Staying at the Garden Cottage was one of the most uncomfortable holidays I have ever had. Let me explain. Our lodgings where very nicely decorated, the surrounding environment, gardens, scenery etc. where beautiful. But we found it all to be slightly pretentious, a bit tense and not completely, 100% welcoming.
For instance on our arrival we asked for the wifi code and were told we'd be given it the next day as our host couldn't remember it and had to attend to the horses. I chased it up that evening and the code turned out to be a very simple numerical code, that any child would have remembered. It simply left us feeling fobbed off and confused as to why we weren't given it when we asked. Most of all it left us feeling uncared for, as if we didn't matter! The horses obviously came first.
It was a very bad start and first impressions count! A few other instances occurred early on (e.g. communication break downs). These added to our discomfort. And as the owner lived next door and worked on the grounds there was daily interaction which left us feeling claustrophobic, looked upon and that caused the atmosphere to grow heavy and tense as the week progressed. After a day out I never looked forward to returning to our lodgings, so we cut our holiday short and came home. Definitely wouldn't return or recommend it.