My fiance and I live in the main house. The cottage is located behind the house and is accessible from an alley behind the house. The separate entrance and distance from the main house provides a great degree of privacy. Sometimes we never even see our guests!
We have two dogs, one small and one medium, that play in the yard, mostly just weekends. The patio area for the guest cottage is separated by a fence, however don't be surprised if you see two fuzzy faces poking through the fence on occasion. They just want to say hello! They are super friendly and curious, but they are polite.
We are avid cyclists and love to travel ourselves, especially to Europe!