About this listing
A sunny double room with a single bed and a desk which can be exchanged for another bed if there are 2 people in the party. This quiet and safe location is a 35 minute train journey from central London. A town rather than a suburb.
One single bed + one pull out bed in a south facing double room with use of a recently modernised Mediterranean style bathroom during your stay.
In the room there is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, a desk for your laptop.
Guests have tea/coffee/chocolate making facilities but we welcome you into our lounge for tea and a chat if you want.
Our 30 year old house is in a quiet close one kilometre from Sidcup railway station running 4 trains per hour into London.
We are the same distance away from the High street which boasts lots of restaurants, mainly Chinese, Indian, European. Otherwise it is a normal high street with a Morrison's supermarket and Iceland. Near to the railway station is another collection of shops including a Co-op and a Tesco Metro.
Breakfast is optional but again I like it to be booked the evening before.
I don't mind guests cooking their own evening meal/sharing my fridge if I know in advance.
Use of the washing machine is an extra cost.
Local attractions include properties built in the Arts and Crafts era and Eltham Palace belonging to English Heritage. We are a half hour bus ride away from Greenwich where you can see the fastest and only surviving tea clipper in the world; spend a day in the most magnificent parkland and visit the Royal Observatory. Greenwich is a place of culture, history and magnificent views. It is not to be missed. Some of the attractions are free as is the observatory; some have to be aid for such as the Cutty Sark and the planetarium and some have to be booked in advance for instance the Werner collection in the Ranger's house.
We love helping people to find their way around our district.
I have a few leaflets for the area and guide books for London.
Sidcup is in travel Zone 5 and 12 miles outside Charing Cross. To keep the traffic flowing well Transport for London like you to purchase an Oyster card (deposit needed) - and it's cheaper than paying with money. This can be charged with GBP at a train/tube station or over the internet ((URL HIDDEN) and then you just swipe it on all trains, tubes, buses and trams all day and it won't take more than the travel card price of £10.50 per day.
We have frequent buses to nearby towns and the train takes 35 minutes into the West End. We border on Kent with lovely walks and interesting towns not far away. What more could a person want?
If you would like to join us for dinner that can be arranged. I like cooking and my price is reasonable at £5 per head for 2 courses plain or £7 including wine.
The room is for the guest only but sometimes the bathroom is shared.
Interaction with guests
This is our home. Guests are given a key for the duration of their stay and are expected to come and go as they please within reason. We are always here but lead busy lives. We like to know if a guest is planning to arrive back later than 10pm.
Other things to note
I like my guests to raid my cereal cupboard and fridge to make their breakfast but I am also willing to make it for you. I appreciate punctuality at breakfast time if you have ordered one.
A cheerful "Good Morning" is absolutely necessary.
If you order breakfast and a time is agreed then please stick to it....or have cereal and toast which you make.
Keep your key chained to your person. Lost keys mean changed locks and that's expensive.
Please let us know if you intend to arrive back later than 10pm.
We do not have any pets and we do not smoke.
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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A mum with an empty nest most of the time. Being married to an engineer means that things around the house work. We are Grandparents keeping the wheels of industry turning during school Methodist Church organist and Local Preacher we take an active interest in our church and fellowship. Problem solving is our speciality so ask us about our locality and we will do our best to fill in the gaps. In the past we have helped out with a Chambres D'Hotes in the South of France both running it and getting it ready. We loved travelling in France with a small caravan and Airbnb is our way of holidaying without one.
When we travel out of Europe there are 1 or2 things missing....the BBC and fresh cow's milk.
Sidcup is in Travel Zone 5 ; 12 miles outside Charing Cross and to keep the traffic flowing well, Transport for London like you to purchase an Oyster card. This can be charged with GBP at a train/tube station or over the internet and then you just swipe it on all trains, tubes, busses and trams all day and it won't take more than the travel card price of £13.50 per day.