This beautiful cottage far exceeded our expectations in many areas - location, cleanliness, charm, amenities etc. Unfortunately we were unable to stay there beyond eating a single picnic meal in the dining area, as we arrived just after Hurricane Arthur had made landfall and left the entire area without power. Thankfully, the owners Brenda and Alan found a functional room for us at a roadside motel in a nearby town for the night - no small feat as the any place with power was rapidly filling to capacity.
To our great disappointment, the power company posted on their website that it would be several days before power could be restored in the area. This meant that the cottage could not be occupied since there was no electricity and therefore no water as the supply is drawn from a well via an electric pump. As the motel could not accommodate us for an indeterminate number of days due to huge demand in the area, and there was no availability anywhere else in the vicinity, we had to find an alternative rental in another area for our stay. As luck would have it the power was restored sooner than expected, but unfortunately we had already committed to a new property for the week (minimum stay is 7 days) and were unable to change our plans.
Throughout the process, we stayed in communication with Brenda and Alan who were very understanding and agreed to refund our rental fees even though they were under no obligation to do so. They were extremely helpful in general and very responsive to any questions from us, even before we arrived. We are very hopeful to be able to stay in the cottage at a future date, as it truly is a little piece of paradise.