BLUE ROOM Classic Town House Zone2

House - Private room · Holmewood Gardens, London, SW2 3RS, United Kingdom
Francien

The BLUE ROOM has a comfortable king bed size supplied with smooth ironed bed linens, fluffy soft towels and plenty of storage. It is on the first floor next to the drawing room, a relaxing cosy room, perfect to be in after a hectic absorbing day.

Your host, Francien
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The BLUE ROOM has a comfortable king bed size supplied with smooth ironed bed linens, fluffy soft towels and plenty of storage. It is on the first floor next to the drawing room, a relaxing cosy room, perfect to be in after a hectic absorbing day.

The Space

A true urban oasis and bolt hold in bustling London Town. This period Victorian property has 2 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms and a lovely live in landlady and a cat. A delightful tranquil living room on the first floor and a huge kitchen/dining area that opens onto an enchanted secret garden.

A single bed can be added for the 3rd occupancy for £25.

Guest Access

There are : flat screen digital HDTV, Apple TV, dvd player, wireless broadband, dishwasher, micro wave oven, washing machine and a medium size fridge are available for your use. There are guide books & what to do suggestions such as what on in galleries and museums and other reading books for leisure.

You are also welcome to use the drawing room and kitchen for light meal, snack, tea and coffee but no cooking.

Ample parking places around the park at the front of the house.

Toys and children books are also available as well as high chair and baby travelling cot.

Interaction with Guests

Once you booked we provide you with tips on how to get to the house from any airport, St Pancrass International, on Oystercard for economically use of London transport and websites of places of interests by email.

On arrival a tour of apartment.

Most morning I will be having breakfast with you, there when we can converse on whatever topics appeal to you but the main thing is about London and its surroundings: what, how, why and when.

We invite you to come talk with us at any time.

The Neighborhood

Brixton Village has a great artisan market with fresh quirky restaurants and vintage clothing and craft shops, an independent cinema, coffee shops and a big department store in it's centre. Its residential streets are beautiful leafy rows of terraced houses with convenience stores on every corner. Enjoy the best of both worlds being in a vibrant local neighbourhood yet close to the centre of London within 15- 20 mins away by tube or train and with lots of buses past all major sights too.

Brockwell Park is a stone's throw away, where you can admire the views of the City, West End and the London Eye (South Bank) and the Docklands.
Free street parking at the front of the house.

There are caffes, restaurants, supermarket, pharmacies and corner shops 200 - 250 metres away from the house.

A big communal park right at the front of the house with ample parking places.

It (email hidden) neighbourhood.

Getting around

The location is ideal for fast commuting to any part of the city on any mode of public transport. Brixton Tube has fast tubes into Victoria, 4 stations away, within 12mins and to Oxford Circus 6 stations away within 15mins. There are 4 overground train stations to all parts of London and beyond all less than a mile from the house. The train lines are Connex, Thames Link, Southern and SouthEast. There are also 8 buses to all parts of London from our front door going to ALL major sights on a single bus ride (London Eye, Big ben, Westminister Abbey, Downing St, Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Covent Garden, Oxford-,Regent-, Carnaby Street, Marble Arch, Hyde Park and Paddington Basin as well as to Waterloo-, Liverpool Street-, London Bridge-, Blackfriars-, Euston-, King's Cross and St Pancrass International Station.

Other Things to Note

There is a great supermarket just metres from the apartment for snacks, sandwiches and ready cooked meals and should you need to have them in the diner/kitchen, you are welcome but no cooking.

Middle size fridge in the kitchen is for your use.

You are welcome to make coffee or and tea at any time.

On the other direction to Brixton is Streatham, which has many restaurants, supermarkets, post office, charity shops and a library.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $132
Cleaning Fee: $26
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • My parents stayed at Francien's for 3 nights, and despite the language barrier(just my dad talks little English) they have been really happy of the experience! Thanks Francien!

    June 2014
  • Staying with Francien was a great experience for us! Room was very clean, bed comfortable and big, so we had a really good rest. Every morning she prepared for us a delicious breakfast and made sure we had everything we needed.
    She is really helpfull in giving advices on what to see in London and how to get everywhere without any problem.
    Neighbour is really calm and clean. Great advantange is the location from which we had direct connections by bus to city center in only 25min.
    By staying in tipical English home, decorated in vintage style you really experience the English lifestyle.
    Thank you Francien for making our stay really, really pleasant!
    Best, Maja & Jani (Slovenia, Ljubljana)

    May 2014
  • Francien is a splendid host. Our experience with this B&B started before we arrived with great communication from Francien and speedy responses to all of my questions. The room was clean and the sheets smelled wonderful. It was so nice to have a common living room to sit in at night and not feel the need to stay in our bedroom. Francien made a real effort to include everyone in the conversation at breakfast. She even worried if my teenager was not eating. To top it all off, our cab did not show up on time on the morning we were leaving for the airport. Francien loaded all of our bags in her car and took us to the closest tube station that permitted us to reach the rail. I recommend this B&B highly. Sandy

    July 2013
  • Francien is an amazing hostess and her home is clean, beautiful, and situated in a charming neighborhood. There were other guests coming in and out throughout our stay and we had a good time meeting them. The location about a mile south of Brixton station was convenient as many buses went directly to the main parts of downtown London or connected with the Underground. The room was comfortable and the shared bathroom was clean. Francien was extremely helpful in recommending restaurants and sights and a fun an interesting person to talk to. Definitely recommended!

    June 2013
  • Warm, welcoming and friendly - what a way to start a stay. Francien was the perfect host. We got to enjoy hospitality and the freedom of coming and going as we pleased. Very comfortable facilities. The area was quiet and peaceful yet easy to get to via the Brixton tube lin and a short bus trip up the road. Love those Oyster cards. The two speical hosts, Billy and Coco (the house cats) were always up for a scratch behind the ear. Don't know any other 5 star hotel that has that.

    May 2013
  • We stayed 4 days in London and it was perfect ! The room and the bathroom are very clean. We have never slept in a si good bed ! Francien is a host very nice and helpful. She explained us how travel easily in London, what visit to do... Her house is very good situed.. Only 20' by buses to be in center Town ( big Ben, piccadilly circus...). We have never waited the Common transport over 3-4 minutes!!
    Iwe retien

    May 2013
  • We had such a lovely stay with Francien. The house is so comfortable and our room was great. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Fantastic breakfast. And Francien was a brilliant host.

    April 2013
  • Just like staying with an old friend - such a friendly welcome, it felt like home from home. Thank you Francien

    October 2012
  • A very pleasant stay in a hospitable friendly house. The bed very comfortable and the bedrroom quiet.. Francien very welcoming and Holmedale Gardens very handy for London - a bus down Brixton Hill to Brixton Station (Victoria Line)

    Enjoyed the pleasant living-room and the plentiful books.

    October 2012
    Francien
    Response from Francien:

    So sorry I didn't meet you Ale and Chris. According to Miranda you are as much as Brixtonians as us. Hope to see you both soon.

    October 2012
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Francein's house. Her house is very comfortable and full of character. The room was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. The atmosphere was very welcoming. Francein is a wonderful host. Her house is in a very good location, easy to access from Gatwick airport and easy to get to the heart of London. I would definately stay there again and recommend to anyone who is visting London. Thanks very much for an enjoyable stay.

    September 2012
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Bahasa Indonesia, Deutsch, English
School
Erlangen Nuremberg Universitat, Germany, London South Bank University, London, UK
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Hi I am Francien! I love the great city I have called home for the last 38 years and enjoy discovering new places in it every day. I am originally from Indonesia and the travel bug still strong in me as I love exploring new places and cultures. I have been to Indonesia, Germany, Jordan, Turkey, Spain, Italy, India, France, Sri Lanka and Portugal all in the last 5 years! And with airbnb I can keep learning of people and places even if it is from the comfort of my living room or kitchen. As they say " kitchen is the heart of a home". I am happy to share my home and have lots of handy tips for you to make the most of your time and budget. I invite you to come and stay with me in my comfortable London Victorian Terraced home that is directly opposite a big park and well connected to all parts of the city. Please feel free to ask me any questions, practical or fun, to get the most out of your visit before and during your stay. 'He who is tired of London, is tired of Life' - Dr Samuel Johnson 'Do not impose on others what youself do not desire' - Confucius
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