The SpaceThe whole top floor is your own private space in our comfortable three storey home located on a tree lined road in Ealing, a lovely area
of West London. It's a great base for guests, either couples or singles, with planned activities or work in town, or those who wish to go sight seeing.
You will have a private double bedroom with an adjoining private shower room/wc plus your own sitting room/study.
The bedroom has a double wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, a chest of drawers, full length mirror, bedside lamps for reading and racks for luggage. The bed is a comfortable double and guests always tell me how well they have slept! There is a fan available to use in the bedroom in the unlikely event that we get any hot weather ....
The shower room/wc features a refreshing walk in "rain" shower with a hand held shower attachment. I provide towels, shampoo, body wash, a hair dryer, a shaver adaptor and a universal adaptor. There is also a bathroom cabinet for your personal toiletries, make up etc.
The lounge/study has a small two seat sofa plus a desk, desk lamp, TV with built in Freeview and fast Wi-Fi access.
I provide breakfast of tea/coffee with fruit juice, cereal, fruit, freshly baked croissants or toast in the large, bright family kitchen/diner which opens out on to the garden, or at the table out on the decking on warm days. Breakfast is available between 7.15am and 9.30am, although I can provide it a little earlier if you have a plane or train to catch, or work commitments. Guest AccessYou will have full, sole use of the bedroom, private shower room, wc and sitting room/study. An anti allergenic duvet is available on request. Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit are always available and sometimes home made cake! Guests are welcome to use the microwave in the family kitchen for heating ready meals and I am happy to make space in the fridge for your own snacks. Please note that the kitchen is for "heat and eat" only, not for food preparation. Guests who stay for 3 nights or longer can use the washing machine by prior arrangement with me. We have a heated terrace in the back garden and guests are very welcome to sit out there and relax. Interaction with GuestsI will be here to greet you when you arrive. Our aim is to make you feel welcome, whilst respecting your privacy. I am usually available to answer your questions, or just have a chat, and I have a good knowledge of how to travel around London and hope that I will be able to help you make the very best of your stay in our city. The NeighborhoodPitshanger Village in Ealing is a lovely area of west London, midway between the city and Heathrow Airport and is one of the "villages" of which London is comprised, with tree lined streets, parks and excellent local amenities. Busy during the day, the area is tranquil and quiet at night. There are plenty of local independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all within a few minutes walk and a friendly community atmosphere. Pitshanger Lane, home to all these lovely shops etc has just WON the Great British High Street national competition, hence it is now officially THE BEST IN LONDON! Nearby there is a large park which is good for jogging or a quiet walk. One of the local pubs, The Village Inn, does very good food at lunch time and every evening until 9pm except Sunday. There is a wide choice of different restaurants including French, Italian, Greek, Indian, and Thai plus an excellent fish and chip shop! I have highlighted some of these on the map below. The legendary Ealing Film Studios, where much of Downton Abbey was filmed, are a short bus ride away. Football fans can also book a tour of Wembley stadium in advance, on line.
The University of West London is a short bus ride away. Getting AroundExcellent public transport links.
The bus stop is a one minute walk away and from there take a short bus ride to our local tube station, Ealing Broadway (zone 3), from where almost anywhere in Central London is only 25 or 30 mins away via the Central Line (Red) or the District Line (Green).
Heathrow is easily reached either via Ealing Broadway using the Heathrow Connect train, or by taking a short bus ride (15/20 mins) and then the Piccadilly line tube from Northfields station (20 mins).
From Ealing it is also easy to take a direct train to Oxford, which is a good place to go for a day trip.
From August 19th 2016, there will be a night service on the Central line tube on Fridays and Saturdays.
We are also close to the A40/M40 for visitors who want to travel by car into/out of London. Parking is free and on the street with no permits required.
We are on the N7 night bus route with the bus stop a one minute walk from our house. The N7 runs every 30 mins all night from Oxford Circus or Marble Arch and is very useful if you are in central London late at night.
Wembley Stadium is about 40 minutes away and can be reached by the 83 bus from Ealing Broadway. Other Things to NoteThe accommodation is the entire top floor of our three storey house and is reached via two flights of stairs. The bedroom is south west facing with lots of natural light and overlooks our back garden. Check in time is from 3pm until 11pm, but I am prepared to be flexible, with prior notice, depending on the circumstances and especially if you are arriving from abroad. The bedding (duvet) is made of goose down, so please let me know in advance if you are allergic to this as I can provide anti allergenic bedding. Please also let me know if you have any food allergies, ie wheat or lactose intolerance.