Confirmed guest, 2015-11-13
It might seem strange that I would visit this cottage again given the average scores I've given it!
The location of this cottage is excellent and it's in a peaceful place, so that was great and exactly what was needed.
However, the cleanliness of the cottage left a great deal to be desired - the fridge was grubby, I had to wipe down the kitchen walls and there was charred timber in the log burner, so this had not been cleared out since it was last used.
The cooking and kitchen equipment was minimal, with chipped mugs, mismatched glasses and cheap cutlery.
The sofa in the lounge was very, very uncomfortable with sagging upholstery.
The table and stools in the kitchen were really below par, making for very uncomfortable mealtimes. Not everyone can afford to go to the pub for every meal!
We looked through the guest comments and time and again the same remarks come up, so whoever owns this cottage simply doesn't take note of a lot of them.
Some things are so simple to put right, such as a draught excluder by the front door, which had a howling gale coming through the gap at the bottom throughout our stay.
I suspect money has been spent on the heating system, the beds (which were very comfortable) and the bathroom, which are big spends in themselves, while everything else has been somewhat neglected.
The charm of this cottage, though, was in its heritage and timelessness. I loved the beams, the thick walls, the windows (although you couldn't open some of these).
The cottage had a very peaceful atmosphere and the log burner (once lit) was lovely.
The WiFi was really good given I was on a working holiday. So that was appreciated.
However, we actually left a night early, which is a great shame.
This cottage could be made into a really fabulous place to stay with some improvements to furniture, kitchen equipment and overall cleanliness.
In the vain hope that the owner will take note of these comments, I would come again given the unique age and antiquity of the cottage.
As a final note, I thought this cottage was expensive given the time of year. You can get superbly finished cottages for a far more reasonable price.