Arrived 3pm Easter Friday. Initial outlook - rustic, a bit unkempt, the gate at the entry held together with baling twine and a rough hook - auspicious start. The homestead did look a 100 years old (at least the fly wire screens did) - 1 was in the garden, a number of windows had none, the kitchen one had holes.
The carpet also looked nearly as old with cigarette burns and a slight odour. However what upset my wife and made her want to leave were the holes in the furniture, the dead flies around the windows, and overall dated look, as well as a veranda with bits hanging off.
Yes the floor was uneven - that could be forgiven.
The house looked as if it catered for party animals, though with 1 bathroom for 5 bedrooms some probably made for the decks.
Now to improve it?
Remove the dodgy furniture, replace the beds with a nice comfortable supportive structure, some newer magazines, new fly screens, clean the windows and sills weekly, probably a bit of landscaping in the garden, replace damaged timber on the verandas, a nice paint job and some tasteful wall hangings rather then the ghastly ones in the lounge.
Place some fruit in a bowl for arrivals, a bottle of wine (optional), information on Hobart and surrounds, soap, shampoo, conditioner - in other words - make it look like 4 star accommodation rather then 1 star.More
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