This place needs some tlc - desperately! We stayed in the 'private with shared bathroom' house, which is seperate to the main accommodation. There were 8 people in this 'shared house', with capacity up to 9...and there is one toilet and one shower. Need I say more? Possibly not, but I will: The house hasn't seen a renovator/decorator/handyman in many years, and it really is overdue! The taps are leaky; the shower offers no pressure or stability of water temperature; the 'sofas' are from the 70's; the place needs more than a 'lick' of paint; there is a junk storage room, which smells of mould and mildew (and travelling through this horrendous room was the only way to access our bedroom from within the house!); there is the need to travel through a locked door to access the house from 2 of the 4 bedrooms (not great for a 3am trip to the loo); the yard out the back is huge but left unchecked - it could be a lovely area for outdoor seating or playing sport, but it's overgrown and unattractive. In addition, we were called by the woman on duty to see when we would arrive - check in time finishes at 9pm as per Booking.com, but 8pm as per the sign on the front door...and 7pm as per the woman who checked us in! She wanted to check we were still coming when it got to 8pm and we hadn't shown. Her rude phone manner was matched only by her cold face to face reception, so I pointed out the check in time on the Booking.com confirmation I'd printed - to which she replied "well, yes....but I have a life too". Without even seeing our room, I had a bad feeling...which, as you can see, was unfortunately correct! Having beakfast included was good.
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