About this listing
1 of 3 rooms, let to cast & crew performing in the Southend theatres. Non theatre professionals are welcome when no tours are in town. Reduced rates for theatre pros ONLY, as all 3 rooms are let - please request a booking & I'll send Special Offer.
This listing is for Room Two - the middle of the three rooms available in my home, which is just a 7 min stroll from Cliffs Pavilion & a 17 min walk from the Palace Theatre.
The whole of the upper floor is for the sole use of my theatre folk guests, offering 2 large doubles & one small double, all with TV/DVD combi & tea/coffee making facilities.
There is a bathroom on this floor, for sole use of guests, with a bath & electric shower.
You are welcome to use the dining room / den in the basement (residents only), which also houses an honesty bar, for those returning from the theate, when you need to wind down & the off licences are closed.
Please note that breakfast can be provided, but at an additional cost.
Guests have their own keys to come & go as they wish & have full access to the kitchen, dining room/den, garden, dishwasher & washing machine.
Interaction with guests
Our son & daughter in law are actors, so we know what you want & more importantly what you don't want in your perfect theatre digs. We have our own suite on the ground floor, so it's just the kitchen, dining room/den & garden you'll be sharing.
The beautiful conservation area of Southend is a step back in time to the 1800's, just a few hundred yards from the seafront, consisting of wonderful old terraces with ornate balconies & the original Dickens style street lamps . Beautiful Prittlewell Square, with its flowers & fountains, are a 30 second walk from the front door - perfect for a little quiet contemplation.
Plenty of great bars & restaurants (both cheap & cheerful or a little more special) are all within a short walk, as is the Royals Shopping Mall & the Victoria Centre, boasting all of the most popular high street shops.
Railway stations Southend Central (5 min walk) & Southend Victoria (15 min walk) both have direct rail links to London Fenchurch Street & London Liverpool Street respectively.
Other things to note
Note for non-theatre professionals only: Whilst there are tour companies performing in the two Southend theatres, the 3 rooms will ONLY be let to the relevant theatre cast & crew. In between times, we're happy to take a reservation from non-theatre professionals. We'll rent to one person/group only to avoid strangers sharing a bathroom . If you require more than one room for extra guests, please book via room 1 or 2 & I can send you a special offer to cover the overflow room no 3, which houses a small double & is slightly cheaper as a result.
Absolutely no candles or smoking inside the house. Ashtrays provided in the garden for smokers.
Pets allowed with theatre folk only (not allowed on the furniture & limited to small, perfectly house trained, non talkers!)
After 40 years working all hours & weekends, in advertising agencies in London, I've given it all up & bought a house by the seaside near my family,so that I can work from home & be a hands-on Nana to my granddaughter. Offering theatre digs partly enables me to do that. Being a Mother & Mother-in-law to touring actors, I know what you like & more importantly, what you don't like in your perfect theatre digs.