Welcome to your HOME away from home.
BEAUTIFUL, peaceful, private room overlooking garden with en-suite shower to sleep up to 4.
Free parking. Free Wifi and international calls.
Located 7 min walk to the tube, which takes 20 min to the City of London and 40 min to Central London.
Closest accommodation to EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL.
Quiet, safe neighbourhood.
We welcome families, couples, friends or individuals travelling for business or leisure.
Accredited SuperHost for past 2 years.
**We are now closed until the New Year while I have my baby :-) Please feel free to get in touch with requests from the New Year onwards. At this stage, instant book is unavailable. Thank you for your understanding**
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This is a BEAUTIFUL, peaceful room presented to a high standard with a strong personal touch and focus on the small details; which we try to customise to the guest.
A UNIQUE space: the room is a converted loft room with en-suite shower. A separate toilet and wash basin is on the floor below and is for your exclusive use.
An assured good night’s SLEEP….
•Comfortable double bed
•Pull out sofa bed to sleep 2 children or can sleep 2 adults for a short stay
• Fitted blackout blinds
•100% cotton bed linens
•2 in 1 duvet that can be separated to adjust to your comfort
•Firm and soft pillow options
•Blankets and additional pillows available upon request
•Large windows for ventilation
•Set in a quiet location overlooking tall trees; you can be assured of a peaceful, enjoyable stay
A refreshing SHOWER to start the day.…
•En-suite shower cubicle with vanity mirror and soap tidy
•Large bath towels
•Complimentary bath products tailored to you
•Well stocked drawer of essential travel and beauty products
A place to WORK.….
•Large glass desk with leather office chair
•Free fast and reliable Wi-Fi
•FREE calls to 50+ international countries’ landlines and mobiles
•High quality headphones
•FREE postcards and stationary
•Travel adapters and chargers
•Printer available upon request
A place to RELAX…..
•Comfortable suede sofa overlooking tall trees
•Snack tray with both healthy and chocolate treats
•Kettle, tea pot and coffee maker
•Over 20 types of teas and coffees
•Interesting selection of books and DVD’s covering a wide genre
•Extensive amount of leaflets on local attractions, London sights, takeaways, travel and maps
•Magazines of local interest
•Board games, puzzles and colouring books (for adults too!)
•Freshly cut flowers from the garden
•A quiet space offering complete privacy where you will not be disturbed
Not forgetting the PRACTICALITIES…..
•House manual and local maps
•Ample coat hangers
•Iron and ironing board available upon request
•Shelving in the closet/wardrobe
•Small drawer set for storing away personal items
•Fire extinguisher and evacuation procedure clearly displayed
•Breakfast is available upon request prior to arrival
We are a FAMILY FRIENDLY house…..
•We welcome children and babies of all ages
•For babies a cot will be provided (the desk may have to be removed)
•Baby/child sleeping bag
•Changing mat can be provided
•Clean and safe for children with no exposed wires or plug sockets
•Any sharp corners in your room are covered
•Room adjusted to keep your child safe eg. kettle placed in wardrobe
•Stair gate at the bottom of the stairs and at several locations in the house
•Children's games and books in your room tailored to the age
•Designated playroom downstairs
•Garden has a range of toys including bikes, rackets, mud kitchen, sand pit, see saw, swing ball, slide, scooter, cricket, footballs, ride on's
•Loughton is a very family orientated town. There are several children's centres, classes, groups and activities for children of all ages. There are also 2 parks with playground within walking distance
•On the floor below your room you will find your own private toilet and basin
•Comfortable lounge with seating for 8 (please note we no longer have a TV as pictured)
•Fully equipped kitchen (you may cook meals at any time of the day)
•Wooden garden cabin currently used as meditation/yoga studio
•You will be given a set of keys for your stay
•Free parking outside the house
We are a friendly family and you can be sure of a warm welcome from Michelle, Sanghajit and our two boys.
Michelle is passionate about travelling and loves meeting people from other countries and other travellers. Having lived in several countries she understands what it can be like arriving in a new country. Sanghajit has a very relaxed personality and naturally gets on with everybody!
Our boys will probably want to talk and play with you but they will equally leave you alone if you prefer that.
There will always be someone around to help, give advice or recommendations and have a chat. If you prefer to keep yourself to yourself that is completely fine with us too.
Due to us recently changing to a vegan diet and a majority of guests not eating breakfast (therefore we have a lot left over that we cannot eat) we have decided not to provide breakfast as standard. It will be available upon request at no extra charge. Typical items include cereal, bread with spreads, yoghurt, fruit. It is self-service. Please let me know before your arrival if you would like breakfast.
Based on guest feedback we feel that If 4 adults would like to stay we recommend a stay of a couple of nights only. This is taking into account the size of the room, use of a sofa bed and having to squeeze round the shower door!
The room is a converted loft room. The ceiling is therefore lower than the average room and therefore may not be suitable if you are particularly tall. The distance from floor to ceiling is 6ft 4inches. There is also a beam of a few inches to duck under to enter the shower, however once in the shower the ceiling height reverts back to a height of 6ft 4 inches.
There is no longer a TV in the lounge as pictured.
We expect the room to be kept clean and looked after.
We request that noise is kept to a minimum in the evening.
Please leave outdoor shoes in the porch.
No smoking as well as non smokers please.
We are Michelle and Sanghajit and we own our home, which we share with our two young sons. We have lived here for several years now and were initially drawn to Loughton as we loved how accessible places are, the “balance” of city and country life and for its family, friendly feel. We are on both the M25 motorway, which circles London and the M11, which allows direct access to Luton and Stansted airport in half an hour and Cambridge in one hour.
The tube is under a 10 minute walk away and being on the Central Line means you don’t even need to change trains to go straight into the most popular places in the heart of London.
Whilst we have all this” on our front door” as it were, what we actually have is lots of open space, parks, greenery and an enormous, enchanting forest that attracts thousands of visitors all year round. What I also discovered just recently is we are living right by the world’s oldest wooden church! It is one of the most beautiful, spiritual buildings I have seen.
What about us?? Well I am English, originally from Kent and Sanghajit is Australian. I absolutely adore travelling and have lived, worked and travelled in many countries. I painfully miss travelling and being immersed in different cultures and languages so Airbnb for me is so wonderful and makes me so happy to welcome people from all around the world into our home- It feels like a tiny bit of me is still travelling! Foreign languages have always been my biggest passion and I studied these right through to university whilst also using them in my career as a project manager in the translation industry.
I am now a full time mum to my boys whilst managing our guest room and if I do get any free time I like to meditate, practice yoga, cook and generally learn how to be more a more mindful individual!
Sanghajit was initially brought to the UK by both me and cricket! The latter has been a passion since childhood along with surfing, two very typical Aussie interests! He is a nurse by profession and is the ward manager of a palliative care/end of life unit in a London hospital. Sanghajit is an ordained Buddhist (hence his name), actively part of the London Buddhist Centre. He has built a cabin in the garden for meditation and holds classes there free of charge.
We are a vegetarian/vegan family and enjoy healthy eating, cooking and growing our own fruit and veg. We are always working on a DIY project around the house and Sanghajit’s latest is transforming discarded timber into furniture!
You will find our home to be organised, clean and calm. I am told it is very English, homely and comfortable!
Ultimately though it is a family home and our boys are at the centre of it. They are friendly, confident, positive and kind boys who love having guests come to stay. I prefer to let them introduce themselves more fully to you when you meet them though!
The way we view hosting is when you stay with us you become part of our family and we are living as housemates together-sharing the space and respectful of one another.