Hi I'm Derek. I am listing 'the Elms' our apartment in leafy Barnes, ideal for London getaways.
This was a wonderful location for us, as we were attending a wedding in Richmond. Also, a very good value for staying on the periphery of London, with fairly good access to the heart of London. From Barnes one must take a train towards to an underground hub and then to everywhere the tube can take you. Derek and Buffy were very helpful and easy to talk to.
My parents and I stayed 2 nights here last weekend and it was lovely. Communication was easy, check-in was easy, the apartment was very cute and clean and overall we had a good experience. About 10 min walk to the train into London and then about a 20 minute ride. There's also a cute little town within a few minutes walk where we picked up a couple groceries. Thank you Derek!
We where very happy with our choice. Lovely and cosy appartment, great (email hidden) addition to being an excellent artist, Derek was an excellent host, very kind and helpful.
Would definitely stay there again
Great place to stay, location brilliant, restaurant choices lovely. Flat was clean and just the ticket for our short stay in London with the two children
a very nice place with 2 double room. and the landlord is very kind and friendly.
Lovely place to stay for an enjoyable trip to London and all completed with great communication and no drama. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great stay.
Stayed two nights in Barnes, London in Dereks apartment. very quick to email any queries and really good apartment. ideal for a large family or two couples. good kitchen, bedrooms and they even gave a cot for our daughter.
200 meters from train station, where you get trains every 7 minutes to waterloo station.
Derek was kind to let us stay a few extra hours (which would not happen in a hotel)
Il ne faut surtout pas hésiter à prendre cette Location. Derek est charmant, nous avons correspondu avec lui avant notre arrivée, et chose géniale, les draps des lits et de bains sont fournis. Moins de bagage à faire. Mon fils de 9 ans a été ravi de pouvoir profiter du trampoline. On est à 15 min de la gare de East Putney avec le bus puis 15 min de Victoria avec le RER qui est climatisé. L'endroit est calme ( en dehors du train qui passe au bout du jardin, mais nous étions tellement fatigués de nos excursions que ça ne nous a pas gêné) et tout près d'un parc avec des jeux pour les enfants. Je recommande ce logement
Great place to stay, we were going to a wedding in Putney perfect location ,Derek could not have been more helpful with local info and maps .thanks again Cathy, Barry, and Ciara
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Derek’s apartment in Barnes and were beyond happy with our choice. To begin, the apartment is exactly as it appears in the photos: it has a nice view of the garden and of the fountain, extremely clean and comfortable, and well-equipped with all of the appliances you may need during your stay. It is also a short eight to ten minutes walk through a lovely park to Barnes station where trains frequently go by and take you to Vauxhall and to Waterloo in under twenty minutes.
Other guests may have had an issue hearing trains go by from time to time. However, I found that these sounds were hardly noticeable, especially after a long day of touring London.
It really was a pleasure staying at Derek's apartment - it felt like a home away from home. Moreover, Derek was a wonderful host. We appreciated his flexibility with check-in and check-out. He was also easy to contact whenever we had any questions. When an unexpected guest decided to stay for an evening, Derek kindly provided extra bedding and we are grateful for this.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this beautiful apartment. Thank you to Derek for being so helpful, accommodating, and kind. I cannot thank him enough for our amazing stay and time in the UK. All the best to you and your future guests!