About This Listing
This comfortable and spacious attic room is a 10 minute walk to the city and a 15 minute walk to the station. Both universities are a quick bus ride away. The mega-shopping centre Meadowhall and the glorious Peak District also very close!
Use the office space, pens, pencils, crayons, ink, chalk, markers, world map, brainstorming paper.....
The space can fit two people comfortably, perhaps even a third small person if you ask us in advance. There is a friendly resident cat, so probably it wouldn't be a great idea to come stay with us if you are allergic to our furry monster.
You can use all of the spaces in the house, just not our bedroom (that would be weird :) ). British terraced houses have only one bathroom, so that would be shared. You are free to use the kitchen as long as you tidy up after yourself. Smokers will be asked to smoke outside. We also have an office area that you can use for work.
Interaction with Guests
We are both postgraduate students and creative freelancers, so we are often out. Yet we seek to stay in touch with our guests at all times if something goes wrong and you cannot figure out the door lock or something. We are always up for cultural exchange, so sharing meals and going down to the local pub is something we are always open to!
Highfield, or Heeley, has a huge community vibe, with community events taking place nearly every day. There is also the Heeley City farm, where you can pet animals, buy fresh produce and eggs, or enjoy a warm homemade meal in the organic/vegan friendly cafe. It's all volunteer run! Concerts, exhibitions, events abound...
There is a bus stop two minutes away with buses running to nearly every corner of Sheffield. If you come by car, there is free on-street parking at the house. The supertram line is also not that far, about a ten minute walk away.
Most often, we just walk into town.
From the nearest airport Sheffield/Doncaster, one must take a bus, then a train to Sheffield, and then walk or take a bus to our house.
From Manchester, there is a direct train into Sheffield, and then you can walk or take a bus to our house.
Other Things to Note
We have a swimming pool! We mean, everyday in England is like a swimming pool. Though we have a few umbrellas, they tend to break easily in the vicious winds, bring your own.
Since we do have a cat, other pets are probably not a good idea. Though if you think your pet is well-behaved enough to be traveling with you, ask us if we can accommodate him/her.
We are vegetarians, but you can cook meat if you clean up well after yourself.
And lastly, we ask our guests treat our house as if it were their own :)
Great location close to the station, Don was very welcoming and provided us with maps and wifi, pointed out good places to grab food or go for a drink. We booked right at the last minute and it was perfect for us. A spacious, clean and private room. Will definitely be in touch if we come back to the area!
I have received a warm welcome. The room is very nice and quiet and large enough to be confortable. The place is aslo well located.
Don and Martina welcomed Kate and her friend Alex at very short notice. The room was in a great location as we could easily walk to London street (where all the restaurants are). There house is very nice and they welcomed us with a cup of tea. They are very interesting people who were eager to answer any of our questions and help us plan our trip. The room is very big and comfy. We really enjoyed our stay and much needed rest. We definitely recommend staying here. Sheffield is a very interesting place to visit and only about a 30 minute drive to the Peak District.
Fantastyczny pobyt. Gospodarze byli cudowni i bardzo pomocni, pokój duży, łóżko wygodne, okolica spokojna, a jednocześnie niedaleko centrum. Czułem się naprawdę jak w domu.
I had a wonderful time in Sheffield, made even more amazing by my stay with Don and Martina. They were kind, welcoming, their house (and cat!) Is lovely and clean, and I was able to come and go without issue. Their house is well situated, close to the train station and in a quiet, safe area. I wasn't in the house for long, but the attic room was spotless and peaceful, and I slept very comfortably. In the morning I had a lovely chat with Don over coffee before heading off, and would love to have stayed for longer! They could be professional bed and breakfast owners if they chose, without a doubt. I can't recommend them highly enough.
About the Host, Don & Martina
We are an easy going couple and been together for over four years. We have a cat and unfortunately for him, we have been travelling a great deal, living in Scotland, Netherlands, Lithuania, Chicago, and now Sheffield. We like learning and practicing languages, exploring new cuisines, reading about the world and its cultures, creating imaginary itineraries that we will take one day, and once in a while we study too. We are always up for a good laugh or an intelligent late-night drink & chat. Looking forward to meeting you!