My husband and i have just returned from a five day break in Cornwall and stayed 3 nights at the Sweetwater Trout farm. A long drive down a dirt track with dark ponds surrounded by trees and brambles, an overgrown field with derelict bee hive in the middle. A shed with broken down van and weeds everywhere, Rusty gates lead to what is a very attractive house. We discovered that there are little or no fish in the ponds and as Late Rooms are running the B&Bs adverts with information that there is fishing for visitors this may be a problem . We were welcomed by Gill and her dogs, not a problem for us but as guests pets are not permitted, this seems a little strange. We were shown to our room and informed that Late Rooms had not taken money from our card and that cash and guaranteed cheques were the only accepted method of payment. We did have the cash but this could be a bit of a shock if you have budgeted for your holiday, and thought that the cost of the accommodation had been taken care of when booking I was also disappointed to find the wardrobe half full of winter clothes and the bathroom completely full of half empty toiletry bottles , so many there was nowhere to put our own things. Tea and coffee making facilities consisted of two cups and saucers a bowl of sugar lumps (uncovered) a kettle and a small tin with some dubious looking tea bags and a couple of spoons of instant coffee in a rather nasty sticky Nescafe jar. Another worry for us there are no locks on any doors, and the front door is also left open, we did not discover if when Gill went shopping the door was then locked, if so guests would have been locked out we were not offered a front door key. Due to the fact that there are no carpets (polished boards and flag stones ) in the house even the stairs are bare. Every sound reverberates around the house. Flushing the toilet can probably be heard in St Ives. We did however sleep very well as the bed was clean and comfortable, and It was very quiet and peaceful . However breakfast was something else. We have no problem sharing a table with others it is nice to chat and swap notes on days out and places to go, but the food was not so good. It is served in bowls or plates so you may help your self. My husband thought he was putting mushrooms on his plate, in fact the small black mounds were sausages. On one of the days my sausage contained a very long fair/grey hair, my hair is short and dark. Four pieces of toast each day one for each of us, One cafetiere of coffee between four. Fried eggs that looked like mini omelettes there was no yolk, i think they had burst and the yolk had just run away. The final straw was at the end of the meal when Gill took a left over sausage from the table and fed it to one of the dogs with the tongues from the table.
The house and its surrounding land could be spectacular but needs quite a bit of work. Such a shame that it is not reaching its potential Overall we enjoyed the experience but will not be returning
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