WHAT TO EXPECT: Greenhaven is an impeccably designed, furnished and maintained deluxe apartment centrally located in SW1, one of London's most posh areas, between 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 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, 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 brews, a variety of Twinings teas, a bottle of fine French Champagne, and boxes of chocolates and biscuits from prestigious U.K. gourmet brand, Fortnum & Mason, 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.
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.
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 & BATH: 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 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. 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 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.
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