The room was a little small - we both felt like we were falling out of the bed - and there was no phone or internet reception and no ATM in the village, which is either a pro or a con depending on your reasons for visiting. The bathroom, being separate from our bedroom, meant we always needed our key but as it had two handles and latches it was tough to open the door at times: not enough to bug you on a weekend break, but you couldn't live there without going nuts, so I'd rectify that. There were no proper fire exits or fire extinguishers that we could see. Our towels weren't replaced and we did struggle to dry them all.
It was exactly what we were looking for for our three nights away - a home from home. We were made to feel very welcome by laid-back, friendly owners in an old-fashioned cottage, where we had a big bathroom and enjoyed generous breakfasts each morning while looking out at the wildlife in the garden. The village was quiet with a couple of nice pubs and there were many options if we wanted to go for a walk, some of which were detailed in the excellent welcome folder. Homemade cakes and biscuits were on offer at all times, there was a real fireplace downstairs and we spent a couple of hours blissfully watching TV in bed and drinking Earl Grey one night. It felt like staying at your favourite auntie's, if your auntie has gone to a bit of an effort.