Beautiful place with welcoming owners and great views!
As I am writing this review we are currently staying at the cottage. From reading the below reviews I believe gives the wrong impression. We arrived late on Friday night and came into a clean cottage with plenty of room for my partner and I with our dog. When looking round the property the owners had left us a nice treat of some Halloween Jaffa cake bars, eggs, crisps and milk so at least we could have some cereal and cup of tea when we got up. As we arrived when it was dark we didn?t get to take in the view from the back garden but it was defo worth the wait until morning. It?s beautiful looking out onto the lake which the owners allow you to walk down their field to the lake which I recommend doing. The garden is of a good size perfect for us and the dog loves it. The hot tub is wonderful lovely hot and clean, the below reviews state that it is overlooked but when sat in the hot tub the owners cannot see you as the only window that is visible when sat down is a frosted window. Mark and Julie are lovely and have been so welcoming, Julie came to welcome us on Saturday morning and show us how to use the hot tub also if we had any questions. We haven?t smelt horse poo at all on our stay but it would make sense if we did as the hint is in the name of the cottage, cefn ?farm? cottage but we expected there to be some disruption with the animals but we have so far had nothing. The owners dogs do bark but as stated in the information pack they are working dogs protecting their home, they are soon told to be quiet or taken in. Overall I am very happy with our choice of cottage and the area is stunning we would definitely come back was worth the 6 hour journey.
DO NOT VISIT
when we arrived we was a little confused by where it was. There was a house and barns near the cottage. We rang the women to speak to her and ask if we was in the right location - we was so shocked to see how small the accommodation was and the garden was tiny!! The bedrooms smelled awful of horse poo and we was attached to the barns where the women and kids continuously cleaning the barns out and horses. NO PRIVACY - the cottage was overlooked by the house of which the owner lived in. The hot tub broke on us and was so hot it was unbearable, when we explain it to her she started falsely accusing our young teen of touching the buttons and said she didn't know whether it could be fixed or not. She kept coming through our garden numerous of times with different people to look at the hot tub without warning. Her children was playing in garden next to us and her dogs kept barking at my dog and the women suggested that her young daughter should come round to the cottage to play with my daughter which felt like she was forcing her child upon us. We had our dog with us but nowhere to walk her, nothing in reach of anything, constantly had to drive EVERYWHERE because you can't walk 1 hour down a bypass. The beach was lovely but took 15 min drive to get too. The cottage was not clean and smelt awful - i cannot stress how bad this was. 7 days was so long and was so fed up after 3 days. The wifi signal was rubbish and had nothing but argvation from the owner. DO NOT VISIT. This whole cottage was false advertisement. Also the owner constantly was back firing cars next door to us for hours in the evening.
Waste of money.
The first thing that hit me was the smell,terrible.
This is really just a converted double garage with 2 bedrooms & a bathroom attached.
Had to sit sideway on toilet as sink is in the way of your legs.
Cutlery,pans etc really basic.
The hot tub is overlooked by the owners house,so no privacy.
Four of us came here for a week,but 2 of us went home after 3 days as we had had enough,
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AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF MY MONEY AND NOT WHAT THE PICTURES SHOW.
DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE UNLESS YOU LIKE TO THROW YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY AWAY!
Dirty, unequipped and absolutely NOTHING like the picture.
We arrived to the stench of damp wardrobes which left our clothes reeking for the duration of our holiday even after we removed them and lived out of suitcases for 3 days.
The towels (if you an call them that) are old, discoloured and paper thin.
The kitchen utensils are dirty, sparse (i found the scissors in the end...in the garden, rusting among the grass). Your condiments will consist of BURGER KING SALT SACHETS.
We hoped to arrive here to spend 3 nights with our dog on our first little holiday away together and instead felt as though we were 'slumming it' most deffinatly not a home from home.
More like a home from hell.
The owner finally appeared on our second day, and when i tried to address her with the issues we faced, she responded that it is a self catering property and she abides by the list of minimum requirements that she receives from her letting agents.
Well forgive me for believing that going the extra mile & taking pride in a property you let out to people after taking their hard earned money should meet simple clean requirements.
She explained she has a 'cleaner' i find it hard to believe anyone has cleaned this property in a long while, and the huge dusty cobweb in the corner of the living room verified this to me.
Why you would not inspect YOUR property after a cleaner has been, which i presume you are paying for, is beyond me. but might i suggest you get a new cleaner as well as new cutlery, crockery, bedding, towels, furniture, glassware etc etc.
Full of nothing but excuses and a rude attitude. she did not once ask if we had enjoyed the stay or if we had found all ok in the cottage.
Probably because she knew all was most defiantly NOT well in there.
PLEASE NOTE you should take more than one toilet roll with you as you will need to use the ONE toilet roll provided to not only see to bathroom needs, but also to wipe out the minute, dirty frying pan.
The owner of this property should be ashamed that she lets it out in such a state and for the price charged.
We booked through Sykes cottages, and i must say, Sykes themselves were very sympathetic and understanding in addressing the issues we raised. (although i don't see how they dare not when the proof is in the pictures shown, they were as shocked as i was and have informed me they will be reviewing the state of this property).
But they further informed me they had brought my issues to the owners attention and she refused to compensate me for anything whatsoever.
Overall a disappointing, infuriating, waste of my money.
WILL NEVER VISIT AGAIN!
This house was a perfect base for me and my family whilst on holiday visiting my parents. The house was great and had everything we needed, it was very comfortable and after a days walking there is nothing like the hot tub to relax and rejuvenate you. Having a pup and not being able to go to most places, it was very welcoming to be able to have him with us and have an enclosed garden for him to play in. There was a very relaxed atmosphere and the owner introduced herself and asked if we needed anything in a very friendly manner.