Just 10 minutes by train from the Centre of London, and 2.3 miles to the centre of Greenwich (Cutty Sark), Brockley's quiet, leafy tree lined streets are a pleasure to behold after a day's touring in the hustle and bustle of London's centre.
We believe it's pretty rare to find such a well appointed and spacious apartment - with its own charming private garden where you can relax with a coffee in the morning while you plan your day, using the guidebooks and maps provided.
This spacious and comfy apartment is just 10 mins by train or tube from the centre of London and has possibly the best transport links to all parts of London that you'll find anywhere! Although we are South London, we have direct tube links to trendy Shoreditch, Hoxton, Camden, Islington and Hampstead in North London. We think you would be hard pushed to find anywhere, even in the centre of London, which has such excellent links to different parts of London.
Brockley has tube AND rail links and we have 5 (yes 5! rail stations within a short walk) (Brockley, Crofton Park, New Cross, Lewisham and Ladywell) . Also 2 buses every 10 mins to the centre of London.
Ideal for guests who are driving their own car across via Dover/Folkestone ports or Channel Tunnel: Its an easy 1.5 hour drive via M20/A20; we are just 2.5 miles from the A20 turnoff. We have unrestricted on street parking, located in a quiet, tree lined street, and NO parking fees or congestion charges.
The apartment is huge with plenty of seating for 6 people to relax in complete comfort ; Unlike many smaller places which will squash 6 people in, our lounge really does seats 6 as standard, as does the dining table;
Have a look at the floor plan diagram - note the huge room sizes - we can sleep 6 easily in the bedrooms - but the lounge can be used as a separate sleeping area if you wish - we have excellent portable beds which make sleeping arrangements extremely flexible, according to your needs.
There is a also spacious family size kitchen which is well equipped for all your needs - with washing machine/drier, fridge freezer, microwave etc - and plenty of pots, pans, sharp knives etc.
We have FREE WIFI
PLUS a Playstation 2 plus games which is very popular with teens , plus books, magazines, toys, board games for all. We also provide a useful selection of London streetmaps, guides, London guidebooks, timetables etc.
Locally are supermarkets, a great farmer's market selling local produce every saturday, just 8 mins walk away, great delis, a fantastic daily streetmarket in Lewisham, about 15 mins walk away, several excellent british pubs and a fantastic coffee bar 2 mins walk away also an excellent British fish & Chip shop. Brockley even has its own Microbrewery and their real Ale is sold in some of the local pubs, including the Talbot.
We've got great quirky independent shops and restaurants, including The Gantry, The Orchard, Brockleys Rock and the award winning Babur Indian restaurant - which was recently (Sept 2013) voted the BEST Indian Restaurant in BRITAIN!!! The Babur, which has been in Brockley for 28 years now, richly deserves this award.
Brockley has stunning Victorian properties in leafy streets and Hillyfields open space is 150 metres away.
We are now in our 5th year of providing high quality vacation accommodation and have over 100 published testimonials plus visitors books full of glowing praise.
Further Local Amenities: We are not in the congestion charging zone and have unrestricted on street parking for visitors who wish to hire cars or bring their own.
Trains from Brockley whisk you to central London (London Bridge) in 9 mins (2 stops). Brockley's Tube/Metro line (London Overground) (orange on map) joins the Jubilee, District, H&City, Victoria and DLR, meaning the O2 Arena for concerts and shows is just 17 mins away. Buses to central London are 200 metres away, an interesting 50 min journey taking in many sights. The new Emirates Airline Cable car is just 15 mins by DLR; takes you over the River Thames and to the other side of London, with amazing views over the river.
With a few minutes walk to the station, Hillyfields has fast and easy access to the London Eye, Tower of London, River Thames, Buckingham Palace, Theatres, West End shopping and all London’s best attractions.
We are about 2 miles from Greenwich, the setting for the 2012 Equestrian Olympics and famous for the Meridian Line, where you can stand at longitude zero with one foot in the East and one in the West Also at Greenwich is the Martime Museum, Planetarium, Royal Observatory, plus a charming craft and antique market.
From Greenwich you can take the Thames Clipper riverboat into London and disembark at Embankment Pier opposite the Houses of Parliament.
We've been renting this fantastic vacation apartment for 5 years and have glowing testimonials (please ask to see photos of our guestbook which we can't fit here..sorry
Do come to Hillyfields to get the very best out of the London Experience
Airport and Ferry Access: With our excellent transport links to London, we are accessible from all the major London airports.
Stansted is about an hour.
Gatwick about 40 mins.
Heathrow about 1.5 hours.
City Airport 40 mins.
Brockley and Crofton park stations, both 10 mins walk away, have direct links to London Victoria in 30-35 mins for airport coach pickups.
Crofton Park rail station, 10 mins walk, goes direct to St Pancras International (near to Kings X & Euston also) Monday -Friday, in 28 mins.
Road/Ferry from Dover.
We are located just 2 miles from the A20 which links to the M20 to Dover. From Dover to Lewisham is about an hour 20 mins drive; very direct.
General Description: Ground Floor: Huge lounge with 2 x cream leather sofas seating 6, Flatscreen TV with satellite channels, Playstation 2 plus games, DVDs, board games, books, magazines etc; Plenty of tourist guides, maps and information to help you plan your time in London.
Fully carpeted throughout with cream wool carpet.
Two large bedrooms; Comfortable full adult size portable beds can be used in any rooms for flexible sleeping arrangements.
Full size kitchen, fully equipped with all mod cons for family cooking.
Own lovely private garden with solar lighting and bbq
Situated near the beautiful Hillyfields open space, with views across the whole of London, Brockey has been described as a 'hidden jewel of London'.
Running Hillyfields is what we do for a living - it's not a 'hobby let', it's our livelihood so it's important to us and the repuation of Hillyfields that we run it professionally inorder to ensure that our guests have the best stay that we can provide.
We live nearby and leave guests in peace to enjoy their stay but if you need us we will respond promptly.
Hillyfields was our former family home and our daughter Lizzie was actually born there so its a very special place to us and we have a lot of happy memories of bringing up our children in Brockley, particularly the fun we had with the kids at Hillyfields park and the nearby Horniman museaum, a rea favourite of ours..
We worked really hard so that we could afford to keep Hillyfields when we moved about 20 mins away so that we could use it as a business venture for our secure financial future and for that of our kids.
Brockley is a unique place, a tree lined conservation area with a lot of unspoiled Victorian properties that have some beautiful original features and an incredible park with views over London gives us a real feel good factor. No wonder families, artists and creative people want to live here. There are great independent restaurants, bars and shops locally - we don't have an 'identikit' high street full of the same shop chains you get everywhere, Brockley is that little bit different....
We own both the flats that make up the building. Guests all are very pleased to discover just how HUGE the apartment is, even with 6 sharing, there is plenty of space, plus a full size family kitchen; so people really feel at home to kick off their shoes, relax, cook and eat as a family together. The pretty gardens also are a real added bonus and a rarity in the London rental market; somewhere to sit outside and listen to the birds singing, with a glass of wine or breakfast.
The unrestricted FREE on street parking is a real bonus to guests from France, Italy or Spain who want to bring their own car via the Eurotunnel or Dover Ferry, and we are an easy 1.5 hour journey from these ports.
The building looks like a large Victorian house, but is in fact two purpose built flats, each having their own front door and uniquely, both flats have their own private garden, so guests have total privacy.
We think we provide a little oasis of calm within really easy access to the centre of London - the best of all worlds at a really affordable price.