A great quiet and light house next to one of London's finest parks near one of the city's most vibrant areas. Great transport - 30 mins to central London - and I'll do my best to accommodate your needs. The house has been used by couples, small families and single people. Discounts can be negotiated for longer stays. The house is ideal for the those who need peace and quiet as well as the buzz of a big city. Brixton is as cosmopolitain as London gets and very well connected to the city
There is a proper double bed in the bedroom and an inflatable double bed that can be used in the living room.
• We can discuss house rules after booking but here they are anyway...
The most important thing is to respect the fact that you'll be staying in my house and to leave the place as you find it.
• Open the shed door next to the front door and you’ll see a little alarm control hanging on your right (there’s a light switch on your left if it’s too dark). Press the disarm button on the top until you hear two beeps (the top being as it is hanging in front of you). When you leave the house, don’t forget to press arm on the alarm at the bottom – it will beep once.
•The key with one tooth is for the front door – two teeth for the back.
•The keys you have are the spare set. Extra keys for the back gate are kept in the glass bowl on the dining table. If you want to open the bedroom window, the key is on the sill.
•It’s really important to keep the blinds down at the front (twist them open – don’t pull them up) when you’re in and close them tight when you’re out. The blinds at the back can be pulled up but drop them back down when out.
•I’ve never used the dishwasher but I think it works.
•The washing machine is fine but the door needs pressing in when you turn it on to get it started.
•Sheets and towels are in the cupboard next to the bathroom.
•A drying rack is in the storage cupboard – along with a mop and hoover.
•The hot water comes on when you turn the tap on and if you need heating then turn it on – it’s in the shed with the boiler in it.
•The long light by the desk is on a timer – I just leave it on. As are the blue lights in the kitchen.
•I have wireless broadband and all landline calls are free – mobiles from the landline cost money though. Passwords are on the router behind the phone by the record player.
•The neighbours know you’ll be staying here.
•I compost organic waste in the red bin behind the kitchen bin. When it gets full, I transfer it to the compost bin in the far corner of the garden or out the front in the orange box.
•Please water the plants if it doesn’t rain – watering can on the patio.
•The nearest food shop is 2 mins down the hill – much better is the market in Brixton.
•Catch numb bus to Brixton and then the tube to wherever or you can walk across the park to Herne Hill Station.