Double room in our family home, in a quiet cul-de-sac in the West End. Excellent location. Use of all communal areas, including deck and garden. Women only. Special price for a long booking.
We have quite a large, 4-bedroomed, semi-detached house in the West End area of the city of Lincoln. The house is in a short cul-de-sac and is generally quiet at night. The house has been our family home for over 20 years and, if you like a modern, minimalist lifestyle, it's probably not the place for you. Having said that, most people find it a warm and welcoming space and so do we. We hope you might like to join us here. We only take single, female guests or couples. The double room has space for a travel cot or a futon mattress, which we can provide, if you have a baby or child.
Just a reminder ... there's a black Labrador (Gus) and 2 cats (Bonnie and Simba) ... just in case anyone has an allergy!
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During your stay, you are welcome to use the sitting room (which has comfortable seating and cable TV , radio and DVD/video player, and an upright piano). You are also welcome to use the breakfast room, and the kitchen and its contents to prepare food (including the use of all those cooking items which it's not worth buying if you are only staying a few days ... things like salt, pepper, spices, sauces, oils etc). There is a bathroom (with a bath and a separate shower), which is generally only used by guests, as we have a second 'family' shower room.
If you are coming by car, the house is in a cul-de-sac which is quite narrow. It's not usually possible to turn round in the street because cars park on both sides. It's best to be prepared to reverse up or down the street, whichever you prefer! I am happy to park the car for you, if reversing and parking is a problem ... after more than 20 years I'm used to it!
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I'm happy to help you have an enjoyable stay in Lincoln. I've lived here for over 20 years and know the area quite well, so can recommend a number of places to visit and things to do, if that's what you would like.
I'm happy to chat with you over coffee etc, especially if you want to practise your English.
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Lincoln is a beautiful, safe gem of a city which has a number of understated attractions and is a great place to use as a base for exploring a wider area.
I am putting together a comprehensive information pack to enable you to make a choice about places to visit and sights to see while you are here. I already have some maps of the city centre and current leaflets and guidebooks which you can use during your stay.
I have added some local places to the online Guidebook. However, not all of the local places are listed in the Guidebook's data, so I can tell you about other places when you are here.
I'm quite a relaxed person and don't know that I have any strict rules.
I would expect you to respect our home and its contents as you would respect your own. This would include cleaning up after you have used the kitchen/breakfast room for preparing and eating meals, and I prefer people to eat meals in the breakfast room and not take cooked food up to your room.
I don't smoke, so wouldn't want guests to smoke in the house. However, there is a garden with a deck and a patio and you would be welcome to smoke out there.
I generally lock up our porch at night, so I would like to know if you are going to be out late, and then I can show you the key for the porch and you can lock up when you come in .
I'm a widowed mother of three grown-up daughters, who feels too close to retirement for comfort! I'm kept on my toes by 2 wonderful grandchildren, a soft-hearted, six-year-old, black Labrador, and 2 cats who grace us with their presence every day (at mealtimes!).
I've taught English to foreign learners for longer than I care to think about, in Spain (5 years in Barcelona ... so I also speak some català), Oxford (4 years) and here in Lincoln, currently working at Lincoln University. I love my job, which brings me into contact with people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all over the world.
In my 'free time' (ha! ha!) I sing in a choir, walk the dog, go swimming and enjoy cooking, although a lot of the time I also collapse in front of the TV ... 'Spooks' and 'Holby City' are 2 of my weekly 'must see' programmes, and I confess a guilty addiction to X Factor and The Archers! Having spent over 20 years with my late husband, I also try to keep up with the fortunes of 'The Cherries', as Bournemouth football club is known, and the Irish Rugby team ... although only during the Six Nations! I can now recognise a good game of rugby ... something I couldn't do 20 years' ago!
I really enjoy meeting people and Airbnb is another way of meeting people whom I wouldn't be likely to meet any other way.