Sorry to hear the cottage was not as clean as it should be. I have spoken with the cleaner and also the owner and things will be improved and the plumber has been out since your stay to try and diagnose the water pressure issue which has been resolved now.
I am surprised however that you felt things need updating as this cottage was completely renovated in 2015 with a brand new kitchen added, stone countertops and SS appliances, all new hardwood flooring through plus all new windows and doors, paint throughout, new furniture and curtains were added, new bedding and mattresses, plus the cottage did not have laundry previously so this was added as well as a second washroom. Hard to get more up to date than that! The exterior of this 100+ year old cottage has been maintained as this is part of it's charm of course plus existing antique pieces including the dining hutch, chairs and some dressers were kept to enhance the modern century theme. FYI cable is not available in cottage country and while some of our cottages have satellite this is not one of them. I'm glad you enjoyed the outdoors and the fishing on the lake is excellent but you are right, you need a boat to access the best spots. A thought for another time if you come to Couchiching. Best Maryrose