We offer free parking and the use of a local gym at selected times throughout the day.
Lovely house close to the Leeds city centre.
* Please note that higher rates apply between Christmas and New Year
Our home was built in 1900. We have tried to retain some of the original features from each room and complement them with artefacts from around the globe.
We are very close to the city centre. 10 minutes on the bus or a short 25-30 minute stroll along the canal by foot.
We also have free parking available outside the house..
The house is clean and tidy. The kitchen is the heart of the home where you can usually find my partner and I or a friend chatting away.
The bedroom is an attic room with a small double bed. There is also the option to have a single bed placed in the room if required.
Breakfast is served in the morning. If you have to leave earlier than I wake, I will leave breakfast out for you or show you where things are kept so that you can help yourself. It's normally a choice of cereal, toast and preservatives, fruit or egg with toast.
Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements or restrictions because of religious believes and I will try to cater for you.
| A little about me |
Apart from spending a few years overseas, I have lived in Leeds all of my life. My partner and I are members of the National Trust and we're happy to share the hidden treasures that Leeds and the surrounding areas have to offer.
We are non-smokers and would prefer it if you would smoke in the garden.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
|Things to do in Leeds|
We have compiled a list of our favourite things to do in Leeds, but we are sure you will discover many more!
Visit the Royal Armouries Museum:
Britain’s national museum of arms and armour brings history to life for a fun family day out.
The museum has more than 8,500 objects on display in five galleries: War; Tournament; Oriental; Self Defence and Hunting. The best bit – it’s free!
Steep yourself in history:
The Tudor-Jacobean estate of Temple Newsam is an interesting and informative day out. The estate was once owned by Henry VIII and is home to Europe’s largest rare breeds farm.
Marvel at the amazing architecture:
Leeds is not only a historically rich city, but also boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in Britain. The Leeds Town Hall and the Victoria Quarter and the new Trinity shopping centre are must-see buildings.
Go modern at Leeds Art Gallery:
Home to a vast collection of contemporary British art, Leeds Art Gallery proves art can be fun for all ages.
See the final resting place of the Mummy:
Leeds City Museum is a fascinating –and completely free- attraction, with ever-changing special exhibitions and its very own Egyptian Mummy!
Join in with the festivities:
Throughout the year the city comes alive with many festivals and carnivals, from Leeds Festival, Classical Fantasia to Leeds West Indian Carnival.
Shop till you drop:
With over 1,000 shops, Leeds was named the best shopping destination in the UK by the Rough Guide to Britain. If you’re looking for fabulous fashion under one roof head to the White Rose Shopping Centre, or bag some designer bargains at the MacArthur Glen Outlet Centre.
Step back in time:
Explore the medieval Cistercian Kirkstall Abbey. The 12th century abbey is set in picturesque parkland along the banks of the River Aire. If you’re looking for history, heritage and a haven of wildlife and greenery, a sunny day will be well spent at this free local attraction.
Whether you prefer to watch or get involved, Leeds has so much to offer sporting fans. Not only is Leeds home to a world-famous cricket ground, Headingley Carnegie, the city is also proud of its strong rugby heritage, with Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie drawing fans from across the world.
These are just a handful of the great sights the city has to offer.
|Some Interesting Facts About Leeds|
According to an independent national survey, Leeds is chosen to be the ‘Best Place in Britain to Live’.
Leeds Kirkgate Market is Europe’s largest indoor market and is home to over 600 stalls. It is open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday.
The first moving image was filmed in Leeds in October 1888 by Louis Le Prince.
Leeds Carnival is Western Europe’s oldest West Indian Carnival.
Peter O’Toole, well-known for his role in Lawrence of Arabia, was actually born in Leeds.
The inspiration for the construction of Temple Works comes from Temple of Horus in Egypt. It was the biggest single room in the world when it was built.
Foundations of the Leeds Kirkstall Abbey were built in 1152.
We only ask that you respect the house and the hosts, be mindful of natural resources and utilities. If you smoke we ask that you kindly smoke in the garden.
Apart from the above, please make yourself feel at home. Sing, dance, be yourself and enjoy your stay here in Leeds.
Aaron is a man of taste, a pleasant person to share stories with, and a great host!
Aaron has been great - I'm yet to arrive but he has been throughly organised and has answered all my questions promptly.
Stayed at Aaron's for 3 weeks after moving to Leeds. The house is very well kept and made for a very comfortable stay.
Aaron was an excellent host, keeping the house very tidy and attentive to his guests throughout. He is extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and was always willing to help out with advice and suggestions which was great.
Both Aaron and Stephen made me feel very welcome and I would highly recommend their accommodation. Jerry was definitely the star of the house though!
Rented a room from Aaron for 12 weeks while I worked at the theatre in Leeds.
Aaron and Stephen were both very pleasant and easy going. House is ideally situated for getting into town easily. Would recommend
Aaron is a great host, very friendly and welcoming.
The house is cool - he clearly has a good eye for interesting design/decor - and his dog is also very friendly!
I didn't spend much time there, as I was out and about in Leeds a lot with a friend - there's loads to see and do.
I'd certainly stay again!
I spent 2 weeks in Aaron's place and everything was perfect. He waited for my arrival until midnight welcoming me in a really friendly way. I felt at home everyday, I had my privacy but I also shared nice moments with Aaron!
The house is really nice, the toilet is amazing (I already miss to take shower at his place); it is 10-15 min by bus from the main street in Leeds and the bus stop is close by so really easy. Extremely good quality/price ratio.
A big plus is Jerry, the funny dog :)
If one day I will stay in Leeds again I will definitely contact Arron! SUPER!
For this my first AirBnB experience, I could not have wished for a better host. By that of course I mean Jerry the celebrity dog, prize winner of the Harrogate Dog Show. He kept me company on the comfortable sofa in the living room with the only price being several games involving a well chewed tennis ball. His team Aaron & Simon have been clearly well trained to make guests feel completely at home. It is a beautiful stylish home and my room in the attic was peaceful and incredibly comfortable. I enjoyed the sound of the church bells. Where I live I get riots and sirens on a regular basis.
They were all incredibly kind, genuine with a great sense if humour. Loved the Scottish cultural reference placed in my room in recognition of Aaron & my own shared Heritage. Really touching and greatly educational. One would not get such service in the Premier Inn....
I felt completely at ease, which is a rare thing for me so thanks guys.
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I'm an all-rounder and tend to get on well with most people.
I have spent a great deal of time traveling around Asia, but more recently around Europe. I love to travel and always have my passport at the ready incase of a last minute impromptu trip abroad.
I live with my partner, Stephen. We are quite sociable and welcome respectful people in to our home.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.