|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
A lovely newly decorated and lovingly looked after garden apartment with period features perfect for a couple or a young family wanting to explore London. Can comfortably accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
The apartment has all mod cons, and the kitchen is well equipped for those looking to make home made meals.
The apartment is very clean, warm and homely. With its own front door and gated entrance, the central heating and hot water is always available and included in the price.
The 'Old English' style fire place and lovely restored features throughout. including a 42inch plasma, full satellite TV, with 800 channels, (includes over 10 children channels, over 15 movies channels, and over 10 news and sports channels,) internet wifi,a bose system, lots of board games, books and magazines will keep you and your partner/family entertained in the evenings after a long day out visiting the many sites of London City.
French doors in the double bedroom lead to a lovely secluded patio area where you can sit out and relax after a day out exploring, or perhaps your children need somwhere safe and enclosed to run around. The front of the apartment is gated and spacious and the area is quiet and safe.
With numourous routes to get you around London, there is a bus stop which is a three to five minute walk from the apartment with buses going into the city, or if you prefer using the undergound, you can jump on at Turnpike Lane underground station and hop on the tube (the tube comes every 2-3 minutes and each stop is roughly two minutes apart, making the whole of London easily accessable. London Transport is very user friendly. Living next door to the apartment and working from home, I am always available to advise and help out with anything.
On arrival you will be given a tour of the apartment and shown where everything is and how to use all the mod cons. You will also be given a tourist pack with details of getting around London. Once you have had a moment to settle in have drink and look through the tourist pack I offer all guests the opportunity to sit down with me and ask any questions about getting around London or any other enquiries.
The apartment is well situated for all the airports with great transport links and is very close to major London connecting roads leading to Heatrow Airport, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick. I can arrange airport transfers if needed or I can advise on public transport to and from the airports.
Tourists attractions very close by include The Japenese Gardens and mazes in Capel Manor, Lee Valley White Water rafting Center (one of the Olympic stadiums,) Lee Vally Park Farms, Paradise theme Park and zoo, Trent Park, and Myddleton House Gardens, The Harry Potter Museum. The Althletic Centre where some of the British Olympic teams train is also a must see.
If you feel like going further a field, there are lots of other UK areas to explore close by; Maybe you would like to visit one of Englands famous peppled beaches in Brighton or Southend, or fancy a trip to Oxford? - the apartment is close to Londons orbital road which gives you access to all the major motorways in the UK. Rent a car for the day and see other parts of the UK or jump on a bus and go into the capital - the choice is yours!
The Great Cambridge Industrial estate (five minute walk) is fantastic for groceries and discount branded shopping or perhaps you would prefer the smaller shops of Enfeild Wash - boutiques, English cafes, fish and chips, and other quaint restaurents true to the English stlye in decor offering a wealth of European foods.
There is also Wood Green Shopping Centre, and Enfield Town Shopping Centre, along with the famous Brick Lane market in Liverpool Street all easily accessable via public transport.
Big Ben, The Olympic Stadium , Hyde Park, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and all the other popular London attractions are also very easy to get to, with train links/underground links to the City, as well as bus routes.
I am well aware of how daunting holidaying somewhere unfamiliar can be, especially with children, so I am on hand to help anyway I can with advise about the wonderful city of London and other parts of the UK throughtout your stay.
My husband and I work from home running a magazine company and timber importing business..
We have lived in various parts of North and East London and in our younger days spent a lot of time working in the City. We know London well, and decided to move and settle in North London once we started having children as the area of Enfield is residential and more family orientated. We like going into the City, but love being able to leave the bustle behind.
We have lived in North London for 8 years with our three children.
Shimmy Opara purchased this apartment in 2005
The property we live in is a lovely spacious family home and the previous owners used the guesthouse apartment to accommodate their visiting relatives.
Coming from a big and international family ourselves, we fell in love with the idea of being able to entertain family from abroad whilst still having complete privacy.
Family who stayed started recommending the apartment to their friends who wanted to visit London - one year the apartment was filled almost every week and so we decided that we would advertise it on this website and see what happens. It has proved to be very successful over the last two years - unfortunately for our family, the apartment is not readily available, but we are happy combining holiday letting with using it as part of the family home when it has not been booked.
The apartment is perfect for young couples and families - two adults, two children who want to see London but don't want to pay the massive inner city prices for accommodation.
Having children ourselves, we know how expensive holidaying can be and we are happy to offer families an affordable way to show their children the wonderful sights London has to offer.
The property combines the old with the new. It really is beautifully decorated and we maintain it.
The apartment is lovely quiet and warm with plenty of outdoor space which is lovely in the summer.
It really is ideal for the young couple/family wanting to explore London life but who need that extra space and quiet evening time to put the kids to bed and unwind with a glass of wine or two!
The bed is orthopaedic and all the furniture in the bedroom is brand new. This is a gorgeous luxurious apartment at a cost effective price.
Shimmy is very kind and helpful and the apartment is very comfortable. This was a great affordable holiday. The apartment is very well connected and the public transport is very easy to use.
There's not much to say really, I can mostly only affirm the rave reviews that have already been written. The owners are absolutely lovely, well-informed and helpful guys, the apartment is very tidy and exactly as described. Everything worked, and if it didn't -- the heating can be "a bit temperamental" to use Shimmy's words :-) -- it was fixed immediately. High-quality big-screen TV with lots of programmes if you care for that. At this price there must be some drawbacks, but these are absolutely plain to see: There's the size (a family is OK, but four adults ought better be on VERY good terms) and the distance to central London (see the other reviews). Personally, I didn't mind the commuting much; there's a lot to see or to read and trains and buses are frequent. It's not too expensive either: To my suprise a zone 5-6 off-peak travelcard costs exactly the same as a ticket for zone 1-2 (GBP 8.90 p.d. for adults, and I think it was 3.20 for the kids -- Oyster is an alternative). What mattered much more to us was that really everything you might need can be reached on foot in a few minutes: take-away restaurants, a cafe, a little corner shop, a pub, ... Supermarkets are also nearby (a walk of perhaps 15 mins or one or two stations by bus, and we even felt daring enough to go there by car). All in all we spent five wonderful days in London -- thanks a lot for that! We'd definitely return to this apartment, and I can only recommend it to everybody; especially, but not only, if money IS an issue.
We stayed in this great little apartment for a week. Shimmy and Ike were very helpful and always there if we needed them, which wasn't often. The place is clean, comfortable well priced. I have read the others comments about the commute, it's not that bad. It's a 200 yard walk to the bus stop that takes you directly to Enfield Town train station in about 5-10 minutes. On a average day it took us about 45 minutes to downtown London. There are shops and a supermarket within walking distance and a mini-mart gas station with a Costa just around the corner. It was a great place to return to after a long day in the city. A heads up for us pampered Americans, their is no air conditioning. We were there during one of the warmest weeks for England and it was cool and comfortable with the large pedestal fan Shimmy provided. I would recommend this rental to my friends and family. I look forward to renting this place again if I return to England.
This apartment was clean, very comfortable, and Shimmy was a wonderful, wonderful hostess. She was attentive from beginning to end for each question and request we had. She booked us a cab to and from the airport, provided a booklet full of maps and good travel info for getting to and from London. That was a huge help for us since we had no idea where to begin. We took the maps with us everywhere and were grateful for them. Shimmy even drove me to the rental car place to pick up our car, which she did not have to do but it saved me a bus trip. She came immediately to reset the water heater box when I told her the hot water was out, it was an easy fix and she made it her priority to take care of it. We loved having this place to come back to and put our feet up on the recliner couch at the end of the day and watch tv as a family to unwind from a busy day of sightseeing. The bed was so comfortable, you'll never find a bed like that in a hotel! The air mattress for the kids was great to have as well. I highly recommend this apartment, all the reviews thus far are true and accurate and you will feel welcome by Shimmy and her family, beautiful people they are!
It was comfortable and sweet in every way. It was a long commute into the center of London, but by commuting like the rest of the world, I got acquainted with what it is like to live in London, which was very interesting. All in all, a fine visit.
and a lovely owner to boot. The four of us (parents + teenage kids) had a really good time: the flat was exactly as described, clean and well maintained - having separate shower and toilet was a big help to keep peace in the family. Westminster may not be right around the corner, but the trip to and from the apartment gives you time to look around and to wind down on your way back "home". We managed to make the commute to the city a "feature in itself", by varying the route: going by bus the last as well as the first leg of the trip may be longer, but you really get to see "normal London" and you also spend less ...). Contact with Shimmy was delightful, she booked a cab for our arrival and departure and when a little technical problem arose, it was solved practically immediately. We planned on going to the Cinema in Enfield, but the super tv in the living room made us stay in practically every evening .... A tip: do get an oyster card, it makes going around MUCH easier! The fish and chips place relatively close by is good, as is the carvery. We recommend the Garden Apartment wholeheartedly!
Shimmy was so helpful from beginning to end. When I initially contacted her I had a lot of questions and she always answered promptly and in detail. She gave me lots of information about the airport and how to save money on the public transport. She also pre booked a cab for us which was so easy and hassle free. She saved us money as it worked out so much cheaper than catching a cab from the taxi rank.
When we arrived at the apartment, it was welcoming and very well presented. The linen smelled wonderfully fresh - I have a thing about bed sheets and towels!
The apartment is not in the city, but the price of the apartment accounts for this. Our budget was a bit tight and there were four of us so we needed that extra space and having the out door back patio along with the front drive was a bonus for the kids!
The public transport is very easy to use. Shimmy advised us on how to use it and it was lovely for the kids as they were excited to use the trains and buses. We were out every day as there is so much to see and do. We were absolutely shattered coming back each evening. Our days were packed and London City is so expensive and crowded that being able to save money on accommodation in exchange for not being right in the centre was a fair trade off especially with such a lovely guesthouse. We really did not expect the place to be so nice!
We had an amazing time - This is for those who love to spend their days exploring and their nights relaxing watching movies!!
A lovely newly decorated garden apartment with period features perfect for a couple or a young family. Idealy located with transport links into the city of London, and very close to major roads leading to Heatrow Airport and other parts of the UK. Surrounded by lovely parks, gardens and historical buildings coupled with shopping centres and the tourist attractions of the capital close by, makes this a great area to explore. Hyde Park, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Olympic Stadium, Oxford Circus and the rest of London's attrctions are all within easy reach via Underground or bus.
The apartment itself has all mod cons, and is very clean and homely. The property has it's own front door and is gated. The little patio area is lovely to sit out and relax in after a day out exploring in the hectic city, or perhaps you would like to dine outdoors in the summer. There are also plenty of restaurents close by if you would prefer to dine out.
Airport transfers can be arranged on request and all guest will recieve a welcome pack on arrival which will include information about the local area and getting around London and other parts of the UK. All linen and towels are provided and we can also provide an electric double air bed on request for the living room.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2015 - Sep 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£200|
|Notes||There is a flat rate cleaning fee of £60|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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.