The property is beautifully situated, with fantastic views. However it is let down by very poor cleaning standards and hygiene standards, furniture and decoration which needs renewal and substandard heating.
Cleaning: The house is difficult clean given the decorative order. However, there were cobwebs and spiders everywhere, (behind the bed, on the walls, in the bookcases, around the fires) black scum around sinks and draining board. The cupboards and annex room have old rugs and broken equipment in them. Kitchen items all needed to be washed before use. The outside decking was an extreme slip hazard.
(We were not allowed access until 6pm due to extra covid cleaning - there was no evidence of basic cleaning .)
Furniture: Armchairs and sofa need renewal. These have large holes and were covered with dusty blankets. Outside furniture was rusty and dirty. Wooden draining board is a health hazard. There is no shower.
There is no heating in the bathroom, and only a small electric heater in the main living room. The woodburner is small, and locally purchased logs were too large for it.
Photographs can be supplied on request.
This was all such a shame, as it led us to be disappointed, and felt that the cottage did not represent good value for money.
All could be fixed with very little effort and expenditure, and the cottage is potentially a perfect retreat.