About this listing
Hello, thanks for reading this.
Our house is situated in Didsbury, one of Manchester's liveliest areas with lots of busy bars restaurants and cafes within a short walk. The house is very close to excellent 24 hour, high frequency bus services to the city centre, universities and hospitals. Didsbury has now been linked up to the city's tram system. We are 3 minutes walk from the West Didsbury tram stop, which connects with the city centre via Chorlton. Although close to local amenities, the street is quiet and does not suffer from traffic noise.
We have three rooms that are listed on Airbnb. Two are large en-suite rooms and there is a smaller room, which is not en-suite but which has an attractive adjacent bathroom. The other rooms are listed under "Dbl Room good access to city centre" and "Comfortable en-suite room, Didsbury".
The room you are viewing is our largest room, with generous wardrobe space and has a king-sized bed. There is also plenty of room for a cot. The large en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower and has recently been decorated. Both the bedroom and the bathroom have large windows looking out to the front of the house. These are clearly seen in the photo of the house (website hidden) is available in the lounge and wireless broadband is also available. A buffet style breakfast is included consisting of home made breads, cereals, fruit and yoghurt but we are happy to provide a traditional cooked breakfast (£4.00 supplement), packed lunches and evening meals by prior arrangment.
You can see from our reviews that many of our guests have enjoyed our evening meals. We like to cook and we have a wide choice of meals that we can offer. All our meals are prepared from good quality fresh ingredients and all our sauces are home made. Ask us what is available if you are interested. Meals can be taken at the breakfast bar or in the dining room.
The house is well located for Manchester Airport, which can be reached by train or bus, and for the universities. Parking is on-street but safe and there is plenty of space.
We need to be advised in advance if guests wish to bring friends into the house.
Smoking is permitted in the garden.
Our kitchen is not available for guests to cook their own food as we prepare food every evening for guests and for ourselves.
Although we sadly didn't get to meet Bob and Christine, everything was really well organised for our arrival and communication was great. The room was bright and comfortable with a lovely view of the garden. Thank you!
Bob and Christine were wonderful hosts, welcoming my friend and I into their home. We stayed one night and the rooms were perfect for our needs. The breakfast they provided was delicious and they were flexible with our arrival/departure times. Thank you x
Had a pleasant stay at Bob & Christine's place. Large spacious and bright room. Very clean too.
Thank you very much for a very comfortable stay with everything we could have wanted - very clean and tidy and a delicious breakfast.
Everything was just right. The booking process, flexibility on arrival time, how the place was so close to how it is described, Bob and Christine were happy to be on hand should we have needed them and the room and location were just right. The breakfast was excellent and it was lovely to meet others staying too. The house is just a few moments from the excellent tram for which you can buy an all day ticket for only £5. It was brilliant. Will definitely use again if we are in the area. Thank you.
Lovely Room, Nice Location. Bob and Christine very welcoming and super helpful with everything. Very close to some good restaurants too. I would recommend staying here.
A very charming house with lovely host parents and a delicious breakfast - thank you for this great moment!
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About the Host, Bob And Christine
I retired early (4 years ago) from a professional role in order to spend more time with my camera. The camera bit didn't really work out as I spend most of my time keeping house and looking after our wonderful guests. Christine works in admin. We live in a largish Edwardian semi. We are a very sociable couple and we enjoy the social life in our community. When she is not out at work Christine is the nice one who makes cakes, bakes bread and makes our guests feel relaxed and welcome. I do most of the meeting and greeting, preparing our guest rooms, fixing breakfasts, researching local information and all the other little bits and pieces that help to make your stay memorable and enjoyable.
We both love cooking (and eating) and we enjoy preparing food for, and dining with, our guests. We try to remove processed foods from our diet as much as possible and we follow the same ethos when catering for our guests. Most of the foodstuffs we use for breakfast are home made. The meals that we provide in the evening are all cooked from fresh ingredients.
Guests seem to enjoy our house. Our house is clean but It is certainly not the tidiest house you will have seen. There are usually a few bits of clutter lying around. Books, newspapers and grandchildren's art work are often sprinkled around the place. I always tell Christine that a bit of clutter adds atmosphere to a home. She doesn't always agree.