In a historic building, but with the modern comforts you'd want from a home-from-home, our city-centre flat is cosy, quirky and comfortable. Situated right next to Lancaster Castle, expect charming buildings & quiet cobbled streets, yet still be 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 - PLEASE NOTE: We are sorry but we cannot accommodate young children (below nine years) nor accept pets.
We are STRICTLY NON-SMOKING. This is a requirement of our insurance, and we host only non-smokers.
Visitors to the property are not allowed. Exceptionally, guests can make a specific request for a visitor - only those agreed with us in advance are permitted.
The use of candles is strictly prohibited and you may not use them in any part of the property.
We are the top flat (of three) in a converted building, with shared access across a small courtyard; relationships with our neighbours below, and across the way really matter - we expect guests to look after our property, and our standing with our neighbours, by being peaceful, polite and tidy. If you're looking to host a party, this is not the right place.
We need to know who is staying at our flat so please provide a little background nformation about yourself and fellow travellers when enquiring or requesting to book; note ONLY those identified and registered through the booking process are permitted to stay overnight.
For your comfort and hygeine, and to reduce noise for our neighbours below (as well as to protect our pale coloured carpets!), we require you to remove outdoor shoes (to be left on the outside landing) - so do pack your slippers, or you can borrow some slipper-socks to use during your stay!
Hair dyes ruin the white grout in our tiled bathroom, and stain our towels; we therefore ask you not to use our place to colour your hair.
Remember that our gas, electricity and water are all metered, and ensure that care is taken to use amenities responsibly, save power and water where possible, turning lights and appliances off when not actually needed.
Please look after our property and leave it in the same clean and tidy state you found it. We make sure everything is lovely, clean and fresh for your arrival, and with no cleaning charges, we expect you to return it in a similar state. There is no maid service, though we will refresh linens and towels for those staying more than a week. The everyday cleaning is down to you - we don't expect to return to dirty dishes, kitchen mess etc!
Damage and breakages (beyond the inevitable, occasional glass etc) will be reported to airbnb and charged for.
Be sure to check the itinerary sent to you with all the key details you'll need for your stay. While I will try to offer some flexibility with check-in/out times, the limits are there to allow for the flat to be properly cleaned and prepared for your arrival, and made ready for our next guests when you leave. If you need to arrive before 15:00, or depart after 11:00, there is normally a charge as the date before/after your stay will need to be blocked. The extra time will usually be charged at 50% of the nightly rate.
Sorry, strictly no pets.
Please note, in the case of significant violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated and all fees forfeited.
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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 and flickr!); eating and cooking with/for friends and lunching in our favourite Lancaster cafes; travelling; reading; and pouring over the newspapers on a Saturday morning with heaps of coffee and toast. The radio (Radio 4 usually) is a constant feature and we love to settle down to watch good TV drama and well made films.
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!