Glamorgan Heritage Coast holiday cottage - sleeps 8 near Dunraven Bay, Ogmore & Southerndown
We loved absolutely everything about Slade Cottage. Would love to see your garden in the spring.
What an amazing place. What an amazing stay. We enjoyed every single minute. The garden and the surroundings are inspiring and you feel the love that was put into this place in every corner. Thank you Rosamund and Peter. Hope we will be back!
Thank you for such a warm welcome. The house was perfect for the family attending a local wedding and we had a great get together pre-wedding for 23 guests! A GREAT SUCCESS.
Thank you R & P for letting us stay at Slade Cottage. Beautiful garden, stunning wildflower meadow and the warmest of welcomes. Hope to return!
Delightful house and gardens - beautiful part of Wales! The walk to the beach is fantastic. We've had a lovely holiday. Thank you very much!
We enjoyed our stay so much thanks, best stay ever. The garden and cottage are beautiful with lots to do and great beaches!
Fabulous holiday, beautiful garden and cottage. Have made some special memories.
We have had a wonderful holiday - thank you for making it special.
Nice house and beautiful location and setting, which has saved it from being 2 stars, but the home is tired and we didn't feel particularly welcomed by the hosts; more of a necessary inconvenience rather than a valued customer. Whilst I like opera as much as the next man, I don't appreciate being forced to listen to it blaring out from their shed next to our garden early on Saturday morning. The TV was broken and took 3 days to get a new one (it took two days for someone to come and agree with us that it was broken.), the upstairs shower is hopeless and the holder in the downstairs one is broken; just as well there was only two of us and not the 9 it can sleep. I don't think the shower mat has been taken out and cleaned in a long time and the owner's dog had obviously been in the house but they hadn't hoovered up their dog hair. Most of all I don't appreciate having to clear up the owner's dog poo from our section of garden (3 times; the first as soon as we got there!) I left the fourth that it did on the morning we left and left them a note to advise it had not come from our dog. The single umbrella in our section of the garden was knackered, leaning precariously and therefore held down by heavy stones, though across the lawn the owners had plenty of servicable umbrellas for their own use. One umbrella and two 2-seater benches outside, in the height of a hot summer, for a house supposed to accommodate 9 people is very poor and I also don't think it is too much to ask for seat cushions. There were other minor niggles but probably born out of general dissatisfaction with the above issues. This is not a cheap property and whilst I appreciate it is a lovely location I don't think it was value for money and would not recommend it to others.Replies from Quality Cottages
Reply from: Jill
Thank you for your comments, they have been forwarded to our Owners Team who will look into these issues with the owner. We are very sorry that your stay was not quite as expected.
We go away as a family of adults yearly for our 76 year old mothers birthday. We have been to some places that have been more than expected and then others have been less. This was one that was less than expected. We travelled late at night and when we found the cottage eventually we went into the owners house as they said they had left the keys in the door . This was embarrassing for my daughters as they walked in on a sleeping couple. There should be signage outside the cottage saying it is slade cottage. The cottage itself seemed nice. It was very dusty though with cobwebs in corners and layers of dust on shelves. The window frames are old but they don't have to be dirty. The other areas were clean . The home is used as a holiday home but it could do with some deep cleaning and tlc. The advert says a working farm but we didn't see much farm work . The owner did spend all day mowing his lawn on a ride on mower over and over and over. The advert does not say the owners live directly next door with no partition in garden . They are there daily . If you have small children they cannot play ball games in garden in case the flowers are broken. The gardens are beautiful to look at. The garden you can use to walk to beach. You can sit outside on lawn. You cannot walk across owners garden outside their lived in property. They will come over to the rented property's garden to take pictures of flowers or to use the seated area further down to entertain their guests. On checkout day which is 10 o'clock the owner came knocking at 930 wanting to get in to change bed linen. So if you like privacy this cottage is a no no. If you want a place to lay your heads and you are out every day this is ok.Replies from Quality Cottages
Reply from: Jill
Thank you for your very detailed review, we are sorry that you felt overlooked and unable to enjoy the beautiful gardens and that the property needed some tlc. We have forwarded your review to the owners and await their comments.
I have already left feedback. The cottage itself was as detailed and the pictures were accurate, however the property needed a complete deep clean. I even had to clean the bin in the kitchen before using it! I cant imagine the owners have completed any unannounced checks on the cleaning standards, and if they clean the prosperity themselves they urgent need to review their standards. Thankfully the beds were clean and comfortable and the towels were clean and plentiful too. The shower on the first floor, a MIra, is inadequate and does not provide enough water flow for a proper shower. Finally although we understand this was a property with a shared garden we did not anticipate to share it with over 500 visitors on our first weekend. Sadly I would not return unless there were improvements made, the location was perfect for what we wanted but at a cost of over Â£1000 this was unsatisfactory.Replies from Quality Cottages
Reply from: Jill
Thank you for your useful feedback we are sorry that the property was in need of a deep clean and the shower was inadequate. Your comments have been passed to the owner and we are awaiting their comments.
Lovely cottage.... big enough for the whole family. Everything we needed was on hand... loved the organic meat and vegetables from the farm. Owners are great hosts, very friendly.
Quiet location even though the owners house and a group of holiday lets. Bit shabby in a lived sort of way but a great place to stay
5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 9. 2 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single on 1st floor. 1 Twin on ground floor.
Bathroom on 1st floor with bath, shower, toilet & washbasin
Shower Room on ground floor with shower, toilet and washbasin
Sitting Room on ground floor with comfortable seating, wood burning stove, TV with Free view and double doors opening into the garden room.
Garden Room with circular table and chairs seating 6, cane sofa, occasional chairs and single futon chair. Beautiful views over 6 acres of garden stretching down the valley towards the sea.
Kitchen/Diner fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen with two-oven Aga, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and table and chairs.
Utility area with washer/dryer and belfast sink.
Grounds - Private gated front courtyard and rear access to 6 acres of beautiful rolling gardens shared with the owners.
Short breaks - No
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Friday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes for 2 cars
Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £35 p/w
Dogs - 1 welcome free
Travel cot - Yes
Highchair - No
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