Private double-bed room in a large unique New England home, built in 1796 - beautifully decorated with many period details, in a safe location, with warm welcoming hosts. We will do our best to make your visit to Exeter a pleasure.
Our charming Guest Room #2 has one double bed and accommodates one or two people comfortably. In a pinch, we can put an air-mattress and a sleeping bag on the floor for a third person, but it will be crowded.
The bathroom next to the Guest Rooms is "semi-private." There is only one bathroom on the second floor which we normally use ourselves, but when we have guests we will primarily use the bathroom on the first floor, so that you will have privacy. And we keep it squeaky clean.
However, the second bathroom is a half-bath, so we do share the shower/bath with our guests.
We have a comfortable library/guest lounge with a piano and wood-burning fireplace, and cable TV. It's available 24 hours a day during your stay. There is also a cozy breakfast nook where we provide continental breakfast, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.
You are welcome to use our kitchen during your stay so long as you clean up after yourself. If you would like to have dinner with us, we welcome you, but it's on a catch-as-catch-can basis (i.e., when Kate is cooking). She focuses on eclectic healthy eating, leaning toward vegetarian. Dinner charge is $20 per person (including wine).
No guns or other weapons are permitted in our home.
One of us is nearly always in the house and available to speak with you or provide you with anything you may need. We'll also give you our cell-phone numbers so you can reach us when you're not in the house.
We're an older couple living in too much space for two people and a cat. Alex is British, Kate is American. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our home and good conversation and good wine. We also enjoy traveling, particularly to Turkey and Australia and the UK, and we spend almost as much time away as we do at home.
We're both avid readers and love discussing books with other aficionados. Alex is a former rugby player and cricketer and loves all sports. Kate is a world-champion professional tournament bridge player. She also has a small business called Eclectica, where she designs, creates and sells her hand-crafted jewelry (
We speak only English, but Alex can manage simple conversations in French, and Kate can bumble around in Turkish.
We are Unitarians and our life motto, if we have such a thing, would be the Unitarian Benediction with which we close our services each Sunday:
Go in peace, speak the truth, give thanks each day.
Respect the earth and her creatures, for they are alive like you.
Care for your body; it is a wondrous gift.
Live simply. Be of service.
Be guided by your faith and not your fear.
Go lightly on your path.
Walk in a sacred manner.
I'm sad to tell you that Alex passed away in March. I haven't changed the website yet - it's too soon. He is so much a part of this home that we're not ready to let go of him just yet. The household is therefore somewhat different than described above. But I will do my best to carry on Alex's spirit of warm welcoming hospitality.