Ms Hawe, August 2020
It was our first time booking a week away with Sykes/Hogans, having usually booked with Air bnb instead.. The property was large with plenty of space but sometimes lacked expected items. In the twin bedroom, there was nowhere to store clothes. Fortunately, our children took this room so brought their clothes down to our bedroom but this was not ideal and only worked as they were young enough (pre-teen) to not mind too much. The drawers in the two double bedrooms were dirty inside and the light switches needed cleaning. Normally we would have ignored this but under current circumstances we cleaned the drawers, switches then other high touch surfaces as we weren't confident this had been done. The tea-towels have obviously been used well over time so we were glad we had bought one as a gift to take home ...it is no longer a gift!
Having said all that, the house was spacious and beds were comfortable, the area is lovely, the garden is huge and the garden chairs were lovely to sit out on. The wooded area around gives chance to fully relax and somewhere peaceful to retreat back to, which we really enjoyed. The roads were quiet enough for cycling and we had some lovely days out.