“On the good side:
1: Limestone Cottage is in a good location.”
2: The accommodation was perfect for us.
3: We loved the log burner, it made the house feel very cosy so we had it lit every evening.
4: Thank you for providing binoculars, they were very useful.
5: We loved the games that were provided.
6: There are great pubs close by - the Hare and Hounds in the village and the Wheatsheaf in Brigsteer are a couple of examples.
7: Thank you for providing compost bins.
On the down side. Constructive criticism:
1: Please provide recent maps not just geographical ones.
2: Please tidy up the the corner saucepan cupboard. It was such a mess and doesn’t take much time to tidy it up and give a much better impression. I left it as I would like to find it.
3: Clean under the coffee table. When we moved it to give us more room to play Jenga we found quite a selection of items.
4: Providing the number of firelights for each evening would be a good gesture as many guests probably don’t have a log burner at home to use them on. As we are South Africa we didn’t need them as we are experienced in lighting barbecues with kindling and newspaper but I would think most of your guests would use firefighters.
5: Please provide recycling bags like your neighbours 2 doors away. Recycling is very important to us so we ended up taking our recycling items home as I couldn’t bare to put them in your general waste bin. I am aware of the story you gave us about recycling at the cottage but it’s cost saving to have separate recycling bags.
6: I’m sure there’s not much you can do about it but the barking dogs are annoying.
Maybe you’ve been renting out Limestone Cottage for a long time but I think these few points would make It even more attractive and delightful.