About This Listing
Huge apartment close to Manchester's new international arts centre, Home. Old Trafford, Manchester United's ground is less than a mile away. The apartment overlooks the Bridgwater canal which gives direct access to the city centre. Secure parking.
Very large (c 1100 sq ft) architect-designed loft apartment in Castlefield, Manchester city centre.
Note: the apartment is in a quiet residential block and is not available for parties or noisy social events.
It has a great feeling of space, guests often comment. It's also very close to Man Utd football ground, and a little further on, Old Trafford cricket ground. The Manchester City ground is easily accessible by metro (light rail). Walking distance to all the main attractions (Manchester isn't a big city, so nowhere is that far away from anywhere else).
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one en suite.
The first of award-winning developers Urban Splash' 'design your own' apartment initiatives, every one of Box Works' apartments is completely unique. My apartment was designed by Urban Splash' own in-house architects.
In a converted warehouse with original industrial architecture (original brickwork and girders etc.) and modern fitments - including free-standing cubic glass bathroom - it has two large double bedrooms, one en suite. 2nd bedroom with balcony overlooking canal inlet with water lillies (!).
Two double bed sofas in main room mean it will accomodate 8 people at a push, but I'd recommend 3-6 as the ideal numbers.
Double glazed with solid wood floors and underfloor heating throughout. I have used the apartment for supper clubs (pop-up dining)*, so the kitchen is equipped pretty much to catering standards with three ovens and plenty of pans, crockery and cutlery, dishwasher, fridge etc.
Cable TV and wifi. 50" plasma tv, radio and docking station for playing music from iphones/ipads etc
Boxworks is an old industrial building with bare brick walls and steel girders and untreated surfaces throughout; it tends therefore to accumulates dust however well it is cleaned, so please bear this in mind.
The apartment is basically at the edge of the city centre, and all parts of the city are easily accessible by the canal towpath which passes directly in front of the apartment. Metro/mainline train stations are within 10 minutes' walk for connections to Manchester airport and rail travel.
Castlefield is one of the oldest parts of Manchester with a number of well-preserved Roman remains just a short distance from the apartment. The Museum of Science and Industry is also close by. There are bars and cafes within a 100 metres, and within 5 minutes' walk any number of cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants.
You walk pretty much out of the apartment into the city, but when you want peace and quiet after a long day (and nights!), enjoying Manchester, the apartment provides as much peace and seclusion as you might need.
Secure parking for up to 2 cars is available in The Box Works underground car park for £10 per car per day, by prior arrangement.
* I am also able to offer private dining at the apartment by prior arrangement - which makes it perfect for intimate get togethers. Check us out on NorthOnecomfort for a feel of our informal style of cooking!
The apartment is presented 'stay ready', with fresh towels and bedding supplied. The front door to the apartment has a mortice lock, so very secure, but only if you lock it with the key - it doesn't lock automatically; so, when leaving, two full turns clockwise to lock; when in the flat, two full turns anti-clockwise of the circular knob to lock from the inside. Parking isn't included in the price, but if you give me advance notice, I can usually find you a secure space in the residents' underground car park for up to 2 cars @ £10 per car per day. For anything else, including recommendations on restaurants/theatre/clubs etc, just ask on handover, and you can always reach us by 'phone if you're stuck.
The apartment was really nice, with big windows and lots of light, located at a quite place. WiFi and Skybox were a plus and Phil was very helpful and flexible with our needs.
Thank you again Phil for all your help and for making our stay in Manchester just perfect.
The apartment was perfect for our requirements and Phll, the host, very helpful
What a great flat. I needed to film a TV interview in a relaxed but stylish location. This completely fitted the bill. It feels light and airy. It's quiet, discrete and convenient. Phil could not have been more helpful. Will definitely try and use it again.
I had quite a lot of questions to ask Phil, as we wanted to hire the flat to film an interview. I think Phil had some bad experiences with film crews in the past, however was helpful and answered my questions. He met the crew on arrival and helped with parking.
The apartment was exactly as advertised and I hope we changed Phils mind about filming teams.
Apartment was lovely. Phil was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and was on hand to answer every question I had (there was a lot!).
We used the apartment for filming product videos; it was a great location - lots of lovely natural light, easy to get to and an easy space to work in.
Would definitely use again for any future videos.
Even the taxi knew that our host would've there to meet us
Place was clean and comfortable
Quiet and well located
Phil and Chris were incredibly helpful and accommodating. The apartment was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It was also private and quiet, located in an amazing area of Manchester that is perfectly situated between a peaceful and modern residential area and a short walk to the city centre.
Accommodation can make or break a trip, and I am happy to say that this apartment enhanced our stay and made it massively more enjoyable. So, if you are looking for a memorable stay in Manchester I would look no further than this apartment.
A huge thanks to Phil and Chris for all their help and for letting us stay in their space.
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About the Host, Phil
A warm and social personality, I really enjoy welcoming guests into my home and sharing my knowledge of the two great cities of London and Manchester. I am a very keen amateur cook, and, when letting for shared use, will cook for guests if you would like that. Main interests the arts (cinema, theatre and the visual arts), mountaineering and cycling.