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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$9 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$300 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$737 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I stayed in Aaron and Stephen's attic room for a week while I was working in Leeds. I found Aaron and Stephen to be warm and welcoming hosts. Their home was the same. It was lovely to stay somewhere that felt like a home rather than somewhere impersonal such as a guest house The photos on the listing are accurate and the room is very comfortable. Although I didn't get to see much of Leeds while I was there, Aaron was an invaluable resource for tips on where to go and what to do in Leeds when I eventually get the time to explore. The house is a short walk away from local shops and the bus stop to get a bus straight into the centre.
Had a lovely stay with jane and mr scruff in beechwood terrace. The house is very clean and has some really interesting touches, my room was at the top of the house with lovely wooden floors and lots of light. Jane is an attentive and caring host, would never let me leave without breakfast! Would definitely stay again.
I had a great stay. Jane was perfect. I would stay again and look forward meeting Aaron better. Thanks
Unfortunately due to building work we were unable to stay with Aaron, however he arranged for us to stay very nearby in a lovely house with a lovely friend of his . Aaron is a great host and we hope to stay with him and his partner on our next visit to Leeds.
My stay at Aaron's was fantastic. The neighborhood was a quick bus ride from the center of the city. Aaron and his partner Steve made me feel at home, and even invited me out to a pub with them and their friends. I will definitely be returning!