Our family home boasts unique, Scandinavian-inspired architecture and a modern, open-plan design. Your third floor room has a large gable window, giving a feeling of space & calm. We are five minutes walk from Brockley station, which links to Central London in 10 minutes. So close to central London, it is really rare to find such a quiet spot. Whether you are coming for work or to visit, come stay with us for a peaceful and friendly oasis in this big, wonderful city.
*Absolutely no nuts to be brought into the house, as one of us has severe allergies*
Please be considerate of us and respect our family home, in terms of comings and goings, noise etc.
No unarranged extra guests please, including pets.
No smoking anywhere on the premises (including the balcony)
Shoes off in the entrance hallway please (Japanese style!) Slippers can be worn anywhere.
Only vegetarian food in the house please too.
These rules withstanding, please have a lovely time and feel relaxed and welcome in our home.
We care about you having a comfortable and value-for money stay with us. Please talk to us if there is anything that falls short of your expectations so we can try to fix it :)
Sorry but we can't accommodate arrivals later than midnight, or early check-ins, (including bag drops) as we do this around a busy family schedule.
I am a socially-minded creative, dreamer, writer, singer, musician, crafter, explorer, walker, conflict resolver and mother. Predominantly the latter at the moment, finding all of the above useful!
I am curious about everything in the world, particularly people: their cultures, artistic expressions, histories and how they think and feel. I love connecting with people and also my quiet space where I use yoga and meditation to recharge and restore.
For holidays, I love hot springs, rugged natural countryside to walk in, outdoor bathing and rustic living.
I met my husband whilst living in Japan and we still go through regular periods where we luxuriate in nostalgia for our lives as outsiders in a magical culture... You may spot a few reminders of our life in Japan around our home. I also love American roots music and the American South in general, and am living with a longing to live in New Orleans for some time. Also an India nut, with a leaning towards the spiritual.
My ideal weekend would be a remote cabin in beautiful and rugged natural setting with plenty of sunshine, good friends, good food, a selection of musical instruments and a few good films (anything by Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa, Wim Wenders or Werner Herzog) Perhaps a book of short stories to read aloud. And fireflies.
I like to think of our home as somewhere people come to rest, talk, laugh. And eat good food!
My life motto?! Something about gratitude. There is so much to be thankful for, and there is growth in everything.