We were 2 adults staying for some peace and quiet but within easy reach of amenities. That is exactly what we got.
My friend smokes and was greeted by the old chap almost every time that people have
mentioned negatively in reviews. Either he or his wife were in constant attendance. We however went along with it. The old chap was interested in where we were going and where we had been. You could set your clock by him and his tour of the village walking with his dog.
The cottage is just off the village centre, so 3 pubs and 2 breweries were within crawling distance but away from any noise. The deli on the corner had some fab cheese, a bakery around the opposite direction for fresh bread.
The place reminded me of a mini Oxford with huddled up terraces opening out onto the street. The centre has a parking honesty box of 50p. Steeped in history, cyclists and real ale drinkers following a country walk.
Yes, the old chap is a talking point, but we are nurses and are used to long chats with older people, so it didn't bother us