Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located close to the border of Greenwich and within easy reach of the attractions of Maritime Greenwich as well as the Centre of London, Hillyfields137 London Garden Apartment is a fantastic home from home for families, friends or couples sharing.
Fantastic and well equipped accommodation for up to 6 people an easy 10 mins by train or tube to central London (London Bridge) for Tower Bridge, Tower of London, the Southbank,; London Eye; Theatre shows, museums.. and more (see below for details). The train journey from London Bridge to Charing Cross is worth taking just for the view - the train crosses by bridge OVER the top of the Thames, with views of the river, London Eye, Westminster, St Pauls, Tower Bridge etc, it's got to be the best free view in London.
We are also brilliantly placed for West End shopping (20mins) and we have direct tube links (London Overground from Brockley) to Camden Road (for Camden Market (6 min walk) and London zoo (20 min walk by the river to the zoo); Shoreditch (Brick Lane), Hoxton/Haggerston (trendy pubs, clubs and bars.
With such fantastic travel links by rail and tube, there is nowhere in London that is out of your reach. A few examples:
Canary Wharf and Docklands - - Brockley to Canada WAter and Jubilee line or DLR to Canary Wharf - 18 mins
Buckingham Palace - Brockley or Crofton Park to Victoria (30 mins) - 10mins walk to Buckingham Palace
O2 Arena /Greenwich North (for Emirates Airline Cable car across the Thames to North London - Brockley to Canada Water and Jubilee Line to Greenwich North - 15 mins
Greenwich (Cutty Sark and Maritime Greenwich/Greenwich Pier for Riverboats to London - Brockley to Canada Water then DLR to Greenwich (Cutty Sark). Wander round and enjoy Greenwich, then take a Thames Clipper boat to the centre of London, using your Oyster card to pay.
London is THE most exciting city in the World and here at Hillyfields137, you are in a great place from which to travel anywhere and see it all.
We provide FREE Internet WIFI, London guidebooks and London Walking guides to help you make the most of them
We have had the most fantastic feedback from our guests - please ask to see our genuine guestbook comments from our many guests from all around the world.
After enjoying all the attractions London has to offer, you will appreciate the luxury and comfort of this lovely flat. Patio doors lead into your own sunny private garden where you can relax with a glass or wine or enjoy a bbq.
We welcome families with children, couples sharing etc but please note that this apartment is unsuitable for children under the age of 5 and for that reason we don't provide cots/highchairs etc. But we do have 2 apartments at Hillyfields and our Ground Floor Apartment is suitable for children of any age. You can find details of the Hillyfields Ground Floor apartment on Holiday Lettings/ Trip Advisor. We have 23 testimonials on TA.
There are just two flats in the building, both of which are owned by us at Hillyfields137. Please ask about the second flat if this one is booked for the dates you require. Both are entirely self contained. Your accommodation is entirely private. The local area is vibrant and buzzy with restaurants (including Thai, Italian , several delis and pavement style coffee bars, several pubs and bars ) within a few minutes walk if you want a more restful day.
Our location and transport links are ideal. Brockley has BOTH train and tube lines from the same platform so it's very easy to reach different parts of London - the train services serve central London in 2 stops and the tube line (orange on the tube map - London Overground) connects us to the Jubilee line, DLR, District line and the Hammersmith and City Line.
A 10 minute walk to Brockley station (zone 2) and 2 stops (9 mins) later you step off at London Bridge Station, 2 mins walk from Tower Bridge, London Dungeons, Tower of London; one more to Waterloo; minutes from London Eye; London Aquarium; South Bank; Tate Modern; Imax Cinema; Big Ben; Westminster Abbey; Houses of Parliament; and the next is Charing Cross, 2 mins walk to Trafalgar Square, and a short walk to Covent Garden, Aldwych (Theatreland); Soho; Chinatown; Trocadero; Leicester Square; Brockley also goes to Victoria (Buckingham Palace). The majority of the most popular attractions are within a short walk of these 3 central London stations.
Using London Overground from Brockley (Orange on the tube map, London Overground) takes you to Islington via the trendy parts of London such as Shoreditch High St (for Brick Lane), Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston. From Islington you can continue further on the same line for Camden Road (Camden Market) , and up to Hampstead Heath.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hastings, Brighton, Rye day trip, easily accessib 96 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow (38km), Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luto 65 km, Nearest railway: Brockley, Crofton Park, Ladywell, Lewisham, New Cr 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The room sizes (in ft) might give you an idea of how spacious this apartment is:
Lounge/diner: 18 x 15 - squishy cream leather sofas and big bay windows, wood laminate flooring this room is light and airy. The large dining table at one end seats 6.
Bedroom 1: 15 x 11 Twin beds, two wardrobes, bedside table plus squishy chair that converts into an extra single bed (this can be placed in the lounge area if separate sleeping areas are required).
Bedroom 2: 14 x 11.5 Double bed, wardrobes, bedside tables, armchair, squishy chair which converts into bed, fireplace, patio doors opening onto private courtyard garden with bark chippings and potted plants.
Kitchen: 11.5 x 9: fully fitted with cupboards and integral appliances - please see tick list. Fully fitted with all cooking equipment and utensils and basic supplies (tea, coffee, milk ,pasta ) etc to tide you over. Back door opens onto side courtyard.
Bathroom: WC, basin, D shaped bath with shower over; curved glass screen. Unlimited hot water is available, no waiting for tank to heat up. A set of towels per person is provided;
sorry but the apartment is NO SMOKING indoors. However, there is a garden outside where you may smoke.
******Sorry but this property is not suitable for children under the age of 5.*******
|Further details outdoors|
Hillyfields137 is situated in Brockley in Zone 2. Part of Brockley's charm is that it isn't right in the centre of London.. so it is greener, friendlier and has a less frantic pace than the centre, so Hillyfields137 is a great place to come home to and relax after a long day walking around London. But Brockley isn't boring! The beautiful Victorian housing attracts families who appreciate the heritage that the area offers and artists and musicians abound. It's not unusual to walk down the street and hear the sounds of a piano or saxaphone floating down to you.
The area also attracts independent local businesses rather than identikit chain stores. We have lots of lovely independent coffee bars and restaurants, several really good pubs (one of which, the Brockley Jack, has its very own tiny theatre seating just 40 people; watching a production there is an experience you are unlikely to get anywhere else, and it's within walking distance!
We have several pubs, 3 or 4 small supermarkets, (open 7 days a week; 8-10pm); coffee bars, a fantastic cupcake shop called Patacakes, where homemade (not masquerading as homemade, they really are fresh baked and frosted every day) cupcakes are quickly snapped up and eaten with a lovely coffee or a cup of tea.
3 mins walk from Hillyfields137, we have the Brockley Mess, a cool, quirky bistro & art gallery where you can get a breakfast with really good quality ingredients for about £6 or baguettes with delicous fillings. Also on our doorstep is the fantastic Brockleys Rock fish and chip shop, which serves lovely crispy battered fish and golden chip (and has gluten free batter available) ; plus calamari and many other delights.
Lastly at Hillyfields Park, an oasis of green, you can take a morning jog or just stand and admire the view over London or relax with a coffee at Pistachio coffee bar at the top of the hill. We also have our very own mini stonehenge at Hillyfields Park, plus tennis courts, sunday cricket, Thai Chi and all sorts.
Brockley is an interesting part of London and we love it!
There are no parking restrictions or parking charges in the road outside and there are plenty of parking spaces.
Check in from 2.30 pm, check out 10.00 am. Changover day is flexible. .
Electricity/Gas: included in the price.
Final cleaning: included in the price
Bed linen and guest towels are provided; maid services are not provided.
We do not change towels or bed linen for longer stays as a rule but we can do so if requested. There is a charge for a full linen change (towels, bedlinen, teatowels) of £8 per person. However, a washing machine (with tumble dryer) is provided so that you can do whatever laundry you require so you have the option of laundering bed linen/towels as frequently as you wish.
The South East England region
Central London in 10 mins: We are in London travel zone 2. A short walk (or 2 stops on the bus) to Brockley station, then 2 stops (10 mins), to London Bridge for Tower Bridge; and onward to the London Eye, Tower of London, River Thames, Buckingham Palace, Theatres, West End shopping and all London's best attractions. Don't forget that Brockley ALSO is also a tube station (Orange Line, London Overground) which means that we have excellent connnections, whether rail or tube. You can use Oyster cards at Brockley.
We also have FREE parking with no parking restrictions or fees, so if you hire a car or are driving from Dover, it's perfect.
We have LOTS of space for up to 6 people; you are not squashed into a space that's too small like so many places which claim to have space for 6; we really DO have sufficient space;
You can ALL sit around a big table together, serve all your food at the table, and chat about the great time you are having in London. No fussing about swapping seating space or making up sofa beds. You don't have to do this at Hillyfields - we have sufficient bed space for 6 people, so you can use the sofas for sitting on!
After a busy day enjoying everything that London has to offer you'll want somewhere to come home to, put your feet up and relax with a book, magazine or TV and a DVD or a round of games with the kids on the Playstation. Enjoy some family time together; playing the London Board game, Scrabble, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles or just watch some DVDs or have a browse through the books and magazines; there's plenty for all the family.
There are 6 dining chairs at the large dining table plus sofas /easy chairs for 6 people; bedrooms are good sizes, with plenty of space for extra fold up beds. (see our testimonials!)
*** Please note that this apartment is unsuitable for groups with childen under the age of 5 due to interior stairs (and exterior stairs to the garden) which we are unable to gate off with stairgates and therefore we feel these could be a safety risk for small children. Also probably unsuitable for people with mobility problems due to stairs, although accommodation is all on one level. *****
From Brockley station: Zone 2 (orange on tube map) and mainline rail services)
* Valid for Oyster cards or 7 day travelcard £29.50 (tube, bus, rail etc)
9 minutes by train away from London Bridge station [Tower Bridge, Tower of London]
* 13 mins from Waterloo [London Eye, Houses of Parliament, London Aquarium]
* 15 mins to Charing Cross [Trafalgar Square, Soho, Chinatown]
* 20 mins to O2 arena (via LO and DLR)
* East London (Brick Lane, Dalston, Columbia Road flower market via ELL
Crofton Park Rail station (zone 3)
* 30 mins to St Pancras International (Eurostar]
* 25 mins to Blackfriars and City Thameslink [St Pauls and The City]
1 hr 10 min to Luton Airport
London Red Bus routes to London are 150 metres from the apartment
Gatwick & Stansted (Ryanair) about 1 hour by train; City Airport about 40 mins
Brockley has been described as one of London's 'hidden gems' with its tree lined streets, beautiful Victorian houses, interesting cosmopolitan arty community, bars, bistros and independent shops and several gorgeous parks; you'd never believe it could be this peaceful and green this near to the centre of London. We've are also blessed with amazingly good transport links to all parts of London, by train, tube or bus.
locally there are 3 or so excellent medium sized supermarkets (8 min walk, we provide a wheeled shopping basket for your use), great delis, pubs etc. There are 2 fantastic cafes 3 mins walk away, one (Top Chef) providing a full english breakfast 7 days per week for around £4 plus a fantastic licenced coffee bar (Brockley Mess) 2 mins walk away, which serves excellent food, cooked breakfasts and lunches - delights like eggs benedict and their warm vegetable pesto baguettes are mouth watering. There are several other excellent cafes within a 10 min walk - Arloe & Moe, near Crofton Park plus Pat-a-cakes, where Patacake Stacie makes fantastic fresh cakes every day; cupcakes, sponges, flapjacks, you name it, she makes it. She also has fresh bread daily.. We have two delis by Brockley station, Degustation and the Broca - both do fresh baked artisan bread, olives, fresh ground coffee and other yummy delicacies.
There's an excellent Fish and Chip shop, Brockley Rock, 2 mins walk round the corner - also serves Thai fishcakes, mackeral baps, calamari as well as lovely crispy fresh fried fish. The Gantry is a very popular bar brasserie/wine bar, it has a lovely garden; also The Orchard, both 7 mins walk away near Brockey station. There's also plenty of takeaway and delivery services - the local indian, the Babur consistently wins awards. Babur has a takeway or delivery service and also a fantastic eat in restaurant.
Brockley Market, is every Saturday morning about 10-2pm, about 8 mins walk away in the same road, selling fresh produce, organic veg, speciality food stalls, organic meats etc. Also once a month, Hillyfield's Farmers Market is similar, 2 mins walk away at Hillyfields Open Space. Brockley Market has many stalls which also trade at Borough Market in London.
Bars and pubs include the famous Brockley Jack Pub and Theatre, dating back to 1898 which serves excellent food and beer plus near Brockley station, we have Brown's bar, serving barista made coffee. Brockley now has its own Brewery, the Brockley Brewery, and its real ale brews are sold by local pubs including the Ladywell Tavern, about 10 mins walk away. Ladywell village also has a good selection of bakeries, bars and delis.
Brockley has a really interesting cosmopolitan London vibe due to its large artistic community. It's not unusual to pass by one of the beautiful large Victorian houses and hear the sound of a saxaphone or violin playing...or someone tinkling the ivories at the piano.
Hillyfields is our former home so we know and love the area and are so happy to be able to share our home town with our guests so that they can enjoy a proper London experience, living among real Londoners in a beautiful place just 10 mins from the centre of London.
Brockley has stunning Victorian properties in leafy streets and Hillyfields open space is 150 metres away.
Hillyfields Park, 2 mins walk from the house, is an interesting park - it has views all over London; a brilliant kids playground, public exercise equipment , tracks to run/skate on, tennis courts for hire. Popular with families, walkers and joggers. There's a great cafe to relax in too, Pistachios in the Park.
And lets not forget the famous Hillyfields Standing Stones - our very own Stonehenge!
Hillyfields is a great place to watch November or New Year fireworks - on those nights, you'll find families wrapped up warm, with hot drinks and food, gazing over the views and enjoying the show.
We are now in our 5th year of providing high quality vacation accommodation and have over 100 published testimonials plus visitors books full of glowing praise.
The Hillyfields apartment has a big comfortable cream leather sofas, 32" flat screen TV with freeview TV and a Playstation 2 plus games for the kids. We also provide books and magazines, DVDs and CDs and a huge selection of London tourist guides, maps and leaflets for you to browse through or take with you as you explore London.
When the weather is good, your pretty, enclosed private garden is a delightful place to unwind and chat about your London plans for the morning with a glass of wine and bbq. If you are lucky you might see some squirrels but there's always plenty of birds chirruping around.
There is a large (separate) fully equipped family size kitchen; with dishwasher and everything you need, huge pasta pots and decent cooking knives.
The apartment is ideal for 4 people, but we can accommodate a maximum of 6.
Rates for Stays of Less than 7 nights
For stays of less than 7 nights, short stays are quoted as a percentage of the full weekly rate, as follows:.
2 nights 45%, 3 nights 54%, 4 nights 68%, 5 nights 82% and 6 nights 92% 6 of the full weekly rate.
Weekly rates range from £520 per week Low / winter Season to £1100 per week Peak /summer season), based on 4 people., ie an average of £815 per week.
We do feel that low season or high, we provide excellent value and spacious accommodation, which is the reason that we have so many excellent TA reviews (plus 69 other 5* internet reviews - please ask for details)
Size: Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach: Hastings, 110km
Will consider: Corporate lets
Access: Car not necessary
Nearest amenities: 300m
Family friendly? Suitable for children over the age of 5 only.
Notes: No pets allowed
No smoking at this property
Luxuries: Internet access, DVD player
General: Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: 2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom
Furniture: Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6
Other: Linen and towels provided
Outdoors: Private garden, BBQ
Access: Wheelchair friendly, Parking space
Further details indoors:
Towels, bed linen and final cleaning are included in the price. We don't provide midstay cleaning but can provide it as a chargeable extra upon request.
We have full central heating and hot water is generated as you need it, so your a group of 6 CAN shower or bathe one after the other without having to wait for hot water to be heated.
Our quoted prices are per person, a group of 3 will pay less than a group of 6. (please see rates table)
Sleeping accommodation is very flexible. All the bedrooms are very large (15 x 14'). The main double room can accommodate an extra cot or extra bed.
The twin room can accommodate two more beds (ie that room can take 4 single beds)
The extra beds are fold up beds which can be moved where required.
The lounge can also be used as a separate sleeping area if 3 separate sleeping areas are desired, without compromising on sofa or seating space.
We also have an inflatable double size airbed if desired which can be used in the lounge area. This inflates with its own electric pump - you just plug it in and it's done in 2 mins without any effort from you.
Further details outdoors:
Vehicles can be parked in the street outside the apartments at no cost. There are no parking restrictions and it is usually easy to get a space within 5-10 meters of the house.
We are located very near to the A2/A20 which joins the M2/M20 Dover road. The port of Dover is 1.5 hours drive. Very many guests from France and Germany drive over, using either the ferry or Eurotunnel.
We ask for a 25% deposit to secure dates. The balance is required 3 weeks ahead of the rental dates.
Keys are collected on arrival from a keysafe for which we give you the code. This means that late night arrivals or early morning departures are not a problem. Generally we do not meet and greet as we feel it is generally unnecessary and most guests seem to prefer to be left alone to make themselves at home.
We are happy to meet and greet if you prefer but we charge £30 for this service (£40 8pm to midnight)
Enquirers will be sent details of our full booking conditions, cancellation policy and general FAQs but we are of course, happy to answer any questions you might have.
Central London/Zone 2
Brockley is just 2.5 miles (4 km) from the centres of Greenwich and Blackheath, a pleasant walk of about 45 mins to an hour depending on your pace to get to Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark or the Maritime Museum. For a lovely day out, take a bus into Blackheath and admire the aerobatic stunts of the kites flying over the Heath and enjoy a pub lunch overlooking the lake; then walk up into Greenwich Park and visit the deer enclosure and say hello to the ducks. Children can enjoy one of the best playgrounds in the area in Greenwich Park. See the sights at Greenwich and then if you still have the time and energy, take the Thames Clipper riverboat into London or to the O2 Venue at Greenwich peninsular.
The Greenwich Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Planetarium, Queen's House and Park are must sees. You can even stand on the Meridian line, longitude zero, with one foot in the east and one in the West. There's also a bustling craft market, theatre and a general buzzy vibe and of course the O2 - the revamped Millennium Dome which now hosts concerts etc. A fantastic venue easily accessed by bus or the DLR from the apartment .
Blackheath, a few minutes away, has fantastic restaurants and bars. We are also ideally located if you'd like to venture further afield to the jewels of the southeast coast or countryside - Leeds Castle, Hastings, Whiststable, Wisley etc (see our welcome book for suggestions).
There is a proper old fashioned street market daily at Lewisham, about 5 mins drive away, selling fresh fruit and vegetables and ethnic produce. We have provided plenty of books, board games, magazines DVD and PLAYSTATION 2 for days when you just want to relax a bit and have a day at home. There is of course, TV/Sat TV/DVD and CD player. We have playstation games, and DVDs but please do bring favourites with you.
Just 100 metres away is Hilly Fields, a beautiful tree lined park with formal gardens, children's playpark and panaromic views over London and the surrounding area. Hilly Fields hosts a farmers' market every few months. . We have viewed the New Year and November fireworks from here on many occasions; it offers a stunning view for miles around.
The famous Brockley Jack Pub Theatre and Rivoli Ballroom are 6 mins walk away. We are also within 45 mins of the Kent countryside and an hour and half from the coast, Hastings, Rye, Whitstable. Tons to do. Lots of ideas in our welcome book. It may be possible to accommodate short stays from 2 days duration at short notice (ie for theatre trips or short visits). Please email and enquire.
Brockley itself is a cosmopolitan area. There are several coffee shops with squishy sofas, a nice wine bar, several pubs and various restaurants or takeaways within a few minutes walk of the apartment. As a conservation area, many properties have retained their original victorian beauty, stained glass, ornate exterior plasterwork etc. Do take some time to take a wander around the leafy avenues admiring them.