Lovely double-room @ Laura's place

House - Private room · Rosford Ave, Manchester, M14 7BW, United Kingdom

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I have a simple and clean double-room to rent to either a single guest or a couple. I would describe my home as comfortable, colourful and just on the right side of cluttered! I live here with my partner James, and my cat, Ari, who you probably won't see as she's adorable but extremely anti-social! My house is situated on a pretty, tree-lined and quiet avenue, not far from Manchester city centre. You can walk to the centre of town from here in about 40 minutes or you can take 1 of several local bus routes and jump off in Piccadilly in about 20 minutes. For those wishing to go in the other direction, there are also bus routes to Didsbury village and Withington a short walk away, and no matter which way you're going, you can always stop in at the Curry Mile for a plate of thali and a cup of chai before you go. Delicious! For those of you coming from the airport, I live about 6 miles away and a taxi ride will cost you between £15 - £20 to get to my door; there is also the Number 43 bus which leaves the airport and comes through my area, which you can jump on for a fraction of the cost of a taxi. There's plenty of room here for parking on the street outside the house if you come by car.

If the weather is nice then my colourful yard out the back is a great sun-trap and the perfect place for a cup of tea and toast with marmalade in the morning. Sometimes I even get to hear my neighbours singing in their showers before work! It's also the place where you are more than welcome to sit and have a cigarette or 2, if you are so inclined. If the weather is bad - as it often can be here - then I even have an umbrella you can borrow when you're out there! And for the rest of the time, I have a comfortable lounge where all of my guests can hang out, listen to the radio and write in travel journals or plan the next leg of the trip...

I have a basic Virgin package with digital TV, and this includes Wifi, which guests are of course welcome to use. There is a small flat-screen TV in your room, plus several local guide books and a map of the city-centre, to help you find your way. I am also happy to provide clean bed linen and bath towels, so no need to worry about packing these things.

As a host, I always make the effort to make sure people have what they need when they stay in my home. I want people to feel welcome and comfortable. As a local Manchester lass, I have a great knowledge of the city's layout and all the neighbouring towns... from here you can go up into the hills of Derbyshire or The Lake District (both an hour away), you can go and catch a Manchester United football game at Old Trafford, or maybe visit the lights and coast of the classic British holiday resort of Blackpool. Manchester has an eclectic array of music venues, cinemas, restaurants, sporting venues, museums and galleries, and I will always be happy to point my guests towards the things they may enjoy. I want people to leave my home and my city having had a good time, with fond memories, but before then, I look forward to welcoming you...

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $346 /week
Monthly Price: $1297 /month
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Thank you Laura and James for our nice time in your house and the nice conversations. You were very welcoming, warmhearted and gave helpfull advices and we really enjoyed our time in Manchester. The whole house was very nice with a lovely atmosphere, tidy and clean. We would love to come back one day! Take care!
    Sarah & Sebastian

    April 2014
  • Laura and James were perfect hosts and provide a very homely, warm and comfortable living space. They are kind and friendly people who obviously enjoy hosting. The quirky little house is very clean and easily accessible from Manchester city centre and the airport. Perfect if you enjoy eating curry since the curry mile is 5 mins walk away.

    April 2014
  • Many Thanks Laura for such a lovely stay. It was very relaxing staying with you, just what we needed!. I love your home, and cat. Thanks for your tips on where to get a fab curry.
    We hope to stay with you again.
    Take care.
    Kind Regards
    Kim & Orlando

    April 2014
  • I stayed at Laura's for 6 days total. She is a very kind-hearted and laid back person who I really enjoyed talking to. The room is very nice and cozy, good for 1 or 2 people. I think overall this is type of place airbnb was founded for and Laura is the type of person I would I invite to visit me in the US. I felt very comfortable at her place and I felt as if I was just at a friend's place.

    April 2014
  • Laura is a very nice landlord. The house is clean and near city centre, you can take public bus to the city centre as well as by taxi. A taxi will cost you around 7 pounds. Quite a good place to recommend for people who pursue value for money.

    March 2014
  • This was our first experience with Air bnb, and it was the best stay I ever had abroad !
    If you go to Manchester, you definitely have to stay at Laura's place :)

    March 2014
  • I spent four weeks at Laura's and James' home. As it was my first Airbnb experience I was a bit afraid, but Laura and James were so welcoming and nice that I felt at 'home' immediately. Their house looks exactly as on the pics. It is clean, colourful and cosy and really reflects Laura's and James' personality. I really enjoyed that they treated me more like a part of their everyday life rather than a paying guest. I celebrated Laura's birthday and met her family and friends, watched Top Gear with James, had pizza with them and chatted the days away...Both, Laura and James, are absolutly warm, caring and thoughtful people who are ready to help you. If you want, but just if you want, you can be more than just at guest at Laura's and James'! I had a fantastic stay and can wholeheartedly recommend them.

    March 2014
  • This was our first Airbnb experience, and Laura and James made us feel very welcome. On arrival Laura brought us a nice pot of tea to our room, which was just what was needed after a long drive in the rain. The house is lovely, clean, and cosy. The location is good for buses into the city centre, and a short walk to the curry mile. The whole experience was very enjoyable, and enhanced by the friendliness of our hosts, and has encouraged us to use Airbnb when we next travel.

    February 2014
  • Laura and her partner were fabulous hosts. As soon as I stepped into their house I was warmly welcomed. Had some great conversations with them and always felt great to be with them. Whenever I had a question for them, they were always willing to help answer my question. I highly recommend anyone looking to stay here. Bus stop is around the corner and never had to wait too long for a bus into the city centre.

    January 2014
  • Exactly as described, the room is great and the hosts are very friendly. Location offers convenient access to central Manchester

    January 2014
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Just a little something to get us started... I'm passionate about capoeira (a beautiful and challenging Brazilian martial art, for those of you who haven't ever heard of it!) I've been training for 4 years now, and learning Brazilian Portuguese also. By the way... Should any fellow capoeiristas be interested in staying with me, you will of course be welcome to come and train with me and my group - Cordão De Ouro - while you are in town. Axé amigos! Other things to love... travel (India is a particularly special destination for me and I returned there for the fifth time in November 2012), music and live gigs and summer festivals, camping, taking photographs. My attitude to travelling is definitely pretty spontaneous... I'm not much of a planner and like to just figure things out as I go. My attitude to hosting is 'Minha casa é sua casa'... I want you to feel at home.
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