SleepySquirrel self contained,heat,Ensuite,kitchen


Entire guest house hosted by Mechele

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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This is Glamping at its best, self checkin anytime after 3pm. Self contained and safe cleaned to a high standard and just 0.6 mile front he centre of Ilkley. Get away from it all, and digitally detox in this luxury heated Sleepy Squirrel Pod, essentially self catering, modern equipped kitchen,ensuite, luxurious double bed, quality bed linen, bathrobes, towels, blackout blinds. Spend a wonderful weekend in this unique compact Pod with a woodland view and patio.

The space
Enjoy moonlight and star gazing in this Eco pod with all the luxury of a five star apartment! This pod is 6m x 3m and has a compact kitchen, table and chairs for cosy dining, an ensuite bathroom with a double shower, hot running water and a mains lavatory, air conditioning, and a heated blanket:) the bed is made with quality linen and warm blankets rather than a duvet for your safety.

In the spirit of "getting away from it all " the pod does not have a TV, but I do provide a radio, books and games Please note: that this is more of a digital detox and WiFi is available on the front porch of the pod and the surrounding areas, the signal doesn't seem to permeate the 2 layers of solid wood, the layer of foil or the wool insulation. If you require full WIFI signal and SKY Catchup TV, see my other listings "King bed with Ensuite and full english breakfast and the cosy cottontail studio, which are part of the main Lodge.

Sleeps 2 adults in a double bed, and there's enough room for another person or child on a zed bed or airbed or cot bed, this fits in at the foot of the double bed.

The pod is made of larch wood, and insulated with a good layer or wool, there's also a layer of foil to keep you Cosy and warm, or cool if soaring summer temperatures need to be kept in check... But this is Yorkshire so we live in hope:)) there's a double glazed bespoke circular door and a window to the side overlooking woodland, this provides you with good natural lighting and air circulation.

You will find plenty of coat hooks for walking jackets, a single wardrobe with drawers and a hairdryer. There's head height of 2.5m which gives a feeling of space, unlike the great outdoor tents.

The pod is self catering, a local supermarket is just a short walk. Although, in the fridge and on the shelves you will find enough milk to make a warm drink or two, orange juice, bread/crumpets, homemade jam and marmalade, butter and a good selection of coffee, tea, biscuits and chocolates to help you relax! These are complimentary just enjoy :)

There are plenty of books and a radio in the pod. The pod has a stone patio area with a table and chairs for you to have breakfast or a late night star gazing experience...

Guests are asked politely not to smoke, or light candles, the structure is made entirely of wood , therefore for safety reasons naked flames are not allowed under any circumstances . For ambiance I can provide you with some LED flickering tea lights. Guests are free light candles safely on the patio or garden.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Travel cot
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The immediate area is extremely quiet and peaceful, my home is adjacent to a woodland, and a very pretty open (not spooky) cemetery with two beautiful Gothic chapels, one faces North and one South, neither of which are used for any ecclesiastical purposes, but have been converted into office space. The cemetery is used regularly throughout the day and into the evening by dog walkers, and walkers wanting to take a leisurely stroll along the river, or cross the bridge to Middleton Woods (known by locals as Bluebell Woods). From the bedroom window squirrels can be seen scurrying up and down nearby trees, rabbits can be watched playing at dawn and dusk and there's also an owl that can sometimes be heard hooting at night.
The pod is in my garden with lawns patios, flowerbeds, trees and the sleeping area overlooks the adjacent woodland. My home is near a Yorkshire Water plant, only water is filtered here to produce drinkable clean water, and any odorous waste is removed and treated at a plant 12 miles away. The wind predominantly blows south to easterly along the river Wharfe, which is in the opposite direction of my home and downstream towards Burley in Wharfedale. Ashlands Road is also the home of the award winning micro brewery "Ilkley Brewery" a bottle of Mary Jane is highly recommended!

Although the Pod is self catering, I have left you a supply of tea, coffee, biscuits and chocolates, homemade Jam and Cardamom Marmalade, crumpets,fresh milk in the fridge, enough to start your break. The local independent supermarket is just a 5 minute walk away.

Hosted by Mechele

  1. Joined in July 2014
  • 994 Reviews
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I'm a warm, friendly and sociable person, I have a grown up family and as their demands upon my time have diminished, this has allowed me the time to open up my home to friends. I love entertaining and cooking, Airbnb has given me the opportunity to share my lovely home with some wonderful guests.
I'm a warm, friendly and sociable person, I have a grown up family and as their demands upon my time have diminished, this has allowed me the time to open up my home to friends. I…

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Guests can remain as private as they wish, or join their host for a coffee on one of the patios, or enter the main house to watch your favourite programme or use the computer.

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House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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