About this listing
Just a few minutes from King's Kings and St Pancras International stations. 24 hour shops, extensive nightlife. Double-size top-floor bedroom with private balcony and private wetroom. Shared use of large kitchen and dining room (shared only with the husband and wife who own the house).
The house is owned by me and my wife, who live here.
Your bedroom and bathroom are on the top floor. The bedroom is a large room with a queen size bed with windows at the front and a private balcony at the back.
Bedroom also contains a TV (freeview only), a Bosch Tassimo Vivy Hot Drinks and Coffee Machine (and a supply of coffee pods - but let us know if you have a preference and we'll try and have these available for you), a kettle, your own private fridge, an iron (ironing board available on request), and a table suitable for a laptop.
Please note that the guest room is on the top floor, which is reached by three flights of stairs (the third being a spiral staircase). The stairways are quite narrow. Our room may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
If you are staying for longer than a week, your room can be cleaned by our cleaner weekly at no extra charge.
We have WIFI. Please see the Guest Manual or ask Phil for access details.
The bathroom is a small "wetroom", essentially a shower room also containing a wash basin and WC. The shower has hot water 24/7.
Kitchen and dining area (and access to the roof terrace) are on the 1st floor. The key to the roof terrace door can be found in a small dish on the cabinet in the dining area. The kitchen and dining area are shared with the homeowners. Our kitchen has a large fridge, a chest freezer, fan assisted cooker, dishwasher, gas hob etc - this area is shared with the homeowners but please feel free to use any of its facilities or our plates, cutlery etc. Please note that because the kitchen is a space that is used by the homeowners, it isn't always tidy to the same standard as the guest room when you first arrive.
The washing machine is in the utility room in the basement, along with an additional room with a WC and basin, and a sink. This area, too, is shared with the homeowners.
Please note that, although the guest room is on the top floor, we are in central London and there will be occasional noise at night. Occasionally it can be loud, so earplugs are recommended if you prefer to enjoy continual quiet :)
We also sometimes have a single guest staying on the ground floor. That guest has shared access to the kitchen and the laundry room, but does NOT have access to the top floor containing your area.
You'll have a key to the front door and can come and go as you please during your stay.
The top floor contains your private bedroom and bathroom.
You also have shared access (with my wife and I, who live and work in the house) to our kitchen and utility room. We sometimes also have a guest in another part of the house and they also have access to the shared kitchen and utility room (but NOT to your private areas).
Interaction with guests
My wife and I live and work at home, but it's a large house and we'll be out of your way. However, we also won't say no to a friendly chat if you're in the mood :)
Other things to note
We are in the process of selling the house, with view to moving by about 15 August. This means that at times we may cause some disturbance while we pack and do other preparations.
Because of this, your room doesn't have a lock. However, my wife and I will respect your privacy, try to avoid disturbing you, and will never enter you rooms without knocking.
In addition to the days shown as available in my listing's calendar, some nights are available for night-only stayovers (which can be useful when travelling). Please message me on here if you have a night when you wish to do this. Generally it is possible when I know in advance that there is sufficient time to fully clean the room and change the linen etc before and after your visit.
- Check-in is flexible, but please let me know your approximate arrival time so that my wife or I can be here to let you in and give you your key.
- You acknowledge and understand that the toilet, wash basin and shower are in a fairly small "wetroom".
- You acknowledge and understand that the kitchen and dining area is shared with the home owners (Philip and Josephine) and that, while we keep these shared areas as tidy and clean as possible on an ongoing basis, these are part of our our own living area and thus not always at the same standard as the guest room. The same applies to the room containing the washing machine, toilet and wash basin in the basement.
- We are currently in the process of selling the house. There is a possibility that we may be moving out as early as late August. The process can be slow (and may in reality taken months), but there is a small but finite possibility we may move out as early as August 15. Therefore, if you book the room on or after August 15, you need to be aware that there is a chance that the room will not be available. If you book for after August 15 I will keep you up to date of any developments so that you can make an informed decision as early as possible.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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