First fo all I want to apologise to my family for bringing you here.
The drive up to No 62 is much like one of those TV shows called "Dara and Ed on the World's Most Dangerous Roads". Thankfully I have a reasonable 4x4 and being ex military, a reasonable sense of direction but even so, finding No 62 is a challenge. However, maybe that is a blessing....
To be fair to No 62, the view is incredible but that is a good thing because the last thing you want to do is spend your time looking at the cabin. To say that it could do with a bit of a makeover is like saying that the North Pole could do with a heater.
The first thing you notice is the decking at the back which is borderline dangerous and this has not gone unnoticed by the owners as they have placed 2 steel sheets on top of it by the kitchen patio doors that lead out onto it. The decking is rotting and gives way under foot and the railings around it move alarmingly so we ended up not leaning on them to admire the view over the river Dovey. As I was photographing the decking one of planks cracked and started to give way which I have on video thankfully. As I was writing this my 10 year old son was sitting on one of the deckchairs provided and I heard him scream so I turned around and he had fallen through the bottom of it because the fabric had decayed and also rotted.
Anyway, we move inside. To be fair it looks as if has had a lick of paint recently but that is only to mask what is (apart from the kitchen) essentially an unpleasant interior. The carpets are dirty, coming away and left us all rather uncomfortable. The shower leaks in between the shower tray and the sink pedestal and it is a big leak, not a drip. But to find this out you have to turn the shower on and then things get nasty. The tap water in No 62 is brown. Not 'discoloured', it is brown. It looks as if someone is urinating out of the tap. No matter how long you run it, it does not run clear. I have called the council and left a message for them to come and look at it. I suspect the owners are aware though because they left a 5 litre bottle of water.
My children went nowhere near it.
Also what is quite novel in 2018 is the electricity coin meter which I have not seen the likes of for 40 years. This has been adapted to take modern £1 coins so we put 5 in and doubled the value of this property instantly.
The mattresses are incredibly uncomfortable unless you have a spring fetish.
If you have a child that can do the Rubiks Cube I would suggest that you bring them and ask them to work out how you turn the oven on as there were no instructions and the icons have worn off the buttons.
Almost finally when we booked the instructions ask if you need an additional bed to say so and for a fee they will add one. We asked, paid and did not receive so one child slept on the sofa and woke up with bites on her legs.
I would really, really avoid this accommodation. We left after one night and paid extra to stay in a caravan in Borth and it was lovely.
So on this weekend not only did I not get what I paid for, I was given something that was not fit for purpose and had to pay extra to get out of it. I also have spoken to a council, the Health & Safety people and that has spoiled everything.
. This was NOT a bungalow and a wooden clad building . The roads up have to be the most horrific I’ve ever encountered so dangerous and nearly burnt out clutch out on the car . We took an hour to find the property (many others searching also a map of the layout may be and idea) we couldn’t park by the property !! the decking is falling apart I fell over twice it’s literally rotting . The place was filthy the coat rack fell off the wall by us putting a hat on it ! The fronts fell of draws the oven is dangerous and filthy the whole place needs a deep clean .the red cushions so filthy made me sick .
Heating broken but me on site fixed it by 10pm . Apparently no gas !!!!!!they left muddy footprints all over the carpets to add to the filth already in there . My question how can this be 4 Star accommodation and how can you charge for it ! Needs a lot of repair before a serious accident happens especially doors not closing .i left it cleaner than I arrived but was not willing to spend my holiday giving it the cleaning it needed .Mouldy cold damaged awful place !
Nicer properties available but only at the bottom !
Just one of the craters in the photo
Location of bungallow beutiful, with striking view and very peaceful. Access however for experince off road drivers. Parking should be suggested 100 yards down the road in a safe parking area. Balcony looked nothimg like pictures. Dirty, slipy, bendy boards and overgrown with brambles. View striking though. No pillow cases and one and a half of toilet roll for 5 people booked in advance. Standart of cleaninig in a bathroom and kitchen leaves a lot to be desired. Smuged grease om the kitchen cabinetes and owen in a kitchen
Loose draw handle on cutlery drawer. Brown water which the neighbours informed us as unfit for human use. They also infomed us that the council been around pinning notices on each bumgallow informing of this. Our notice was conviniently missing. The customer service of indepent holidayd is very poor. Their comunication is is very obrupt and non caring
It suits perfectly for a family of 5 .facility includes 2 bedrooms 1 big kitchen with a dining table. A big guest room and a toilet with shower. The view from this house is amazing... the house got everything described in the site. We really enjoyed....