Spacious self-contained 4-storey Victorian wing (nb not the entire house as in outside photos), sleeps 9 comfortably, up to 12 with squeeze using mattresses in communal spaces. Secluded walled courtyard & garden, private entrance, amazing views across the Common to nearby Wimbledon Village. Sky/Apple TV incl sky sports. Recently refurbished. Free parking right outside door.
A short 5 minute walk to Wimbledon Village with beautiful views over the pond on Wimbledon Common towards the Village and very close to Cannizaro Park and Hotel. You have your own private entrance, courtyard garden and front door. Wimbledon is a popular, lively district, and only a 17 min train ride into central London(Waterloo). The wing is self-contained and mainly kept for our guests and is in an excellent state of decor and cleanliness. There are 3 rooms with double beds, 1 room with twin beds that can also change to a double, plus a study with a single bed (smallish so not suitable for large adult male probably!). An extra 3 mattresses can be used in communal areas, but will be a squeeze. It is ideal for large families with babies/children and grandparents. Children's toys and books aplenty.
(Sorry - recent changes to the Airbnb site have made some of our photos blurred - working on it!)
At the most it can take groups up to 12 (just!), having 3 extra proper mattresses and bedding that can be put in any of the bedrooms. High chairs, stair gates, changing station and travel cots also available. (Please note it is arranged on 4 storeys, so not ideal for disabled) 4 hairdryers provided. The wing is connected to the rest of the part of our house on the ground floor, so we are able to hear each other a bit occasionally but the double-doors between us are locked and sound-proofed so there is no interaction.
The wing is the front right-hand third of the house as you face it (see photo). 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus extra toilet, sitting room with Sky/Apple TV, own kitchen/diner with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, study room with computer and printer or could be a 5th single bedroom. You have your own separate entrance. Wifi, large collection of DVD's, retro arcade machine and table football. One bedroom is a lovely large guest suite, the other 2 smaller but with great views over the common, all with comfortable beds. Basement double room also comfortable for a shorter stay, albeit located in kitchen communal area. Towels, linen, toilet paper, soap all provided. As well as some basics in food cupboards like condiments, oil, herbs. Small secluded courtyard garden and long thin front garden as shown in the photos. Parking on the side street is available using our guest permit for 2 or more cars. At worst you might have to park 100m away but normally you can park right outside the front door.
Interaction with guests
The wing is linked to the rest of the house by double-thickness doors which will be kept closed and locked. We (couple plus teenage kids) will be in the rest of the house but we will respect our guests' peace and privacy at all times.
Other things to note
The house is the former home of 'Sound of Music' star, Julie Andrews.
No extra guests over-night if not booked. If you're running late checking in or out, please contact us in advance so we know. We would ask for no very loud noise after 10 pm but normal conversation, TV etc is no problem. If you are intending on having some type of celebration and will be noisy after 10 that is usually not a problem if you arrange before booking, but it's not a suitable venue for full-on parties for younger guests with large numbers. We certainly don't mind crying babies, noisy kids at any time! As parents, we know they don't have a volume button! You can hear very little through the double doors anyway.
Sorry - no dogs - some future guests might have allergies. Smoking strictly outside only.
Check in is flexible if requested, but we would expect you to check in after 3pm and have checked out before 11am. If you would like longer or earlier just ask. Normally it won't be a problem but we need notice, thanks.
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