LONDON CONVENIENCE WITHOUT LONDON PRICES + FREE WIFI

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bromley Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4).

Quick and easy travel to London without the expense and congestion of a central location! Our home away from home is a clean, roomy and comfortable two-bedroom flat with separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and free high speed wireless internet. There is a new flat screen HD TV that receives over 100 channels, and a 'multi-region' DVD player that will play your DVDs, no matter where they are from. Our DVD collection includes many movies with an English theme.

We are located in a quiet SE London suburb, facing a lovely park and surrounded by Victorian houses. An easy three minute walk leads to the rail station, where frequent trains take you to Victoria Station in central London in just 18 minutes. From Victoria there are extensive Underground links to virtually anywhere in the city. An inexpensive “day travelcard” pays for the round trip train ride to London and also allows unlimited travel on the Underground and on all buses.

A short walk from the flat brings you to grocery stores, restaurants, and pubs.

Why is the price so low?

Apartments like this in the city center typically rent for substantially more than what we are charging. So why is ours so much less? Though we actually prefer living a bit outside the hassle of central London, many tourists want to be right in the thick of things. So our fees are considerably less in part to make up for the 18-minute train ride to the city. Secondly, the decor and furnishings are traditionally British, not upscale and touristy. And the common areas aren't plush--the stairs aren’t carpeted, there is no elevator, and at the entrance you'll be greeted by recycle bins rather than a doorman! When we travel in Europe we always seek 'value apartments' like ours--we’re looking to rent our flat to like-minded people who appreciate a clean, comfortable and very well-equipped place to stay as a base for exploring London but don't require upscale, luxurious accommodations.

We're one floor up

Note that the flat is on the 'first floor,' that is, one floor up from the ground level. There is no elevator so you must be prepared to walk up a flight of stairs with your luggage.

We maintain a strict no-smoking policy..

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
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We lived in London for five years before moving to Seattle, Washington, USA. We like to travel back to London at least once a year--this flat is our cherished second home, not an 'investment property.' While at the flat we often rendezvous with family from Germany and love to have our grown kids come too. While we're not there we like to make it available to others at a very favorable rate.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1995

Beckenham, Bromley is a quiet, safe suburb near to downtown London. It's a real community that's not at all touristy, so it's a nice antidote to the bustle of central London. Because it's so close to a rail station, with frequent service directly to central London, it has all the benefits of a convenient location with less noise and expense than living right in the city.

We love being in a small vibrant multi-cultural community with a park directly across the street and grocery stores, ATMs, pubs and restaurants within easy reach. With only a three-minute walk to the train station it couldn't be more convenient!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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London Convenience Without London Prices + Free Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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London Convenience Without London Prices + Free Wifi
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(206) 276-3013 (Washington, USA)
Bromley London
Kingsport, Tennessee
5

ENJOYABLE STAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in London and the flat on Ringwold Close was a great place to stay. Every morning we made sandwiches for our lunches in the kitchen and then walked about 750 feet to the Kent House Rail Station to take the 20 minute train ride into London.

The owner responded promptly, courteously, and honestly to all of our questions. Everything about the flat and the area was as described in the HomeAway write-up and in the "Flat Guide" which we received by e-mail. We were able to wash, dry, and iron our clothes without leaving the flat. The Wi-Fi connection was constant and reliable. Wardrobes for hanging clothes and drawers for folded items in each bedroom meant that we did not have to keep our suitcases out and open. Towels and wash clothes were provided.

On several occasions we walked to the nearby convenience store and the full-sized grocery store. We enjoyed the food and drink at the Moon and Stars pub, which is only about one half mile (0.82 kilometers) from the flat. Note that this pub is quite large and has an area for families to come in and have a meal.

We have already decided that we must visit England again in the future. Hopefully, we will be able to rent this flat again.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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London Convenience Without London Prices + Free Wifi
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Bromley London
Germany
5

WONDERFULL STAY IN LONDON

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderfull time at the flat. The pictures displayed are accurate and we received a very complete and helpfull description on how to get to the flat and around in London.
Thank's again for the very good guide!
The flat was a very good starting point for us to see London.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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London Convenience Without London Prices + Free Wifi
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(206) 276-3013 (Washington, USA)
Bromley London
5

WONDERFUL STAY IN LONDON

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful trip to London and our stay at Ringwold Close was absolutely lovely! Ken was so very helpful--his flat guide is a wonderful thing. We learned so much about getting about in London and there was so much information on the area near the flat as well as all of london. The best part was his detailed instructions on how to get to the flat from any of the airports!
The flat is very nicely appointed. The beds were extremely comfortable and very quaint. We loved the English decor. Every evening we enjoyed a nice cup of tea along with the goodies we picked up in town. Everything we needed was available to us. The brand new washer/dryer was very nice and did a great job.The flat was very clean and tidy and there was a very nice flat screen TV that we enjoyed watching in the late evening after a full day. The Wifi worked just fine and we never had a problem-again very detailed instructions on using all the electronics.
The neighborhood is nice and we were literally a 3 minute walk from the train station, and just a couple more minutes to a market. Every morning we walked to th station and in 19 minutes we arrived at Victoria station and began our daily journey. So easy to get around-the flat is ideal. We will definitely stay here on our future trips to London!!! Thank you Ken for a wonderful stay that was also easy on our budget!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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London Convenience Without London Prices + Free Wifi
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Bromley London
Rochester, NY, United States
5

GREAT STAY IN JULY 2012 - PERFECT LOCATION JUST OUTSIDE OF LONDON

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here in July of 2012 and could not have been more pleased.

The apartment is a 4 minute walk and a 17 minute train ride into London, Victoria Station. This was a great time to get organized at the start of a day or read the paper on the train ride home each day.

We were able to buy groceries at a local store and ate breakfast in the apartment each morning before we left. The local town was great for evening walks, eating out, ordering in, and experiencing a suburb of London.

The owner provides a guide with every ounce of information an individual could need. We would stay here again in a second!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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London Convenience Without London Prices + Free Wifi
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Bromley London
5

THE ABSOLUTE BEST!

  • 5 of 5
ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!! BUT IT IS!!!
We fell in love with our home away from home right from the beginning. Everything in the flat was just perfect - very clean, neat, modern and serviceable. Ken and Annie are the perfect host and hostess. They somehow ENSURED that our stay was most pleasant - from almost 5000 miles away! Ken had prepared what he calls a "Flat Guide" but it was much more than that. He has written a book on how to do things in the flat as well as in England with many many tips and ideas that were most helpful. And if you can't find it in the flat guide, a quick e-mail to Ken or Annie will result in a rapid reply that answers the question.

The flat is perfectly situated. It is only a 20 min train ride from Victoria station (near Buckingham Palace) and one can proceed from there to anywhere in the UK. We actually preferred the local towns of Penge and Beckenham for our daily outings and needs. It was fun to get to experience the local culture and integrate ourselves into the daily life. We did, of course, travel to London on several occasions and took tours to see the sights. One can also just catch a red double decker bus and ride it to the end of the line as Ken recommends - the number 24 bus - and then ride it back to Victoria.

We loved the area so much and felt so at home at the flat that we intend to ask Ken and Annie to let us visit again in the spring of 2013.

The flat is on the second floor of the building (American definition) and might prove to be difficult to navigate if handicapped. I walk with a cane and had no difficulty going up and down the one flight of stairs to the flat from the ground floor.

Our visit could not have been more enjoyable! Even the weather cooperated and was just fine during most of our three week stay. We didn't even turn on a radio or the tv during our entire stay! HOW NICE IT WAS!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Bromley London
Boston, Mass. , U.S.A.
5

SWEET SPOT, EXCELLENT VALUE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four, 2 adults and 2 teenagers, stayed at this location for over a week in early July and we found it suited our needs perfectly. It is spacious, clean, with very comfortable beds, and all the amenities one would find in a regular home such as washer/dryer. We especially loved the fully equipped kitchen where we cooked many evening meals. We found that the food available in regular supermarkets in London is far superior than what you find in regular markets in the states. The cheeses, meats, vegetables and fruits were very reasonable and making an excellent meal was far cheaper and better than what we could afford in London. The area is very safe and close to the trains. All in all, the description is true to the reality. But perhaps the best part are the landlords because they are a pleasure to deal with and even called us in London to make sure everything was up to par. Highly recommend it and would go back in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Car: not necessary

There is a large, lovely park directly across the street (see photo). Although our typical guests are focused on London, the nearby towns offer lots of vibrant, multicultural shopping and other activities. The Beckenham-Penge High Street is a 5-minute walk away. A convenience grocery store with extended hours is close by, and a large grocery store is a ten-minute walk. There are many local restaurants; almost all of them will deliver to the flat for no charge (we have an extensive collection of menus available for review, including many very good Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants). A public swimming pool is within walking distance. If you have a car, there is safe off-street parking. It's a short drive to the beautiful Kent and Surrey countryside where you can explore stately homes, castles, and country pubs. The homes of Winston Churchill (Chartwell House) and Charles Darwin (in the village of Downe) are within easy reach.

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Bromley Apartment Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,015
 
 
Summer high season
Jun 1 - Aug 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We require a minimum stay of seven nights, but welcome stays of any length beyond a week. The charge is $145/night regular season and $160/night for the high (summer) season. Rate breaks are gladly offered for long stays.
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Amenities

Bromley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) Comfortable double bed in bedroom 1., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two comfortable extra long twin beds in bedroom 2.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
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