We have just got back from Fern Cottage, having spent a week there.. Although the position of the cottage is very convenient for access to the town, there were a number of problems associated with the property. The most annoying of these was the shower tray, the drain was blocked and after the first person had had a shower, it took 40 minutes for the shower tray to empty before the next person could use it.
Despite the fact that it is stated that "road side parking is available" it is only allowed during the winter months. There are car parks in the town but these proved to be expensive. In the end we went to the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) and bought a weekly pass, it is a pity that the owners did not inform us that these was available. Strangely, there are no wardrobes in the property, so there is no where to hang shirts or dresses etc. At least five of the light bulbs had blown and not been replaced. The TV is extremely small and therefore difficult to watch. There was no way of lighting the gas hob, as the sparking mechanism does not work. Lastly the garden and so called patio area is dark and very dirty. It need a good tidy up.
Sandpiper, the maintenance company for the property, were extremely helpful. After a quick phone call to them, the light bulbs were replaced, a gas lighter for the cooker was provided and a plumber was sent to rectify the shower drain. They also provided a mirror for the main bedroom as there wasn't one when we arrived.