Please note: We don't keep an updated calendar for privacy and security reasons. So do inquire about availability -- and any special rates being offered. “Amazing place. Look no further. Nothing else can compare.” “Best ever London stay.” “Exceeded our expectations”. “A beautiful apartment in an exceptional location.” 'Great space, great value.' 'Beautiful apartment in prime garden setting.' These are just a few of the ways our many satisfied guests have described their unforgettable holiday stay at this unique luxury apartment on what’s called London’s most beautiful private garden square. See our numerous excellent ('five-star') guest reviews to learn more about of the outstanding quality of the property/furnishings/decor/location/amenities and client service. It's the perfect place for guests who want deluxe accommodates at reasonable rates . . . while exploring the celebrated sights, sounds and tastes of the London ... most of which are only a short Underground, bus or taxi ride away.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Greenhaven is an impeccably designed, furnished and maintained deluxe apartment centrally located in SW1, one of London's most posh areas, 10 minutes from Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the trendy shops of Belgravia, Chelsea and Knigntsbridge -- and a 3 minute walk to the major transportation hubs of the Victoria Underground, bus and train stations that will easily take you anywhere in London and throughout England. This lower-ground floor apartment with private gated entrance is part of a listed historic building that sits opposite the award-winning private garden of Eccleston Square. In appearance and amenities, this garden square surpasses most, including the one featured in the popular movie 'Notting Hill'. Guests of Greenhaven enjoy full access to this private oasis in the heart of central London and its 3 acres of tender and rare plants, conservatory, meandering stone/pebble/brick paths along with patio, picnic, play, rest/meditatation and BBQ areas and a tennis court.
Greenhaven is the right choice for the SOPHISTICATED, DISCERNING traveler who wants LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS and a SUPERB LEVEL OF CARE & COMFORT, defined by thoughtful design/decor and attention to detail, along with OUTSTANDING MONEY-SAVINGS AMENITIES, a SAFE, CENTRAL, CONVENIENT LOCATION, and EXCELLENT CLIENT SERVICE and OWNER RESPONSIVENESS AND INTEGRITY before and during your visit, and PEACE OF MIND knowing a fantastic apartment awaits you upon arrival, as confirmed by our guest reviews – all at a VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE when compared with same-priced hotels and many other apartments in London.
OUR RATES & FREE AMENITIES: Please note our rates may APPEAR higher than other rentals, but they are all inclusive, with many FREE amenities. Lower prices quoted by others may not include taxes, linens, cleaning, personal greeting upon arrival, 24/7 guest support, many extras (such as free long distance calling, internet, and much more) and/or reflect the most favourable exchange rates. These factors, combined with Greenhaven's complimentary welcoming touches -- a fully stocked spirits bar (including vodka, gin, bourbon and more), a coffee/tea bar with a Nespresso Expresso and Cappucino machines and 16 different coffee brews, a variety of Twinings teas, a bottle of fine French Champagne, and boxes of gourmet chocolates and biscuits, as well as private car service pick up from the airport or train station for those staying a week or longer and a liberal cancellation policy -- provide significant savings/value/convenience and put Greenhaven several cuts above most holiday accommodations.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Greenhaven is newly refurbished by European architectural & design firms, air-conditioned/centrally heated and fully-furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique décor. By London standards it's a very large (645 square feet), one-bedroom/one bathroom property and includes living room/dining room area, galley kitchen, bedroom and bath. The apartment is designed with the idea of bringing look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed burst of color. Sixteen foot high ceilings and large windows in the main living/dining area contribute to its very open, light and airy feel.
LIVING/DINING AREA: The main living/dining area has a table with seating for four, a comfortable sleeper sofa and armchair with electronic back/shoulder massage unit that lets you unwind after a long day of touring. The furniture is set in front of a built-in wall unit/library with a large selection of books on London, as well as English history and culture. Atop of the decorative fireplace is a 42” Samsung flat-panel with separate sound bar for enhanced listening pleasure. There's access to 100+ channels, including CNN International, Sky News International and BBC World plus hundreds of movies on demand. For those who must work while away, there's a notebook computer and FREE wireless internet access, wireless phones with FREE international calling to the U.S., Canada, Australia and other countries, and FREE use of printer/scanner/copier/fax machine and office supplies.
MODERN KITCHEN: Gourmet cooks can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, state-of-the-art appliances and lovely tabletop accessories. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to enhance delicious meals, including a variety of basic culinary supplies, such as spices, oils, vinegars, flour & other staple items so you don't have to buy things you'll only be used a few times.
MODERN BATH: The modern bathroom suite features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower with large rainfall shower head, underfloor heating and washer and dryer units.
ROMANTIC BEDROOM: A romantic bedroom with a queen - size mattress is topped with a sumptuous 3-inch deep featherbed wrapped in fine Egyptian cotton linens. Add to that, a fine Hungarian goose down comforter, and you feel as though you're sleeping between layers of soft clouds. A well-designed halogen lighting system, including personal reading lamps, allows you to select your preferred level of illumination. There also is a built-in storage unit with ample space for belongings.
BONUS ROOM: A separate storage area off the kitchen lets you stash away suitcases and other large items.
PRIVATE GARDEN: The private garden square has gathered a string of awards throughout the years, including First Prize at the London Garden Society in 2011. Planned by Thomas Cubitt in 1828, the 3-acre square is subdivided into mini-gardens. In recent years, planting has aimed to give year-round interest with many specialist collections such as ceanothus, camellias, climbing and shrub roses. Notable features include a rock garden, a wisteria arbour, an iris garden and a fern garden. Mature trees include fine planes, with acacia, chestnut, lime, and numerous smaller trees and flowering shrubs such as holly, laburnum, laurustinus, lilac, flowering cherry, fatsia, rowan and bamboo with herbaceous bedding at the south-western end of the square.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenhaven is located in Pimlico, a small residential area of central London (Zone 1) in the City of Westminster. Like the posh Belgravia area, to which it was built as a southern extension, Pimlico is known for its grand garden squares and impressive Regency architecture. Notable residents have included politician Winston Churchill, designer Laura Ashley, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, actor Laurence Olivier, illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and inventor of lawn tennis Major Walter Wingfield. There are many cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, green markets, organic food store, bakeries, convenience shops, pharmacies, international newsstands, and other services all within a 2-10 minute walk. It's a 3 minute walk to Victoria Underground, bus, train and taxi stations, that allow you to easy get anywhere in London or England (including Bath, Oxford and Cambridge), a 10-minute bus ride to Big Ben and Parliament, Tate Gallery, Sloane Square/King’s Road, Harrod’s/Knightbridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum and Natural History Museum.
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I have been offering luxury holiday accommodations since 1999, with properties in Napa Valley, California, Paris, and the South of France. London is my latest location. Residential design and decor is my passion, and I strive to provide dwelling places that are more expressive, more beautiful than other vacation rentals. I live part-time in all these places. So each functions as a 'home' -- not just a rental property. The hallmark of each residence is its personal style, which reflects its unique character and location. For example, my London apartment, which opens to the beautiful private gardens of Eccleston, is designed with the idea of bringing look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed burst of color. Quality furnishings, decor and a level of convenience, comfort and attention set my locations apart from those that are exclusively used to as rentals. My philosophy is that I would never rent a property that I would not stay in myself. So, putting myself into my guests’ shoes, I 'think of everything' to make a stay a most positive and memorable experience. I started renting GreenHaven in August 2011, so I'm just now collecting guest testimonials. But to get an idea of the quality of my rentals and guest service, read the dozens of positive comments from those who have stayed at my French properties: just URL 'yourparispenthouse' and 'charmingfrenchcottage'.
I've lived in London for a few years, and I wanted to find a location that combined all the its best aspects at my doorstep: proximity to major sites, transportation, shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, but with a traditional London feel. Eccleston Square is it -- with an added bonus: its private garden that's only accessible to residents and their guests.
From the outside of GreenHaven, the view is a scaled-down version of New York's Central Park. You see the upper branches of trees, swirls of clematis, heady explosions of climbing roses and, here and there, the opposite side of Eccleston Square, London SW1 -- one of London's most posh addresses. When you get into the garden, you wouldn't know you’re in the heart of a world-renowned international city. When you smell the flowers and hear the birds sing, London seems to disappear -- yet all of its wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and experiences are right outside the garden gates.
Eccleston Square came about when town planner Thomas Cubitt, who developed it in 1845, had the idea of gathering everyone's back gardens together. Around the periphery, a shady walk takes you though arches of wisteria and clematis. For garden buffs, there are several unique specimen plants, including a handkerchief tree from China -- and art buffs will enjoy the irises, some of which came from Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The Garden Square has won many awards not only for its botanical beauty, but also for its well-integrated features, such as several brick patios, glass conservatory, tennis court, and play and BBQ areas.
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