Your incredible house was the perfect place for myself, Amy, Christine & baby Iris' time in Manchester. It was ideal for all our needs. The house was gorgeous, but incredibly comfortable. It really added to Iris' first holiday. We hope to be back!
Michael, Amy, Christine & Iris - Glasgow, Scotland - September 2019
With great reluctance, we are leaving after 3 wonderful days in your ABSOLUTELY PERFECT mews cottage! We have been arguing about who would get to live here one day! Everything has been comfortable to the top level. Your warm greeting & friendly neighbourliness was especially welcome. Can't wait to come back, bring more friends & tell other friends about 129. (Cathy & Walter)
Wonderful place! Everything was brilliant. (Becca)
Thanks David - as a fellow architect I'm tipping my hat to you - well done - fabulous attention to detail. (Mike)
Cathy, Walter, Becca & Mike - Mount Vernon, Washington, USA & Abingdon, Oxfordshire - September 2019
Another wonderful stay in your beautiful house - where would we be without you! Thank you again from all of us. Looking forward to our November stay already!!
The McGraw Family - Glasgow, Scotland - September 2019
Your house is so fantastic we have spent most afternoons enjoying it rather than be out sightseeing. Everything about the house is first class & we have all thoroughly enjoyed being here. We will be back.
Dean, Amanda, Anne & Katy - Vancouver, Canada - September 2019
On previous visits to Manchester we have stayed elsewhere. All that we can say is that we wish we had discovered 129 earlier! It is everything that we wanted & you are indeed a model host. See you next year!
Kath & Bernie - Perth, Western Australia - August 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your house. Everything we needed & stunning architecture. It was great to visit our old haunts in West Didsbury too. We hope to stay again.
Louisa, Elliot, Mia & Ethan - Dubai, UAE - August 2019
Loved your house. Benefit of being an architect!! Also great to hear a Scottish accent. Alas, only here for one night, but my daughter Louisa & family will enjoy there stay.
Catherine - Sutton Coldfield - August 2019
A fantastic nostalgic trip back to M/CR after 25 years of living in London. The house is stunning & is ideally located to visit all that M20 has to offer. Great to see M/CR now has benefited from the investment it always needed (& deserved) making it a top city to visit whether you're a true Man or from other parts!
Jo & Gareth - Greenwich, London - July 2019
We had a FAB time, love this place!
Kerry, Vicki, Fog & Max - Wellington, Somerset - July 2019
Thank you for another wonderful stay at 129. It was really special for us to come here with our new baby Jolene, when our last visit was with our new baby Mila (now a boisterous 4 year old). We love the area, the restaurants & the bars. It's been a a fantastic stay!
Owen, Gabrielle, Mila & Jolene - Newcastle, Australia - July 2019
Many thanks for a great stay! We'll be back!
Joanna, Col, Helena & Alex - Singapore - July 2019
The perfect place to stay whilst my Mum was having major surgery at the Alexandra. David you are a fantastic host & again very accommodating & flexible. This is the 2nd time we've stayed here & hopefully the 3rd will be under better circumstances. Thanks for everything.
Lisa - Hong Kong - July 2019
After a 2 night stay here we are pleased to say that this is our best airbnb. Everything here was, is & probably will be amazing! Thanks for everything & hope to see you again at some point.
Mario, Veronika & Victor - Barcelona, Spain - June 2019
Great stay, thank you. We very much enjoyed your house, which provided us with a quiet refuge after a far too exciting visit to old Trafford (for the Cricket World Cup).
Fraser & Steve, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We had a lovely time & would happily move to West Didsbury! Volta was fantastic, so thanks for the recommendation & all your patience with my questions.
Louise, Rachel, Yvonne & Jo - Glasgow - June 2019
Thanks David for your warm welcome & use of your lovely stylish house! Ate lovely food at 'Greens' & loved the area. Loved our overdue visit to the Whitworth - the cafe overlooking the park was a stunning place to sit & relax. Thanks for a lovely time!
Jane, Jim & Lucy - Worthing & Hove - May 2019
Thank you for another wonderful stay. We had a busy week shooting our Christmas hampers, so to be able to come back each night to our own fabulous space was perfect. Lovely food again at Albert's, Piccolino's & Volta. Thanks for the running routes. Neale managed to squeeze in two of them!
Sarah & Neale - Oxford - May 2019
Made it 2nd time lucky - no snow this time! Lovely place & loved exploring the area - Bar San Juan for tapas was lovely & Mersey great for runs. Thanks!
Vik, Rachel & Liz - Edinburgh, Bristol & London - May 2019
Another great stay, thank you David! We had a week & a half here this time. My Dad came up for the football & had the best sleep for months in the spare room. Our friends came over for Easter & their 10 year old declared the house 'the best house she'd ever been in.' So it was enjoyed by all! Thanks again, it's been great, a real homely place. We're about to move into our new house in Didsbury, so we'll see you & Barney soon!
Sarah & Simon - West Didsbury - April 2019
...We have felt so at home here, slept deeply & the sun has shone... This has been a lovely place to come home to. Cozy, comfortable, therapeutic & your presence in the neighbourhood is a joy. Thank you so much.
Haidee, Henry & Tara - Toronto, Canada - April 2019
Another great stay, thank you David! The place is fabulous & is a real home from home. Great location & has everything we need. We will be back....!
Sarah & Simon - Didsbury - March / April 2019
Thanks. It's been great staying here over the weekend. Such a nice place & an excellent location. We'll certainly be staying here again next time we visit friends.
Mike, Nick & Chris - Salisbury, Bath & London - March 2019
The only disappointment was that Man United didn't beat Liverpool! The house was perfect for our needs - really liked the quirky or old furnishings mixed with the modern. A great location which was convenient for the bus & tram up to town. We felt lucky to have the craft market on Sunday & bought a couple of great pieces as well as the best Eccles cakes. We'll definitely come back when we're up for the footie another time.
Meredith, Eileen, Graham & Alan - London - February 2019
Well here we are ... back again for another stay in this truly amazing place!! It's so wonderful as ever!! We are so comfortable here... your attention to detail is such a treat & you provide a truly outstanding service! We are so looking forward to our next stay (already booked!!).
McGraw Family - Glasgow - February 2019
The perfect location for our brands shoot! So many quirky patterns, textures & settings to work with... the pictures look FAB! Beautiful, thought-out space which has clearly been designed with lots of love.
Elle & Sam - Remmington & Russell Hobbs - February 2019
Thank you! What a lovely place, just as great the second time around. Lovely to find it was just as comfortable in winter as it was for us in summer! Attention to detail & thoughtful touches add to the beautiful design & artwork. No doubt we will be back again!!!
The Jackson Family - Whangrei, New Zealand - January 2019
Another fantastic stay in 129! It was our second stay but we are still discovering all the detailed little touches David has implemented. Thanks again & we will see you at the end of 2019!
Ben, Dilya & Aurelia - Geoje Island, South Korea - New Year 2018/19
Once again thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful place. It really is such a special home & we've loved every second of our stay here. The only awful bit.......leaving!!! We will be back. Lottie has already asked if we can live here forever.
Amanda, Sean, Willow & Lottie - London - Christmas 2018
It has been very special coming back to Didsbury - made even more so by staying in this beautiful home! Our son was able to see his Great Granddad in this house which was lovely & this weekend we saw our friends get married! Everything in the house has been perfect - thank you!!
Izzy, Adam & Cosmo - London - December 2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay @129. It was so lovely & it was beautifully presented! West Didsbury is stunning & the Christmas markets were great! Now time to convince the other half to move here!
Callum, David, Chris & Demi - Northampton - December 2018
Perfect stay & thanks to David for his thoughtful & carefully designed house. We wanted to stay longer......
Julian, Sarah, Rebecca, Naomi & Tobias - Ballinger, Bucks - November 2018
Thank you. We have loved spending time in your wonderful house.
Sadie, Nia, Ceris & Philippa - London & Sheffield - November 2018
Home from home. This is such a beautiful place to stay. Thank you.
Suzanne, Ian, Christopher & Calum - Farnham, Surrey - November 2018
We really loved staying in your unique home with your fab furnishings & great styling. It made such a delightful change for us to be able to come back to a lovely home, rather than the usual sterile hotel room we've used in the past. Also Didsbury was a real find. After years of staying in Manchester's centre it was lovely to discover a new area, so buzzy & fun. We'll definitely be back.
Sarah & Neale - Oxford - November 2018
We had a fab time coming back to West Didsbury - and to stay at this lovely home was the icing on the cake. We will be back!
Stu, Claire, Charlotte & Will - Barford, Warwick - November 2018
We really enjoyed our stay in your house & your warm welcome. It is a wonderful, cosy little cottage, everything was perfect & the location so near to Manchester. We will recommend your place to all our friends. Whenever we'll be back to Manchester we hope that we can stay here.
Regina, Fred & Kristina - Berlin, Germany - October 2018
We have had a lovely week - thanks for arranging such wonderful weather for us. We will see you next year.
Ian & Clare - St Andrews, Scotland - October 2018
This has been a wonderful place to stay, full of whimsey & comfort. The local area has that small village feeling, which I miss as "progress" takes over the "village" where I live. Thank you for making it an amazing stay.
Barbara & Joyce - Vancouver, Canada & Bern, Switzerland - September 2018
Thank you for a lovely visit! We all so enjoyed staying at your cottage & the lovely village of Didsbury. Snacks & drinks at the George Charles on Friday, Big MAN U game on Saturday - so much fun! Then a lovely dinner at the Metropolitan! On the road again Sunday... Would love to come back & visit again sometime!
Jim, Susan, Russ & Amy - St Louis, USA - September 2018
The most wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage! We had a great time & have already booked our next stay!! Brilliant surroundings in a wonderful area - can't wait to come back!
Jen, David, Hilary, Douglas & Baby Nina - Glasgow - September 2018
Amazing house, host & holiday. Within 5 minutes of arriving we had already decided to contact David & book the house again for later in the year. A wonderful property in a fantastic location. David is a great host, very helpful & a true gent. See you again in December!
Ben, Dilya & Aurelia - Geoje Island, South Korea - September 2018
Thanks very much for a wonderful stay! Your place is beautiful & West Didsbury is a charming spot.
Jill, Charles, Declan & Finn - Vancouver, Canada - August 2018
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautifully designed home, warm & welcoming. Also for being a great host, kind, understanding & flexible. We couldn't have stayed in a nicer place with such a nice owner. We hope to see you again soon.
Jane, Gerald, Nick & Sarah - London - August 2018
We have been impressed by the setup of your house, the location is good - services around & close to everywhere. I will duly recommend to friends who visit from Malta & will remember Didsbury as a lovely place to visit too.
Adrian, Vanessa, Charlene & Angelique - Malta - August 2018
A perfect place for our weekend trip to Manchester. Beautifully appointed cottage & a perfect host. Thoroughly recommend the brunch at Thyme Out, just a few doors down.
David, Anne, Amy & Louisa - Totnes, Devon - July 2018
Thanks for a warm welcome to Didsbury! Your "HOME" is incredibly chic, cozy & clean. We loved the decor, what an inspiration to take back to Nebraska. We will be back "HOME" to Manchester soon!
Guy & Kyla - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - July 2018
Thank you for a lovely stay! We really enjoyed ourselves & it was lovely to rediscover Didsbury after being away for so long. Thanks again!
The Livesey Family - Copenhagen, Denmark - July 2018
Another great stay, see you soon.
Ian, Jane, James & Matthew - Edinburgh - July 2018
Thank you for letting us stay here, it was a lovely place to stay for my graduation! Wonderful, thank you David!
Lois, Anna & Steve - Bristol - July 2018
Thanks for a fab stay in your inspirational house - heading home to declutter immediately! PS saw a hedgehog on the drive!
The Storer Family - Norwich - July 2018
Wow - what an amazing place you have! We have used the beautiful features for a children's Mediterranean themed clothing line. What fun we have had, full of character & charm - let's hope the results are as beautiful as this place truly is!
Laura & Jess - Roco Clothing - June 2018
Thank you once again for the lovely welcome to 129didsbury. It has been so good to be back....I've been so very comfortable here, your cottage providing perfect space & tranquility. ...Thanks, truly gorgeous few peaceful days. I will be back!
Louise - Stroud, Gloucestershire - June 2018
Thank you for having us. It's a beautiful property & we have been tempted not to leave! Your attention to detail is amazing & really appreciated by us as guests.
What an absolutely gorgeous home. I will be copying everything when I get back to Cardiff. Thank you
Alan, Alex, Sam & his Mum - Dublin & Cardiff - June 2018
What a lovely stay, you even laid on a craft fair! Beautiful property & a real joy to stay in.
Simon, Christina, Alison & George - London - May 2018
Lovely cottage David. It has been a pleasure staying here. Sad to leave, but I'll be back for sure!
Judy & friends - Frinton-on-sea - May 2018
You are our no.1 host & our stay was a comfortable & restful one. You have been helpful & accommodating. Your cottage is hip & cool. We are looking forward to come here again.
Agust & Rosa - Reykjavik, Iceland - May 2018
From the start of the booking process until the end of our stay you have been more than helpful; accommodating my needs & requests! The cottage has been a perfect 'home from home' during my recuperation following my operation. All visitors I've had have commented on how wonderful the cottage is. Luckily we got to have a walk around the village before I went into hospital & we love the area - hopefully we'll get the chance to stay at 129 again in the future!
Tara & James - Port Erin, Isle of Man - April 2018
Thanks again David, see you next time. (3rd time staying)
Hanley Family - Zurich, Switzerland - April 2018
Thank you for sharing with our family this uniquely charming, interesting & beautifully designed space which has provided the backdrop for our little holiday & it's busy celebrations. (129 is clearly a labour of love). It was our privilege to meet you David & thanks for your kindness.
Anna, Iris, Norma & Ed - Crosby, Liverpool - April 2018
Another lovely stay at your cottage, it was great to come back. Hopefully see you again soon as the cottage is in such a great place. Lovely to catch up with you David, shame we couldn't say the same about the footie!
Jane, Ian, Charlotte & Matthew - Edinburgh - April 2018
The cottage far surpassed our expectations. Superb place to stay with easy access to restaurants / cafes / tram. Fabulous hosts & beautiful home. We will be back!
Louise, Warren, Sam & Matt - New Zealand & Australia - March 2018
An unexpected pleasure & discovery. THANKS for such a welcome & hospitality David. I'm sure I'll definitely see you again. P.S. too short a stay
Evelyn - Bangor, Northern Ireland - March 2018
After a warm & friendly welcome, we enjoyed a few days of David's perfect hospitality. 129 was the perfect place to stay, with absolutely everything catered for. Thank you so much David for your flexibility & understanding.
Lisa - Hong Kong - March 2018
Many thanks for such a great little house - we've had a lovely time - although hope to return as three, seeing as how our friend from Edinburgh couldn't make it! Thank you. We will be back!
Liz & Rachel - London & Bristol - March 2018
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 definitely be coming back! Thanks for everything, been a home away from home!
Cat, Pete, Jess & Max - Stockport - February 2018
A fabulous second stay here at 129, we loved our time here again - perfect to relax, unwind & bring in the New Year! Thanks again.
Rachel, Dave, Rosie & Miki - Southampton - New Year 2018
Thank you for the time in your beautiful house David, it was a very comfortable & cosy stay. After falling in love with west Didsbury I cannot wait to stay here again in the future. All of our cousins & their partners who came over for dinner also couldn't stop saying how nice this place was. Thank you again.
Sally, Karl, Cara & Emmy - Perth, Australia - Christmas 2017
Thank you for the most brilliant time in your stunning house. Quite possibly our favourite Airbnb experience to date & we've had a few! It was a sheer joy to stay here & have some of our local friends pop over for brunch to meet our 9 month old baby - everyone was bowled over by the place & it's perfect for entertaining. Such a gem, we will definitely be back.
Sarah, Will & Joni - London - December 2017
A lovely catch up in Didsbury. Fantastic house, we really felt at home. So good to come back here after the Xmas markets in Manchester. A very relaxing time - thank you.
Jackie, Lucy, Sam & Kadisha - Ulverston, Sheffield & London - December 2017
Family time, bicycles, museums, drinks, trams & dinosaurs. Thank you for a wonderful adventure in Manchester!!
Aideen, Nik, Brian & Se - Southampton - November 2017
Thank you for a great stay. The cottage is perfect for our visits to Manchester. We will return!
Kevin & Emily - Reading - November 2017
We had great dinner party! Thanks for a great stay!
Critchley Family - Mariestad, Sweden - November 2017
Thank you for another lovely stay! We love it more the second time around! We'll definitely recommend friends & family to stay in the future.
Jacky & Family - Hong Kong & Manchester - October 2017
Many thanks, we had a very comfortable & restful stay. A much welcomed haven after the Buy Art Fair!
Ian & Clare - London - October 2017
Super stay - thank you! V: Comfortable, gorgeous design features - many of which we will be copying back home in Rutland! We'll be back!
Debs, Ben, Finn & Lottie - Rutland - October 2017
Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Lovely & clean & has everything you need. We will definitely come again & recommend.
Jane, Ian, Charlotte & Matthew - Edinburgh - October 2017
Thank you for a marvellous 4 nights in your beautiful cottage. What a stunning place! The attention to detail did impress us a great deal - from the popcorn to the lovely greeting on the blackboard. You have a beautiful place here, well designed & well maintained. Super clean & thank you for your friendly & welcoming hospitality. Thoroughly recommended!
The Jackson Family - Northland, New Zealand - October 2017
You have been THE BEST host! We had a brilliant few days exploring Manchester. Mews cottage is home away from home. Loved the details & decor. Neighbourhood was wonderful & location perfect. If we ever come back to Manchester we definitely know where to stay! Thanks for everything!
Jenni, Petrus, Veula & Pentti - Nummela, Finland - September 2017
We had a fabulous few days here in your lovely cottage. Thanks for the welcome & for being a perfect host. I'm sure we will see you again.
Rosemary, Lauren, Jamie & Patricia - Glasgow - September 2017
What an amazing place, so atmospheric, relaxing & beautiful. Had a very short stay, but have loved my time here.... shall definitely come again. Thanks for an amazing time!
Dan, Esme & Kathy - London & Isle of Man - September 2017
We've had a fabulous stay here. The location & house are perfect. Especially love the attention to detail & aesthetics of this place. It's cosy, charming & stylish...ticked all our boxes! Great atmosphere in West Didsbury. Lovely to be back visiting old & new haunts!
Rachel, Dave, Rosie & Miki - Southampton - August 2017
This place exceeds all expectations & the attention to detail is amazing. Didsbury is an amazing place to stay & we will be sure to recommend. And you can expect us to stay again at some point. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Merci from Montreal.
Diane, Lawrence, Dennis, Juliette & Leo - Montreal, Canada - August 2017
Thanks for a great place to stay for a short family holiday. We thought the house & location were perfect. Manchester is a great city, just a shame we can't stay longer & with 2 small children not quite the same holiday as we'd have had a few years ago!
Morag, Alan, Ewan & Murray - Glasgow, Scotland - August 2017
This place is a little hidden gem! So happy we stumbled across it after hours of scouring the internet for self-catering accommodation for 3 nights. With a 16 month old, we can't cope with hotels, all in one room. It's been the perfect base for catching up with friends, a spot of shopping at the Trafford Centre & a couple of hours plane spotting at the airport for dad, while Ella & I relaxed here. Love this place & it's fun, quirky decor. We'll definitely be back (if you'll have us after sticky marks on the microwave from Ella, kissing her reflection).
Robert, Tarryn & Ella - Ayr, Scotland - July 2017
We have loved staying in your gorgeous cottage, it has everything we have needed & so much more. The chess set is a wonderful addition to the cottage. Emily has spent her mornings learning how to play with Mark!! We look forward to staying here again when we are next in Manchester. Thank you!
Rochelle, Mark & Emily - Victoria, Australia - July 2017
Many, many thanks for exceeding all expectations! Wow, Didsbury has become a very funky place & your home at 129 must be the No.1 spot - see you again soon!
Simon, Soraya, Lara & Jing - Baltimore, USA - July 2017
Thank you for letting us stay @ the cottage. Wish we could've stayed longer! All the best. Highly recommended!
Jacky & family - Honk Kong & London - June 2017
We have had a fantastic stay at the mews cottage. Despite partying at Parklife 2017 most weekend, we have managed to enjoy the home comforts of the cottage. You have been a great host & it was lovely to chat. Very welcoming & would love to stay again.
Natasha - County Durham, Adam - Guernsey, Chelsea & Ed - Perth, Australia - June 2017
What a find! Beautiful "home from home". Thank you David for being so hospitable. We've had a fabulous weekend & will definitely be back. We MCR
Martin, Naomi, Flori & Louis - Basel, Switzerland - June 2017
Thank you so much, David, for such a fabulous place to land this week. We had a wonderful time with Andrew's Grandmother & really enjoyed coming back to the cottage at the end of the day. What an amazing community & home! Loved all the local restaurants & Christ Church Manchester (on Palatine Road). Can't wait to come back! Thanks again!
Andrew & Anne-Renee - Alaska, USA - May 2017
Thanks a lot. We've had a very nice week in Didsbury. Comfortable house in very nice 'village' close to 'big' Manchester. Great stay!
The Goosens Family - Maastricht, Netherlands - April / May 2017
Thank you once again for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We all had such a fantastic time. The house literally has everything we could wish for. A blissfully relaxing stay. See you again at Christmas.
Amanda, Sean, Willow & Lottie - Hampton Hill - April 2017 (Easter)
Great stay in your beautiful cottage. Perfect spot for getting into town & enjoying amenities of Burton Road.
Judith & Craig - Casablanca, Morocco - March 2017
A most successful weekend. Great location to get around town. And an enjoyable (very) concert & theatre. Well worth the visit. A home full of visual treats & subtle engineering - We've had a lovely time. Thank you so much!
Katie, James & Judy - Edinburgh - March 2017
Simply a great location. We felt at home. It has been a wonderful stay!
The Schenk Family - Zurich, Switzerland - February 2017
A truly special stay here at the cottage - As a relocating family we were looking for somewhere to call home temporarily, whilst we looked for one permanently, and this place was perfect. We are going to miss the luxury and charm! And Harrison will miss his new best friend - "mama pig"! This has been a wonderful sanctuary at a stressful time and we could not be more grateful.
Mark, Deanna & Harrison (aged 1) - Washington DC, USA - January & February 2017
What a beautiful cottage you have created! Everything is to such a high standard - we cannot speak more highly of what you have provided - including the cot & stairgates! The cottage has a very cosy & comfortable feel which made us relax & feel at home. Thank you for such a warm welcome. It all added up to a wonderful stay, & we do hope to find an opportunity to come again & further explore the restaurants in Didsbury. Thank you for everything.
Nick & Jan - Nuneaton & Sarah, Matt & Chloe - Sheffield - January 2017
We return to 129didsbury & feel that we are coming home! Thank you David for this gorgeous cottage; a lovely base for our trips to Manchester. A great way to start 2017.
Anne, Patrick, Christopher & Jonathan - Richmond, Australia - New Year 2016/17
As soon as we walked through the door, it felt like home. What a place!! It felt like being wrapped in a warm cosy blanket & we don't want to leave. Thank you David for thinking of everything. Each & everyone of us have loved every second of being here. A Christmas we will remember for a very long time.
Amanda, Sean, Willow & Lottie - Hampton Hill - Christmas 2016
Like a phoenix risen! Just like coming home. Many thanks.
Michelle & Phil - Salisbury - December 2016
We had a lovely stay here in Didsbury! We felt like coming home in this cottage! Everything was taken care of & thought, even the little details; like the little ducks in the bathroom! Thanks David for this lovely oasis! We enjoyed every little bit of it!
Jan, Mireille, Levi & Isla - Bree, Belgium - August 2016
Thank you for having us again! We had a marvellous time here back in the cottage, homey, comfortable & such a peaceful cottage! Hope to be able to come back here for the third time.
Syahira & Family - Malaysia - July 2016
Thank you so much for a lovely few nights in your beautiful home. It was perfect for our graduation celebrations & we all wish we could stay longer.
Sarah, Samantha & Lynn - Norwich - July 2016
Thanks so much for a very enjoyable stay in your very lovely, stylish cottage! See you again.
Iain, Joy & Genevieve - Cambridge - July 2016
A wonderful venue for our daughter's graduation celebrations! Thank you for this unique space.
Mark, Fiona & Family - Alloa, Scotland - July 2016
Wonderful as ever. See you again very soon.
Michelle & Phil - Salisbury - July 2016
What a beautiful place to stay. Thanks, great location & the cottage is gorgeous - obviously a labour of love.
Barbara, Nige, Meg & Matty - Brisbane, Australia - July 2016
Thank you, wonderful house & perfect location. Joe loves the pigs!
The Seymour Family - York - June 2016
Thank you for a perfect stay! We love your house & West Didsbury! Stone Roses, family & friends, we didn't stop. It was so good to catch up here & be cosy & comfortable. Thank you! Back to Shetland on Tuesday when we will start to plan our next trip south, see you again sometime!
Sally & Brendan - Shetland, Scotland - June 2016
Kia Ora from your Kiwi guests! You have designed the most perfect little haven. It has been such a pleasure & a treat to have hastened back here after each heavy day on the Manchester Histories trail. We will spread the word down under. Thank you so much for a perfect stay.
Frances & Vivien - Napier, New Zealand & Canberra, Australia - June 2016
We stayed at the lovely 129didsbury the weekend of our wedding. We actually only live down the road & are local to West Didsbury, but wanted somewhere special to stay on our wedding weekend. This place is beautiful & full of quirky aspects. We loved it!
Steph & Dan - Didsbury - June 2016
Our stay at 129didsbury has been a wonderful, restful start to our holiday. We found everything we needed - even a rolling pin! Wonderfully situated near the village & for the river. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the markets across the road (last Sunday of the month). Thank you for this delightful time in your cottage, everything was perfect.
Molly, Anne, Patrick & Andrew - Sydney, Australia - May 2016
Thank you so much for making our trip to Manchester such a fabulous one. Your cottage is the loveliest one we have seen, filled with so much love & dedications. You are a true super host!... We will definitely recommend 129didsbury to our friends.
David, Grace & Elizabeth - London - May 2016
Thanks for 129didsbury! It is a wonderful home away from home. We loved exploring West Didsbury & will be sure to return. Excellent place & a great welcoming host!!
Stephen & Isabella - Toronto, Canada - April 2016
Incredible place - thank you so much. This is testimony to the skill of an architect - very inspiring to see such a practical living space so beautifully presented. Thanks again & all the best.
Malcolm & family - Perth, Scotland - April 2016
Thanks David! We had a lovely time & enjoyed the house very much & Manchester, Liverpool & Buxton!
Carmel & Ann - Brighton - March 2016
Thank you for great hospitality & a wonderful place to stay. Didsbury is as lovely as ever it was, great to come 'home' & have such a lovely house to stay in. Keep doing what you are doing - it's beautifully decorated & very tasteful!
Helen, Stuart, William & James - London - March 2016
Thank you David for our home away from home!
Stephen & Isabella - Toronto, Canada - February 2016
"Yet here's a spot! Out damn spot'! I hope we haven't left too many dirty spots. We love your house. Thank you David
Anna & Cassie (Lady Macbeth & Lady MacDuff in Macbeth @ HOME) - London - February 2016
A perfect cottage for our family. A good base for visiting & to be visited.
Hilary & David - Cardiff - January 2016
We were pleasantly surprised how well the place has been maintained, even though we were last here 2 years ago! This has always been a foolproof, comfortable & friendly solution for any visitors we get from overseas (Australia - Canada)! Thanks for a great time & a beautiful place!
Trina & Joel - West Didsbury (guests - Australia) - Christmas & New Year, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016
Thanks very much for a lovely stay. We loved the space & the Christmas tree was a lovely seasonal touch. We have already recommended the cottage as a place to stay.
Laurence, Claire & Edward - Sydney, Australia - December 2015
A big thank you. We have stayed in Manchester many times (son at Manchester University), we live in the country & thought it was impossible to find anywhere peaceful. Now we have & it is great! Our only concern is that all of these people know about it & we are all competing for bookings!! Truly wonderful, very many thanks.
Michelle & Phil - Salisbury - December 2015
Awesome! Thank you.
Louise - Gloucestershire - December 2015
Thanks again for the stay. The cottage was the perfect place to have an amazing time in Manchester!:) We will definitely come back to your great cottage once we will be back in Manchester.
Konstantin - Stuttgart, Germany - November 2015
Thank you David for a very warm welcome & a very comfortable stay at 129. I would love to return in the future for a more relaxed stay as a holiday visitor, rather than with family members attending the Christie Hospital. It has been ideal for our needs over the last 2½ weeks & I have enjoyed all that West Didsbury has to offer.
Theresa, Neil, Brian & Linda - Poole & Tamworth - November 2015
Had a great time. Ideally situated for us & beautifully stylish accommodation. Look forward to visiting again.
Tim, Vanessa & the boys - Oxford - October 2015
'Perfect' in every way! Thanks
Janet & John Cooper - Southampton - October 2015
129didsbury - A very special place, home is where the heart is! I felt so very comfortable, have been calling it home all week! Thank you so very much!
Louise - Gloucestershire - October 2015
Thanks so much for your lovely cottage. We wanted for nothing & it was a pleasure to see your smile together with Barney as you passed us by. We will take fond memories of 129 & Didsbury back to Capetown - till we return.
Bridget & Colin - Capetown, South Africa - October 2015
129d, very nice. Merci.
The Turmel-Josek Family - France - September 2015
Every detail in this house is beautiful, but also practical & there is a warm & pleasant atmosphere. Perfect!
The Poehling Family - Oldenburg, Germany - September 2015
We've had a lovely stay at 129. Such a perfect little place! Thank you.
Owen, Gabrielle & baby Milou - Newcastle, Australia & Ian & Judi - York - September 2015
Yes, we came back! Enjoyed a wonderful 3 weeks @129. We have been building good memories @129 every summer! All the best & see you next year!
Jinho, Hyojung & Sheenue - Korea - August 2015
A whirlwind visit. Thank you for the home from home.
The Watson Family - Quatar - July 2015
Great house, great stay, AND we found the ancestral home! Thanks for everything.
Dido, Diana & Daphne - Ludlow, Shropshire - July 2015
This wonderful cottage has been a perfect "home-from-home" for the period around our daughter's wedding day on 11th July. Thank you for allowing us to take photos around the place too... 🙂 We have had a lovely place to relax. Fabulous eateries close by too - amazing!
Nigel, Denise, Elle & Zöe - Chesterfield - July 2015
Thank you for a great stay! Great location, fabulous cottage & very comfortable. Looking forward to coming back & thanks for everything.
Jackie, Dave, Jen & Den - Bedfordshire - June 2015
Lovely home. Amazing attention to detail. Beautiful. Beds were really comfy & the shower was gorgeous. Fantastic decor. Had everything we could possibly need. In a great location. Thank you!
Alison, Martin, Beth & Ellie - Isle of Man - June 2015
We had a wonderful visit to Manchester, mostly due to this place! Everything here suited us perfectly from the heavenly shower to the comfortable beds. We've stayed in many places on this trip & this has been best by far. Thank you for the hospitality!
The Jackson Family - Hamilton, Georgia, USA - June 2015
Wonderful stay. Lovely cottage & perfect location. It was Robbie's Wedding on Saturday. Had a great time.
Barry, Heather, Yoshi & Robbie - Pessac, France - June 2015
We had a lovely stay here & would be very happy to return. Comfortable & well equipped. In a great location. Easy to travel into Manchester. We went to see Take That in concert whilest here & felt safe travelling back late at night. Thank you for all the helpful information you gave us too.
Claire, Steve & Samuel - Norwich - May 2015
We enjoyed a fabulous two weeks in West Didsbury & 129 has become a second home to us. Many thanks to David for all the exquisite touches that made our stay so easy. We recommend The Epicurean bottle shop on Burton Road for great craft beer, Axons butchers in Didsbury for amazing sausages & meat (& game if you ask for it). We had a fine meal at Mr Cooper's in the city & got around easily with Uber. We also had a fabulous picnic at Hare Hill. Lots of great memories! Thank you.
Michael, Izumi, Sam & Tom - Niseko, Japan - May 2015
A hidden gem in the city. We had a lovely stay for my birthday. Great location for the marathon (did it in 3hrs & 40mins, so very happy!) We had lots of fun, just around the corner from great bars & restaurants. Had a lovely meal at the Rose Garden (the carrot cake dessert was amazing). We enjoyed breakfast at Thyme Out. All the bars / pubs were great. Thanks for a fab time.
Clair & Chris - Epworth, North Lincolnshire - April 2015
A perfect bolthole to escape to after a busy day at the conference centre. Think my colleagues were jealous that I had somewhere to go 'home' to. Great spot, thanks!
Julie - Bristol - April 2015
Thanks for letting us shoot again at your beautiful, photogenic house. The photos for the magazine are sure to be amazing (as is Barney's modelling shot!).
Hugh & Rachael - Quilt Now Magazine - April 2015
What a special place! Great time in a great home. Easy access to the city by tram & great local restaurants. Would recommend 'The Metropolitan' for casual dining.
Christine, Rob & Aimee - Cambridge - April 2015
Wow, what an awesome place this is! We stayed over for my best mate's wedding. I was Best Man so stayed the night before the wedding with the Groom, then with my Mrs on the night of the wedding. Great location, wonderful interior with everything you need. Great design / furnishings too!
Steve & Vic - York - March 2015
Such a special spot! Thank you for all the care & attention to detail.
Inge & family - South Africa - March 2015
No point re-inventing the wheel! Just read what has already been written. Will be back.
David, Patricia, Eloise & Joshua - Belfast - February 2015
Back home, and just left with lovely memories of our long weekend in Manchester. We so enjoyed it, and of course the reason was we had the security and comfort of 129, Didsbury. It would 've been fun to come to just on its own, as it's full of clever careful details and very warm. However in the villagey setting of Didsbury, and with the very smooth tram service, it was perfect for jumping off into the different aspects of Manchester. There is such a lot to see and we will be back. I should say that the kindness and friendliness of everyone, including you, was the thing I'll remember most.
Gillian - Cambridge - February 2015
Thank you for your very warm welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would love to have taken Barney home with us!!! Hope to see you again soon.
Helen & John - Isle of Man - February 2015
Once again the cottage was just what we have learned to expect from my first visit back in September. An excellent, but brief break in a very comfortable environment.
John & Christine - County Clare, Ireland - January 2015
What a warm, welcoming, trendy & comfortable place 129 is. We loved our stay here.
The Manekshaw Family - Cheadle Hulme - New Year 2015
What can we say that we didn't say last time? Except that this time you delighted us all with the wreath & Christmas tree! Thanks for providing such a wonderful (& amazingly well-equipped) 'home away from home'. Looking forward to our next (fourth) stay!
Ruth, Michael, Elliot & Gab - Canberra, Australia - December 2014
Thanks for a pleasant stay! Very neat & trendy, just right for our memorable trip to Old Trafford!
Machiel - Eindhoven, The Netherlands - December 2014
Thank you for a great stay. We really enjoyed our time & we couldn't have picked a better place for our wedding celebration.
Tony & Janis - Nebraska, USA - December 2014
What a fantastic space with so much attention to detail and surprises around every corner. Very well equipped and a great place for our one year old to explore. The pigs were a particular favourite. We will be sure to recommend this design gem to anyone visiting Manchester.
Meredith, Catharine & Oscar - London - November 2013
We can't thank you enough for accommodating us over the last few weeks. We were sp pleased we made the decision to stay at 129didsbury rather than the confines of a hotel. The cottage is stunning, warm, welcoming & very relaxing. It was brilliant that our family was able to visit from the Isle of Man & we were able to have quality time together. Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Sue & Lawrence - Isle of Man - November 2014
Cheers David, Our second stay was as good as the first 🙂 fantastic!
Elaine, Paul & Pat - Sydney & Adelaide, Australia - October & November 2014
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We have loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. We have felt very much at home here & the attention to detail & little touches have really made this stay special for all our family. We hope to visit again soon.
Peck & Knighton family - South London - October 2014
We have had the most lovely time here. Your house is beautiful & Didsbury is great. Fab house! Great city! We'll be back.
The Sutton Family - Linlithgow, Scotland - October 2014
I speak for all my family when we thank you deeply for our stay. You have provided us well & been very kind & welcoming to all of us.
The Rives Family - Alicante, Spain - October 2014
We booked 129didsbury for a long weekend, the property is very well furnished & equipped with high quality appliances. A fantastic quality accommodation minutes away from great cafes, restaurants & boutique shops.
Kieran - Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey - September 2014
Superb design, efficient facilities & a comfortable & attractive interior ensure that this well located mews cottage will appeal to those looking for a base to explore Manchester.
John - County Clare, Ireland - September 2014
Many thanks for letting us stay in your cottage. Your design & attention to detail is delightful & we both really enjoyed the blend of old with new. Public transport is clean , fast & efficient - we used the metrolink & fast train to Liverpool - first time in both M'cr & L'pool since 1965! Very convenient having Thyme Out on the doorstep as it were - breakfasts were delicious & comprehensive! To sample the eating possibilities of Burton Road would take a month - good to see such a wide range of small businesses prospering. We hope to be back.
Jean & Richard - Guildford, Surrey - August 2014
Very much enjoyed our stay at your "hi-tech" cottage in deepest Didsbury! Amazing Tardis-like interior in what looked like very small outbuildings from the outside! Enjoyed reading the Blue Peter Book & playing Monopoly. Didsbury is a fantastic location & we will no doubt be visiting Manchester again soon.
The Sellers Family - West Hampstead, London - August 2014
Many thanks for welcoming us into this wonderful place. Everything was perfect! We would like to come back next summer!
Jinho, Hyo Jung & Sheenue (5) - Korea - July-August 2014
We MCR & 129didsbury! A great few days back in a city we called home for more than 15 years. Amazing location & space to catch up with great old friends. We will be back, see you next year!
Anna, Fred, Abbie, Harry & Eva - Qatar - July 2014
Have had a lovely, relaxed time staying at your beautiful home. I think we may be back in touch as we'll miss it when we get back home!
David & Ailean - Glasgow - July 2014
Thanks for the gorgeous house & hospitality. We hope to be back!
Amanda & John - Redhead, NSW, Australia - July 2014
Thanks for the gorgeous house & hospitality. We hope to be back!
Amanda & John - Redhead, NSW, Australia - July 2014
Wonderful stay in this terrific house. We enjoyed your taste & style. This place brought back many happy memories of the area, but also provided new experiences. You were great to deal with & we look forward to coming back.
Tim & Ann - New York - June 2014
Grazie per il bellissimo soggiorno. Tutto e' stato moltobello e accogliente!!! La nonna e la zia sone rimaste entusiaste! A presto!
Stefano, Anna Maria, Paola & Anna - Parma, Italy - June 2014
Beautiful stay in your beautiful house. So easy to get around with this as your base. We could have done with a few more days.
Aly - Isle of Man - June 2014
Thanks so much for sharing your mews with us. It was absolutely wonderful & a great little haven. The kids loved all the games & we loved the style, design & warm nest of this cosy place - a home away from home! You have been thoughtful & kind, we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again.
Sal, Will, Molly, Tilda & Henry - Sydney, Australia - May 1014
Many thanks for such a lovely stay at Nell Lane. The house was really beautiful & finished to such a high standard! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
David, Mary & the children - County Tyrone - May 2014
Thank you for welcoming us into 129 D. We had a fine stay. Everything was perfect except the dreadful performance by Man U at the weekend - our main reason for coming! However, we have enjoyed Burton Road, the trams & the city centre. Spent most of the day in MOSI & still only experienced about a quarter of it. This is a great location. We have friends & relations just around the corner & we would love to come back.
Alec & Jean - Portsmouth - May 2014
Worth the 5 hours drive! This stylish house made our Easter holiday very enjoyable; the independent shops on Burton Road, the Imperial War Museum, the Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery, all finished off with an Indian curry! Thank you!
Anna Marie, Graham, Gaby & Andrew - St Albans - April 2014
We stayed for 5 nights & had a wonderful & relaxing time. The house is very well appointed & homely. The location is excellent with good access to the city & motorway.
Louise & Grant - Cairns, Australia - April 2014
Thank you for such a wonderful place to stay during our visit to Manchester! Everything about it was absolutely perfect & could not have been better... unless maybe we could have borrowed Barney for an afternoon walk!
Dan, Stephanie, Emory & Ellie - St Augustine, Florida, USA - March 2014
Thank you so very much for our heavenly haven from exam preparation!! Beautiful house & we were so comfy!
Ruth, Lauren & Katherine - Attending The Christie - March 2014
We have had a lovely & very comfortable stay at 129! Everything is beautiful & we have taken lots of inspiration from the fantastic design features! A great spot for the family to gather for our "60th" birthday celebration. We will be back!
Caroline, François & Family - Chateauponsac, France - March 2014
I had a wonderful time here, I stayed 2 months at this place filming THE DRIVER for BBC1. It will be out probably in October. I will get you a DVD of it. Home from a home! Many thanks.
David Luther - Director of Photography - THE DRIVER - February 2014
Thanks for the comfort & hospitality extended by yourself during our stay here! The house has been exceptionally great, convenient & warm throughout our time. Hope to visit again soon!
Mrs Ng - Adelaide, Australia - December 2013
Our family endlessly praised our niece for the wonderful surprise she has given us by renting your fabulous & homely cottage. As a mum & wife I love your simple but great decor! We do hope we will have the pleasure again to stay at 129didsbury when our children study here in Manchester in the future. Departing this morning with heart felt memories with us. Thank you!
Aini Awab - Malaysia - December 2013
Such an attractive, cosy house in a brilliant location. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here.
Paul, Mel & Winston - Brighton - December 2013
Thanks for everything - we're really delighted to have discovered 129didsbury! So calm and relaxing, and well located. All the attractive furnishings, fabrics and intrigues of a luxury boutique hotel, but all the convenience and mod cons of a high-spec self-catering gem. We really enjoyed rediscovering Didsbury and Manchester, and our only regret was that we weren't staying longer!
Austin, Sarah & family - Bristol - November 2013
Thanks a million for a lovely stay! We had a fab time!! Many memories were made!!
Nicky, Bev, Ita & Shal - Bride & Bridesmaids for Nicky's Wedding - October 2013
This has been a fantastic place to begin our 'minimoon' - a great place to relax & unwind! Thank you for being so accommodating with bags, keys, etc. - it made arriving here on our wedding day stress-free. We both love the feel of the place. It's clean, stylish & yet cosy at the same time. We've been taking notes for when we have a place or our own to decorate! Hopefully we'll find an excuse to come back for another stay at some point - but even if not, we won't be hesitating in recommending it to friends.
Guy & Stephanie - Leeds - October 2013
Thank you so much for creating this beautiful space. It's been totally wonderful for our handmade fashion shoot today. Plenty of lovely natural light & pretty backdrops.
Kate - Editor for Knit Now Magazine - October 2013
We have had a lovely weekend & think your house is fantastic.
Andy, Sam, Katie & Debbie - Oxfordshire - October 2013
It has been such a pleasure staying in your cottage. The transition to Manchester could not have been made easier. Everything here is so beautiful - & above all, the house is so warm! Your attention to detail is impeccable & I've really appreciated it: the children's tableware, high chair, books, all made travelling with young children much easier. I don't know if our new home in Manchester will ever be the same as the cottage, but I'm definitely inspired!
Sirad, Kamran & children - Montreal, Canada - October 2013
We've had a lovely time at 129didsbury, what a beautiful cottage!!
Clive, Lindsey & James - Surrey - September 2013
129didsbury was above and beyond our expectations...... Home away from Home!! Thanks so much for creating such a comfortable and clean space. We will highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.https://129didsbury.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=testimonial#edit_timestamp
Janis & Peggy - Nebraska, USA - August 2013
Beautifully clean and comfortable. Wonderful style, but practical too. The kids fell in love with it immediately and wanted to move in! A wonderful place to stay in Manchester which we really enjoyed too.
The Barras Family - Inverness - August 2013
Well, my return came sooner than expected but it was lovely to come back again for a few days with the boys & my husband this time! Once again we were so comfortable here - the boys ran in and said "Yay we're back" and this time they worked out the wallpaper theme in the twin room!! They were most chuffed! We love our 'home' here & will be back again (you know we mean it now!)
Ruth & family - Shanghai, China - August 2013
A wonderfully appointed house with no detail overlooked which makes it a real home from home. Beautifully neat and tidy and fantastically well-equiped. Any time we might have occasion to return to Manchester we will certainly be back in touch.
Alex, Nid & Emma - Bangkok, Thailand - August 2013
Thank you for a wonderful stay in 129 with my two boys (they didn't want to leave!). The cottage has been so beautifully put together - every detail looks fabulous and you really have thought of everything! We'll be back, I am sure.
Ruth, Gabriel & Elliot - Shanghai, China - July 2013
Thanks for such a fabulous cottage stay. A beautiful setting with 'EVERYTHING' we needed! See you next time! G'DAY MATE!
The Rimmer Family - Perth, Western Australia - July 2013
My husband & I had a most enjoyable stay, we felt so relaxed & left completely de-stressed. There was a high level of cleanliness & the cottage felt airy with lots of natural light. We loved the unique old features & the level of quality throughout, the king size bed was especially comfortable & the overhead shower fantastic. West Didsbury was so good we didn't venture further afield, so we already want to come back to explore further.
Irene & Ken - Glasgow - June 2013
We had a wonderful time at 129. The house was beautiful and the weather great too! An excellent location so couldn't ask for more.
Anne and Adrian - Newcastle - June 2013
I was a guest at the cottage for 4 nights & one of the nights my young grandson stayed. The cottage was so relaxing & quiet I only wanted to leave when I ran out of clean clothes! I slept very well in a lovely bedroom with a king size bed & enjoyed soaking in the huge bath. I cooked most nights & had friends & family round for meals. The kitchen was very well equiped with everything I needed & the local shops are so convenient. West Didsbury is a lovely area which I enjoyed getting to know better, I particularly loved walks along the banks of the River Mersey. I would love to stay again.
Delma - Milnthorpe - June 2013
129 Didsbury was the perfect audio recording and filming venue for our music videos. Beautiful decor, lots of natural light, great acoustics and a surprisingly spacious main room that worked nicely as a performance space.
Pippa Andrew - Singer, Songwriter, Composer - April 2013