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Quiet, relaxed place: First Month Half Price

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The house from the road

A comfortable and relaxed place in the village of Sutton Bonington for people looking a quiet life in a quiet village. I aim to create a household of thoughtful, considerate, easy-going people of mixed ethnic, cultural and national origin who will allow you to to be you. Usually, there will be about 15 of us.

For a limited period, the first month will be half price. (Conditions apply.)

Room 1 is available now. It is a first floor, close to the stairs. It has a view South, down Park Lane. (See photo - we're going to prune the tree when it drops it's leaves.) It's also convenient for the first floor wetroom.

Room 2 was described by it's most recent occupant, who was in it for 7 years, as "The best room in the house". It is large, it is adjacent to the first floor wetroom, and it has a fantastic view over the Soar Valley. It will be available from the 14th of October.

Room 5 available now. It faces North through a large window towards the new l center of the village. It is a large double room at the end of the first floor, and has been recently redecorated.

Room 10 will be available from 14th November, after some refurbishment work is complete. It is the largest room in the house. It's on the ground floor by the front door, and faces South over a garden area. It is convenient for the ground floor kitchen, garden, and shower room.

Room 6 is on the top floor, close to the attic kitchen, wetroom, and bathroom. It is at the front of the house, facing east.

Rent is paid one month in advance, and one month in hand.

Bills are fixed amount at £95 per calendar month per person. These include:
- Council tax, electricity, and gas
- Broadband, the TV license, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Music.
- Washing powder, toilet paper, cleaning materials, and bin bags
- Common cooking stuff: oil, salt and pepper, and a large array of herbs and spices

The heating is on from 05:30 to 23:00 except in the Summer. There is an Alexa in each room with which you can control the temperature in each room by voice instruction, although you may find the usual schedule adequate.

The maximum Local Housing Allowance for this area is £78 per week, £339 pcm. If you are on a low income or benefits, this is your maximum entitlement. Only my lower cost rooms are affordable on benefits.

Pets are welcome. I will only have well behaved animals. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people, and must be carefully introduced to the ones already here.

The house is a 1908 farmhouse built with great character and set in the village of Sutton Bonington. All the rooms are of a large scale - even the smallest. There are plenty of facilities, including a kitchen/dining/sitting room on the top floor, and a large traditional farmhouse kitchen on the ground floor. There is fast WiFi throughout the property. There is off road parking.

Smoking is absolutely not permitted in the house. In fact, it is illegal.

There is a large relaxed garden which backs on to open countryside. There is a basic swimming pool which is well used in the Summer when lodgers request it is filled (it is currently unused). The field immediately to the rear is usually for horses through a village sharing scheme - ask me if you want to know more.

The village is home to the out-of-town campus of Nottingham University. There is a free to all shuttle bus to Nottingham's campus running every 20 minutes, passing Nottingham Trent Uni. The village also has a sports centre, a post office, two local pubs and a newsagents/off-licence all within a short walk. Loughborough Rowing Club is only a mile away, but if you want nightlife, this is probably not the place for you - even though the pubs do stay open very late if you are in them.

There is an hourly bus service between 0755 and 1800 to East Midlands Airport from Loughborough.

There is a shower room with a toilet on the ground floor, a wet-room and toilet on the first floor, a large wet-room with toilet and a bathroom with toilet on the top floor. We are happy to have couples and children. There are three washing machines. I use the washing line for drying, but there is a tumble dryer.

We have significantly more kitchen space than most houses, including two kitchen cupboards per room, half a fridge per person and dedicated freezer shelves.

For short lets of 1-3 months, I charge an additional two weeks. For 1-4 weeks, I add one week plus 25% of the weekly rate.

You need to be aware that I am currently in dispute with Rushcliffe Borough Council about the suitability of the house for lodgers. My expectation is that this will be resolved over a period of many months, but the outcome is uncertain. You will be able to make your own judgement when you visit.

If you'd like to meet and look around, please message me or phone me. I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Best Wishes, Mike Wright

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  • Sutton Bonington
  • LE12
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Minimum term
Maximum term
  • Short lets considered

Extra cost

(Room 1)
(Room 5)
(Room 6)
Bills included?


Disabled access
Living room
Broadband included

Current household

# flatmates
Total # rooms
22 to 67
Any pets?
University of Nottingham
travelling, cycling, gaming, climbing, politics, history, science, family, museums, adventures, current affairs, bbqs, church, sustainability, radio
All Males

New flatmate preferences

Couples OK?
Smoking OK?
Pets OK?
Don't mind
Min age
Max age
Males or females
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