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The Den: clean, comfy & close to Edge Hill Uni

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1 bedroom

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Small, private room in a unique, modern property - clean, tidy & homely with gardens & plenty of off road parking.
'The Den' is set in a rural location, close to Edge Hill Uni. so ideal for lecturers & business professionals alike, close to M6/M58, but with limited public transport,
Smoke, child & pet free household.
Closest airports: Liverpool & Manchester
NOTE: 'STREET VIEW' IS INCORRECT ON MAP
A 'help-yourself' style breakfast: cereal, toast, tea/coffee etc is included in the price.

The space

MY HOUSE:
My home is in a rural area, less than 15 minutes from the M6. However, if you don't have a car, be advised that public transport is very limited.
I am offering the use of a small, light and airy, double-bedded room with adequate storage and hanging space for 2 people.
There is a modern kitchen and bathroom: walk in shower (no bath) - towels are provided.

A 'help-yourself-breakfast' is included in the price (cereals or toast-tea/coffee etc). Let me know if you have special dietary requirements.
'The Den' is 5 minutes from the M58 (15 minutes from the M6, junction 26). Located in a small, quiet cul-de-sac, set in rural surroundings.

Approx. 2 miles from Edge Hill Uni - accessible by bus, although they are few & far between now, due to government cuts. Taxis or 40-50 minutes to walk.

The historic market town of Ormskirk is 3 miles away, where you can take trains to Liverpool, Manchester, Preston etc. There are buses to the coastal resort of Southport which offers many tourist attractions including the Air Show, Woodvale Rally, Flower Show, Firework Competition, Jazz festival, Comedy Festival, golf competitions and more.

If you're driving north, I am only one hour's drive from the South Lakes (Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside etc) exit on M6 - you could be walking in the beautiful Lake District within 2 hours.

Please note: I am 45m ins drive away from the centre of Manchester ( I have had a lot of enquiries from people who seem to think I live close to CENTRAL Manchester, this is NOT the case, sorry).

AIRPORTS:
Manchester is less than an hour away.
Liverpool is about 35 - 40 minutes away. All traffic dependent.

SPORTING EVENTS:
There are MANY sporting events in the area.I have only listed a few that may be of interest.
Race go-ers: if you're interested in the horse racing, both Haydock and Aintree are only 20 minutes drive Why not come for the Grand National? You could get there by train in 10 minutes (train station is 5 minutes drive away from my place, you can park on the road but the station for free) or drive there in 15 mins (traffic dependent, of course!)

Footy, rugby & cricket Fans: Everton, Liverpool, Man U, Man City, Blackburn and Wigan football grounds are all within a 30 - 40 minute drive as is the Old Trafford Cricket (website hidden) Helen's, Wigan, Widnes and Warrington Rugby grounds are all close by too!

Golfers: Royal Birkdale is only a 20 -25 minute drive away.

Dinghy sailors, the National 24 hour and National Junior 12 hour races are just up the road in Southport (I help out at both).

Guest access

Access to driveway parking, back garden & patio, communal kitchen bathroom & lounge.
Note that there is a charge of only £10 currently for an extra guest sharing the same room.

Interaction with guests

I am always on-hand to welcome guests & usually around in the evening to offer advice about the local area, amenities, directions etc.
I speak fairly fluent French & Spanish. My Italian is rusty, but my understanding is probably reasonable. I am learning Mandarin.

Other things to note

Edge Hill University is 2m away.
Plenty of local routes for short walks in the countryside. There is a newly opened bike track in some local woods. The first weekend in August is 'Bickerstock' - Bickerstaffe's free, local music festival - everyone welcome!
It is close to the Leeds - Liverpool canal, near to both Southport & Formby pinewoods & beaches & only one hour away from the South Lakes. Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust property close by. Speke Hall is around 30 minutes away.

SPORTING EVENTS:
There are MANY sporting events in the area. I have only listed a few that may be of interest.
Race go-ers: if you're interested in the horse racing, both Haydock and Aintree are only 20 minutes drive Why not come for the Grand National? You could get there by train in 10 minutes (train station is 5 minutes drive away from my place) or drive there in 15 mins (traffic dependent, of course!)

Footy, rugby & cricket Fans: Everton, Liverpool, Man U, Man City, Blackburn and Wigan football grounds are all within a 30 - 40 minute drive as is the Old Trafford Cricket ground, St Helen's, Wigan, Widnes and Warrington Rugby grounds are all close by too!

Golfers & sailors: Royal Birkdale is only a 20 minute drive away.
Dinghy sailors, the National 24 hour and National Junior 12 hour races are just up the road in Southport (I help out at both).


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 9AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 13 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 7
Security Deposit: 93
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 6PM

Please arrive after 6pm, unless you have contacted me to arrange an earlier check in.
Be prepared to check out by 9am during the week, and around 10am at the latest at weekend, thanks.
If you are staying for a few days and wanting to be in the house during the day, and you did not request this prior to booking, please mention this before you arrive as this listing is primarily for B&B guests. I often work from home, so I prefer to know if you are going to be in the house during the day.
Although you are welcome to use the kitchen facilities, the use of the washing machine is only available for longer term bookings. Please mention this before your arrival, thanks.
Please remove outdoor shoes when inside.
Refrain from eating/drinking (other than water) in the bedroom.
The house is a smoke free/pet free environment.
Finally, please leave things how you find them.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Shane User Profile
August 2017
At a Super Host level, I can easily understand how Amanda sustains this status as she was very accommodating throughout my short stay. A genuinely kindhearted & considerate person. Room was clean & warm, with breakfast to follow & a guided tour of Crosby beach was the icing to this trip. Thanks Amanda!
Amanda User ProfileAmanda is a superhost.
Response from Amanda:
You are most welcome. I really enjoyed our walk & time together, it made a pleasant change.
August 2017

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Great stay. Thanks.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
A nice room and a welcoming host. Ideal location for getting to Skelmersdale and Ormskirk.

Chris User Profile
July 2017
We would definitely recommend the Den. It's a relaxed and friendly place to stay.

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Once again a lovely stay with a great host.

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Another comfortable week in Bickerstaffe. Thanks Amanda.

Chris User Profile
July 2017
A lovely home with good access from the motorway and easy to get to from Skelmersdale and Ormskirk. Many thanks Amanda!

Bickerstaffe, United KingdomJoined in March 2012
Amanda User ProfileAmanda is a superhost.

Hi
Although I trained as a teacher, in reality I remain a student, travelling the world, experiencing new cultures, continuing my education through those I meet along the way!
My adventures have taken me to far flung places where I have lived, worked and delighted in the hospitality and generosity of spirit of the locals.
When I am back on home turf I like to return the favour, in some small way - AirBnB seem to echo that sentiment so I look forward to hosting their guests.

Spanish, French, Italian & Mandarin speakers very welcome!

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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