Cosy light room in Zone 2 (Oval)

Apartment - Private room · Hackford Rd, London, England SW9, United Kingdom
Your host, Sky
38 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

The flat is in a quiet residential street off Clapham Road and between Oval and Stockwell tube stations. It’s approximately 5-10 minutes walk to Oval Cricket Ground and approx.15-20 minutes walk to Vauxhall and the river.
As well as the two tube stations (Oval is on the Northern Line; Stockwell is on the Victorian and Northern line), there are a couple of bus-stops within a few minutes walk where you can catch a number of buses able to take you into the centre of town and elsewhere incredibly quickly. Vauxhall overground station is also nearby.

There are two local supermarkets open until 11pm and a garage nearby.

Within walking distance there are two lovely pubs – The Fentiman Arms and The Canton Arms and a short bus or tube ride (one stop) will take you into Clapham, Kennington or Brixton where there are loads of bars and restaurants. A slightly longer bus ride (20 minutes or so) will take you into the heart of the West End.

I’ve lived in London all my life so will be happy to give as much advice as I can.

Perfect for a woman/man travelling alone, this is a private room which has a lovely comfortable single bed (standard UK size), cotton sheets and duvet. Extra covers available if you need them. The room isn’t large so probably not great if you are coming with loads of luggage but there is a wardrobe with drawers and a large sash window. Towels and hairdryer provided. Television/DVD player in the room with Freeview and free internet access (subject to download limit) also available.
There is also an iPod/iPhone dock with speakers.

Your private room is in a shared 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, centrally heated, period apartment. There are only three flats within the building and my neighbours are very nice. I live in the other bedroom. There are no pets. You are welcome to cook/use the kitchen (which has a large table) (shared) while you are here and there will be space in the fridge and a shelf in a cupboard for any groceries you purchase. At the moment, the living room is not accessible. The bathroom has a bath and shower (shared). If you are wanting something modern and snazzy, this probably isn't the place for you but it is comfortable and cosy and as it’s on the top floor (two flights up), there is no one living above. It is also incredibly bright.

A washing machine, free for guests staying longer than 4 nights. Otherwise £3 per load. (There is no dryer but there is a drying rack for hanging up clothes which can be set up in the kitchen). There is also the use of an iron and ironing board.

Do note that I do not include breakfast in order to keep the price of the room down but you can help yourself to tea and coffee.

It is worth buying an Oyster card when you arrive as it will save you money on public transport.

I also have guide books and restaurant guides which you are free to borrow.

I work nearby so contact me about when you would like to arrive and when you are planning on leaving and I will try to accommodate you as best as I can.

* The bathroom is small but functional.
*No smoking inside the flat
* My flat is outside the congestion charge zone but there are residential parking restrictions from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm if you have a car.
* I'm afraid I have had to charge a security deposit in case of lost keys etc.

If you need any more information, please get in touch and I would be happy to write back!

Also would you very kindly not book the room before I have confirmed the dates are free.

Do note that I can only accept reservations from people who have a completed profile and photo and at least two types of verification.

Thanks very much.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $132
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • If you are staying in London this is hands down the best place to stay. Sky a great host, very accommodating and very, very helpful whenever you have a question about London (especially the transit) I would recommend this place to any and everyone

    June 2014
  • It was perfect. She was very nice and kind.
    The room is clean and cozy. I liked that :)

    June 2014
  • If you need a place to stay in London then I highly recommend to stay at Sky's. Her place is located in a quiet area with easy access/commute by bus or tube. Sky is adorable and so is her aunt. Her place has all the things you need for a good stay (wifi, city guides, iPhone charger, towels, keys, etc) and the bedroom is indeed cosy.
    I really loved her place and I would definitely stayed there again.

    June 2014
  • Sky est très sympa et serviable. La chambre est petite mais parfaite et l'appart est idéalement situé dans un quartier calme. Le métro est à 10 min mais le bus à seulement 2min. Idem pour un magasin ouvert de 7h à 23h. Bref c'était parfait pour mon séjour de 15 jours.

    Sky is very friendly and helpful. The room is small but perfect and the apartment is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood. The metro is at 10 minutes but the bus at only 2min. A store opened from 7am to 23h is also at 2min. It was the perfect place for my 15 days stay.

    May 2014
  • Best place to stay if you are planning to visit London! Good location and great host!

    May 2014
  • Sky est très sympathique , bon accueil , appartement très propre , je me suis fait mon thé dans la cuisine pas de problème.
    Il faut marcher une dizaine de minutes pour rejoindre le Metro (Stokwell) Victoria Line direct pour rejoindre le centre Oxford Street...
    Rapport qualité/prix excellent pour Londres

    May 2014
  • I would recommend the room to everyone, both tourists and professionals. Great location, cosy house and amazing host. Sky is extremely nice and helpful. I'll definitely consider to book the room again, if I happen to go back to London.

    May 2014
  • I had a great stay, Sky was very friendly and really helpful all the time! I strongly recommend this to anyone travelling for business or pleasure.

    April 2014
  • This room is in a great location for visiting the sights of London and is also handy if you have a vehicle, as you can park nearby overnight without any problems.
    Sky is a great host, good to chat with and always helpful!

    February 2014
  • Sky was a fantastic host! I had to change my itinerary around a bit due to flight changes but Sky was understanding. The flat is in a great spot with easy access to bus and trains to everywhere.
    I wasn't there a lot due to running around being a tourist but when I did see Sky she would check to make sure everything was ok and had a few good tips when needed too. Would love to stay again!

    December 2013
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