We are Philip and Dada and I am listing 'Double Room in Edwardian House' located in Acton,West London. It is next to a very popular area called Poets Corner. We have 2 Irish Wolfhound sisters, who live in the back garden in their own run.
Philip and his wife were perfect hosts. We were greeted with a glass of wine on arrival and we were told to make ourselves at home, and they meant it. It is a beautiful house in a lovely area, with great connections into central London. We had unrestricted access to the well-stocked kitchen so we were able to take our own groceries and cook what we wanted. We would sit and have chats with both Phil and his wife. If we hadn't just moved to London, we would definitely stay here again!
My friend and me were staying at Philips for 9 days and it was really good, he is a great host. It was clean and if you need help with anything he gladly helped us. I recommend this accommodation for anyone staying in London!
We stayed for two weeks in Philip and Dana's home who were excellent and very welcoming hosts who even cooked us a lovely meal on our last night. The room very comfortable and in a great area, very well served by transport links into central London. Highly recommend.
Awesome host!!! Gave us easy directions very welcoming. Just a short walk from the station :) would definitely stay again!!!
The apartment is very nice and at a perfect location. You need 5 minutes to get to the train station or the next bus. Defenately a plus for mobility.
Everything is pretty clean and Philip and his wife are very friendly and forthcoming. Not just a houseowner you pay the money for your stay, but people you would like to stay in touch with and visit anytime again.
Again, thank you very much for staying at your apartment and greetings from the sunny Germany! J&D
My partner and I had to move to London in late March in order for him to begin his new job in early April. We initially tried looking for flats to rent on gumtree and other sites; however, we were not having much luck. We, therefore, resorted to a temporary, yet longer than normal stay with the Brodies.
Firstly, I should say that Philip and his wife were very accommodating and easy to work with in terms of booking the room. If you have any questions and concerns, Philip makes himself available by phone and email to answer questions and abet any concerns.
Initially, we were worried about booking because it is someone's house and not a real bnb or hotel. In such a case, there is always worry about house rules, personalities, and scamming. Let me just say that the house has a very welcoming atmosphere and the Brodies are extremely easy going, helpful, and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. For example, when we arrived at Acton Central Station, Mr. Brodie picked us up and after arrival we all shared a glass of wine together - pure class!
The comforts of staying here are several fold, but first let me say I much enjoyed being able to cook. The Brodies also cook, but it is a really simple matter to just ask and plan in advance for kitchen time. The room itself is very cozy and you have control of the heating unit. Though the bed comes with a very heavy and nice duvet comforter. The bed itself is amazing. I had really relaxing and rejuvenating sleeps. In terms of other common areas like the bathroom or toilet room, it is very clean and I really enjoyed the warm soaking bath. Towels were also provided here.
Overall, my partner and I had an extremely comfortable and pleasant stay and I highly recommend this place for anyone: whether you need short term stay in London to search for a flat (which is time consuming and very difficult, especially through an agent) or if you want to stay in London for a short while to experience the Olympics or if you're on holiday, this is a very economical, gay friendly, and convenient location to choose for your London visit. Much better than staying in over priced hotels.
As for transportation, the Acton Central overground is just 5 mins away or the East Acton station, which connects with the central line tube, is just a 15 min walk.
If you are thinking about coming to London and need a longer than usual stay for whatever your reasons might be, this place is highly desirable and I assure you that you will not regret staying here.
Best and Happy Journeys,
Tony and Scottie