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SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN GEORGIAN TOWNHOUSE - SLEEPS 4-5

Melissa Mackey

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Melissa Mackey

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014
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SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN GEORGIAN TOWNHOUSE - SLEEPS 4-5

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bloomsbury Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Ideal for family, Russell Square tube, bus or walk to London's best attractions

The apartment occupies the top two floors of a Georgian house in Bloomsbury, a quiet, elegant corner of central London, close to Russell Square or Chancery Lane tube stations. Built in the 1790s, the building boasts all the luxuries of a modern home, including a fully-equipped kitchen (washer/drier for clothes, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer plus lots of pots, pans and utensils for cooking), satellite TV and DVD player, power shower and modern bathroom. The spacious living room has two sofas and a TV plus a bookshelf stuffed with books which feature London, guidebooks for London, maps of London for you to take out with you, dvds, toys for young children and games. Large windows with Georgian wooden shutters look out to the historic street below. The adjoining kitchen is spacious and has a dining table and six chairs. A short but steep flight of stairs leads up to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower, basin and toilet with a smart black and white tiled floor and heated towel rail. The large master bedroom has a king-size double bed and a single bed with large wardrobe, feature mirror and Victorian chest of drawers. The second bedroom has two single beds (adult sized) with Victorian chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes and mirror. Both bedrooms have 'black-out' blinds so that you are not woken by early morning sun. A cot and highchair are available on request. Bed linen and towels included. A hairdryer, an iron and ironing board are provided. This is an ideal holiday home for a family or couples looking to explore London from a central base.

It is a six minute walk from Russell Square tube station (subway) or Chancery Lane tube station. We will send you full directions and a map of Bloomsbury when you book.

Getting Here - Air: It is an easy journey from London Heathrow to John St, as the local tube (subway or underground) station runs directly to the airport. From there it's a 6 minute walk to the apartment. From other London airports (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or City airports), you can take the train into the centre of London and make a short tube or taxi journey to the apartment. We will send you full directions when you book.

Getting Here - Rail: John St is a fifteen minute walk from the mainline stations, Kings Cross and St Pancras International where the Eurostar service from Paris and Brussells now departs. Euston Station is a few minutes further away. It is a short bus ride from London Bridge and Waterloo stations. Paddington is a tube ride away.

No hidden extras: Price quoted includes VAT (sales tax), bed linen, towels and cleaning. There are no hidden extras to pay.

If you have any questions about the apartment, the local area or London generally, please get in touch by email or phone.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Mackey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

About Melissa Mackey

This apartment is owned by Electric Marketing, a database marketing company set up in 1991 by Melissa Mackey. Electric Marketing's offices are on the ground and first floors of the building, the apartment is on the second and third floors. You will share a front door and hallway with our office team during weekdays, but no one will visit the apartment during your stay unless you come down to the ground floor and ask us for help. This means that there is always someone on site to help you if you have any problems eg lightbulb needs replacing or something is broken. Equally we are aware that most people want to be allowed to enjoy their holiday in private and we won't visit unless there is a serious issue that needs to be fixed. If you have a problem at the weekend, our contact phone numbers are in a black folder of useful information in the living room.

Melissa Mackey purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Melissa Mackey chose Bloomsbury

There is no doubt that John Street in Bloomsbury is a smart part of town, close to Grays Inn and full of barristers' chambers and legal firms. As well as the lawyers, our near neighbours are the Charles Dickens Museum, noted actors and artists as well as the TV news studios on Grays Inn Road. John Street and adjoining Doughty Street are steeped in history as these houses have stood for 250 years. It is a safe and secure part of London, walking distance to the West End and to the City of London, close to shops and restaurants and yet quiet at night so that you can sleep easily.

What makes this apartment unique

You are in the middle of London, close enough to walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, short bus or tube rides to other tourist must-sees, but this is a quiet, secure part of town with little night time traffic or noise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first trip to the UK. We had a great time. The flat was beautiful. Great location!”
Nov 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
average rating of 4.866667 based on 20 reviews
business
Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67509
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Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Melbourne Australia
5

Bloomsbury apartment

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 6 days at this apartment and found it excellent. It was great having a kitchen given prices in London and the supermarket is quite close. The beds were really confortable and it was a quiet retreat at the end of the day. We had our 3 children with us and found the apartment much roomier than I expected. The owners were helpful and let us stay until 2.00pm on the day we were leaving. Just be warned that there quite a lot of steps!


Australia
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67509
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Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Canberra, Australia
5

Great family sized apartment centrally located

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was great for our family of five (children aged 13, 11, 9). It was neat and spacious, which was very welcome at the end of a long trip in hotel rooms and smaller sized apartments. We stayed for 3 weeks and were very comfortable.

The apartment had everything we needed to self cater, Foxtel and WiFi. The one downside was that the WiFi connection did tend to drop out occasionally and sometimes could be difficult to connect to.

The apartment was quite centrally located. We used the tube mostly to get around. Chancery Lane on the Central Line was just a 5 minute walk away and very convenient. Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line was just a 5 minute walk in the other direction. There was also a great Waitrose supermarket and shopping centre at Russell Square, and heaps of other shops, restaurants and pubs nearby. Kings Cross / Pancras Eurostar rail station was only a 10-15 minute walk. Euston Station and a car rental agency was only 15-20 mins walk.

The British Museum was only a 5-10 mins walk away and the Charles Dickens museum was just down the road. All other attractions, you would probably want to catch a tube or bus, although we did walk down to Oxford Street a couple of times.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review our apartment. I am so glad that you had a great time. We have fixed the Wi-Fi problem now and hope that it is available 24/7 for guests.

Other attractions within a 30 minute walk include St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London to the east; the Millennium Bridge which leads to art gallery Tate Modern and the South Bank arts complex to the south; Covent Garden for a mix of quirky and high-end stores, restaurants and street theatre and the small but pretty much perfect Sir John Soane Musuem in Lincolns Inn Fields are to the south west. But even on a three week holiday, there is never enough time to walk everywhere and see everything. I hope you and your family will come back to London one day.
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Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67509
-+44 02074197995
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Sydney, Australia
5

Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was perfect for family of four. Melissa was most helpful and accommodated our 6am arrival. Highly recommend this flat as a base to explore London on foot or by tube. Hope to return! Cath, James, Zac and Zoe from Sydney Australia
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67509
-+44 02074197995
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Sydney
5

Great family 'home away from away'

Great family 'home away from away'
  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids (11, 11 & 6 years) stayed at 22 John Street for 10 nights in early December. It was a perfect base for us and exactly as advertised: spacious and clean. The position is very convenient (easy walk) to Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Bloomsbury (with good shops at the Brunswick Centre - loved Carluccios Cafe!). We really enjoyed our trip to London. Thanks Melissa for providing such a wonderful rental apartment.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67509
-+44 02074197995
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Sydney
5

Great family 'home away from away'

Great family 'home away from away'
  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids (11, 11 & 6 years) stayed at 22 John Street for 10 nights in early December. It was a perfect base for us and exactly as advertised: spacious and clean. The position is very convenient (easy walk) to Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Bloomsbury (with good shops at the Brunswick Centre - loved Carluccios Cafe!). We really enjoyed our trip to London. Thanks Melissa for providing such a wonderful rental apartment.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Spacious apartment in Georgian townhouse - sleeps 4-5
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67509
-+44 02074197995
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Vancouver, Canada
5

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5
The John Street flat was a perfect home-away-from-home for our family of 5. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable, the kitchen well-appointed and the situation both quiet and convenient. We walked there directly from the train station when we first arrived and set out on foot every morning during our stay. It's close to shops and transit and to many wonderful neighbourhoods and sites such as St Paul's and the theatre district. After a long day in fabulous London, you can shower, or soak in an ample tub, then enjoy a meal around the kitchen table and contemplate all that you saw and did.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank You!

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Duke, Roger St - 'quirky little gastropub'
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
St Pancras International (Eurostar) & Kings Cross
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Lady Ottoline Pub & Dining Rooms, Northington St
Car: not necessary

John St is in the historic area of Bloomsbury in Central London. You're in the heart of London but away from the crowds. Nearest tube stations are Russell Square (6 min walk) and Chancery Lane (7 mins), but you'll often find it as quick to walk to many of the main attractions. The British Museum is a 10 min walk and Charles Dickens' House (he wrote Oliver Twist here), is 1 minute away. London's West End with its fabulous shopping (Oxford St, Regent St, Carnaby St), theatres, art galleries and landmarks (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben) is close by. Covent Garden (street theatre, opera house and shopping piazza) is an easy walk (25 mins). Heading East, you can stroll around the City of London, Europe's financial centre with its famous buildings (St Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, medieval Tower of London, Tower Bridge). John St is close to Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Neurological & Neurosurgery Hospital, University College London, Kings College, London School of Economics, the British Library & Law Courts.

Other Activities: sight-seeing, shopping, theatre, world class museums, art galleries, tourist attractions, historic places of interest, kids play park Coram's Fields

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Rates & Availability

From £1,295 Per week

Bloomsbury Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,445
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Apr 11 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,445
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes If you stay for two weeks or more, the price includes a weekly cleaner and a change of bed and bath linen.
You can check-in at 2pm on the first day of your stay. If you plan to arrive earlier, please let us know and if we can have the apartment ready earlier for you then we will. Check-out time is 10am on the final day of your stay. Please let us know before you arrive, if you wish to leave later.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bloomsbury Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Modern bathroom with bath, shower in separate glass enclosure, toilet and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Baby Cot (Crib) available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Large main bedroom with king size double bed, single bed (3 feet wide), bedside tables with reading lamps, Victorian chest of drawers, wardrobe, standalone mirror and hairdryer. Two windows with view to tree-lined Georgian street below. Second bedroom with two single beds (3½ feet wide), bedside lamps, mirror and Victorian chest of drawers. Speakers for use with mp3 players. View over London rooftops towards the West End and Telecom Tower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This apartment is on the second and third floor of a 200-year old house. If you have difficulty with stairs, it really isn't suitable as there are two flights to the entrance and a further flight to the bedrooms. Please try not to bring a car, the parking in London is awful. Public transport is excellent with underground (tube) stations Russell Square and Chancery Lane both 7 mins walk away. Buses are 3 mins walk away and of course, famous London black taxicabs are always available. You can walk to many of the major sites, shops and entertainment. There is no outside space with this property, but for children, at the end of the street there is Coram's Fields, a delightful park with swings, slides, sand pit, farm animals and astro-turf football pitches. For adults, Russell Square is a pleasant green space with a cafe, fountains and wildlife to provide a respite from life in Europe's largest city.

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