“What a great location, private and quiet.”
The area surrounding the Southern Halt is beautiful; a local Spar shop and pub in the village proved handy. Liskeard is only a short drive away for everyday essential shopping/items.
The property is spacious and in good condition; some signs of early ‘wear and tear’, nothing major though. I understand the property is almost one year old.
The windows require an urgent clean, both inside and out. Various hand marks/smears and spider/fly webs are present...
The kitchen area is well equipped and relatively clean, various smudges and unnecessary cloth smears across the stainless steel items.
NB. The toaster is broken (two of the four slice compartments are jammed).
The utility cupboard was equipped with additional cleaning items; bucket, mop, vacuum and a iron and ironing board. (I did email Sykes ahead of our holiday to determine if an iron and ironing board were available, I received a reply stating they were ‘regrettably not...’).
NB. There is also a washing machine/dryer at the property, this is not listed in the Sykes site/advertisement online.
The bedding and towels were beautifully clean and soft, no offensive laundry smells.
The hot tub is opposite both bedrooms at the rear of the property, it has an audible humming sound as it operates to maintain the filtration system. It was annoying and effected our sleep. (TIP: switch it off overnight ONLY... electric fuse box in the main bedroom wardrobe). Neil, the hot tub operative visited every day including Christmas Day, he was friendly and engaging.
We stayed at Christmas time, the main room was dressed with an artificial tree. No other decorations were in place; there was no reference to Christmas at all in the welcome pack, not even a greetings card with a seasonal message. A small carton of Cornish locally produced milk was left in the fridge.