First the Pros. The house is convenient for all the town amenities, the kitchen is well fitted out, the house is spacious and spotlessly clean. The Cons are, the pubs in the town are noisy, but once the revellers have all drifted home, it quietens down. The road in front of the house is very noisy, particularly first thing, when you will be woken up if you sleep with the window open. The stairs are painted rather than carpeted, which we found slippery underfoot, but the biggest downside, is that the bathroom is downstairs,in an extension at the back of the house, so is very inconvenient, particularly at night (we didn't know this when we booked), but maybe this won't bother you.
This property is set next door to a pub in the middle of a charming village with lots of restaurants and interesting shops. There is a public car park about 3 minutes walk away and you'll probably need to park there (£1.30 a day). The owners are Sam and Rachael who are both charming. We liked the kitchen and the bathroom although the bathroom has no shaver point. The bathroom is downstairs which means a bit of a hike if you need to get up in the night. The main bedroom is lovely. The second bedroom has bunk beds but lacks a mirror and bedside table and light. By way of compensation, it contains a wonderful old fireplace which has been lovingly maintained. The ambience of this cottage is minimalist and it's a little under furnished. No chair or stool in the kitchen, no coffee table in the sitting room area. There are no carpets but we rather liked the grey painted floorboards and the general high standard of cleanliness. Some people have mentioned that the pub next door was noisy - we thought it was rather quiet, but then we come from Essex. Overall we enjoyed our two day stay and would certainly come again.