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“IT WAS JUST OK, maybe I expected more”
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Review of The Pigsty

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New King size Double 4 Poster complete with fairy lights
New Fireplace built with back up heater
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Guests with Dogs are always welcome
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Louth, Lincolnshire, England

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Brierdene
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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“IT WAS JUST OK, maybe I expected more”
Reviewed 10 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Firstly I must apologise to the owners, I didn't get a chance to raise my issues and say good bye before we left, please note readers these are my personal observations and thoughts !
Warm welcome, found to be clean and easy to find, good directions
Garden - dog friendly, but as guests without a dog, a few colours would be nice otherwise you just look at a fence
Main issue is the bedroom, you sleep with a hoover, bucket and mop and spare bedding, why not put it in a cupboard?
Didn't have a feel of luxury eg bedding a pillows, crockery, glasses etc
Bathroom, toiletries not for single use, shower head needs descaling water goes everywhere but over you ! towels small, wish I had taken my own
Do try the local food pub the Mill, excellent but if you go in the evening, you will need to drive.
In short, nothing like a converted pigsty (my assumption!!) and more like a granny annex, without the granny !

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 Sep 2015
We are really sorry to see that on this occasion we failed to reach your expectations. Especially as you stayed for three nights and we were at hand if you had needed us. If you had voiced your complaints we could have very easily put things right, except of course we couldn't change the fact that there is a fence in the garden, most people say they like it as it gives them privacy, and as you kindly pointed out, it keeps it secure for people with dogs, or indeed small children.
The mop and hoover are indeed behind the door in the bedroom but that is because other guests may want to use them for spillages etc.and there is not a cupboard big enough to house them. However, we would have removed those and the spare quilt on top of the wardrobe had we been asked and I am sorry if they caused you offence. We always provide toiletries for single use on the side of the bath, however these were not used by you.Likewise we provide hand towels, shower towels and bath sheets. I am not aware of any other sizes which I could provide, however,you did not use all the towels. We have also been complimented on the shower and in fact the customer before you said how good it was!
We do not claim to be luxury accomodation. The five stars we have are stars given to us by our visitors because they have all loved the Pigsty. In fact we have been given cards and gifts as thanks on occasions.We aim to give our customers the best holiday that we can. We do this by providing a warm welcome, complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, cupcakes, eggs from our chickens, an information folder, towels and tea towels, toilet rolls, toiletries, kitchen roll, tin foil, cling film, spray oil for cooking and candles for customers use should they wish, an iron and ironing board, a fan for if you are hot, CD's, DVD's,and a large television, as well as board games and books, and we keep everything clean and comfortable.
I do not know what a converted Pigsty should look like but it indeed has been converted from a Pigsty and we make reference to that with pictures and ornaments. Lastly, I would like to say that all the pictures on the Holiday Lettings website show exactly what we are. Nothing has been altered or made to look different, even the fence is in the pictures. Anyone else reading this response...if you do come to stay with us and there is anything not right, please TELL US! There is a leaflet in The Pigsty saying "If you enjoy your stay please leave us a review on trip advisor, if not tell us so we can put things right".
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Barry S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Superb week at the Pigsty in lovely Lincolnshire”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a really warm and genuinely friendly welcome from Lindsay and Christine, we also found them very helpful with local information and they could not do enough to help when I created minor problems for myself (car and clothing related).
The cottage was really nice, roomy, comfortable and gave a lot of privacy, ideal for the two of us and superbly located for touring the Wolds, all the Lincolnshire market towns and superb costal resorts in our vintage Austin Seven.
It was great returning in the evenings to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or have a walk down some of the local lanes and pathways, no nasty steep hills here.
Our first time in Lincolnshire, but it won't be the last. Our first thought for accommodation will definitely be The Pigsty.

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Liked best: Cosy accomodation in a beautifully quiet rural location
Liked least: Going home at the end of the week!
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Gail B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“perfect holiday spot”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

very clean and tidy, ideal spot surrounded by fields, very tranquil
welcome gift of buns and fresh eggs
four poster bed
wifi that works
big telly
everything you could ever want provided
highly recommended

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Bill G
Ware
2 reviews
“Clean, spacious and friendly owners”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We arrived fairly close to the time we had arranged with the owners and they were there ready to give a warm welcome. They provided us with some fresh eggs from their chickens, scrumptious cup cakes and plenty of tea bags and a fresh milk.
The property was very spacious and had a nice atmosphere. We had our own secluded garden where my daughter and partner decided to spend a couple of nights in their tent!
The dog was well catered for with a nice bed, food and water bowls and doggy treats too. We could take the dog out for a couple of miles along very quiet roads, but mainly footpaths from just outside the property.
The location of the property is less that 15 minutes car ride to Louth where there is an abundance of shops and a market. There is also Hubbards Hills which I can only describe as a woodland park with a river running through it - very nice.
We also did a walk from Walesby to Claxby and then on to Normanby la Wold which is the highest vilage in Lincs.
Our only disapppointment was the lack of tea shops, but fortunately there are some pubs around for refreshment.

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Jeanette...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Very clean & newly renovated cottage set in great rural surrounds. Contains everything you need. The fresh eggs & delicious cupcakes on arrival were much appreciated.
Dog friendly with a safe garden, dog bed, dog towels, bowls & even treats!
The nearby Cross Keys pub allows you to eat in the bar area with your dog & the food is good.
A lovely relaxing short break.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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