My wife and I stayed in cottage 1 for a week in June. The cottage was fine with all essentials for a very relaxing break. Our time there was enjoyable enough but was ruined somewhat by the foul weather. We managed to get out a couple of times between storms and it was nice to get back in doors of cottage 1. The views when able to see were wonderful and the buzzards and the kestrel (I think) flying above were fascinating to watch. I'm sure our time there would have been even better but for the weather as you are quite a ways away from any big town but the Magic shop is only 2 minutes up the road by car where you can buy any thing from French sticks to pipe fittings,hence the name! We also had a good few hours out at St.Hillaire market which was on Wednesday and about 40 minutes away.