have the run of the place

Pidginboy

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India-Local dialect
What is the meaning of the the following?

You can have the run of the place, except for a lovely private restaurant we keep open for our friends. (This is a statement made by a host to her unexpected guests who have just arrived. The host has a big home which has about 50 rooms and more than half dozen big halls, in one of which a restaurant is run.)
 
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