Our countryside cottage situated 20 minutes from Saffron Walden or 30 minutes from Cambridge warmly welcomes you.
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM
Please check carefully the location of this (Website hidden by Airbnb) is extremely rural and there is no service for vodophone, though there may be for other providers. The lanes to and from the property are very narrow and dangerous (potholes on the edges) for night driving. W…
Response from Larissa:
These guests announced they'd arrive between 1 and two pm yet chose to arrive quarter past 12 - therefore I missed them by 12 minutes once I had returned from shopping. I had informed Penelope that phone reception depended on her provider (my phone works but others' sometimes not) - Penelope still decided to come, rather than cancelling. As I returned from shopping Penelope had in the meantime arrived early and left a written note. I texted and emailed her straight away letting her know that I had arrived and was looking forward to meeting her (although she had chosen to arrive early.) Penelope then did not communicate with me. Only in the late afternoon she replied - yet then she informed me that she would NOT return as she had earlier not had phone reception when at my place. She then said she had a 91 year-old mother who required her to be accessible by phone 24 hours round the clock. I was shocked that Penelope had not mentioned this when booking. However I understood that she then took the decision to not stay overnight. Penelope has since left a very unpleasant feedback for my listing - I suspect that she was annoyed she had not checked with me in more detail. She states in her feedback the roads to my cottage were dangerous, narrow and had many potholes. To clarify - these are normal countryside roads that are in NO way dangerous, not even at night; their condition is in order and like on all UK country roads driving at slower speed is what a driver does naturally in order to be able to get past oncoming drivers comfortably. I sincerely hope Penelope will in the future communicate better with any hosts; she could have avoided both her disappointment of arriving early and finding the house empty, as well as realising once arrived that her mobile doesn't have reception - let alone making me wait for her responses for hours only to let me know she wouldn't be coming despite the cottage and her room being ready and waiting for her. It goes without saying I cannot recommend her as a guest; due to this behaviour and the choices she took.
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5 things I can’t live without: my cat, the lovely house and garden I live in, friends, languages and - making things: cooking, baking, making jam, woodwork, sewing, painting, interior design, turning old and worn things into something new with character, writing, music.
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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