out of 10
Sadly we were not impressed at all. Hare cottage for all its hype is old, tired and neglected.
Your immediate impression is that its lovely, but as you settle in you begin to realise how filthy it is. We could draw in the dust, in the most obvious places, and the hidden away places... Just don't, OK., and animal hairs everywhere.... Literally.
The cooker works OK, as does the rest of the kitchen.
The windows are moldy and dirty.
Seating in the living area is old and shabby, under the cushions.... A new world order is evolving amongst the detritus.... Yuk.
The wood stove... Looks the part but is largely uncontrollable..... So you are cold or it becomes thermo-nuclear.
The beds are old and rather uncomfortable, ours, the headboard is cat scratched to death and covered by a throw.
The other bedrooms are OK beds very basic, one squeeks like a prison bed.
The shower in the main house, which is ensuited to the pair of walk through single rooms is appalling, the shower is darn right dangerous because it does not hold a safe temperature, both myself and other guests were frozen then scalded by the shower.
There is not a single extractor fan in the house or bathroom.
The curtains in the living room are poorly fitting, and so long, my wife caught her feet in them, falling backwards onto the floor and narrowly missing hitting her head on the hearth.
Hare cottage is sold on its anex... This massive open plan room with huge windows and mesanine floor containing an open bedroom. A very narrow spiral stair is the only way up.
Below is a vast open living area with an attached bathroom.
Being disabled, none of us made use of it. But the only heating was a radiator and halogen heater.
There is central heating throughout, however during the three days we were there it did not come on, although early evening and morning, it would have been nice. Nope, it was cold.
Outside is shabby on approach, with a very steep drive and access to the front door.
To the rear, steps down and out into the garden, which is vast, but was too wet for us to explore.
We will not be using Hare cottage again. It was well below the standard we expect, especially at the price.