Stylish canal-side central apartment
Hosted by Barry
Barry is the host.Barry is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This light, bright one bedroom flat is beautifully furnished and situated in the remarkable CHIPS building designed by world famous architect Will Alsop. Surrounded on three sides by water, houseboats and canal barges, the immediate neighbourhood is called Ancoats, recently declared one of the coolest places in the UK by the Sunday Times (March 2017) and it's also right beside the bars, museums and shops of the city centre and the Northern Quarter.

The space

The property is a really bright, beautifully furnished one bedroom secure flat in the award winning CHIPS Building, a one off Will Alsop designed building that really stands out from the crowd.

The flat comfortably sleeps two, with a large bright kitchen/Living Area and has been furnished stylishly and distinctively and the large windows offer spectacular views over the constantly changing skyline of Manchester city centre.

Guest access

Guest can also ccess the communal roof terrace. To get to it, stay on the fifth floor and take the door across from the lifts, walk along the corridor, then go up one flight of stairs to the sixth floor, and voila, sorry it sounds a bit complicated but it is very easy

Interaction with guests

I don't normally meet the guests, as I usually send the keys to them ahead of their visit, which gives them more flexibilty, but I am available to chat promptly either via phone or email during their trip to sort out any problems or queries and if required can usually meet them to

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Elevator in Building
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £15
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 10AM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

126 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
October 2017
This is a lovely apartment in an iconic building. Clean & comfy with all we needed. Transport links very close by. Lots of info available re things to do etc. Also clear, concise information on the workings of the building. All good. Thank you

Mark User Profile
September 2017
What a really lovely place! Everything was just as you'd hope - very stylish, cosy & clean. The booking itself was just how airbnb should always be - communications and instructions were spot on (we didn't meet Barry in person - but instructions how to self serve were 10/10). Location felt like you were out of the city, but no more than a 10 minute stroll and you were back in the city (we did some uber-ing on rainy days, and the price from city centre to the apartment ranged from £2.20 - £8.00 (late Saturday night), which we were fine with). All for a very competitive price too. I rated everything as a 5/5, with just location a 4/5.

Jo User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely fabulous apartment in a great location. It's close enough to the cool bars and shops in the Northern Quarter to walk in 10 minutes, but feels quiet as it's just outside the city centre. The metro stop is right outside the apartment building, so if you don't fancy the stroll you can be in central Manchester in 10 mins. Barry was a really helpful host, and his suggestions for exploring were great too. The view from the windows is amazing and the sunsets have to be seen to be believed! Highly recommended.

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
Super location... Ten minutes walk and you are in the city centre.. Apartment has no parking but so many car parks nearby which are very reasonably priced... Super comfy bed and everything you would need for a weekend break..
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Response from Barry:
Hi Michelle was a great guest, easy to communicate with, and left the flat very in a very tidy state- I recommend her wholeheartedly as a guest
August 2017

Ari User Profile
August 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed my (EMAIL HIDDEN)munication was excellent, and absolutely loved the chocolate cookies left out. Love how close it was to town, but still quiet. The bed was insanely comfy, and got a good nights sleep. Thanks again Barry, and for your trouble into getting a cot for my baby. Definitely recommend to others. Ari X

Fran User Profile
July 2017
Great location, walking distance to Picadilly station and central areas and tram stop one minute away so perfect for getting around. Pretty walk along the canal to town. The flat is clean and beautifully decorated with everything we needed for our weekend.

Liam User Profile
July 2017
Perfect apartment. Walking distance to city centre, recommend to anyone!

London, United KingdomJoined in August 2014
Barry User ProfileBarry is a superhost.

I'm currently a development producer at the BBC in Salford, after years of working ind different parts of the UK and around the world. I really enjoy being able to live here during the week because when I was growing up in the Highlands of Scotland, Manchester was an impossibly cool city packed full of bands like: The Smiths, The Buzzcocks, Guy called Gerald, Carmel, Joy Division, ACR and of course Factory Records and the Hacienda so living in this city still feels like a real thrill.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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