Have just returned from a visit to Ballylinny Cottages. Had stayed previously at these cottages but had decided to give it a break as it hadn't been up to standard so hoped this time things would have improved. When we arrived there was no-one to greet us. We eventually got through to the owner on his mobile who advised us that the key was in the door (we were staying in one of the barn conversions) When we entered the accommodation there was no heat on and we couldn't manage to start the gas stove. The housekeeper arrived a couple of hours later (she just walked in - I did think that it would have been good manners to have at least knocked prior to entering!) and advised that the heating was set in a manner that it would come on when the property cooled and that the heat setting would be sufficient to keep us warm. Two hours later the heat still had not come on so we phoned the owner on his mobile (again!!) and eventually got through to him. After a ten minute conversation we managed to get the heat on. However, we were not so lucky with the gas stove as he eventually came to the conclusion that he probably needed to change the batteries in the stove to enable it to ignite!
Cleanliness - unfortunately, this barn conversion was seriously lacking in cleanliness. There were finger marks all over the windows; cobwebs hanging from the ceilings; skirting boards were covered in thick dust; and the floors were also covered in dust and hairs. The sofas are obviously not moved when cleaning as there were pieces of paper and plastic under them. The bedroom that had been allocated to us also contained two large camp beds which took up quite a lot of room - it would be a good idea that if they were not needed then they should be kept in an alternative location. One of the two bathrooms in the barn conversion had about 15 long black hairs lying on the floor and one of the pillowcases on the bed had dried blood on the corner of it. Yes - the bedlinen had been washed but surely if this sort of stain is on a piece of bedlinen then it should be discarded. Towels - these had seen better days! The kitchen was well equipped - however, the splash guards behind the sink and the cooker contained a number of small flies and sand!!
Due to the number of issues that we had with this accommodation we will not be returning to Ballylinny.
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