Response from Tom:
Speaking of the incident where we were 'found looking about the house' this is an utter exaggeration for which I am not sure the evidence or motive, but is nonetheless a very unkind inference. It is upsetting that the 'hosts' feel that it is necessary to make such accusations and particularly for them to do so with such cowardly use of innuendo.
Essentially, we were surprised and confused to return to the room on our first night using the only and most direct access available and be greeted by what appeared to be the figure of a person in the corner of the dark room - something in our apparent naivety we decided to check. Needless to say we had not expected this considering the 'host' had not thought to mention that she would be sleeping in the living room/walkway - something one would assumedly mention if one wishes to avoid both startling guests and being awoken by their surprise.
But apparently this was an event that the 'host' thinks should have been entirely expected, and would have been were we simply a few years older, as was so patronisingly suggested.
In fact, having stayed in many bed and breakfast's where having other guests back to rooms was not an issue we were lacking prior explanation that 'this was not acceptable in this particular bed and breakfast' - as I am sure that the 'hosts' would not wish to speak on behalf of all b and b's despite commenting from the position of knowledge that 'possibly comes with age'.
As far as has been explained by the host apparently the only solution to prevent these 'unfortunate incidents' from occurring again would be for them to perhaps specify a more elderly clientele for this bed and breakfast.
An altogether bizarre stay, soured further by a nasty review laden with unfounded accusation and dripping with condescension.