About this listing
Imagine yourself close to central london(15min by train), close to the o2, with city views to die for and at the same time facing a beautiful garden with beautiful trees.
That's what you can expect by staying at our house.
4 bedroom Victorian house with small garden near North Greenwich. The bedroom is in a private corner of the house with garden and Canary Wharf views. You also have exclusive use of your own living/office room upstairs.
The house has 3 bathrooms in total, one on each floor.
There is a large kitchen diner and large spacious living room with Netflix and internet access. The parking directly outside my house is restricted but you can park at the top of the road no problem.
The house is nicely decorated with a fully equipped kitchen, its an old Victorian house a and not modern. It is a lived in family home. The train run very close by so if you are a light sleeper this is not the best place to stay although we do not notice the trains.
You can walk into Greenwich in the summer or get the train in the winter, its not far and full of lovely bars and restaurants, Greenwich Market is excellent, Greenwich park is beautiful, there are lots of museums and tourists attractions. Blackheath village is also near and it takes 12 mins to get into central London from Charlton British Rail. North Greenwich tube is a short bus ride away.
Blackheath has an extraordinary mix of the past and present and has an eclectic mix of cinema, shops, eateries, bars and Cafes and a relaxed atmosphere.
Nearby Attractions are Highlighted:-
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Following the National Maritime Museum's £20 million facelift, the 19th century Neptune courtyard has been covered over by a glass roof. The revamped museum is bright, airy and the whistling wind and fresh air make you feel like you're on deck. The various exhibitions in the galleys/galleries offer an interactive experience with heaving open hatchway doors, turning the ship's wheel and using Viking oars. Check out ancient uniforms, follow Admiral Nelson's sea-faring career, watch archive material of passenger ocean travel, discover what life was like in Britain's maritime heyday, and get involved in the All Hands exhibition. Wind down in the lush Global Garden - the glorious result of exotic seeds brought back by sailors. Admission is free.
ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE
Designed by Christopher Wren, this building was founded by William III as a hospital for the Royal Navy. The Painted Hall, decorated in the 18th century by James Thornhill, is particularly worth a visit. The grounds also include the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul in Queen Mary Court, its Rococo style restored in 1980. The Royal Naval College is found alongside the River Thames, within a few minutes walk of the picturesque Queen's house. One-hour guided tours are available for GBP5, GBP4 concessions.
The Cutty Sark is the last surviving tall ship left in the world. Designed by Hercules Linton, the Cutty Sark was renowned throughout the seafaring world as one of the fastest ships of the period. After a colourful career, she was moved to a dry dock in Greenwich in December 1954. Officially opened in 1957 by Her Majesty the Queen, she's been visited by over 13 million people since. The number of 'the old lady's' admirers are bound to increase, as she remains a living testimony to a glorious bygone era of sail and Empire.
It won its Royal Charter in 1700 and specialises in antique, collectables arts and crafts (Thur-Sun).
ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH
Founded in 1675 by Charles II to find out the 'so much desired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation' It is home to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Meridian Line. The Museum is a top Tourist attraction all year round.
GREENWICH ROYAL PARK
Covering 74 hectares (183 acres). Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park and home to a small herd of fallow and red deer. Situated on top of a hill, visitors enjoy sweeping views across the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. The park is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, host to the Prime Meridian Line and the old Royal Observatory, as well as having the National Maritime Museum as a neighbour.
OTHER NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
* Firepower (the Royal Artillery) museum
* Greenwich Heritage centre
* Greenwich Youth theatre and Woolwich Pier.
* Thames Pathway. Walk or cycle along river Thames pathway extending southwards to the Millenium Dome and Woolwich and northwards to the Docklands and Central london.
* Woolwich town centre. It has a wide range of shops and eateries. This includes the first McDonald's restaurant opened in UK in 1974
* Charlton stadium, home to Premiership football club, Charlton Athletic FC is 3miles away.
* Thames Barrier
* Millennium Dome
* Trafalgar Rowing Club
* Blackheath Golf Course
* Excel Exhibition Centre
* Bluewater Shopping Centre
You can walk in the summer into Greenwich or jump on the bus, also into Blackheath which is a lovely area with lots of bars and restaurants and also the 02 is just around the corner easily accessible on a short bus ride.
Guests will have access to everything in the house and can use as their own home except for smoking.
Interaction with guests
We are a family of 5 so there is always someone in the house in case you need assistance.
Nice neighbourhood with everything needed nearby. One small Sainsburys in our street to buy basic groceries, or if you prefer something bigger we have a big Asda or Sainsburys a few minutes away. For a nice coffee you can also find Costa nearby. We also have a cinema 20 min walk away and plenty of restaurants available in Greenwich, Millenium Village or Blackheath.
If you like jogging I can recommend a nice trail through Charlton village up to Greenwich Park. Depending on your running speed you can reach Greenwich park in 10-15 min running speed, or about 25 min if you decide to walk.
If you want to go to a concert, you have the o2 nearby just a small bus trip away.
We have a train station 5 min walk with connections to London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo. You can get to London Bridge within 15 min.
No smoking inside the house. You are most welcome to smoke in the garden.
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