The advert for this property said that it slept 7 (I think ?), but the photos aren’t clear for the bedrooms. As the holiday was for my family & my in laws, I made enquiries beforehand; there were a LOT of emails back & forth to clarify this and the Owner assured me that there were definitely 3 bedrooms; I note that the advert was subsequently amended in July to advertise 3 bedrooms. After more confusion, I had to book this staycation via a telephone call with Trip Advisor in February, to stay at end of August.
In July, I received an email from the Owner telling me that I hadn’t paid enough for my holiday through Trip Advisor, despite having received her quote in February, agreed it, paid the deposit and being about two weeks away from paying the balance of the holiday; actually overpaying, as I didn’t take my pet that I paid for. Fortunately, this issue wasn’t forced, but it left me with my nerves on edge for what to expect upon arrival.
Upon arriving at the 4pm check in on Saturday 21.08.21, the house was quite presentable and quite clean. First and foremost, THIS IS BY NO STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION A THREE BEDROOM PROPERTY !! The downstairs is an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with a sofabed, second shower room / toilet directly off the lounge, with one ensuite bedroom. The upstairs is an open plan lounge/kitchen. The lounge has a table and chair set and a sofabed that can fit one adult. The is one ensuite bedroom.
I had to ask a couple of times for the information folder for the house (which the flyers need to be updated). The towels for the upstairs room were still being dried in the tumble dryer when we arrived, but we could deal with that. The toilet lid in the downstairs ensuite bathroom was severely broken (replaced a couple of days later). The blind handle in the upstairs bedroom came off in my hand when I tried to twist the blind open. The upstairs lounge doors had no curtains. The downstairs kitchen cupboards were tilted off their hinges. The shower handle on the upstairs shower was broken. The downstairs kitchen bin lid didn’t shut. And you have to do your own recycling .. down to taking the bins out to the front pavement for the refuse collector to pick up once a week!!
The Owner is currently building a three berth garage on the property and is about to build a swimming pool on the property too, the latter of which will add beautifully I’m sure .. but perhaps a little more tlc should be given to what’s there already; I’m afraid having returned from Spain the previous day wasn’t a good enough excuse for me.
So, although we had a lovely stay (because we always make the best of where we are) and the surrounding areas are beautiful and relaxing, if you are staying as three couples, the third couple will not have their own bedroom or any privacy.