10 minutes from Gatwick Airport

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Reigate, RH2, United Kingdom
John

Two Bedrooms are offered each with a double bed and en suite bathroom

Your host, John
39 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

Two Bedrooms are offered each with a double bed and en suite bathroom

The Space

I am 10 minutes from Gatwick airport and with pick up/drop off included in the tariff you will find the rural peace and quiet the ideal start or finish to your UK or overseas travel adventure.
TWO EN SUITE BEDROOMS ARE OFFERED in this converted barn so this would be ideal for families. Located in the countryside with fields and seclusion this is the rural heart of the South of England but also only 30 minutes from central London by train. Reigate nearby offers many features of interest including the Priory with Priory park, a Norman castle and many countryside walks on the North Downs.
Don't worry about early pick ups or drop offs, I am an early riser.
I enjoy the company of my Airbnb guests and finding out about their lives and travel plans.
There are other accommodations listed that are closer to Gatwick Airport and if the noise of jet planes at a busy 24 hour airport appeals then these alternatives are for you.

Interaction with Guests

A glass of wine in the evening and some conversation is always very pleasant.

The Neighborhood

The countryside with the birdlife and quiet.

Getting around

Redhill to London Victoria train service is about 10 minutes away by car and is fast and frequent.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • John is a wonderful host. His house is very pleasant. This location worked well for us so we were very lucky to spend 3 nights with such a charming host. We loved his bread, his fruit salad, our conversations, and everything about his place.

    July 2014
  • My husband and I had a lovely time with John and his girlfriend Judith. We had had a rough couple of days due to the cancellation of our flight back home because of a strike in the French airspace, and their dose of friendliness and hospitality coupled with a tranquil environment, was just what the doctor ordered!

    June 2014
  • John and Judith were super hosts and we received a very warm welcome. John's home is in a beautifully peaceful setting, complete with pond and weeping willow. He very kindly took us to and collected us from a wedding reception we were attending nearby. The breakfast was excellent, with top quality ingredients and home made bread and preserves. Our only regret is that we may not have been as entertaining as his previous guests - we may have to brush up on our Argentine Tango!

    June 2014
  • We are two very energetic, retired, Canadians and have just had our second
    visit to John's charming Airbnb. It's lovely to be met and/or taken to the
    airport or station by his welcoming, cheerful, self. His home is full of
    character, and the bedroom with ensuite bathroom is an immaculate,
    comfortable, haven. The fresh cut posy of flowers sitting on a trunk under
    the window was charming and being able to have a cup of tea at our leisure
    in our room was a big plus. John always responds right away to our emails
    no matter where he is. Did I mention that the real English breakfast will
    set you up for the day? John's the master of his domain, and can cook up a
    storm. We'll be back for certain.

    May 2014
  • Perfection! Ten out of ten - the highest rating possible earned by John and Judith for their wonderful reception, most comfortable room, excellent breakfast and generosity of spirit. We arrived late to be welcomed with a glass of wine and a cup of tea. Both John and Judith are consummate hosts, getting the right balance of hospitality and private space. Our room was everything we could have hoped for, with the most comfortable bed in years together with roomy en suite bathroom. Astonishingly, each detail was considered, down to the hand-picked flowers. We asked for a late breakfast, and never expected the delights of freshly cut fruit salad, cereals, sumptuous cooked breakfast of sausage, bacon, egg, tomatoes and John's secret mushrooms (delicious). This was accompanied by fresh orange juice and the best coffee in Surrey. Here, I should also mention John's home-made bread - and yes, I have managed to steal his recipe!

    Now, my review has been somewhat gushing, but every last drop was earned and justified. Would we stay there again? You bet!

    May 2014
  • John's house was a perfect place to stay the night before our flight the next morning from Gatwick. We had a warm, friendly welcome and then slept peacefully to be woken to the sound of birdsong in John's fabulous garden. My husband and I enjoyed a delicious fresh fruit salad and a beautifully cooked massive English breakfast. This was all topped off by a lift to Gatwick airport. John is an extremely friendly host with many interesting stories and he will go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay. When we return we will definitely stay longer than one night.

    May 2014
  • Wonderful area in which to stay, quiet and beautiful setting. Exceptional hospitality and thoughtfulness. We would highly recommend this to others.

    May 2014
  • John was an absolutely super host - we could not have asked for more. Following a nightmare journey to our destination John could not have made things easier for us. We settled very quickly thanks to great hosting skills and slept like logs too. And then there was the breakfast - full marks on every front and a great start to the day. As our first airbnb experience we could not have been happier with our choice.

    May 2014
  • We cannot speak highly enough of John and Judith. We enjoyed a great evening exchanging travel experiences, our worlds and wine. The best hosts we could have wished for in all respects. John helped us with a local walk and transfers. Spot on and thank you again :) Pete & Jan

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay with John and Judith in Reigate. Interesting company and great hospitality. Looking forward to our return trip in September this year, Claire and Bruce

    April 2014
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    Response from John:

    We had a wonderful stay with John and Judith in Reigate. Interesting company and great hospitality. Looking forward to our return trip in September this year, Claire and Bruce

    April 2014
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I am a happily retired aviation consultant who enjoys travel, cooking, photography, opera, pubs and my girlfriend Judith who lives about 10 minutes away.
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