About This Listing
Well furnished double bedroom in four bedroom semi detached family house - Smoking is not acceptable in the house at any time but can be accommodated in the Garden. Easy access to Heathrow ( 20 minutes on Picadilly line) also central London - free use of Wifi. Use of TV with cable channels in communal lounge - use of kitchen at any time with all essentials including dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Tea, Coffee and help your self continental breakfast supplied. For those who have to work there is a large dining table and guests are welcome to work on this.
Shared bathroom with max two other people. Separate downstairs toilet also.
Just a reminder that everything is cleaned on a regular basis, rooms all cleaned and linen changed before each visit and bathrooms cleaned and checked daily. There are lots of animals around and it is a home, so if you are looking for hotel level accommodation it is not for you. The price is kept low to reflect this.
The house is in a safe tree lined road in family area close to all transport and main roads. Parking is not controlled. Friendly host with international outlook. Children can be accommodated and the area has good parks and child friendly areas. The house has a large kitchen area and the garden is large for London.
This house is not for people who don't like animals. There are three cats that hang around the house when it is cold. Outside mostly during the summer. 12 Chicken that definitely do live outside, although are tame so can be hand fed for the fun of it. There is also an golden labrador called Tammy - that is only in the house when owner is in, She is 5 years old and very friendly, loves everyone.
Pets can be accommodated but must be pre booked and must be well behaved and fit in with the other animals!
There are currently two full time lodgers in the house Richard 19 who has been a family friend since he was 5 and also one other room is let to a single person.
Guests have access to the kitchen at all times and can use the TV, the lounge and the garden whenever they wish. The Kitchen is large and open plan and guests are welcome to use the table to work on.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the house but do work full time - leave in the morning around 9 and get home at a similar time. Open to chatting and happy to help with any planning of visits etc.,
There is loads of public transport - Buses go to Richmond, Kew Gardens and other great attractions while the Underground heads into Central London and out to Heathrow.
Under no circumstances will smoking be tolerated on the property at any time.
Linda was an awesome host. The room was exactly as described. She gave us space when we wanted but was also eager to provide any advice on things to do. Would definitely stay here again!
Linda's home just a short walk from the Picadilly line was perfect for getting to/from both the airport and central London. She was not at home when we arrived, but getting in on our own was a breeze with her instructions, and she was quick to make sure we had everything we needed. Linda also provides breakfast basics like cereal & milk, as well as space in the kitchen to store your own groceries. Comfortable bed and plenty of room -- all we needed for a few days!
Linda's home is well located in a quiet location with about a ten minute walk to two tube stations on the Piccadilly line giving easy access to both London and Heathrow. Nearby are also shops, and pubs and restaurants offering good meals. The upstairs room was comfortable and well furnished. Use of the kitchen diner was convenient and Linda kindly provided some breakfast staples which was a bonus. Linda is a busy lady, but still had time to chat with us and offer suggestions. We enjoyed her company and that of her menagerie; especially Tammy the labrador. If I had known that there were two boarders in the house, I probably would not have booked it, but in reality it was not a problem and added a family feel to the home.
I stayed at Linda's B&B as an 'in-between flats' solution and had a fabulous stay. Linda was a great hostess - she was warm and welcoming, and absolutely nothing was too much effort. She respected personal space but at the same time was happy to have a good chinwag over a bottle of vino.
The atmosphere was totally relaxing, and Tammy, the white labrador, a personal favourite... closely followed by Jak Jak the black cat. There was a tranquil 'country-feel' which I never would have expected in Zone 3 London (nearest tube with very convenient Piccadilly line into London about a 10mins slow walk).
The bedroom and bathroom were spotless, and the bed super comfortable. An added bonus was the use of the kitchen (with own cupboard space) and appliances, as well as the lounge/dining room. Breakfast was self service and a large variety on offer. Linda was quite prepared to source any specific breakfast food I wanted - which I didn't take her up on, but the offer was appreciated.
All and all I had a fantastic stay and great value for money. Thanks so much Linda. I'm looking forward to another visit or at the very least a meet-up with you and Tammy!
Linda was an awesome host. She was super friendly and provided light breakfast for us to start the day. She even left us a box of chocolate crisp upon our arrival. Her place was about 10 mins away from the Northfield metro stop and the line takes you into central London in about 30 mins. The room was decent size and the bathroom was shared with two other males who rent from Linda. It would have been nice if it was a tad bit cleaner. Thanks again Linda!
I feel very sad that Ying though that everything was not as clean as it could be - but summer has not yet arrived and so pets do come in with muddy feet and do moult at this time of the year - that said I do try to keep everything clean - everything goes through the dishwasher and washing machine and before this comment everyone does seem to have commented it is clean - so perhaps it is just levels of expectation. Certainly if people want a shiny new house - its not here!
Linda's home is clean, friendly and relaxed.
The bed is super comfy and the area is quiet - so makes for a good nights sleep.
The area is convenient for getting into London or the airport and transport services are easily accessible.
The pets are charming and the house has a lovely homely vibe. Great value for money and highly recommended.