Nobody there when I arrived at the arranged time. Followed email instructions to get to the blue door in the dark and rain, bell not answered, saw notice in window giving new number to ring if nobody was there. Phoned number and was directed away from that door back through the garden, to and fro, and then eventually back again in the dark and increasing rain, by a woman who could not work out where I was, despite my describing the door, garden gate, driveway, angle of house, etc., and who got increasingly, rudely irritated as we went along. She was breathtakingly rude. Finally arrived back at the door I had started out at, when two guests emerged. I was then TOLD OFF by the woman for talking to them. At this point I would have left, had I had anywhere else to go.
Getting in involved my having to flick open a 'key lock', manually setting a four figure code on a small lock, in the dark (no light), whilst grappling with my glasses, holding my phone in the rain and not wanting to put my bag down on the wet ground. The stuff of which sitcoms are made. Then another switch had to be flicked so I could open the cover to reveal the key. Finally couldn't open the door with only one hand - operate key and door handle at the same time - and one of the two guests I was not allowed to speak to very kindly did it for me. We did in fact converse, of course, later. Thank you again, both of you!!!
No milk for tea in room, would have to go down to the breakfast room to get fresh milk, as instructed by woman on the phone. Can't remember whether she said left or right and no instructions in the room as to where that might be. Shall I phone that number again? No. Never. Ever.
Shan't stay for breakfast, so no opinion on that; just want to leave now. Amusing experience, in retrospect, but not to be repeated. Shame, could be quite a nice B and B, good location, quite comfortable, pretty bed linen. I shall be in Lincoln once a month for the next three years - but not staying here!
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