We stayed 2 nights in this charming character cottage. Although compact it has everything you need for a short stay. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms cosy and the beds extremely comfortable. Bathroom space is tight but adequate. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pub opposite serves decent food and drinks. It will be delightful in summer as the cottage garden will be a lovely place to sit despite the close proximity of the rather busy road.
If visiting the area, we would definitely try to book this cottage again.
This little cottage is deceptively spacious, very well equipped, has a lovely homely feel, oozes character. The stairs are steep, the wooden door makes a noise and the windows have a knack to close however the cottage is a few hundred years old and wouldn’t expect anything else and to be honest I would hate it to be contemporary and modern (except the central heating and the TV). Nice clean bedding, loads of towels, kitchen had everything.
The garden is dog friendly (I have 2 Yorkies) and can’t get out but do be careful of someone not closing the gate i.e. the Postman. It’s full of flowers, trees and plants and is quite secluded with a bench.
The little village is full of similar property’s and even the new ones are made to look old. There’s a general store shop with Postoffice and Pub that serves hot food. There’s a canal that is a great dog walk, numerous public walkways and fields if you’re bringing your furry friend.
It might be on the high street however lorries don’t seem to use the little village as a cut through.
A lovely stay in a homely cottage in a picturesque village.
Will definitely stay again but this time it will be longer than a week.
I booked the cottage for a peaceful break, close to a good friend who lives 15 minutes away. I had a problem opening the front door - the Yale lock is very stiff, and I eventually worked out I had to pull the door towards me to open it. When inside the only way to close it, is to bang it shut.
Initial thoughts were the cottage is charming and very clean (although there was an overwhelming smell of bleach in the kitchen).
Sadly this was not a peaceful break. The road is very busy, and is used as a cut through from two main roads. Traffic does not adhere to the 30mph speed limit. Also, the pub across the road was very noisy in the evenings. I could not open the windows as the outside noise was too loud.
I have stayed in a lot of cottages (usually about three each year). When I arrived the fridge was turned off and the door was open. I had just picked up milk, cheese etc from the shop and it was a hot day, so I had to wait for the fridge to get cold. There were no instructions on how to use appliances - shower, oven, tv, coffee maker etc which is very unusual. I didn't find the clothes drier until the last day (it was under (one of the beds).
The stairs are very steep, and the bottom three are easy to trip down. No warnings about these.
No local information - i.e. footpaths etc.
I would not recommend this cottage if you want a peaceful break!