We have happily stayed in this house in the summer and over Christmas. We are a mixed group with several couples and kids under the age of 10. The open and airy kitchen/living room is the hub of all activities, but everyone, kids and grownups alike, can escape, if need be, to the bedrooms. If you are sharing the house, try to snag the upstairs master suite, which looks out over the fields and has its own deck. The kitchen has pretty much everything you could need to put on a bbq or Christmas dinner. A 5 minute drive gets you to a beautiful beach or to the nearby town with a great supermarket. I loved coming back from either and feeling like I've left the outside world behind as I made my way down the drive alongside stone walls and tall trees.