Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The apartment is in the most prestigious area of historic Crystal Palace. The house is one of the oldest and most striking in the Crystal Palace area and can be seen in the impressionist painting of Pissarro (called Fox Hill). At the highest point in south London, the apartment has views over south London.
Leafy green walks are close by yet frequent trains take 15-25 min into the city centre for museums, clubs, and shows.
Crystal Palace park with its famous Victorian dinosaurs is 5 min walk. The park houses the National Sports Centre for tennis, swimming, squash etc.
Crystal Palace is popular with artists and has many excellent restaurants serving food from all over the world (Thai, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, French, Portuguese etc.).
Suggested holiday agenda:
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 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick and Heathrow 15 km, 700 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The main living area consists of one very large room with, in addition to the double bed, a futon (sleeps 1). There is a large sink in the room and a kitchenette area. The apartment has its own private bathroom.
All linen, towels etc are provided.
We live nearby so can be on hand for any queries.
There is free wireless internet access and freeview enabling access to many digital tv channels.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set in a large woodland garden with parking space at the front. Parks and amenities are a 2 minute walk away.
We DO NOT ask for a returnable deposit to cover breakages - we understand that accidents can happen.
The South East England 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 25 mins away with its famous historical and theatrical landscape.
South East London
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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3 May 2014
"appartement plein de charme"
Le logement "pissaro" est très agréable. Il est situé à environ 45mn de Westminster et la gare de bus est très proche. C'est un vrai plaisir de rentrer le soir après une journée … More
24 Mar 2014
"Excellent value for money"
Large studio room on first floor with TV, kitchenette. Our private bathroom, for our exclusive use, was located outside of room a few steps down on a semi-landing. - but do not let that put you off as we are of an age where we have to avail ourselves of these facilities during night and it was no problem! We watched woodpecker on oak tree outside the window of the studio whilst sipping our tea in our warm, sunny room. The floorboards were very creaky but this is to be expected in a house of its age. Spoilt for restaurants in the 'Crystal Palace Triangle' round the corner. We were able to use public transport to visit visit Dulwich (beautiful village, Dulwich Picture Gallery- Hockney exhibition) ; Greenwich (Fabulous Turner & The Sea exhibition and other cultural stuff plus wonderful views!); get to 'Town' (central London) to meet family and friends. We spent one whole day walking round Crystal Palace Park - first part of it looks a bit neglected then it opens up to a wonderful experience; I will say no more - see for yourself. I would certainly go back again to the apartment.
31 Aug 2013
We stayed at this apartment for an entire month. We had no problems with anything. Everything inside worked properly. The internet was somewhat sensitive some evenings but worked well most of the time… More
7 Jan 2013
"cristal palace, simple et classe"
La location est facile à trouver et Les wilson sont accueillants.La chambre est grande et agréable. Vue sur le jardin....dans le brouillard bien sur ;+)Cristal est un terminus en zone 3, desservie p… More
4 Nov 2012
"Everything I wanted and more"
After searching for weeks for the perfect hotel in London, I opted for the vacation rental route. I was definitely impressed by this flat. The directions to the house were precise and getting to Cry… More
7 Jan 2012
"Comfortable and affordable - but far away from the sights"
We stayed here for 7days in December 2011. It's very nice accommodation for the price. The apartment is equipped with a sort of kitchen and basin (where you can wash your dishes as well as brush … More
Not that far from the tourist attractions and quote, 'Great value for money'
We are glad when our guests have a good time. As the reviewer said, it is great value for money'. We are really not that far from the centre – the view from the end of the road is of St Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin and the new impressive Shard. Frequent trains take 15-25 min to reach the central stations. Crystal Palace itself has character and things to see such as the Victorian dinosaur park. It also has many great restaurants of all cuisine and, unlike many city centre restaurants that cater for tourists, they serve great food at a great price.
This review has helpful suggestions that we will act on. The internet was giving problems at that time due to a frayed cable but that has now been fixed by our provider. We are working on the tender loving care of our historic building and have already rebuilt walls, repaired the driveway and had a new roof. We continue to decorate but another coat of paint is due soon. Although the station is not far, please do not struggle up the hill with suitcases – your Travelcard will cover buses and they are very frequent (every minute or so) from outside the train station and one takes a few minutes to bring you to the end of our road. There is also a station taxi firm that can help with suitcases. We do send details about all this when our guests book.
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