A week at Melfort Village will give anybody a good chance to see beautiful Argyll and the Inner Hebrides, however, one should perhaps take into account the following disappointing and easily avoidable errors.
We stayed in a 2-bedroom house within the Walled garden.
On arrival on the Saturday,(the only day it would appear that you can arrive, as bookings are for a week from Saturdays onward.), we checked in at reception and were given directions to the house.
We were told in the booking information to read the electricity meter as this would form part of our final bill. This proved impossible as a sticker was placed over the meter reading DO NOT REMOVE. Not a good start.
Initial inspection of the property supported the pictures we had seen in the newspapers and leaflet advertisements with the fairly obvious exception of a log fire. We ate dinner and retired.
Cleanliness of the property left a bit to be desired as we saw the next day. The bathroom smelled of dampness, probably due to the damp, mould covered blind, the toilet itself had excrement ingrained into it. (Photographs have been taken-should there be any denial of this.!)
In the living area, which was quite comfortable, one of the radiators was splattered with something and was filthy underneath, visible whilst sitting watching the only television that worked for most of the week. The other TV, in the bedroom, didn’t for over half the week.! We phoned reception and someone was sent to check it. Having the plug in might have helped work out the problem John.! These simple issues SHOULD be checked..surely.?
We stayed the week Saturday till Saturday and on checking out were presented with an electricity bill which would’ve covered a month at home.
Will we stay again at Melfort Village.? I doubt it very much as there are far better, cleaner rentals close by.
I went for a relaxing break…..it was not what I got.