We offer free parking and the use of a local gym at selected times throughout the day.
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.
We only ask that you respect the house and the hosts, be mindful of natural resources and utilities. If you smoke we ask that you kindly smoke in the garden.
Apart from the above, please make yourself feel at home. Sing, dance, be yourself and enjoy your stay here in Leeds.
I had a wonderful time with Aaron,Stephen and Jerry. They are very nice and the house is beautiful and cosy. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Aaron was quick to get back to us when we booked just a couple of days before.
The house is beautifully decorated and Aaron was very hospitable. He also has the most loveable dog, Perry, who will happily share his toys if you play with him!
Was a half hour walk along the canal into Leeds and Amber Taxis, which Aaron gave the number for, were super effecient and only charge a fiver.
Aaron was a lovely host, even though extenuating circumstances led us to stay with his friend Lizzie instead. Aaron was very helpful with his insights into the city and was very accommodating. Would recommend him as a host!
I had an absolutely brilliant stay. Jane is the best host and very welcoming, as is Scruffy the dog. Beautiful house and one of the best beds I have slept in.
I cannot recommend highly enough, in the little time I had, i enjoyed chatting with Jane and we even had a good laugh at my 'Chaplinesque' high flying slip on the icy pavement!
Aaron is a lovely, caring person, who made us feel very welcomed and it was nice stay in Leeds.
Easygoing, and every morning a breakfast was waiting for us on the table.
Only 5-10 min away from the city-> good location within Leeds. Nice house, very comfortable bed and sheets, everything is tidy and clean. Anytime again! Cheers Aaron!
I was beleaguered of sleep, hungry and disgruntled with an unsavoury cab driver but the moment I arrived, Aaron was warm, informative and just the right antidote and host for a tired traveller. I'd be hard-pressed to think of a single thing he could've done better; the house/room is spacious & warm, Jerry is even more adorable, the tea/breakfast selection was generous, high-quality toilet paper (!) . . . Aaron's sense of humour and openness were invaluable and pivotal in my all too brief stay at Leeds. The house is so damn nice it's almost pointless to leave. Close to a bus stop that'll take you to city centre, which is key.
I absolutely loved my stay in Leeds with Aaron and Stephen, they are two of the loveliest, most accommodating hosts I've had the pleasure of meeting on Airbnb - kind, considerate and seriously good fun.
I felt so well looked after throughout my stay, from the cosy room and palatial bathroom to a delicious breakfast complete with an impressive tea selection and all dietary flapjack-related needs fully catered for. The house is very close to Leeds but both Aaron and Stephen were generous enough to provide lifts into town and lots of local information. Lastly, I don't think any review would be complete without a mention of Jerry, the superstar hound! What a lovely experience - I'd highly recommend staying here if you get the chance.
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I'm an all-rounder and tend to get on well with most people.
I have spent a great deal of time traveling around Asia, but more recently around Europe. I love to travel and always have my passport at the ready incase of a last minute impromptu trip abroad.
I live with my partner, Stephen. We are quite sociable and welcome respectful people in to our home.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.