This listing is a single room, cosy & at front of the house. If you like foxes, you're likely to see some across the road in the forest (opposite). Only 4.5 miles from London City! Bed, wardrobe, drawers, chair, small table for laptop.
PLEASE NOTE 24 HOUR TUBE SERVICE ON CENTRAL LINE STARTS 19 AUGUST 2016!!
This listing is for a small single room in the house.
The house is opposite a park (part of Epping Forest). Friendly owner. 10 mins to tube and only 2 stops from Stratford, the main Olympics site.
Guests can help themselves to tea and coffee, bread when available. It's provided free of charge (as I am not licensed to sell food).
The neighbourhood is stable, quiet and peaceful, with nice, large Victorian and Edwardian houses. Alfred Hitchcock was born and lived in Leytonstone! As well as David Beckham of course!
The local area (including Wanstead, very close) has lots of pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops. Stratford is 2 stops (Central Line) where the main olympic venues are, and the large new shopping centre (Westfield), every shop imaginable (257), 77 restaurants, cinemas, bowling alley, and a casino! One of the biggest centres in Europe.
It is 15 minutes by train to the hustle and bustle of Central London (Central Line, to Liverpool Street) and 30 minutes to Oxford Street.
The bedrooms are bright and cozy, with lots of books, which guests are welcome to borrow to read. Fresh towels are provided. Most of the bed linen is good quality/Egyptian cotton.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, dining room, living room and garden, which has BBQs and garden furniture.
Other features of the house include:
-Nice atmosphere, and full of character
-Kitchen with dining table and seating for 6, juicer, toaster, other gadgets
-Living room with two sofas, chair, a fireplace, TV & DVD player
-Small courtyard garden with garden furniture, 2 BBQs (charcoal/gas)
-Free wifi access
-Lots of books, including London maps and tourist guides to borrow
-5 minute walk to pubs, restaurants, and shops, and a 24-hour Tesco supermarket (except Sat to 10pm / Sunday 10am-4pm).
-Very friendly host with great sense of humour
The house has one shared bathroom, with toilet.
Please check if you need an A-Z, tube map, etc., or other information relating to travel, restuarants, etc.
Please let me know of any special requirements
Accès des voyageurs
Dining room (French doors to back garden)
Living room (TV)
Spare room upstairs with desk and iron
Échanges avec les voyageurs
As much or little as guests want! But depends on my work.
I do like to chat to people but also respect when guests just want to come and go!
Car service available. Please ask for quote or order as needed by text.
Stratford Station to house £10
Stansted Airport to house £50
Heathrow Airport to house £50
Gatwick Airport to house £65
Close to Westfield, huge indoor shopping mall with restaurants, cinemas, bowling, Olympic stadium (soon to be West Ham football ground), Olympic swimming pool now public.
I provide Oyster card with £5 loaded onto card.
Please tidy up dishes after use. Thank you! Rinse dishes under cold water (if very dirty) then put in dishwasher.
If washing at the kitchen sink, please be careful of the cold water top. It's very strong and sends water behind the taps (wooden work bench)! Also, the wooden benchtop in the kitchen is plain wood so need to place any items on the glass covers provided.
You are welcome to put food in the fridge or store in the kitchen – see baskets to the right of the fridge on the top wooden shelf unit.
Any food I put on the kitchen table please eat!! I often leave fruit, cakes, chocolate, etc. there.
Tea and coffee is provided. The tea bags are on the kitchen counter next to the kettle. I sometimes make food (eg. soup, stew) which guests are welcome to eat. I will let you know or leave a message on the message board!
See the white message board on wall on left as you go into the kitchen. I will leave messages on there. Feel free to leave messages. The pen is sitting on top of the board.
If you are last to leave the house, please ensure all windows are closed (apart from bedroom window can be left open), French doors in back room are locked, back door (in laundry room) is bolted (if you have used it).
Police and Ambulance 999.
Urgent medical advice 111.
Other emergency numbers are on the fridge door just in case!!
Please take care walking down the stairs at night. The stairs turn at the end. I leave the porch light on, and a night light in hallways.
There are emergency numbers on the fridge.
If you stay out for the night, I would be grateful if you could let me know in advance, or as soon as you can.
There is a small first aid kit in the room. There is a larger first aid kit in the bathroom, and in the laundry room.
PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE INSIDE THE HOUSE! SMOKERS CAN GO OUT THE FRONT OR THE BACK. PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE OUTSIDE NEIGHBOURS' PROPERTIES.
Do not light any candles inside the house.
I rent out two rooms – a single (one person) and a double (maximum of 3 people). So there may be other guest/s. You are of course welcome to book the other room if you would the whole house (and me!).
I have never had a problem with noisy or disrespectful guests, so I just trust people to know what to do!
Short, friendly, interesting, humorous, approachable, hard-working, enjoy a laugh.
I am self-employed (psychologist, counsellor, coach, consultant, portfolio entrepreneur, all round chief squirrel), work at home a lot in my loft (not always though). I got married to Hiram in February. I think we are getting divorced!!
I enjoy meeting new people and have had visitors now for 4 years. I am from the UK, but lived in NZ for 26 years, and a short spell in Australia, but it was a bit hot and humid for me! I am recently married (Feb 2013) to a Kenyan who lived in Italy for 8 years. I am a book fiend and my house has stacks of them, as well as my kindle! Although most are for my work. I just started book collecting too. So now I have an excuse for the obsessive collecting!
I enjoy a wide range of music, and am learning to play the violin! Next will be keyboard. I recently did a film-making course and looking forward to doing something with that! I love learning.
My mottos are:
Seize the day;
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child;
Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures;
Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will
A lot I know! That's me, lots going on!