It was unfortunate that the shower broke down a few days before Roxanne and her family's arrival, and with back to back bookings over Easter we were unable to squeeze in a repair/replacement ahead of their stay. We did very quickly order an attachment for the taps in time for their stay but unfortunately it didn't fit meaning only the bath was available during their visit. We do have a replacement unit on order and it will be fitted by the end of April and in time for the next set of guests so hopefully this will not cause any problems going forwards.
We have been waiting for a number of weeks for a delivery of new bins from the council after our bins were taken by previous tenants. Our property manager has been trying to take some of the rubbish bags to the tip himself after each guests leave, but obviously on this occasion he didn't manage to clear enough space. Thankfully we have now received our new bins for inside and outside the cottage meaning this should no longer be an issue.
With regards to the dishwasher, we do leave dishwasher tablets for our guests but were unaware that the salt/rinse aid had run out. The dishwasher should still run without these but we have of course ordered some more.
Thanks to Roxanne for the feedback.