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A good base with friendly helpful owners
We stayed in The Old Dairy during a heatwave and as the building works commenced on the barn we looked on to. Karen advised us about the work two days before our stay.
The cottage was clean and well equipped and there were supplies to get us going in the kitchen and bathrooms, including homemade cakes, eggs and milk.
We were out at an event at the showground most days so that the noise from the building work did not disturb us. We left a day early to escape the heatwave as it was difficult to keep cool in the cottage, opening windows let in flies and smells from the cows across the yard and noise from the works. The event we were attending finished on the Thursday but we had planned to stay on until Friday to enjoy the area had the weather been kinder. A JCB and the roofers arriving on Thursday morning as we were preparing to leave confirmed our decision.
The cottage is great as a base but not a tranquil setting at the moment and there are no pretty views of the surrounding countryside from any of the windows which is a shame. I think we were spoilt by visiting friends in a cottage nearby which had all those benefits, fortunately we were able to spend time there in the evenings and had a lovely break.
You certainly chose the hottest week of the year. This is something we will have to cater for in the future i.e fans, fly screens etc if this is to be the norm.
With regard to the building works, builders are only allowed to work during the day until 4 pm and not at weekends. This will be completed shortly and will be a big improvement to the site for guests to enjoy.