Pants honeymoon

(129 Posts)
Hughfearnley Mon 04-Aug-14 23:19:32

got married on Sat. Wonderful day. Perfect in every way. Hired a holiday cottage in this country from a company billed as selling luxury cottages- the finest self catering holidays blah blah blah.
We turn up and there is dirty crockery on the table, the master bedroom is not big enough to walk round the bed (not conducive for planned shagfest) , no parking (layby down the rd we have 6 month DS)
Travel cot is damp. No BBQ despite inventory stating it and no TV reception as Aerial is buggered. TV screen only as big as small laptop screen anyway.
Mould in bathroom.
I am in tears and want to go home. DH very laid back, wants us to have a holiday and relax. Emails to letting agent will sort out TV aerial and BBQ. Refusing to acknowledge any other problems.
Supposed to be visit England 4 star. I have emailed them too.
We have paid £1.5k for 2 weeks. AIBU? WWYD?
Should I just get over it?
This is day 2 of 14 hmm
I would rather be at home with decent bed, TV, decent cot etc etc

littleSpud Mon 04-Aug-14 23:32:22

Ah op that's shit sad

I'd be complaining very loudly!!

JoeyMaynardsghost Mon 04-Aug-14 23:37:25

You've taken your baby on honeymoon with you?

That's not a honeymoon, it's a holiday.

MagpieMama Mon 04-Aug-14 23:37:36

How awful for you sad
I'd be complaining a lot! Any chance of being moved to a different cottage?

WaitMonkey Mon 04-Aug-14 23:37:48

Complain loudly. angry Congratulations on the wedding. thanks

revealall Mon 04-Aug-14 23:37:48

That's dreadful. Take photo's, note everything.

Then sod it and enjoy a dirty ( in every sense of the word) honeymoon.

It makes a much better story than " we went to Sandals " and you can claim a second honeymoon with good reason.

WaitMonkey Mon 04-Aug-14 23:39:16

Why isn't it a honeymoon with a baby ?? hmm You can call it whatever you want. Going away after a wedding is a honeymoon imo.

BudsBeginingSpringinSight Mon 04-Aug-14 23:42:42

Leave and demand your money back. you will feel much much better, please dont let it ruin your honeymoon. cut your losses and come back and dont pay except for one night.

keep your money and try elsewhere.

please dont put up with it.

BudsBeginingSpringinSight Mon 04-Aug-14 23:44:23

www.sawdays.co.uk/

try this website next time, I have not put foot wrong with them thus far.

MrsWinnibago Mon 04-Aug-14 23:48:17

I would stay op and make the best of it. But kick up big time to get some money back.

I wouldn't go because it IS your Honeymoon...you're on it...you can't go home! Congratulations by the way. Spend one hour tomorrow demanding things and then forget about it all.

BudsBeginingSpringinSight Mon 04-Aug-14 23:49:49

Emails to letting agent will sort out TV aerial and BBQ. Refusing to acknowledge any other problems

Hi Mrs w!!

Nooooo, its your honeymoon you don't want bad memories!

Nanny0gg Mon 04-Aug-14 23:50:23

Take photos.

Post on their FB page, Twitter, Review sites and any websites you can.

Jump up and down with the agents tomorrow and demand to be moved. If they can't demand a refund - possibly compensation.

Do not accept this.

JoeyMaynardsghost Mon 04-Aug-14 23:52:29

You can call it whatever you want, but a "shagfest" doesn't fit with a baby in tow. Baby doesn't know where he is or who is changing his bum at that age. Why take him?

Hughfearnley Mon 04-Aug-14 23:57:15

I've emailed them and they just say that visit England have been and certified it and the photos are "representative" - must have been a f£&cking wide angle lens and a pretty creative photographer.
I had no idea that "cosy" means unable to access parts of the room without moving furniture and that "welcoming" means standing room only with no room for luggage.

Unfortunately their website says that you must check specific details with them directly in advance of booking and no late refunds avail. We're stuffed aren't we.....?

Regards the term honeymoon, it's a holiday directly after we get married. Right now I don't give a Sh&t what you want to call it..

Hughfearnley Tue 05-Aug-14 00:00:08

And we have brought our baby along because we actually really like spending time with him confused

JoeyMaynardsghost Tue 05-Aug-14 00:01:43

So quit moaning, enjoy it then!

BudsBeginingSpringinSight Tue 05-Aug-14 00:02:49

No your not stuffed. tell them you are not happy this is your HONEYMOON, kick up a massoshive stink.

say you want something done and you are not happy.

threaten un happy faces in dm...." Luxury cottages ruins honeymoon"

Tell them you have started a thread on MN about this with x million users and you want resolutions.

How specific does one reasonable need to get>?

Can I walk round the bed? for god sake.

joey most couples esp those with a baby in tow kinda know what sex is all about and unlike the old days...where a man saw nothing but his brides to bes ankles....tend to know a little more about their partners...

BudsBeginingSpringinSight Tue 05-Aug-14 00:03:29

ask to speak to manager, area manager....kick off BIG TIME.

ITS a game, they dont want to move you or refund you....you have to make them.

BudsBeginingSpringinSight Tue 05-Aug-14 00:04:39

And we have brought our baby along because we actually really like spending time with him same here we took our three year old along as she was/is/ our family and belonged with us.

JoeyMaynardsghost Tue 05-Aug-14 00:07:47

err Buds I have a daughter (now adult) and would never have dreamed of taking her on honeymoon. It's a holiday for the newly weds. Not children. Not babies. Adults, who have just married.

But that's my opinion. You can do as you wish.

JoeyMaynardsghost Tue 05-Aug-14 00:09:42

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lettertoherms Tue 05-Aug-14 00:15:57

I agree you shouldn't take your adult daughter on a honeymoon, Joey. Now do be off, your comments aren't in any way helpful or relevant to the thread.

OP, complain as much as possible, demand compensation or to be moved. Dirty crockery and a damp cot are unsuitable conditions, can you threaten to report to relevant agencies? Other than that, please try to relax and enjoy as much as you can until it's sorted. sad Is it in a fun area, can you go enjoy yourselves out of the cottage as much as possible? And congratulations on your wedding! thanks

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Tue 05-Aug-14 00:34:22

joey jog on and go and have a biscuit. Your comments are not helpful. Op has asked a question which she would like responses to the points she raises.
Op facebook, twitter etc this is bloody disgusting and you are paying through the nose for it, and i agree with above poster threaten the dm or sun....shudder! Congrats by the way!

thicketofstars Tue 05-Aug-14 00:38:00

JoeyMaynardsghost
Joey Maynard would tell you to pipe down and well you know it.

thicketofstars Tue 05-Aug-14 00:42:42

Get back in touch in the morning, explain that you do some free lance writing and had hoped to be able to write a favourable article about your honeymoon - and would still like to do so if the arial, bbq, mould are sorted out, and a dry cot mattress is provided. And the place is given a clean. The size of it you will have to put up with (and probably get used to). Regarding the other things, explain that this is a much anticipated holiday of a lifetime and you will have no hesitation in using the photographs you've now taken to write an unfavourable piece, leave negative reviews and seek legal redress as it's utterly unacceptable and not as advertised.

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