We are Bill & Elaine - a working professional couple - who first discovered Airbnb while travelling in 2012, having taken some time out from the rat race. Since returning we have always used the site as our preferred accommodation source in both the UK and Australia.
We lead a relaxed lifestyle, despite ongoing re-modelling of our property, but often get distracted by our diverse interests including playing in bands, singing in choirs, walking, cycling and generally exploring.
We want you to enjoy your stay here at Hillrise and hope that you will just ask us if there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable.
Breakfast can be whatever and whenever you want it to be – within reason! From full English with fresh local produce and home-made bread, to fresh fruit, cereals and toast – give us notice if you have any particular desires and we’ll do our best.
It is served in the dining room / guest lounge with a picture window overlooking the front garden or - if the weather is on our side - the rear patio with views of nearby Badby Woods.
Apart from the en-suite guest room we are pleased to offer you exclusive use of the lounge / dining room where you are welcome to relax and watch TV - or catch up with some work - we have unlimited free wifi and the dining table doubles up as a convenient 'hot desk'. In the cold winter months we will light you a crackling log fire to make you feel even more comfortable (and warm!).
Interaction with guests
We will usually be around and are happy to help you out with anything if we can. If you are attending one of the local wedding venues, eg Dodmoor House, Dodford Manor, Skylark Fields Farm, Fawsley Hall or Crockwell Farm (to name but a few) we will be happy to drive you (but you will need to book a taxi for your return journey).
Other things to note
We have a very friendly Dalmatian called Poppy (with eyes modelled on David Bowie - one blue, one brown) who will offer you an enthusiastic welcome (especially if sausages are on the menu) but if you are not keen, we will make sure she doesn't bother you! We also have a grumpy old tabby called Polly who definitely rules the roost and keeps Poppy in line.
- The room has been created as part of our overall house refurb project. Although it is still a work in progress we are now pleased to be able to offer this en-suite room plus the use of a lounge/dining room which also serves as the breakfast area.
- We don't mind if you smoke outside
- We have ample off road parking including safe area for motor bikes
- We have a Dalmatian and a bossy cat
- We are happy to either provide or arrange local transport (subject to requirements)