|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Stay in a slice of history - this London apartment is in a listed house (built 1850) in a family-friendly conservation area. Easy access to tourist cultural and historical attractions of the city centre but also to historical south east England with Leeds castle, Hever Castle, steam railways and many fine walks. 5 min. walk from historic Crystal Palace park with its famous Victorian dinosaurs and National Sports Centre is a 5 mi.n walk. 2 min. walk to excellent world-food restaurants/cafes and large supermarket. The apartment is in the most prestigious area of historic Crystal Palace. The house is one of the oldest and most striking in the Crystal Palace area and can be seen in the impressionist painting of Pissarro (called Fox Hill). At the highest point in south London, the apartment has views over south London. Leafy green walks are close by yet frequent trains take 15-25 min. into the city centre for museums, clubs, and shows.
Crystal Palace is a lovely area full of restaurants and family-friendly bars with great views of central London. We love living here.
We very much enjoyed our stay in this Crystal Palace flat.It is exactly as described and is close to restaurants,shops,the supermarket,and wonderful Crystal Palace Park.The owner was pleasant and helpful.We would definately stay here again.
Excellent dinning, public transport (bus, train), grocery shopping, and park within walking distance. Kitchen with oven/stove combination, large sink, and fridge inside the flat. Washer on premises. Great value for the money.
Owners left for family emergency without ever informing us of that fact or having a contigency plan and as a result several issues that cropped up were not dealt with in either timely manner or at all. There was no hot water or heat on second night and in general the room was severly underheated during our stay. There is no thermostat or any sort of control in the room and the radiators are on a timer. There are no electric heaters like in an upstairs unit. This was not disclosed prior to our stay. We got sick as a result towards the end . The room is draftly as well, bed keeps falling apart, and few applicances are nasty (toaster, hot pot).
The location and the price set this one apart, but when things go wrong you cannot count on the owners to handle the matter properly or in speedy manner. It is hard to believe these issues did not appear before and the impression is one of owners knowing about the problems but not taking steps to prevent them from occuring or mediating them. Recommended for warmer months, avoid in colder weather.
Our stay at the apartment was great!! The location was great and the owners, Stuart and Vivienne, allowed us to park our car on the property so we didn't have to worry about where to park. The room was warm and comfortable and the view of the garden was also very nice. We also had a fun time making our own meals and going shopping at Sainsbury's which was only a few minutes away. We would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends. We plan on coming back every year!! Thank you again, Stuart and Vivienne!!
My husband, myself and our 19 year old daughter stayed here for 2 weeks and found it very comfortable and cosy. What a nice surprise that on our first morning, we awoke to see a fox in the garden. It truly is "Fox" Hill. Please take the owners advice and at least upon your arrival, take the taxi from the train station to the house. Though not a long walk, for 4 pounds the driver will show you how to get there and back from the station and will also save you the trek up the steep incline, hence the "Hill" part of the address. There are other ways to get there without treking up the hill. The bathroom is seperate from the apartment, half a flight down, but is private, sufficient and quite modern. We were able to shop at Victoria train station each evening for our dinner and breakfast supplies and the kitchen was supplied well for our needs. It was pleasant to just relax in the evenings, watching tv and surfing the internet after a long day of chasing trains and tubes. The cross ventilation we had from the big windows each evening made for perfect sleeping conditions. If you're looking for a nice place to use for home base in the evenings while doing the tourist thing during the day, I couldn't recommend a better and more economical place to stay. The owners were very responsive to all inquiries before our arrival and after. Very friendly people. The house was quiet, although we're fairly certain there were other people staying there, though they were rarely heard at all. We loved it so much we plan to return again in a year or so with friends. I forgot to ask while we were there if it was another apartment adjoining via the hallway that maybe a larger party could also rent. That could be nice to know if it is so. All in all, the rental was exactly as described. More updated pictures would be nice because the room is much nicer than it appears in the pictures and the garden is lovely and the main entance into the apartment from outside is charming. It was "home" for 2 weeks that we will never forget!
The Fox Hill, Crystal Palace apartment was a pleasure to stay at. It had all the amenities and furnishings we needed for a long-term vacation stay. We enjoyed using the kitchen and the ecofriendly, electric stove. Some of the antique decor gives it a very charming appearance. The cable on the television was also an added bonus. It often premiered good movies. A very useful bedside radio clock, with ipod facilities, dressing table, breakfast/dining table with chairs. The sofa and bed were very comfy, and the temperature of the room was never an issue. There were extra heaters available to us for those cold days/nights too.
For those wanting to save a pound/buck, and especially for those who lose value in currency to the pound, it's furnished with all the kitchen appliances you need to make the occasional dinner/lunch at home without incurring restaurant costs and the grocery store is only within walking distance.
The location is as described, situated in a safe, peaceful residential area, only about a 10minute walk from the train station. The trains operate frequently and central London is only 20/30 minutes away.
The correspondence between the owners was very pleasant and helpful. They were always at hand when we needed any assistance.
Overall, our stay was enjoyable and we'd highly recommend it to future travelers!
Nice Big room, couches, bed and kitchenette are all in same room.
A little noisy as you can hear people talking and walking around in other parts of the house. But to be expected in an old house.
Bathroom was outside of the room in a share hallway and needs updating. It was freezing, the breeze that came from the the old window blew stronger than the heater + there never seemed to be enough hot water, it would shut off during every shower.
But that being said the location was good, about 20-30 minutes by train/bus to downtown London.
Grocery store within walking distance.
We had a fabulous trip to London!
Good place to stay when working within a tight budget.
Crystal Palace is very family-friendly. Eating out at restaurants and cafes in Crystal Palace is a must with excellent food from all regions of the globe. Crystal Palace park is the place to work up an appetite or for the more sedate, antique hunting is always good fun. South East England offers access to field and forest (e.g. the famous Winnie The Pooh Ashdown Forest) and a slice of history (Leeds Castle and Hastings where Normans and Saxons slugged it out) yet central London is only 20 min. away with its famous historical and theatrical landscape.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rates include towels, linen, etc. No breakage deposit; we know that accidents can happen.