THE HOST THREW US OUT!!! We intended to stay 5 nights, but only stayed one.
Fiona presents herself as a very calm person but we soon discovered that not all is as it seems. On the evening we arrived, she was quite distant but seemed friendly enough. We struggled to engage her in conversation and there were some other early hints that she wasn't all that comfortable having guests in her house. She has a lot of rules that reflect a default mistrust. There probably aren't a lot of guests who have multiple showers a day, for instance, but without us showing any inclination to do this, we were told up front that this was not allowed. We shrugged this off, but there were a few rules like that which gave us the feeling that she viewed us as unpredictable intruders who had to be contained rather than as fellow human beings.
As we were leaving the house the next morning to enjoy a day of our holiday, we had a conversation with Fiona that lasted all of about one minute, which started with formal pleasantries and ended with her asking us to take our things and leave. It seemed to be mostly a conversation she was having with herself. Our contributions were variations of "Huh?" and "What?" It all started when she observed that Huck had a nice camera. She asked him if he was a professional photographer. For a moment we thought she might have been warming to us slightly and actually showing some interest in us as human beings. Huck answered that he does get some paid work as a photographer, but not full time, to which she responded only by declaring another rule: "No pictures in the house!", spoken with a broad smile that didn't reach her eyes. We found this odd for much the same reason we'd found her shower rule odd. The thought hadn't crossed our minds that we would take photos in the house any more than the thought had crossed our minds of having multiple showers. We agreed that we wouldn't take photos, though our surprise evidently showed on our faces, and she became very defensive. She accused us of creating "an atmosphere" and asked us to take our things and leave.
The rest of that day we struggled to find a new place to stay because everything in the area was fully booked due to graduation week at Plymouth University. We ended up having to stay further away at a higher price, and spent much of the day making phone calls and looking up accommodation online instead of enjoying our holiday, and with the unpleasant aftertaste of the confrontation we'd experienced in the morning.
We have never had to write such a negative review on Airbnb, but there it is. We strongly recommend that you avoid this host!