129 Didsbury

West Didsbury, Manchester
Self-catering


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

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

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. 

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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
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Home truths

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

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Check owners website for availability.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £950
Damage deposit
£500
Surcharges
£150 per night. Christmas & New Year £200 per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1503 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

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

Joanna, Chester

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.

Jane

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

Awesome few days, couldn’t fault the place. Lovely crisp linen, quiet, close to a fab area of West didsbury. Host couldnt have been more helpful. We will be back! Thank you David!

Liz, London

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

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully designed and finished home and enjoyed the convenience of the restaurants in the local village and easy access to Manchester. The cottage had everything we needed and lots more. David was very accommodating and on hand if we had any questions. We will happily return next time we are visiting Manchester. Highly recommended.

Rochelle, Melbourne

We loved staying at 129Didsbury. The house was very nice, Didsbury was 'gezellig', and there was a lot to see in Manchester. Thank you David for your kind reception.

Caroline

A wonderful 3 night stay- this cottage is beautiful. It has been cleverly designed and furnished. Everything is to a very high standard. Yet it also feels very cosy and comfortable. On top of the quality of the accommodation is the warm welcome and friendly attention given by David, the owner. Its location is great in a quiet spot but close to the lovely restaurants and shops of West Didsbury. It all adds up to the perfect package and for us a really wonderful stay.

Nick, Nuneaton, warwickshire

My sister and I (Kiwis) stayed here for 9 nights in June on a recent trip to the UK. We had a wonderful time in Manchester much due to this amazing accommodation. David has designed and furbished a beautiful little mews cottage, perfectly equipped for self catering in every possible way. It has both modern and traditional elements, urban and rural touches in synch with its ancient origins and the most lovely atmosphere of relaxation and comfort. It is situated in a quiet, leafy area of interesting shops and restaurants. We found our host always charming, helpful, friendly and non intrusive.

Frances, Napier

This is a lovely house, perfect for anyone who appreciates good design. It was a delight to stay in, there are loads of great places to eat locally, AND it's perfectly placed for visiting Manchester. Highly recommended.

Dido

Just back from a 3 night stay. We'd always wanted to visit Manchester, and how lucky to choose the perfect base for getting to know such a large and varied city. It's just enough out of town to be relaxed and the cottage itself is a joy. Clever and comfortable without being pretentious. The setting in West Didsbury, makes eating in or out easy, and the tram service into Manchester is excellent. The spiral staircase might be a problem to anyone who has a problem with stairs, but the downstairs bedroom is extremely comfortable. Definitely a 'Special Place'

Gillian

Superb design, comfortable and quiet, yet located in a vibrant urban village adjacent to all that Manchester can offer.

J

Superb design, efficient facilities and comfortable and attractive interior ensure that this well located mews cottage will appeal to those looking for a base to explore Manchester.

John

We stayed 4 nights in this cosy and comfortable house. We wanted to stay longer and hope to have a reason to go back to Manchester and stay at 129 Didsbury. The location is excellent, easy access to the tram system, interesting independent shops just around the corner and off road parking. 129 is beautifully designed with very high spec furnishings and fittings. It feels homely, it is easy to settle in - everything works. There is a comprehensive range of cooking equipment, and spacious working surfaces. The owner lives nearby and is extremely helpful and concerned that guests are happy.

Jean

There is an independent feel to West Didsbury. Burton Road contains a vast selection of cafes, delis and restaurants; only a few minutes away on foot from Nell Lane – a self-catering house, stylish, modern and bold in its difference. David uses a long tool bench as his kitchen table and despite its awkwardness, works very well because the house wants to be different! A spiral staircase takes you up to the double bed-room. The house is well insulated. There are DVDs, books and games for loan. No expanse is spared. This is a great location for a cultural holiday with plenty of museums to visit

Annamarie

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Location

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.

Introducing

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 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.