The house is very big giving plenty of room for all 14 of us, the beds are comfy and the large kitchen table makes for great family dining. Close enough to Bude to just pop to the shops yet not too close, loved the views when the weather cleared.
The down sides where that the heating wasn't adequate for the first 3 days and it took 2 phone calls to the owner to sort this out. The sink in one of the bedrooms upstairs en-suite is cracked and chipped. There are plenty of plates, which was a good job because lots of them had chips in them, has had one of the cups and one of the glasses.
There are a lot of windows within the house that have missing window catch locators, which results in drafts, and on the very windy nights this was very breezy, to the point that we had to roll up information brochures and use these to make the windows close tight.
There is only one key for the main doors, so this makes going out interesting if you are all going different places, as you have to plan who has the key, or remember to take the key to the side door.
The cooker is a normal size home cooker, which means you have to juggle what your cooking a little when trying to cook for 14 people.
Trip Advisor states that the house has WiFi, this is not the case, we took a laptop and tablets, and with an IT manger with us we could not find a WiFi signal anywhere in the property, you also get limited 3G signal here as it is in the countryside.
The hall way outside the small sitting room has wall paper that is peeling off by the table football.
There was also concerns expressed over the age of the electrical sockets and if these are up to current standards for rental properties, as one of our party has been involved in building regulations for lots of years and these are 1960's type sockets, although they are fully functioning and do not have any damage, we where very careful what we plugged into these.
All the upstairs bedrooms smell of either damp and have signs of condensation damage on the sloping roofs, this could be down to people not leaving the extractor fans on when using the en-suite's, but along with the cracks in the plaster and missing lumps of plaster, then again basic house keeping and a freshen up is required.
Given these down points, with TLC shown to the property we would all stay here again in a flash. As we all had room to spread out, play games, watch TV, play pool, no queuing for bathrooms.
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