West facing room (great for sunsets) in an artist's house. The room looks out over gardens and across rooftops to the church and distant fields. During July-September there also another room overlooking a quiet road which gets the morning light.
Quiet room in glass sculptor's house. The house is up on a hill and so the room is not only quiet but has a lovely view over the village and across to fields in the distance.
Guests will have access to the living room, kitchen, garden and a shared bathroom. (extra toilet downstairs).
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have as much or as little interaction with the host as they want.
Wivenhoe is a picturesque, lively village and very convenient for Essex University. My house is quite central, in a quiet, friendly street, 7 minutes walk from the bus stop and 10 minutes walk from the station. The university is 40 minutes walk along the road or riverside or 10 minutes on the bus. Many academics live here, as well as many artists, poets and fishermen. There are 12,000 inhabitants, 60-70 societies, 5 pubs, several restaurants, and a good Co-Op. A 'hidden gem', it has been called 'The Hampstead of Essex'. It is near to the coast and the wilds of Suffolk but is also on a direct train line to London (1hr 10mins).
There's a train that goes direct to London (1 hour, 10 minutes) in one direction and 15 minutes to the coast in the other. From my house the station is 10 minutes walk and the bus stops outside the Co-Op is 7 minutes walk.
Other Things to Note
I am a working artist and have my studio in the garden. People sometimes like to be given a tour of the studio which is on stilts and houses a large kiln.
No smoking and no pets, please. I'm happy for you to use the microwave in the kitchen and can offer limited space in the fridge.
If you are staying on a Sunday night, departing the room before 9.00 am on the Monday would much be appreciated as I use the room for something else on Mondays mornings. If you will be continuing to stay beyond Monday morning, I would, of course, put everything back just as you left it and would not need to disturb you for the rest of your stay.
The house and room were immaculately clean, both Caroline and the house were very welcoming. Ideal for peaceful overnight stay for the University of Essex. Wivenhoe is lovely.
Caroline made me feel very welcome, and her artistic house is very interesting and attractive. I slept like a log.
Such a lovely home & made to feel very welcome. Great to be within walking distance from high street on a flying visit for a friend's birthday.
Caroline was a wonderful host! The room was comfy and everything was as described. Caroline provided me with great info about transport and local area, which was great. Highly recommended.
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Caroline was a great host. She made me feel very comfortable during my stay of 10 nights. The room was great and the shower was always fantastic. I chose to make my own toast and coffee most days and Caroline was happy for me to do this. I did try her homemade muesli one morning and it was delicious....it's just that fell in love with marmalade instead. :-D Thank you Caroline x
Caroline made me feel very comfortable and relaxed with my first experience of using Airbnb. Lovely room and breakfast selection. Highly recommended place to stay, thank you Caroline
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I'm an artist working in glass. My house and garden are filled with my creations and experiments. I also exhibit. I make everything from jewellery to sculpture, with lots of different things in between. I love being creative and/or busy. I also love meeting and being around people and welcoming them into my home. In my spare time I help out with the village cinema and ferry and also started a walking group which has now evolved into evenings sharing food and watching DVDs together as well. In the 1960's I hitch-hiked around the Middle-East for two years, and I still backpack to exotic places whenever time and money allow. Favourite places so far: India, Ladakh, Nepal, Morocco, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Cuba, ...... and I always prefer to stay with a family or in a back-street inn rather than a smart hotel. I like 'world' and 'classical' music and lots of different types of food. Favourite book of all time: 'Siddhartha' by Herman Hesse. As a guest, I hope I'm sensitive to other people's cultures and environment. As a host, I hope I'm friendly, relaxed and welcoming but also able to leave people in peace, as appropriate.