We went for a girl's weekend away. Couldn't have picked somewhere better! The cottage sleeps 6 but 2 should have been sleeping on a sofa bed. On arrival the owner offered us another room to use for showers and an additional double bed. Hot tub was bliss! Location is quiet but Gargunnock is close enough that we went out for a meal on the Sunday night. We wanted to stay longer! The owner even offered us use of the games room and got tub on our leaving date until we were fit to drive in case we needed it. We'll hopefully be back again!
We can not recommethis place highly enough. We loved every second of our stay, the house was beautiful, the hosts are fabulous and the surroundings are so peaceful. We can not wait to go back!
This cottage looked gorgeous on line and in reality it was lovely to look at but I have never spent such a miserable weekend away in my life!
Arrived here on the 30/1/15 in a group of 5 women looking forward to a girlie weekend. We arrived about 3.30 on the Friday afternoon on what I think was the coldest weekend of the year so far only to find the heating wasn't even on, we had to go and get the owner to come in and put it on. She also showed us how to boost the system, which we had to do frequently as it seemed to turn itself off all the time. The owner also brought in a convector heater which we had to keep on all the time.
The living room was pretty small for 5 of us even though it's advertised for 6. On that first night we all sat huddled with layers of clothes on and throws and blankets wrapped around us it was miserable. I suffer from asthma as does another friend who was there and we coughed all weekend. I felt so ill with the cold I spent most of the day on the Saturday in bed. I had to sleep in fleece pj's dressing gown and socks!.
I had the beautiful double bedroom to myself but the draw back to this was that the only bathroom in the house was in fact an en suite to the double bedroom. There was access to the bathroom from the hall but the door kept sticking and the others kept having to go to the bathroom via my room. This isn't the worst of it though, the ensuite door in the room was the Louvre style door which meant the occupant of the bedroom heard everything that went on the bathroom, definitely not pleasant for either me or my friends having to use the bathroom when they knew I was lying in bed!
We could only get 1 shower worth of hot water as well so we all couldn't shower, really not acceptable!
Other gripes we had were that we we supplied with one toilet roll ( for 5 people for 2 days), no tea towels or kitchen cloths or washing up liquid. We did text the owner asking for these things on the Saturday morning and she appeared at the door at 6pm with a 2 pack toilet roll and a dish towel. We later discovered she had replied to text saying that the things were not normally provided and that guests should bring their own!
This was not a cheap couple of nights and we definitely felt we were short changed! I also had to attend the hospital on my return home with my asthma which the doctor said had most probably been acerbated by the extreme cold in the house, as it was so cold and damp and I still haven't recovered!
Th hot tub was great but a bit far from the house in winter months.
When we handed in the keys my friend expressed her feelings on how cold the house was but was not received with any great concern but told 'well the cottage was only really meant to be for family to use!'
This cottage is very aesthetically pleasing however, my advise is only go there in the height of summer, otherwise you might end up with pneumonia!
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights over a weekend in January. The cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The location was perfect for a quiet getaway. The jacuzzi a most welcome source of warmth and rest. We loved the fact that it was outside. The kitchen, the bathroom and the bedroom were nicely designed with lots of light and warm colors. The bath robes were a nice addition. The owners are very kind and super friendly and very helpful. We are very grateful for the lifts they gave us into town.
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6 of us stayed here last weekend and we all had such a lovely and relaxing weekend :-) The rooms are beautifully decorated, and they were lovely and spacious for us all. The hot tub really did make it special for us...you may think we are crazy getting in a hot tub in the middle of January but it was really lovely, with the perfect setting :-) thank you so so much again, we would LOVE to come back again soon!!