The cottage was renovated and furnished as a home rather than for letting so that it has many unusual and attractive features.
At the last count, at least 50% of bookings were from previous visitors.
The cattle and horses are out on the common from mid May until mid November. They come right up to the windows since there is no fence--the 600 acres of the common are your garden.
Ceilings are high for a cottage but there are some low doorways and the bathroom has a sloping ceiling so mind your heads. The main bathroom is a few steps down from the bedrooms, possibly inconvenient for some.
Recent comments from the Visitors' Book include the following:
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. One of the most perfect places to be quiet or to be busy. The views and the sunset are spectacular...love it,love it,love it." A, K and D July 2013
"A lovely cottage in a marvellous location has made our holiday one of our most memorable." J, H and M July 2013
"What a wonderful cottage in the most idyllic location." S and H August 2013
"What a beautiful, superbly positioned cottage-inside so sensitively furnished-eye to aesthetics and functionality!"
P and N April 2014
"Once again a wonderful stay, it's starting to feel like our second home" M family May 2014
"What a lovely time we had. Sunset at the Black Horse. Feeding lambs at Butts Farm and obviously eating Winstones icecream on the common. A lovely relaxing, well-equipped stay." M family August 2014
"Just love it here. Will be back." P and M September 2014
"This is our second time back at the cottage. Once again we had a wonderful time walking, socialising and eating local produce." G family November 2014
"Lovely location, ideal for a dog great walks from the cottage and in the area. The cottage was always warm and cosy." A and B February 2015
"If this page is tear stained it is because we are coming to the end of a fantastic week's holiday. The cottage has that complete cottage feel whilst being big enough to spread out and 'nest' in various corners. It has become a haven for foot sore wanderers returning after exploring and shopping." M family March 2015