About This Listing
Cosy room with skylight, in a lovely house 2.6 miles from Leeds city centre.
This charming attic room has been fully refurbished. It has delightfully polished wooden beams and a velux window with a blackout blind.
The house has just been lovingly renovated and decorated to a high standard. Downstairs there is a living room, a dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen all available for your use. On the first floor there is a small bathroom featuring a loo and a sink. On your floor there is a brand new bathroom with a shower and bath.
The house is on a friendly street with lots of cats (it was once dubbed Britain's Friendliest Street!). It's in the Armley district of Leeds, which is a working class area with lots of character. The house is 2.5 miles from the centre of Leeds and one hour’s drive to York, Manchester,Sheffield. It’s close to the city of Bradford and about thirty minute's drive from Haworth, the home of the Brontes.
In Leeds City Centre you will love the shopping arcades such as the Victoria Quarter, the restaurants, theatres, art galleries, bars and clubs. Also, Leeds has a vibrant music scene. It's easy to get into the city centre. You could drive there in ten minutes, take a bus from the end of the street (two minutes' walk from the house) or take a taxi for around £5.
If you have a car (you can park it in the street outside the house) or take the train you can enjoy the choice of countryside and historical locations that you can visit with less than an hour's drive, and the stunning coastal views of the North East coast at two hour's drive.
Other Things to Note
Our friend Richard will arrange check in times with you, and he will be the person who will show you round and help you with anything you need.
It will be lovely to have you stay!
We ask our guests not to smoke in the house and to make yourselves at home.
Please also tidy up after yourselves in the communal areas as their may be other guests staying.
I never got to meet Karren as she was abroad but her communication was excellent and timely. The room was as described and very comfortable indeed. The house was very clean and well kept. I parked my car on the street with no problems at all. I met Richard who had the keys and he was a delight to deal with also. I walked into town and I also caught the bus, which took about 20 mins. Everything went to plan. In all, a very nice stay and will stay there again for sure.
We had really great time in Karren's place. The house is really great, it has everything what you may need. Richard is really great and helpful guy. We totally recommend this place! :)
I had a wonderful stay in Karren's home, greeted by the very friendly host Richard, I was made to feel at home immediately! The house was super clean and quiet (I was lucky enough to have the house to myself during my stay!) and the journey into Leeds town by bus was super easy and quick. An absolutely lovely place to stay for my work trip to Leeds! :)
Karren is a special figure, a great host, and when out of home, still gives assistance through friends, who welcome you, as if you were already one of them. All informal and confortable, cosy, and I even could take a sun-bath with the backdoor open in those sunny days!
I felt very relaxed, and got a full package of info about the places to go in town. It was a good choice, I can highly recommand her Sky Room.
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About the Host, Karren
I am a writer and publisher, and recently I moved from the UK to the Iberian peninsula with my partner Chris, for the climate and wonderful culture. We've been pioneering "slow travel" - living and working in a place for a few months to really savour the experience, and then moving on. We've been working as Airbnb hosts while we do this, and our first Airbnb home in Seville was an incredible success. We chose somewhere beautiful and very close to the main cultural attractions,and our guests adored it as much as we did. We stayed in Seville for seven months - it was paradise! - then we went to Portugal and lived by the sea at Cascais, and now we are living in the mountains near Malaga. We also realised that we could offer Chris's house in Leeds on Airbnb with the help of our neighbours and that's going very well indeed - people seem to appreciate a cosy home as an alternative to staying in a hotel. We also stay in other Airbnb homes a lot when we travel - I guess you could call us Airbnb addicts!