The house is in the village of Cippenham, which is situated midway between Slough and Windsor / Maidenhead and is very well placed for those working at Heathrow, on the Slough Trading Estate, the Bath Road (A4), Maidenhead and Burnham. Ideal for visitors to Windsor, Legoland and Ascot. It lies between Junction 6 and 7 on the M4 - 15 min walk from Burnham Station (Paddington/Reading line) and 22 min bus ride from Slough Station & Slough Town Centre.
Baobab House is a 1960s semi-detached 4 bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Cippenham, Slough.
Gwen immigrated from South Africa in 1998 and Dennis immigrated from Denmark in 1999 and they have been running Baobab House as a professional house share since 2000 - see all our references further down.
Dennis and Gwen discovered AirBnB in 2016 and enjoyed it so much that they decided to open two of the bedrooms in Baobab House to host visitors to the area.
The house is kept to a high standard with laminate flooring throughout.
Two of the four bedrooms are still occupied by professional house sharers working in the near vicinity.
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A lockable bedroom with double bed and built-in cupboards with a desk and desk chair. Sharing a wetroom with one other person with ample hot water. Each room has its own TV with terrestrial TV channels.
There is a lounge and separate dining room, wireless broadband, garden & BBQ area, American fridge/freezer and another fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave and plenty cupboard space in kitchen.
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As little or as much as our guests require.
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The rooms are big with plenty of storage. There is a large living room with nice sofas and big telly. The kitchen is new (redecorated in 2014), very light and bright. The cleaners are doing a fantastic job keeping all the communal areas clean.
I loved living in the house, it is a very homely, clean and social environment. Gwen and Den were fantastic hosts who were always happy to help.
The rooms are lovely, with plenty of storage space and the cleaners do an amazing job at keeping the comunal areas clean and tidy.
The location is perfect - it only took me 10 mins to walk to work, a gym, Burnham train station and shops are all within close walking distance.
I loved living in the house; it was a really warm and welcoming environment - living with very social people, but also people who understand if you just want to relax alone.
Gwen and Den were fantastic landlords, nothing was ever too much trouble and we always had plenty of loo roll!- and fun people to have chats with! The rooms are lovely and kept to the highest standards - especially since the brilliant cleaners started.
I can only highly recommend the house, and urge potential housemates to look at rooms quickly as they get filled up straight away! I was sad to leave (having decided to move abroad), but have made great friends I hope to always stay in touch with.
Gwen and Den are great landlords :) nothing is too much trouble and the deck in the back garden is especially nice in the summer - a proper sun trap!
I didn't know anyone when I first moved down to Slough so it was lovely to have a homely place to come back to after work! It is a sociable house and we like a drink but also time to ourselves as well, definitely worth a look guys! Have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the house - thanks everyone, keep in touch! xxx
The house is nice and big and very well kept. Gwen & Den look after everything so well and are lovely friends as well as landlords. I'm so glad I found Baobab and hope to keep in touch with everyone. Highly recommended :)
Baobab is without a doubt the best shared house I've lived in. It is very well looked after by a really nice and very helpful couple and situated superbly for all means of commutations. Rest of the housemates are friendly and easygoing and it always felt like home. I consider myself lucky to have found this place and highly recommend Baobab.
Since the moment I set foot in Gwen's house I fell in love with it. I'd seen so many awful places in Slough I couldn't believe my luck when I found Baobab House. I've been living there for almost 3 years now. The house itself is very open and spacious which is great as it's a shared house. There is a very big garden too which is lovely. If ever anything in the house needs fixing Gwen is on the case immediately. The house is social without being intrusive. I would recommend this house!
My time at Baobab House has been a great experience. I was glad to live next-door to such a nice, helpful and uncomplicated person. Going out with Gwen for a Christmas party, enjoying a summer BBQ in the garden, or simply having a pleasant conversation - those were wonderful days!
A highly recommendable house share in Slough; Good location in a calm area (close to Bath Road), all rooms and facilities in top condition, with everything you need (shops, pubs, bus + train station) at walking distance. The setup is very social - you will find the housemates to be open-minded, cordial and a lovely bunch. I have spent 10 great months here! Hate to leave, but it's time for me to pass the hat to the next lucky tenant.
I had a real laugh during the time that I stayed in Gwen's house share. I had a great year there; a really nice bunch of people, nice owners and a good, central location. Some great places nearby for walks, runs and bike rides. Having looked at other houses / flats, I don't think you'll find another good sized place that's clean, and with easy-going people. Highly recommended!
My room had a queen size bed, built-in-cupboard & desk. Gwen & Dennis have even arranged BBQ's for all the housemates. Amenities are walking distance. Definitely worth seeing ASAP!
Well what can I say; it was quite honestly one of the best years of my life living in the Baobab House, even though it had a long name. The owners are friendly and inviting and operate the house so that it stays clean and nice to live in. I would recommend this house to anyone who is working in and around Slough as the location is brilliant. The rooms are of good proportion, however I would have liked the owners to do my laundry, but you can't have it all.
I worked on the Bath Road in Slough and Baobab House is very well situated to commute, or even walk, to work. There is very easy access to the M4 if you need to travel anywhere else in the UK. Cippenham is a quiet village and you don't even feel like you are part of Slough. There are 3 pubs not far from the house plus an M&S Food Hall and ASDA within walking distance. I left the houseshare because I decided to move country.
A couple of years ago my husband and I stayed at the Baobab House in Slough...Great memories, fantastic housemates, and wonderful hosts (Gwen & Dennis). We stayed there for just under a year, and then went to the USA for a couple of months. On returning to the UK, we were lucky enough to gain a room back at Baobab House. Since leaving the UK, we have been fortunate enough to travel the world, but will always have fond memories of our time at Baobab. Definitely a house to check out!
Baobab House was amazing! Its well looked after, clean and the rest of the house mates are easy to live with. Gwen and Dennis are GREAT and are really friendly and supportive. Perfect place to call home from home!
Baobab House is very close to Bath Road that was very good for me it took only 9min to get to work. And also all the facilities Gwen provide in the house is very useful.
This is a professional house share with communal areas being shared by up to 4 individuals and mutual respect towards each other and to our property is expected at all times.
HOST: New to hosting AirBnB but have run Baobab House as a professional house share since 2000.
GUEST: Sometimes fun sometimes business - love visiting new places and meeting people.