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Nip Hill by Lancaster Castle - City, Country, & Coast (& handy for the Lakes!)

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Our Lancaster city-centre flat is cosy, quirky & comfortable. You can enjoy sitting at your window looking out on charming buildings & cobbled streets, with all the modern comforts you would want from a home-from-home. This top-floor flat provides spacious accommodation for 2-3 (main bedroom with double bed, a second bedroom with a single, adult sized, but slightly narrowed bed to fit in this diamond shaped room!) There is a separate, fully equipped breakfasting kitchen, while the lounge has ample seating & dining space. Excellent restaurants, markets & bars abound, & Lancaster boasts a vibrant theatre & music scene. We regret we cannot accommodate smokers; this property best suits singles, couples or friends looking for a quiet and restful break. We will accept well-behaved children o...Our Lancaster city-centre flat is cosy, quirky & comfortable. You can enjoy sitting at your window looking out on charming buildings & cobbled streets, with all the modern comforts you would want from a home-from-home. This top-floor flat provides spacious accommodation for 2-3 (main bedroom with double bed, a second bedroom with a single, adult sized, but slightly narrowed bed to fit in this diamond shaped room!) There is a separate, fully equipped breakfasting kitchen, while the lounge has ample seating & dining space. Excellent restaurants, markets & bars abound, & Lancaster boasts a vibrant theatre & music scene. We regret we cannot accommodate smokers; this property best suits singles, couples or friends looking for a quiet and restful break. We will accept well-behaved children over nine years old. When considering suitability, please note that access to the flat is via a steep cobbled path, or, alternatively across uneven stepped paving slabs and a staircase. The flat is the top floor in a small block of three; there is no lift. No car? No problem! We're a 5min stroll from the train or bus 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 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 - step outside and you're right by Lancaster Castle! Fashionable cafes, restaurants, and bars are minutes' walk away, and the twice-weekly 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. IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO NOTE: please ensure you have read ALL details below so that you can be confident our place will be a 'good fit' for your stay: . There is no maid service, but we will replace linens during stays >1 week. HOUSE RULES: We are STRICTLY NON-SMOKING. This is a requirement of our insurance, so we host only non-smokers. 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. Visitors to the property must be only those discussed and agreed with us in advance. We need to know who is staying at our flat so please provide full names of people travelling with you before agreeing the booking; please note - only those identified in this prior agreement are entitled 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 before entering (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, so ensure that care is taken to use amenities responsibly, saving power and water where possible. Turn 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 and charged for. 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.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

An outstanding position: The flat is ideally placed for exploring Lancaster. It is about a two minute walk from the city centre, restaurants and the market and very close to the train station. Most importantly, it is at the foot of the castle making the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Visitor931
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This flat across from the Castle is in a perfect location. It has character, is extremely comfortable and well appointed, and Cathy is a lovely host.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank l_nonesuch
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The house is very close to the supermarket & town center for shopping. The area is quiet & good for relaxing & studying. It is full of cooking facilities & clean. Washing machine provided,good for family short stay even longer.More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank cnlsch
CaitiHo, VR Owner at Nip Hill by Lancaster Castle - City, Country, & Coast (& handy for the Lakes!), responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks so much for your stay, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I'd be pleased to see you back any time, and on any return do be sure to let me know what else I can do to improve your stay...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018

We loved our stay here. Perfect location (unrivalled castle views from main bedroom and only a few minutes’ walk from both train station and town centre), spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Cosy, with plentiful hot water too, much appreciated...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank EMM09
CaitiHo, VR Owner at Nip Hill by Lancaster Castle - City, Country, & Coast (& handy for the Lakes!), responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely words - it was a total pleasure meeting and hosting you here and you're welcome back any time!

Reviewed 7 January 2018

A very comfortable apartment, spotlessly clean, in an excellent location. Just a few minutes walk from the station in a quiet area but just minutes away from the shops, bars and restaurants in the town. River walks are very close and in the other direction...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank FarAway701576
About the Owner
Cathy H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Interaction with guests
Generally I like to greet guests, to say hello, introduce people to the property and show how things work, and handover keys. With advance notice, we can make arrangements for self check-in should guests arrive at a time when I can't be there. We live close by and can be contacted during your stay, or if we're out of town, take care to remain contactable by phone. When it's time to checkout we'll agree a time for me to pop down to say goodbye, or make an arrangement for securing the property and leaving the keys if your schedule doesn't marry up with mine!
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About the neighbourhood
Lancaster is easily accessed from the North or South from the M6 (junction 33 or 34); Our apartment is a five minute walk from either Lancaster train station, or from the bus station. There are excellent and regular rail connections - to/from South from London (<3 hours) Manchester/Manchester Airport (1 hour city/75 mins to airport) and North to/from Carlisle (1 hour) Edinburgh and Glasgow (around 2 hours) There is nearby car parking (paying) - some long term, and some metered street parking.
Getting around
Our flat is superbly placed - minutes from town centre shops, and only five minutes on foot from the railway station. (No noise from the trains - don't worry - there's a hill and a castle between the station and our place!). Lancaster is a compact town (actually, technically a city, albeit a small one!) and is easily accessible on foot, with theatres, parks, bars and cafes all conveniently close by. Manchester, Carlisle, Glasgow, and Edinburgh reached by fast and regular trains, and there are local trains too. The bus station, for routes across Lancaster and Morecambe (including a regular service to the University), Lancashire and South Cumbria, is five minutes away too. Lancaster is found just off the M6 if you're travelling by car.
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