This is a sunny, spacious, private apartment, with lovely woodland views. It's set in a quiet, no-exit street, just minutes drive from the town centre and the university. It offers a peaceful, secluded retreat in a beautiful setting.
The space exudes, well space! The lounge is roomy, with a calm and peaceful decor. The table is by the window and looks out onto bush - no houses to be seen. There is often birdsong, which dominates the soundwaves, as at this bushy end of the no-exit street there is almost no traffic. The bedroom is also decorated with a calming decor, and looks out, again over trees, towards Mt Cargill. The sunporch between these two rooms is a sun-trap. It features comfortable leather seating and has a desk, with (yes) a woodland outlook. Perfect for those who want to retreat and write. There is a small kitchenette with a sink plus a cooker with two elements and a microwave. Other facilities include toaster, toastie maker and electric jug. We provide home-prepared muesli, yoghurt and milk, plus bread and spreads. We offer 'real' coffee with a plunger, plus instant coffee and tea bags. There is a large tv with freeview options, a DVD player and free wifi. The shower has excellent water pressure, and the bathroom has a heated towel rack. There is also an iron, ironing board and hair dryer for those who need it.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests can park on Montague street, a few metres up from the path to the house. A short distance along the path, there is a wooden bridge which crosses a small stream, leading to the path to the house. This stream is fed by an aquifer/wellspring, which flows from the rural property which is a small distance up the road from our home. There is a seat beside the stream for those who want to lose themselves and enjoy some bird watching in the the grove of trees.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We are happy to be called on whenever there are questions from guests. We live in the adjoining area of the house, but have our own access, and a differing street address on the other side of the house. We can supply an extra single mattress if another person wants to stay, beyond the four we have beds for. We also have a portacot if there is a small child needing a bed.
Weitere wichtige Infos
We are located a short walk from Chingford Park, which is famous for its beautiful historic stone stables. The Park setting was originally the home of a wealthy settler, who planted an extensive range of deciduous trees as a re-creation of an English estate. The original wooden dwelling has burned down, but the legacy remains. There is a frisbee golf course that covers most of the park, which is free, and fun to experience (even for those who, like me, can't throw). The other feature close at hand is Baldwin street - internationally renown as the steepest street in the world. It is two streets away from Montague Street (but rest assured, the gradient is much steeper there). Meanwhile, just metres from Baldwin Street, you'll find The Grill, purveyors of very good coffee (plus snacks and interesting mementos for purchase), based in the historic Post Office building. And for those who want to walk a couple of blocks further, there is Simons Bistro and Biergarten, offering an outdoor setting for beer and other drinks, with the option of dinner. The German restaurant was set up by the locally-based national award winning German butcher, who sells his meat from the Gardens shopping centre. The Gardens, which is three to four minutes drive from the apartment at no. 56, has three eateries (Cambodian, Indian and Italian) and the quirky Inch Bar which specializes in boutique beers. Across the road is the Botanical Gardens, where at the right time of the year, you may also strike a free concert of jazz, brass or rock music on a sunny sunday afternoon.
- No shoes inside the house, no candles, and quiet after 11pm.
I'm Pam, married to John, and we're hosting our air B and B together. (He's on the left in the photo, I'm on the right and our daughter is between us.) We've got a wonderful large home which we adore, and which seems to endlessly reconfigure itself, as our patterns change. Our three kids have left, and we've taken delight in setting up accommodation in a separate section of our home. It faces bush and a small stream and has its own entrance and separate street access. John is finishing his PhD in Te Reo Maori after years of teaching and I am a counsellor/supervisor and groupwork facilitator, and a former journalist. We've always enjoyed having people in our home, including many international guests. We've loved the travel we've done together through Europe and Asia, and I have travelled and been involved in film making in Africa and South America. We have a love of music (with many guitars in the house which can be borrowed), and enjoy walking in the gorgeous beach and bush areas of our city. We'd love to tell you about these if you're interested, and would leave you to enjoy the peace and convenience of our apartment.