Built in 1880 our home is a Victorian terraced house situated opposite St Johns church along the seafront. Just a 10 minute walk to the town and 20 minutes to the harbour we benefit from close proximity to the sea but also the quieter neighbourhood. All of our guests say how lovely and quiet the house is – perfect for a stay to recharge your batteries. Our dining room on the ground floor has the high ceilings and original coving valued by the Victorian architects. The front porch also still has the original tiling but modern architecture has allowed us to install a downstairs toilet – perfect after these long journeys! We benefit two en-suite rooms on the ground floor – perfect if stairs are a problem.
Lynne was in the caring profession as nurse and midwife for the last 35 years – latterly working in healthcare IT. She really likes people and has honed her breakfast skills. She turns her hand to most things, especially after 15 years with Andy, rolling up large bouncy castles and being Spongebob in the past! She takes it all in her stride.
All great preparation for the diversity that comes from running a guest house. As well as being the cook, she also loves managing the social media aspect of guest house management, posting regular news and photos on Facebook and Instagram. Lynne meets the new guests at check-in and makes them feel at home.
Andy has a background in logistics and health and safety management. Latterly he has been running his own business, buying and selling bankrupt stock, courier work and on sunnier days erecting bouncy castles. A real Del boy.
He now takes on those practical roles in the guest house as well as ensuring everyone is happy in the dining room in the morning. He enjoys his front of house role and likes to talk!
Chloe is the apple of her Daddy’s eye. She is now 14 years old and in the third year of secondary school. She has recently started her options at school including hospitality and Spanish so maybe tourism will be her future career.
At weekends and in the holidays she likes to help out in the kitchen and dining room, for a price of course! She is a budding chef in the making too and often cooks the family meal in the evening. Much to Lynne’s delight!
Bella is our 8 year old ShihTzu cross Maltese. She loves to walk especially on the beach, and has recently discovered Castle Cove Beach! As we are not classed as dog-friendly accommodation Bella strictly lives below stairs.
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