The owner was kind enough to meet us and let us in, and though we were only staying for a couple of nights, we were treated to a Christmas tree, chocolates, wood for the stove - the works. All of this combined with the snow-covered fields made it feel very special, and a great way to round off our Christmas holidays. We kept remarking how the cottage was like a tardis, compact on the outside, spacious on the inside. The decor was pretty and modern, but the stone walls, the steep staircase and the old stone trough at the window all recalled its past life as a farm cottage. All very cosy and comfortable, with one caveat : the staircase is extremely steep, and made of stone. I did worry slightly about sleppwalking kids taking a tumble. Perhaps a stairgate for the kids' bedroom door?