About This Listing
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 £9 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.
Neil and Dan are absolutely lovely people, and their house is beautiful! Both the rooms we stayed in were great. Spotlessly clean and the beds very comfortable. The bathroom and kitchen are state of the art and the house is so spacious, we were made to feel very welcome and didn't feel in each other's way at all! Any help or information you could need is at their finger tips, including a repair kit for my broken phone! Their kindness also extended to giving us a lift to Castle Donington, and being really flexible when we had one less in our party than expected. If you're looking for friendly hosts in Loughborough look no further!
dieses Mal ausnahmsweise in deutsch ;-)
Es war mein dritter Aufenthalt bei Neil und Dan und damit ist ja auch schon ziemlich klar, dass die beiden sehr gute Gastgeber sind, das Haus und die Lage ideal sind und ich mich sehr wohl gefühlt habe. Ich kann diese Unterkunft uneingeschränkt empfehlen.
Nous avons été très bien accueillis et nous nous sommes sentis très vite à notre aise dans cette maison si cosy et zen! Dan et Neil sont vraiment des personnes adorables et serviables. Leur maison est très fonctionnelle,propre, calme et à proximité du centre ville. La cuisine est parfaitement équipée et très bien organisée. Nous avions de la place dans le frigidaire pour mettre notre nourriture.Le jardin est très soigné , un bassin avec des poissons agrémente cet endroit idyllique!
This was my second stay with Neil and Dan and again they made me feel very well and comfortable! I can highly recommend these hosts.
Many thanks, Verena
Neil and Dan are excellent hosts. I can only agree to all the other positive reviews that they made me feel very welcome and that their house is a real treasure in Loughborough. I look forward to staying here again soon.
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!
This host has 14 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Neil & Dan
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.
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THE place to get the post-drinking pizza/burger/cheesy chips! Just check the price they charge as they are dirty dogs who mock the drunkard!Ward's End Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 3HB
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The best Thai / Oriental restaurant in town; lovely staff and fantastic food. Slightly pricey but well worth the money.The Rushes Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 5BE
My favourite eatery in Loughborough, little bit of a trek from our house but well worth going for the music, atmosphere, staff and food.Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1UE
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Cheaper groceries but slightly out of town.Loughborough East Midlands LE11 4RZ
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Full of history, a beautiful deer park with a large hill to climb. Lady Jane Grey lived here in medieval times.