“It would have been good to know that there were some food supplies there before we brought our own.”
It would have helped to know that The Mount Inn in the village is closed on Mondays (the day of our arrival), and that booking ahead is essential, not just advised. We arrived there about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, to be told that they had no room, and booked for the following evening. As it happened, we might have had trouble returning to the cottage, as there had been a fire in a storage barn in the High Street, which was taped off, with 5 fire engines in attendance when we returned from a meal in Broadway!
We were a little perturbed that there was no ventilation in the bathroom. With 4 of us having showers within a short space of time, it became very steamy! We solved the problem by leaving the bathroom and front doors open for some time afterwards, but this wouldn't be a sensible option later in the year