We looked for a long time for a place to accomodate our family, kids are mid 20s and mum is late 60s so it needed to work for all of us. The house is close to the red line of the underground (central??) and walking distance to westfields shopping centre which went down well with the kids. Plenty of places to eat there but our favourite was a place one street away from the house called julies. We were worried the house would have a lot of noise from the main road but it is a good distance away on a quiet residential street. Inside its really nice, perfect for what we needed with a mixed family, private rooms when we needed it and a great lounge and kitchen space that the whole family could fit in together. All the bedrooms have their own bathrooms which was so important for my daughters who love to take forever in the shower.
The owner Ali was really accomodating, helping us with our bags when we arrived and giving us a good introduction to the local area. Touches like the tea and coffee in the cupboard and bottled water in the fridge make all the difference, it is such a relief not to have to dash to the shops for such menial things when you arrive after a long trip and I'm pleased to say Ali has thought of everything.
We're really looking forward to going back in 2015 and hopefully making this an annual trip.