Ideal apartment for a small family of 3 (adaptable for other settings)
This property is our family residence in Hackney, East London. We let it out when we go on holidays. The flat is on the second floor (stairs only) overlooking the river Lea, a tributary to the Thames that runs through the Olympic Park. Hackney is a thriving and diverse East London Borough where you can enjoy a safe and authentic cockney experience. The flat is in a private development called Riverside Close, with friendly neighbours. You can get to central London Liverpool Street Station from Clapton Station (10 min walk) The ride takes approximately 10 minutes and the frequency during the week is 15 mins. There are plenty of bus services to central London from Lea Bridge Road (5 min walk) these will take a good half our that you could enjoy on the top deck of a london double decker. For nice restaurants and shops walk to Chatsworth road (10 min) where we can recommend the Creperie, a nice deli called the Epicure and Venetia Cafe. For the basics there is a mini supermarket a few yards away open until 11pm.
We are a creative couple with a 4 year old child, and love to spend time at home and entertain. This is an ideal flat for a small family but can also accommodate a couple and a third adult (see small bedroom description) Our flat is comfy with nice design objects and artwork. These are the key features:
-Wooden floor all over the house
-Child bedroom: single bed (could accommodates a light weight adult - child mattress) Small aquarium in the room. Fish need feeding every couple of days.
-Master Bedroom: Larger than usual double bed (1.60 X 2m), nicely decorated and fill of space for luggage under the wardrobes.
-Living area: fully open to the kitchen with view to the river Lea. You will see plenty of rowing as well as the typical london narrow boats going up and down the river. There is a 42" flat screen TV with sat. You can also use our new iMac to go online or you can also enjoy wi fi in all the flat.
-Kitchen: Cooker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher (the basics for cooking and entertaining.
-There is a washer/dryer in a cupboard in the corridor, where you will also find plenty of towels sheets blankets, etc. The flat is fully centrally heated and controlled by a thermostat for constant comfort during the day and night in the winter. There is no AC, but ehem... this is London. We have a fan but we never use it :)
If you drive: we have a designated parking for you to use
We hope we can host lovely people from around the world and facilitate a great experience in London! Good luck with your flat hunt
The whole apartment
Interaction with Guests
I will not be there, I will be available on the phone
It is quiet and and in Transport for London zone 2
Whilst there is no underground at walking distance there is an overground station 10 mins away and plenty of bus routes around the area
Other Things to Note
This is a family Home that we rent out when we are not in
We have a manual to facilitate the use of heating, TV, etc.
Please be considerate to neighbours and use the place reasonably.
My two friends and I had a wonderful time at Pedro's place...felt like home :)
The place is at 30 minutes from Central London, so it's basically a place where you come back at night and have a rest and nice sleep. The area is very quiet, with a pub at about 10 minutes walk.
The place was lovely, clean and tidy, you can find any thing you want, very close to the river (5 meters from your window), there is a good connection of buss to central London, I would recommend Pedro's place for every body seeking calm atmosphere and charming nature.
The staying at Peter's house was comfortable, how clean and tidy made our stay much more enjoyable. We drove so having a parking lot available was a huge plus. It was like be at home and definitly recommend it!
Me and my family had a great time in London and could not have picked a better place to stay. Pedro’s place was amazing; Very clean, modern, and easy to get to via train and bus. It made for a great experience while visiting London. Pedro was very responsive to all my communications before, during, and after our visit and provided me with so much information about areas for me to check out while there. I had a great experience overall and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay while visiting London.
SPECIAL OFFER: DECEMBER £45 PER NIGHT
We are a small family of three: Husband, Wife and four year old boy. My name is Pedro and I am an architect, Ines is an Artist and Felipe, well, he is a sweetie pie. We let our flat through Airbng when we go on holidays. Our home will suit a small family like ours. We love to travel and stay at other people's home we believe this gives you a more in depth experience of a place.
SPECIAL OFFER: DECEMBER £45 PER NIGHT