COVID may have thrown a spanner in our travel plans last year, but when you live in one of the greatest cities in the UK (or the best, in our opinion), it’s not such a biggie. In fact, taking a little staycation in your own city can amplify your appreciation to whole other levels, allowing you to experience it just like the day-trippers do. So, to inspire your Mancunian staycation, we’ve rounded up the very best Airbnbs in around Manchester – and trust us when we say, they do not disappoint.
1. NYC-style apartment in New Islington
Ideally located to enjoy all that Ancoats and the Northern Quarter has to offer, this gorgeous, uber-modern apartment is located inside a converted mill. Can’t get anymore Manc than that. Explore the fabulous independent bars and restaurants around Cutting Room Square or head out into town shopping, drinking and dining – with space enough for four to stay in the apartment. Find out more here.
2. Spring House, Fallowfield
Just outside of town in Fallowfield, close enough to town to explore – Spring House is a stunning loft apartment, with amazing features to enjoy during your stay. Previously a Victorian villa, the incredible apartment features a copper roll-top tub right in the roof, with a seriously cool mezzanine deck which houses the bedroom. There’s room enough for four, with the city centre and Didsbury right on your doorstep. Book it here.
3. Spacious penthouse in the Northern Quarter
Situated right in the centre of the eclectic Northern Quarter – the penthouse is the perfect spot for exploring some of the best bars and restaurants in town, which are all within walking distance. Enjoy the hanging wood burner on winter nights, climb up into the cosy mezzanine bed, or simply enjoy the quirky yet super stylish decor. Find out more.
4. The Bank Vault in Didsbury
Inside a former bank vault in gorgeous Didsbury, guests can stay ideally located in the heart of West Didsbury – where you’ll find a number of great bars and restaurants to enjoy. There’s a real neighbourhood feel to the area, and it’s only a tram ride away from the city centre. The bedroom is inside an actual former vault, too, with the original vault door still in place. Very cool indeed. Book it here.
5. Boutique narrowboat docked up in Castlefield
Docked up on an iconic Manchester canal, this quirky narrowboat can be found close by to Deansgate and Spinningfields – where you’ll find some wonderful bars, restaurants and things to do. And as far as unique stays go, this is definitely it. Enjoy a bit of peace and quiet on the water, take advantage of the onboard bar or explore the city around you. Find out more here.