Bedroom - Desk, ChairBathroom - Bath, Sink, Toilet


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 shared bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 shared bath

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About this listing

Double bed in private room. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Within walking distance of both the University of Sheffield & Sheffield Hallam University (international students are very welcome). Close to Devonshire Green, as well as many bars, restaurants, independent shops & boutiques. Shared access to bathroom and kitchen. WiFi internet (optical fibre broadband up to 100mbps). Discounts available for longer stays. Bookings will only be accepted through the Airbnb website.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £4 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £50
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

A private room with double bed available in my home, the room also contains a large desk and chair, wardrobe, and shelves. There is a computer monitor, scanner and speakers (I also have a laser printer under the desk, but it doesn't have any toner at the moment, so you won't be able to use that until I get this replaced!), you can plug any of these devices into your laptop if you wish to use them. Bedding is provided, and clean towels are on the shelf in the bathroom. I have recently repainted the room, put up a new blind and blackout curtains, I have not had a carpet fitted in this room yet, but I hope to get this done in the near future.

Guest access

I'm a circus artist (I specialise in hula hoop, but I do other stuff too!) and I use my living room as a training space, so I don't have lots of furniture, but there are bean bags and soft things to sit on (which I can easily move away when I want to stretch or do things in there).

If you want to train in here that's fine (if I am busy in here training or working on things then I will just close the door) - I have an aerobic step, resistance bands, small weights, medicine ball etc. and lots of hula hoops.

My work takes me all over the world, so I am not always here, which is why I have listed the room (which is normally my bedroom), but if I am around some of the time you are here, then I will be staying in the training room, as I have a couple of fold out beds in there for friends to stay over. If I am here then I may be in the living room stretching/training or just chilling out on the bean bags and watching a film on netflix, but feel free to come in and use the space, unless I'm asleep or busy working (but I'll just shut the door if I am).

You would have access to the larger bedroom, and you would be sharing the bathroom (which has a bath, sink and toilet) and kitchen (oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave etc.) with myself and/or anyone else who happens to be staying in my home at the time.

Help yourself to tea, coffee, sugar, rice and pasta. For health reasons I avoid eating wheat and dairy, so I'm unlikely to have bread or milk stored in the kitchen unless a previous guest has left some here. I might be travelling so I don't have masses of food stored so if something runs low please consider replacing it so that future guests have some basics.

I don't live in luxury, I have been studying a lot over the past few years and working on social circus projects which don't earn me lots of money (but make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people) as well as doing a lot of voluntary work organising circus events and things, so I don't earn lots of money to spend on things I don't really need, for example I don't have a TV or games consoles. But my apartment has all the basic essentials, lots of circus toys and some fitness equipment. I try to keep it clean, and the location is very central.

Interaction with guests

If I am here and not too busy, then I am happy to come and meet you at the train/bus station when you arrive (I have found this to be very helpful when I’m tired from travelling and have just arrived in a new city, so I am very happy to do this for others when I can).

I may be away travelling, working and training circus arts for extended periods of time, but will return home at times in between. Access to keys will be arranged if I am not here when you arrive.

At times I train quite a lot and I'm often busy with various circus related projects, so that can pretty much take over my life. But if I am not too busy I might have time to show you around the city, or invite you to join us if we are juggling/spinning things in the park, or going to watch a show.

I often invite circus friends and other guests from around the world to come and stay in my home, so it is possible there may be others around at the same time you are here.

The neighbourhood

My flat is located very close to Devonshire Green which is in the city centre.

Ideally located for university students, walking distance to both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield campuses.

Shops, nightclubs, bars and restaurants all very close by.

Getting around

It's not far to walk to Sheffield Train Station and the Bus Interchange (a lot of the buses will also stop at The Moor shopping area which is very close to my home). The closest tram stop is on West Street.

Please be aware that if you are getting the Megabus to Sheffield, you will most likely arrive at Meadowhall Interchange and not in the city centre, from here you can catch a tram (Stagecoach Supertram) to West Street in the city centre (this is probably the easiest option and will bring you closest to my home, but there are also buses or trains from Meadowhall into the city centre).

If you are coming from abroad, I would suggest flying to Manchester Airport as it is easy to get from there to Sheffield on the train (and likely cheaper than travelling via London). Book train tickets in advance to save money!

Other things to note

I have taken time to complete my profile, describe my home and I have verified my ID. So it is nice to know a bit about anyone I am inviting into my home, so I appreciate when guests take the time to complete their profiles.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No guests are permitted in the flat without my permission (but it's probably fine if you ask me).

No pets.

No loud noise at unreasonable hours (after 10pm), but it's fine if you want to play music during the day, when I am here training in the daytime then I will often be playing music (I've got to have some good tunes on to hula hoop and exercise to!).

Smoking is allowed inside the apartment, but not in the main entrance to building and communal hallway (I allow smoking in my home, but I try to open windows and let some air in when anyone is smoking, except in the middle of winter and it's too cold to let all the heat out!).

Please keep my home clean and tidy, and be considerate of other guests.

Please help to look after the planet, make sure to turn off water taps properly when you're not using them, as well as lights and other electrical items when not in use.

Please also recycle your waste. We have facilities to recycle paper/card, tins, cans and glass.

Please ensure that you close the main entrance door to my home when you leave or enter (the entrance way to my flat sometimes creates a vacuum and my front door doesn't close completely). Please check when you leave or enter that the door has completely locked shut.

Thank you!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Eleanor User Profile
March 2017
Very centrally located, clean and warm with Charlie being a very obliging host.

Chris User Profile
December 2016
Charlie was absolutely lovely and an excellent and well organized host who helped make me feel at home in her beautiful abode straight away. Absolute starbar.

Aleš User Profile
December 2016
Charlie is very nice welcoming person. From the very first minute I arrived in Sheffield I did not feel lost, disoriented or insecure and that was all thanks to Charlie who came to the train station and walked me through the crazy and busy city night-life. The apartment is small cozy, clean and quite place. In just very short walking distance you are in the heart of very nice city center. There is so many bars, restaurants around. I have traveled to Sheffield for Rock climbing and I would definitely recommend Charlie’s place for climbers and backpackers. Thanks Charlie for letting me stay. Regards, Ales

Tansel User Profile
October 2016
The flat is in a very silent neighbourhood but very close to the heart of the city, by walking it takes less than ten minutes. My landlord was ill at that time, she has too much pain. She welcomed us and gave the keys. The flat is at the first floor of an apartment. One more guest was staying at that moment. I only see my landlord when I came first and when I am leaving to thank her. If you don't mind not to be a shower there is no problem. And I think there must be a problem at the modem or antenna because wifi speed sometimes and/or somewhere of the house was really slow but I didnot mind, maybe modem needs replacement or need to change the place. Tesco is very close to the flat, 5 minutes walk. As a summary It was the chepast flat in the city center. I would like to thank to Charlie and wish her healty life. and the most important thing is :rezervasyon iptali ve geri ödeme konusunda katı kuralları olduğu bilindiği halde benim giriş yaptığım gün satın aldığım sürenin yarısından fazlasını iptal etmek isteyişimi hoşnutlukla karşıladı ve onay vererek para iadesini sağladı. çok anlayışlı ve kibar bir davranıştı.

Mercury User Profile
July 2016
Given a warm welcome at the station, and a tour of Sheffield on the way! Charlie is very friendly, and the location is fantastic. The room is spartan, but clean and well equipped. Would definitely recommend.

Aimara User Profile
June 2016
I booked this space for my colleague Paul as we were attending Sheffield/Doc Fest. The location was very convenient; Charlie was welcoming and was even waiting for Paul at the train station. Overall it seems that it was all ok. However, Paul mentioned that the internet was very slow and didn't really worked properly. Also that the place would benefit from having a shower and it would help with the queue to use the toilet in the morning .
Charlie User Profile
Response from Charlie:
The internet should be very fast as I have a good fibre optic cable broadband connection, I have no issue streaming videos on my laptop in this room, but the wifi does seem to work better on some devices more than others. I plan to relocate the router to a more central area, I was assured by my supplier that they would do this, but I am still waiting. However if Paul had mentioned this, then I could have found him a cable to connect without the wifi. My listing does state that I only have a bath, I would love to get a shower installed, however this is not really something I can afford to do at the present time.
June 2016

Tatiana User Profile
February 2015
I warmly recommend Charlie to anyone who is planning to go to Sheffield. Staying at her place was a fantastic change from a difficult start I had with airbnb hosts last summer. Last summer I was "taken" for someone who is too self-centered to be willing to sleep in a decent bed, to ask simple questions and to suffer from a complete prohibition to warm food in the kitchen. I decided to give the airbnb concept a second try and the experience exceeded all my expectations. Charlie is a wonderful person and a very attentive host. She was extremely kind and helpful at all stages: reservation (she found a great solution to an obstacle that I had during the reservation), welcoming me (she actually met me at the train station!) and actual stay (I appreciated a lot talking to her!). The photo represents the room correctly. The location is ideal - I have not taken any kind of transporation a single time during my stay. Thiis was extremely nice as I enjoy walking. It was always warm in the appartment and one can comfortably cook (which is extremely important if you are staying for more than a couple of days)! Charlie is happy to provide any kind of helpful information from where to buy organic food to informing about rang and reputation of universitties in Sheffield. There is no shower in the bathroom but it was no big deal (there is a jug that you can use to mix hot and cold water). I would say that the only drawback is the price of accomodation. Charlie's room was one of the advantageous offers I had found but still the price is high. I was surprised that there was a huge difference in offers for those who go to Sheffield for 6 months or more and for those who stay only for a month or less. Short stays are extremely expensive. To summarize, many thanks to Charlie - I was totally happy in Sheffield. And I wish the same to next person.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom · Joined in June 2013
Charlie User Profile

I love circus arts, it is my passion, my work and my life. I have trained in a variety of circus skills, however I initially focused on Hula Hoop (I can spin hoops on almost any part of my body and keep multiple hoops spinning at the same time), and have more recently shifted focus to a new discipline called Cyr Wheel.

Cyr Wheel is basically a giant metal hoop that when stood up comes to a little over my head height (they are custom built to the users height), I grip the wheel and use my body weight to make it spin and do acrobatic moves in. It's pretty fun, a bit scary and it keeps me fit!

I teach classes, perform shows and hand make hula hoops. I organise circus skills training sessions, classes and events. I am a qualified fitness instructor, and I sometimes teach hula hooping as a fitness class in gyms.

My work in circus takes me to countries all over the world, and I like meeting people from different countries and cultures. I can speak a little bit of German and understand a tiny bit of Dutch. I have spent some time travelling around Germany and the Netherlands, teaching hula hoop classes, attending circus conventions and festivals, training and performing. I have visited France, Spain and Switzerland for circus events and training. I have spent a lot of time in New Zealand, as the guys who first introduced me to Cyr Wheel are from there, and I spent a year there on a working holiday visa.

I love sailing and outdoor adventurous type sports. My boyfriend lives on a sailing boat in New Zealand, so I plan to spend time there whenever I can.

I love music (I used to play violin and piano, and although I don't practice now, understanding music helps when working to music with circus arts). When I first moved to Sheffield, I worked at Corporation which is a great venue if you like rock and alternative music, I have seen lots of bands play gigs there.

I am quite a creative person. I like to sew, draw, design and make things.

I am trying to cut down on waste, be more eco friendly, not buy stuff I don't really need and live a more minimalist lifestyle.

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