Self Catering in Suffolk - Peasenhall
Areas: East Anglia
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Pricing From: £241.00 - 478.00
This cottage is located in Peasenhall near Suffolk and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Feather Cottage is situated in Peasenhall near Suffolk. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom, a bathroom, fitted kitchen and a sitting room with open fire. Feather Cottage offers a private lawned garden with furniture and a summerhouse. This cottage is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic holiday in the picturesque area of Peasenall.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
The photos of Feather Cottage bore little resemblance to what we found.It was dark,run down & in desperate need of much TLC.Kitchen poorly equipped(only 1 cereal bowl so one of us had to use a pie dish!),no continers that fitted in the microwave.Oven thermostat light broken so we had to guess when it came to temperature.Water is on Economy 7 so that by teatime it was only luke warm.Inside of windows were filthy and numerous cobwebs around them.Garden is not accessible directly from cottage but via a passageway making it difficult with a dog.All in all a big disappointment,will not be returning.Very poor value for the money spent.
Norman Pat O
Feather Cottage felt like an authentic Suffolk Cottage with period features.
The open fire absolutely made the holiday for me. The kitchen was provisioned well with thoughtful extras and the bedroom was lovely with loads of extra blankets and a nice minimal amount of furniture.
A good old fashioned cottage, ideal for a walking holiday on the coast and ideal for our two dogs. The neighbours were friendly and helpful.
Poor standard of cleanliness
Furnishings dirty and very old. Cobwebs and dust and dirty paintwork. Dim lighting in lounge area for evening reading. Dishwasher dirty, mouldy and not in use. All electrical item were PAT out of date by three years. Not an ideal for parking safely outside. Very poor steep steps to climb in order to go upstairs to bedroom, very shallow steps and slippery.
Not well managed and needs investment
Perhaps this was a beloved holiday cottage years ago. It has some sweet touches and is basically a nice quirky old place which I wouldn't complain about if lent by the owner BUT is is now managed without care and essential modernisation is needed for a paying rental of up to ?500 pw. I am usually pretty positive (see other reviews) but the problems were as follows
Kitchen -a worrying low step unmarked with no warning. Modern kitchen cupboards impractical with no storage at all for groceries and are not clean inside. One had oil or grease spilt inside which thickly coated the bottom of 2 pans then got all over the cooker before I realised. Badly equipped, no kitchen roll, and the drawers are a jumble of bits and bobs that look like throw outs, (see photos) incl ribbon, keys that don't fit anything door handle, but essentials like salad servers lacking. No bowls for mixing or salad. Fridge tiny like a caravan fridge you had to stoop to floor level and it didn't work properly - it froze some food and dripped water on other. No broom or dustpan and brush to sweep up and none were supplied by the owner even when I told her about it. The advertised dishwasher was also bust but hadn't been removed just left cluttering the kitchen. See photo. No draining rack for plates. No scourers. No salt or salt cellar or butter dish and a weird collection of crockery, eg 7 dinner plates 2 dessert bowls 16 glasses 1 sundae dish. No extractor fan. Some items chipped or dirty. (see photos)
Bedroom. A large and nice room but no curtain on one of the bedroom windows so we had to hang up a hand towel to keep out the light!!!!! (Youth hostel or what?! ) Burned hand and got blisters from one of the antiquated might store heaters. However furnishings ok and bed comfy. Spare blankets etc chucked in a cupboard (see pic) but thank goodness seemed clean. Reached by narrow steep stairs which are typical of old cottages like this.
Living room. Sofas old worn and grubby and for the first time ever in a rental cottage I had to put up with frayed fabric ( see picture) ) basically clean but smelt a bit doggy after you'd been sitting on them for a while. Dusty brick a brac around, dead insects on sill. No central lighting, but a floor lamp and two table lamps one of which had a missing lampshade and bare bulb - again first time ever in a holiday place! Bundles of out of date leaflets and faded paperbacks and board games with charity shop price labels on. A tiny tv inconveniently sited - no DVD player. Big and dirty open fire that was laid but not enough logs were supplied to make a fire and since it's summer didn't want to buy loads of logs so didn't use it. (Also I couldn't see where to store a bag of logs). There was no wifi . The room gets very little sunshine.
Bathroom was cold - had some charming tiles which I think related to the original owners' lives , but floor tiles freezing! THe bath was stained, there was a missing plug chain in basin, no loo cleaner. I asked the owner for some but none supplied. Perhaps we were supposed to go out and buy cleaning equipment and materials? There was no hair dryer in the property. The cupboard in the bathroom which should have contained cleaning stuff seemed almost empty. The hot water tank was not insulated as shown and I think it is supposed to be partly heated by the log fire, which we did not use because of reasons given above. There is an immersion heater and if you timed it you could get enough for one bath. The electric shower was ineffectual, there was no bathroom fan.
Parking is on the road, on a bend, the road is actually not that busy and it's within the 30 mph speed limit so we were not bothered by noise, and the car did not get hit by anything!
Garden is a short walk from the house, which was OK, quaint, but given that the house itself is so dark it is a pity you cannot sit in the narrow strip of pathway outside as it gives access to the house next door and you would be obstructing the neighbour. The garden was adequately maintained with somewhat rusty garden furniture offering a deck area to sit in the sunshine and have lunch, etc. .
The cottage is accessed by the back door reached through a passageway which has an access door which guests are asked to close quietly. We did our best to do this but when there is a wind it howls through the gap and on one occasion I lost my grip of the door and it slammed, upsetting the next door neighbour who came out. I could understand why she was upset as it is very loud but as this is a known problem I feel the owner could instal a door closer or door buffer- not only in consideration of the neighbour but also of the guests.
I contacted the owner abt some of the issues - she mainly seemed unaware and /or uncaring - would say "sorry" but then not help at all. One day she said she would get the cleaner to supply some of the missing items and we left the key in the key safe each day after, but nothing ever got done. In view of the thick grease in one of the cupboards and the general grubbiness and carelessness I would suggest that some of the problem might lie with low cleaning standards.
I am not a complainer and generally prefer to be positive - see my other reviews - but I hated having to check things were clean before I used them. I hate sitting on frayed sofas and looking at bare light bulbs and not being able to draw the curtains or having to defrost the milk frozen into a solid block because the fridge was no good. The endless niggles made me really fed up at this cottage and staying there spoiled my time in this pleasant area. Peasenhall is a nice village, there are good walks locally and things to see and and I would return to Suffolk Coastal- but I won't be returning to Feather Cottage!
Services / Facilities:
Electric heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Roadside parking. Private lawned garden with furniture and summerhouse. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1.2 miles. Note: This property is on the main tourist route and as such some road noise can be heard. Note: This cottage has steep stairs and is not suitable for the elderly and less mobile.
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