For a start the owner, Ans, could not have been more helpful and friendly, always a good sign!
The cottage was clean and well maintained, with a nice little patio for balmy evenings.
The beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom well appointed with enough towels for a month or more!
We went to Utrecht, Oudewater, Heusen, Rotterdam and more, all o which we would recommend.
You do really need a car, although there are bus stops nearby.
[One word of caution - if you are self catering in Holland the supermarkets very, very rarely take credit or debit cards (Mastercard or Visa), and for travelling on the buses etc you need to invest in an anonymous OV card].
A great stay which we would happily repeat.More