Celia - We're truly sorry that you felt uncomfortable. The attic and basement of the cottage are off limits to guests, as they are unfinished. Every effort has been made to make the space that is available to guests lovely and welcoming.
As is clearly stated in the listing, the train does run by the cottage. It is not on a set schedule. Sometimes it runs often and sometimes not at all. We do provide earplugs to minimize noise. There are window shades along with curtains to keep light at a minimum.
Each bedroom has a door to its en-suite bathroom, and two separate entrance doors with locks, as it depicted in the photos for the listing. The cottage has a layout that is typical of a turn of the century house and as such has "old energy", as you mentioned. We feel that is part of the charm of the cottage and we wish you had had a more comfortable stay.