I have to say the Old Village rescued our holiday last year from being a complete disaster. We went for the October half term and found almost everything shut. The places that were open seemed to be staffed by people who were consistently rude, unhelpful and determined to demonstrate that us tourists were in no way wanted.
October is not the time to go! We went in half term and had the worst holiday of our lives - and 6 months later it still leaves a bad taste.