WHOLE HOUSE FOR LARGE FAMILY GROUP
MAXIMUM 10 PEOPLE INCLUDED IN PRICE
Our 5 double bedroom Victorian terraced family home is located in a quiet street in lively Shepherds Bush, (Zone 2 on the tube) making it extremely well linked to the heart of London & all its major attractions.
Our simply furnished low tech 5 bedroom Victorian terraced family home is located in a quiet street in lively Shepherds Bush. (Zone 2 on the tube) Shepherds Bush is extremely well linked by public transport to all of London's major attractions with direct tube and overground trains from Shepherds Bush to the West End, Kensington Palace, Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, Olympic Park Stratford, Wembley Stadium, Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, Horse Guards Parade, London's Earl's Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the seaside at Brighton, the M4 for West of England including Windsor and Eton and M40 for Oxford and the North of England.
This is our family home and we know that Airbnb community members are always respectful of that fact. As we are occasionally out of town durijg these times we are happy to make our whole house available to other families or groups of mature friends who would like somewhere homely to stay in London.
While we make sure our home is clean and tidy, potential guests are reminded that this is a family house and therefore contains all the trappings of our family life. We do leave our personal effects in the house but we will clear the top couple of drawers in the bedrooms and leave guests coat hangers out for clothes behind the bedroom doors. Guests are welcome to use our condiments and spices in the kitchen and we only request that anything used is replaced if it runs out!
We will also provide a detailed information leaflet that explains things about the house and area. This is also made available by Airbnb when guest make their booking and we recommend that guests download it before their visit to help familiarise themselves with our home and neighbourhood
HOUSE AMENITIES include:
Clean linen and towels
Aga Rayburn range
Wireless internet access
Use of the washer
2 Bathrooms with baths and power showers.
MORE ABOUT SHEPHERDS BUSH & OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Shepherds Bush itself is a prime real estate location. It is among one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the capital with convenience stores and multi ethnic restaurants just around the corner from the house. Shepherds Bush Green is a short walk or even shorter bus ride away from our home and is a bustling metropolitan centre with market, theatres, cinemas, music venues, gyms, night clubs, and comprehensive shopping ranging from Tiffany to Marks and Spencer, Prada to the Disney Store. The BBC Television centre is just around the corner making this area popular with media types and we also have the FA premier division football club Queen's Park Rangers right on our doorstep for any football fans.
Notting Hill and its famous antique market is also a walk, tube train or bus ride away and offers a daily produce market, Friday and weekend antique and vintage markets, cafes, boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Car drivers please note: There is on street pay and display parking here with charges made from Monday to Sunday between 9am and 9pm. Car drivers can pay for parking by phone street which guests bringing their own car will need to factor in to their budget if they are staying with us on weekdays. Parking at nearby Westfield Shopping Centre is a more economical location.
Overseas guests who plan to travel onwards around the UK by hire car after their London visit would be best advised to have their hire car delivered to the house on the morning of their last day to avoid additional cost to their trip. Public transport, foot or bike hire (London's bike hire scheme has bikes in Shepherds Bush which can be rented by the hour) is definitely the best way to visit London and its attractions. Shepherds Bush as previously stated has excellent transport links with two underground tube stations, an overground train station with links to Gatwick the Midlands and the North and the South Coast plus one of the largest bus hubs in the city.
In addition to Uber, we also have a very reasonably priced mini cab company Ambassadors that operates from an office at the end of our street they offer very competitive rates to London's airports.
Gatwick Airport is easily reached by overground train from Shepherd's bush or via Easy Bus to West Brompton.
Most economic route to/from Heathrow is via tube via The Piccadilly Line to Hammersmith which stops all five terminals and change at Hammersmith to Hammersmith & City to Shepherd's Bush Market.
Stanstead Airport is easily reached via Easy Bus to/from Bakers Street with a direct tube journey on the Hammersmith & City Line to/from Shepherd's Bush Market. Alternatively the Stanstead Express to/from Liverpool Street with a direct tube on The Central Line to/from Shepherd's Bush or Hammersmith & City to/from Shepherd's Bush Market.
ONCE GUESTS HAVE BOOKED THEY HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPREHENSIVE SEPARATE SECTION FOR ARRIVAL ROUTES FROM LONDON"S AIRPORTS AND EUROSTAR TERMINAL
Shepherds Bush is an ideal location for visitors wishing to explore London and the South of England or in town attending business or educational conferences.
Guests will have use of the whole home, including our garden and barbecue.
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If we are not on hand for our guests arrival we have a key safe the code for which will be supplied in advance of the booking date. This is to be left in the key safe for emergencies and additional key will be left on the kitchen table.
The house is available for a minimum of 7 nights for maximum occupancy by 11 people exceptions to this have been made over the Easter weekend
Our usual check in time is 3pm and check-out 11am - however guests are welcome to drop off their bags earlier. We have a key safe so even when no-one is at home you will be able to gain access to our home at the time that suits you.
This is our family home and we respectfully request that you treat it with the same care and attention that you would the home of your friends or family.
We also ask that night-time noise be kept to a minimum out of respect for our neighbours and any outdoor dining and socialising in our back garden conclude by 12pm at the latest.
No Smoking inside the house please but you are welcome to smoke in the garden.
Please can you water our garden when using the house in summer months and also water any house plants during your stay.
Please do not adjust the settings on the boiler in our kitchen - if it is set above 55 the boiler will cut out and there will be no hot water or central heating.
For the same reason please remember to turn down the cooker dial to Low after use
PLEASE DISPOSE OF ALL RUBBISH UPON DEPARTURE & LEAVE IN RUBBISH BINS AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE
The refuse collection is on Monday mornings - there are bins outside the property and all rubbish must be bagged and placed inside the black bins.
Recycling is in clear bags and general refuse is in black bags. Extra bags can be found in the kitchen drawers, the local library on Wood Lane also provides clear refuse bags.
Our Compost bin is in the garden for veg waste.
Please leave our home tidy and clean.
Please inform us of any breakages before departure and if possible replace like for like.
Elisa & Dominic
We are Elisa and Dominic and we live with some of our grown up kids in West London. I am a yoga instructor, teaching private and group classes mainly in Kensington and Notting Hill. Dominic is a professional sailor who also does renovation work when not at sea and we have 5 children aged between 18 and 25 who are beginning to fly the nest.
We enjoy people, sunshine, sailing and family. We also run yoga and sailing holidays around the world and this year we are running yoga trips to Kerala in India, and Kabak in Turkey and a sailing holiday in the UK.
As a family we have been hosting guests in the spare bedroom in our home since 2010 and it has proved to be a really enjoyable experience. We have loved meeting new people from all over the globe and getting to know them a little during their stay with us.
We have done home stays ourselves as guests in a number of Airbnb places in Iceland, Wales, France and Spain. Our kids have enjoyed their own Airbnb experiences around the world so we are all ambassadors for this personalised way of travelling.
We hope that as a family we have found the right balance as hosts and we would recommend Airbnb to anyone looking for an informal unique form of travel experience.
There is something rather special about staying in a less touristy location and experiencing a place with the personal touch of staying in a home with local people as their guests rather than a generic hotel room. However we also understand the importance of retaining that sense of privacy we all appreciate.
For many years we have also undertaken home swaps as a family and we and our exchange partners were always very respectful of each other's property. So in the summer of 2012 when London hosted the Olympics and Airbnb were encouraging their hosts to rent their homes we decided to give it a try.
Our experience of having strangers renting our home while we were on holiday was as positive as the home exchanges, despite the financial exchange, we were able to build up a good trusting relationship via email with our guests who understood that this is our family home and not an investment rental property. They not only looked after our home beautifully but also reported to us that they had thoroughly enjoyed their stay in our home and our local less touristy London neighbourhood.
This has encouraged us to make our home available again for occasional holiday periods this year.