The cottage has been extended, refurbished and fitted out to a very high standard and was a pleasure to stay in. The obvious, bright extension was large and a pleasure to relax in with its lovely garden view.
The main niggle, unfortunately, was a next door neighbour providing daily, almost constant machinery noise to what should have been a peaceful holiday.
Although we were blessed with several hot days during the stay it resulted in an extremely hot kitchen and double bedroom as the large AGA range is on 24/7, a fact that would have been welcomed on colder days.
This is a beautifully converted cottage with luxurious touches (eg under floor heating) that make staying in a pleasure. We spent Christmas at Hillview Cottage and as 6 adults really appreciated the two separate sitting areas and large kitchen. The kitchen is so well equipped we managed to cook a full Christmas dinner. Littlewindsor is set in lovely countryside so great for walks from the house and trips to the Jurassic coast. All in all a perfect setting for Christmas - the Aga was a particular hit with the cooks amongst us and kept the house really warm for our 8 week old baby.
We spent a fantastic Christmas at Hillview. The cottage is very spacious (we were a party of 6 adults) and well equipped - had everything we needed for Christmas lunch. We were quite nervous about the Aga but the instructions in the cottage and the tips from Clare (the manager) were very helpful. We were made to feel right at home (a Christmas tree was bought for us) and had a lovely time.
An absolutely lovely cottage, it was very comfortable for the 5 of us and offered lots of space downstairs split between a big kitchen, garden room and lounge area. You could easily have different things going on without disturbing one another or come together socially.
The extension garden room is lovely, with views over the garden and nearby hills it catches the sun in the morning too.
The cottage has everything you need and using the AGA didnt take long to master and always meant a warm entrance when you'd been out for the day.
Its quite a walk to any pub or shop so car is needed but there is plenty in the region.
I think it would have been a nice touch to have a welcome basket with some basics and local goods in even if it meant a slight price increase as those sort of things are a nice touch after a long drive, having said that the house is excellent, clean and you will certainly have a nice time staying here.
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Was very impressed with house it had brilliant facilities with a fantastic garden which we really enjoyed with our family who were staying in the local area, attending the big wedding. The downstairs is a really nice family space. The aga took a little getting used to but when we worked it out it cooked really well. Having two showers made getting really in the morning a lot easier. as there were 6 adults staying. We would definatley come back again the next time we are visiting our family in somerset.