Cushions adorn the chairs in the living room. Cultural artefacts adorn the surfaces. The door opens onto a balcony with steps into the garden, offering a view into another world.Colourful cushions are a feature of the  daybed. This house has wi-fi, radios but no TV.
Lovely colourful artist's house, ideal for 1-4
Lovely colourful artist's house, ideal for 1-4


Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds


Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

This modernised retro-style crafted interior oozes character & history with its large bright, living room with upstairs living accommodation, wood-burner, hardwood floors, hand-decorated ceramic tiles, extensive garden & private parking. If you are interested in art & artefacts you will love this place. Only 15 minutes to the city centre, it's also perfectly situated for visiting the Wolds or coast. This former family home offers a comfortable, peaceful stay & ideal retreat for creative people.

The space

This is an opportunity to stay in a unique artists house with a large and stunning living room. Its modernist design conversion from a bakery in the 1950s includes many hand crafted ceramic and hardwood features. Located in the centre of a village with a huge and beautiful secluded garden this place offers a peaceful break and ideal retreat. Some of the furniture is suggestive of Scandinavian design and the decor creates a retro/contemporary quality reflecting the past and cultural content of this home. It is unconventional and has been described as 'quirky'. If you are looking for a place which contains character, if you like ceramics, personal histories, or art, you will like this place.

Guest access

Staying here you will have the whole house, with large entrance hall and beautiful staircase to the main living accommodation upstairs. The large and light living room with balcony overlooks the garden, its adjoining annex provides dining room / study space, lined with art and poetry books. The small kitchen is well equipped with a view over tree tops in centre of village. Walk along the landing to the blue bathroom which has a bath with shower taps, but no stand-up shower. Next to the bathroom is a bunk room with beds for two, ideal for children. At the end of the landing is a cosy and comfortable double bedroom. Downstairs, next to the entrance hall is a large utility room with washing machine. I have removed the carpet from this room as I am investigating the possibility of a downstairs bathroom with shower. There is a very large garden at the rear of the house which you have exclusive use of. A paved yard at the front and a carport provides cover for one car and there is space for another in the front yard. The drive is quite narrow.

Interaction with guests

Either myself or my helper in the village will visit to check that everything is OK once you have arrived. You will find the heating on and a bottle of wine, and chocolates to greet you. I will be pleased to answer any questions you have before booking. You will have the place to yourself, just let me know when you have arrived. Instructions are in the house but if you need to ask anything just call me. Interaction will be mostly by email, text or phone. I would love to hear highlights of your visit so please write in the visitors book.

Other things to note

There is WiFi, radios, many poetry books and novels, and a piano, but no TV - it would spoil the peace and sense of retreat. Mobile signal is reasonable on most networks. There is a new A rated combination boiler. If the weather is kind you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful garden. If you use the wood burner the first basket of wood is free, after that it's £3.00 per basket. Just leave the money for the amount you have used in the house.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £5 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £45
Security Deposit: £200
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price: £46 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No smoking, parties, or dogs. Please keep water within the bath (water pressure is strong). Respect wooden floors by wearing soft shoes or slippers and don't leave wet towels on the floor. Place hot pans on wooden boards in the kitchen, not on ceramic tiles. The most important thing is to relax and enjoy yourself!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews


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Rod User Profile
April 2017
Sue's place met our every need. We were there for a week's retreat to get some writing done, and the ambience and space for doing that are really quite unusual compared with anything else available through airbnb. The setting is a quiet, rural village, and the house and grounds are really nicely ordered and arranged, with nothing ostentatious, and everything fitting together very nicely as far as everyday living is concerned. The walk to the Co-op at Cherry Willingham is barely 15 minutes. We will definitely book again in the future, for when we need a slightly out of the way space to wind down and set aside the time to achieve something in a break from the usual day-to-day.
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
Great that you found the space good for getting some work done. Please do book again or recommend me to your friends. Thanks
April 2017

Melanie User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful weekend stay in this beautiful home filled with gorgeous pottery, art and books. We were visiting friends who live in another village Lincolnshire and this was the perfect base for us. We travelled with our 1 year old and Sue provided a babygate for the stairs which was much appreciated. She left a bottle of wine, chocolate and fresh roses for our arrival which was a delightful surprise. Check in and out was flexible which suited us really well as we got caught in traffic on the way up, and on the way out decided to leisurely drive back to London. Sue was very easy to communicate with and always responded very promptly. Thank you!
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
Thank you Melanie. You were perfect guests. Please visit again!
April 2017

Benjamin User Profile
March 2017
This is an absolutely lovely home and special in a hundred and one little ways. The attention to detail and care that has gone into the creation of this home from the Old Bakery is incredible. It feels like a true home away from home and is a lovely, cosy and cool house. Sue was so accommodating and very happy to let my film crew and I film there too. A wonderful host and I cannot wait to stay again soon.
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
Thank you Ben. It was a pleasure to be your host. You left the house in immaculate condition and very tidy. You would be welcome again any time. Good luck with the film.
March 2017

Isa User Profile
February 2017
We had a lovely stay. The house is great and quirky. Shame there isn't a proper shower (only a bath), but I guess this comes with houses with such character.

Hannah User Profile
January 2017
What a delightful home, warm and cosy, well appointed, great location. The perfect home from home.
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
I am so glad you liked my home. You would be welcome again. Thank you.
January 2017

Eva User Profile
December 2016
The house is full of damp smell and needs basic renovation!
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
I take comments from visitors very seriously. This is an old building and is under constant renovation. There is a damp area along the landing which three roofing contractors have failed to improve. It does need to be resolved but your response is extreme. Houses always need something doing to them.
December 2016

Sarah User Profile
September 2016
This was my first use of Airbnb. And it went very smoothly. I would use again. Our host was very friendly and helpful. The price was fair, about the same or maybe a little less than booking selfcatering. House was very restful (no TV, but plenty of books and a beautiful garden). Easy access to Lincoln by bus outside the door, and taxi back as we were attending a wedding and did not want to drive. We all loved it. Sorry it was just two nights.

Buxton, United Kingdom · Joined in June 2012
Sue User Profile

I am an artist, teacher, and make ceramics and manage these along with organising letting the home I grew up in. I am interested in art and culture from all over the world and this is reflected by the contents and interior of the house. I like design, colour and textiles and apply these to create an interesting environment to share with others. I recently completed post-graduate research relating to the ceramic work of my father. The house forms part of the structure for my writing; you will find a copy of my thesis in the house (but will need a long stay to read it!) I listen to world-music, enjoy cooking and eating good food, reading visually descriptive novels, and cycling. I enjoy meeting new people and communicating with visitors to my house, particularly those who share my interests. And you can't beat travelling. I am organised and will do anything or answer any questions to make your stay easy and comfortable. I look for the positive in people, and wish we lived in a peaceful world.

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