Self Catering in Clwyd - Mold
Bryn Farm Cottage
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Pricing From: £285.00
This attached cottage rests close to the town of Mold in North Wales and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Bryn Farm Cottage is a traditional-style cottage resting close to the town of Mold in Flintshire. Playing host to two bedrooms, a king-size and a double, as well as a shower room, the property can sleep four people. There is also a kitchen/dining room and a sitting room with a woodburning stove.
Outside is a communal parking area and an enclosed garden area with furniture. Bryn Farm Cottage is a homely property with an excellent situation for exploring North Wales.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Not all it seems, certainly not suitable for children and families.
Wasp nest at footage and we were informed by Sykes when we were half an hour before arrival! No sorry or concern for allergies. We were told that when we arrived at the cottage the owner would meet us... no owner! They had apparently gone on holiday! After a 51/2 hour journey we stood knocking on the owners door for 20 mins. We rang Sykes and were then told that they key is in the key safe and proceeded to give us the code. Got inside the cottage and the floor had not been mopped (it was sticky)! I towel per person to use on the body and face! Hygiene must not be high on Sykes and the owners agenda. No enclosed garden, that was only for owners use and the back door was firmly locked! There is a lawn at the front next to the road but if you sit out there the owner can see you and the all everyone going past. This is not a place for children because they cannot play out. There is a cheap bench next to the low fence next to the road and two gold away chairs in the boiler cupboard. The bathroom has a big window which is part of the shower but anyone putting the rubbish into the enclosure on the other side can see you. Doors from owners house coming into the cottage but no safety for people hiring the cottage due to no lock on the rental side. When complained to Sykes the rude manager warned us not to put in a complaint because he will be dealing with it and he would make sure it went nowhere. Would never book with Sykes again and the cottage dose not have all the facilities described.
Appearances can certainly be deceptive
This newly-refurbished property is still quite neat and clean-ish with new furniture, bathroom and white goods. The wooden floors and beams are a nice added touch.
But, under the gloss unfortunately many negative aspects were lurking; just one hand towel was provided for four people over seven days, lights in the landing and fireplace were not working, there were fingerprints and marks on the walls, stains to the sofa and a blanket was clearly soiled. The ?lockable storage? facility was also not included.
No spare bulbs were left and a wasps? nest outside the kitchen window meant we couldn?t ventilate the property during one of the hottest spells of the year.
The advertised ?enclosed garden with furniture? amounts to a strip of lawn to the front, which although is fenced off, it is also adjacent to a road and offers zero privacy which contradicts what is stated in the online detail. None of the advertised exterior ?furniture? was in evidence either.
There is a lovely large garden to the rear but this is out of bounds to the guests - despite there being more than enough space to allow access to at least part of this area. ?The owners are entitled to their privacy?, apparently.
Contrast that last comment with the situation for the guests in the rental cottage though: two connecting doors to the owners property next door are locked (one in a bedroom, one downstairs) but presumably accessible from their side. To reassure guests, bolts should be in place on the rental side too: the owners are effectively strangers and occupants need to be reassured over their own safety and security, particularly with young children present.
But it seems double standards abound here. Welcome to Bryn Farm Cottage indeed!
Unfortunately there was no access to the owner or any local management resources whatsoever so we were unable to obtain any help.
On top of this, no concern was shown by Sykes (the rental company) over whether any of our party might be allergic to stings (re the aforementioned wasps), and no apology was forthcoming. In fact, Sykes were utterly unprofessional and totally uncaring when we raised these concerns with them. I have never encountered such an appalling lack of customer care in over 20 years of holiday rentals throughout the UK.
The lack of available local support is a big risk for both owners and guests: our needs could not be addressed and should anything more serious arise (eg power failure, water leaks etc) then we were given no direct point of contact, which is a serious factor.
In summary my advice is: if you aren?t able to manage your property rental (or at least appoint someone to deputise in your absence) and feel it necessary to be less than accurate over the amenities, THEN DON?T LET OUT THE PROPERTY!
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