Posted 15-Jul-2017 on HomeAway
Here’s the good and the bad for future renters. The good was a nice ensuite shower, clean bathrooms, vacuumed floors, washer/dryer, convenient private parking, quiet, good heating and fabric couches. The bad included dirty utensils, pots/pans and bed cover which had human and likely animal hair on it that we had to rewash, the clapped out dining chairs (you sink into a deep, uncomfortable hole in each one because of the wear), the lack of a fan to deal with the high heat we experienced on several days and most important the totally inadequate WiFi service. The WiFi is sourced from the adjacent caravan park and we had to pay extra for it (all other places we’ve stayed in provide this service, similar to including hot water and electricity, in the fee). We expected at least to be able to watch a few videos at night, check email, surf, etc., as we have been able to do at all of the other numerous UK properties that we have rented. Instead, the rep for the WiFi service recommended that we not watch any video since it would use up the small allowance quickly (10 GBP for 3.5 gb for one week) so we didn’t.
We then discovered that the very weak signal made it virtually impossible to even do web basics such as checking email or surfing sites because we either couldn’t get on the web at all or at best the connectivity kept dropping and was as slow as dial-up. In our case when we travel good reliable WiFi is an absolute must for us and had we known the aforementioned it would have been an absolute deal breaker for renting this property. So be warned if this is important to you.
Otherwise, this is an adequate place to stay since it’s close to York, Harrogate and other wonderful places to visit in North Yorkshire. By the way, you may have new owners since this property up for sale, but the WiFi is sourced from the adjacent caravan park.