Central London 5 bedrooms vibrant area great transport links

Central London 5 bedrooms vibrant area great transport links

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Elisa

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Despite being in the heart of London, our family house is quiet and homely. It is surprisingly spacious with a large welcoming kitchen diner which overlooks a small secluded garden with a seated dining area and barbecue. We have an Aga which makes this room cosy in winter, fuels all our central heating and cooking. It really makes the kitchen the heart of our home and is particularly fantastic for roasts, slow hot pot dishes and home baking but equally suitable for rustling something up on the hob after a days sightseeing. If home cooking is not your thing when on holiday then you couldn't be closer to the vast amount of takeaways, cafes and restaurants within 5 minutes of our home!
Our living room comprises two rooms opened as one and is light and simply furnished featuring two open Victorian marble and wrought iron fireplaces and ornate traditional period plasterwork on the high ceilings. All five bedrooms have comfortable double beds and the loft room also has an additional single bed suitable for either an adult or a child. Both bathrooms have baths with showers (one also has a separate shower cubicle). Our home is unfussy, low maintenance, low tech and family friendly with polished wood floors throughout, its tidy (usually!) and we hope will provide a homely base from which to explore London and South East England.
Our home has five bedrooms and sleeps very easily and comfortably 11 and we regularly host guests - either mature students or couples visiting London in our spare room. Hence when it is free we are always happy to host. You will have your own private bathroom and a double bedroom with TV, Hi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and internet. Washing machine and cooking facilities can also be used by mutual arrangement.

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Who we are

  1. We are Elisa and Dominic Williams and we have five children now all in their late teens and twenties. I am a yoga teacher and my husband a professional sailor. We have done many successful home exchanges and love this way of visiting other places with some or all of our family.
    We both enjoy living in this colourful part of London surrounded by a real mixture of people from different walks of life and its many contrasting features. However we love the outdoors and enjoy regular holidays in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are both keen sailors and keep a small yacht in the West Country and have undertaken sailing holidays off the British coasts and in France and Croatia.
    We think you will find our home calm and relaxing, maybe a bit quirky in that English kind of way but definitely a good base from which to enjoy all that Central London has to offer. Although we have listed the number in our traveling party as 5 we can be as few as 2, 3 or 4. We have two older daughters who no longer live at home but occasionally we hope they will join us as well if the exchange home is suitable.
    We require exchange homes to have adult size beds for all of our group

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Where is it?

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Located in Shepherds Bush, our home is close to all the famous and lesser know attractions that Central London has to offer. Shepherds Bush has many local amenities including The Bush Theatre and the O2 Empire Music venue where most of the big named music acts perform, Bush Hall which is 2 minutes away hosts nightly music and comedy clubs and has an excellent restaurant and bar., Queen's Park Rangers Football Club, Shepherds Bush Market and now Europe's largest inner city shopping mall, Westfield - all are within 5 to 10 minutes walk away from our front door. On top of all this Shepherds Bush is a vibrant multi cultural area with a distinct sense of community. Shepherds Bush's nearest neighbours are Notting Hill famous for its vintage WEEKEND street market, upmarket Kensington and leafy Holland Park. Shepherds Bush has three separate tube stations and one overground train station and is one of London's best connected hubs for transportation by bus. It is also easily accessible to London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and just over an hour away by train from the sea at Brighton, one of England's most popular coastal resorts. Locally there are parks, public tennis courts and swimming pools and the pretty pubs and riverside walks along the banks of the Thames are a short bus or tube ride away in Hammersmith and Chiswick. Shepherds Bush is also convenient for road links to the west of London making visits to Windsor Castle, The Botanical Garden at Kew, Richmond Deer Park, Hampton Court very easy. A regular hourly express coach service connects Shepherds Bush to the famous university city of Oxford

Best restaurants
Esarn Kuao Thai, Nepal, Bush Dining, Ayam Zaman
Favourite cafés
Proud Mary
Where to go shopping
Portobello Road Market , Westfield Shopping Mall
Top day trips
Windsor Castle, The Botanical Garden at Kew, Richmond Deer Park, Hampton Court very easy. A regular hourly express coach service connects Shepherds Bush to the famous university city of Oxford

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