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Stable Cottage, local village pub 300 meters away & 1 mile walk from the coastal path/sea
Stable Cottage, local village pub 300 meters away & 1 mile walk from the coastal path/sea
Stable Cottage, local village pub 300 meters away & 1 mile walk from the coastal path/sea
Spacious living room with woodburner and inglenook fireplace
Master bedroom featuring King Size bed and Egyptian cotton bed linen
Second bedroom - can be made up as twin or double
Bathroom featuring roll top bath
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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roger_coo...
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
“Shabby without the chic!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Picturesque village, lovely pub,chocolate box cottage until you open the door! Kitchen didnt look as though it had been cleaned from previous occupants. Crumbs,food scraps and dirt in fridge and on sides, sink dirty with filthy scourers left on side, microwave dirty and rusty and food spillage left in oven, bin filthy with mouldy teabags stuck to base. After exhausting 4 hour trip to the cottage had to clean the kitchen and utensils before we could use them( most of cupboards and draws stained with crumbs). The pipework around floor ingrained with dirt. Teatowels were old and stained and tablecloth stained. Bathroom basic, again dirty with splash marks up the walls and mould around the bath. Light over sink doesnt work, and previous occupants reported cold tap not working, still not fixed. Floor radiator not working. Seal has gone around the bath so shower soaks the tiles underneath. LIving room , side lamp not working, cd player not working, threadbare rug and sofa covers stained. Main bedroom table lampshade has large stain and easy chair cover dirty and stained. All the windows in the cottage have thick black mould around them and paintwork peeling. The towels provided were old and frayed and the whole cottage has an air of being unloved and neglected. The problems go deeper than general housekeeping, it needs a thorough deep clean and spruce up. We left a day early as we found the cottage too depressing. We complained twice to the owner by email. the P.A. emailed back to say she would forward our comments to owner, we're still waiting!

3 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 1 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 2 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
1 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
1 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The cottage looked nice from outside
Liked least: The standard of cleanliness and upkeep of cottage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2013
After apologising profusely to the guests the housekeeper has been dismissed as the cleaning clearly wasn't up to the level expected.
The house has had a deep clean less than 2 months ago and all windows, carpets and lampshades were deep cleaned at this time. It was a shame the plumber had not been able to fix the tap whilst the guests were there but there have been no reports previously about the sealant on the bath so that will now be checked too. I agree that the towels do need replacing and in fact we will be suggesting guests bring their own as most people prefer to do this anyway. A very disappointing review but hopefully with the new housekeeper in place things will be 100% better from now on. Once again we apologise to the guests involved.
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jenniferd...
Andover, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Total Disgrace!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We arrived to find dirty linen on the floor no beds made
the whole cottage needs a good clean and the garden was overgrown. When we rang the contact number we were told the housekeeper had the wrong week booked.
We had to travel home with two dogs to our own cottage which was having renovation work done which was the reason we booked in the first place! although payment has been refunded some compensation should be forthcoming, this expected break turned out to be a complete nightmare and we expect compensation for all the upset this has caused. We expect a call from Trip Advisor about this mess

3 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
3 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 1 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
1 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 1 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
1 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 1 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
1 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Nothing
Liked least: Everything this cottage was nothing like the web picture
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 15, 2013
This was a total disappointment for us too as we had just employed a new housekeeper who had sadly misunderstood the booking schedule so she had not done a changeover. As soon as I was contacted (the bookings manager) I offered them a free meal locally whilst I sent the housekeeper straight to the property to do a changeover for them. Sadly the guests decided to leave and travel home which was a disappointment for both us and them. They had a full refund and Our sincere apologies.
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Musicalva...
UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage to spend a winter week in.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

Great cottage - really olde worlde, with huge log burner, sofa you can't get up out of and kindly the owner provides a log store from which you can help yourself. The bedrooms are lovely, cosy and comfortable and everything clean. The bathroom slightly lets the cottage down as it is relatively basic, but everything works. The hamlet is very rural - we found it was a bit like staying in a ghost town! - but the area is amazing - straight out of the cottage onto the lane and up over the hills to Durdle door with incredible views of the Weymouth bay and portland to Lulworth once you're up there. No problems with the owner or the arrangements - altogether a very enjoyable stay.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Listed since : Feb 2013
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