About This Listing
We are renting out our lovely Victoria home in Streatham, South London. 3 bedrooms consisting of a master bedroom, a spare room with a double bed and a nursery with a cotbed and a children's bed. We also have a spare travel cot and everything else you need if traveling with children.
The house style is contemporary, eclectic and quirky, full of new and vintage pieces, with books piled high in most rooms (in both English and Danish). End of a quiet leafy road rows of red brick Victorian terraced homes of historical significance - great if you want to be charmed by 'the real London!' :-)
We also have a lovely cosy garden with garden furniture, parasol and BBQ. .
Excellent transport links.....
Only half an hour from Gatwick Airport by train, all other airports can be accessed easily via public transport via train and (website hidden) Pancras International/Kings Cross direct train only 40mins. Or very cheap local taxi companies can take you anywhere for a fraction of the price of an official London black cab,
Central London Connections
Streatham Common Station is at the end of our street with fast connections to London Victoria, (Buckingham Palace) London Bridge and West London (including Shepherds Bush for Westfield Shopping Centre- the largest in Europe).
7 min walk to Streatham Station which connects us to London Bridge, Blackfrairs (for the Southbank, St Paul's Catherdral and the Tate Modern) and the City and Kings Cross/St Pancras (for the Eurostar)
2 min walk to our local park, Streatham Common which has a beautiful garden called the Rookery one of South London's hidden Gems. Lots of green spaces nearby - the main reason people choose to live South of the River Thames! (compared to built up, Claustrophobic North London ;-))
Great local pubs, friendly and full of interesting activities like craft fairs and farmers markets and a famous jazz club (the Hideaway).
Also the buzz of Brixton and Streatham Hill just down the road with cinemas, arty markets, bars, cool cafes, fantastic food and lots of live music if you fancy a busy night life.
Languages: both Danish and English spoken
New to Air BnB so be the first to book our room!
You can also rent out just the spare room for £ 38 see seperate listing.
The whole house and our cosy garden
Interaction with Guests
We will be available on the phone at any time
Our house is located near Streatham and Streatham Common Stations. The area has developed a nice local community feeling in recent years and with that quite a few new pubs and cafes have opened. A two minute walk away you will find Streatham Common Park, but best of all - at the top of Streatham Common you will find the Rookery, a charming little garden and great views over South London. Shopping is convenient with a large Sainsburys three minutes walk away and a Tescos five minutes walk
There are very frequent trains to central London from both Streatham Common and Streatham Station. Getting to Streatham Common from Gatwick Airport is easier by train than taxi and only takes about 35 minutes.
Other Things to Note
There is on street free parking
The ususal stuff, no smoking indoors, be respectful to our house and our neighbours,
Not a party house.
We felt quite at home in Louise and Shaff house. Cosy and confortable. The area is very calm, close to Streatham Common train station by feet. Very practical if you are coming from Gatwick airport and easy access to London center.
Listing description was accurate, loved the old Victorian features of the home as well as the modern kitchen. The neighborhood was not quite what I expected, but as this was our first time to the UK, I'm not sure how accurate my read of the area is. As a young woman, I would not have felt comfortable walking around the area alone at night. The house was adequate for the needs of our group of 4 though and at a great price. A train station located just at the opposite end of the block made it convenient to get us to and from central London. Overall we were happy with our experience, but next time we'd probably spend a little more money to stay in a nicer area closer to the center of London.
Hi! our stay was perfect. House big and very prepared for kids with plenty of toys.
Supermarkt and big park just 5 minutes walk. Station 7 min away with direct trains to Victoria Station each 15 minutes
We had an incredibly comfortable stay in a truly gorgeous home. Louise was very helpful - answering our little queries promptly and providing everything we could possibly need. We were in lovely neighbourhood - close to several supermarkets, places to eat and to the tube / bus routes. The journey into London was easy and there was also lots to do nearby, including the Common. We felt safe walking back at night and had a peaceful stay.
Super tolle Unterkunft. Ganz liebe Gastgeber. Haben uns bei Ankunft mit Brot und Tee versorgt.
Alles sauber und sehr aufgeräumt. Am Anfang war es ein wenig kalt im Haus, aber das war den kalten Temperaturen in London geschuldet.
Alles in allem ein super tolles Haus. Wir würden auf jeden Fall jederzeit wieder kommen!
Though I didn't meet Louise and Shaf but I felt so welcomed at the house. House is so cosy and well decorated. Location is good since it's close to two stations. My stay was flawless and really enjoyed it.
We hebben het erg naar ons zin gehad. Een mooi, groot, kindvriendelijk huis dichtbij een treinstation waardoor we binnen 20 minuten op station Victoria stonden. Onze zoon van 2 vermaakte zich prima met al het speelgoed en ook wij konden ons goed ontspannen maar ook zo Londen in. Er lag een uitgebreide handleiding klaar waardoor we ons snel wegwijs konden maken in huis en in Londen. Een aanrader!
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About the Host, Louise
We're a couple with 2 young children, Alia and Hannah. Lou is Danish and Shaff is British (of Indian Origin). Lou is a social worker and Shaff is a Children's Service manager and the founder of community sharing website (email hidden). In our spare time, Lou makes handmade children's clothes (scandi style) and Shaff makes documentary films. We like to keep busy and take the children out a lot.
Lovely pub with nice food. Definitely recommend it! Around the back they have a little tea room with coffees, great cakes and a little play area for kids. They often have a farmers market on weekends.Greyhound Lane London SW16 5SD
Charming little cafe with great cakes.Streatham High Rd SW16 6EN