About this listing
*****Peaceful haven with great access to Central London*****
Hi, we are renting out the lower ground floor of our large, detached Victorian house. The flat is close to Wimbledon tennis and common. It is south of the river Thames and an easy tube ride to all London's attractions. The flat is a few steps down from street level. It has its own separate entrance and access to our lovely mature garden.
The flat can accommodate a total of 6 guests, and is ideal for a group of friends wanting to have a few days in London; anyone coming on business or pleasure who wants to have a relaxed and peaceful place to stay, or a family on holiday.
There is one large bedroom with a double bed. There is a smaller second bedroom with two single beds. The large sitting room has 2 sofas, one of which is a decent double sofa bed. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bath with hand-held shower attachment. There is a second bathroom with walk in shower.
The kitchen has double doors which open onto the sitting room. It has a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, hob, new cooker & fridge freezer and there is a breakfast bar with high stools. There is a dining table in the sitting room that can seat 6 people. It is 4 steps up to the large garden with a lawn, flower beds, vegetable garden, rose arbor down one side leading to the BBQ and a summer house.
Hosts: Annie and Peter
We live upstairs in the main body of the house and so are on hand to help with any problems or to give advice and suggestions for your stay in London.
- Bed linen and towels are provided
- Travel cot with bedding available
- Well equipped kitchen
- Central Heating
- Use of our lovely big garden
- Parking space for 1 car on our driveway (there is also pay and display parking available on the street)
We are roughly equal distance between East Putney and Southfields tube stations, both a 10-15 minute walk away on the District Line. It is a 5 minute walk to the bus stop, which goes to Clapham Junction - a major railway hub for lots of destinations including Gatwick airport - or a 15 min walk to Wandsworth Town overground station. To central London it takes around 30 - 45 minutes door to door.
Our house is set in a very leafy part of South London but with easy access into central London. There are local parks with playground facilities a few minutes walk away. The Wimbledon All England lawn tennis Club which hosts the annual grand slam championship in June/July is only a 20 minute walk. We have a great local gastropub called the Earl Spencer, which is a 5 minutes walk away. Nearby are the fantastic green spaces of Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. Putney, Wandsworth and Southfields are all good for restaurants and shopping.
The available space is the whole of the lower ground floor. It has its own entrance and so is easy to ensure guests have complete privacy from our part of the house. We welcome them to share our large garden, including use of the BBQ area and to hang out washing, relax in the sunshine etc.
Interaction with guests
Since we live in the property we are always available for any help with directions, suggestions for trips, where to eat etc
Other things to note
Our house was built in 1860 and so, in common with many other old Victorian homes, it has its own quirks and special features! These make living in it mostly endearing with the occasional surprise...
We don't really have any rules except to come and enjoy the delights of London!
I am a midwife and Peter is an actor. We have lived in the same wonderful house in London for 26 years. We love travelling and have done lots over the years with our children, including a 6 month trip around the world.
We have 4 children, aged between 22 and 28, they are back and forth, sometimes living at home for awhile or turning up for Sunday lunch!
We are both very active and enjoy hiking / walking in different places in the world.
We both love food and will eat anything...we are very easygoing about where we stay and don't need lots of mod cons, we prefer beautiful scenery and meeting interesting people.
We have been Airbnb hosts since October 2012 and we love it, we've met so many interesting people from many different countries and look forward to meeting many more!