We booked this charming, large, comfortable house with lots of spacious surrounding grounds for a family get-together over the Christmas holiday period. It was perfectly located for us: on the outskirts of town and very secluded with a real rambling rural feel (deer included) but just a mile or so from the city centre, making it very easy to get around.
The house itself was very spacious and extremely comfortable with all the little staples you forget to bring along abundantly supplied. It had a great 'homey' feeling (I believe it is the owner's old family home) with lots of quirky, interesting details which gave it a real charm. We especially loved sitting around in the back living room with its cosy deep couches surrounding a vast glass-topped carved wood coffee table, making us feel like we were holed up in a hunting lodge far away in the country. And the house had the feeling of a country estate in general- it was vast and the kids had a blast exploring all the rooms and playing hide and seek. Plus it was wonderful to gaze out the window at the soft light and rambling view with a cup of coffee.
And our hosts couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating, escorting us to the house which was a little hard to find and letting us book for an extra day at the last minute.
All in all, a very enjoyable stay.
Thanks so much!