We were really disappointed when we arrived at the cottage.. There were no instructions regarding the use of the TV which was out of the arc! There was no hot water and no instructions on how to control it - it was only by trial and error that we eventually managed to. Everything seemed damp, there were spiders everywhere and even slugs climbing the bathroom and shower room walls.
The electric oven was in a terrible state and had been painted - yes painted - all over the control knob panel with biro crosses to mark the off position, but no way of knowing which knob controlled which hotplate.
In order to try and dry the place out we had to put heaters on although sparingly, as we knew we had to pay for the electricity used at 0.35 Euros per unit. Even so, we had to pay nearly 68 Euros for one week of electricity, which considering we pay £86 a MONTH for gas and electric at home, this seemed very expensive.
The location was excellent, the scenery spectacular and the people we met during our travels around were very, very friendly and we may well have another holiday in Ireland, but definitely not at Ardgroom Cottage.