I have been hosting with air bnb on and off for around three years now, and I really do enjoy welcoming people to stay in our cottage. The school Cottage is a calm relaxing place to spend time, it is tucked away off a designated 20 mile per hour limit 'quiet lane', up a private driveway, a good location for keen walkers to stay, as you can hike up to Minchnhampton common from the house. We have just done a major re-decoration to improve the cottage, so we will have new photo's of that soon.
The School Cottage is a warm private country hideaway, it is the perfect place to enjoy the tranquility of rural life.
Perfect for families with children or parties of adults.
We have the most beautiful views over the valley and over the garden, and I regularly see deer and their fawns in the garden in the quiet of the morning.
We are only a mile outside Stroud town's shops and amenities.
There are three double bedrooms upstairs, I would say my place can comfortably fit a party of five, as one of the beds is tucked against the wall, so its more suited to one person more than that is a squeeze but your welcome to pile in.
Inside there are three bedrooms upstairs - one large, one medium and one small. They all have double beds, one king size, one queen and one double. Downstairs is a living room with a big sofa and dining space with table and chairs.
There is also a bathroom downstairs with a large corner bath
the toilet in a separate adjacent room.
The kitchen is small but functional with an electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and filter coffee machine.
I supply some breakfast foods when you first arrive- bread, and milk.
There will be towels, and obviously sheets and bedding on the beds. I provide towels.
There is a fenced garden mainly laid to lawn outside the house that the guests have use of, there is parking for three cars, four can squeeze in, the back garden is usually off limits for guest use
Interaction with guests
I will be in the next door apartment, I am usually friendly but hands off with my guests, allowing you to have a private time. You will have the whole cottage to yourself and your own front door.
Other things to note
The driveway to our house is a tight bend, I have to turn my quite long VW twice to get in the gateway and if you have a big van you may need to carry on up the land and turn around, or just reverse up the drive.
Also we do not have a shower, but a lovely big bath and a jug for washing hair.
We really can't host parties or late night loud music and sing along sessions here.
I love meeting new people and being an air bnb host, I'm a mother of one year old twins from Stroud, and I play music in a band with my boyfriend David who is a guitar player. I love being in nature, I especially enjoy camping and staying in different/new places, for example boats and caravan's, and I am currently building a widebeam canal boat.
I love painting and drawing, which are some of my hobbies.
My life motto would be something like - 'follow your dreams and don't forget to enjoy the journey, not just the destination"