The smithy is a lovely 1 bedroom facility, the veranda is a nice addition , however, bring you own seats if you wish to sit outside, as the chairs are quite uncomfortable after a short period. Although we stayed at the height of summer with beautiful sunny days, the rooms are dark and has little natural sunlight.
The kitchen is well appointed with a fridge and small microwave, however, there is no storage all provisions were stored in the fridge , a dishwasher would be nice to have. Some of the paint work need’s attention but it’s currently minor.
The bed is very comfortable; however, it is not a king.
Nick the owner, lives next door and stops and passes by constantly every day.
You are not allowed to park your car outside and the parking is through a gate some 80 meters away. Be advised, the road is an unpaved bridle path and both small and large vehicles would experience some difficulty.
It is fog friendly, however, dog poo has to be taken into the village as there is no facilities to dispose of the waste.
Fortunately, we are avid readers and do not watch TV, as the one provided is a 24” monitor type. The Wi-Fi is sporadic.
Lovely walks from your doorstep, however, if staying longer than a weekend the two pubs in the village soon become a little boring ( they are great little pubs that support the locals and not just tourists) so you need a car to explore other eateries.
In every cottage stay we have had over the past 15 years , there is usually a small welcoming pack, tea, coffee, milk jam and bread, so I was surprised not to have received this when arriving. Also, please remember to take clingflim / silver foil
Would I recommend, yes/no. I am not really sure