We stayed at this property for 7 nights, part of which we were joined by our daughters, their partners, our 5 month old Granddaughter and their docile dog.
The upstairs has been converted into and excellent open plan living space with all the equipment needed for a large group such as ours. There was a plentiful supply of crockery and glasses for us not to have to use the dishwasher after every meal or snack. With a full size fridge and separate freezer, we were able to store all our perishables without a problem. However, the cupboard space for non-perishables was woefully inadequate and we were left with half of the work surfaces available due to food/drinks occupying the remainder. The settees were thoughtfully arranged to suit us and the seating area was spacious. Unfortunately the settees were lacking in upholstery sufficient for comfortable seating and could do with replacing.
We felt very let down by the sleeping areas, mainly because the available space has been chopped up to provide quantity rather than useable rooms for adults. As there were three couples we were aware that there were only two double rooms and had expected that the space in the twin room would be tight from the photographs. What was not apparent was that the space in the double rooms meant that some of our party were unable to get into or out of bed without turning sideways and shuffling down the bed.
The shower units are not fit for purpose despite the fact that the average BMI of our group was less than 25. It was not possible to shower adequately or in comfort in the cramped confines of these units.
We were disappointed that the property did not meet our expectations as the area is beautiful and there are a huge number of delightful places to visit within easy distance. Such a shame that Hayloft was deprived of better rating by the conversion of the ground floor.
One other point to note - be aware that though the owner, Graham, assured us that their dogs were friendly, that was not borne out when they encountered our dog. There was ferocious snarling and the owners wife appeared rude and none too pleased that our dog was out with us to visit the grassed area where she was supposed to do her business!