Mrs Dicaccavo-binfield, August 2020
The cottage was very clean.. Furnishings and decor were modern and well kept. The welcome gifts were thoughtful and appreciated.
Unfortunately though, we felt that the outside picture and description are misleading as it appears the cottage is completely detached. It isn't as it's joined to a row of garages, each with their own parking. Vehicles came and went. As we had specifically looked for a detached property, and thought that 'courtyard' meant space around it, this was disappointing.
Although we had no noise from the garages, we unfortunately did from the surroundings. This included the neighbour opposite who worked unsocial hours. We were woken most mornings between 0600 and 0630 and also disturbed after 2330. Of course, it's his job but, as his van was so close to the property (and noise echoed around the courtyard) the slamming of doors and engine start up was not what we wanted for our break. Another van also came and went, parked just next to the property as it was involved in building work opposite.
The shower room was beautifully clean and modern, however the hot flow in the shower and sink were very poor. We mentioned this to the owner who said he would get his son to look at it but we heard no more. If he did look at it, it made no difference.
The lack of information in the property was surprising.There was no greeting or information about how things worked. Not everyone would know to look under the router to find the WiFi code, for example. The same applied to the electric heaters. Never having used them before, they took some fiddling to get right. There was information about the cooker and microwave in a kitchen drawer but also for a microwave that wasn't there? There were some leaflets in a rack but some were out of date: a 2017 bus timetable for example. Had it really been there for nearly 3 years?
We loved Marske: it has everything you need for a holiday including a friendly pub, The Ship, and some excellent restaurant choices. Everyone we met in the area's restaurants, shops and attractions was friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The surrounding area and beach are lovely. Unfortunately, as beautiful as the property is inside, it wouldn't be for us again.