A stunning new Airbnb has opened in Sheffield in the middle of one of the UK’s oldest cemeteries
Sheffield General Cemetery was the main burial site in Victorian Sheffield and contains the graves of 87,000 people
If you’ve ever walked through a cemetery and thought the calm and peaceful atmosphere would provide the perfect spot for a night’s rest, here’s your chance.
Sexton’s Lodge at Sheffield General Cemetery opened this week as an Airbnb.
A room rental is located inside the Grade II * listed gatehouse in the Victorian Cemetery.
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Opened in 1836, the site contains the graves of 87,000 people.
As one of Britain’s oldest commercial cemeteries, it has ten listed buildings and monuments, including catacombs and an Egyptian gate.
The Area of Natural History Interest also holds the largest burial plot in the country, which contains the bodies of 96 poor people.
So any stay at the property for two guests will likely be unforgettable before you step through the door.
But when you step inside you’ll find that the old workers’ cottage has been transformed into a rustic dream.
History buffs need not fear, as the team of volunteers and trustees who transformed the accommodation have preserved original pieces and 19th century antiques.
The rental is £ 104 per night and includes a living / dining room, a small kitchen, a shower room and a bedroom, with underfloor heating throughout.
The Airbnb listing says everything about the Lodge, which is a five-minute walk from Sharrow Vale, is sourced from local stores, vendors, and merchants.
It is now available for reservation from October 3.
All proceeds from the Lodge support the work of the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust, which organizes educational tours and workshops, as well as conservation work at the site.