We booked to stay here for a week in April 2019, attracted by the description indicating a rural idyll and attractive cottage. Well....what the photos don't show you is that the cottage is just off a main road; it's very close to a big ugly hardware/ DIY store currently getting an extension built; the 'view' out the back is marred by a what seems to be a blockhouse bunker with some kind of exhaust vent in it (very close to the outdoor sitting/ eating area); the row of houses opposite, one of which has a rusty cement mixer and rusty tipper truck in their front garden (that's your view), and the view out the front of the cottage includes a big concrete cattle shed with corrugated steel roof....When we arrived, there was lots of workmen in the other cottage beside this one. Ours had just been freshly painted and the mess they made of it was clear...the smoke detectors had all been painted over and so didn't work (worrying in a thatched cottage with open fire and two young kids), the cooker didn't work properly, the rear door didn't lock properly, bathroom fittings fell off the walls..no light bulbs in the lights. I then had to help the elderly electrician who'd been booked in by the owner to sort these things out before we arrived but didn't get there till late evening on the day of our arrival. None of the smoke detectors could be fixed, so all had to be disconnected from the mains, the cooker got fixed eventually so we could feed the kids after all, light bulbs didn't fit the light fittings......We had to cut short our holiday anyway for other reasons besides the cottage not being up to standard, but I couldn't really recommend this. I would avoid it.