This is our second listing for 'friendly home, centrally located'. We hope you feel welcome with us. We provide breakfast (cereal, toast) and unlimited tea/coffee but no fruit juice. The bathroom is shared. You can share the garden, kitchen, lounge & dining room with us. If I can, I will pick you up from the station. If there's a bottle open, you are welcome to join us for a glass of wine. Hairdryers not provided. Please do tell us about yourself - what brings you here- when enquiring/booking.
Our home is flooded with natural light and with its wooden floors and white walls, we love the provencale feel of the house. One wall is set at a diagonal angle to the rest of the walls, which gives the house a quirky, characterful feel. Our kitchen table is a welcome refuge for travellers and workers alike. A cuppa and a chat are always available.
We try our best to be tidy but to be honest it doesn't come naturally to us. We keep a clean home, without being OTT about it. There is likely to be a bit of random dog hair on the floor because Coco our loving dog sheds. Alot. 2 years of hosting has taught me to be upfront about such things which could be dealbreakers for some people (our home is more 'family funky' rather than 'houseperfect hotel').
The stairs to the upstairs bedroom go up from the kitchen, giving the kitchen an open-plan feel. However, noise can also travel from the kitchen to the bedrooms more easily than in the average house. We do our best to talk quietly when in the kitchen but we also recommend earplugs for light sleepers.
CocoDog is a cross between a Springer and a German Shepherd (but looks like a slim black lab). He is not allowed in guest bedrooms, so there shouldn't be any dog hair in your room!
We both work full time and enjoy our home. We dont employ a cleaner but do spend serious time preparing for our guests' arrivals. We love hosting and have met some amazing people. If Airbnb for you is about friendship, coffee (or gin!) and a chat, we would love to host you!
Disponible para huéspedes
Garden, kitchen, (you are welcome to cook), sitting room, dining room, space in fridge for your food.
Atención a los huéspedes
We are more than willing to help you with anything you need, or take you out, if we are able to. In the past we have gone out to dinner with guests, cooked for them, taken them to the coast or to Dartmoor, watched films together. However, we never say that we plan to socialise with our guests as it very much depends on our guests and the natural development of the relationship.
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We reserve the right to decline your request if you leave the section on your profile about yourself blank and if you don't provide a proper photo of yourself (not a unicorn). We are a family home not a hotel and we want to know who is going to be staying with us! It really helps to know your hobbies, interests etc.
Regarding our young dog, we can't promise that he won't jump up at you when he says hello but if you are not a doggy person, we will try our best to ensure he is kept away from you as much as possible.
We are a hard-working household both at home and at work. We don't have a cleaning lady and don't charge cleaning fees. I always clean the house before guests arrive, however, we are not a Professional Airbnb, (we have to go out to work every day!) nor is our home a typical 'BnB'. We can guarantee you, however, a good stay, a decent shower, a good sleep (blackout curtains, brand new pillows and a new mattress) and a good cuppa tea.
I need to be quite strict regarding check-in time due to 1 or 2 errant Airbnb guests in the past. If you end up checking-in later than 10.30pm you will have to find somewhere else to stay. Sorry but we get up early. If you have already checked in and have keys, then you are free to come and go as you wish, however late.
No overnight guests. No smoking, no drugs.
We are Christians but we tend not to bring this up in conversation. There are some books in the room but nothing of a religious nature.
We do not take last minute bookings (eg: 36 hours notice or less). We do not take lone male travellers for 1 night only, except repeat bookings.
You must contact me by midday (latest) of arrival day with your check in time. If I have not heard from you by midday of arrival day, I will cancel your stay.
Check in on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday evening) is between 5 and 7pm only unless it is the weekend (Friday or Saturday night) when check in is up to 9.30pm. Once you have checked in, you can have a key and then feel free to stay out as long as you want.
No smoking, no overnight guests, no drugs.
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My husband James and I enjoy the arts, cinema, theatre, long country walks, entertaining and travelling. I am very interested in cooking/baking and food in general and am particularly interested in getting back to basics as far as nutrition goes (although I still love my cakes)! A year ago we went on a 9 month journey around the world, visiting friends in various places and have most recently spent 5 months teaching in India. We both work in education.
We love good films and good tv shows. We particularly enjoy good comedy: 30 Rock (and anything with Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep), Modern Family, Gavin and Stacey (and anything with James Corden, Ruth Jones), Miranda, the recent Sherlock series, last year's Channel 4 'Humans' series, (and anything with Katherine Parkinson), Olivia Coleman (especially 'Rev')... the list goes on.
James is an Indian takeaway man whereas I am more partial to a cheeky Thai.
We look forward to meeting you! :)