|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This property is professionally managed by Ivy Lettings, specialists in central London vacation rentals since 2009. More information on this home can be found on our website at www.ivylettings.com/clv. If you'd like to book it, please know that it'll be cheaper to book via our website than booking on HomeAway (and it's easier for our systems to handle!). Here's a video of reviews from some of our clients: https://vimeo.com/90745841
You might just have hit upon the most desirable postcode in London: just off the King’s Road, a short walk from the bustling Fulham Broadway and Parson’s Green; within walking distance of all the fabulous boutiques and high street shops that line the King’s Road; an easy reach, either by foot or bicycle, from Sloane Square: this is the place to be. A constellation of the brightest and most glamourous bars and cafes are within a quarter of an hour of your door. While the streets of Chelsea pull you in one direction, you will find yourself equally charmed by the friendly and warm buzz that surrounds Fulham Broadway.
Living & Eating
Gorgeously bright and beautifully designed, the attention to detail is apparent in both the small decorations and the larger landscape of this charming English home. Downstairs you will find soft carpeting underfoot and plenty of sofas and an elegant chaise-lounge to relax on after a day in the town. Courtesy of the large glass windows this room dances with natural light. There is a dining table to seat 4 people, and a kitchen with all the appliances you need to knock up a feast. That’s if you can resist the tempting eateries on your doorstep.
Beds & Baths
You will find two beautifully presented bedrooms. Each bedroom has a double bed (4 foot 6 inches). Think comfort and peace, decorated in pales shades and each evoking an atmosphere of relaxation. Classically English, with soft carpet underfoot and delightful floor length curtains, which when pushed back to illuminate the room with all the natural light you could need.
The bathroom was not forgotten by the designer, elegant and spotless this provides you with an abundance of cleaning options with a bath tub and a built in shower head above.
Access & Suitability
This home is located on the 2nd floor. There is an elevator but there are a few steps up to the entrance. Therefore it would not be suitable for those who cannot manage a few stairs.
Take a pleasant walk up the King’s Road, with its multitude and variety of high street shops and boutiques, eclectic bars and sophisticated restaurants, and you will happen upon the hallowed precincts of Sloane Square, and from thence you are a few minutes from Harrods. For those of a Thespian bent, the Royal Court theatre is just on Sloane Square, and on Saturdays at the nearby Duke of York Square, a gastronomically cosmopolitan food market will hold all foodies in its thrall. The Saatchi gallery, a few minutes away, will delight all art fans, and a short and picturesque walk will take you down onto Chelsea embankment and the Thames, to the foot of the iconic Albert Bridge.
For those who like to look beneath the surface to the layers of London's history, which have built up over the centuries, Chelsea is a wonderful area to explore. Discover Crosby Hall, on Cheyne Walk, which was moved brick by brick from its original location in Bishopsgate, Thomas More’s house and an eternal monument to the ‘man for all seasons’; wander a little further down to what was once Henry VIII’s manor house (19 – 26 Cheyne Walk) and drink in the echoes of its old residents, from Katherine Parr (to whom Henry gave the house as a wedding present) to the tragic Lady Jane Grey, the nine – day Queen.
Chelsea has always been synonymous with wealth and royalty, ever since Henry VIII and his six successive wives haunted its enclaves, not to mention Thomas More, whose home in Cheyne Walk stands to this day. The King’s Road weaves its way through the area, carrying with it an aura of luxury and sophistication. However, despite its reputation for all that is chic and debonair, it still rings with the echoes of its Bohemian past, dispelling all odours of stuffiness. For centuries home to myriad artists – many of the pre-Raphaelites, Turner, the satirist Swift, and historian Carlyle spent their lives here in Chelsea – it was more recently the roosting place for Swinging Londoners, and a decade later, the birth place of punk. The famous Chelsea Art School is still a mecca for aspiring young artists, and lends the area intellectual glamour, whilst the surprising mixture of traditional and esoteric bars and clubs attracts London’s Bright Young Things – Chelsea is still very much up for the party!
- Nearest tube station (Fulham Broadway) 2 min (walk).
- Westminster (for Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square): 15 min (tube).
- West End (for The Theatre District, Covent Garden, Leicester Square) - 20 min (tube).
We are Ivy Lettings. Our mission is to provide a convenient and comfortable alternative to the often anonymous hotel experience at a fraction of the cost, whilst making sure some of London’s chicest properties do not lay dormant for long periods of the year. Having successfully accommodated thousands of happy guests, we’re delighted to set out our promises for your stay with us:
We promise that our team will act in a friendly and professional manner towards you at all times, and will be on hand to deal with any queries and comments.
We will ensure all our properties, while varied and characterful, will be professionally cleaned prior to your stay, and furnished to a high standard throughout.
We have tried to miss the airplane to go back to this lovely and cosy apartment!
We are a family of four and we have enjoyed a splendid holiday during Easter. The apartment is very conveniently located just 3 minutes walk from the subway, in a quiet neighborough (very quite even the room on the street) with shops nearby (Whole food, Pizza Express, Wagamama, a small restaurant right in front and also a cinema).
The apartment was exaclty as it was shown in the pictures and it was clean, spacious and fully furbished. It is beautifully personalized by the owner and it gives a warm feeling of "home away from home". The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffe machine, toaster and washing machine with dryer which is extremely useful during short stay with kids. Very much appreciated the effectiveness of the heating sistem. The Ivyletting team was helpful and provided detailed information.
I will recommend it to friends and we hope to go back to London soon again, same address!
I will make a little summary of our experience with Ivy Lettings and our stay at the Chelsea Village Apartment. From the beginning, Ivy Lettings' staff has been very kind to me. I was looking for a place to stay in London during my holidays with my parents and my brother.
The booking process was very easy but it can't be said the same with the check-in, because finding a locker in the middle of the night that was on a brick wall under an ivy it is kind of hard - although it was fun-.
But when we arrived to the property we found it was certainly dusty and filthy with dirty/untidy clothes in wardrobes. The carpet was a bit filthy too, and also the sofa - it seemed the cushions had never been washed -, despite I made pretty clear my brother and I suffer from asthma and dust is not our best friend. It was not everything bad, of course. We thank you there was some stuff to do the washing up and also soap at the bathroom. We also enjoyed the comfortable beds and the soft linens that you provided. The location was extraordinary, and in spite of the Fulham Broadway Station closure for a couple of days, we had no problem to move around thanks to the bus line. There are a couple of more things we did not like at all: the living room blinds were sticked with tape and one day, when we arrived home, we found they fell down, so I with future guests I would be more concerned with those sort of details because it really caused a negative impression on us. It was also very cold downstairs, but I do not think you can do much about that.
Apart from the issues and dislikes we had, we had a good time at the apartment.
Upmarket Chelsea forms a latticework of safe and quiet streets, peopled by monied Londoners, literary types and the native ���Sloane Rangers’ who choose the area for its bustling cafes, independent businesses and artisan restaurants. The area’s main thoroughfare is the King’s Road, a delightful mix of chain stores and high-end boutiques. The area is home to the impressive exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery, the horticultural displays of the Chelsea Physics Garden and the splendor of Sir Christopher Wren’s Royal Hospital, which plays annual host to the Chelsea Flower Show. You take a hop over to the river’s southern bank to reach charming Battersea, towered over by the decommissioned Power Station. Nearby sits Battersea Park, replete with fountains and boating lakes, delightful gardens, a small children’s zoo and the magnificent Peace Pagoda. Chelsea’s wealth has slowly spread to its more southerly cousin, and today the area is home to luxury riverside apartments and posh eateries.
Saatchi GalleryChelsea Physics Garden
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Park (Peace Pagoda)
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$635|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.