A delightful two bedroom cottage set in over an acre of secluded garden by the side of the river Brue where you can fish if you like. A stroll away from an artisan bakery, an ice cream maker and the great local pub and restaurant. It is a couple of miles from Castle Cary which has a good food market on Tuesday morning. Bruton with its art gallery and restaurant is a short drive.
Although pulling up to the property on arrival it looked pretty. As soon as we walked in to the property it smelt of dump it was full of spiders/webs and dust. Curtain rails falling down and the Kitchen is very dated and worn. The Kitchen flooring was mouldy. All windows were so …
Although they made no complaint at the time, after they’d left Adam emailed asking for some money back. We think the accommodation offers good value for the price we ask and it felt a bit like blackmail. In his email, Adam complained about the carpets, the windows, the spiders, the kitchen, the mattresses and the smell of damp. The Ford is a much-loved family home set on its own in a large riverside garden. It is an old house and we do not offer luxury accommodation. It is not damp, although it does have the smell of an old stone building and wood smoke. Unfortunately the smell in the house was not helped by one of the children wetting the bed. Instead of telling us what had happened or washing the bedding, we were left to discover the soiled sheets in a heap of other bedding on the bedroom floor. We do try to clear the spiders that regularly set up home in the cottage. We never get them all, but don’t find them particularly offensive. As well as rubbish, we were left with a pan and baking tray with burnt-on food to deal with, and not a scrap of toilet paper in either toilet!
We divide our time between the Welsh borders, London and Spain, trying to keep the garden under control, obsessing a bit with food - we used to run a small food business - walking in the hills, going to the cinema, enjoying the contrasts between urban and rural life.