Other reviews spoke of a warm welcome upon arrival, we didn't get this, in fact although the owner shook hands with and spoke to me, he didn't even look at or acknowledge my partner. My partner noticed this in particular and thought it was just rude. We have no idea why.
We had to wash cooking utensils before using them, there was also bits of hair and dirt in the drawer of the kitchen units. The cullender had green stuff on the bottom of it, so whoever had previously been there had not washed up properly and there's even a dishwasher. So there's really no reason for it not to be clean.
The microwave was also in a filthy state with bits of food splattered inside it. There were cobwebs by the fire extinguisher and down the back of one of the bedside cabinets.
Additionally, the walkway down to the property is very treacherous, particularly after it's rained, it was rather slippery and one of the steps appears to have broken in two and when I stepped on it, part of it slid from under my foot because of the wet soil/muddy texture underneath and I almost lost my footing. This needs to be rectified, it's only a matter of time before someone does fall, particularly if it's wet.
The final thing is that we could not see anywhere to put, or any instructions where to put, our rubbish, nor the dog's poo bags. Consequently, we ended up leaving our rubbish in black bags inside the doorway and I had to leave the dog poo bagged up outside, with the little bags all bagged up in a bigger bag. This is not what we would normally do on a holiday, but we could not find anything in the information folder in regard to this. If it is in there, it needs to be made clearer. Or place suitable bins by the cottage for this.
Based on our experience, we won't be returning.