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SleepySquirrel self contained,heat,Ensuite,kitchen

SuperhostIlkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Entire guest house hosted by Mechele
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Mechele is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
This is Glamping at its best, self checkin and self contained and safe for quarantine and essential workforce bookings. Cleaned to a high standard and disinfected before and after each booking. Get away from it all, 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 + 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, constant supply of hot running water and a mains lavatory, electric radiators, little electric stove and a heated blanket:)

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 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, layer of foil or the wool insulation. If you require full WIFI signal and SKY Catchup TV, see my other listing "King bed with Ensuite and full english breakfast" in 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.

Guest access
The Pod is a welcoming home from home and guests can feel at ease in their private Pod. You will find ample parking on the road and the drive can be used for loading and unloading. If you want to access the main house to watch TV, use the computer, or pick up full wifi signal, or have a coffee with your host just knock on the door, or unplug the lawnmover, that will get my attention :) I will welcome you in and I love my home therefore I'm usually available.

Other things to note
There are many activities in Ilkley, regular performances and events are held at The Ilkley Play House and Kings Hall.

Ilkley is popular with walkers, hikers and hill climbers, the Ilkley Moor is just a mile from home, with views that will inspire you.

Ilkley literature festival takes place every October and hosts some literary giants!

Beer festival, Ilkley has its own brewery just a stones throw from the front door.

I have provided you with a manual and listed some of places to eat and telephone numbers.

Bolton Abbey is just 10 minutes by car, a breathtakingly beautiful estate, or cycle there in 30 minutes.

There is ample parking on the drive.
This is Glamping at its best, self checkin and self contained and safe for quarantine and essential workforce bookings. Cleaned to a high standard and disinfected before and after each booking. Get away from it all, 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 week…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 airbed, 1 toddler bed, 1 cot
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 airbed, 1 cot

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Heating
Essentials
Free on-street parking

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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.
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…

Hosted by Mechele

Joined in July 2014
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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 out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events