Ever wondered what that cute little cottage next to Dukes 92 overlooking the canal is all about?
If you’ve been to that area of Castlefield before, then we bet you’ve clocked it.
It does stick out a bit, let’s be honest, but in the best way possible. Contrasting with the modernity of the overlooking Beetham Tower right on its doorstep, it remains a beautiful snapshot of cultural history amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.
You’ve probably thought up a couple of questions around it over the years too – Who lives there? What does it look like inside? Wait, is it even a house? Well yes, we can confirm it’s a real house and we’ve stumbled across it listed on Airbnb too, which essentially means, the answer to the question ‘who lives there?’, could be you.
Well, for a little bit at least.
Lock Keepers Cottage is a “historic property on the Rochdale Canal in Castlefield” that actually dates as far back as the 1800s and has still kept many of the original features intact and restored within the property.
According to the description on Airbnb, “not only does this property offer you privacy in the city, but it’s a stones throw from many local transport links and Manchester nightlife”, which makes it “ideal for couples, small groups, families and business travellers”.
When you book the Lock Keepers Cottage on Airbnb, you’ll get access to the whole house.
The two-floored property has three bedrooms – two doubles and one single – a large, open-plan kitchen/diner, two separate reception rooms and a host of amenities throughout including, free WiFi, plenty of storage space for your luggage and complementary tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
The kitchen conservatory is said to “flood the house with natural light, so you can relax during your stay and enjoy your own corner of peace in the city”.
There’s also a beautiful garden overlooking lock 92 along the iconic Rochdale Canal too.
This really sounds like the perfect place for a city break ‘staycation’, doesn’t it?
If you’re looking for a bit more information, fancy having a read of the hundreds of positive reviews left for the property and host from previous happy visitors, or are keen to book/enquire about potential booking dates in the future, then you can find the Lock Keepers Cottage on Airbnb here.
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James Corden is trending as football fans joke loser of England vs USA ‘has to keep him’
Twitter users might have noticed that James Corden is trending again – and it’s not because it’s nearly Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special season.
The reason the British actor, comedian and presenter is trending is much funnier.
Once the World Cup games were matched up and we realised England and USA would face off in the group stages, people started joking that they would use Corden as a punishment for losing.
It’s become an ongoing joke that the loser of tonight’s World Cup match will ‘have to keep James Corden’.
And nobody seems to want that.
Corden fell out of favour last month when New York restaurant Balthazar called him ‘a tiny Cretin of a man’ and said that he abused their staff on his visit.
He was banned, then apologised, and now all seems to be forgiven.
But the internet does not forgive so easily.
At the time of writing, England vs USA is drawn 0-0.
Here are some of the tweets that sum up why James Corden is trending tonight:
You can buy half Christmas trees so you don’t have to decorate the full thing
December is nearly ready for rolling around once again.
It’s time to reach out the decorations out and get into the festive spirit, but for those who’d consider themselves a bit lazy, there’s an invention that could be a life saver, and it’s quite honestly genius.
You can now buy ‘half Christmas trees’ – otherwise known as or ‘against the wall Christmas trees’.
Unless your tree’s going to placed in front of a street-facing window for rafts of passers-by to see on a daily basis, it can be really tempting to just not decorate the back of it at all, right? The faff off trying to evenly-distribute strings of lights, tinsel and baubles around a full tree is often a lot more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it’s not going to be properly seen anyway.
Some would probably say it’s pointless, and it’s this thought that has presumably prompted companies to start selling these ‘half Christmas trees’.
If you’re wondering what a ‘half Christmas tree’ is, it’s basically exactly as it sounds – half a tree.
Half Christmas trees – which are also a great option for those with slightly less space to dedicate to seasonal decorations – are available in various places, and for all manner of budgets, so it should be fairly easy to get your hands on one this festive season.
According to the product description on the Very website: “This may look like a regular Christmas tree, but it’s been cleverly designed so that one side is completely flat, so no matter how limited your space might be, you and your family can still enjoy the magic of having a tree in your home,”
“Standing an impressive 6ft tall and featuring 511 tips for a lush look, you can stand it flat against the wall to save on valuable floor space,
“It also means you don’t have to worry about any of your favourite decorations being out of sight at the back”.
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper though, then there’s plenty of different options available on eBay and Amazon too, and our pick for this would be the vidaXL Artificial Half Christmas Tree – which is currently being sold on eBay by a number of different sellers for prices starting at £24.