About this listing
Large double, recently re-decorated and carpeted, in Farndon, an extension of Newark-on-Trent. The bedroom is one of two in a bungalow on "Geriatric Lane", i.e. very quiet cul-de-sac.
Use of kitchen/diner and cooking facilities, bathroom, lounge and garden.
Large garden backing directly out onto sports field for your daily jog.
No TV in the bedroom but TV with Sky in lounge.
Dishwasher (not me, machine!)
Parking on road or down my driveway.
Farndon has a convenience store and 2 pubs within 5-10mn walking distance. Next to one of the pubs, there is also the Boathouse bar/restaurant, overlooking the Trent, and a few minutes from the Boathouse, Farndon Marina also has a boat restaurant. 4 eateries in such a small village!
Newark is a lovely market town and has Newark Castle and the Palace Theatre in the centre of the town, about 10 minutes away by car.
Nottingham centre is a 45 minute drive and Lincoln is under 30 minutes by car. Buses to Nottingham every hour and into Newark every 30 minutes. Rail link to London Kings Cross direct from Newark Northgate Station in under 90mns, several per hour.
No smoking or pets allowed.
We arrived very late and Julie greeted us very pleasantly. Comfortable clean bed and a nice clean suitable bathroom for our requirements. Stayed 2 nights and would recommend the accommodation for a stop over, at a very good rate.
Julie s'est montrée très accueillante. La maison est certes en travaux, mais nous avions été prévenus avant de choisir la réservation, donc pas de mauvaise surprise. La chambre était très propre et le lit très confortable.
Comfortable room, nice and quiet - perfect for somewhere to stay while working! Julie made me feel very welcome. Before my stay she made sure to warn me that there were improvements being made to the house and it no longer look liked the photos, but this was not a problem at all!
Julie was accommodating with regard to the change in the time of my arrival. However, her house was certainly not as the photos showed. Neither did I feel that comments provided by previous visitors were accurate. The exterior of the house was littered with building materials and the garden needed weeding!The bedroom, though clean, was stark and needed decorating. The bathroom was untidy with holes in the walls, a damaged bath tub and the linoleum repaired with tape. The living room was also untidy, unwelcoming and not a place where I would have chosen to sit and watch TV. The kitchen was not up to my standards of cleanliness and organization. On the whole I felt the facilities were poor. This was my first time using airbnb and will probably be my last!
Sent to Alison in May, before she booked, so she was fully aware of the condition of my listing =>
Thanks for looking at my listing.
The room is available for those nights. First I need you to be aware of a few things before you choose to stay or not. I am currently renovating the property and am not sure how far I will have got when you stay. The photos on the website are not up-to-date as the house doesn't look like that any more. The walls and ceilings have only had the first coat of paint in most of the house, including in the bedroom and the bathroom is a work in progress, although perfectly functional. The listing is for a bedroom. Said bedroom is clean and tidy with clean bed sheets, a comfortable bed and drawer space. The kitchen is also clean and functional for any meals you may wish to cook and tea/coffee at your disposal. Inside it's mainly painting and carpets left to do.There are bricks and renovation stuff/waste/rubble on the drive under the car port and in the garden, but that’s not where you’ll be sleeping!
Please read the reviews and make sure you are ok to stay and and let me know and I'll accept the booking.
Julie was great and had no issues with me being slightly earlier than planned. Room was great, and had a very comfy bed. Very quiet area.
Watching the birds fly around in the front yard when i first arrived was great.
Julie is a very welcoming host and has a lovely quiet home in a peaceful villlage. The nearby river is a beautiful place to take a morning jog.
The house was undergoing redecoration which was made clear before booking but it is perfectly clean and acceptable.
About the Host, Julie
Go blues, tango and WCS dancing a lot and regularly need to stay over as too tired to drive home! Work part-time from home as a freelance translator (French-English), interpreter, proofreader, copywriter...basically, anything to do with languages! Also work part-time for Vodafone in small/medium business, so if your company mobiles, landlines or broadband are up for renewal in the next 3-6 months, ask me for a quote!!