Before you read my review I must say the owner gave me a partial refund without difficulty as I stayed 3 nights there.
Now, I rented several cottages through the years so I have an idea what can be done and how proud the owners are of their rentals. And what I can expect when I arrive I used the facilities happily because it was clean and lovely to be there. So base on my previous experience I leave this review.
Well, I think this little cottage can be a great retreat for anyone if the owner takes time to do some necessary works, specially with the smell from the damp. And the bathroom needs to be redone completely to my only opinion. It wasn't really the best shower ever and again the smell in the bathroom needs attention. To be fair, the cottage had lots of house perfume but I had to take them out as it made it worse for me. One bad smell was enough without adding the artificial strong smell on top. Now if you have severe asthma like me then any damp place is not really good and I think beside the bed this didn't help me to sleep. In the cottage I was cold and funny enough I hate heat and love winter because of the cold. I can be outside in winter in T-shirt with no problem. but the cold in the cottage was different that is my only guess it was the damp cause me being cold bare in mind I rented in early August.
Now regarding the furniture : The beds downstairs were really really uncomfortable. I barely slept for 3 nights and the 3rd one I took the decision to go home if I can't find another place. The chair outside on the terrace was fixed with strong tapes and not very clean. I didn't use the bed upstairs so I can't comment on them.
I didn't cook there because of the smell, the bathroom's door is in the kitchen . A note was left to inform me that the dishwasher had a small leak ( I didn't use it) but I discovered so does the washing machine and the shower as the door doesn't close properly. I found the furniture is old and tired. The cleaning was the bare minimum really .
Communication with the owner was good , he took time to reply . If the work is done to put this cottage to a minimum standard the owner will have a lovely place to be proud to rent and will make the future customers happy to rent.
To leave on a positive note, when I arrived in the driveway I found the cottage really charming and pittoresque.