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Manchester M21 9LP United Kingdom

Listing # 110692

Rates From GBP 1650 Monthly
Independent Scholar Referred
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Manchester UK: Large, spacious, unique, beautiful house (late 19th century industrial conversion) in great neighbourhood

This big, beautiful house is a late 19th century industrial building, converted into a light-filled, quiet, comfortable and spacious home, situated in a very nice neighbourhood (the house has been used as a location by the BBC). There are three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large airy study with balcony and lots of living space.

The house is ideal for writing, researching or just enjoying! With its large windows, spiral staircase and loft-like space, lined with art, crafts and many, many bookshelves filled with books, it is an inspirational space in which to spend time. We love it! It’s warm and airy, with wifi throughout and a separate laundry room (washer and dryer).

The house is located in a very much desired area (Chorlton) with loads of green space (woods, rivers, parks, trails for walking, running, cycling – we have bicycles available at the house!). Chorlton has many good restaurants, coffee-shops, wine-bars (lots of live music for all tastes), bookshops, gyms and yoga centres, and great organic food shops and farmers’ markets. It is close to the universities, city centre, trains and airport – with bike paths and Metro (tram) links.

Manchester is booming! This historic city (the heart of the Industrial Revolution) is undergoing an arts and cultural, literary, science and research renaissance, under the banner of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ (see, for example, the Manchester International Festival http://mif.co.uk/), with great libraries such as the historic John Rylands Library (See http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/) or the greatly expanded and refurbished Manchester City Library; award-winning concert venues, (see for example, https://www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/), museums and theatres (see, for example HOME https://homemcr.org/) and galleries (see for example, the Whitworth Art Gallery http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/), and with arts and music, and cultural (including food!) festivals and events year-round.

The city is within very easy reach of the glorious Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Wales. The city has three large universities and a student population of over eighty thousand, led by the prestigious University of Manchester, the largest single-campus university in the UK - see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/.

Manchester is just over two hours by train to London (easy to do as a day trip), and Manchester Airport is an international hub (very easily reached from Chorlton directly by Metro or by taxi).


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, January 8, 2022 until Friday, July 1, 2022
Available from Saturday, August 6, 2022 until Saturday, December 17, 2022
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Open to suggestions
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Manchester
Postal Code - State or Province M21 9LP England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Chorlton; Chorlton-cum-Hardy; M21
Closest University University of Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan University
University nearby University of Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Salford

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Bangkok


Destination 2:


Destination 3:

State or Province


Rental Price:

GBP 1650 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member referred by Derek from Dartmouth

This party posted the following feedback for me:
'Dr. Bernadette Lynch is a highly regarded academic and has a wonderful house in a Manchester (I have stayed there many times) very convenient to parks, shopping, restaurants and pubs, and some lovely inner city parks.'
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About Me
I am a semi-retired but still very active scholar (writing/researching/lecturing internationally), specialising in socio- cultural anthropology, with a particular focus on museums internationally. Formerly based at the University of Manchester (UK), I am now emeritus research associate at University College London. I have a high profile and a large following within the museum world in relation to the democratisation of museum practice. My husband Jonathan is a Cambridge (UK) and MIT graduate who works at a senior advisory level (change management) with the UK's National Health Service. We have many interests and travel a great deal. (I am Irish/Canadian and he is British). Our home is a large, beautiful, and completely unique industrial conversion dating from the end of the 19th century. There are three bedrooms (including a large airy study with balcony), and lots of living space. It is an ideal, quiet location for study/writing. The house is situated in a highly-desired part of the city (Chorlton) that is near the universities and the city centre, with easy travel links, also to the airport. The area has lots of greenspace (ideal for walking, running, cycling - we have bikes available!), as well as coffee shops, wine-bars, bookshops, craft shops, and excellent organic food shops. Manchester is undergoing an arts, music and cultural renaissance (see the Manchester International Festival, for example). Manchester is just over two hours by train to London, and is within easy reach of the beautiful Peak District, the Lake District and Wales. We are looking for someone (individual or family) who would enjoy the use of our house with its many books and objets d'arts from all over the world while we are travelling for research or to visit our family and friends.

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