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Holiday Home - Leafy Location near Central London

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Thamesmead, Nr. Woolwich / Greenwich, London - Avoid central London prices, congestion charge and parking fines!

Beautiful modern house with private garden, ideal for short break or extended stay. Abbey Wood Railway Station is a 5-6minute drive away, or a short ride by frequent bus services. Modern trains operated by South Eastern reach Greenwich, London Bridge and Waterloo East and London Charing Cross (Trafalgar Square), providing access to the London Underground and the West End. There are frequent Dockland Light Railway (DLR) train services to Stratford (home of the 2012 Olympics) departing from Woolwich Arsenal Station, a short ride away by bus or train.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About The Owner

I work in Central London and have lived in the area for the past 15 years and live locally, just a few minutes walk away. Always happy to assist to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose London

I love the open spaces and leafy surroundings, and how the house backs onto a protected nature reservation, with a nearby pond with nesting Herons. The proximity to London and Kent, "the garden of England" has also been a draw. Travel is convenient whether using a car or public transport. The house was built in about 1989, by Declan Kelly Homes, and is well insulated and warm.

What makes this house unique

Comfortable living room, perfect for family or friends. Tranquil protected Woodland outlook to the rear, ideal for enjoying the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Your house is very comfortable and we're going to advise our friends' - Italy

'Thanks for your kindness and we would like to come here again next time' - Hong Kong.

'Thank you for letting us your comfortable house' - Malaysia.
Jun 2009
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London House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom upstairs & Downstairs toilet with wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This room can be arranged with two single beds, if required.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be arranged as an extra large double bed if required.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-5 (3 Bedrooms). 6 with guest bed. All rooms with bedside tables and wardrobes. Foldaway bed for a 6th guest and Travel Cot if required.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This is a strictly no smoking house. No outdoor shoes to be worn in the house. Foldaway bed suitable for small child and cot can be provided at no extra charge, by prior arrangement. Outside: There is a garden and private patio with garden furniture. Free driveway parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Extra towels and linen for two week bookings. Cleaning of sanitary facilities (bathroom and wc only) included together with linen and towel change for stays of two weeks and over. Cleaning and laundry by arrangement for shorter stays. Other: Hair dryer, alarm clock, radio, free wifi.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Holiday Home - Leafy Location near Central London
average rating of 3.8 based on 6 reviews
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A Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

The positives:

The owner, Paolo, was incredibly friendly and helpful. There were all kinds of resources left for renters at the suite - bus routes, delivery menus, nearby businesses, etc. Paolo also provided eectrical adaptor/converters which came in handy. The bedrooms were great - full closets with hangers, dressers, night stands, and the beds werecomfortable. The kitchen is amazing and it was so nice having a backyard to enjoy in the evenings. Transit was easily navigated and runs around the clock.

The negatives: water pressure is AWFUL. As three women with long/thick hair, it was impossible to wash the shampoo and conditioner out. Showers look more like a birdbath, and even bathing was difficult as it took 30 mins of continuously running the taps to even get the tub HALF full. This also resulted in laundry taking an incredibly long time to complete. The unit is far removed from any tourist locations, and any locals we spoke to were appalled that we were staying in that area. (That being said, it struck us as mostly snobbery as we never felt unsafe while walking, even at night).

Overall, this is a great place to stay if you're on a budget, and don't need immediate access to central London.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We are pleased that overall you have been happy with your stay, and we would be happy to welcome you back again in future. You have been wonderful guests to have. Thank you for reporting the problem you encountered with the reduced water pressure - this is most inconvenient. As the system is gravity fed, we believe this is likely due to a fault with the booster pump as the mains pressure appears to be unaffected. We will arrange a service of the system, in time for the next guests and if only we had known sooner, I am certain we would have resolved the problem for you.
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in this lovely house during a family sightseeing visit to London. There was plenty of room for our young family of 5 and the house was clean, well furnished and equipped making our stay both pleasant and comfortable.

A very short walk to the bus and a 5 minute ride to Abbey Wood train station meant we could soon be in the centre of London and its sights.

The owner was very polite and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unterkunft in Wohngegend

  • 4 of 5

Haus in Wohngegend. Um ins Zentrum von London zu kommen, muss man ca. 40 Minuten mit dem Bus fahren, anschließend 20 Minuten U-Bahn. Man braucht mindestens 1 1/4 Stunden.

Leider nur 1 Toilette nutzbar, Defekt ist Vermieter schon länger bekannt.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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In een half uur naar het centrum van Londen

  • 3 of 5

Een ruime (vakantie)woning in een rustige buurt op loopafstand van de Thames met het mooie Thamespad. De eigenaar heeft de woning naar zijn smaak ingericht en daar moet je van houden. Het sanitair werkte door een zeer lage waterdruk niet optimaal. Dus weinig water bij het douchen. Eekhoorns in de achtertuin en een ruime parkeerplaats voor het huis. Een vriendelijke eigenaar die een paar huizen verderop woont.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Agréable maison

  • 4 of 5

Maison équipée tout confort exceptée la pression de l'eau lorsque l'on veut prendre une douche ainsi qu'un sèche linge qui ne fonctionne pas. Elle se trouve proche d'un arrêt de bus, dans un quartier calme, il faut compter 1 heure pour se rendre au centre de Londres de la maison par les transports en commun. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour dans cette maison.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
London City Airport
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Sporting Club Thamesmead
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Thames Clipper River Boat for Central London
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Shooters Hill Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Abbey Wood Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre
Nearest Beach
56 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Good location for Thames side walks and cycling.

Thamesmere leisure centre (including gym, swimming pool, library) is five minutes drive away. Free tennis courts and children's play areas are a short walk away.


Thames Estuary and Kent and seaside within easy reach.


Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow and London City Airports all within easy reach. Thames Clipper Boat Services depart from Woolwich Arsenal for central London. Car hire is not essential, but recommended for visiting Kent. Bus stop 2-3 minutes away served by N1 and 472 Night Buses. The house is in Transport for London's Zone 4. Adult Zone 1-4 Day Travel Card for buses trains and Underground is £12.10 (peak or off peak) or £46.50 for 7 Days. Concessions for students and under 18s. Fares may vary. For latest fares check


Central London is about 23km (14 miles) away.

Royal Borough of Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal are within easy reach.

Further Details:

Shopping: Bluewater Shopping Centre is within easy reach. Supermarkets (Sainsburys, Morrisons, Iceland & Aldi) are about five minutes drive away, in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Town Centre. Londis convenience store is less than a ten minute walk away, in Manor Close.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $364.96
Pet Fee $35.09

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for full terms and conditions.

Visitors are requested not to exceed the maximum number of people for which we supply beds, without prior arrangement. It is expressly implied that by making the booking, the Hirer is authorised to do so on behalf of all parties staying at the Property and that all adults staying at the Property are jointly and severally liable under the terms of the contract.

Booking will only be accepted when the appropriate payment in full, has been received. Failure to make a final payment of the balance and any other agreed costs or fees within the specified time will result in cancellation of the booking, payments already made will be forefit, and the property made available for re-letting. Additionally, the Hirer will remain liable for any outstanding balance due.

Cancellation and Insurance
Once you have booked your holiday, our agreement is a legal contract and your holiday rent is non-refundable. If for whatever reason you cannot take your holiday and the booking cannot be re-let, you are still liable to pay for the booking in full, even if we have not yet received your balance. If we do succeed in re-letting the booking, you are no longer liable for the balance, or we will refund it to you if you have already paid it. Please note that in the event of a cancellation, your holiday rent is not refundable under any circumstances. For this reason we strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker. You are responsible for your personal possessions and we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage, and we recommend you take out appropriate insurance.

Non-availability of Accommodation
We would only cancel your holiday if 77 Templar Drive was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would attempt to offer y

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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