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Spacious 5 bed family house, large garden, walk to train station and shops. wifi

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bed Family house, 6 mins walk to shops, trains to central London 5 min walk

This is a large house with 5 bedrooms two of which are en-suite.

On the ground floor there is a large kitchen with oven, hob and dishwasher and washing machine, a dining room, a lounge, and a downstairs wc.

Ground floor - en-suite bedroom with shower and king size bed. (sleeps 2)

First floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

One large double with a king size bed and folding single bed (sleeps 3)

One large double with king size bed, small sofa and a roll out single bed. (sleeps 3)

Third room on the first floor is a smallish double room which has a single bed with a pull out trundle underneath.

(sleeps 2)

On the top floor (loft room) there is an en-suite bedroom with two single beds. This has an en-suite with bath tub. It has a sloping roof and is more suited to someone who isn't so tall.

The garden is mostly lawn. Please feel free to ask us if you need something that you can't find. There may be bikes available to use if you want to explore the local area - you just need to ask us!

Guests will have private use of the main house and garden.

We (the owners) have a independent annexe to one side/front of the house and have our own private entrance to the side. We may be there from time to time. Guests enter via the main front door and are completely independent.

West Wickham is a lovely area of London and still relatively unknown to tourists. Guests have described it as 'what they expect' of a traditional English town. It's peaceful, the supermarkets and shops are nice and there are plenty of cafe's, restaurants, pubs and parks. Most people say they 'took a chance' coming to an unknown town but all have liked it and have been pleasantly surprised. A few guests even decided to move to the UK and at least 3 separate guests have ended up living in our area.

We are on the doorstep of Kent 'the garden of England' with its many stately homes, castles and pretty towns and villages so if you have a car you will be able to visit lots of interesting places in the countryside.

Surrey is also close, and you can get to the south coast seaside towns like Brighton in about an hour.

West Wickham train station is 6 mins walk away. There are usually 3-4 trains an hour into central London. Trains go to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross in 35 - 45 minutes. We are London zone 5. The last train home is around midnight but if you want to stay in London late into the night you can get a train to East Croydon all night long (15 mins journey) and then the N119 night bus (15 mins).

The nearest large town is Bromley which is at most 10 mins by car. We have bus stops near our house. East Croydon is also a short bus ride away and has a very large important station from where you can get a train to Gatwick Airport and the South Coast seaside resorts.

There are fast trains (15mins) to all London stations from nearby Bromley South which is 8 mins on the bus.

Opposite our house there is a park with large area of grass, football pitches and swings, and there is plenty of woodland and nature nearby. Not far away there are golf courses, swimming pool, gym, library and Gambado children's play centre should you get tired of visiting London.

Please report any damage, and remember that people live nearby, so no parties or gatherings with people other than those booked! Important to remember is to be quiet on the drive when coming in late at night, not to rev engines early morning or late at night and not to talk loudly on drive (even on phone) or pavement at night or early morning.

More Details

Owner
Mr and Mrs Blair
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2017

About Mr and Mrs Blair

We are a family and this used to be our home, altough over the years we have travelled and offered the house as holiday lets. It is primarily a home, and our only holiday let property at the moment.

We sometimes stay in the independent annexe of the house but if we are away we will leave a contact.

Please report any damage, and remember that people live nearby, so no parties or gatherings with people other than those booked! Important to remember is to be quiet on the drive when coming in late at night, not to rev engines early morning or late at night and not to talk loudly on drive (even on phone) or pavement at night or early morning.

Mr and Mrs Blair purchased this house in 2004

Why Mr and Mrs Blair chose London

This is in an ideal London location if you want easy access to the centre, but also want some peace after a long day sightseeing. You will have all the home comforts.

It is not a 'hotel' and please remember you won't find luxury, but what we hope is homely, comfortable and spacious rooms. You have everything you need within walking distance, pubs, restaurants, coffee bars, shops, parks, leisure facilities etc so if you choose to spend a day at home you are definitely not isolated.

This is a typical English town, where people live and work, and many people commute into London daily from here to work in the city.

What makes this house unique

Lots of choice - visit central London, stay local in a typical English town, or in 5 mins drive be in open picturesque countryside. Good public transport. If you are driving we are 15 mins to the M25, so access to Kent, Surrey and the South Coast is easy. You won't find the heavy smoke and congestion of inner London, and our area is very green, yet with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants. Starbucks, Cafe Nero or lots of independent coffee shops.

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Review from:

https://www.homestay.com/united-kingdom/london/41880-homestay-in-west-wickham-london#reviews
Sep 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Railway Hotel
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Langley Park
Nearest Train
120 Metres
West wickham
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M25
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Primadonnas, Marmaris and many more
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Brighton
Car: not necessary

Situated in Greater London 15 min drive from the county of Kent - the garden of England. Central London is 35 mins by train. The West Wickham train goes directly to London Bridge, Waterloo and Charing Cross which is within walking distance of National Gallery, Covent garden, Soho, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace and the West End. West Wickham is about 4 train stops to the DLR for connection to Greenwich and Docklands.

The Kent countryside is 15 mins drive. By car visit Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Chartwell House and Garden where Churchill lived, Downe House and Gardens, Christmas Tree Farm, High Elms Country park and more, also Brighton beach is less than one hour away by car.

Locally visit Cinema, Theatre, Swimming, Excellent Golf, Walking in Woods, Gambados and other indoor play areas for children. Several restaurants within 5-10 minute walk - pubs, pizza, award winning English restaurant, Asian, Italian, Turkish and more.

Other Activities: City (London) and countryside (Kent and Surrey) attractions, museums, castles, art galleries, stately homes, parks

Golf: There are several Golf courses nearby although you will need to check if there are available for occasional use.

The prestigious Langley Park Golf course backs onto the house and the entrance is less than 3 minute drive away. Beckenham Place Park is public and is 10 min drive. Hever golf and country club is approx 40 min drive. Driving range 10 min drive.There is a pitch and putt course which is good for children and adults, about a 5 minute drive away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in London in England

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sheets and towels removed and left in piles in bathroom. Please make sure wet towels are kept separate from dry used linen.
  • Please be quiet on the drive when coming in late at night or leaving early morning, no loud talking, revving engines, loud phone calls or singing
  • If you have created more waste (bottles, or rubbish) than is considered normal daily use please take to recycling in Sainsbury's car park.
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , en-suite to one bedroom - bath has shower attachment only
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fold up bed on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , fold up bed on request
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Cot available on request A single folding beds are available on request to make up 10 beds +2 . Total sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wheelchair accessible into the main bedroom, but the bathroom has step and the shower has a tray with a lip so access may not be possible. The room is small, so please check measurements with us before booking. We will do our best to accommodate where possible.

Reviews

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Spacious 5 bed family house, large garden, walk to train station and shops. wifi
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 23 reviews
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Ideal large accommodation in good location.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant hosts with very spacious accommodation. Excellent selection of toys and large garden with plenty of sun. Well served by affordable and convenient public transport. Very suitable for large families. We were 2 adults and five children from 10 - 2. Very happy with accommodation and would happily recommend and return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place in South London

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Wendy & John's place in south London. We were there for a family holiday (adults and children).

The children loved that there were toys and a trampoline outside. The patio was great to sit and talk after a day of touring.

The bedrooms placed over three floors were comfortable, and allowed privacy for everyone.

The train station was a short walk away to provide easy access for London touring (30-35 minute train ride).

Any questions we had, Wendy and John were both very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A very nice house and garden. We loved staying there! Friendly and helpful hosts. Easy to get to London by train. Would like to come back another time!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent choice! Very tidy and spacious house. Easily accommodated 6 adults and 5 kids. Link to Central London as described. Owners very helpful and friendly - despite we made some trouble on the first night- very sorry for this:).

I would definitely recommend this place.

Mira

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to meet you all - don't worry, it was no trouble. Hope you visit again. :)
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this home...description was accurate. We were a family of 8 and there was plenty of room. The owners were very accomodating,. Wendy brought us some traditional English desserts for us to enjoy our last night. Enjoyed our time!! Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house - a brilliant find!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Wendy and John! we really enjoyed our stay and appreciate your hospitality. The house was so homely and clean and had everything we needed with a very well equipped kitchen. My friends and I really felt at home and relaxed. We found the location very convenient and so easy to get the train into London but also enjoyed hanging out locally. We found a gem and will book again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests - I hope you return next time you come to London.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in London, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn
19 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
£3,200
 
 
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
£3,900
 
 
Easter holidays
24 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
£4,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
£3,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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