There are some very good points about this cottage, but to be honest, the negatives outweigh the positives for us, we would not stay here again.
The farm owner’s dogs made us uncomfortable for our whole stay. When we first arrived, they were in a wood slat fenced in area you have to walk close to in order to go the door of the cottage, which is an annexe to the farmhouse. The dogs were fairly aggressive, lunging and growling at us through the fence. The owners were away for the first half of our stay, but we did let their uncle (a very nice man) know about the situation, and he put the dogs in the house. The owners returned 2 days before we left and they let the dogs out a couple of times while we were there, so we had to be on the lookout, as the dogs would run at us, if we were leaving the house or outside at the time.
The owners never introduced themselves to us, which has never happened to us in the past, when we have rented other cottages. Would have been nice to have been asked about our stay, perhaps would have put our mind at ease about the dogs. While we can appreciate this is a working farm and dogs are useful for security, if you’re operating a self catering cottage, you do need to look at for your guests’ safety, you can’t have it both ways.
The cottage is in a lovely location and you can tell it was built to a high standard, but needs some overall TLC and attention to detail.
Bedroom: The mattress is completely worn out, as bad as the worst pull-out sofa bed quality, we got very little sleep as a result. There is black mould along the top of one wall and on the top part of one of the window covers. Otherwise, really nice furnishings, bathroom is lovely, with a nice separate bath and power shower.
Lounge/Kitchen (open plan room):
Sofa is worn, should be replaced. Kitchen is nice, but missing a few self-catering essentials, such as a toaster! There was a pan provide to grill your toast in the oven, but no oven gloves were supplied.