The cottage has been nicely refurbished with nice decor throughout and comfy sofa in the living room. There is a small but fairly well-equipped kitchen - two ring burners and oven plus microwave - but since there are only 3 chairs and no dining table you couldn't invite friends for dinner! There is a work surface hinged to the wall in the living room with two stools which could possibly be used for eating at - the cottage is certainly cosy if not slightly cramped. Steep wooden open tread stairs lead upstairs - which would not be suitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility. However the bed was very comfortable and the shower also good. Once I found the heating control, the cottage was warm - we were able to adjust the thermostat to suit and had to remember to turn it down at night as it had been left on 24 hours - it was February. I was surprised not to see the owner at all during our week's stay - having arranged to arrive at 4pm there was just the keysafe arrangement - which worked fine but I would have anticipated some contact as I understand she lives in the same street. There was a jug of milk in the fridge but no welcome cake or biscuits. Previous occupants had left tea and coffee in a cupboard. There was a good supply of sundries - cling film, foil, washing up liquid etc. In fact the cottage had everything we needed, but it was a very small space. The 'enclosed garden' was disappointing - a very nicely kept tiny courtyard area - but accessible only by going along the twitten through several other untidy, cluttered cottage pathways. The grassed garden photos shown in the advertising actually belong to several other cottages - though are visible from the bedroom window. Nice walks nearby - once I worked out how to find them. Overall slightly mixed feelings - a nicely done, very small cottage with character.
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