**Beware** ... I would NOT recommend this property
PROS: Beautiful property grounds & views, Large deck, Location CONS: Owners remain on site & stay in the other side of the house. We weren’t advised of this when renting. You don’t get the full property. Mold and Mildew - Basement has a strong smell of mold & while the listing has a bedroom in the basement, it was not habitable due to mold. Ants & Bugs ... We saw lots of dead bugs & spiders around the house, as well as a ton of ants in the kitchen. We saw a steady stream of ants (both small & large) all over the kitchen counter tops; in the cabinets where the pots and pans are stored; all over the coffee table in the living room; All over the floor by the TV. Disrepair - There are many things in the house that don't work. The ceiling fan did not work, which was a problem, as the house doesn't have A/C and the majority of the windows don't have screens on them, so you have no airflow. You also can’t open the back door as there is no screen on the door; the frame is there, but the screen is missing. We had an issue with a skylight stuck in the open position and was missing the handle, so when a rainstorm rolled in at 4am, we were soaked in bed. Told the owner the next AM & he laughed indicating he knew this window had an issue. The fridge did not keep temperature. We turned the temp. down as far as it would go, but it didn't get cooler than mid 40s (we used one of the oven thermometers). The screened porch has gaping holes in it & the hammock from the pictures is not there. Not clean - The house was not clean; spider webs, dead bugs, carpets stained & filled with dog hair & even a puddle of brown water with dead moths at the bottom of the fridge. The owners claimed it was professionally cleaned, but the photos we have show otherwise. Dog - The owners have a dog and let it wander throughout the property. We stepped in dog poop several times & found the dog inside of our house several times. The dog was friendly, but if you are not a dog person (as was the case with some of my guests) this is an issue. The house on HomeAway is listed as a 5 bed, however the owners are also selling this property and their MLS listing shows it as a 4 bed house, which indicates to me that they know that the room in the basement is not habitable. When we contacted Heather about these issues after our stay she was dismissive of the issues & ignored most. Since our stay completed, she has been difficult to get in touch with. BEWARE!
STUNNING VIEWS! Pet friendly, near slopes & Horse Festival, close to Manchester