About this listing
We enjoy having people from all over the world come and stay. We are fluent in Spanish and have some Italian and German language.
We are close to Epsom town centre and the railway station which you would never think looking at the pictures.
Hi, we are Paul and Jacquie and are happy to welcome you to Epsom. We are well travelled and speak fluent Spanish and some German.
We have a large detached house 12 minutes walk from Epsom train station (30 minutes to London Victoria or Waterloo station). The house is on the edge of the woodland of Epsom Common with lovely walks from outside the house.
We are happy to offer our spare double room. There is a shared family style bathroom and an additional private toilet with large mirror and basin.
Look out the window in the morning and you may see the local wild deer.
The room and house is most suited for an individual or couple looking for a quiet location in a lovely location within easy of reach of London and other locations in the South East of England.
The room is provided with bedding, access to a either a small or large lounge depending on availability, a conservatory dining room, some access to the kitchen for drinks and basic food preparation by agreement, and a lovely garden.
Unlimited Wifi internet is available throughout the house.
Epsom is known for its historic links to the Victorian spa era, and more recently to its famous horse racing at Epsom Downs. It is now a very popular and upmarket location for a global consultancy company, and as a pleasant commuter town to the centre of London.
Epsom offers a range of chain and independent shops, restaurants and other services, as well as the town centre cinema and Epsom Playhouse.
Epsom is very close to the route of the 2014 Olympic road race route.
Parking is available on the gravel track outside, and secure storage for bikes is available.
Epsom is easily accessible to the M25 (Leatherhead Junction9) four miles away, half an hour from Gatwick, and 45 minutes from Heathrow (both easily accessible by public transport of train and/or bus).
Local attractions easy to get to include: Wimbledon (for the tennis); Hampton Court Palace; and Kingston-upon-Thames
Breakfast will be provided if we are at the house, or left out for you to help yourself.
Double bedroom, bedding and towels.
Breakfast by arrangement.
Use of the kitchen.
Family style bathroom for baths and showers.
Private toilet with basin (not en-suite)
Interaction with Guests
We try to be here all the time when we have guests to help with information and assist when we can with transport if needed to the nearby rail station.
Epsom has been voted as one of the best places in England to live, and we agree!
We are exceptionally fortunate as we live close to the town centre but our back door comes out onto lovely Epsom Common with it's deer and foxes.
Epsom is famous for it's race course on the Downs and the centre of London is only 30 minutes away by train to Waterloo or Victoria.
Epsom Railway station is only 12 minutes walk away and the trains run every 15 minutes and take half an hour to the centre of London.
Leatherhead, Dorking, Guildford and Wimbledon are easily accessible by train.
The M25 is only 4 miles away by car.
Other Things to Note
The house is in a very quite location. We try to not disturb anyone between 11pm and 8am when possible.
No smoking in the house.
We provide slippers and ask people to leave shoes at the door.
We will consider allowing pets.
This was our first time using air b&b and we will certainly be doing it again. It was a very pleasant experience. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. It felt like home from home, relaxed, cosy and comfortable. The location is perfect for anybody wanting piece and quiet but at the same time easy access into Epsom town centre, which is a pleasant 10 minute walk away.
I regret to report that our experience did not live up to our expectations. We were disappointed to discover that the room was very small, with hardly any available cupboard space, and that we were sharing a bathroom with others in the house. The bed was also not particularly comfortable, being too soft and sagging at the edges. A continental breakfast was included, but the pastries were sadly not that fresh. However it is located in a nice quiet location.
On reflection perhaps we were unable to meet the expectations that are in keeping with a hotel rather than a homestay. There is a Travelodge nearby which does offer very large en-suite rooms. We do not advertise that we offer a private bathroom in this family house.
Breakfast that was agreed in advance was provided: coffee, orange juice, 2 chocolate and 2 all butter croissants (all eaten), 2 types of muesli, 2 types of jam, apples, bananas and yoghurt. Most of which was consumed. Whole grain toast was declined as too much. Our experience is that a continental breakfast is often a coffee and a small pastry so we feel the description in the review is not accurate of what was offered or eaten.
The photo of the room shows that there is not sufficient room to bring the two large suitcases into the room that you insisted on. Our guests who book a two night stay are provided with sufficient storage for a two night stay and leave large baggage in the conservatory as was our suggestion.
The bed is three months old with a memory foam mattress and does not sag, but it is memory foam and perhaps not suitable for people over a certain weight so we will assess feedback about it in the future.
Regrettably we did receive complaints from other people in the house about you, but we put this down to a lack of experience in airbnb homestays so decided to ignore this feedback in our review.
We hope you continue to try other airbnb locations and hope that your future experience lives up to your expectations.
Very pleasant hosts, helpful and well informed. Nice clean room in a quiet house and welcoming atmosphere.
This was a last minute booking for my son, made on the day of arrival. Paul responded very quickly, was very flexible and welcoming. My son had a lovely three day stay. The room was very comfortable, the house was well located and Paul was very helpful...thank you.
We had a great time in Epsom at Paul's place! It was an ideal spot for us to explore London and the the surrounding villages (thanks to tips from Paul). We were actually on our way from Dover to Cornwall, so Epsom was an ideal pitstop for us.
Thank you Paul for your quick response and interesting talks!
Excellent stay, Paul made every effort to ensure everything was great. Superb location and a very nice pub just 100m away!
Paul was a vey nice host. He even picked me up at the train station. Unfortunately he had to be away for part of my stay, so that I was by myself. The location of the house is really nice and quiet. However, it is a bit far out and walking back at night as a woman might worry. Anyways, for whom is not scared at night and does not need to have a host around all the time, I can recommend this place. Paul had some recommendations on where to eat and provided me with maps and information!