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Holiday Home - Leafy Location near Central London

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Home in Thamesmead, Nr. Woolwich / Greenwich, London - Avoid central London prices, congestion charge and parking fines!

Beautiful modern house with private garden, ideal for short break or extended stay. Abbey Wood Railway Station is a 5-6minute drive away, or a short ride by frequent bus services. Modern trains operated by South Eastern reach Greenwich, London Bridge and Waterloo East and London Charing Cross (Trafalgar Square), providing access to the London Underground and the West End. There are frequent Dockland Light Railway (DLR) train services to Stratford (home of the 2012 Olympics) departing from Woolwich Arsenal Station, a short ride away by bus or train.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About The Owner

I work in Central London and have lived in the area for the past 15 years and live locally, just a few minutes walk away. Always happy to assist to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose England

I love the open spaces and leafy surroundings, and how the house backs onto a protected nature reservation, with a nearby pond with nesting Herons. The proximity to London and Kent, "the garden of England" has also been a draw. Travel is convenient whether using a car or public transport. The house was built in about 1989, by Declan Kelly Homes, and is well insulated and warm.

What makes this house unique

Comfortable living room, perfect for family or friends. Tranquil protected Woodland outlook to the rear, ideal for enjoying the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Your house is very comfortable and we're going to advise our friends' - Italy

'Thanks for your kindness and we would like to come here again next time' - Hong Kong.

'Thank you for letting us your comfortable house' - Malaysia.
Jun 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Your house is very comfortable and we're going to advise our friends' - Italy

'Thanks for your kindness and we would like to come here again next time' - Hong Kong.

'Thank you for letting us your comfortable house' - Malaysia.
Jun 2009
  • 1 of 1

2 Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

AB, Canada
4

A Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

The positives:

The owner, Paolo, was incredibly friendly and helpful. There were all kinds of resources left for renters at the suite - bus routes, delivery menus, nearby businesses, etc. Paolo also provided eectrical adaptor/converters which came in handy. The bedrooms were great - full closets with hangers, dressers, night stands, and the beds werecomfortable. The kitchen is amazing and it was so nice having a backyard to enjoy in the evenings. Transit was easily navigated and runs around the clock.

The negatives: water pressure is AWFUL. As three women with long/thick hair, it was impossible to wash the shampoo and conditioner out. Showers look more like a birdbath, and even bathing was difficult as it took 30 mins of continuously running the taps to even get the tub HALF full. This also resulted in laundry taking an incredibly long time to complete. The unit is far removed from any tourist locations, and any locals we spoke to were appalled that we were staying in that area. (That being said, it struck us as mostly snobbery as we never felt unsafe while walking, even at night).

Overall, this is a great place to stay if you're on a budget, and don't need immediate access to central London.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We are pleased that overall you have been happy with your stay, and we would be happy to welcome you back again in future. You have been wonderful guests to have. Thank you for reporting the problem you encountered with the reduced water pressure - this is most inconvenient. As the system is gravity fed, we believe this is likely due to a fault with the booster pump as the mains pressure appears to be unaffected. We will arrange a service of the system, in time for the next guests and if only we had known sooner, I am certain we would have resolved the problem for you.
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4

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in this lovely house during a family sightseeing visit to London. There was plenty of room for our young family of 5 and the house was clean, well furnished and equipped making our stay both pleasant and comfortable.

A very short walk to the bus and a 5 minute ride to Abbey Wood train station meant we could soon be in the centre of London and its sights.

The owner was very polite and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I love the open spaces and leafy surroundings, and how the house backs onto a protected nature reservation, with a nearby pond with nesting Herons. The proximity to London and Kent, "the garden of England" has also been a draw. Travel is convenient whether using a car or public transport. The house was built in about 1989, by Declan Kelly Homes, and is well insulated and warm.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London City Airport at 8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sporting Club Thamesmead at 350 Metres Nearest Ferry : Thames Clipper River Boat for Central London at 6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Shooters Hill Golf Course at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Abbey Wood Station at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M25 at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : McDonalds at 2.2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Southend-On-Sea at 56 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Good location for Thames side walks and cycling.

Thamesmere leisure centre (including gym, swimming pool, library) is five minutes drive away. Free tennis courts and children's play areas are a short walk away.

Coast/Beach:

Thames Estuary and Kent and seaside within easy reach.

Travel:

Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow and London City Airports all within easy reach. Thames Clipper Boat Services depart from Woolwich Arsenal for central London. Car hire is not essential, but recommended for visiting Kent. Bus stop 2-3 minutes away served by N1 and 472 Night Buses. The house is in Transport for London's Zone 4. Adult Zone 1-4 Day Travel Card for buses trains and Underground is £12.10 (peak or off peak) or £46.50 for 7 Days. Concessions for students and under 18s. Fares may vary. For latest fares check www.tfl.gov.uk

Distances:

Central London is about 23km (14 miles) away.

Royal Borough of Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal are within easy reach.

Further Details:

Shopping: Bluewater Shopping Centre is within easy reach. Supermarkets (Sainsburys, Morrisons, Iceland & Aldi) are about five minutes drive away, in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Town Centre. Londis convenience store is less than a ten minute walk away, in Manor Close.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
From
£100
Sat,Sun
£572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
From
£100
Sat,Sun
£540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £260
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for full terms and conditions.

Visitors are requested not to exceed the maximum number of people for which we supply beds, without prior arrangement. It is expressly implied that by making the booking, the Hirer is authorised to do so on behalf of all parties staying at the Property and that all adults staying at the Property are jointly and severally liable under the terms of the contract.

Booking will only be accepted when the appropriate payment in full, has been received. Failure to make a final payment of the balance and any other agreed costs or fees within the specified time will result in cancellation of the booking, payments already made will be forefit, and the property made available for re-letting. Additionally, the Hirer will remain liable for any outstanding balance due.

Cancellation and Insurance
Once you have booked your holiday, our agreement is a legal contract and your holiday rent is non-refundable. If for whatever reason you cannot take your holiday and the booking cannot be re-let, you are still liable to pay for the booking in full, even if we have not yet received your balance. If we do succeed in re-letting the booking, you are no longer liable for the balance, or we will refund it to you if you have already paid it. Please note that in the event of a cancellation, your holiday rent is not refundable under any circumstances. For this reason we strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker. You are responsible for your personal possessions and we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage, and we recommend you take out appropriate insurance.

Non-availability of Accommodation
We would only cancel your holiday if 77 Templar Drive was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would attempt to offer y

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Comfortable living room, perfect for family or friends. Tranquil protected Woodland outlook to the rear, ideal for enjoying the garden.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom upstairs & Downstairs toilet with wash hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, This room can be arranged with two single beds, if required.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Can be arranged as an extra large double bed if required.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-5 (3 Bedrooms). 6 with guest bed. All rooms with bedside tables and wardrobes. Foldaway bed for a 6th guest and Travel Cot if required.

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This is a strictly no smoking house. No outdoor shoes to be worn in the house. Foldaway bed suitable for small child and cot can be provided at no extra charge, by prior arrangement. Outside: There is a garden and private patio with garden furniture. Free driveway parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Extra towels and linen for two week bookings. Cleaning of sanitary facilities (bathroom and wc only) included together with linen and towel change for stays of two weeks and over. Cleaning and laundry by arrangement for shorter stays. Other: Hair dryer, alarm clock, radio, free wifi.