After staying at the Great Oak I agree with most of all of the earlier tripadvisor reviews and think they are generally accurate. There are few things worth mentioning that are very import to us. First, the hosts were flexible in dealing with some late changes to our reservations which was very nice. Second, they were willing to allow our dog to stay with us in the room if our friends couldn't care for her during our stay. As it turns out the dog didn't make trip but we like to support pet friendly businesses. For those that may be concerned about cleanliness (since pets do stay at the Great Oak from time to time) rest assured ... the room was very clean and odor free. Third, the Breakfast was outstanding!
Last but not least, this would be an excellent choice for a first time "Bed n Breakfast" (BnB) experience. I mention that because before I had tried a few BnBs, I was always a little concerned about privacy. The Great Oak is very private. They have just the one unit that is above the coach house and physically separate from their main house. Your biggest "first timer" concern here should be the breakfast, which is going to spoil you and unrealisitically raise your expecations of what other BnBs offer.