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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 "Large room, good access city centre".
The room you are viewing is large, with plenty of storage space and has a king-sized bed. The room has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a shower and has recently been decorated. The room is situated at the back of the house and has a large window with a view of the (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 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.
This is a lovely room in a lovely part of Manchester. It was quiet at night and I felt safe walking back on my own at about 22.00. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. I was made to feel very welcome by Bob. Lovely homemade bread for breakfast.
I wrote a review but it seems to have been lost/deleted by Airbnb so this is my 2nd review.
I had a pleasant stay with Bob and Christine. Bob took my bag to my room which was pleasant with an en-suite and a pretty garden view. My bed was comfortable and the room was lovely and quiet. The BNB was near to shops and restaurants etc. Parking was easy, right outside the house.
Breakfast was taken in their kitchen with two other guests who were friendly and chatty. A good breakfast of cereals, juice, toast etc was provided. I'd definitely stay again.
We stayed with Bob and Christine for only one night but had a great time. They made us feel very welcome and helped us with advice even before we got there. The house is in a very nice area with easy access from the city and the airport. We only got there in the evening, after spending the day downtown but there is a variety of restaurants in easy walking distance.
The breakfast the next morning was awesome and we got to try some local jams.
If I return to Manchester I would always go back :-)
Bob und Christine sind sehr angenehme Gastgeber und Gesprächspartner. Ankunft kurz vor Mitternacht war kein Problem, sogar einen Tee bekam ich noch angeboten.
Die Kommunikation war schnell und präzise, Zimmer und Bad waren sauber. Sehr ruhig dazu.
Sehr zu empfehlen.
Lovely house (and garden!), a few minutes walk away from both Didsbury Village and Burton Road, and only a few steps away from both West Didsbury Metro and umpteen bus routes.
Comfortable room and en suite, and very welcoming and helpful hosts.
Bob and Christine made us feel very welcome. Staying in hotels can feel very lonely at times; this was different. Bob helped us with everything we needed. The local area had very good transport links, cafés and restaurants.
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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.