I agree with most of the comments made by others re The Whytings.
In short - it's very practical, has everything a large group needs, and easily accommodates a large group (we were 12 adults (5 couples) and 3 babies, but the property could have fitted more if needed - there are a couple of 'family rooms'). But, it looks tired.
Huge dining table.
Huge lounge area.
Loads of parking.
8 bedrooms (though one of those is a through-bedroom - so bear that in mind if you are booking for 8 couples thinking you'll each have a private bedroom!).
Plenty of pots and pans and crockery.
6x en-suite bedrooms (through-bedroom, plus downstairs bedroom, are not en-suite).
Lots of little (largely cosmetic) issues - for example the cutlery drawer-front was falling off, one of the toilet-roll holders was hanging off the wall).
The outside paddock area is across the (scruffy) parking area.
Strange 'old' smell upstairs.
Bedroom furniture (other than beds - ie. wardrobes, sofa in family bedroom, etc.) all very old - the kind of stuff you would think not good enough to give to a charity shop.
One of the (two) ovens is hopeless.
The bin / recycling area is disgusting and really makes the yard look shabby.
There was WiFi, but only in one corner of the house, and even then it was patchy for most of us.
No bath, Though there is a plastic baby bath provided, I gather the whole baby bathing thing is far harder without an actual bath.
Though in a way the two small kitchens arrangement works well, they're both very enclosed. A nice open kitchen would be much better when the rest of the house is clearly suited to a large group.
As of April/May 2014, there are TWO front door keys and ONE back door key. The second front door key is on the same keyring as the back door. We had no issues locking the door.
The garden furniture does exist and is in good condition.
The external photos are very misleading. The aspect for the main photo must have been taken from the next-door field full which is of sheep, and is actually of the smaller cottage attached to The Whytings.
I met the owner, Hugh, who seemed honest and helpful, and quite open to feedback - though he was slow to respond to our original issue.
Summary: The Whytings is a good option, especially if you have young children and you wouldn't want to be worrying about brand new carpets etc., but not the 'premium' option that it's price suggests.