Lovely house close to the Leeds city centre.
Our home was built in 1900. We have tried to retain some of the original features from each room and complement them with artefacts from around the globe.
The house is clean and tidy. The kitchen is the heart of the home where you can usually find my partner and I or a friend chatting away.
Breakfast is served in the morning. If you have to leave earlier than I wake, I will leave breakfast out for you or show you where things are kept so that you can help yourself. It's normally a choice of cereal, toast and preservatives, fruit or egg with toast.
Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements or restrictions because of religious believes and I will try to cater for you.
| A bit about me |
Apart from spending a few years overseas, I have lived in Leeds all of my life. My partner and I are members of the National Trust and we're happy to share the hidden treasures that Leeds and the surrounding areas have to offer.
We are very close to the city centre. 10 minutes on the bus or 30 minutes by foot.
There is parking available outside the property if required.
We are non-smokers and would prefer it if you would smoke in the garden.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
|Things to do in Leeds|
We have compiled a list of our favourite things to do in Leeds, but we are sure you will discover many more!
Visit the Royal Armouries Museum:
Britain’s national museum of arms and armour brings history to life for a fun family day out.
The museum has more than 8,500 objects on display in five galleries: War; Tournament; Oriental; Self Defence and Hunting. The best bit – it’s free!
Steep yourself in history:
The Tudor-Jacobean estate of Temple Newsam is an interesting and informative day out. The estate was once owned by Henry VIII and is home to Europe’s largest rare breeds farm.
Marvel at the amazing architecture:
Leeds is not only a historically rich city, but also boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in Britain. The Leeds Town Hall and the Victoria Quarter and the new Trinity shopping centre are must-see buildings.
Go modern at Leeds Art Gallery:
Home to a vast collection of contemporary British art, Leeds Art Gallery proves art can be fun for all ages.
See the final resting place of the Mummy:
Leeds City Museum is a fascinating –and completely free- attraction, with ever-changing special exhibitions and its very own Egyptian Mummy!
Join in with the festivities:
Throughout the year the city comes alive with many festivals and carnivals, from Leeds Festival, Classical Fantasia to Leeds West Indian Carnival.
Shop till you drop:
With over 1,000 shops, Leeds was named the best shopping destination in the UK by the Rough Guide to Britain. If you’re looking for fabulous fashion under one roof head to the White Rose Shopping Centre, or bag some designer bargains at the MacArthur Glen Outlet Centre.
Step back in time:
Explore the medieval Cistercian Kirkstall Abbey. The 12th century abbey is set in picturesque parkland along the banks of the River Aire. If you’re looking for history, heritage and a haven of wildlife and greenery, a sunny day will be well spent at this free local attraction.
Whether you prefer to watch or get involved, Leeds has so much to offer sporting fans. Not only is Leeds home to a world-famous cricket ground, Headingley Carnegie, the city is also proud of its strong rugby heritage, with Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie drawing fans from across the world.
These are just a handful of the great sights the city has to offer.
|Some Interesting Facts About Leeds|
According to an independent national survey, Leeds is chosen to be the ‘Best Place in Britain to Live’.
Leeds Kirkgate Market is Europe’s largest indoor market and is home to over 600 stalls. It is open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday.
The first moving image was filmed in Leeds in October 1888 by Louis Le Prince.
Leeds Carnival is Western Europe’s oldest West Indian Carnival.
Peter O’Toole, well-known for his role in Lawrence of Arabia, was actually born in Leeds.
The inspiration for the construction of Temple Works comes from Temple of Horus in Egypt. It was the biggest single room in the world when it was built.
Foundations of the Leeds Kirkstall Abbey were built in 1152.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$9 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$336 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$827 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
It's a very nice room, and Aaron is a very nice and considerate host. It's some 10min downtown by bus; the busstop is only 50m from the house. I unreservedly recommend the place. Be fast to book: I understand I'm not the only one who liked it, so he's got a lot of bookings - and deserves so!
I had a wonderful stay in Aaron's gorgeous house. Aaron and Stephen are extremely warm and friendly hosts. The room was spacious and comfortable. I would highly recommend them as hosts!
Quite the experience and study in hospitality, warmth and welcoming charm! Superb indeed!
I love the color of the house, to the inside of the house, to the location, to the Jerry the dog, to the gramophone, to the bathroom, the wood burning stove, to the radiators, to the choice of woods, and even the attic bedroom I got to stay in! I have no idea how they are not featured in some magazine. Well...maybe they are and I just am not aware of it.
There are so many conveniences and pleasures, to the Mac in the room, the wifi in the house, to the breakfast that they serve, to the awesome bathroom, the proximity to public transport, and nearby landmarks.
Aaron and Stephen are amazing hosts that are perfect and skilled at making sure that everyone is doing well. Aaron sings, and apparently, Stephen dances...or gets bitten by Aaron´s mother, and both of them cook wonderfully tasty food. Did I mention that they are loads of fun?
I couldn´t have hugged them enough to thank them for such a memorable stay. Maybe someday, I´ll get to cook for them.
Great stay in a beautiful house. Sorry to have missed out on meeting Aaron, but he made excellent plans for a housemate to meet me instead.
Very comfortable room, lovely bathroom and cosy kitchen :) Bonus points for providing breakfast!
Lots of Leeds info available as well as the wifi, just wish I planned to stay for longer!
Thanks for a wonderful stay (special thanks to Reilly!)
Aaron&Stephen are great hosts who provide warming and welcoming reception, and you can be friend with them immediately. We stayed at their house over a month time and we felt like being at home.
Bed was great. Didn't have problem sleeping. Bathroom was great. Kitchen was a dream~
Although the stairs may be a bit of tiring sometimes, but we really have no complaint regarding anything.
Adorable people to live with, to be friends with.
The flat is incredible and Aaron and Stephen were really friendly and kind. The whole place was really clean and nicely furnished, with a lovely bathroom. The location was also amazing, we never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a bus, or alternatively it's a nice walk into town across a park. I would highly recommend it to anyone and wouldn't hesitate in booking again every time a go to Leeds. I could not have asked for a more welcoming and helpful hosts, thank you so much.
Aaron, Stephen and Jerry the sweet jack russell x whippet were very welcoming. The house is a Victorian house with stripped floors which we like. We slept in the top room. The bathroom is newly refurbished with a walk in shower. Peels of the church bells ring out in a rather nice way. Breakfast was left for us to help ourselves to whenever we wanted which was nice as it meant we didn't have to rush down early as in some b&b's! It was cereal with toast, simple but effective.
Aaron is a wonderful host and he and Stephen made me feel completely at home. The house is clean, warm and bright and A&S were happy to help me with anything I needed. Highly recommended host.
Aaron's house is conveniently located in a quiet spot in Armley, only 10 minutes drive to the centre of Leeds. The house itself is still being renovated, though mainly the basement which is done from outside, but it did mean things were not at their tidiest. The guest room is at the top of the house, a good size and comfortable with the added bonus of an iMac with internet - a nice touch.The room has a sloping ceiling, so tall people need to watch their heads. The most important point to note is that the stairs to that level are steep with very short treads, with no handrail from my recollection, so the safest way to come down was backwards, or sideways step by step. So anyone who is unsteady on their legs would probably find the access a bit difficult. Breakfast was self service - tea, cereal and toast. Aaron was friendly and welcoming, but generally leaves guests to their own devices, including at breakfast as stated. Overall, a very convenient and good value place to stay, but probably better suited to younger visitors.
We had a great time and enjoyed staying at Aaron's. Aaron is a very friendly and kind host. Thanks for the good tips, the nice talks and the breakfasts :)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.