentre Barn is a delightful cottage is simply brimming with character. Built from brick, it houses exposed beams, a woodburner, two snug bedrooms and a private lawned garden, which boasts unparalleled views of the valley below. Visitors have use of the owner's heated outdoor swimming pool and there are plenty of scenic walks and cycle rides in the area. The Nine Meres of Ellesmere are nearby and in the town you can find a variety of shops and pubs. Little Pentre Barn is a perfect base for couples and small groups to enjoy the many nearby sight and delights of Chester, North Wales, Shropshire and beyond.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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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.
Great location with fine views and the swimming pool was a big plus too. Peace and quiet and all in all a great place to stay
We used the location as a music video set. The overall surroundings of the cottage was very tranquil and set the correct tone for our music video. The owner was very helpful in clarifying issues we had at the time.
Excellent location. Very quaint cottage. Friendly owner who had the log fire burning upon our arrival and had biscuits and a jug of milk so we could have a cuppa. Lovely taverns around the area including The boat and Cross Foxes. Went to Lion Quays spa for the day. Finished off going on the bikes to llandegla forest, which was awesome! Thanks.
Dont stay here it is filthy and unkept
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.
Services / Facilities:
Oil-filled electric heaters with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own swimming towels). Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Private lawned garden with raised decking, furniture and BBQ. Shared use of owner's outdoor heated swimming pool (available June-Aug inc.). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: First floor bedroom accessed via steep stairs with limited headroom - not suitable for less mobile or very young guests. Note: Children must be supervised around the swimming pool.
Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1
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