The particulars for Domecilia describe a luxury holiday cottage rental for a large group, complete with hot tub and outdoor heated swimming pool. The amount paid seemed very reasonable for so much. The style of the house from the pictures certainly was not to my personal taste but it did appear to be a well appointed, comfortable property. Upon initially driving past Domecilia on arrival in Cosheston, I did think "oh that looks like a very nice place, it looks expensive so that won't be it". However, having got lost and following another member of our party to the right place, I was pleasantly surprised. Domecilia had parking spaces for a few cars and the drive was dotted with statues of women in various states of undress. A bit like somebody had visited an outlet store of a knock-off Venus de Milo factory!! Upon entry, a small room contained lots of tourist information that led to the enormous galleried entrance hall, that made for an excellent party space during the stay! The first thing I learned from the other party members was that the hot tub was not working. So my initial pleasure wore off quickly. This cottage was chosen specifically for this. Upon contacting the property manager, the hot tob was to be fixed on the day before departure of our stay, leaving little time to enjoy this. As I left early, I wasn't aware from other party members that it was ever fixed. Very disappointing. The rest of the property had a couple of lounge areas, one of which was decorated with grubby cream furniture, a very small kitchen for a house able to sleep 21 that really should have been replaced when Margaret Thatcher was in power, utility room not even attached to the kitchen and a couple of bathrooms. The house and its contents has definitely seen better days. Carpets throughout the house were showing signs of heavy traffic and seriously in need of a clean. The bathrooms were carpeted and I found this particularly unpleasant. There were some bathroom mats that looked like a health hazard. The shower in the downstairs bathroom was poor. Towels provided were not exactly soft. No welcome pack was available with any basics and no soap was provided in bathrooms at sinks. Bedrooms again contained grubby carpets, the fluffy rug in the room I had could have done with chucking out, it was supposed to be white or cream but was grey. Mattresses were lumpy, saggy and unsupportive. The entire house was full of too many personal objects. The layout of the house also felt very haphazard, with bedrooms here, there and everywhere. The garden is fairly pleasant although not private as there was always somebody in and out. The swimming pool was another disappointment. This was a small inflatable pool, heated by solar power. As the lid was taken off the pool, any heat dissipated immediately making this completely pointless in end of April Wales. The local pub in Cosheston had a friendly local crowd and provided gorgeous, reasonably priced food and drink. This house is crying out for a refresh. Even at the fairly reasonable price paid, it represented poor value for money and I'm surprised by the previous reviews. I love visiting South Wales and in an area with lots of a other accomodation options, Domecilia really needs to pull its finger out.