About this listing
Gorgeous quirky home 8 mins from central London, in very popular area. Huge Park with open air pool at the end of the road.
A warm, beautifully furnished home from home in an ideal location.
Herne Hill is a delightful peaceful village nestled between the grandeur of Dulwich and the cosmopolitan markets and victorian Ritzy cinema of Brixton. It's London's best kept secret, whether you need to spend your time in central London or relax within a few minutes of the bustle.
For more about the community in the area: (website hidden)
Brockwell Park, with its Gym, swimming pool, award winning cafe (website hidden) and elegant buildings are at the end of the road and the lovely village on your doorstep has a great range of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and designer shops. The Sunday market is a delight for foodies, with quaint local artist stalls (examples displayed throughout the apartment).
The perfect location for a day trip to Paris too - just hop on the train around the corner to St Pancras, change platforms to the Eurostar and you'll be there in no time.
We're just 19 minutes from Wimbledon and you don't need to change trains.
The three large double bedrooms are lovingly furnished with style and contain everything you need for a relaxing stay. The bedding is 300 thread count, with a choice of down or non feather duvet, a selection of pillow types and plenty of cushions.
The master bedroom has a sleigh bed with a TV and DVD player, coffee making facilities and a large sofa with an antique style.
The gold room is a little fantasy indulgence, with an antique gold bed and fresh white and orchid decorations. For families with young children the punch and judy show cupboard is filled with dressing up costumes, books, toys, puppets and puzzles. You can let the little ones play kings and queens to their hearts content after a busy day sightseeing, leaving you time to enjoy a fresh cappuccino in the garden. For weddings the room is filled with silk, mirrors and warmth. For gents the romance can be turned down too.
The silver room is luxurious with an antique graphite and silver theme and frequently changing feature wallpaper. You could find a bar, an aquarium, a sandy beach ... special requests for themed visits are possible too. Perhaps a New York city scape for a celebration or a special surprise?
All bedrooms are supplied with new dressing gowns and slippers and spare bedding, with 2-5 lamps and plenty of mirrors for your comfort and relaxation.
The large hall upstairs has a beautiful gold and cream kidney dressing table with matching stool and gilt mirror. It's ideal to prepare for weddings, with another full length gilt cheval mirror and a mannequin to keep your wedding dress perfect overnight. It quickly converts to contain a printer and office stationery and equipment for business stays and children love to play on it.
Please let us know who is staying in your group to make the desk and apartment perfect for your guests.
The stairs are luxuriously carpeted and everything is regularly refreshed to make you feel like you are the first people to use the apartment.
The living room has a comfortable sofa beda and Smart TV (connect to the internet). Superfast unlimited 4G Wi-fi is available throughout the apartment. We have a safe deposit box for your valuables too.
The Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking as if you were at home, so you can enjoy baking a cake watching the sweet garden or hand grinding your coffee beans in the morning. A new espresso /cappuccino maker and a cafetiere are available, with coffee provided. A washing machine is also available.
The new bathroom suite includes a bath and large interchangeable head electric shower with plenty of new luxury towel sets and huge thick bath sheets for guests.
The peaceful secluded garden at the rear contains a gorgeous eucalyptus, japanese maple and cherry trees, a herb garden (seasonal), table and plenty of chairs to relax, a BBQ and washing line.
We cater particularly for families, wedding parties (with a beautiful wedding venue and open air swimming pool at the end of the road) and business stays. Special requests are also considered.
Accessibility: 5 steps to the front door (support rails to both sides). Bedroom and kitchen on ground floor. Bathroom and toilet on mezzanine floor. 5 steps to rear garden (handrails to both sides) Good colour contrast and lighting throughout. Induction loop available on request.
We are business members of Buy1Give1, impacting lives with giving activities. Your booking enables us to help people who really need it. For Christmas 2013 we have donated:
India - Street Children - Clothes and toiletries for 1825 days.
Nepal - Bricks to build a classroom
Peru - irrigations systems for a village for a year
Cambodia - sponsored a bicycle to enable children to attend school for 730 days.
Guests have access to the whole apartment - 3 double bedrooms, lounge/dining room, bath/shower room, well equipped kitchen and garden. No facilities are shared with people outside the group booking.
Interaction with guests
I aim to greet guests (or if I am not around at arrival time someone else will) and from then I will be on hand on the telephone/internet at all times.
The area is a little oasis in London. It feels like a little village with a huge park and open air pool hugging it. Everyone is really friendly and relexed, so it's great to visit the sights of London and come home to relax away from the hustle of the City.
For travel there are amazing connections - a train station and Bus / night bus stop 1 minute away. Within 10 minutes of leaving the front door you could be on the River Thames looking at St Pauls and the monument on one side and Shakespeare's globe Theatre and the Tate modern on the other, for example (Blackfriars station on top of the river). In 8 minutes on another train you will be in the West End of London.
Victoria 8 mins
City 10 mins
Gatwick airport 49 mins (just the Gatwick express to Victoria, walk across the concourse and 2 stops (7-8 mins) on another train.
Brixton 2 mins
You can also park right outside (metered spaces, charges apply) or free parking within a few streets. A limited number of day parking tickets are available for purchase on request.
Other things to note
Please note we have a minimum 3 night stay. If there are gaps of less than 3 nights we may consider shorter lettings but not if it splits up 4 day periods.
We work hard to create a perfect stay for you. If something isn't quite right please let us know and we will do our best to change it.
Very well travelled Ex Londoner living in Cardiff with family. Love London and travel. My London house is full of interesting surprises which I'm happy to share with people looking for something quirky and a little luxurious when they travel.