View down our street with the castle behind you...our place is where the high windows are on the left. - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Comfy double bed in the main bedroom - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Double bedroom - window view - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
This quirkily shaped room has a narrow but full length single bed. - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Lounge - with a couple of sofas, space to relax, and read a book from our collection,  or watch a DVD?  - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
You’ll find artwork around our property, mainly done by the family. - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Room in our lounge-diner to sit for dinner....or to work. - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
You’ll find the kitchen has all you need to enjoy self-catering  - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Small, but clean bathroom with shower (over bath) - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Step outside, and your right by the castle! - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Spring on Castle Hill - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
View from the castle towards our place - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
The canal, about ten minutes walk from our place, is a great place to stroll! - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Our flat is somewhere down there at the foot of the castle! We have the best sunsets in the West! - Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster
Walk to city shops, cafes bars & theatres in minutes, short ride to the coast, countryside & lakes.
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Overview

Come and enjoy staying in Lancaster’s historic conservation area and enjoy this quiet, elegant area, whilst being close to railways and bus stations, moments from Lancaster’s bustling centre, and yet have the rich local countryside, dramatic coastline and southern Lake District just a short ride away.

Our spacious flat sits in a historic building but has all the modern comforts you’d expect to feel at home. The place works well for singles, couples, colleagues or friends who are looking to be in a quiet peaceful neighbourhood (and who are similarly peaceful and respectful - this is the wrong place if you plan to party!) whether visiting Lancaster for business, family catch-ups, or a holiday.

We accept non-smokers only, and while we can’t accommodate young children, we welcome people travelling with a well behaved child of nine years or older. Sorry, strictly no pets admitted.

You’ll enjoy sole use of the entire flat, including:
- Two bedrooms: full access to a large comfortable double bedroom, and a second small room with a narrow but full length single bed;
- Fully equipped kitchen that also has informal dining space for two;
- Spacious lounge with comfy seating, and a dining area;
- bathroom: with bath, shower (over) toilet.

All bedding and towels are provided.

Please note that access to our property is via a steep, cobbled lane, and is on the top floor of an old building. We have a flight of stairs to our front door, and unfortunately have no lift, so please be sure that we are the right and safe choice for all in your group.

When agreeing a stay, we like to know a little about the people to whom we’re handing over the keys, so, when you enquire to book, please include a little information about yourself (and anyone else in your group), perhaps let us know for instance what’s bringing you to Lancaster, whether you’ve been before or maybe this is your first trip here? Also, please confirm you’ve taken a good look through the details of the listing and that you are happy with our house rules, and finally, you must confirm that all guests are non-smokers.

Location

Landmark/Monument

Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Full Kitchen
Oven
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Suitability

No events allowed
No smoking allowed
We are only able to accept guests who are non-smokers.
No Parking

Getting around

You’ll find us minutes walk from Lancaster railway, and five minutes - in the opposite direction - from the bus station, so getting here, and travelling about is easy and convenient. The city itself is compact and is best explored on foot! If you do bring a car, parking an be at a premium, but with planning can be easily and economically arranged. Let me know if you are bringing a car and I’ll send specific advice.
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Directions

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Host

Cathy
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Cathy
After 30 years in the NHS (an occupational therapist) I now have more time to welcome guests to our flat, enjoy seeing people enjoying our lovely city, and also have much more time to play music, enjoy our garden, and do my own travelling (with my husband). I can help you get the most from your stay in Lancaster by giving you the local insights, and my husband is very knowledgeable about Lancaster’s history, and about enjoying and exploring the open spaces and places around the district.
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Member since: April 2018
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In: 3PM - 9PM
I normally like to meet guests, hand over the keys, welcome them to our flat, and show them around the place. On the occasion that this isn’t possible, self check-in can be arranged, but this must be by advance agreement. 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. I may be able to offer early checkin IF we have no guests boooked in the previous day. If you know that you’ll definitely want 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.
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Check Out: 11AM
No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
One in the group must be 25 years or over.
Guests must have photo ID available at check-in
House Rules
We are STRICTLY NON-SMOKING. This is a requirement of our insurance, and we host only non-smokers. Unregistered visitors to the property are not allowed. Exceptionally, guests can make a specific request - 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 and charged for. 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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Refundable Damage Deposit
Bank transfer returned at checkout assuming there are no damages
Cancellation Policy
Deposit will be returned minus £25 administration fee.
Cancellations after 30 days but before 14 days will be reimbursed 50% after the admin fee unless the dates are re-let (in which case the refund will reflect the number of days refilled)
Cancellations within 14 days of start date will not be reimbursed.
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Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster is a Apartment located in Lancaster, UK. This Apartment is available for short term lodging and accommodates 3 guests
Neighbour to a Norman Castle! - Lancaster has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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