Small, tranquil and sedate – but brimming with interest and charm – Winchester Street is akin to the town of the same name in its particular attribute of being an oasis of calm and comfort. Spacious, elegantly furnished and ideally located between the laidback charms of Pimlico and the expensive exclusivity of Sloane Square, this lovely apartment is the perfect base from which to enjoy your London adventures
Living and Eating
Light and conviviality are the defining features of this apartment. As you cross the threshold, you will instantly feel relaxed after a long journey or a hard day’s sightseeing. Soothing citrus walls, a generous cream sofa, together with a pair of armchairs and an aura of calm greet you warmly. With a good sized table to seat six, and a separate pine floored kitchen adjoining, you also have the welcome option of enjoying a home-cooked supper en famille, or a leisurely breakfast before venturing out into the capital.
Beds and Baths
An ideally proportioned and gracefully designed master bedroom, containing a UK superking size (6ft across), will be perfect for a couple. The wonderful option for holidaying families, the second bedroom contains two comfortable twin single beds. There is a shower-room en suite to the second bedroom, a welcome addition to the family bathroom, complete with bath and shower attachment, WC and washbasin.
Access and suitability
This two-bedroom apartment is perfect for families. Located on the second floor, without elevator access, this property would not be suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs.
Reputedly named after the famous ale of the seventeeth century publican, Ben Pimlico, Pimlico is one of London’s most closely guarded secrets. In the past, often denigrated as being the ‘poor man’s Belgravia’, anyone who is happy enough to chance upon its quiet squares, elegant lines of terraced houses, and charming character never fails to be delighted with what they discover there. Blessed with a village-like atmosphere, so rarely found in London, it will come as a surprise that you are within easy distance of London’s most sought after attractions, such as Sloane Square, Tate Britain, Buckingham Palace and Victoria. These days, enthusiasm, a sense of adventure, and possibly an appreciation of good beer are all the passport you need to cross the borders of Belgravia and Victoria into Pimlico.
As you are also within easy striking distance of Sloane Square, you are excellently placed to explore the famous King’s Road, with its multitude and variety of high street shops and boutiques, eclectic bars and sophisticated restaurants. For those of a Thespian bent, the Royal Court theatre is just on Sloane Square, and on Saturdays at the nearby Duke of York Square, a gastronomically cosmopolitan food market will hold all foodies in its thrall. The Saatchi gallery, a few minutes away, will delight all art fans, and a short and picturesque walk will take you down onto Chelsea embankment and the Thames, to the foot of the iconic Albert Bridge.
- Nearest tube stations (Pimlico/Victoria): 8/10 min (walk).
- Westminster (for Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square): 15 mins (tube).
- West End (for The Theatre District, Covent Garden, Leicester Square): 10 mins (tube).
- South Kensington (for the V&A, Science and Natural History museums): 15 mins (drive).
We politely ask guests to note the following:
• Minimum length of stay: 5 nights
• Maximum party size: 4
• Lead guest must be 30 or older
• Strictly no smoking or pets
Knightsbridge’s main draw is the shopping – it is the site of London’s most famous store and rich man’s playground, Harrods, which most visitors sensibly enjoy more as an attraction than a retailer. Any committed shopper will enjoy browsing the stores (or perhaps just store windows) of the area's international fashion houses or London-based designers. These shops prey on Knightsbridge’s wealthy and fashionable sets, and reflect the fact that it is one of London’s most desirable locales. Architecturally, the same residential features unite Knightsbridge and Belgravia – broad leafy streets, stucco squares, cobbled pastel mews, and an aristocratic feel exuded by large townhouses flanked by wide-set columns. In the same vein, centrally located but infinitely more affordable, sits Pimlico. The area is perfectly situated to reach central London, enjoying beautiful views across the river to Battersea and almost personal access to Buckingham Palace and Westminster.
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5 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.