The Coach House

Balham, London
+44 (0)20 8772 1939
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A very pretty old coach house in a south London garden - perfect for a couple or a family. Friendly owners live across the courtyard


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome

The Experience

A rare privacy: you have your own charming little cottage, separated from the Notts’ home by a stylish terracotta-potted courtyard with Indian sandstone paving and various fruit trees (plum and pear). Breakfast in your own sunny kitchen or out in the garden.

 The lovely big attic bedroom has its own sitting area, original wooden beams and rugs on polished wood floors. The brick-walled ground-floor twin is pleasant and airy; both look over the peaceful garden and each have their own bathrooms. Urban but bucolic – just perfect as a romantic retreat, or a family getaway.

 You can walk to shops in five minutes or to Balham tube station and a quick zip to central London (20 minutes) for all the museums, galleries, theatres and culture. The street is quiet and residential so you shouldn’t hear much traffic.

The Coach House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sightseeing, experiencing all that London has to offer then returning to a relaxing, quiet cottage
  • Exploring the buzzy bars and cool cafés of Balham
  • Being able to walk to everything
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You should know

  • There is on street paid parking, the Notts can let you have a visitors parking pass for £10/day
  • Stairs up to the master bedroom are quite steep


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2-3 nights depending on other bookings. 5 nights between 16 December 2022 - 3 Jan 2023.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub/restaurant 200 yds.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £910
£210 for the whole Coach House. Twin: same party bookings only.
1 Cottage for 5
From £1303 beds2 bedrooms


We stayed for three nights at the coach house with Harley. The place is lively and has all the amenities we needed. It is very quiet and the beds are great. Public transport is only a 5 minute walk, so it is a perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit London but have a quiet place to stay.

Mijke, Netherlands

We spent 3 nights at the coach house in early June. The property was charming - so much more character than a hotel in the same price range. Just off Balham High Street but very quiet. The garden, shared with the owners was beautiful and gave a feeling of tranquility at the end of a tiring day. There was everything we needed for a relaxing and happy stay. Like other guests we found it perfectly placed to get in and out of central London, although that said there are plenty of lovely pubs and eateries in Balham itself, if you can't face going back into the centre again for supper.

Ann, Great Malvern

Our family of 3 adults had a perfect stay in the lovely coach house. We felt safe, parking our car in front of the house. London was easy to reach by tube, train or bus - big help when the tube is on strike ;). We enjoyed the quietness of the beautiful garden a lot! We‘ ll come back for sure.

Christine, Stuttgart

Lovely hideaway in leafy Balham but only half an hour from all central London offers. Perfect for a small family... lots of room to chill out after a hard days sight seeing ... The beds were Soooo comfortable it was hard to get up in the morning and unlike previous London lets it was a cool and airy bedroom on a warm night. Beautiful little garden with seating to eat out and so peaceful. ... Total panacea to faceless chain hotels with quirky English old school vibe and kind hosts. We would definitely return 👍

Bonnie, Herefordshire

This is our second stay at the Coach House, this time as a self catering property. The accommodation is ideal as is the location. Hosts are welcoming but not intrusive. We missed the amazing breakfasts from our previous visit 11 years ago but the kitchen is fully stocked and there are plenty of shops close by. Highly recommend this unique accommodation in London

Alison, Edinburgh

The Coach House worked out perfectly for the two of us. The upstairs loft is a combined bedroom, sitting room; the beds are very comfortable. The small kitchen is convenient for making tea and small meals. The neighbourhood has everything you need and it's easy to get to downtown London The hosts are very helpful and accommodating.... We would book another stay here

Chris and Dennis, Nanoose Bay, Canada

Expect a warm welcome into this B&B from your hosts, Harley and Meena. The Coach House gives you complete independence if you choose, but you won't want to miss your delicious breakfast each morning from Meena! Wonder out of the door and turn onto Balham High Street which offers a jungle of bars, cafes, exhibitions and health food stores. Or jump onto a tube to delve into London's city centre.

Sarah, Sawday's Inspector

We had such a nice stay at Harley and Meena’s Coach House! We loved the privacy that the separate building accommodation provided.The furnishings felt very English, so that was a delight. The location was great! And the breakfasts that Harley and Meena prepared for us were so wonderful! We loved the porridge, eggs, bacon, skippers, jams and tea and coffee! We were certainly spoiled during our stay! Harley even demonstrated how to eat a soft boiled egg! So fun! We so enjoyed the wonderful conversations in the morning with Harley and Meena! It was a lovely stay with them! Thank you!

Brian & Sue, Escalon, CA

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The neighbourhood

Balham - 'Gateway to the south!' The High Street is on your doorstep for some seriously good restaurants, pubs and wine bars including The Hope, a traditional pub, The Althorp – bar /restaurant, The Regent – a lively sports bar and The Bedford with an excellent live comedy cabaret three nights a week. You're also within walking distance of Michelin starred restaurant Chez Bruce on Wandsworth Common (booking essential) and Bellevue Road for independent shops.

Local points of interest from Meena & Harley Nott

  • 7 minutes to the tub at Balham Station, where you can get to Leicester Square & Oxford Street or train to Victoria.
  • 20 minutes to central London.
  • More than 10 restaurants within 10 minutes walk.
  • Chez Bruce restaurant (1 Michelin star) 10 minutes walk.
  • 2 take-aways within 5 minutes walk.
  • 24 hour supermarket 5 minutes away.


Meena & Harley Nott

Well-travelled Harley and Meena have lived in their house in Balham since 1999 and have been running The Coach House since 2001 as a B&B. Now it is completely self-catering. They're an incredibly friendly couple who are knowledgeable about the area and can give you lots of advice about where to go and what to do.