Mrs Hargreaves, June 2019
We were welcomed by the owners at arrival, as their lovely farmhouse is adjacent to the beautifully renovated Stables Cottage.. The farm itself lies at the end of a long flat drive surrounded by fields full of wildflowers, and is wonderfully peaceful. Despite there being a main road at the other end of the drive (with a useful bus stop nearby), the only noises you hear at the house itself are the occasional light plane taking off from the nearby airstrip, ducks on the stream and the clip-clopping of horses now and then.
The house has an extremely well equipped kitchen diner and a roomy and comfortable lounge with a range of books and games to play. On our one really rainy day we made use of these. TV and internet available (the latter fast enough to keep our two adult children happy). On our days out, I would agree with other visitors that the local footpaths are difficult to find. We used the canal towpath for most of our excursions – the spectacular Caen Hill Locks are a must.
If we could suggest any improvements, a rotary washing line might have been helpful (though I can understand not wanting to spoil the vista) and we have found a ringbinder full of instruction books for appliances, places to eat etc. helpful in other properties.
We really enjoyed our stay, despite the pre-heatwave weather, and if we are in the area again would certainly return to Stables Cottage.