- Rugby icon James Haskell is listing his home on Airbnb during the upcoming Rugby World Cup
- Rugby fans unable to make it across the world for the tournament can enjoy the next best thing – watching one of the biggest sporting moments from the comfort of James’s sofa
- Guests will get the opportunity to stay at the beautiful home James shares with partner Chloe Madeley in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside this October
- More details on the listing and how to book can be found here: abnb.co/haskellhouse
Rugby fans can rejoice as, for the first time ever, James Haskell has listed his house on Airbnb for fans to stay in while he is away at the Rugby World Cup.
Ahead of the sporting tournament, Airbnb has reported a 62% increase in UK guest arrivals booking accommodation in Japan1, with Welsh guests travelling to Japan seeing the highest increase at 113%, followed by Scottish guests at 66%. Those unable to fly out to Japan, will now be able to book the unique experience of watching the matches from the comfort of the sporting legend’s sofa in Northamptonshire. James’ property will be available for one two-night stay from Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October 2019.
Situated in a quaint village in Northamptonshire just a short distance from popular tourist spots such as Northampton and the town of Rugby – which made the sport famous – James’s house is a light, spacious detached family home, complete with stunning open views of the surrounding rural landscape.
Two fans will get the opportunity to explore the home that James shares with his partner Chloe and will have the run of two bedrooms, one en suite, a main bathroom, a large kitchen, conservatory and sitting room. The kitchen area is kitted out with modern amenities, whilst the living room features two large comfy sofas, alongside a big screen TV – the perfect place to fall back, relax and enjoy the matches. The conservatory has a six-seat dining table overlooking the garden and is an ideal space to debrief after big matches. If guests are feeling inspired to practice drills and skills, all they need is to head out onto the stunning lawn!
I am so thrilled to be offering a unique opportunity to fans in the UK who can’t make it all the way to Japan for the rugby. It has always been really important to Chloe and I that our house is a space that enables us to relax and spend quality time together, in between our busy lifestyles – we hope that guests will love it just as much as we do!
James Haskell, Host on Airbnb
Whether guests are heading to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, or simply traveling closer to home here in the UK, Airbnb is all about helping people find unique and unforgettable travel experiences wherever they desire. We’re delighted to be teaming up with James to bring a truly unforgettable experience to two rugby fans.
Hadi Moussa, General Manager for Northern Europe Airbnb
James’s official house rules on his listing, include:
- No pets
- No smoking
- Any chanting of the Haka will not be tolerated
- No parties (unless England win the World Cup, in which case give me a call!)
- No tackling inside
- Try to keep the space tidy
To view James’s listing on Airbnb, visit abnb.co/haskellhouse
James’s home is located near Daventry and will be available to book from Monday 23rd September for two nights on Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October for £200 a night (inclusive). The house sleeps two guests.
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Notes to editors
1 Research is taken from Airbnb and shows a 62% increase in UK guest arrivals to Japan in 2019. Data compares increase in guest arrivals between Sep’18 to Nov’18 and Sep’19 to Nov’19.
Increase in guest arrivals on Airbnb YOY per country is also listed below:
- Wales – 113%
- Scotland – 66%
- England – 61%
- Ireland – 58%