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Neighbour to a Norman Castle -City, Country,Coast!

Entire flat hosted by Cathy
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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Cathy is a Superhost
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
PLEASE NOTE - due to current restrictions we are not accepting holiday bookings until March at the earliest. We welcome bookings for later in the spring/summer.

Situated right next to Lancaster Castle, guests can be right in the heart of town in two minutes. We welcome people looking for a peaceful, quiet stay in a lovely residential part of the city.
IMPORTANT - We are sorry but we cannot accommodate children below nine years, nor accept pets.

The space
This self-contained, fully modernised flat in Lancaster's historic Castle district is cosy, quirky and comfortable. Enjoy sitting at your window looking out on charming buildings and cobbled streets, with all the modern comforts you would want from a home-from-home. Guests have use of the whole property, providing spacious accommodation for 2-3; the main bedroom has a double bed, while a small second bedroom can sleep a third person. There is a separate, well equipped kitchen with a breakfast table for two, and the lounge has ample seating and dining space.

We welcome considerate and respectful guests, who appreciate a comfortable space, and enjoy being in a quiet and charming residential neighbourhood.

Strictly NON -SMOKERS only.

Our apartment is accessed along a covered walkway, in a small courtyard, accessed either by a steep cobbled path (Nip Hill), or additional steps from the Castle Hill entrance. Once into the building there are two short flights of stairs and no lift so please bear this in mind when considering your stay; this is not a suitable property for small children; we can welcome guests with a well-behaved child of 9 years or older.

When making an enquiry or request, please provide a little information about the nature of your trip, do introduce yourself and your fellow travellers, and remember to include the NAMES and AGES of all in your group.

Details worth noting:
You’ll have exclusive use of the whole flat, which includes
- a large double bedroom, and a second room with a small single bed (adult sized, but narrow due to unusual shape of the room!)
- a spacious and well equipped breakfasting kitchen;
- comfortable lounge (with dining area);
Bathroom (bath and shower)

All linens are provided, and will be changed weekly for those with us for a longer stay.

Check-in is usually from 3pm, and check out by 11am; we generally expect guests to arrive at an agreed time between 15:00 and 21:00. We can however usually arrange a check in at other times (to accommodate travel, flights etc) BUT THIS MUST BE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. Any arrivals before 15:00 are dependent on whether there are guests staying on the previous evening - if you need to GUARANTEE your early check-in/late departure, the previous/next night will need to be added to your reservation so it is blocked out of the calendar (generally at a 50% rate).

GUESTS WITH CARS: Our flat is in the historic Castle district of Lancaster and so parking is at a premium and limited in the area right next to us. There is nearby car parking (paying) - some long term, and some metered street parking and you can park overnight free of charge right next to our place; free roadside parking is a short walk away.

What to expect from us:
We are enthusiastic airbnb-ers who have so enjoyed our stays in lovely places with some terrific people across the world; we really want you to have a great stay, and feel the same way! We hope our experiences as guests have taught us what really makes a difference and will try to match your specific preferences for contact during your visit to Lancaster. We will be there to welcome you to the flat, and provide any local information and advice you may need. We will be on hand should you need us, though not at the property, so you can be of assured your privacy.

Guest access
Entire flat is for your sole use

Other things to note
Stays of five days or more attract discounts - the longer your stay, the lower the nightly rate!
PLEASE NOTE - due to current restrictions we are not accepting holiday bookings until March at the earliest. We welcome bookings for later in the spring/summer.

Situated right next to Lancaster Castle, guests can be right in the heart of town in two minutes. We welcome people looking for a peaceful, quiet stay in a lovely residential part of the city.
IMPORTANT - We are sorry but we cannot accommod…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Washing machine
Bath
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace

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Location

Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Lancaster is an ideal base for really getting to know the North-West of England. The immediate area is very beautiful, with forests, moorland, hills and coast accessed in minutes by car, bus, and rail.

Having large universties, historic Georgian architecture, beautiful parkland, and vibrant local arts scene, Lancaster has a lot to keep you busy! If that's not enough, the (southern) Lake District is half an hour away, there are several country houses and historic sites to visit, and Manchester only an hour by car or rail if you're missing the big city.

The flat is perfectly situated for all amenities - stepping outside the property delivers you right outside Lancaster Castle! Fashionable cafes, restaurants, and bars are minutes walk away, and the twice-weekly street Market a great place to shop. There are plenty of supermarkets also in close walking distance.

The Dukes Theatre, The Grand Theatre, the Gregson Community Arts Centre and the Nuffield Theatre (at the University) all offer excellent cultural events and activities.

Hosted by Cathy

Joined in September 2010
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I'm a happy, enthusiastic person who loves life, my family, my home and friends. I am proud of, and and delighted by, my now grown children who live in London and in Edinburgh. My husband Andy and I share many interests: music ( singing, playing and listening); gardens (- making them, sitting eating in them, visiting them and photographing them!); photographs - again, creating them and looking at those of others (spending far too much time on Pinterest!); eating and cooking with/for friends and lunching in our favourite Lancaster cafes. We love to travel, to read, and the radio (Radio 4 usually) is a constant feature. We’re big fans of a good TV drams, or films, and are regular theatre-goers. Music is very important to me and my husband - I'd never accept an invitation for "Desert Island Discs" as choosing only eight pieces would be heartbreaking...I love Irish, Scottish, English folk music (sorry Wales, just not familiar enough) when its played with respect to tradition, but also energised with fresh approach. French - particularly Breton - music stirs me greatly. That said, our music collection contains rock, some jazz, blues and some indie pop, as well as early music and baroque. My husband and I like our life in this splendid part of England, and take great delight in introducing visitors to the amazing countryside, the varied art and cultural activities here in Lancaster, and can't imagine a better place to live (well, maybe if there was somewhere just like Lancaster but with some extra sunshine??!) We also love to travel and are equally happy enjoying beautiful countryside or exploring the cultural riches of cities, in Europe, or further afield. I worked as an occupational therapist in the NHS for thirty years - most of it in mental health services. I now work freelance and enjoy having greater flexibility to my time and the chance to take up new opportunities - like hosting people via airbnb - and doing some more travelling too!
I'm a happy, enthusiastic person who loves life, my family, my home and friends. I am proud of, and and delighted by, my now grown children who live in London and in Edinburgh. My…
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We are enthusiastic airbnb-ers who have so enjoyed our stays in lovely places with some terrific people across the world; we really want you to have a great stay, and feel the same way! We hope our experiences as guests have taught us what really makes a difference and will try to match your specific preferences for contact during your visit to Lancaster. We will be there to welcome you to the flat, and provide any local information and advice you may need. We will be on hand should you need us, though not at the property, so you can be of assured your privacy.
We are enthusiastic airbnb-ers who have so enjoyed our stays in lovely places with some terrific people across the world; we really want you to have a great stay, and feel the same…
Cathy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £175
Cancellation policy