The photography is deceptive, and old looking at the size of the bushes in the front garden. At time of booking, there was no mention of the very steep track going to the cottage, which is very, very badly maintained, full of pot holes and very bad to drive on. This would be very dangerous in bad weather. The path to the front of the cottage is very steep and is not good for negotiating if you have any sort of mobility problems. My sister fell over and luckily fell into one of the overgrown bushes, otherwise apart from a few cuts and bruises, it could have been a very different story. The garden is not well maintained, the boundary is very ramshackle. This is advertised as an enclosed garden, but if you have an adventurous dog, or a small dog, do not book (small dogs could get through the bushes).
The kitchen utensils and white goods are very, very old (washing machine 2004, and the detergent drawer is very dirty), the seal on the fridge is broken, one of the knobs on the hob is burnt, the hobs will not light with the ignition, and the lighter provided does not work. Take matches. The vacuum is very reluctant to pick up anything. The sharp knives will only cut butter. There is no dishwasher.
The TV reception is appalling, with constant re-tuning necessary. Even then, do not walk in front of the TV as you could lose the signal again.
The description of the location is very deceptive. The walk to the slipway (no beach, could find no evidence of a beach at all), is about a 10 minute drive, NOT WALK.
There is no pub within walking distance.
The only positive thing I have to say about this cottage is that it is quite cosy and warm.
This is the second cottage that I have been disappointed with though Sykes, with totally deceptive descriptions and photography. I would be very, very reluctant to book with Sykes again.