Beautiful comfortable house with parking, garden & fast Broadband
About Yvonne Mitchell
I am an English lady who loves travelling to different parts of the world. I like to meet different people and find out about their different cultures. I am very much into architecture, the oldest the better. These days I travel mainly with my daughter who is at university, so I live with my cat called Alfie, who is the nosiest cat around. I love going on walks to the nearby countryside and river. My son lives and works in London, but still likes to come to visit us.
Why Yvonne Mitchell chose Salford
Set in a back water of Manchester which is a beautiful Edwardian Square. In spring you have the cherry blossom trees and in winter the snow. It is an old fire station which moved many years ago. Parking on the cobbled drive is free but it is warden controlled elsewhere. The latest very fast broadband is included in the price. Old Trafford football club, the Chill Factore, and the Trafford Centre which is the famous shopping centre, are all close by.
What makes this House unique
Positioned behind the square overlooking Salford University and Museum and Art Gallery. Salford Cathedral just down the road. Peel park to walk round is just next to the river over the road. Fast Broadband. Free parking, but close Close proximity to Manchester centre by either walking or jumping onto a frequent bus which can be caught within a short stroll. Salford Crescent train station is just across the main road on the other side of the square. Quiet garden with use of table and chairs.
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Very nice house
This is a really nice property in a nice little leafy square, easy striking distance to Manchester City Center. You will need to use a cab or uber most of the time, but it's quick and cheap enough. The picture of the pub in the listing is slightly misleading as it is just under a mile away.
The house is very well equipped, although we had some issues with TV channels that would not show properly. Kitchen is well outfitted and open plan living on the ground floor is great for a group.
Overall a really nice property I would recommend to anyone looking for a base to explore Manchester and the surrounding area. Very handy for Salford University and walking distance to Salford Crescent train station, too.
Thank you for your review and sorry to hear you had a couple of problems.
Please note, most property details show different pictures of places of interest in Manchester which should be personally checked out and not rely to being on the doorstep. Parts of Manchester are walkable, but all depends on where you wish to go to. There is a free bus from Salford Central taking you around the centre, pointed out in the manual.
The downstairs TV had to be rebooted, but is only a temporary measure due to the original TV being damaged. We deeply apologise for this malfunction, but if informed it could have sorted out.
Hope these points did not deter you to book again, as it is a delightful property in a good location.
Beautiful house and easy to stay
The house was just what we needed and the kitchen especially was lovely and well stocked.
Lovely short break in Salford
My husband, younger son and I stayed here for 4 nights while visiting my other son who is at Manchester University / RNCM. It is a lovely holiday rental and a lot of care has gone into making it welcoming and comfortable. It is very well equipped, warm and there is plenty of hot water. It is spacious and clean with fast and free Wifi. The location is brilliant and I think you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else so quiet and secluded with its own parking space in Manchester, yet so close to public transport making it very easy to get around. It is right next to Salford University and an easy bus ride to Manchester University. It is only a very short walk to Salford Crescent station and relatively easy to drive to also. There were a couple of small negatives for us - we didn't find the king-sized bed very comfortable and the mattress made us roll together, and that might put us off going for a longer stay. Also, we have stayed in many holiday cottages, but we have never before been charged for using the washing machine and £5 seems quite steep especially as the tumble dryer wasn't working. However, to be fair, this is made clear on the property description so we did know it would be the case. Overall a very pleasant stay and a property that I would recommend to others.
Glad you enjoyed your short stay in Salford. Sorry to hear about the bed, however most people have commented what a great sleep they have. Regarding the small charge for the use of the washing machine, I could increase the overall cost, but it would penalise the guests that don't wish to wash clothes on a short stay.
The price including all the extras is very reasonable, so surprised you marked us down for the minor negatives, but you cant please everyone.
Fantastic place to stay while in Manchester!
The property was well appointed, clean and super convenient to major thoroughfares! Very comfortable and tucked in a quiet location. Landlord was very detailed about directions which was extremely helpful for us. We would definitely stay there again!
A lovely house. Well equipped. Situated in a quiet square so we could relax but have the city on our doorstep. Lots to see and do both in Salford and Manchester. We hope to return to this little beauty!
Great place....it had absolutely everything in it that we needed. The backyard was stunning and so beautiful to sit outside. Definitely recommend!
Thank you Cathy for your review. You are more than welcome to come and stay again.
Address is:- 17 Fire Station Square, Manchester, England M5 4NZ
DRIVING DIRECTIONS:-The square is tucked away off Christchurch Avenue. There are three ways of approaching:-
1) Coming from Manchester along the A6 (The Crescent) pass the entrance of Salford university on the right and take the next left across a bus lane - University Road West. Then left again - Christchurch Ave - follow the road round into the square at the end.
2) Coming from the opposite direction along the A6 (Broad Street) - MacDonalds in on your right and Salford Crescent Train Station on you left, turn left immediately behind the station, - University Road - this road drops down to a roundabout. Take first exit and double back on yourself under the road. Turn first right onto Christchurch Ave and Fire Station Sq is at the end.
3) You could approach the traffic lights at the end of Albion Way which meets the A6, with MacDonalds on your left corner. Bear right and go sort of straight across and take the road immediately behind Salford Crescent Train Station, down to a roundabout. Take first exit and double back on yourself under the road. Turn first right onto Christchurch Ave and Fire Station Sq is at the end.
WALKING from train station or bus stop:-
From Piccadilly Train Station there is a direct train to Salford Crescent at regular times and takes 9 mins. It is a short stroll to my place.
Walk out of the station and turn left, walk down the road to the front of Salford University and Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Cross the road using the crossing and walk directly across Crescent square, which has a fountain (might not be working) and in the corner there is a large arch which is the pedestrian entrance into Fire Station Sq.
There are regular buses that stop outside the university (Crescent Square) so follow the instructions above.