Self Catering in Shropshire - Bronygarth
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Pricing From: £670.00
This detached cottage is located in the village of Bronygarth near Chirk and can ten people in four bedrooms.
The Hayloft is a detached property in the Glyn Ceiriog Valley near to Chirk in Shropshire. The property sleeps ten people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Also in the cottage are a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove.
Also included is shared use of a swimming pool, a sauna, a tennis court, two squash courts and a gym. Outside are off road parking, a garden with outdoor furniture and a hot tub. Set in glorious countryside, The Hayloft is a lovely property that will live long in the memory.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Book this place for my sister's 30th and it was great, the owner couldn't do more for us, lovely place to stay, the pool was great, so we left some extra toys there. My family had the best weekend and my sister had a 30th to remember. The hot tube was so much fun. Would defo stay there again
Neglected and unloved
I'm so sorry I didn't submit this review on Trip Advisor as soon as we got back. I now see some other poor family has been through the same unpleasantness. I only held off writing it as I'd raised a complaint with Sykes Cottages and was awaiting a response. I've finally had a response which is most unsatisfactory. The property is still being advertised using the same glowing adjectives when it should be taken off the rental market.
Here is the review I submitted to Sykes, which has not yet appeared on their site.
This property is described as 'luxury', with a 'well equipped kitchen'. I would describe it as 'basic' with a 'poorly equipped kitchen'. We had trouble opening the door to the place as it catches on the roof. There was no welcome pack of any kind and no instructions for bin collection/recycling etc. There were no toilet rolls. There were cobwebs in the corners of some rooms so we acquired a smelly vacuum cleaner from a shared laundry room and cleaned them up. The conservatory (also the living room) smelled of cat pee and the sofas and chairs were well worn, saggy and uncomfortable. Also the sofa had no back to it. The chandelier had twelve bulbs, only six of which were working.
The dining table, described as 'magnificent', was simply a large wooden table surrounded by uncomfortable chairs with no cushions. The oven was dirty with a badly stained glass door, the cutlery was cheap and mis-matched, as were the wine glasses and crockery. There were two tin openers, neither of which worked. There was also no frying pan. The pots and pans were cheap, nasty and dirty and one had a broken lid. We bought a scourer (non provided) and scrubbed the pans and oven, but with limited success. The scissors were useless and couldn't even cut a plastic bag.
The 'sumptuous' four poster bed had a cheap duvet which was too small for the cover. The other double bed had a broken spar and was missing a number of slats. The curtains in the small twin room are moth eaten and full of holes.
The shower pressure in the downstairs bathroom was very poor. The bathroom is shared and the slider was missing from the bolt so the door couldn't be locked. There was a sharp piece of metal sticking out of the bannister which cut somebody, we covered it with duct tape.
The socket for the heated towel rail in the large upstairs bathroom is hanging off the wall. Also the shower tripped out regularly and had to be reset from the electrical control panel.
The jacuzzi water didn't look or feel very clean and the lid is well worn and torn and has to be manually lifted off and on. It's very heavy so is not an easy task.
I spoke to the owner and told him I was going to leave bad feedback. I gave him a couple of examples, but as the list was so long and most of the issues couldn't be easily resolved, I didn't have the time or the inclination to discuss them. What the owner did say was that Sykes had inspected the property at the end of last year and had given them a clean sheet. This I find very disconcerting and it has shaken my faith in Sykes ability to appropriately grade properties. I've stayed in luxury properties booked through Sykes and never had a complaint. If I were the owner of a luxury property, I'd be very upset if my property was deemed to be comparable with this neglected and unloved example.
Tired, grubby and ill equipped.
We booked The Hayloft for our Easter holiday with our 4 children through Sykes cottages which we have used many times before. A 4 tick property is our minimum and usually ensures a very high standard property. However, not on this occasion!
The property was dirty, shabby and lacked basic equipment such as trays to use in the oven. In fact, the oven itself was filthy and one of the shelves was missing which made cooking for six extremely difficult. It also lacked a vacuum cleaner so we were unable to clean up after ourselves. The plug holes in every shower were slow draining and full of other people's hair. Also the bed linen in the master bedroom were marked with what appeared to be blood.
At every other property we have stayed at there has been an instruction manual which includes useful information on appliances, heating etc as well as important information on local hospitals, shops and local attractions. There was nothing at all. In fact we had no hot water for the last couple of days.
The hot tub was dirty and the cover was broken and covered in dirt and mould. The gardens were untended and there was no outdoor furniture to sit out on except a shabby picnic bench. The so called facillities consisted of a swimming pool which was very dirty with inadequate changing facilities in a wooden building which needs repair. The games room was locked for most of the week but when open consisted of a single broken table football game. Overall, the whole games complex was run down, filthy with paint peeling from the walls.
We decided to leave early as we were so disappointed.
The Hayloft is in a perfect location for a quiet holiday. The shared amenities; the swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts were used daily, and also the hot tub, all were great additions to the cottage. The owner was very helpful on arrival advising regarding local walks and good pubs. Nine of us stayed all week with plenty of room. We will definitely be going again.
We had a lovely, relaxing stay at The Hayloft. We have already recommended the cottage and will be coming back.
Oil central heating with electric fire and woodburning stove
Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair available
Off road parking for 3 cars
Patio garden with furniture, hot tub and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 2 miles
Note: On the ground floor, there are 2 steps down to bathroom, and a further 3 steps down to family bedroom
Note: Outside catering can be arranged by owner
Note: No stag and hen parties
NOTE: The swimming pool and sauna shown in the images above are not included in the rental cost; these facilities are available to book on your arrival for 2-hour private block sessions from 10-12, 1-3pm or 4-6pm daily at £20:00 per session; please note that each session is for a maximum of 10 people for health & safety reasons
NOTE: The squash courts, gym and tennis courts are not included in the rental cost; these facilities are available for exclusive hire for over 16s only
For use of the two glass-backed squash courts, gym with treadmill, rowing machine and weights and all weather tennis courts, please contact the owner on arrival for further information
Note: Strictly no stag / hen parties or similar
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