Our welcome was cursory. Although we checked in at the allocated time, there was no receptionist on duty. A staff member, who was busy taking wine tastings, had to leave his guests to check us in. He rushed (he actually sprinted) over to our cottage, opened the door, pointed out the wine for sale, and ran back to his wine tastings. No time for casual chit-chat.
We were allocated Sauvignon Blanc cottage, a cottage designed for wheel chair access. This was a surprise. Now I applaud hosts who offer such accommodation - well done them! But for two 1.9m+ tall guests, such accommodation has certain unsuitable aspects, just as a conventional unit would have for a guest in a wheel chair.
The cottage's decor was what I call "Danish Dentist's Waiting Room 1950's style": stark, in other words.
Two small hard bucket-style arm chairs, an angular sofa with two small cushions and a smal thin "throw" and a coffee table - welcome to the living room. Not a soft lamp, plump armchair or reading light in sight.
The kitchen was equally bare - a small wooden table and four chairs. And a kitchen bench at knee height is problematic for a tall person with lower back problems.
Each bedroom had bed, two bedside tables with a reading light, and a wardrobe. No dressing table or shelf on which to lay out things. Nowhere to sit to put on shoes. There were no curtains - just roller blinds: fine if you live with your windows closed. Open the bedroom windows at night for some fresh air, and the slightest breeze makes the blinds bang and clatter.
Instead of two luxuriously comfortable bathrooms, we had one small conventional bathroom and a larger hospital-style bathroom.
The lighting throughout the cottage is strong ceiling lights.
But it was not all bad.
What they got right: The breakfast tray was excellently provisioned; The beds were comfortable, the bedding fresh; the towels were thick and fluffy, and the bathroom amenities were attractive; the rooms were clean and well serviced.
One last thing - in the cottage there is an I-pad filled with information on the cottages and local attractions. No one told us about it - we only discovered it on our last morning, when we were packing to leave.
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