Explorers' Rest in Greenwich
About the home
Built circa 1890, Explorers’ Rest is a charming two-bed Victorian home that sleeps 5. Located in London's leafy borough of Royal Greenwich, both central London and the countryside are within easy reach by car or public transport.
After a fun day of exploring, come home and close the door on London's hustle and bustle. It's time to relax! Enjoy a BBQ picnic in your own private garden, unwind with a candlelit soak in the tub, stroll through the many parks in all directions, cozy up by the working fireplaces, sample an English pint in a local pub, or enjoy a film from the DVD collection.
Parking is free and just outside the front door. The neighbours are quiet and friendly. Shops are conveniently just around the corner. The play area at the end of the street is a favorite with children. But best of all, public transport to all of London's tourist spots is right on your doorstep.
Live like a true Greenwich Londoner and experience the best of both worlds!
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Southend-on-Sea, 54km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 50m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, 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:||Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The living room has an original Victorian fireplace, converted to gas, that creates a lovely cozy atmosphere in the evenings. There is also a bay window, two leather sofas, writing desk, closet, radio/CD player, 42' flat screen TV/DVD, trunk full of games and shelving containing lots of books, DVDs and tourist information.
The kitchen is fully modernised, complete with dishwasher, washing machine (dryer in the shed), fridge, freezer, electric oven, gas hob and safe for your valuables. A low window looks onto the garden, making it probably my favorite room in the house. The table can seat five comfortably and six if needed. There is a satellite TV/DVD and small sofa for two to make socialisation easy whilst cooking. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils you will need for cooking almost any meal and some food essentials are also provided. There is ample food storage.
The bathroom is on the main level with the entrance, kitchen and diner, lounge and garden, making it ideal for easy living. A combination bath/shower is available, with unlimited hot water, making it excellent for de-stressing at the end of a busy day touring around London.
Both bedrooms are upstairs in carpeted rooms and each contain one comfy double bed. Should any guests be limited by stairs, the sofa in the living room is very comfortable for one - or an air mattress for two fits comfortably on the floor. There is also a single cot that can be used for an extra guest. The Master Bedroom has three floor to ceiling wardrobes with mirror doors (one conceals a desk). A working fireplace with exposed brick takes centre stage in the room, with a vanity to the left and a large bookcase to the right. At the foot of the bed, there is a chair and laptop desk. The Garden Bedroom has one floor to ceiling wardrobe, two large drawers under the bed, an ornamental Victorian fireplace, desk and bookcase. Finally, there is also a travel baby cot for families with a child.
Further details outdoors:
There is free parking immediately outside the front door. For children, there is a large play area just at the end of the street and the parks across the street are also very popular with children who enjoy football and rugby. In the parks across the street is where you will find the tennis courts.
RARE LONDON LUXURY: FREE PARKING!
Just around the corner from the house, you'll find three buses (51, 53, 291) that all take you into London's major transport hub of Woolwich Arsenal in about five minutes. From there, you can hop onto the DLR (overland tube), train or boat into the city centre, which is then 20 minutes away.
A short walk from the front door, you'll find shops, pubs, restaurants, parks, a working farm, and amazing views from the city's highest point on Shooter's Hill.
Our location is also ideal for exploring the Kent countryside. City Airport is 20 minutes from the front door on public transportation.
If considering a let for three weeks or more, please get in touch as a discounted rate can be arranged.
The South East England / London region
The South East of England offers a plethora of exciting place to see and things to experience. To name just a few, the countryside that borders the South East of London is called Kent and it is nicknamed the 'Garden of England' due to its picturesque orchards and quite villages.
For those driving over from Europe (or wanting to take a day trip to France), the Eurotunnel and Dover Ferry are both a little over an hour away by car. That also means the White Cliffs of Dover are also easy to reach from here.
Leeds Castle is a must-see! Canterbury, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Rochester, Margage, Rye, Broadstairs, Sandwich, and many other spectacular cities, towns, and villages all dot the South East of England. There is lots of tourist information available at the house if you are interested in getting out of London and exploring some of these lovely places. Nothing is more than 1.5 hours away and you will be amazed at how lovely it all is!
The South-East London / Plumstead, Greenwich area
Plumstead Common is a small community situated in the ever-lovely and leafy green borough of Royal Greenwich. The community is well connected on public transport, with easy access to all forms of transport London has to offer. We are also on the Green Chain Walk, a collection of parks that offer over 300 miles of linked walking and cycling paths.
Selecting this location for a holiday offers the peace and relaxation of the country, whilst enjoying the convenience of being situated in zone 4 of London. You can therefore enjoy the best of both worlds and opt for different experiences each day: quiet country living or London's hustle and bustle.
Within very easy reach are downtown Greenwich with its park, Observatory, University, market and Maritime Museum; the new Olympic Village and other Olympic sites; the famous Westfield Stratford shopping centre; the o2 Arena, recently voted the best entertainment venue in the world; delectable Borough Market; Canary Wharf, London's main financial district; Royal Arsenal, where the ammunition was made during the second World War; Tower Bridge, the one on all of the postcards; Tower of London; Blackheath Village; Shoreditch, London's newest super trendy district; Tate Modern; South Bank; Charing Cross station and everything in its vicinity (Soho, Covent Garden, China Town, Picadilly Circus, West End Theatres)...and the list continues.
Although you are surrounded by parkland and the neighbourhood is both safe and quiet, you have public transport on your doorstep and are within very easy reach of all London has to offer. It really is the best of both worlds!
How to get there
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Upon completion of a booking, specific travel information will be provided.
FROM CITY AIRPORT: Just hop on the DLR (overland tube) and it's 4 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal station.
FROM HEATHROW, STANSTEAD OR GATWICK: I recommend getting a driver if you want the most stress-free start to your holiday - costs approximately £60 - which I can organise for you. However, if you want to use public transport, it's very easy to get to and from all of the airports.
FROM HEATHROW: Takes about 1hr 40mins on public transport. Get the Picadilly Line to Green Park and change to the Jubilee line to North Greenwich. From there you can get a bus.
FROM STANSTEAD: Takes about 1hr 15mins on public transport. Get the Standstead Express into Liverpool Street. Get the Central line (tube) one stop to Bank and get the DLR 25 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal station.
FROM GATWICK: Takes about 1 hr 15mins on public transport. Simply get the Gatwick Express to London Bridge station. Get the train to Woolwich Arsenal station.
Activities near South-East London
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
13 Jun 2013
We stayed here for family reasons as the location was ideal for us. The owner, Krista, couldn't have been more helpful during the booking phase. She was away in Australia but replied to every... more
13 May 2013
Explorers' Rest is a wonderful house with all of the things you need for a stay as long as you wish. We were there with three little boys, and they had a splendid time as well. It's a two-minute walk to an excellent playground and parks nearby. you can park your car in front of the house for free, in a quiet neighbourhood.
The lady that rents out the house has done all the effort to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She's clearly not in it for the money but to give London explorers a lovely place to rest. It's brilliant!
07 Aug 2012
Being on a quick 3-night tight travel schedule, and after researching hundreds of prospective accomodation options and finally choosing "Explorer's Rest," we were hopeful that after a... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas Season||28 Nov 12||7 Jan 13||£ 850||£ 150||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Winter 2013||7 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 770||£ 130||£ 130||2 Nights|
|Spring 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 805||£ 140||£ 140||2 Nights|
|Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||11 Jun 13||£ 903||£ 150||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Last-Minute Summer Special!||11 Jun 13||20 Jun 13||£ 665||£ 95||£ 95||4 Nights|
|Summer 2013||20 Jun 13||9 Sep 13||£ 903||£ 150||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Autumn '13 (early bird)||9 Sep 13||2 Dec 13||£ 700||£ 130||£ 130||2 Nights|
|Christmas'13 (early bird)||2 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 805||£ 140||£ 140||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PAYMENT: Payment is due in British Pounds using Paypal (you can use your debit/credit card). At the time of booking, 30% (non-refundable) is due to secure your dates and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. A £50 cleaning fee is applied to all bookings, per week.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A fully refundable £300 (plus £30 for pets) security deposit is due 30 days before arrival and is refunded via Paypal on the day of departure if there has been no damage or excessive cleaning required.
TIMES: Normal CHECK-IN is after 5:30pm and normal CHECK-OUT is before 10:30am, however alterations to these times are usually possible if agreed at the time of booking. A fee may be deducted from your security deposit for unagreed late check-outs that inconvenience the cleaners or our next guests.
EXTRAS: There is a safe for your valuables and a mobile phone if needed; you will need to top up the UK pay-as-you-go SIM. If you need anything at all to help make your holiday more special, please just ask. Most things can be arranged, from having a driver collect you from the airport...to massages or manicures upon arrival...to a fridge full of your favourite foods...please simply just ask and I'll help as best I can.Book
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