The Cottage rooms are with a shared bathroom(between 3 rooms). The cost of an upgrade to a room with ensuite was given as £25pn & breakfast is an additional £9.95 if required, but can only be by appointment.
No other information given at check in, or in the room. No welcome information on the area, reception, bar or meal times etc or even wifi codes. In room is just a list of rules that must be obeyed or risk a fine.
The Cottage room whilst clean, I found damp, musty & cold.Mainly because there was so little heating to dry it out. The radiator was very lukewarm, after the first night I reported it and promised it would be fixed. However, on the 2nd night there was no heating at all- zero. The heating did come on at something like 4am but again, very lukewarm. I was so cold in the morning I did not take a shower.
The wifi worked OK in the main hotel, but in the Cottages it took sometime before anyone could establish what the password was. The room key is a big clunky fob that says leave at reception, but reception is barely open and I was told to keep the key, given the fob size not very practical.
Basically I found the decor, facilities and service very 1970s (dated).
I don't know what the rooms are like in the main hotel, but I would be very wary of the cottage rooms, aside from the shared bathroom aspect, the access to them are a bit of a pain especially in the pouring rain. Whilst the hotel is only a few minutes from the train station, there is little else nearby.