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The cottage itself was very cute inside with everything we needed and well taken care of. There was plenty of space for our party of five. The kids enjoyed playing with Doug, their friendly dog, in the nice front yard.
We were a little disappointed that we chose a farm for a quiet atmosphere and the property ended up being right near the highway. There was a lot of highway traffic noise most of the time. It took away from the country feel we were hoping for. I had also chosen the farm so the kids could interact with animals and see how farm life worked. Understandably, this wasn't allowed, I just wish I had asked about that before booking. There are cows on the property and we enjoyed seeing them each time we came and went. Just keep in mind that there will also be a smell to accompany the cattle farm experience.
The location was centrally located to the things we wanted to see in the area, within an hour and a half were many big attractions such as Stonehenge, Oxford University, London etc. We enjoyed the cottage. Suzanne was a lovely host and very responsive to any questions that came up. She met us and showed us around when we arrived and also left us some starter groceries such as some milk and bread, which was very appreciated.
We loved Dovenby Cottage! The cottage is perfect and the remodel is ideal! Kitchen is fully equipped, including a washer/dryer! The bathroom is amazing with a great shower, huge bath towels and a towel warming rack. They even provided 2 terry cloth bath robes! We didn’t use the fireplace but what a nice touch!! There was a delicious lemon cake and a bottle of wine waiting for us which was greatly appreciated!! Justin was very helpful in providing us with directions and they’ve put together a great book with all kinds of info about the area and restaurants. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this cottage!!