We booked this cottage because it had an enclosed garden and we were taking our dogs. However, the enclosed garden was the owner's garden (they have a dog and two cats) and I felt it was invading their privacy to use the garden so we only used the little patio outside the back door. That was very pretty and I will say we could walk the dogs around the rear of the property and that was very private down a track leading from the public right of way round the edge of the fields so not too much of a problem.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and have renovated the cottage to a high standard. The real problem we had was that our dogs are used to being kept in the kitchen at night and, although we put their beds in the kitchen, if you wanted to go to the loo at night from either bedroom you had to walk through the kitchen which actually meant our dogs had free rein to run around all night because shutting them up was pointless!! They loved it but it did mean they kept coming into the bedrooms and, because the floors, very sensibly, are covered in washable timber lookalike flooring, lots of little noisy paddy paws tends to make for a disturbed night. Again, this was not too much of a problem because the owners kindly let them sleep on the furniture which I did cover so that the dogs would not damage anything. They were very miffed on being returned to the kitchen once we got home!!
I realise this all seems like a whinge but it is not really, just something that needs to be pointed out if you want a peaceful night and do not need to shut your dogs up.
We were a little disconcerted to find that the bathroom had no blind and although it only overlooked the private patio there is nothing to stop anyone from walking past and looking into the window. That might never happen but a little more privacy would be nice!
Unfortunately, like most of this Summer, the weather was horrible and after two nights of putting on the heating we decided home would be more comfortable so left early but that is no reflection on the owners or the property. However, now we know the layout of the property, we would probably not return.