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Mr and Mrs Blair

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house

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Overview

Beckenham 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
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

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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Review from:

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Sep 2012
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Spacious 5 bed family house, large garden, walk to train station and shops. wifi
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 23 reviews
5

Ideal large accommodation in good location.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant hosts with very spacious accommodation. Excellent selection of toys and large garden with plenty of sun. Well served by affordable and convenient public transport. Very suitable for large families. We were 2 adults and five children from 10 - 2. Very happy with accommodation and would happily recommend and return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful place in South London

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Wendy & John's place in south London. We were there for a family holiday (adults and children).

The children loved that there were toys and a trampoline outside. The patio was great to sit and talk after a day of touring.

The bedrooms placed over three floors were comfortable, and allowed privacy for everyone.

The train station was a short walk away to provide easy access for London touring (30-35 minute train ride).

Any questions we had, Wendy and John were both very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A very nice house and garden. We loved staying there! Friendly and helpful hosts. Easy to get to London by train. Would like to come back another time!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent choice! Very tidy and spacious house. Easily accommodated 6 adults and 5 kids. Link to Central London as described. Owners very helpful and friendly - despite we made some trouble on the first night- very sorry for this:).

I would definitely recommend this place.

Mira

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Nice to meet you all - don't worry, it was no trouble. Hope you visit again. :)
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this home...description was accurate. We were a family of 8 and there was plenty of room. The owners were very accomodating,. Wendy brought us some traditional English desserts for us to enjoy our last night. Enjoyed our time!! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely house - a brilliant find!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Wendy and John! we really enjoyed our stay and appreciate your hospitality. The house was so homely and clean and had everything we needed with a very well equipped kitchen. My friends and I really felt at home and relaxed. We found the location very convenient and so easy to get the train into London but also enjoyed hanging out locally. We found a gem and will book again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests - I hope you return next time you come to London.
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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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Beckenham House Rental Rates

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$202
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131

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Amenities

Beckenham 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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:
  • 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
  • forests
  • 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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