Nairobi holiday b&b rental with balcony/terrace and log fire and telephone

The Constant Gardener home, double, quiet charming

from £76 /night help Price for guests, Nights

from £76 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

1 / 13 Rosslyn, built 1919

B&B / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 4700885

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B&B / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Description from owner

The Space

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 double room, 'Bruce's Room', with its own large verandah with seating for 7 or more.

The shared bathroom (only if we have other guests or family) with original claw foot bath and hand held shower and toilet is down the corridor of the courtyard. 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

The Space

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 double room, 'Bruce's Room', with its own large verandah with seating for 7 or more.

The shared bathroom (only if we have other guests or family) with original claw foot bath and hand held shower and toilet is down the corridor of the courtyard. 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. You have your own large verandah off your double bedroom.

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).

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 family bathrooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Amenities

  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Log fire
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • House swap

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Access

  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Bruce R
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated:
03 Oct 2015

Languages spoken: English, French

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