I'll start this review by saying the week I spent at this location has to be one of the best weeks I've had in a long, long time. That said, I do believe I should be as honest as possible to ensure any future guests know exactly what they're getting into.
- Absolutely gorgeous little village with the kindest, most sincere villagers you'll ever meet.
- The pinnacle of peace and quiet. All you'll hear in the morning are birds chirping and the trees rustling.
- Fantastically situated, in all directions (North, East, South, West) there are other equally (or more so) beautiful villages all within an hour's drive.
- Angela was a gracious host and always replied to any questions I had (no matter how mundane or silly) within an hour. She personally took me down to the village and showed me where the local market was to pick up milk, eggs, cheese etc.
- Lovely reclining sunbeds in garden, very relaxing
- Quaint little kitchen that's more than adequate to home-cook, if that's what you'd like
- Fantastic shower with boiling hot water and brilliant pressure
- The chickens! They were really tame and hop up onto your arm to eat out of your hands
- Views are somewhat spoiled due to the fact the main house has the better positioning on the hill. I had to be standing up right at the edge of the garden to see the scenic panorama of the valley. Most places in the garden had the views blocked by the main house, and left you only able to see a grassy cliff-face. Main house seems to be the much better choice to get the perfect views.
- The mountain roads are horrifying to drive on if you're not experienced with mountain roads, especially at night! But after a few days, you'll be used to it and whizzing around despite the sheer drops on each side of the car. I used a 1L Toyota Aygo and it was barely strong enough to get up the mountain, so if you're a large group, pick a more suitable car!
- It's self-catered, so upon arrival, basic stuff like cooking oil, sugar, coffee, milk etc. won't be provided. Easily remedied as the local store is really close by.
- TV only has one channel (Sky News) that repeats the same thing. Not a huge issue as most of the time you'll be relaxing or exploring the local countryside.
- Pool was freezing in April so I wasn't able to use it, but I'm sure in the Summer it heats up properly. Leaves from the nearby trees really pile up every morning so you have to clean the pool out before you can get in.