"The Constant Gardener" movie home single bedroom

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Private room in residential home hosted by Bruce

1 guest, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 shared baths
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Built in 1919, Rosslyn is one of Nairobi's oldest and most special surviving homes. Set in 2 acres of private gardens we are close to UN, Village Market and Westlands. We have 2 singles, 1 double & 1 bathroom with separate listings on Airbnb

The space
Rosslyn is one of the oldest character homes in Nairobi and it has been our family home for more than 50 years.

We offer bed and breakfast in a cosy single bedroom, 'Elizabeth's Room', in our historic home.

Next to your bedroom is the shared bathroom (only if we have other guests or family) with original claw foot bath, hand held shower, toilet and basin.

Full English breakfast is a house specialty, fresh fruit, tea or freshly brewed fine Kenya coffee, cooked breakfast with our own free range eggs, toast, marmalades, muesli/oats/porridge are all available. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know at time of booking.

Rosslyn was used as the home and garden of 'The Constant Gardener' 2005 drama thriller film starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz who won an Oscar for her role.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer
Bathtub
Shared patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Nairobi, Kenya

Thigiri, or New Muthaiga, was until the 1970s a large coffee estate when it was sold for residential 1 acre plots. Our home, Rosslyn, preceeding the development, was built by Andy Anderson, a hunter, in 1919.

Rosslyn is a 5 minute drive to the Village Market, 7 minutes to the United Nations offices at Gigiri (more at peak times), 10 minutes to Westlands, 20 minutes to downtown Nairobi, 45 minutes to JKIA International Airport and Wilson Airport. These last 3 times increase at peak traffic times.

If you need a taxi we can arrange one for you at reasonable rates.

We are close to the beautiful Karura Forest which offers hundreds of hectares of safe walking, running, biking. Small antelope and monkeys can be seen.

Hosted by Bruce

  1. Joined in February 2014
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Hi! I'm Bruce, Kenyan British, born and grew up in Kenya, educated in England before moving to New Zealand for 20 years where I was in business. I'm married with 2 adult daughters and have lived in Kenya, England, France and New Zealand. I love traveling, walking, keeping fit, red wine and good food, cycling & renovating old houses. I do yoga and meditate. It's a real pleasure having people who appreciate the history and character of our homes choose to come and stay with us. We look forward to your visit.
Hi! I'm Bruce, Kenyan British, born and grew up in Kenya, educated in England before moving to New Zealand for 20 years where I was in business. I'm married with 2 adult daughters…

During your stay

You can chose your level of interaction; keep your privacy or join whoever of the family are in our home at the time.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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