Stylish ensuite bedroom in Essex

House - Private room · Meads Close, Ingatestone, CM4 0AF, United Kingdom

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A fantastic master bedroom with en-suite bathroom set in romantic village of Ingatestone, just 28 minutes by train away from London.

Please note that this room is currently let until May 2013, but I am happy to take bookings for summer 2013, - do inquire, even if the space looks to be unavailable. I have marked the room being unavailable from Jan to May 2013, simply because I don't know yet, if the current person in there wants to stay longer.

The master double bedroom comes with en-suite bathroom, and is large enough to put a baby cod or children's bed in, if required. The en-suite includes a toilet, shower and washbasin. Besides the double bed, there is a writing desk, sofa and small walk-in wardrobe in the room. Complimentary tea and coffee and a small fridge for milk is to be found in the walk-in wardrobe room.

There is free wireless access in the house and a shared desktop is also available if needed. If you come by car, there is free parking in front of the house.

If you are looking to accommodate a family or large group, up to 8 people, or if you just desire a retreat for yourself, my accommodation is ideal. For larger groups, the rooms would be divided as follows:

One master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, sleeping 2 plus 1, one double bedroom, sleeping 2, and one single bedroom, sleeping 1-2, and one single bedroom sleeping 1. Children under the age of 5 can be accommodated in the master bedroom and won't incur any charges.

On the first floor, is the second bedroom with one double bed, writing desk and cupboards. This bedroom includes a shared bathroom on the first floor with toilet, washbasin and shower/bathtub. Please note, if you require this room in addition to the master bedroom, check my other listing called 'Stylish room near London fab value' for availability.

The third bedroom is on the ground floor and comes with a single bed, if needed an extra airbed can be supplied. This extra bedroom, if required in your booking, will be calculated £10 per night per person and is only available if you book the master bedroom and the double bedroom. In addition, if required, I have a forth bedroom with a single bed, with the same booking conditions as above.

Ingatestone is about 35km away from central London, with antique and gift shops in the High Street, plenty of country pubs and a deer forest reached by foot. My house is both close to the local High Street and train station, reaching central London in 28 minutes - London Liverpool Street Station - or London Stratford in just two direct stops, taking less than 20 minutes, where you can connect with the London tube system.

A travelcard for London from Ingatestone costs £14.50 or just £12 at the weekend - Children under the age of 15 travel for around £3 - and includes all bus, underground and DLR for all London Zones. Please note that travelcards are only available after the rush hour, getting you into London around 10.30am. If you want to head away from London, Chelmsford is one stop away and cost about £5 return or you can directly head to Ipswich and other places on the South East coast, like Norwich. Places like Norwich, Ipswich and smaller stations in beautiful Suffolk are easily reached by train.

If you travel by car, there is free off road parking in front of my house, or you would be welcome to park on my small drive way.

Arriving in England:

Closest airport from my house are London Stanstead - I can arrange a pick up against a fee of £25

London Southend is easily reached by trains, conveniently the train station is right opposite the air terminal, trains to and from London Southend take about 30 minutes.

London Heahtrow can be reached by car in about 90 minutes, or two hours by train - Heathrow is in the West of London, my place is in the East, so hence this is the most furthest airport away to get to.

London Gatwick is about 90 minutes away by train. Please note that reaching London Gatwick from mine involves three train/bus changes and is therefore not convenient if you have a lot of luggage.

The accommodation suits anyone who wants to visit London, but does not fancy being right in the heart of a big city, or if you want to explore Essex country side. The house comes with a lovely south facing garden, providing a great retreat in the summer. If needed, I can arrange babysitting for the evenings - the London West End is reached in less than one hour with trains running to Ingatestone till about midnight.

Please use this booking if you like the luxury of staying in the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, or if you require more than one bedrooms. If you want to stay in Ingatestone, but are conscious of your budget, then please use my other listing which will enable you to book the cheaper bedroom on the first floor which comes with a shared bathroom.

I can arrange push bikes for your use, so that you can explore the local woodland area.

I have used Air B and B throughout my travels and will be happy to advise on travel tips for the local area or London.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: $17 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $424 /week
Monthly Price: $1323 /month
Security Deposit: $259
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Spacious, bright, stylish and comfortable room in a friendly, relaxed household. Dino the dog will be your best friend during your stay.
    Thanks to Martina and family for being made welcome.

    March 2014
  • Martina is an amazing and very polite host! She is very helpful, thoughtful and will do anything she can to make you feel at home. Very modern and lovely house as well. The location is nice and quiet but also close to London, which is great! Deano and her cats are so cute! We had so much fun staying at Martina's place! And we would totally recommend anyone to stay at Martina's trendy house! Thanks Again!!

    August 2013
  • Martina est une personne très accueillante. Elle nous a beaucoup conseillé et aidé lors de nos différents déplacements en (website hidden) maison est idéalement située pour aller à Londres. Il suffit de 10 minutes de marche pour se rendre à la gare, et 25 minutes après vous êtes à Liverpool Station.
    Nos enfants ont adoré Martina ainsi que son chien et ses chats!!!

    July 2013
  • Martina made us feel right at home, she made us feel like we were part of her family. She helped us with EVERYTHING!, she went beyond to help us on anything we needed, transportation, phone numbers, places to see. She was wonderful and her cute little dog Dino helped entertain my little boy and niece. It was a pleasure staying with her.

    September 2012
  • Si notre séjour en Angleterre a vraiment été formidable, c'est en grande partie grâce à Martina .C'est une personne charmante, chaleureuse, accueillante, délicate, attentionnée, toujours disponible et de bon (website hidden) maison est idéalement située dans un joli et paisible quartier (à quelques minutes seulement à pieds d'une jolie petite gare à 30 mn du centre de Londres) et décorée avec beaucoup de goût et de soin (tout à fait conforme aux photos !) et vraiment très, très agréable. Les petits déjeuners dans sa superbe cuisine étaient très copieux et variés. Nous sommes une famille vraiment ravie d'avoir partagé d'aussi bon moments en sa compagnie.

    September 2012
  • My brother and his friends were fortunate enough to stay at Martina's after I was unable to make it due to work. And they spoke so highly of the accommodation. From the cleanliness and modern interior of the property to the wonderful hospitality provided by Martina. She was even kind enough to provide some complimentary beers in the fridge in their room. They couldn't fault their stay with Martina - and we'll definitely return next year! Thanks again!

    August 2012
  • Bonjour,
    La maison de Martina était idéalement située pour nous rendre au parc olympique (2 stations) et au calme (grande maison agréable pour 7 personnes).De plus Martina nous a fourni de nombreux renseignements pratiques durant notre séjour.Nous garderons de bons souvenirs de ce séjour.

    August 2012
  • 5 star accommodation, perfect location, wonderful host, beautiful room. The house is clean, today and modern and the loft is very spacious with ample storage. The location is perfect for London, just a short commute into the city. Ingatestone is a lovely village with lots of trendy pubs and shops. Martina is the perfect host, lovely to talk to and very helpful. 10/10, highly recommended.

    March 2012
  • I have really enjoyed my stay here. The room is clean, tidy and very modern in a beautiful location. The house is set in a quaint village but is just on the doorstep to the hussle and bustle of London (there in 30mins) so you get the best of both worlds. Martina is lovely, very friendly and helpful, nice to chat to but also completely respects your space and makes you feel very welcome.

    I definitely reccommend staying here.

    March 2012
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Having traveled a lot through Europe, America and Asia, I love to host other travelers and make their stay as comfortable as possible. My passion is making hats, which I sell through my website and I also lend hat blocks to other milliners. I moved to the UK from Germany over 20 years ago and enjoy London's art, fashion and culture life. I have lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia, in Brussels, Belgium, where I worked for the European Parliament and currently work in central London. Having studied politics in the UK, my career has been focused on political lobbying. I have two grown up daughters, my oldest lives in Sydney, Australia, at the moment and my youngest lives in central London. My son, who is 17, still lives with me. He is currently studying Graphic Design. I love London and can give you lots of advice, in particular where to shop. I love films and galleries too, so happy to guide you through all the amazing galleries in London. If you fancy heading to the sea, its only an hour away from my house, I am surrounded by lots of charming country pubs and can recommend lots of places offering traditional British food.
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