We stayed at Kethla house for one night during the farmers weekend. As we hadn't stayed in Torquay at this time of year before we were a little apprehensive due to reports we had read from the previous year. When we arrived at Kethla house we got a very warm welcome and we were asked to register (which I have never done before at any b&b I have stayed at) so I thought it a little strange. after registering we were shown to our rooms. The hallway and stairs were in good order and everything was nice and clean, our rooms were on the first floor and on entering the room I felt as if I had gone back in time. The first room was clean and tidy and perfectly acceptable. The second room however had been recently painted and there was still a strong smell of paint lingering around. Our friends stayed in this room and said that other then the smell, the rest of the room was fine and the bed was very comfortable.
The only negative was the female proprietor, we went out for a meal and then hit the pubs and bars we finally got in around half 3 in the morning via a pitstop at the local garage for some crisps (as you do). When we arrived at the B&B, this lady came up to the rooms and asked us if we had a takeaway with us. We hadn't as we only had the crisps from the garage but I don't think she believed us as she said "are you sure?". I took a bit of an offence to this line of questioning at this time of the morning. Even if we did have a takeaway with us why would she want to know? The B&B does not state anywhere that you are not allowed to bring food back to the rooms with you. She must have waited up for us to get in to see if we had brought food back with us which freaks me out somewhat. I wonder if all guests get this treatment. This really upset me actually and as I result I didn't want to go down to breakfast the following morning so we all went hungry.
In summary I would say that this B&B is for the older generation and not for people in their 30's.
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