About this listing
Imaginatively decorated, this quiet garden flat has Westfield shopping, Olympia, BBC, QPR football, theatres, restaurants & bars on the doorstep. Tubes and buses are within 4 mins walk yet it is an oasis of calm in the midst of vibrant London life.
At just under 400 sq ft this charming flat has been newly decorated and is solely for our guests. It has one queen size very comfortable bed with matress topper, feather pillows and 100% cotton linen in the master bedroom and room for 2 extra on the double sofa bed in the living room. We hope the Garden Flat gives you some of the luxury of a boutique hotel yet the independence of your own home.
You have exclusive access to the entire flat with its master bedroom, living room & kitchen in one with sofa bed and bathroom as well as the quirky garden which is a haven of peace in the spring and summer and teaming with bird life.
Interaction with guests
Either I or my assistant will be available by mobile throughout your stay should you need anything.
Theatres and halls, triangles and strip malls, rowdy bars and shopping centers—Shepherd’s Bush is a thriving west London neighbourhood that doesn’t disappoint. The neighborhood’s 8-acre triangular green space just minutes from the flat teems with activity and invites pleasure-strollers and passers-by to peruse the cafes, pubs, and theatres along the park’s surrounding streets. When local labels aren’t enough, check out Shepherd Bush’s claim to fame—Westfield, the neighbourhood is home to Europe’s largest urban shopping complex.
The flat is literally 5 minutes walk from the tube station, the train station and bus stops. You can walk to Holland Park or Nottinghill within 30mins or hop on the bus and be there in half of that. You can be in central London (Oxford Circus) in 15 minutes on the tube.
Heathrow is approximately 30 minutes away and Gatwick approximately 50 mins to 1 hr. City Airport is 1 hour by tube.
For airport transfers I book ahead online and use:
Make sure you ring them when you land though.
Uber is alive and thriving in London but black cabs although a little more expensive do not rely on Sat nav and can get you there quicker. Download the following two apps to make life easier:
These are great apps for black cabs.
Other things to note
Please note there is no shower. There is a double ended bath with shower hose and a selection of scented candles and bath oils.
We would prefer guests to remove their shoes on entry.
Please do not smoke inside the flat. Smokers may use the garden instead.
Please conserve energy by turning lights off when you leave the flat.
No events or parties.
Respect our neighbours by not making excessive noise.
Please leave pans, cutlery and crockery clean after use.
Please ensure Guest Parking permit is left in the flat after use.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I run a children's film and television company and often travel for productions or conferences so have been using Airbnb in preference to hotels for the independence it gives me. I can make a cup of tea or a sandwich without the palava of having to call room service!
My partner and I have recently renovated the flat below us so that we might host visiting friends and family as well as Airbnb guests who'd like somewhere quiet and special for their stay in London. Using Airbnb abroad has given me a good insight to what would make our own guests feel more comfortable which I hope is reflected in our hosting.
As an Airbnb guest, I don't need looking after in fact I prefer less fuss. I don't mind if no one's there to meet and greet as long as there are some clear instructions on how all everything works and where the nearest grocery store is etc. Even better would be a tiny bit of milk in the fridge so I can make a cup of tea on arrival (I travel with teabags!!). I'm generally going to be out during the working week days.
When not working, my partner and I spend time with our family and friends. We watch great films, eat good food, travel, walk, mountain bike, windsurf, dive, ski and latterly kitesurf! We appreciate good design and I've enjoyed that in some of the great places I've stayed in to date.