Luxus-Ferienhaus in der Nähe von Crackpot, Swaledale - Ländliche Lage, Blick auf Swaledale
Mrs Rosie Nicholls
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Liebevoll eingerichtetes, gemütliches und sehr sauberes Haus in toller Lange mit wundervoller Aussicht und Umgebung. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.
Excellent location , great views. Lovely appointed cottage , nothing not to like
Well equipped cottage. Perfect secure garden
Cosy and very comfortable. Good place to stay and unwind. Great secure garden for doggies. Lay out unexpected but none the less we all enjoyed bringing the new year in and we would definitely recommend it.
Thank-you for your comments and for leaving the cottage so very clean and tidy, very much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your holiday and the cottage and hope you can return some time.
We had such high hopes staying in this cottage only to be so disappointed.
I do have high standards I know that. When we arrived as I was getting out the car my feet missed dog dirt by centimetres. Whilst I can pick my own dogs up, picking another dogs up plays havoc with my stomach.
We got all our belongings in, took a tesco order by which time we were ready for something to drink after a two and a half hour journey.
Took some knive out the draw only to find they had dried food on. That was it for me I set too and washed everything that we thought we would use during our stay. Still not had our drink got the tea pot out and it had old used teabags in so that also went in the dishwasher. Now when I complained about this it was explained that not all guests were as clean as others. Well I’m sorry but don’t these cottages have managers to check and inspect all these things on changeover. We have returned from a property in Shropshire and the cottage was immaculate. You never felt the need to wash anything. It was a absolute credit to them. Now if it can be in one cottage, why not all of them. We loaded the dishwasher went upstairs for a sit down only to find when we went back down to the kitchen the dishwasher had flooded the kitchen floor. We cleaned all that up. My husband then spent some time looking to mend it. It worked a couple of times gave us some confidence using it, but oh no Christmas Eve it flooded the kitchen again. Christmas Day was spent washing all the pots and pans by hand. Boxing Day, while the rest of the family went out, my husband and I tried again to mend the dishwasher. My husband searched for blockages. Stripped it. Some brackets were missing and if the drawer dropped down it stopped the arm from going round causing it to flood. Now apparently this has happened before where the brackets have come off so why not leave spares in the cottage. We arrived 22/12 and we still were messing about on the 26/12.
The bedroom downstairs was very small. Not a nice room at all. It was cramped. As the thermostat was in the lounge upstairs it would turn off leaving the bedroom and the downstairs very cold. Not a room really for adults.
Watching the TV was a nightmare. There is a settee for three people but you have to look at the screen sideways. There is only one chair to be able to watch TV in the correct position. Very bad for the neck.
The field outside was the best thing it is secure for the dogs. Worst Christmas break ever
Both the owners and I, who manage the cottage, were very sorry that the guests were very disappointed with Throstle Nest Barn.
Both they and I try our utmost to make sure the cottage meets all expectations and we try to go the extra mile to achieve this. Unfortunately, it appears that factors beyond our control meant that these particular guests were not happy.
The cottage had undergone a deep clean only three weeks previously and the owners had themselves stayed two weeks before, to do maintenance and painting etc. All the crockery, cutlery, pans, kitchen cupboards, shelves and woodwork was checked by them then. It would appear that the one set of guests after this had put crockery/cutlery away dirty. It seems likely that one guest indavertently put the teapot away dirty, possibly while someone else was cleaning round and while this is obviously not something we would have wanted, along with crockery less than sparkling, we don't really feel it is reasonable to expect the cleaner (myself) to take out every plate/bowl/mug/knife/fork/spoon/pan/dish/roaster/jug/teapot at every clean to check that previous guests have cleaned it properly, as I just don't have the time. It is all checked at regular intervals.
If I had noticed the dog dirt, I would have also picked that up, obviously, although this really is the responsibility of the guests who bring dogs, to check round to make sure the garden is clean.
Nobody had mentioned any problems with the dishwasher before, and it was working perfectly when the owners were there, so we're not sure how we could have managed to get it fixed for Christmas Day, given that we only found out about it the day before. We couldn't get anyone out to have a look, it being the festive holidays, but the guests with the problem kindly discovered what the problem was, so in fact, we managed to get it fixed in time for the guests arriving for New Year, thank-you for that.
There is central heating in the whole house, with two radiators in the kitchen downstairs, plus an oil-fired plug in radiator, kick heaters under the sink, and underfloor heating in both the downstairs bathroom and the ensuite shower room. The twin bedroom is quite small, but given that it's not a room in which much time is spent, we feel it's perfectly adequate. The layout of the living area is limited by the size of the cottage, but it is possible to rearrange seating to suit guest needs. 99% of the people who stay here absolutely love it and keep returning.
A beautiful place to spend a week in the Dales
We had a wonderful week at Throstle Nest Barn. It's warm and cosy and very well equipped. And spotlessly clean too. The cottage is in a stunning spot, looking down Swaledale, which we thought was the prettiest of the Dales. There's lots to see in Wensleydale, which is just a short drive over the hill. We'd recommend trips to the Wensleydale Creamery, Aysgarth Falls and the Tan Hill Inn, plus the Forbidden Corner for the children, and we had a very good dinner at the Punch Bowl Inn.
Beautiful tranquil escape from it all.
Cottage is gorgeous, quirky and in a beautiful setting. Very clean with a massive walled garden which was great for our dog. We will get definatley be returning. Thanks for an amazing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Ideal für Wanderferien.
Durham Tees Valley Flughafen, ca. 40 Meilen. Darlington Bahnhof, East Coast Linie, 30 Meilen, 45 Minuten. Die Benutzung des Autos ist wichtig.
5 Meilen nach Reeth, großes Dorf mit lokalen Geschäften, Garage, Post, Freitagsmarkt, Teestuben, Pubs etc. 1 Meile zu Low Row, Punch Bowl Inn, Gastropub. 1 1/2 Meilen nach Gunnerside, King's Head Pub, hundefreundlich und Ghylfoot Tearoom und Bistro (Mi und Sa abends). Mobile Fish and Chip van ruft in Low Row und Gunnerside am Freitag Abend, ca. 18.30 / 19.00 Uhr. 4 Meilen nach Muker, Handwerksläden, Swaledale Woollens, Muker Village Shop und Tearoom, Farmer's Arms Pub, hundefreundlich. Richmond, 16 Meilen.