The cottage was pleasant but not the best cottage we've stayed in. Swimming pool was spacious and good fun.
Before we arrived (check in time was 5pm which I consider very late) I had to pay £200 deposit, which I had transfer into the owners acc and he would return the funds via cheque (obviously minus any damages) within 7 days (I then had to wait 5 days before the £200 was cleared) so overall I was minus £200 for over 2 weeks.
The cottage has manuals for all the guests - the manual basically consists of cleaning duties for the guests after their stay. The instructions are to basically clean the whole of the cottage (Hoover, polish, clean oven, clean shower, clean toilet, take sheets off the beds, mop and the list goes on....). I think that if you hire a cottage and pay a significant amount, I expect a cleaner to be provided within the cost to clean after each stay. Obviously we would have left the cottage in a respectable manner but I do not expect to be given orders to clean before we leave.
We were even criticised about the way we left the bins (wheelie bin) and that the bin men wouldn't be too impressed! Bins are there to dispose of rubbish, what do they expect?!
As a group we were thoroughly disappointed with the overall experience.
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I chose Lower Ling Lodge back in April to celebrate my 29th birthday and even before we arrived my friends and I were amazed by what a beautiful property we were renting at such a reasonable price!
David and Jan (the property owners) could not have been more helpful and made arranging the trip hassle free!
We arrived late on Friday night after a nightmare journey due to car issues and were met by Dave and Jan who's smiling faces made the long day all worthwhile... As did the property and surrounding we were introduced to!
On Saturday morning we were able to appreciate just how fantastic the lodge and grounds were and we were all exceptionally happy! We spent the day by the pool, soaking up some sun in privacy and with Stratford only a few miles away we also ventured out for a few drinks in the evening!
I could not recommend Lower Ling Lodge and it's hosts any higher! 100% Value for money and customer satisfaction guaranteed!
Whilst staying at The Lodge be sure to visit The Kings Head for an amazing meal but do book in advance as they get very busy!
Dave and Jan thanks once again for a fabulous weekend and we will see you all again very soon!