As we had a large group staying over the New Year period we rented both the main house and the cottage. However the cottage could be easily rented alone without feeling restricted to the house. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished to the same very high standards as the main house and is completely self contained.
The cottage has lots of space and if rented with the house provides a great escape for a couple or older relatives that need a bit of privacy or space away from the bigger group in the house. more