LUXURY SPACIOUS HISTORIC HOUSE IN THE HEART OF LONDON (WESTMINSTER)

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Adrienne Burgess

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LUXURY SPACIOUS HISTORIC HOUSE IN THE HEART OF LONDON (WESTMINSTER)

Pimlico House Rental Photos and Description

4-star, 4-floor, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12 - short walk to top tourist attractions

Share a postcode with the Queen! This spectacular house, built in 1846 and quietly situated in a friendly and beautiful London terrace just 10 minutes' WALK from Buckingham Palace, boasts 6 bedrooms (great beds!), 2 sitting rooms (one with fold-out bed-chairs), a kitchen-dining room, a conservatory-study, 4 bath/shower/WCs (great showers!) & free wi-fi throughout. The lower ground floor (just one flight of stairs down) has its own kitchenette & walk-in shower, and can be separated off – perhaps for an older couple. Being laid out on four floors (and some mezzanine floors), the house works well for larger and smaller groups. There are 5 single beds, 2 king beds (150cm, 5'6' wide), 1 double bed & 2 bed-chairs (in the second sitting room). The main rooms have ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces, chandeliers & working window-shutters yet the house is fitted with with every modern convenience: washing machine/dryer, microwaves, dishwasher, hair-dryers, irons, SMART TVs (internet access, Netflix), gas-log open fire, digital radio/sound systems with iPad, iPhone/MP3 'docks', linen/towels, books, toys, DVDs, 2 x cots and highchairs. Cozy and warm in winter, an efficient air-cooling system keeps the top floors cool in summer. Outside there’s a suntrap terrace leading from the kitchen, plus a delightful patio garden wreathed in jasmine and wisteria. You also have key-access to an exclusive nearby ‘gated’ London garden square - a real 'secret garden' with wonderful plants and shrubs, a children’s play area and tennis courts. A great sports centre with public-access gym and swimming pools is a two minute walk from the house. Quality in Tourism 4-star rating.

We have been advised not to go for a 5-star rating as that involves incredible luxury such as marble bathrooms and antique furniture throughout - and is less comfortable for families.

We keep the house in the best condition, constantly re-painting to remove scuff marks and renewing furniture and accessories regularly. Guests frequently comment on our stratospheric level of cleanliness and attention to detail. A welcome pack of groceries greets you on arrival.

We pride ourselves on the fact that the house is imaginatively decorated and laid out in such a way that there are great opportunities for privacy, as well as for 'getting together' in larger groups.

The house is suitable, as part of a longer let, for entertaining up to 40 people in a buffet-style reception.

This house is also a great venue for team meetings and other business requirements. The six bedrooms and the (second) sitting room with fold-out furniture means individuals can sleep in 7 separate areas; and there's a great table in the kitchen/dining room for team meetings.(seats 12)

This spectacular house is brilliantly located for special annual London events, including - within WALKING distance - the Chelsea Flower Show , the London marathon (finishing line), the New Year's Day Parade, the Lord Mayor's Procession & Show, the Russian Winter Festival, outdoor skating ,the Chinese New Year celebrations, Trooping of the Colour, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Thames Festival, the Chelsea Antiques Fair, the State Opening of Parliament, the London Film Festival, Guy Fawkes Night, the main New Year Celebrations, Christmas Lighting Celebrations and Westminster Abbey for Christmas Carols and all Royal Family celebrations.

Within a short tube/bus ride you'll reach the London International Boat Show, the Olympia Fine Art & Antique Fair, Wimbledon, the Holiday and Travel Show, Party in the Park, the Proms at the Albert Hall, the Covent Garden Festival of Street Theatre, the Notting Hill Carnival - and many others!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Adrienne Burgess

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We are a couple who have worked mainly in the theatre and the arts, although Adrienne is now a writer/researcher specialising in fatherhood and Martin enjoys new-age ideas, while also working in the City of London as a communications coach. We have been renting out properties for almost 40 years (two small apartments originally), and first tried holiday rentals with our country cottage in Churt www.guildford-cottage-surrey.co.uk

Adrienne Burgess purchased this house in 1985

We purchased our central London home in 1985 and lived there until 2008. The moment we opened the door we loved it. It felt then, and feels now, as if only happy things have happened here - which can't possibly be true, since it's more than 150 years since it was built! We wanted to live right in the heart of London, and you can't get much closer to the heart than this! We also wanted a spacious house, with high ceilings and a sense of generations upon generations of people living there before us And that is exactly what we got! We raised our family here, working from home, so the house has always been busy and full of people - lots of them children. When we left it, to 'downshift' to another part of London, we rejoiced that we didn't have to sell it, and that other people could now enjoy it too.

The remarkable thing about 'Pimlico' (the area in which our house is), is that it is quite like a village, and yet it is right in the heart of perhaps the greatest city in the world. Neighbours know each other; our quiet street contains many family houses and has an active residents' association, the people in the shops are friendly, and yet it's cosmopolitan and fast-paced. In Pimlico you can be peaceful, yet never feel that life is passing you by. . .

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Luxury spacious historic house in the heart of London (Westminster)
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Luxury spacious historic house in the heart of London (Westminster)
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Wonderful Historic House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Thank you for a wonderful time in your beautiful house. We really did enjoy ourselves and will highly recommend. All of you went above and beyond to make our stay very enjoyable. I just loved your house and the location couldn't be beat! This place is a total gem!
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Luxury spacious historic house in the heart of London (Westminster)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99215
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Pimlico Westminster & West End
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So centrally located!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We have travelled from Australia and New Zealand for our daughter’s wedding – three generations. We had a wonderful time. The weather was great and the wedding went off without a hitch. The house of course made it all so easy. Just right for all our family and so wonderfully well equipped! We loved Pimlico (the local area – Owner) – so handy to everything!
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Luxury spacious historic house in the heart of London (Westminster)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99215
+44 7747145146
Pimlico Westminster & West End
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What value for Money!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Great place, great location, wanted for nothing. So well provided for, warm and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone wanting a large, comfortable house in London. Great service when booking and lots of information. Great welcome pack. It was the first London based house for the two other families who travelled with us and they have been sold on the enormous benefits of staying right in London, as opposed to outside - saving of fares and valuable time, and the ease of access to everything in no time at all. We have been converts for some time, and it was my job to find the house which would absorb us all comfortably, and this house fitted the bill perfectly. The others could not believe how luxurious the place was and what value for money!!
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Luxury spacious historic house in the heart of London (Westminster)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99215
+44 7747145146
Pimlico Westminster & West End
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Bellissima casa, dotazioni eccellenti!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Most enjoyable stay! Bellissima casa, dotazioni eccellenti! Siamo stati molto bene!
We had a great time, the house was perfect thankyou! We look forward to staying again in the near future.
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Luxury spacious historic house in the heart of London (Westminster)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99215
+44 7747145146
Pimlico Westminster & West End
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Amici di Thiene A Londra.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
La casa è situata a due passi da Victoria Station,quindi comodissima da raggiungere (anche a piedi) arrivando da Gatwick .Situata in una zona elegante e sicura :Belgravia. Abbiamo soggiornato comodamente in 8 persone (max 12), la casa è accogliente,spaziosa, pulita ed è completa di tutto.
La mattina del nostro arrivo abbiamo trovato un cestino di benvenuto con la prima colazione! Vicino ci sono ristoranti e pub e la stazione della tube Pimlico.
Noi di sicuro ci torneremo.
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Heathrow/Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Pimlico Underground (tube station)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A3
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Pimlico Tram
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Thai Cafe
Car: not necessary

With its amazing CENTRAL London location (SW1V2ND - Google it!), this quietly situated house is brilliantly positioned for a see-all London visit. It’s a minute's WALK from shops, supermarkets, restaurants, outdoor food-market, Pimlico Tube (underground) & 24-hour taxis, buses, car clubs, bike hire. It’s a 10-min WALK to the River Thames, Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Cathedral, theatres, cinema, St James Park, Victoria Station & Victoria Coach Station (from which there are easy rail/coach links to Heathrow, Gatwick & Europe). It’s a 20-min WALK to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the King's Road/Chelsea. Short tube/bus rides take you direct to Harrods, the major Museums, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, the West End, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the National Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, the Festival Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre & National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, IMAX, Waterloo Station, Tate Modern.

Local activities include: shopping, restaurants, historic monuments, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, river boats.

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Availability & Rates

Pimlico House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
SPECIAL OFFER
Apr 18 2014 - Jun 5 2014
£447
£547
£2,997
3 nights
 
 
Jun 6 2014 - Jun 30 2014
£697
£797
£4,997
3 nights
 
 
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 24 2014
£897
£997
£6,497
3 nights
 
 
Jul 25 2014 - Sep 4 2014
£647
£747
£4,497
3 nights
 
 
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 2 2014
£547
£647
£3,997
3 nights
 
 
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 23 2014
£497
£597
£3,497
3 nights
 
 
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
£547
£647
£3,997
3 nights
 
 
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 20 2014
£497
£597
£3,497
3 nights
 
 
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 28 2014
£997
£1,047
£6,997
3 nights
 
 
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
£697
£797
£4,997
3 nights
 
 
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 12 2015
£347
£447
£2,497
3 nights
 
 
Feb 13 2015 - Mar 19 2015
£447
£547
£2,997
3 nights
 
 
Mar 20 2015 - Apr 2 2015
£497
£597
£3,497
3 nights
 
 
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 16 2015
£547
£647
£3,997
3 nights
 
 
Apr 17 2015 - Apr 30 2015
£497
£597
£3,497
3 nights
 
 
May 1 2015 - Jun 11 2015
£547
£647
£3,997
3 nights
 
 
Jun 12 2015 - Jul 2 2015
£697
£797
£4,997
3 nights
 
 
Jul 3 2015 - Sep 3 2015
£897
£997
£6,497
3 nights
 

Notes

  • VAT included. VAT receipt available on request.
    To reserve dates, full non-refundable payment due if within six weeks of arrival date: 50% on booking, then 50% six weeks before arrival. Payment via UK Cheque, electronic bank transfer or credit cards via PayPal.
    Returnable security deposit of £250 taken on booking.
  • Beds, except for the two (very comfortable) sofa chairs, made up. A second set of linen provided every fortnight, for longer lets. Towels provided.

    House immaculately cleaned at beginning of let. To be left by tenants in good order.

    House sleeps 10 in actual beds. 2 more can be accommodated on sofa chairs in lower ground floor sitting room.
  • Additional fees charged for unusually heavy post-rental cleans and of course any losses or breakages (deducted from deposit).

    Maid service can be provided at holiday-makers' own cost @ £13.00 per hour.

Amenities

Pimlico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Handbasin here too
  • The bathrooms and cloakroom are beautifully fitted. One has hand painted tiles depicting scenes from Charles Kingsley's famous Victorian story, THE WATER BABIES. All except one of the toilets, bathrooms and shower rooms has outside windows. All are newly tiled and maintained, with high quality fittings The showers are powerful (many of our guests have praised them!) and there is plenty of hot water. The top floor bathroom has roof lights as well as a window, so you can lie back at look at the stars! There is a WC on every floor, or on the half-landing, so easy access for all guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , room off main sitting room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , own WC adjacent
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This is the second sitting room
  • The beautifully decorated bedrooms are quietly situated, mostly at the back of the house, and have loads of hanging and other storage space. The one bedroom that is at the front of the house is on the top floor and has double glazing, even though the street outside is neither noisy nor busy. The bedroom floors are all well carpeted, the beds are very comfortable, with mattress and pillow protectors as well as lovely linen and bedspreads. Pillows, duvets etc. are of high quality. There are bedside lamps and dimmer switches - and three of the bedrooms have TVs and ensuite bathrooms. One of these is situated on the lower ground floor with a sitting room off it, as well as kitchenette and a walk-in shower and is wonderful for an older couple who can manage just one flight of stairs. The small ground floor bedroom with its own WC is great for someone with very limited mobility. Baby equipment includes cots, bedguards, baby-listeners, high chairs, many children's books, toys, DVDs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are two sitting rooms (one contains two very comfortable fold-out bed-chairs) and two kitchens;: a kitchenette on the lower ground floor; and the main kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. This seats 12 comfortably. Another 6 people can eat on the floor below at a dining table. The study is light and airy, and children love to play in it - and on all the wonderful stairs, and in the nooks and crannies of this fascinating house. EXTRACTS FROM RECENT TESTIMONIALS: “Wow! The house is everything we'd heard and more! When she walked in through the front door our younger granddaughter (five) said 'This is exactly how I wanted our home in England to be!' 'The house is wonderful and we have very much enjoyed our stay here. We will definitely recommend it.' 'The house has excellent equipment and facilities..The location is perfect to explore London.'