It is true, the house is old (1700s) and definitely a little cluttered with antiques and a little dusty in some of the farther corners, however, it is a wonderful place to stay! Barbara is interesting and quirky. We enjoyed talking to her, but didn't feel like she was too talkative or intruding in our family time. My family, ranging in age from 6 months old to over 80, took all 4 rooms for the weekend. We felt totally at home in the house and each of our family units had a room and bed configuration that suited us. Breakfast was divine...including blueberry pie and blueberry pancakes made with berries that Barbara had picked the day before and eggs from her chickens that my 6 year old helped her gather. I particularly enjoyed the supremely peaceful setting. The tranquility was soul-restoring. We took a walk in the morning and saw a bunny and a deer and enjoyed walking along the creek. Note there are no TVs in the rooms and while there are separate bathrooms assigned to each room, they are not attached to the rooms (except for one), so you do have to walk down the hall.