Firstly, it cannot be overstated how close to the A1 and the garage the property is.. There is a small sliproad off the A1, about 10 feet away from the main carriageway. The property is situated on this road, between the garage forecourt and the owner's house, which is next door to the pub. The sliproad is used by lorries and other industrial vehicles to park up, mainly overnight, and they park a car-width away from the wall of the property. They come and go at all hours, and tend to be pretty loud.
The listing states that there is a dining area - if so, we didn't find it. It's not near the postage stamp-sized kitchen or the two sofas, so I'm not sure where else it would be. There was a folding table, but you'd have to shift the sofas around to be able to use that. There are antiques dotted around with price tags on, which meant we spent the whole time paranoid about knocking something over.
The bathroom is tiny, and the WC literally takes over 20 minutes to refill, so if there's more than one of you you'll need a rota.
The listing gives the impression that the property is in a village. There is the pub next door, a couple of houses, a cafe that never seemed to be open, and the garage. It was news to the staff at The Barn at Beal (which is a good drive away) that they have anywhere suitable for bird-watching, which I know is a fairly niche complaint, but was one of the reasons we chose the property.
It is mentioned in the listing, but just to reiterate, the little stair case is very difficult if you have any sort of mobility problem. It's more like a ladder with a twist.
On the plus side, the property was very clean, and was pretty much half an hour away from everywhere we wanted to go, so that worked out well.