window with view of trees and a walled garden your bedroom with double bed

Victorian boutique hotel style room

United KingdomLancaster
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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window with view of trees and a walled garden

window with view of trees and a walled garden

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $6 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 13%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

The room is in an apartment in a listed building on a quiet private lane lined with trees. It has a A 17.5 X 14 foot bedroom with a huge window with a view onto a walled garden at the back. It's a double bed but not huge. The kitchen and bathroom are to be shared with myself ( I hardly cook so you will have it to yourself and there is a dining table which opens out to a round table with 4 chairs ) and the 19 foot lounge which overlooks my garden at the front can be enjoyed when I'm out. I use the lounge as a workspace but you are welcome to use it when I'm out.
I will be sleeping in the lounge at night.
The lounge, bedroom and kitchen have original Victorian cornices, very high ceilings, original panelled doors with brass plates and handles and huge marble fireplaces. You can enjoy the garden which is owned by me at any time.
You can make calls from my landline as I have free international calls but don't go over 1 hour at a time.
I am a painter, designer, photographer and designed the decoration of the apartment and landscaped the garden myself.
10 minutes walk into the city including The Castle.
15 minutes drive to the famous Art Deco hotel, The Midland Hotel, Morecambe.
30 minutes drive to The Lake District.
1 hour drive or train to Manchester.
2 and a half hours on train to London or Edinburgh.
Central heating, shower and bath in a hotel style bathroom.
Tess P+Nate H said "Gaynor was a great guest. She shared her wonderful personality with us for nearly 3 weeks and we all had a great time. If she decides to rent out her own home, I'm sure she will be a great host too.
Opal Essence said "Gaynor is smart and open to new ideas and perspectives. Because of her keen eye and perception she would be an asset to any living situation and make a great host !
Laurel Bank Lane is at the top of the hill, a turn right off Westbourne Road.10 minutes walk into the city including The Castle.

Guest Access

Sole use of bedroom and parking space. Almost sole use of kitchen and dining table.
Shared use of bathroom and garden with me only.

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House Rules

Guests are requested not to wear shoes in my apartment, they can be left just outside the door in the hall. Thank you.
The apartment will be clean when you arrive. The kitchen and bathroom are shared so please leave these as clean and tidy as you found them. During the stay I clean them but request guests pick up themselves anything they have dropped and clean anything they have spilled. Thank you.
No smoking in the apartment.
I recycle paper, card, tins, bottles.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector

3 nights minimum stay
your bedroom with double bed

your bedroom with double bed

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Lancaster, United Kingdom · Member since February 2011

I am a photographer and a painter and my work is on my website, dahlialounge. My favourite places are San Francisco, Majorca and The Greek Islands. I love dancing to classic soul, old Reggae and Ska, early 90's old skool house and 1940's Lindy Hop. Films I like are 'It's a wonderful life', 'A matter of life and death', 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Harold and Maude'. TV - 'The Big Bang Theory, 'The Prisoner', 'The Avengers' and 'Twin Peaks'.

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