I booked the house for my birthday celebration with 8 people, late 20s to early 30s.. The house lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Two living rooms, plenty of bathrooms, nice beds and a good kitchen / dining area gave us lots of options for socialising and general lounging about. It was warm, comfy and bang in the middle of a town with shops, restaurants and cosy pubs. The Albert, 5 minutes walk from the boat tours, is excellent for food, beer and service. Oh, yeah, there's also a big old pretty lake nearby.
There are permits for 2 cars, but we managed fine on nearby roads / carparks for our extra car. We had a problem with the parking permits when we arrived, completely beyond the control of the owners / Sykes. The Sykes office went out of their way to fix the problem, and as their office is only 2 minutes walk from the house, it was easily solved. Excellent customer service.
The oven is a bit complicated, but there is an instruction booklet in the house so we worked it out without too much fuss. Some of the kitchen stuff could do with replacing (can opener / garlic press) but if that is a deal breaker for your holiday you need to reassess your priorities.
Overall this is a wonderful property in a wonderful location stocked with a wonderful range of wonderful bits and bobs to make your stay a good one. Pick Up Sticks was very much appreciated.