Double room with canal views in beautiful period house yet only ten minutes walk from the historic city centre of Lancaster. Convenient location for the hospital and universities as well as touring the North of England, Lake District and Scotland.
Three private rooms in a beautiful period house with canal views yet only ten minutes walk from the historic city centre of Lancaster. A little more than ten minutes walk to the train station where you can take direct trains to London in 2 1/2 hours or Edinburgh. We are a short drive from the sea at Morecambe. 45 minutes to the English Lake district or East to the Yorkshire Dales and moors. The location of our house allows easy access to a range of historic towns and cities such as York, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester and also areas of natural beauty by car or train. The University of Cumbria is a short drive or 20 minutes walk away, while buses to Lancaster University run every 10 minutes from the bus stop at the end of the road. Alternatively you could drive to Lancaster University in ten minutes or cycle along the cycle route. Lancaster Royal Infirmary is just across the canal.
The house is laid out over four floors. It is large and airy.There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, one with canal views. Each has a double or king size bed and ample wardrobe/drawer space. There is a shared bathroom for guests with a 3 piece suite and an electric shower over the bath. A further attic bedroom has a small double bed. This room has canal views, ample shelves and drawers but no wardrobe.
There is a large kitchen diner, utility, storage for bikes and two large reception rooms.
In the basement the large kitchen diner where guests are welcome to prepare meals, is well equipped with a range cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a table and chairs with comfortable seating for six. The kitchen has patio doors out to the paved courtyard with large pond.There is also a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, a small cloakroom and cobbled shed.
On the ground floor, guests are welcome to join us in our cosy living room with open fire and chesterfield sofas. There is a flat screen television with free view digital channels and a DVD player. Across the entrance hall is a larger more formal lounge with a music system. There is a fast broadband BT infinity wifi connection. The front garden is lawned and privacy is afforded by a trellis fence supporting mature honeysuckle and wisteria. Canal boats often drift by in the summer.
Just 5 minutes walk away across the canal is arguably one of the best pubs in Lancaster serving a range of cask ales and good food at reasonable prices on a canal side terrace. On street parking is available with a permit payable locally. Or there is free parking 200 metres down the road. (It may be possible to park a small car next to the house) A walk into Lancaster will take you to two theatres, a multi screen cinema and several historic buildings including Lancaster castle which until recently housed a prison. Lancaster has a quayside with bars and restaurants and its pedestrianised centre is home to many independent clothes and jewellery shops. There is the Storey arts complex and a number of small galleries. On Saturdays and Wednesdays there is a market selling local produce. Lancaster has a large park with a butterfly house and monumental folly which a climb to the top gives the most magnificent views of Morecambe bay and the lakeland hills beyond. Lancaster is a fantastic central base from which to tour some of the best of England Scotland and even North Wales. Closer to home there is plenty to do. The university has a state of the art sports complex that is open to the public. The museums run family events through the summer and Morecambe hosts a festival on every weekend of the summer months.
We may be flexible about dates and price. Contact us if you have a suggestion. (Please note prices given are per room based on single occupancy)
Private Double room
Garden and terrace
Interaction with Guests
We generally leave our guests to their own devices as we are often quite busy ourselves.
We have occasionally cooked with longer term guests or gone for a drink together. We are sociable and friendly and are happy to give advice regarding the local area or just to chat in the kitchen etc. The house is quite big so it is easy to keep yourself to yourself if that's what you want.
Train station just over 10 mins walk. (Direct trains to Manchester airport)
Bus stop 5 mins walk just at the end of the road.
Leave the house as you find it and replace any breakages. Enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy living here.
Host made me feel warm like at my own house. They will be glad to have a dinner with you or take you to the pub on a Friday evening. If you are like me, and like old British houses - this one is amazing, large and done with taste.
The room was very comfortable and the house is nicely located. Audrey and Eugene are very welcoming and helpful, they mde my stay simple and pleasant.
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I am a teacher. I live with my partner Eugene. We like film, art theatre, walking, swimming and going to the pub. We love to cook and entertain our family friends and neighbours.