Family flat with parking next to station
|Address||Chinbrook Crescent, SE12 9TJ London, United Kingdom|
|Response time||A few hours|
**Folkstone 1hr by car**
**Gatwick 45mn by train**
**Central London 15mn by train**
The flat has two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom. The large bedroom has four bunk beds and the small bedroom has a double bed. The living room has comfortable seating for six, and a dining table with four chairs plus two folding chairs. The bathroom has a bathtub with shower. The kitchen has a fridge, oven and four burner hob, plus a washing machine.
The flat is functional and has everything a family would need for a short city break. The kitchen is in need of a refurbishment, and the whole flat needs some redecoration. This is scheduled for November 2015. In the meantime, guests can enjoy the flat as it is, knowing that if it were newly refurbished they would be paying more!
Guests have exclusive use of the entire flat: kitchen, bathroom and living room. No one else will be sharing. Guests will have their own keys and will be able to come and go as they please.
Interaction with Guests
I meet guests when they check in, and say good bye when they leave. Apart from that I do not usually meet or socialise with guests. However, once or twice per year Clare and I invite our guests to our home for an evening meal.
Grove Park is a commuter suburb of London. It has shops and cafés clustered around the railway station. Chinbrook Meadows is just around the corner from the railway station and has two play areas for children, tennis courts, and a charming brook meandering through.
The flat is next to the railway station - it could not be closer. From the gates of the flat to the ticket office, the walk takes under 60 seconds! For local journeys there is a bus stop opposite the railway station.
Journey times by train to central London are:
London Bridge - 15mn,
Waterloo East - 20mn,
Charing Cross - 25mn.
The last train home leaves Charing Cross at 00:48. If you miss the last train, a night bus leaves every 30 minutes (every 20 minutes Friday and Saturday night) throughout the night from Trafalgar Square to the bus stop opposite Grove Park Station.
An oystercard is the simplest and usually cheapest way to move around London. It is valid on nearly all rail, underground, tram and bus journeys within London (a notable exception is the Heathrow Express). To use an Oystercard you must buy credit, and each time you make a journey the cost of that journey is taken from the credit. But the really good news is that there is a daily price cap. For adults travelling within Zones 1-4 the daily price cap is £7.70. And for children under 16 the daily price cap is £1.50.
On the "Transport for London" website search for "visitor oyster card" to find out how to buy your Oystercards before you travel to London, and how to apply for child photo oystercards for under 16s.
Other Things to Note
We offer a free loan of a travelcot suitable for children under three years.
We can offer an airport transfer service for up to 6 passengers - please email for details.
We have other flats close by, see:
House rules* Use common sense!
* Silent after 21:00.
* Quiet if arriving after 21:00.
* Quiet if departing before 08:00.
* Respect other residents.
* No smoking except outside.
* Enjoy your stay with us!
|Maximum nights||1 year|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Reviews for this host's other properties
We spent 4 wonderful days in London and can recommend the home of Tom & Claire very much for a family trip. Everything was in very tidy condition and we felt at home. Station and supermarket were only 10 minutes away on foot and you could ski down almost on the doorstep to London-City with the double-decker bus.
Tom is a very friendly and pleasant host, he gave us good sightseeing tips.
At the next visit to London, we are determined as guest.
Thank you for the very good time we had!
Wir verbrachten 4 wundervolle Tage in London und können die Wohnung von Tom & Claire sehr für einen Familien-Trip empfehlen. Alles war in einem sehr ordentlichen Zustand und wir haben uns wohl gefühlt. Bahnhof und Supermarkt waren nur 10 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt und man konnte auch mit den roten Doppeldeckern fast vor der Tür nach London-City abfahren.
Tom ist ein sehr freundlicher und angenehmer Gastgeber, er gab uns noch gute Sightseeing Tipps.
Beim nächsten London-Besuch sind wir bestimmt wieder Gast.
Thank you for the very good time we had!
A very nice apartment, well equipped and well located to be able to visit London. We are delighted with our stay in the apartment of Tom and Clare and the service we gave Tom seeking us and bringing us to the airport.
A big thank you
Un très bel appartement, bien aménagé et bien situé pour pouvoir visiter Londres. Nous sommes ravis de notre séjour dans l'appartement de Tom et Clare et du service que nous a rendu Tom en nous cherchant et nous ramenant à l'aéroport.
Un grand merci
Superb stay in this apartment very clean, comfortable and well equipped.
Everything is in the description and photos.
It is perfect for a family like ours. We were 6 people.
Tom is very available and accommodating.
We returned this stay full of fond memories of London and hope to return.
Superbe sejour dans cet appartement tres propre, confortable et bien aménagé.
Tout est conforme au descriptif et photos.
Il est parfait pour une famille comme la notre. Nous étions 6 personnes .
Tom est tres disponible et arrangeant.
Nous rentrons de ce sejour plein de bons souvenirs de Londres et espérons y revenir.
I stayed at Tom's place for a weekend with my friends from 3 to 5 january 2014. It was the best place till now in london. It was awesome. Hats off to Tom and his team. It was very neat and clean. It is a best place to stay for a family with children. The surroundings were very calm and safe. It was very easily accessible to Central london with trains and bus. The house contained every small items for a perfect stay in London. The beds, living room, kitchen were great.
Tom was very friendly and communicative. I loved his Dog meg who joined tom for a walk while handing over the keys to the room.. It was so cute and lovable. I will certainly recommend a stay again in London in his apartment. It would give a complete 100% rating to the room as it was so good and comfortable. The finest part was the Guest book which was so cute filled with very lovable wordings from different guests. Train station was just 8 min walk from the house. Central london was easily accesible in 10 mins. ( London bridge ). From there it was just easy to reach waterloo or stratford in less minutes. The surroundings had a good kebab house for a short dinner in the night.
Bathroom was very well equipped with all electronic items like hair dryer and plug points, linens, antiseptic cleaning items. etc..,
Kitchen was well equiped with utensils for cooking, having a good english breakfast etc., The living room was very good for a family to play activity games, poker, while listening to music. The bedroom was good organised with cubboards, table, lamps spring back beds etc.,
On the whole it was a wonderful time in Tom's place with a rememberable stay for a weekend with my friends.
Greetings from Germany
The flat is perfectly equipped. We were a group of six people and didn´t miss anything!
Grove Park station is ten minutes walk away. You can also find a supermarket and cafes close to the station.
We would recommend the flat to everybody!
Can recommend the apartment to anyone. Equipment and support by the landlord top. Overall, a very cozy apartment. Tion for short breaks more than sufficient. Went with friends for a long weekend there and fandens all great.
Kann die Wohnung nur jedem weiterempfehlen. Ausstattung und Betreuung durch die Vermieter top. Insgesamt eine sehr gemütliche Wohnung. Für nen Kurzurlaub mehr als ausreichend. War mit ein paar Freunden ein verlängertes Wochenende da und fandens alle klasse.
We have all encountered such, as we have liked. The agreement with the owner worked great. The apartment was clean and for us as a family of 7 the place was enough. The apartment was a great base for our day trips to London. The city was almost within 30min. accessible. The car we were able to park in front of the apartment safely on the road. We recommend the apartment of Tom Crispin you.
Wir haben alles so angetroffen, wie wir es uns gewünscht haben. Die Absprache mit dem Vermieter hat super geklappt. Die Wohnung war sauber und für uns als als 7-köpfige Familie hat der Platz ausgereicht. Die Wohnung war ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für unsere Tagestouren in London. Die City war innerhalb von knapp 30min. erreichbar. Das Auto konnten wir sicher am Straßenrand vor der Wohnung parken. Wir empfehlen die Wohnung von Tom Crispin gerne weiter.
We have had a wonderful holidays in London, and Tom & Claire's apartment has been a basic ingredient of the success. We had everything we needed, plenty of space, quietness, comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, wifi connection... and a couple of amazing hosts, who did everything to make sure we were happy at the apartment.
The apartment is very finely connected with the city center, takes no more than 25 min to get to Trafalgar Square by train, there are bus lines that can also be helpful and it's only a nice walk from Greenwich. We made the most of our stay thanks to the easy mobility that we had from Pegley Gardens.
I strongly recommend to everyone coming to London for holidays to stay with Tom and Claire and puiblicy show my gratitude and appreciation for their kindness.
I can not think to come to London again for a short stay and not to stay in Tom's gorgious flat. It was awesome experience as Tom showed great hospitality and utmost care. The flat contained every tiny thing one could possibly need and Tom did everythging to make the stay comfortable. Thanks Tom.
We had some wonderful days during our stay in London in Tom & Claire appartement.
The appartement was nice and clean and everything we needed was in the appartement. The free wifi was gladly used bij our children to keep up with friends and we could used it to plan our next day and book some activities.
The beds were good, everybody slept wel, and also the bathroom was very nice.
There are some supermarkets nearby (5 min walk) and also a nice Pup and two places for an englisch breakfast. From Grove Park station (5 min walk) you have a local train to london city.
What we also liked was the the appartement is in a local area, which mean that you meet the "real" local people in the supermarket, the Pup, restaurant, who were all very friendly.
We enjoy our stay very much, and would recommended to everybody who looks for a nice appartement for there stay in London.
Robin, Sula, Alex, Elena & Manolis
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