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Spacious 5 bed family house, large garden, walk to train station and shops. wifi

Mr and Mrs Blair

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Mr and Mrs Blair

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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Spacious 5 bed family house, large garden, walk to train station and shops. wifi

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Bromley House Rental Photos and Description

5 bed Family house, 6 mins walk to shops, trains to central London 5 min walk

This is a large house with 5 bedrooms two of which are en-suite.

On the ground floor there is a large kitchen with oven, hob and dishwasher, a dining room, a lounge, a downstairs wc and a utility room with washing machine and dryer. There is an en-suite bedroom with shower and king size bed.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are large doubles, with space for a folding bed in each and one is a smallish double room.

On the top floor there is an en-suite bedroom with two single beds. This has an en-suite with bath tub. It has a sloping roof and is more suited to someone who isn't so tall.

The garden is mostly lawn and there is a trampoline and other garden toys. Please feel free to ask us if you need something that you can't find. There are some bikes available to use if you want to explore the local area - you just need to ask us!

Guests will have private use of the main house and garden.

We (the owners) live in an annexe to one side/front of the house and have our own private entrance to the side. Guest enter via the main front door and are completely independent. Unless we are away or on holiday we are always available and happy to help out, answer questions, or sort out any potential problems.

West Wickham is a lovely area of London and still relatively unknown. Guests have described it as 'what they expect' of a traditional English town. It's peaceful, the supermarkets and shops are nice and there are plenty of cafe's, restaurants, pubs and parks. Most people say they 'took a chance' coming to an unknown town but all have liked it and have been pleasantly surprised. A few guests even decided to move to the UK and have ended up living in our area.

We are on the doorstep of Kent 'the garden of England' with its many stately homes, castles and pretty towns and villages so if you have a car you will be able to visit lots of interesting places in the countryside.

Surrey is also close, and you can get to the south coast seaside towns like Brighton in about an hour.

West Wickham train station is 6 mins walk away. There are about three trains an hour into central London but more during the rush hour. Trains go to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross in 35 - 45 minutes. We are London zone 5. The last train home is around midnight but if you want to stay in London late into the night you can get a train to East Croydon all night long (15 mins journey) and then the 119 night bus (15 mins)

The nearest large town is Bromley which is at most 10 mins by car. We have bus stops near our house. East Croydon is also a short bus ride away and has a very large important station from where you can get a train to Gatwick Airport and the South Coast seaside resorts.

There are fast trains (15mins) to all London stations from nearby Bromley

Opposite our house there is a park with swings, and there is plenty of woodland and nature nearby. Not far away there are golf courses, swimming pool, gym, library and Gambado children's play centre should you get tired of visiting London.

Please report any damage, and remember that people live nearby, so no crazy, loud parties!

We will accept a house trained, well behaved dog for a small extra charge but not if the plan is to leave it alone in the house for long periods.

We can arrange dog sitting for an extra fee if required.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mr and Mrs Blair (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Mr and Mrs Blair

We are a family and this used to be our home, altough over the years we have travelled and offered the house as holiday lets. It is primarily a home, and our only holiday let property at the moment.

We currently live in the independent annexe of the house and so most of the time will be available to offer help and advice if required. We may be away during school holidays but we will leave a contact.

Mr and Mrs Blair purchased this house in 2004

Why Mr and Mrs Blair chose Bromley

This is in an ideal London location if you want easy access to the centre, but also want some peace after a long day sightseeing. You will have all the home comforts.

It is not a 'hotel' and please remember you won't find luxury, but what we hope is homely, comfortable and spacious rooms. You have everything you need within walking distance, pubs, restaurants, coffee bars, shops, parks, leisure facilities etc so if you choose to spend a day at home you are definitely not isolated.

This is a typical English town, where people live and work, and many people commute into London daily from here to work in the city.

What makes this house unique

Lots of choice - visit central London or stay local. Good public transport. If you are driving we are 15 mins to the M25, so access to Kent, Surrey and the South Coast is easy. You won't find the heavy smoke and congestion of inner London, and our area is very green.

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Sep 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

3.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Spacious 5 bed family house, large garden, walk to train station and shops. wifi
average rating of 3.8 based on 17 reviews
4

Great Place, Great Price

  • 4 of 5

When planning our trip to London and Edinburgh, my husband and I were shocked at how expensive hotels in Central London can be! Thankfully, we found John and Wendy’s place in West Wickham and it was perfect for us. Yes, it’s located outside the city center but it’s a very easy walk to the train station for a 30 minute ride that stops at major stations (Waterloo East, London Bridge, Charing Cross, and Cannon Street) that are connected to the Underground. We found the train ride in the morning to be a good way to wake up and in the evening a good way to “detox” after a busy day in London. It was nice to stay in a quieter town! There’s also a bus stop across the street in case your travels should require a bus.

The apartment itself has its own separate entrance and is basic but practical. Included are a basic kitchen and the utensils required to cook if you so desire, two comfortable beds (a full and a twin) and enough room to hang clothes and store your belongings during your stay. John was very quick to help us when the refrigerator didn’t work (turns out it just wasn’t turned on!) and was kind enough to keep our newly-purchased milk in their fridge until ours was cold enough.

Grocery stores, shops, and restaurants in West Wickham are also within easy walking distance if you should choose to stay in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
1

Unclean and rundown

  • 1 of 5

Very disapointed! If they didn't have a pre-pay/no refund policy we would have turned right around and left. We stuck it out but had to wash the greasy filmed dishes before we could use them. The counter had not been wiped off from the previous guests and the floor hadn't even been swept. Thankfully the sheets and towels were clean or we would have forgone our pre-paid rental. We didn't notice until the day before we left that when you flushed the toilet the water bubbled to the top of the shower drain. The bathroom smelled musty with a bit of sewer odor. I could go on some more but I'm sure readers will get the message in this review.

The whole property is unkept and in need of regular maintenance.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very surprised and very disappointed to hear this, given the circumstances on the day. On the day of arrival the guest called us 3 hours before check in - at about 12.00 noon, about half an hour after the previous guests had left and we had just started to prepare it. Despite having been given directions, the guests had 'intentionally' got of the train 3 stops early as they were apparently worried about going too far. They then walked aimlessly and got lost. As they sounded a little distressed I wasn't sure that they would be able to follow my directions back to the station or the taxi rank with their suitcases, so I offered to collect them in the car. John left the cleaning and went to collect them and their heavy luggage - I barely had time to change the beds, and clean the bathroom before they arrived. We didn't charge them for pick up and they appeared grateful and happy with the accommodation when they arrived. We told them we had not have time to clean or hoover or clean the kitchenette area as they were so early but they insisted that it didn't matter and wanted to stay - we felt embarrassed leaving it like that but they obviously wanted to be left alone. We only heard from them once during their stay, when they asked for an extra towel which we gave them immediately. How anyone in these circumstances can say it was not clean is beyond me! I have no idea what their reasoning is - it hadn't been cleaned properly but that was not our fault! This is budget accommodation - quite basic and not luxurious but it is clean and I am not aware of sewage smells or plumbing issues in the bathroom. We will investigate this. It is a comfortable room with a small kitchenette to cook basic food in a really nice little town within 35 mins to central London. We have returning visitors who are always very happy with it.
5

Lucky we found it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We (3 people+dog) stayed there for two months so had all the time to explore London and give a full positive feedback.

Highly recomended as we viewed many apartments in London and unfortunately there are lots that wouldnt worth a pound.

It is in one of the most beautiful and safe locations in London. Just 3min to the train station with direct link to central London and also a bus stop outside the house.There's a Park just opposite the house and shops in a short walk.

The apartment is very spacious and clean .Much better than in the pictures!There's a double and a big single bed in the bedroom and there's a sofa-double bed in the conservatory. The conservatory with access to its own big garden, has a big dining table and all kitchen facilities you'll need.

The best of all were the landlords, who we feel lucky we've met. Very friendly, funny and helpfull and always available when we would need them.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Pleasant stay with loads of toys for kids

  • 4 of 5

Our families (3 kids, 8 grown ups) stayed at the place while they visited us in the UK and we spend the evenings with them there. Two of the bed rooms are quite spacious, so ideal for the kids and parents. There were plenty of toys for the kids and also enough space for a large group to use the kitchen and sit at one table.

If we needed anything from the owners, they were really quick to respond. They are really friendly as well.

Thanks again:) We'll return for the next family event.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

excellent!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and well connected. The owners are very nice and helpful. We spent a week with a girl of 2 years and has been like home.

Highly recommended!.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Railway Hotel
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Langley Park
Nearest Train
120 Metres
West wickham
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M25
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Primadonnas
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Brighton
Car: not necessary

Situated in Greater London 15 min drive from Kent county. Central London is 35 mins by train. The West Wickham train goes directly to London Bridge, Waterloo and Charing Cross. It is about 4 stops to the DLR for connection to Greenwich and Docklands. Easily visit Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Covent Garden, West End Theatres, Science, Natural History, British and Victoria and Albert Museums. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus and Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

The Kent countryside is 15 mins drive. By car visit Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Chartwell House and Garden where Churchill lived, Downe House and Gardens and Blue Water, also Brighton beach is less than one hour away.

Locally visit Cinema, Theatre, Swimming, Excellent Golf, Walking in Woods, Gambados and other indoor play areas for children. Several restaurants within 5 minute walk - pubs, pizza, award winning English restaurant, Asian, Italian, Turkish and more.

Other Activities: City (London) and countryside (Kent and Surrey) attractions, museums, castles, art galleries, stately homes, parks

Golf: There are several Golf courses nearby although you will need to check if there are available for occasional use.

The prestigious Langley Park Golf course backs onto the house and the entrance is less than 3 minute drive away. Beckenham Place Park is public and is 10 min drive. Hever golf and country club is approx 40 min drive. Driving range 10 min drive.There is a pitch and putt course which is good for children and adults, about a 5 minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

From £150 Per night

Bromley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
May 1 2015 - Jul 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
 
 
High season
Jul 2 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Late summer/autumn
Sep 2 2015 - Dec 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£154
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bromley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , en-suite to one bedroom - bath has shower attachment only
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold up bed on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , fold up bed on request
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Cot available on request A single folding beds are available on request to make up 10 beds +2 . Total sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wheelchair accessible into the main bedroom, but the bathroom has step and the shower has a tray with a lip so access may not be possible. The room is small, so please check measurements with us before booking. We will do our best to accommodate where possible.

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