out of 10
This is a lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location and with very welcoming owners. We arrived 7pm on a Saturday evening, and the 'meet and greet' was great!
There are numerous things we really liked.
The cottage is very spacious and very peaceful - you can even hear the resident squirrels going about their work!
We both loved the antique 'vibe' and the kitchen was fantastic with a gas Aga and masses of space.
The location is lovely with a small local shop (the pub was closed) and plenty of walks nearby.
The price was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay, which included a mixture of work and pleasure.
Lots of loo rolls, lovely large beds that were comfy - fantastic.
The bathroom is fully equipped, and the water was piping hot so this was fab, too.
If I'm being honest, there were a few things that didn't quite meet our expectations and although very minor things, they are easily sortable and therefore can be rectified with very little effort.
There were a couple of light bulbs that didn't work in the lounge area.
The sink in the kitchen was dirty - something had been used in the sink prior to our arrival and then not wiped/cleaned afterwards.
There is a large net curtain on the back door for privacy purposes, which had a large brown stain on it, which I am sad to say I noticed straight away. This is me being very pedantic but it didn't look great, to be honest.
The last thing we noticed was although eggs, tea and coffee were kindly provided, there was tiny quantity of milk in a small jug. It was enough for us to make one hot drink, but how much does it cost to buy a pink of milk rather than offering a tiny amount that just frustrates the guest, particularly is you arrive late following a day at work?
Finally the wi-fi connection was poor. While certainly not the fault of the owners, as our visit was work-based for a good part of it, this was very frustrating.
My suggestion would be, if not already explained in the cottage description, it should say "wi-fi is available but subject to a varied connection."
Realise some folks don't want wi-fi, but then again, it's something that today is almost expected, like it or not.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and the owners left us to our own devices, which I always appreciate. We would stay again if we were in the area.