We found this cottage through another site, directly advertised by the owner. For a start, the cottage and boathouse are separate properties and the price is for the cottage only, the boathouse is extra. The photos are misleading - one picture of a very nice living area isn't in the property at all; the view of a lovely garden with views to the river is actually taken in next door's garden. The cottage is semi-detached, 3 bedrooms, one bathroom.
The property was not clean - the owner who met us said his normal cleaner had not been able to come and we had turned up too early. We were about an hour early, but there is no way an hour's cleaning would have made much difference. The bathroom, which is downstairs, was very old and basic, nowhere to hang the shower head and no shower curtain.
There was hardly any storage furniture in the bedrooms, just one chest of drawers and some hooks.
The kitchen is not well-equipped. The AGA was turned off for the summer and the only... more