Conservation area living

Homestay in Penge/Sydenham/Crystal Palace - London, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Urban Historical
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Professional couple have a room in the garden. We live in a conservation area in Penge, SE20, 6 minutes from Penge East station. Trains run from here to Victoria every 15 minutes and the journey into Victoria is 18 minutes. Easy access to London Bridge and the Overground running through East to North London. The garden room has en-suite toilet, single or double bed and a study/eating area. We prefer short-term stays or weekdays only, either visitors to London or professionals working in London requiring short term accommodation. Those on internships would be considered.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 29 nights

Available for given dates

Garden Room
From £20 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Radio
 1 guest
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About the Area

We live in a quiet conservation area with cottages dating back to 1866. We have excellent transport links into the city and are very close to the famous Crystal Palace Park and dinosaurs. A shopping high street is minutes away.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Short stays only.
No unlimited stays.
We are a "no shoes in the house" household

Smoking is not allowed.

10 Reviews

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    I really enjoyed staying with Jenny and Nigel last summer. They were very warm, helpful and welcoming and contributed to making my month in London a time to remember!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Nigel and Jenny are friendly, hospitable and helpful couple. They took time from their busy schedule to give me many suggestions for sightseeing and transportation. I also enjoyed chatting with them. They patiently listen to my unskillful English so I had time to develop my English speaking ability. Nigel is also good cook. In addition, there is a quiet, purry and charming cat.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2018

    The hosts were very friendly, helpful, generous and went far above their call of duty. The room was also very comfortable, clean, spacious and peaceful. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to be away from the hustle and bustle of central London but still be able to reach tourist attractions easily.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    May 2018

    Amazing couple, made me feel very welcome. Very down to earth and very accommodating. Lovely room and comfortable sofa bed. Would recommend to anyone wishing to stay in the area. Thank you Nigel and Jenny

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Nigel & Jenny are extremely welcoming & knowledgable about surrounding areas/London in general! Would absolutely look them up again when in the area.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    Nigel and Jenny are very hostpitable, and i have enjoyed it. If i travel to london again, i would come back to them.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nigel in ,

    Thank you, Michael. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to meet again before too long

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Nigel and his Wife were open and friendly. They were helpfull if i needed some information.
    The room was also good. You can have nice conversations with Nigel about different subjects. The area was also nice. The area has in a walking distance many shops and supermarkets.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    I spent a very nice week with Jenny & Nigel, the area is as well very pleasant with parks and train stations not too far. Totally recommend it.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Nigel and his family are hospitable, very friendly and open-minded. They are helpful and can provide you with useful information about what to do and see in London (if you want that). It's a pleasure to talk to them, but if you want to stay completely on your own, nobody will disturb you. The garden room is well equipped and nicely furnished. The host looks well after it and your well-being. A toilet en suite makes it even more comfortable and practical. The kitchen and bathroom within the house can be reached easily through the small garden. Your room is completely separated from the house, so you can go and come as you like. You are quite "independent", different to so many accomodations elsewhere. I had a very pleasant stay there and can highly recommend it. Concerning public transport Penge might not be the most central part of London, but you can reach the city by bus or overground without much effort.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    A tranquil place, a beautiful garden and privacy if needed. Nigel & Jenny were welcoming, friendly and very helpful with directions etc. The room was clean and comfy. Also easy to connect to public transport on bus & rail. I really enjoyed my stay and...Nigel is a fantastic baker!

How do I book?

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When do I pay?

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