I booked Killofin House for a weekend away for my birthday as there was a dancing festival on which I wanted to attend. After I booked, I learned that some friends had planned a surprise party for me on the Saturday night so cancelled my two nights and IMMEDIATELY re-booked Killofin for the Friday night only. Two hours after my booking was made I got an email from the owner to say: " I'm afraid your room is gone as I have taken someone privately . I can only offer you a room in a cottage locally for one night (Friday) . It would be self catering." I said that perhaps the people she gave my room to after my booking was made could take her alternative accommodation but she ignored this.
Since, I have seen a number of reviews on various websites to show that the same thing happened to others. It would seem that bookings are not honored in the place you think you are booking and that offering alternative accommodation is not unusual.More