We loved staying at the Willow cottage! This little stone house has charming character and has also been renovated to a very high, modern standard.
The fittings are all excellent, e.g. a powerful rain shower and great soaker tub, smeg gas stove, dishwasher, big new fridge, wifi, nice tv, all the kitchen items we needed etc. We were big fans of the style of the house - very scandi chic, with crisp white walls, painted beams, simple furniture, stylish fittings, and slate floors. Best of all, the house was spotlessly clean. None of the worn chesterfields, stinky shag rugs, mouldy fridges or mildew-ed sheets that you fear in a holiday rental.
Christian has thought of everything to make the stay comfortable, for example there was wood supplied for the wood burner, but also kindling sticks, newspaper, heavy gloves, matches and those lighter bricks - i.e. everything you could need. There are also dvds, books, board games etc for grey UK days. We found little vases of local leaves and flowers beside the beds.
The cottage is located up a most charming little walking path at the end of a little street, and sits on a lovely spot overlooking the village. Christian provided excellent directions - it would be hard to find the place without them. We parked mainly at the community centre across the main road in Lostwitheil (a 5 minute walk away) because I wasn't sure I could reverse onto the tiny street without hitting someone, but on the last day I tried it and had no trouble. Given the path and staircase to bedrooms, it's not recommended for those with significant mobility issues.
The cottage could take a while to heat up on the cold days we visited - esp the stone floors - so bring slippers and use the wood burner and cosy blankets provided.