129 Didsbury

West Didsbury, Manchester
+44 (0)7817 440137
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£170 - £235
per night
£1115 - £1450
per week

A treat of a place in a vibrant suburb, a short tram ride from central Manchester. The ultimate combination of art and cool design


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£170 - £235 per night

£1115 - £1450 per week

The Experience

This mews cottage in popular West Didsbury is a beautifully calm home for couples or a family. 129 has been perfectly crafted in both function and form, from the underfloor air source heating and shutters rescued from a French château, to the original local art and beautiful, obscure pieces from far and wide. David is an architect and every detail, piece and picture has been carefully found, commissioned or crafted.   

Cook in the sleek and well-equipped open-plan kitchen/living space, order delicious organic produce from the nearby deli, take coffee or tipples out to the terrace, set up a game of chess. Then, wind up the spiral staircase to the master bedroom; back downstairs, little ones love the Peter Pan wallpaper in the twin room. Games, music, DVDs, TVs upstairs and down… David has thought of everything.

There’s free parking, the tram stops a few minutes down the road to take you right into town, you can walk to the river and parks and it’s a hop from the airport. 

129 Didsbury - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The inspiring architecture and design – every detail will please you
  • Breezing into Manchester and retreating home to the buzzy bars and good restaurants just on your doorstep
  • Chatting while you cook in the downright fabulous kitchen
129 Didsbury - Gallery

You should know

  • There's a small terrace but no garden as such
  • One bedroom is downstairs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1115
Damage deposit
£150 per night. Christmas & New Year £200 per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1703 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Check owners website for availability.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


We loved 129didsbury, it was very comfortable and the decor was delightful with lots of attention to detail. Everything you need is there, the beds are comfy, the sofa squishy and fresh coffee beans to boot. Its beautiful and clean. Car parking is very handy just right outside the premises and the tram is 5 minutes walk away, which we used constantly. Situated near a high street makes it handy for a quick buy of provisions or a nice coffee and cake.

Wendy, Rowland’s Castle

Ideally I’d like to keep 129 Didsbury a secret but it’s too good not to share! Stunning interior. Superb attention to detail. Wonderful night’s sleep in an exceptional bed with the best of bed linen and pillows. Spotlessly clean. Great parking. We can’t wait to come back. Beverley Collins

Beverley, Glasgow

129 Didsbury is a little gem with a big personality. Although the property is near a main road it is quiet inside, especially the bedrooms which are both at the back. There is generous storage and hanging space in both bedrooms. The two parking spaces immediately in front of the property are easy to access. The kitchen is of high quality and well equipped. The location is superb, just a few minutes walk to bustling Burton Road with its independent shops and restaurants and nearest tram stop, which gives easy access to the city centre. We're already planning our next visit!

Debra & Keith, Malvern

We had a lovely, comfortable stay at 129 Didsbury. We had to move out of our family home for a few weeks, just after Christmas so it was really important to us to stay in a “home from home” with our family. It certainly was that! A beautiful place with such an eye for detail and everything we needed, from coffee grinder to cosy throws, to a selection of books and DVD’s; we didn’t want for anything. A minute’s walk from the lovely Burton Rd, which, even in Lockdown was bustling with its independent cafes offering various takeaway options. We would highly recommend staying here!

Nicola, Manchester

The house was immaculate, very comfortable and to a high standard. It was also exceptionally clean which is great in the current environment. The location is also convenient for local restaurants and shops. We will definitely be back.

Lisa, London

David’s place is an absolute haven of tranquility. Everything is beautifully curated with detail and colour. No expense has been spared to make his guests feel cosseted and welcome. Our son has just started his first term at Manchester University and I’m thrilled to have found a ‘second home’ with 129 Didsbury for future visits. Thank you David.

Anna, Bury St Edmunds

Excellent place - can't recommend highly enough. Beautifully appointed property in an excellent location. Close to cafes/bars/shops. Spacious rooms with super comfy beds. Very friendly and helpful host.

Owen James, Australia

We stayed for a couple of nights whilst visiting friends. The accommodation was very high quality and very handily placed for the restaurants [2 minutes walk]. David, the owner, communicated well and has provided pretty much all that is needed for a stay away. I will definitely stay again when we return to the area.

Ian, Salisbury

David gave us such a warm welcome and was able to answer any questions we had about the area - nothing was too much trouble The house was spotless and beautifully conceived - everything of the highest quality - West Didsbury had everything we needed and Manchester was easily accessible - would highly recommend 129

Jane, Worthing

The only disappointment was that Man United didn't beat Liverpool! The house was perfect for our needs - really liked the quirky or old furnishings with the modern. A great location which was convenient for the bus & tram up to town. We felt lucky to have the Craft market on Sunday & bought a couple of great pieces as well as the best eccles cakes. We'll definitely come back when we're up for the footie another time. Thank you!

Meredith, London

The cottage was perfect for a chilled break in trendy Didsbury - we were sorry to leave!

Joanna, Chester

129 Didsbury is such a wonderful place to stay. It's like returning home. As soon as we walk through the door we feel relaxed. The owners have taken great care to think of everything. Everything about the property just works, the decor is simple yet delightful and the kitchen is just fantastic. All the eclectic shops and restaurants of West Didsbury are a two minute stroll away, which is perfect.This is our third visit here and it won't be our last. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when we visit Manchester.

Amanda, London

129 Didsbury is a treat of a place - the ultimate mixture of architecture and design - David has meticulously thought about every detail and you can tell - it's got a great calming feel, stop looking and get booking, you won't regret staying here!

Becky, Sawday's inspector

We had a lovely time staying in David's gorgeous house. His attention to detail with the fixtures and fittings and the fab styling made it a joy to come home to each day. A great location too with all the fun bars and restaurants on the Burton Road in Didsbury.

Sarah, Oxford

129 Didsbury is a wonderful place to stay and David an extraordinary caring host. We enjoyed a perfectly equipped cottage and all the beautiful details of style. If we ever come back to Manchester it is no question to chose this place again. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!

Regina, Berlin

David's accommodation is outstanding. It combines stylish features, fixtures and fittings with a real sense of comfort. The standards are very high. The whole ambience of the place makes you relax as soon as you arrive. It is very well placed for West Didsbury with really convenient shopping, restaurants, pubs and so on. We were there for (mostly) working so really appreciated coming home to somewhere of such excellent quality where we were immediately able to relax. I should add that the kitchen is very well equipped.David has clearly put a lot of time and effort into being a great host.

Newman family

David's accommodation is outstanding. It combines stylish features, fixtures and fittings with a real sense of comfort. David takes personal care of the accommodation and the standards are very high. The beds, bed linen and towels are all good quality. The beds are very comfortable. The whole ambience makes you relax as soon as you arrive. It is very well placed for West Didsbury with really convenient shopping, restuarants, pubs and so on. We were there for (mostly) working so really appreciated coming home to somewhere of such excellent quality where we were immediately able to relax.


Exceptionally well designed cottage conversion. High quality furnishings and thoughtfully equipped. Owner, David, could not have been more helpful in tailoring the cottage for our visit. Great Sunday brunch a few doors down the road at Thyme Out. We found it very conveniently located for visiting central Manchester - 10 min walk to tram. Didsbury itself was lovely with a village atmosphere and interesting shops and restaurants.

David, Totnes

You are our No1 host & our stay was a comfortable & restful one. You have been helpful & accommodating. Your cottage is hip & cool. We are looking forward to coming here again.

Agust, Reykjavik

We’ve had a fab stay at David’s for the last five weeks which have flown by. Beautiful, well equipped cottage with everything you need. Brilliantly positioned in West Didsbury within walking distance of everything. Will highly recommend as great value. If there is a second series we will def be coming back! Thanks for everything.

Catherine, Heaton Moor

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The neighbourhood

West Didsbury has plenty of independent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. A short tram ride gets you into central Manchester and all its big-city offerings: sports and National Football Museum, music venues, heaps of other museums, galleries, the Cathedral, Salford Quays, Media City and more. You could easily do a day trip to Liverpool, and it's only ten minutes from the airport.

Local points of interest from David Lygate

  • Some of Manchester's top restaurants are nearby & there is an eclectic mix of bars & independent shops. Combined with lovely parks and waterways makes this the ideal location for walk, run or even canoe trip!
  • West Didsbury is a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport & only 4 miles from the city centre, we have a local tram stop so from the front door you can be there in 20 minutes via the tram. The network also gives easy access to Salford Quays & Media City.
  • Manchester is steeped in history being the birthplace of the industrial revolution & has Britain's first Urban Heritage Park. We are also very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful country houses & have a wealth of art galleries & museums.
  • Manchester is home to two world famous football teams, the national football museum, Lancashire County Cricket, Sale Sharks Rugby Union, the aquatics centre with an olympic size pool & the Velodrome with world class cycling facilities.
  • Manchester's family attractions cover all areas: art; sport; science & industry; social & natural history; transport; war; media (CBBC tour); lego; sealife; indoor sky diving; snow skiing; jump nation; rock climbing; or see the deer at Tatton or Lyme Park.
  • An extensive road network, puts all of Manchester & the North West easily within your grasp for day trips to: Lake District, North Wales, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Liverpool, Chester, Leeds, York & Blackpool are all less than two hours away by car.


David Lygate

Scottish-born David is understandably proud of what he has created with 129 Didsbury – it’s his real passion project. He has a great eye and his award-winning architecture is all about finding a sense of calm in his buildings. He’s a bit of a live wire though – marathons, ice climbing, sea kayaking, wild swimming in Salford Quays… He and his partner Amanda (and dog Barney) live on the other side of the courtyard - so he meets and greets and is on hand if needed. He honed his hospitality skills as a ski rep in the Italian Alps in his younger days.