this is our 3rd visit to Honeysuckle cottage and we'll be booking again. Its a perfect spot for exploring the peaks, with plenty of facilities in Whaley Bridge too. Very dog friendly and comfortable
We had 3 nights at Honeysuckle Cottage Whaley Bridge. They assured me that the cottage would be deep cleaned before our arrival. I don't believe it had even been cleaned yet alone deep cleaned. I didn't expect a high level of luxury at that price but I did expect clean and comfortable.
Black mould in the bathroom
No shower mat in slippy bath
Towels too small to use to get dry
Horrible smell in kitchen
Mould growing on meat dish
Mould growing in kitchen cupboards
Draw under oven filthy
Hob ring broken so pan doesn't stand on it
Food under the coffee table runner
Picture missing in bedroom just a nail sticking out
A used plaster on bedroom floor
Broken front door knob
Dead plants and weeds in the garden and pots
I could go on the list is long. I did contact the owner but they have never replied so I thought I should post a review. Needless to say we won't be back.
We have stayed here twice. The last being time being February I thought I would write a review after the last 2 petty reviews obviously by the same people and show some support for residents and business owners due to the possible collapse of the dam in Whaley Bridge. We have always found the cottage clean and cosy. The living room is not overlooked on the first floor and the log burner is a lovely touch. The kitchen is used for eating your breakfast in blinds therefore are therefore not essential for this activity as it's very private. Erm not sure about anyone else but I really don't look out for black out blinds on my holiday cottage list. Certainly dont use the terminology of ' not being actioned' maybe 'blue sky thinking' when I'm in holiday mode Ha Ha. I also don't while away the hours looking through the visitors book to nit pick about comments 3 years ago. The bedroom is on the third floor and adds to the cosy feel of the cottage. This cottage is well positioned in Whaley Bridge there is a lovely patisserie , fish and chip shop and wine shop literally steps away. The town is well served with takeaways and restaurants.
On entering the property we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and chocolates but we were also greeted by a very unpleasant smell in the kitchen.we noticed quite a few areas that needed attention ie general decor and grouting in the bathroom,previous guests have made suggestions for improvement ie blind in the kitchen blackout blind in bedroom and a hairdryer and haven’t been actioned,Kitchen was not as clean as it should be and the fire hadn’t been cleaned at all,cleanliness is important.Cottage is well positioned.