Guesthouse Top of the House!
11, York Street Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6BH, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 36 reviews)
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|Max adults: 2. Max children: 3||
Family Room with Bathroom
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John Knight & Chris Proctor
The house looks somewhat smaller than it actually is inside, and is like Doctor Who’s 'Tardis'! It was built around 1880, so around 140 years old, with 4 floors. The top floor is self-contained and is for guests, particularly families. It has 2 double beds, fitted wardrobes and cupboards, some is available for guests. It has a spacious, en-suite bathroom with a walk-in corner shower unit. One recent reviewer stated as follows:- "Great spacious tidy room with decent sized shower and very comfortable beds. Safe parking outside house in quiet area with several amenities close by. Storage for clothes ...much better than a lot of hotels we have used in the past...great value and friendly knowledgeable host”. We can only take 2 adults for insurance purposes, but can take a family of 2 adults and 3 smaller children, or 2 adults and 2 teenagers under 18. We are near the M66 Manchester Orbital Motorway, 2 Metrolink Tram stops and buses almost at the end of the street. It’s only 20 minutes to Victoria Station by tram, buses take slightly longer depending on traffic. It’s 2 tram stops to Bury or 10 minutes or so by bus from the stop nearby.
Hi there, My name is John and my partner for over 26 years is Chris. We both lived in Spain for over 8 years near Valencia and in China for over 2 years in Shenzhen. We both like travelling but have now settled down in Whitefield near Bury, Greater Manchester and lived here since 2013. We enjoy meeting people. Chris is a fully qualified IELTs and ESOL teacher and would love to host students who also have a requirement for English Lessons during their stay. Chris also used to speak fluent Spanish, but is a little rusty now. We hope you will give us the opportunity of meeting you and making your visit to Manchester enjoyable and memorable too. To help we will give yu an info p John & Chris Please note that the whole house is no smoking and there are smoke alarms all over. This accommodation is the whole top floor, so for smokers you may find it inconvenient. This is because the only place to smoke is in the front garden or street. This means coming down and going back up two flights of stairs and unlocking and locking the door every time! Also, everytime the front door opens there is a loud buzzer sounding. (Door alarm for advising us of entry/exit for security).
The house is in a quiet neighbourhood, even though the main road is a few hundred metres away. There are many local shops and takeaways close by too. The main Supermarket (Morrisons) is also 0.8 km away and a smaller one (Aldi) is about 0.4 km away. There are about 12 good restaurants within walking distance. We are only a half mile away from the M66 Outer Manchester Orbital Motorway and 3 Miles from Bury Town Centre, with it’s famous Market held Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Within a one mile walk on side roads is the entrance to our beautiful countryside where you can go off in all manner of Directions and always be totally in the countryside. These walks are by rivers, canals, several parks and a disused railway track. You can walk or cycle on these, all the way into Manchester or Bury and beyond. John walks these with Chris and also cycles them on his own. There is so much beautiful countryside so close to us. If you have a car, then we can direct you to beauty spots further afield. Heaton Park is 2 Tram stops away or a short bus ride from round the corner. All 135 buses run every 10 minutes, as do the trams. Victoria Station is only 18 minutes away by tram.
Languages spoken: English
Heaton Park2.1 miles
Birch Services M622.9 miles
Buile Hill Park3.9 miles
Blackley Golf Club4.5 miles
Manchester Arena4.5 miles
Chetham's Library4.6 miles
National Football Museum4.7 miles
Manchester Cathedral4.7 miles
Blackfriars Bridge4.7 miles
Restaurant 13 within walking distance and some very close0.6 miles
Cafe/Bar 5 within walking distance and some very close0.5 miles
John Rylands Library4.9 miles
Opera House Manchester5 miles
Albert Square5 miles
Manchester Central Library5.1 miles
Manchester Art Gallery5.1 miles
Piccadilly Train Station5.4 miles
Etihad Stadium Manchester5.8 miles
Manchester Museum6 miles
Whitworth Art Gallery6.5 miles
Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens10 miles
River River Irwell2 miles
Mountain Pennine Range15 miles
Lake Various Reservoirs in the hills15 miles
Train Manchester Victoria Train Station4.6 miles
Manchester Airport12.8 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport27.3 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport34.2 miles
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This host will welcome you in English
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Most popular amenities
- Street parking
Parking options available
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Wardrobe or closet
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- Socket near the bed
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Smoke-free property
- Laptop safe
- Family rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
Food & Drink
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
- Kids' TV channels
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Security alarm
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Option to opt out of daily room cleaning
- Option to reuse towels
- Key card or motion-controlled electricity
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Payments by Booking.com
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 AM and 8:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Please inform Top of the House! of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about Top of the House!
From the nearest airport, you can get to Top of the House! by:
- Taxi 25min
- Tram 1h 30min
Room options at Top of the House! include:
The prices at Top of the House! may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Top of the House! is 5 miles from the center of Manchester.
Check-in at Top of the House! is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Top of the House! offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Top of the House! (subject to availability):
- Street parking