& Our Home
Gidea Park, Romford, Essex
1 suite of 3 rooms
Essential Feeling is the common name we use for everything Charlie and Karen earn a self employed living from. We started out over ten years ago when we dropped out of corporate life to take a ‘chill pill’. Even though that phrase sadly isn’t cool and down with the kids anymore, we’re still happily running this massage and reflexology therapy centre from a separate entrance to our home. And we love it.
We have successfully learned how to relax and enjoy life whilst being able to pay our mortgage.
We have also discovered that we love people. Being a part of our client’s lives and helping them through their tough times has opened our doors and our hearts to the joys of sharing more of our home. With paying guests. And that is where, Essential Feeling, BnB Romford Essex was born.
You can choose to relax and unwind in the peace and tranquility of your room, selecting a bath or your choice of indulgent therapy across in our treatment rooms. Or you can ask our advice on where are the best restaurants to suit your taste, where you’d like to go to experience the best locally produced beer or where is the best country park.
Either is fine with us. There are some guests that we never even meet. We’re here to make your choice of stay, the best it possibly can be.
Need more info?
Please contact us direct on firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help you with specific questions.
Charlie & Karen
We’ve been married for ten years and during that time we have travelled all over the place from Namibia to around the UK. We used to do home swaps which meant we could stay in people’s homes whilst they came and stayed in ours and it was great for a time. The only problem with that was that was arranging timings. The co-ordination was a nightmare.
In other news. We’re both therapists at Essential Feeling. In fact, we’re the only therapists at Essential Feeling, Romford. Karen is the reflexologist and Charlie is the most wonderful massage therapist. If you have any tight muscles from your travels, he’ll be sure to eek them out.
In their spare time, Charlie is a keen golfer. Karen is not. Instead she prefers to write novels. You can find these on Amazon under her pen name, Chloe Grace. She is also enthusiastic, if not great, at yoga.
Unlimited, fast broadband for the duration of your stay.
Directly on the drive outside the house with security cameras
Separate living room and relaxing bedroom with garden view
Connect to power
Plenty of plug sockets to ensure you’re never short of somewhere to connect
Work whilst you’re away from home at a computer station in the lounge
Full length mirror
Never go out without knowing you look stunning from head to toe
On site therapy
Book a massage or reflexlogy just outside the front door
Tea and coffee facilities
Tea and coffee making facilities in your room
Have a Question?
Policies & F.A.Q.
We have a multitude of different restaurants both within walking distance and a short cab ride away. We’re always happy to recommend any if you have a particular taste, in addition to our favourites which we have listed on the blackboard in your lounge.
Bars & Lounges
Our location is great for visiting both country pubs and London bars alike. We love eating and drinking out in new places so have tried a LOT. If you would like to know our personal favourites, and why, then just ask.
London is packed with sights for tourists, but did you know that Essex is a beautiful part of the country which has a ton of old buildings, castles and entertainment within short drive. Just shout and we’ll be happy to help.
Outdoor & Adventure
Whether you’re looking to treck through the local forests (of which there are many, all with equally traditional pubs), balance on a high rope outside, learn to sail or shoot paint at each other, we have the lot locally. If you’re looking for something more subdued, then how about a game of golf? We’re nestled between at least six great course closeby — one within walking distance.
A trip to the area wouldn’t be complete without a day trip into London. Or two. We’re just a quick train ride into the city, from where the world is your oyster.
But have you ever wondered where the top restaurants source their oysters? Or their fish even? We can give you the lowdown on the essentials and help you eat the best food at a fraction of what these restaurants charge.
Art & Culture
London’s art galleries and history are not only free to enter, but they’re easy to access from our central base.
Shows & Entertainment
Whether you’re looking to go to the O2 arena, or the West End, we’ll tell you where we book the best value London shows when we head into London and can give you our local knowledge on where to eat close by to make sure you’re getting a wonderful meal that is also great value.
Checkin & Checkout
We make checkin and checkout as easy as possible with our digital key. Coded specifically for the duration of your stay, we’ll send you a code to access the key on the morning of your arrival. Your key will start at 3pm when your checkin begins and run out at 10am on the day of your departure.
There’s absolutely no need for you to give us your time of arrival beyond this.
Plus, the same key will allow you access to the house and to your room, so you only have one thing to look after.
Please give us at least 24 hour’s notice if you cannot attend the booking you have reserved. This may vary from time to time depending on local events and booking schedules.
We offer a calm and tranquil environment from which to enjoy your stay. Although we’re more than happy with guests using us when attending weddings and other nearby events, this isn’t a place to have a party.
There is also a strict non-smoking policy.