£92 / night
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Nip Hill by Lancaster Castle - City, Country, & Coast (& handy for the Lakes!) – Home 1369163 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Nip Hill by Lancaster Castle - City, Country, & Coast (& handy for the Lakes!) – Home 1369163

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 3
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Our Lancaster city-centre flat is cosy, quirky & comfortable. You can enjoy sitting at your window looking out on charming buildings & cobbled streets, with all the modern comforts you would want from a home-from-home. This top-floor flat provides spacious accommodation for 2-3 (main bedroom with double bed, a second bedroom with a single, adult sized, but slightly narrowed bed to fit in this diamond shaped room!) There is a separate, fully equipped breakfasting kitchen, while the lounge has ample seating & dining space. Excellent restaurants, markets & bars abound, & Lancaster boasts a vibrant theatre & music scene.

We regret we cannot accommodate smokers; this property best suits singles, couples or friends looking for a quiet and restful break. We will accept well-behaved children over nine years old.

When considering suitability, please note that access to the flat is via a steep cobbled path, or, alternatively across uneven stepped paving slabs and a staircase. The flat is the top floor in a small block of three; there is no lift.

No car? No problem! We're a 5min stroll from the train or bus

Lancaster is an ideal base for really getting to know the North-West of England. The immediate area is very beautiful, with forests, moorland, hills and coast accessed in minutes by car, bus, and rail. Having large universties, historic Georgian architecture, beautiful parkland, and vibrant local arts scene, Lancaster has a lot to keep you busy! If that's not enough, the Lake District is half an hour away, there are several country houses and historic sites to visit, and Manchester only an hour by car or rail if you're missing the big city.

The flat is perfectly situated for all amenities - step outside and you're right by Lancaster Castle! Fashionable cafes, restaurants, and bars are minutes' walk away, and the twice-weekly market a great place to shop. There are plenty of supermarkets also in close walking distance. The Dukes Theatre, The Grand Theatre, the Gregson Community Arts Centre and the Nuffield Theatre (at the University) all offer excellent cultural events and activities.

IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO NOTE: please ensure you have read ALL details below so that you can be confident our place will be a 'good fit' for your stay: .

There is no maid service, but we will replace linens during stays >1 week.


We are STRICTLY NON-SMOKING. This is a requirement of our insurance, so we host only non-smokers.

The use of candles is strictly prohibited and you may not use them in any part of the property.

We are the top flat (of three) in a converted building, with shared access across a small courtyard; relationships with our neighbours below, and across the way really matter - we expect guests to look after our property, and our standing with our neighbours, by being peaceful, polite and tidy. If you're looking to host a party, this is not the right place.

Visitors to the property must be only those discussed and agreed with us in advance.

We need to know who is staying at our flat so please provide full names of people travelling with you before agreeing the booking; please note - only those identified in this prior agreement are entitled to stay overnight.

For your comfort and hygeine, and to reduce noise for our neighbours below (as well as to protect our pale coloured carpets!), we require you to remove outdoor shoes before entering (to be left on the outside landing) - so do pack your slippers, or you can borrow some slipper-socks to use during your stay!

Hair dyes ruin the white grout in our tiled bathroom, and stain our towels; we therefore ask you not to use our place to colour your hair.

Remember that our gas, electricity and water are all metered, so ensure that care is taken to use amenities responsibly, saving power and water where possible. Turn lights and appliances off when not actually needed.

Please look after our property and leave it in the same clean and tidy state you found it. We make sure everything is lovely, clean and fresh for your arrival, and with no cleaning charges, we expect you to return it in a similar state. There is no maid service, though we will refresh linens and towels for those staying more than a week. The everyday cleaning is down to you - we don't expect to return to dirty dishes, kitchen mess etc!

Damage and breakages (beyond the inevitable, occasional glass etc) will be reported and charged for.

Sorry, strictly no pets.

Please note, in the case of significant violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated and all fees forfeited.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Our flat is superbly placed - minutes from town centre shops, and only five minutes on foot from the railway station. (No noise from the trains - don't worry - there's a hill and a castle between the station and our place!). Lancaster is a compact town (actually, technically a city, albeit a small one!) and is easily accessible on foot, with theatres, parks, bars and cafes all conveniently close by. Manchester, Carlisle, Glasgow, and Edinburgh reached by fast and regular trains, and there are local trains too. The bus station, for routes across Lancaster and Morecambe (including a regular service to the University), Lancashire and South Cumbria, is five minutes away too. Lancaster is found just off the M6 if you're travelling by car.

Interaction with guest

Generally I like to greet guests, to say hello, introduce people to the property and show how things work, and handover keys. With advance notice, we can make arrangements for self check-in should guests arrive at a time when I can't be there. We live close by and can be contacted during your stay, or if we're out of town, take care to remain contactable by phone. When it's time to checkout we'll agree a time for me to pop down to say goodbye, or make an arrangement for securing the property and leaving the keys if your schedule doesn't marry up with mine!


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £175.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

- We accept non-smokers only;
- Visitors are not allowed at the property; exceptionally guests may agree with us -in advance- visits from a named friend/relative/colleague. Only booked guests may stay overnight.
- Outdoor shoes must be removed & left out on the landing;
- We expect guests to maintain our good relationships with neighbours by being polite, tidy & quiet during their stay - this is not the place to party!
- Please return our place to us in the same clean & tidy state you found it.


About the owner

Cathy H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 46 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
21 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Feb 2014. Located in Lancaster District, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £521 to £723.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
20 reviews

Very Good

“Well equipped, good location.”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2017

Good location, comfortable, well equipped, Wifi better in certain areas of the flat and for us heavy users of Wifi, it took some getting used too.

Review 1-10 of 20


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Cathy (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Cathy (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Cathy (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Cathy the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Cathy (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Cathy (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Cathy (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Cathy (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Cathy (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Cathy (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Cathy (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Cathy (the owner) a message.

If Cathy (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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