double room in comfy family home

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Melville Rd, Walthamstow, England E17 6QS, United Kingdom
Mirjam
Your host, Mirjam
17 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

We are a cosmopolitan family, husband (Turkish), son (British) and myself (German) in a very cosmopolitan neighbourhood with lovely restaurants, pubs (many of which are also fabulous music venues and one with an extraordinary little theatre attached to it), bars, and a great variety of shops.

We are a 20 minute bus ride (fast connection!) away from the Olympic parc and offer our lounge with sofa bed for two at the same conditions as the main room during the during the Olympic games (175 GBP per room) . You can also hire a bike from our local bike shop around the corner and cycle along the river Lee and the lovely Lee valley to the Olympic parc (20 min.).

We offer a "scrumptious breakfast" (I am quoting my son!), Mediterranean style if my husband is in the kitchen, more continental when I am in charge :-)

Our property is in a quiet road within 10 minute walk of the Victoria Line (Underground) and train station (direct link to Liverpool Street in the heart of the city). It is a five minute walk to Lloyd Park and the William Morris Gallery! The Lea Valley river and regional park with their great sports facilities can be reached within 20 minutes on foot.

Walthmstow village - a real gem - is only a 10 minute walk away and offers a variety of small places to eat out among which a highly recommendable Tapas bar with a Spanish chef right opposite an Italian restaurant that is also second to none (Italian chef!).

And: Our piano and WiFi connection are available to all ... as is the affection of Biscuit, our cat!

The Neighborhood

We live in a very cosmopolitan neighbourhood with lovely restaurants, pubs (many of which are also fabulous music venues and one with an extraordinary little theatre attached to it), bars, and a great variety of shops.

Walthamsto Village is a real "gem"!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $618 /week
Monthly Price: $1588 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Dear Mirjam, dear Hüssein,

    we greatly enjoyed our stay at your lovely place. Everything was perfect. The room was really cozy. The wonderfull breakfasts with nice conversations were always a great start in the day. Its nice to have such a quiet and relaxed haven in a buzzing city.
    Looking forward to staying with you again.

    We highly recommend Mirjam`s place for anyone looking for a place to stay in London.

    December 2013
  • Dear Mirjam, Dear Hüssein, Dear Tarkan, Dear Biscuit,
    it was a great experience being your guests. We enjoyed it a lot. The warm welcome, always a word or an answer for us. Time to speak about the world in General. Quiet nights, a wonderful cat who helps us missing our own cat. Good coffee in the morning. You are very attentive and relaxed. We recommend the stay to everyone! We always would come again.
    Have a good move! May all the hopes and wishes for the future come truth. hans + sabine

    November 2013
  • Thank you Mirjam and Hussein for a wonderful stay in Walthamstow! We especially appreciated the lovely breakfasts and warm, friendly welcome. The room was very comfortable and spacious and the house was easy to find from the underground station. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for a quiet, out of the way place to call home after a busy day of sightseeing in the hustle and bustle of central London.

    November 2013
  • Mirjam and her family were so welcoming and wonderful, our stay here was excellent!

    October 2013
  • We had a phantastic stay at Mirjam's home. Perfect room, brilliant hosts, first class breakfasts, calm nights, direct tube line to London centre. I highly recommend this room to every tourist going to London.

    October 2013
  • Mirjam and her family were great hosts! We felt very welcome and enjoyed our stay with them very much. Thanks again Mirjam.

    October 2013
    Mirjam
    Response from Mirjam:

    Thank you so much, Amie. I hope it all goes well for you and Mike in London.

    October 2013
  • We had an awesome stay with Mirjam and Husseyn. They were terrific and friendly hosts; and very accommodating and generous. We enjoyed many lovely conversations and they are a wonderful family.
    My daughter and I shared the double bed which was very comfortable. We had a bathroom down the hall, and the kitchen is downstairs. Breakfasts were great, omelets and toast and coffee and juice, or pastries and bread.
    While their home is not downtown; it is a 5 minute walk to the underground station and then a 20 minute ride on the Victoria line to major attractions.
    I highly recommend this place if you are OK with being a bit away from downtown. We did discover the daily market and the mall next to the bus and Underground stations, so you can easily find anything you need close by.

    August 2013
  • Ha sido un verdadero placer estar unos dias con la familia de Mirjan.
    Su casa es una confortable casa inglesa y está muy bien comunicada con el centro de Londres. Su marido, Hussein, nos atendió como un amigo y agradecemos mucho sus indicaciones para movernos por la ciudad y sus maravillosos desayunos con "clase de inglés" incluido. Gracias.

    August 2013
  • Family was friendly and helpful, room was big with comfortable bed, lots of food available for breakfast, easy walk to the tube (felt longer after sightseeing all day, but still an easy walk :) ) and generally a very enjoyable experience.

    August 2013
  • I can recommend this great bnb to everyone. We experienced great hospitality, helpfulness and cordiality from Mirjam, Hüysein and Tarkan. The accommodation is near to the tube, so that it is ideal to explore London. Thank you very much once again!!!

    July 2013
    Mirjam
    Response from Mirjam:

    It was really great having you guys around. You are welcome any time. Warm wishes, Mirjam

    July 2013
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Deutsch, English, Français, Português, Türkçe
School
University of Heidelberg
Work
The Open University
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I am Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of Department (Languages) in the Faculty of Edcuation and Language Studies at the British Open University. I have been living in London for most of my adult life and feel very much at home here. Having grown up in a vicarage back in Germany I am not only used to but throughly enjoy having people from all walks of life sharing my/our home. My husband, Huseyin, comes from a Turkish family where - like in many Mediterranean families - guests and visitors are not only always welcome but will be honoured and treated with respect. We are both very much looking forward to being your hosts.
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