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Garden Apartment in a Georgian Town House in South Central London

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

65-sq metre 2-bedroom garden apartment with sitting room, kitchen, shower room

With its own front door, the self-contained 65-sq-metre (700-sq-ft) Garden Apartment consists of two double bedrooms (one with a UK king and one with UK double bed), a sitting room, kitchen and shower room. It has free fibre optic wi fi, stereo, tv, dvd player, i-pod dock, hairdryer and safe.

The fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge, kettle, oven, microwave and espresso/filter coffee machine along with iron and ironing board.

The sitting room features a leather sofa bed that can accommodate two additional guests. It has a private outside space and direct access to the 200-sq-metre (2200-sq-ft) southwest facing garden that comes complete with sun terraces, pond and chickens!

For more photos and terms and conditions, please see our website

More Details

Nicholas Kynaston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Nicholas Kynaston

Hello, my name's Nicholas, I love to travel (who doesn't?) and I am lucky enough to make my living out of it – by being a travel editor and writer and renting out two holiday apartments in the house I share with my Civil Partner Ben and our dog Barney.

I love gardening too and if you stay you'll probably see me weeding or maybe tending the chickens who live in an 'eglu' at the bottom of the garden.

I love London, so if you've got a question about the capital, don't hesitate to ask. I love foreign langages too, and can speak good Spanish, OK German (and partner Ben is Austrian, so we have that covered) and a bit of French.

Nicholas Kynaston purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Nicholas Kynaston chose Brixton

The moment we saw the house, we fell in love with it. It is one of the oldest in area, having been built in 1790 as the vicarage for the nearby church of Saint Andrews. Stockwell is central but not touristy and it takes around 8 minutes on the tube to get to the main tourist sites. It's a multicultural neighbourhood that we are proud to live in. The trendy area of Brixton is just a five minute walk away as is the district of Clapham, a gourmet's paradise with over 20 restaurants lining the High Street.

What makes this apartment unique

If you are looking for a property that is cosy but stylish and want a 30 metre (100 ft) sub-tropcical garden with palm tees and bamboos to rest in after a hard day's sightseeing in London then this is the place for you. You'll get to meet our adorable dog Barney there, a 10 year old labradoodle who loves playing and see our two Cotswold Legbar chickens, Inka and Maya who live at the bottom of the garden. Hopefully they'll be the mood for laying eggs while you're there and we'll be able to give you some of their unique blue shelled eggs for breakfast!


Brixton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has a deep bath, shower, toilet and double sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Light airy bedroom with king size bed and tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as 2 single beds or 1 extra large king size
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Garden Apartment in a Georgian Town House in South Central London
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Location idéale

  • 5 of 5

Bonjour nicholas et ben,

Un grand merci pour ce séjour inoubliable !

Acceuil formidable ! Logement très agréable et complet !

Propriétaire discret et serviable !

Magnifique jardin!

Adresse à retenir.....!

Un grand merci!😃?👍?👍?👍?


  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very comfortable. Close to public transportation.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The apartment was comfortable and well equipped. It was an easy walk to the Tube and there were stores and restaurants nearby. They also had a beautiful garden in the back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect place to stay in a big city

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Griffin House. It was clean , comfortable and you could really relax in this spacious apartment. The extra towels that Nicholas provided and the little touches like a fruit bowl, chocolates, comfortable furniture and a good sized bed made our stay more pleasurable.

Nicholas is certainly a host with the most (we didn't get to meet Ben this time) and the garden he has created makes this a welcome oasis in the middle of a big city. We even saw a squirrel balancing just outside the window trying to reach a fig on the fig tree. To have a garden like this to sit in (even in October) makes it a wonderful place to stay.

Thank you for your hospitality Nicholas, and we look forward to staying with you again (if we can get in).

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great location,clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This apt. Is just as seen on the internet. 5 min walk to tube,grocery store across the street. Close to full arrray of restaurants. Lovely garden in the backyard. Well equipped apartment and great refuge after a busy day in London

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, wonderful hosts, great location

  • 5 of 5

Ben and Nic were extremely helpful. The property is in a great location.....close to transportation and excellent restaurants. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A lovely garden apartment

  • 5 of 5

The Griffin House garden apartment is a lovely and cozy place for travelers to stay in. Although we did not have the pleasure to meet Nicholas, Ben was extremely accommodating and very kind. Since we landed early in the morning we were allowed to check-in at 8am at no extra cost. They provided a small guidebook with information regarding the amenities and places to go within the neighborhood. We enjoyed our breakfast in the garden each morning, which the apartment provides direct access to. Across the street is a Costcutter market, which was very convenient. Although we did not take the subway, the station was less than a 10 minute walk. At the Stockwell station there are bicycle stations where you can rent bikes. We used that as our main source of transportation and it worked out best for us. I highly recommend the Griffin House for anyone. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Landor Pub
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Stockwell Underground
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Queens Head

We are located in Stockwell, an up-and-coming area of London and to reach the West End and City of London, takes just 10 minutes from our local tube (metro) station. We are opposite a medium sized supermarket and have great local pubs as well as an organic bakery and wine shop in our street.. For more information, pictures, reviews of our guests and cancellation policy please visit our homepage


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $20.84
Pet Fee $13.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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