One of Manchester’s oldest and rarest townhouses is up for rent – for £10k a month

It's a beauty.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th April 2024

One of Manchester city centre’s very few townhouses has gone up for rent – and unsurprisingly, this Georgian beauty is one of the most expensive in the city.

The four-storey house is one of only a handful of properties like this in the city centre, which is otherwise packed with apartments.

The historic townhouses along St John Street date all the way back to 1785, but have spent most of their lives as commercial spaces.

In fact, until they were restored back to residential buildings in recent years, these brick-fronted properties haven’t been used as houses since around 1850.

And although it’ll cost a pricey £10,000 per month to live here, you get a lot of house for your money.


With three bedrooms, two reception rooms, two bathrooms and a roof terrace, across 1,700 sq ft of living space, you’ll have plenty of space.

Then there’s the location too – you’re right off Deansgate in the heart of the city centre, but also just a short walk from St John’s Gardens.


The street of Georgian townhouses is the main reason for the creation of Manchester’s St John Street Conservation Area, so you know you’re not going to wake up with another skyscraper on your doorstep.

Listed as ‘one of the finest houses in Manchester’, the townhouse has undergone a stunning refurbishment to bring it up to scratch.

The basement has been restored to create extra living space, with an entertaining space complete with a bespoke bar, a TV room, a private terrace and a utility room.


Then on the ground floor there’s a bespoke, contemporary kitchen which still has the building’s original fireplaces, and a bright and sunny lounge.

There are three double bedrooms, two of which have bespoke en suite bathrooms, and a private terrace from the top floor.

The restoration of the townhouse that’s for rent has had ‘no expense spared’, and includes materials like marble cloud tiling with underfloor heating.

The home’s £10,000 a month price tag (it’s currently listed with Reside Manchester) puts it near the top end of the city centre’s more luxury market, though it’s a way off being the most expensive currently on the market.

The most expensive rental property currently on the market remains Phil Neville’s penthouse apartment in Beetham Tower, currently listed at £18,000 a month.


There’s also an incredible penthouse off St Mary’s Parsonage for £13,500.

And also sitting in the £10k price bracket is a three-bedroom penthouse in Renaker’s new The Blade building.

In a rapidly-growing city of new builds and skyscrapers, this Georgian townhouse is a rare chance to live somewhere with real Manchester history.

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Featured image: Rightmove/Reside Manchester