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64 Defoe Avenue

64 Defoe Avenue




Telephone:  020 8878 2277

Email:  [email protected]

We have one guest room, set up for researchers visiting National Archives or Royal Botanic Gardens. Room is large single or converts to small twin; (second bed has folding bed-frame but normal full-sized mattress).

Rate £35/night (2 people); weekly rates £120 for 1 person; £170 for 2 guests


We are an informal (often slightly untidy) friendly household. No meals provided, but full self-catering facilities (gas cooker, microwave, cooking utensils, refrigerator & larder storage) in our large family kitchen. Guests can cook and eat at any time as there is plenty of space for guest and family together. (We enjoy talking to guests while we eat!). We do ask guests to eat main meals in kitchen, to keep bedroom clean.

All bed-linen, towels, central heating and Internet provided . Table and chair suitable for computer work, also armchair. Drawer, cupboard and shelves for storage of books & clothes. Private wash-basin in room, shower/bathroom facilities shared with family (our shower-routine is flexible to suit guests)

Washing-machine not normally offered (except towels and bed-linen) but good laundromat (launderette) at local shops.

Walking time to National Archives 2 mins; to small local supermarket 5 mins, to Royal Botanic Gardens 20 mins, to Kew Gardens station and other local shops 10 mins,


We have a cat. (She does not go in the guest-room but does visit the kitchen)

If guests are out in evenings, after family have gone to bed, we ask them to be very quiet when returning, as family are light sleepers and often go to bed early.

Rooms (according to the key):S/T 1

Features:A D F H K S 3 mins

Rate £35/night (2 people); weekly rates £120 for 1 person; £170 for 2 guests

Friendly, self-catering, kitchen use anytime, weekly rate £110 single,£165 twin