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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Historic Crystal Palace is one of the safest, greenest and nicest areas of London with excellent cafes and restaurants. The modernised apartment is very spacious and bright with furnishing by Ikea. It occupies one floor of the oldest and most striking tudor-style houses in the Crystal Palace area which can be seen in the impressionist painting of Pisarro. The apartment comes with all towels, linen etc., wireless internet access and digibox tv. Private parking is available.
Access to central tourist attractions is quick and easy. The mainline station is a short walk away with frequent, inexpensive and fast trains to the centre. We (Stuart and Vivienne) live nearby and will be pleased to help you enjoy your stay. We have had very positive feedback about the apartment and have had visitors from all over the globe.
Below we have outlined a suggested holiday agenda which includes most but not all of the attractions:
Day A. Historic London. Boat trip on the Thames taking in Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Tower Bridge. Trip on the London Eye. Dinner in Soho. Show in the evening.Day B. Historic England. Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells. Dinner at The Alchemist, Crystal Palace.Day C. Historic London. Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Dickens' House and Museum, St James' Palace, Kensington Palace. Dinner in Lambs Conduit Street.
Day A. Tate Modern, Millenium Bridge, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Imperial war Museum. Dinner in Brick Lane (traditional Indian). Day B. Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum. Dinner in China Town, show in the evening. Day C. Old Market's Day. Portobello Road Antiques Market, Borough Food Market, Camden Clothes and knick-knacks Market, Covent Garden Market. Trip on the canal (Camden to Little Venice). Dinner in Covent Garden, show in the evening.
Day A. Day trip to France by ferry or Paris by train. Day B. White cliffs of Dover, Hastings (site of the Battle of Hastings), Brighton. Dinner at Crystal Palace (Thai, Chinese or Indian). Day C. Colharbour village with tradional English pub, Leith Tower, Box Hill (highest point on South Down Hills), Dorking village and antique trail.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow/Gatwick 15 km, Nearest railway: Crystal Palace 700 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment occupies the whole of the top of the house on the second floor. This gives great views of the garden and our famous oak tree but it does mean that there are two floors of stairs. Having said this, if you have no problem in your own house you should have no problem at all.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set in a large woodland garden with private parking. Parks and all amenities, including supermarket, restaurants and cafes are a 2 minute walk away.
We DO NOT charge a returnable deposit for breakages - we understand that accidents happen.
About this location
The London region
South East England offers access to field and forest (eg the famous Winnie The Pooh Ashdown Forest) and a slice of history (Leeds Castle and Hastings where Normans and Saxons slugged it out) yet central London is only 20 mins away with its famous historical and theatrical landscape.
South East London
Crystal Palace is very family-friendly. Eating out in Crystal Palace is a must with excellent food from all regions of the globe. Crystal Palace park is the place to work up an apetite or for the more sedate, antique hunting is always good fun.
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23 Jul 2014
"Very helpful landlords"
My partner and I stayed in the bottom floor (cellar level) apartment called "Foxes Den" together with our 13-year-old daughter. The flat was close to what was advertised and it was okay valu… More
20 May 2014
"Appartamento comodo e spazioso in zona verde"
L'appartamento si trova in zona 3 a Londra, a dieci minuti a piedi dalla stazione dei treni e dell'overground. La zona è silenziosa e immersa nel verde, ma immediatamente dietro ci sono str… More
1 Dec 2013
"Great Flat, Loved the Area!!!"
We loved this Flat! We had everything we needed and more. The location was really nice, loved feeling like we were locals! once we figured out the overground and the underground, which was pretty easy… More
1 Dec 2013
"Wonderful experience at Fox Hill"
My friends and I just finished a nine day stay at Fox Hill in the two bedroom flat. Very happy with the experience and the location. The flat is up on the third floor and was a bit of a challenge wi… More
29 Sep 2013
"Mostly perfect, needs a couple tweaks to make it better for the vacationers"
Loved the place...comfy beds, kitchen, large living room, 100 year old oak tree. Down sides were the pump for the shower broke while there so bathing became an advnture for a couple days. And the in… More
5 Jul 2013
Apartment- was quite large and spacious but we had a problem with the toilet that Stuart get fixed within a couple of days. The bigger issue was that the WiFi signal was so weak that we needed to set … More
We always address any issues quickly. The toilet did flush but it was temperamental. I called out our plumber but he had to visit a couple of times because the cistern bolt was rusted and needed to be cut off. It was fixed within a couple of days. We appreciate the constructive feedback about the WiFi. Smart phones do not seem as good as laptops and netbooks at picking up the wireless signal. As more of our guests now have smart phones, we have now installed a WiFi booster which has solved the problem.
7 Nov 2012
We stayed at Fox Hill for the Olympics with our two small children and my sister & brother-in-law. It is a spacious third floor flat in a terrific location. It is walking distance from grocery store, pubs, restaurants, train station and Crystal Palace Park. It took us no time to get to London on the train, with regular trains departing to London Bridge & Victoria. Everything was provided in the flat and Vivienne & Stuart were so helpful, even collected a package for us! We even had room to keep our massive stroller at the bottom of the stairs.
2 Apr 2012
"A home away from home!"
First and foremost, owners Stuart and Vivienne are fantastic. Quick at responding to emails and requests, and available at short notice. The property itself is a lovely house, very warm and comfortabl… More
We are always happy when our guests enjoy the apartment and its unique location in Crystal Palace with all the nice cafes, shops and restaurants nearby. The apartment occupies the whole of the top of the house on the second floor. This gives great views of the garden and our famous oak tree but it does mean that there are two floors of stairs. Having said this, if you have no problem in your own house you should have no problem at all.
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