We stayed in the Rose cottage for two nights.
The location is great, we know the area well and its not a long way to travel and be out of the city.
The cottage is on a secluded farm area with vineyard however the cottage is not alone as implied and shares a main wall with "the dairy" beside. Cottage has small front paved area with outdoor table and chairs for a relaxing view over breakfast, dinner or just drinks however, a stones throw to your right and you've got neighbours.
The cottage is certainly old and "charming" with dated pieces of furniture and decor to match. Unfortunately the couch is not at all comfortable so we couldn't exactly sink in and relax in front of the open fire.
Kitchenette is VERY minimal, luckily we could cook in electric frypan. The roll-out electric stove does not work properly and no breakfast provisions are included in the rate.
Cottage was fairly clean and tidy however light bulbs were missing and cobwebs throughout.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM was the bed. I'm a light sleeper which wasn't an issue in the extremely quiet area and I don't think of myself as TOO fussy however the bed was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever slept on. The mattress was as hard as a concrete slab. And we both woke with aches and pains throughout. The concrete floor would have been better. The sheets were extremely stiff and felt like hospital sheets. Not at all soft or comfortable. And there were no additional pillows or blankets to aid.
The bathroom is very large and has a very cute corner spa however the hot water system does not last to actually fill even half this. We ran a bath on our last morning and used all the hot water for the people staying beside us - would not have been impressed if this was the other way around!
Given the over priced rate compared with other properties we have frequented, we will not be staying here again.
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