What is(are) your name(s)?
Annette Frizzell and Stuart Kennedy
For how long have you been running a B&B?
3.5 years .
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
We arrived in Cortelazor in August 2004 but it took us some time to get all the work done that was needed in order for us to run a B&B. The house is situated right in the middle of the village of 350 people and had previously been the local dance-hall and also a restaurant in which all the local 'fiesta' took place such as weddings and first communions etc. Аll in all very much part of village history. We were lucky enough to find, in the cellar, some bits of furniture from that time and Annette has spent some time renovating these items, they are still part of Casa Annette.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
We based Casa Annette on our own view of what we would like to find in a B&B, i.e. friendly atmosphere, good homemade and local food, individually decorated rooms and beautiful countryside.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
A homely welcome and great breakfasts!!!
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
The 4 bedrooms are up-stairs and we live down-stairs. Upstairs the are 2 bath rooms and a common area with chairs and a writing-desk, here our guests have coffee and tea making facilities. Downstairs we have a dining room for breakfasts in cooler months..and a large terrace for breakfast in warmer months. The terrace is also communal area for relaxing reading etc. We also have a large stock of guide books and maps and other reading-matter for guest to use.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have 4 rooms in total none are en suite.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
Granada -1 double bed. Teruel - 2 single beds. Tangier - 2 single beds. Sevilla - 1 double bed. We have 1 additional bed which would fit into Granada or Seville and also have 1 cot, baby bath and highchair.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
The communal area has coffee and tea making facilities. Heaters and fans are available and a hairdryer also.
Which room is your personal favorite?
Granada has to be our favorite room as it has lots of colors and a wealth of natural light.
What do the room rates include?
Room-rate includes board and breakfast and tax and insurance.
Do you offer any special packages?
We can arrange guided walks,horse-riding and birdwatching.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
At Casa Annette ,we provide a varied breakfast..consisting of a combination of home-baked breads and homemade jams and marmalade,juices and cereals.In addition we do pancakes and croissants and local cold meats i.e. jamon and salcichon etc. We aim to cater for everyone.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is flexible and at the customers request, when they want it. In warm months on the terrace ,in cold months in the dining room.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
We cater for everyone, there is no extra cost. But if guests require dinner, that is set at E 12.50 per person and includes 3 courses plus drinks and coffee or tea. However must be pre-ordered.
Do you serve other meals?
Please see previous answer...we do not serve lunch but will provide a packed lunch for any guest who require it.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
We are happy to receive children at Casa Annette.
Do you accept pets?
We are happy to accept pets as long as they are kept in control (i.e. in room and not disturbing other guests) as we have 4 cats who are not totally happy with other animals.
What is your smoking policy?
Casa Annette is a no smoking B&B, however we have no problems if clients want to smoke on the terrace.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Parking is available in and around the village.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
As all the rooms are up-stairs and we have no lift..we have to say NO.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
We comply with Turism de Andalucia regulations regarding fire-precautions. We have fire-escapes and extinguishers.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Our policy is to be flexible on this point.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
No, but we do give a discount for people who stay 7 nights i.e. they get one free.
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
We take bookings through the website and by phone.
What is you cancellation policy?
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash only please!!!!
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Please make yourself at home.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
From the village there are many walks and Cortelazor itself has a painting museum (we have an annual open air painting competition first Saturday of August, from which a lot of the paintings originate) and an artisan wood-carving museum. More info on the area can be found on www.turismosierradearacena.es.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
All the directions are on our web-site www.casaannette.com
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
Do not worry about anything..we'll take care of all and so sit back and relax.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
Annette is from Denmark and as such bring certain different aspect to the business..she speaks Scandinavian as well as German and some Turkish..she does all the European cooking,baking and the decor!!! Stuart is from Scotland and also speaks French...he does all the walking, cycling and far-eastern cooking. We both speak Spanish, sort of!!!