Our house is a four bedroom semi-detached property on the 'Forest side' of Loughborough, within 5 minutes walking distance to the town centre and 2 minutes to the large University Campus / Loughborough College.
We live here (so use one bedroom), we use the smaller bedroom as our office space and that leaves two large double double bedrooms for short-term rental to anybody that may be interested.
Bedroom one; this is this listing on AirBnB and has a large, comfortable double bed, a double wardrobe and chest of drawers. The room is light and airy with a bay window and seated boxing.
Bedroom two; this is our other listing on AirBnB "Double bedroom (sofa bed) near Uni" and is part of the new extended section of the house. This is a fairly large room with a double sofa bed and shelving unit with baskets. There is no wardrobe unfortunately or drawers so not really suitable for any long term booking.
Both of these bedrooms are across the landing from the upstairs master bathroom, with exclusive use during any bookings if requested, that has a whirlpool bath and overhead electric shower.
Bedroom three (not currently listed) is our room with a double bed and adjoining en-suite with large walk in shower. In exceptional circumstances we will a) not be there or b) be willing to move our or go away for the duration of short bookings, usually using the income from your booking to do so, if you need the extra space to accommodate more people.
The upstairs master bathroom, with exclusive use during any bookings if requested, has a whirlpool bath and overhead electric shower.
The rest of the house is clean and tidy and very relaxing, with full access to anything a guest may wish to use. We strongly feel that when we have guests that they should feel comfortable and at home for however long they stay with us.
Our kitchen is the heart of the home and is brand new as of August 2013. It is large, modern, with underfloor heating and large picture windows onto the garden.
We do have a small dog in residence, most of the time, but she is harmless and very friendly.
There is WI-Fi, TVs with free-view (one 42" in the kitchen and one 32" in the lounge) a couple of large shelves full of DVD's and a surround sound audio system for watching them!
The garden is quite large and in a very sunny position (when the sun is out of course!) with a couple of areas to sit and relax and let the world go by. We have a large gas BBQ and outside seating and table for eating. We have a large pond with cascading waterfall to add to the relaxed feel of the garden, all visible from the new 'living area' of our brand new, modern kitchen.
There is space for parking if necessary, or parking permits available weekdays and Saturday's between 8am-6pm (the rest of the time there are no restrictions).
The house is a 20-25 minute walk to the train station here in Loughborough, with a bus stop just outside and a good number of bus routes around Loughborough. There are also great cycle routes (we have two bikes if anybody wishes to borrow them) and access to open countryside just a 20 minute walk in the opposite direction to the town. We are a 10-15 minute taxi ride to East Midlands Airport (and for additional cost we may be able to drop you off or collect you, if required)
Whilst we are only really offering the bedrooms, our 'snug' lounge does have a large sofa, ample floor space for sleeping bags and an airbed, if needed, so we could potentially accommodate a maximum of around 8-10 people short term, if required!
Just a mutual respect as this is our home; you will be as welcome as you want to be or the house is big enough for you to keep yourself to yourself if you want!
We do like our neighbours and get on quite well, so no excessive noise at unreasonable hours, but that goes without saying for most people I think!
We have a small cleaning fee of £5 per person per booking; with longer term guests this will be a weekly fee per person and covers cleaning of bed sheets, towels and the bathroom.
We have check-in listed as no earlier than 3pm and check-out no later than 11am; we are flexible on this but if not discussed with prior arrangement then these are the times we will expect guests to stick to. This is purely to allow for us being available when at work etc. and also to allow for us to prepare a room should separate bookings run concurrently.
I would like to highly recommend this place! Both, Neil and Dan, are lovely hosts! It’s great to have a chat with them, they are easy going and accommodating. I loved staying with them because it made me feel like being at home. Their home is very clean, tidy and comfortable. It is very well located (close to town centre, leisure centre). The two showed me some beautiful places around Loughborough, such as Beacon Hill and Chatsworth House, where we went for a walk with their dog Lilly. Furthermore we spent many fun evenings together having dinner or go out for a drink. If you rather want to spend a quiet evening at home, you should definitely rummage through the DVD collection ;) sitting in the cosy living room with an open fire makes it the perfect setting! Thanks again, hopefully see you soon!
What fantastic hosts, they were so friendly and welcoming and their home is really lovely, so clean and comfortable I slept really well and hope to return soon ;-) A* in every way.
I took a taxi and found their place really accesible. Neil and Dan were extremely hospitable! They emailed me earlier to check if i had any special requests for breakfast. Upon reaching their place, they gave us time to get comfortable before introducing us to their place. I really LOVE their place. Its so neat, clean and more importantly, their dog is so cute! i enjoyed my stay at their place and if i need to visit Loughborough again, i will definitely stay at their place.
Neil & Dan are wonderful hosts. They made me feel very comfortable in their home and were very helpful with info on the surrounding area. It was a very short walk to Loughborough University where I had meetings for the week. I love that they emailed me ahead of time to even ask what I wanted on hand for breakfast. I would strongly recommend them.
Don't miss out on a chance to stay at Neil's and Dan's place when you are looking for a place in Loughborough! This was the best airbnb experience I have had so far. My spacious and bright room was in the first floor of a great luxurious house next to the university. The place is very clean and tidy, newly renovated with lots of modern stuff. I really loved the kitchen that invites to spend time there. I spent 3 nights there and felt very comfortable and welcomed. Obviously, the hosts get out of their way to make their guests feel pleasant during their stay. Would definitely come back!
Neil and Dan are awesome hosts. They are extremely friendly and very accommodating. I stayed with them for 3 weeks. I loved staying with them and it really felt like being at home. They got special gluten-free breakfast cereals and bread for me, set aside two fridge shelfs for me and let me use all the cooking pots and pans and utensils to prepare my own dinners. The house is only 10 min away from the Uni and 10 min from the town centre which was extremely convenient. The room is very comfortable with a big bed and there is a separate bathroom for all the guests. I was also able to use the washing machine. Both Neil and Dan have a fun personality and are great to chat to. They really made me feel like a part of their home. They have an adorable little dog which was fun to play with. I would definitely recommend the place to anyone travelling to Loughborough.
Neil and Dan are both very welcoming and friendly hosts, easy to talk to, easy going and accommodating. Their lovely house is very clean and tidy, in a good location, well laid out with plenty of space and finished to a high quality. I have now stayed there three or four times (8 or 9 nights, experiencing both rooms) over the last couple of months, every time has been a delightful experience and I will likely return many times in the future.
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Early 30's professional couple living in a nice semi-detached house in central Loughborough, England. One works as a Project Manager in the sport industry and the other a Quantity Surveyor in construction. Sane, normal, friendly guys with a small happy dog in tow... Like nothing more than hanging out with friends, fitness, long walks with the dog and films. Neil and Dan.