The views from the front and rear of this cottage are superb, the living area is quite small, the bedroom area more spacious. Daffodil Cottage is terraced between the owner`s own home and another holiday cottage Wildflower Cottage (sleeps 6). It is up a very steep hill (could be tricky in icy conditions) and along an unmade track so very quiet and in the yard immediately outside the cottage are the chickens, owner`s horses and a friendly dog. The bedroom area we found to be very comfortable and having lovely views from the sky light windows. We were however extremely disappointed at the general uncleanliness of the kitchen area, the two pans available were extremely old, one damp moulded and so we could not possibly use them, the toaster was really dirty and we could not use that either, the kettle was really dirty and dusty too, we wiped that down and guessed given the water would be boiled we`d be fairly safe to drink it as with the microwave, we gave that a good wipe down before use too. Well, the oven is in need of replacement, it was dirty, my husband wanted to clean it so that we could actually cook the food we had arranged to be delivered just after our arrival (it was a Christmas stay). I did not see why my husband should start cleaning an oven out, instead, we donated the oven food to relatives who lived nearby to use and we went out shopping again for food that we could microwave ! Even if the oven had have been clean it would not have been fit for purpose because the controls are completely faded, it is guess work as to the temperature and the door does not close properly. The toilet we found to be un flushed on arrival which raised doubts as to if the bathroom area had been cleaned at all. Don`t be put off renting this cottage though, if you plan on eating out as it is in a lovely location and the owner is apparently quite friendly by all accounts although we cannot comment on this, as it was over Christmas, short dark cold days and so we did not see each other once initial friendly introductions had been made. It might well be, having raised our concerns with SYKES who welcomed feedback and were going to have a word with the owner, that the cooker, pans and toaster have all been replaced now and will be left clean upon handover. We stay in a SYKES cottages five times a year and this is the first time we have ever rated a review as poorly as this one.