“The location of the cottage is lovely and very convenient, the local beach is great for dog walking and the woodland is beautiful!”
The house itself is very quaint and the history of it is wonderful. I appreciate there is a cottage aesthetic to be maintained but there are some elements that are in need of improvement. The kitchen cupboards don’t close properly and swing open all the time, the selection of knives to use for cooking aren’t sharp and one has been put back by previous guests and was broken so when I tried to use it almost cut me as the blade bent all the way back from the handle. The house itself was very dusty and there were lots of cobwebs which at this time of year is difficult to prevent but easily solved. My dog also had an allergic reaction whilst we were staying at the cottage that the vet in Aran had said was likely to be dust mites, myself and my husband also had a collection of bites on our ankles and feet from our bedroom (the room nearest the bathroom).
The cottage is 300 years old and very charming. The decor suits the cottage but some very small improvements and the renewal of some basic kitchen equipment would make it a much more comfortable stay.
Dear guests, I am pleased you loved the cottage and found it to be charming. The issues you have mentioned will most definitely be investigated ie kitchen equipment was checked by myself Saturday and seemed to be adequate ? The doors do close, promise but as they are original they require a little 'lift into place ! Old age, it happens to us all !As all 3 bedrooms were used am I to assume the problem with the vet diagnosis of mite infestation is confined to thisroom ? Maybe your dog picked up an 'allergy' from the beach or sand flies ? To date we have experienced no problems with mites ?I note you washed all throws used for doggy comfort as I found them outside on the washing line along with cushion covers Thank You Regards Vera Property Owner