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"The Constant Gardener" - quiet single room

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Rosslyn

B&B | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 1

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Built in 1919, Rosslyn is one of the oldest character homes in Nairobi and it has been our family home for more than 50 years.

We offer bed and breakfast in a cosy single bedroom, 'Elizabeth's Room', in our historic home.

Next to your bedroom is the shared bathroom (only if we have other guests or family) with original claw foot bath and hand held shower and toilet. Oddly the bathroom has never had a basin but there is one in the bedroom adjacent!

Full English breakfast is a house specialty, fresh fruit, tea or freshly brewed fine Kenya coffee, cooked breakfast with our own free range eggs, toast, marmalades, muesli/oats/porridge are all available. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know at time of booking.

Rosslyn was used as the home and garden of 'The Constant Gardener' 2005 drama thriller film starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz who won an Oscar for her role.

Guest Access

You have access to and use of the living areas of the house, sitting room, dining room, front or side verandahs, kitchen, courtyard, bathroom, secure parking and 2 acres of English style garden with expansive lawns.

Interaction with Guests

You can chose your level of interaction; keep your privacy or join whoever of the family are in our home at the time. If you wish to have lunch and dinner on your own or with us this can be arranged for KShs1,500 per meal.

Sonia, my mother, lives at Rosslyn and is a great hostess and I spend about half the year here.

The Neighborhood

Thigiri, or New Muthaiga, was until the 1970s 2 large coffee estates. In the 1970s they were sold for residential 1 acre plots. Our home, Rosslyn, preceeding the development, was built by Andy Anderson, a hunter, in 1919.

Rosslyn is a 5 minute drive to the Village Market, 7 minutes to the United Nations offices at Gigiri (more at peak times), 10 minutes to Westlands, 20 minutes to downtown Nairobi, 45 minutes to JKIA International Airport and Wilson Airport. These last 3 times increase at peak traffic times.

If you need a taxi we can arrange one for you at reasonable rates.

Getting around

You can walk to Village Market (25 minutes), matatus (local public transport vans) are ubiquitous, or have your own vehicle or taxi (can be recommended).

Size Sleeps up to 1, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

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Bruce R.

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Calendar last updated:11 Jul 2014

Based in Kenya

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French