Owners friendly and welcoming, yet left us in peace and much preparation had been made with the fire set, fresh flowers, and tea, coffee milk etc in place. Beds were made up and good quality towels provided. Highlight or low-light depending on your view was the grass snake in the living room which I was fascinated with but my wife was terrified of, and so she stood on a chair for some time. As part of this, I was asked to ensure there was nothing else hidden so moved rugs, furniture sofas etc to sweep the stone floor thoroughly which was when we discovered the months ./ years of fluff and dust under the sofas, which when aligned with a slightly grimy kitchen worktops, hob and cupboards suggest cleaning was more visual than thorough. I spent a good hour cleaning food off the worktops and cupboard doors, and grime off tables etc. Under the bed was akin to a furry forest of fluff etc but it soon swept up. Bathroom blind was broken and too short to cover the window. The little deck area was ideal to sit out, but like the house, in need of a tidy up with weeds through the path, and a number of filled black bin bags and jerry cans greeting our arrival, and remaining in place until the owners returned from their own trip on our 4th day. Road noise was high, as the main road is just a few yards away, but we perhaps should have though of this as we knew the location in advance, but presumed it was on a quiet road. Nearby, best food we found was the Ship Inn at West Stour, and the Half Moon Inn at Horsington was well worth a visit, and is walking distance, and a pleasant walk at that if youâre prepared to follow the paths through fields etc rather then up the main road. Overall, a lovely place for sound sleepers, in need of a âfresh eyesâ from the owners in terms of dÃ©cor (quality of finish, not style) and hygiene, and perhaps a warning about the road noise.
This little cottage is tucked away in a corner, next to the larger house of the owners. We visited during a wet and icy few days and it was still delightful - so we are thinking of going back in the summer. The log fire was burning when we arrived, the kitchen is well-equipped and the bathroom and the bedroom are wonderful - spacious, warm and comfortable. This is a well cared for and well thought out letting property and would be perfect for a family or for a couple. We can heartily recommend it.
Very high quality rental cottage with very high quality fixtures and fittings made this feel more like staying in a designer hotel (only with more space and more features)
Enjoyed our stay. The cottage was exactly as in the brochure and the location was an ideal base for touring this part of the country.
I cannot rate this oasis highly enough. The welcome was exceptional, the home was beautiful, every detail had been thought of, even fresh flowers were placed in the rooms. What a wonderful retreat, we can't wait to go again. Simply outstanding - thank you so much!
The cottage was excellent, very homely, clean with every convenience. Furnishings were to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and keen to ensure you have a good holidays. The cottage is very well situated for local amenities and attractions.