We had a great stay here ...firstly the lane is tricky to find but the instructions were correct.. the drive down the lane takes around 6 minutes cause we timed it! Very stoney and narrow etc so don’t bring your pride and joy! Greeted by housekeeper and she went through all we needed to know for the stay. Cottage was very warm and cosy and bed comfortable. It was great not having a TV or internet there if that’s what u want then go stay in a hotel.. Intermittently got phone reception. So we didn’t see any deer in the garden or much else .. the only birds I did see was a blackbird and a glimpse of a Jay.. because I left some suet on the picnic table. But! The bats were incredible!,,,,,,,,, they started to come out anytime after 9 pm peaking at 11ish and there are hundreds.. you can hear then chattering in the eaves early evening from the outside. If you don’t like bats then this is not the cottage for you. If you stay in the upstairs bedroom you can hear then in the roof space and they are loud! There is a slight odour from the poop but it didn’t annoy us. Loved the layout of the cottage and especially the courtyard. Also there is spiders and webs around but they won’t bother you if you don’t bother them..it added to the character of the cottage for me even though I don’t like spiders! Overall I would definitely come back because of the bats... really enjoyed the stay very peaceful and relaxing.