The cottage itself was spotlessly clean both inside and out, considering it's in a farm location, and better than we expected.. If you were buying, you could move in so to speak. The owners, who lived next door were very helpful too. The location is very remote, walking to the local pub not an option, though plenty of on-site walks and cycling trails on wonderful open moorland.
Our only issue (which for many we suppose would be a godsend), was the fact that there was no wifi, no mobile phone service, and the TV signal was poor to non existant. Though we were expecting these issues, to be without, came as a shock to the system, as we did have a medical issue, so not having access to a phone etc was a concern. However this is not a criticism. The farm had one of those scatty sheepdogs called Nellie who constantly wanted us to throw a deflated football so she could retrieve it for us. There was also a newly arrived kitten so new it had yet to be named. A lovely time, in a lovely cottage, in a wonderful location.
On a negative note, the GOOGLEMAP picture directions which accompanied 'how to get to!' was a good mile off. We went to the location suggested in person, and although the farm looked similar to the aerial photo it was hopelessly wrong. Anyone arriving after dark or in poor weather would be seriously cheesed off. We think it's a googlemap issue as our own farm confirmed the postcode was correct, but the farm we were sent too was not in that postcode.
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