A comfortable quiet double bedroom in a charming Victorian house. There is an orthopaedic mattress on the bed, goose feather pillows, cotton towels, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities in room. Two mins from buses and the iconic 22 bus ride through Chelsea and Knightsbridge to Piccadilly Circus. The River Thames is a two minute walk and close to many great cafes, shops and local pubs; 10 mins to tube and overground trains into central London, also easy access for Wimbledon tennis.
The bedroom and bathroom occupy the entire top floor of this charming Victorian house, with views of the pretty garden below. The bathroom is solely for the use of the guest. There is a double bed (not two separate beds) with a firm orthopaedic mattress. There is also a small fridge sufficient to keep drinks or milk cool.
There is a wardrobe, hangers, drawer space, a dressing table and stool and a comfy chaise-longue to relax with a cup of tea after a busy day seeing the sights of London, shopping, or enjoying theatres and restaurants; the National Theatre and Royal Festival hall are a 10 minute train ride away. If you enjoy running or walking the River Thames tow path is a 5 minute walk away.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Guests have reasonable access to the kitchen facilities and there is fridge space to store fresh food if you would like to prepare a meal. There is a small fridge in the guest bedroom to keep drinks cool. Coffee, tea and milk is available and guests are welcome to store food of their choice in their own fridge in the kitchen and there is space in a corner kitchen cupboard.
If guests use the kitchen they are kindly asked to wash-up after, and clear away any mess. There is a lovely garden leading from the kitchen where guests can relax with a morning coffee and there is a water feature with fish.
Long stay guests may use the washing machine once a week, on provision of their own laundry powder, and day of use agreed with host to avoid clashes.
Guests will have your own front-door key but if returning after 11pm they must inform the host.
Other than the paying guests no other person is allowed to hold a key or enter the premises. This is not a party house.
It is expected that the bedroom and the bathroom is left in the condition of cleanliness that guests encounter on their arrival.
For long stay guests; cleaning can be arranged at reasonable local rates.
There is a gym and swimming pool a 10 minute walk nearby; and there are several good running tracks along the river, common and wooded areas. There are many good local cafes a two minute walk away along the Lower Richmond Road as well as gastro-pubs and restaurants.
Atención a los huéspedes
Although my partner is often away on business, I work from home and I am often around to help with any questions you may have. I enjoy meeting new people having travelled widely, and having lived and worked overseas for a number of years fully appreciate the importance of home comforts for weary travellers, as well as respecting the need for quiet privacy which I need when I am working.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the comforts of my home within access restraints above, and if I am not working I am happy to show you around the local area, go for a meal or a drink.
Otros aspectos destacables
We are a no-smoking house, and have a 'no shoes' policy when we leave the solid oak floor of the living area and tiled kitchen so no shoes on the carpets please. Cream carpets on the stairs, landings, and bedroom dictate that rule. For the same reason we discourage food in the bedrooms and care with any drinks; spills on cream carpets are impossible to remove completely but there is a small chill fridge in the guest bedroom to keep drinks cool and a small kettle to make tea or coffee when you wake.
If guests use the kitchen they are kindly asked to wash-up after, and clear away any mess.
For long-stay guests, clean linen and towels are provided on request; cleaning implements and vacuum cleaner are made available so that long-stay guests may maintain their privacy, although a cleaner can be arranged at good local rates.
Long-term guests may do a machine wash once a week with the provision of their own laundry powder and on a day in the week agreed with the host.
Any breakages must be reported to the host and the
client is expected to replace items broken which would include crockery.
It is expected that the bedroom and the bathroom are left in the condition of cleanliness that guests encounter on their arrival. Having had a number of long stays we all manage to enjoy privacy, and interaction, and I welcome hosting all who are here to enjoy all that Putney, and London, have to offer.
Apart from no-smoking, no pets, wash up your plates and cups, and 'no shoes' we are easy going, and simply request that guests treat our home respectively and enjoy what London has to offer. It is not a party house. Guests are requested not to bring anyone to the property, and invite them in, at any-time during their stay. There maybe exceptional circumstances but this must be discussed and agreed with the host in advance.
I have lived and worked in eight very different countries from the depths of Borneo to the remote Island of St Helena, bang in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean and without an airport. I am used to moving home and when I travel I always bring music and once I carried books but now it is a kindle.
I enjoy photography, good food, and wherever I am I try to make time to run. I am independent, but enjoy good conversations over a glass of wine. I love cinema, theatre and I get pleasure from walking on the beach, strolling through woods, climbing mountains, exploring rain forests and learning about different histories and cultures.
I have two grandsons who I hope I will take travelling one day. I travel light and still feel there is room in my life for discovery and adventure. When I return to my lovely home in London I intend to make a room so I too can be a host on Airbnb, meantime I hope my current Airbnb experiences will give me inspiration and ideas for being a great host; a wonderful alternative to the anonymity of hotels.