“The location and size of the cottage are excellent, and the ability to take our two dogs with us was the main reason for choosing the cottage.”
The cottage would benefit from a little updating to keep us coming back. It does feel slightly amateur, rather than a professionally maintained property. The lack of blinds/blackout curtains in the main bedroom is annoying if you wish to sleep before 11pm and rise after 4am in the morning in the Summer months. There were sweet wrappers down the back of the single bed and the screws in the door bars upstairs make for a fun awakening if you walk on one of them! The main bedroom door hinge is coming away from the frame, which makes the door hard to move or close.
We were very lucky with the weather when we stayed so we were out every day and evening enjoying Grasmere and the surrounding Lake District area.
To sum up this review, I would recommend using the closed season to bring the cottage up to a more professional letting standard.