The cottage itself was excellent. Everything required for a week's stay was there.We were sorry there was no visitor's book, as these are helpful for local visits and eating places.
The estate itself is very, very weary. The grounds near the cottage were not as described, ie, the water gardens. They were a mess. I felt sorry for the water birds. I could cheerfully have disposed of the 4 peacocks, they made their usual noises day and early morning, and insisted on messing on the door step. I was glad we had no grandchildren with us, the cottage carpets would have needed a good clean due to the mess everywhere.
On the approach roads there were signs for the public to come to the gardens and we were told these had been shut for quite some years, so why are the signs still in evidence?