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Fantastic low-cost apartment, right in centre, walk to the main tourist sites !! - Flat 7

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 30 nights

Description

Bloomsbury Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two Attractive Double Bedrooms, Kitchen, Shower- Room, Small Sitting Area

This is a very central London apartment yet with a budget price-tag (rare!) located in a quiet 'mews' (cobbled London street) which is attractive and has a real feel of London history. This apartment is ideal for people arriving from Heathrow airport, as it is just two minutes from the nearest Tube station (honestly!) which is on the only direct Tube line from Heathrow. So it's a really easy journey to your very central London accommodation. It's also ideal for arrivals on the Eurostar train to St Pancras and also for guests arriving at Gatwick who can take the fast Thameslink train to St Pancras. From St Pancras it's just an 10 minute walk away down a straight road, or one stop on the Tube.

Our apartment is right in the heart of Central London, round the corner from the British Museum, and is within walking distance of most of the tourist sights such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Theatreland, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye. It's in a great area - there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants just a few minute's walk away, and a choice of three supermarkets around the corner.

We have only recently started renting it, so everything inside - the furniture, beds, furnishings, linen etc - are all fairly new. The apartment is offered at a budget price because it is in an historic building so the bathroom and kitchen facilities are not new - but are perfectly adequate. So you don't get 'swanky' but you don't get 'costly' either!

There are two apartments on the listing. They are almost identical and are the only flats in our building - one either side of the staircase from the ground floor. They could be used together by a larger group, eg 8-10 guests. The apartments are on the first floor of the building (in the UK that means up one flight of stairs). The interiors have lots of character, and have a beautiful original oak floor throughout. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character.

In each apartment there are two good-sized double bedrooms. One apartment has a king size bed plus double bed in the other bedroom. The other apartment has a king size bed plus two single beds in the other bedroom. In flat 7 we can also provide a folding bed suitable for a child or small adult, which can be placed in one of the bedrooms. There is an extra cost of £20 per night for this. We have chosen lovely beds and high quality mattresses, good linens, soft Egyptian cotton towels and stylish furnishings, so you will have everything you require to get a hotel level of sleeping comfort. All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, bedside tables and lamps. We also provide a soft bath robe and a choice of pillows.

In each apartment there is a main living room, containing the sitting area, kitchenette, and dining area. The sitting area may be small but it's cosy with three-seater sofa, coffee table and satellite TV. Please note, if you are a larger group and all want to watch TV together you may need to use the dining chairs as well as the sofa.

The dining table is extendable so it can be used small if there are just two or three guests, or it can be pulled out to seat up to five. There are five dining chairs.

The small kitchenette isn't new but it is very well equipped so that if you want to self-cater you can cook to your heart's content! We have provided plenty of attractive white crockery, serving dishes, nice glassware and loads of pans, cutlery and utensils. There is a microwave, kettle, cafetiere (french press), teapot, toaster, big fridge-freezer and a washing machine suitable for small loads of holiday laundry.

The flat is well heated with a very efficient gas central heating system. In summer it has the advantage of windows on either side, which provide a good flow of air. We also provide room fans.

We provide free wifi and the broadband signal is strong, reliable and super fast.

Either of the flats offer excellent value for money, especially for families or two couples and they are particularly attractive for two friends who need separate rooms but can't afford the high prices of a more roomy or more classy apartment.

Our location, on an historic London 'mews' street, has loads of history and character. Because this is a narrow cobblestoned street it has no through traffic, so it's astonishingly quiet for a place to stay which is right in the centre.

Bloomsbury is famous for its garden squares and mews, making it one of the most expensive residential areas in the centre of London. It was just the same centuries ago, when the wealthy intellectuals chose Bloomsbury as THE place to live. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner from the apartment, while Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lytton Strachey, and John Maynard Keynes lived in some of the squares nearby. Even Gandhi chose Bloomsbury for his home during his time in London. This is a place that is steeped in history, and you will see many blue plates on the sides of houses as you walk around the streets, telling you who lived there.

The mews still has the original cobblestones while the properties along its length are built from the mellow London brick, characteristic of the 1800's. The residents tend to have huge urns of flowers and window boxes to decorate their homes.

Bloomsbury is also the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. You can easily walk to so many tourist sights, and because the Tube station is so close it's really convenient. Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatre land if you fancy a London show. The British Museum is just a short walk. Nowhere is far away, so even if you take a taxi back it will be a short journey and therefore it will not be expensive.

The other big difference between our apartments and many others are the personal touches we offer. We are not a rental company, just an English couple who adore London and enjoy introducing others to all it has to offer. We have carefully furnished and decorated the apartment to this high standard because we really want our guests to have a fantastic time - happy guests mean more to us than high profits. So unlike some apartments, you will not find cheap beds, cheap mattresses, hard pillows...or any of the other horrors you can find with the squeeze-every-penny-of-profit apartment rental companies. We pride ourselves on giving a very friendly, helpful and professional service. We want you to feel you made exactly the right choice!

More Details

Details for Flat 7 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This apartment is right next door to the other apartment and is almost identical apart from the beds offered.

Flat 7 has a king-size bed with white Rococco headboard in bedroom 1, and a double bed in the second bedroom.

It is also possible to book a folding bed (extra cost) which fits nicely in the double bedroom and would be suitable for a child or small adult.

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

Owner
Janet
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Janet

Hello, I'm Janet and I've had a busy life as a journalist and running my own small company. But I'm now taking a bit more time for myself, so running this apartment gives me something to do without taking up all my time. Even so, I've always been a perfectionist - I like everything to work like clockwork, so I think my basic personality and skills are just right for offering this sort of service.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Janet chose Camden & Covent Garden

I love mews streets and I love history. If I go abroad and need to find somewhere to stay I would much rather choose a place with some historical interest, some sense of character, than choose a bland hotel. These apartments are definitely not bland!

What makes this apartment unique

The street is quiet yet it's right in the centre so that you can walk to see the sights. That's pretty rare in Central London Also we only charge a modest price because the interior of each flat is not brand new and the living area is fairly tight for space. So it's a good compromise if you really want to be central but can't afford the high prices of other 'swanky' apartments.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Flat 7
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 45 reviews
5

Lovely flat- Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in London and the location of this flat was key for us! We arrived via St Pancras station and found it was an easy walk to the flat with suitcases and children in tow. We found the Russell tube station also easy for our needs to travel throughout the city. The 2 bedroom flat worked perfectly for our family of 4 (2-adults; 2-children (11 & 14)). We found the property to be very clean and it had everything we needed for our comfort. The Waitrose grocery and the pub at the end of the mews were tops on our list of this neighborhood.

From the beginning of the rental process to the end the owner was on top of everything. Any questions I had were always quickly answered via email in a very short period of time! Thank you Jan for a wonderful experience and we would absolutely recommend renting this flat!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very kind ! I'm delighted the flat met your needs so well and you had such a good stay in London. Many thanks.
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5

Great location, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment for 2-4 people. Beds were comfortable, stocked with towels, soap, paper products, hairdryer etc (even travel books!) - everything you would need plus a washing machine if you pack light. Location was great - around the corner from a tube stop on Piccadilly Line (convenient for Heathrow). 10-15 min walk to St. Pancras (Gatwick express train) - and King's Cross station for Harry Potter fans there's a photo op at track 9 3/4! Kitchen and living area are compact, so not much room to seat more than 4 people, but we didn't spend much time in the apartment. We explored the entire city by day and crashed at night. If you are spending several nights in a city, apartments like this are a nice alternative to hotels. Also, highly recommend the little cafe in Russell Square. Sunny little place with full English breakfast for 6 GBP!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you were delighted with your accommodation. Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
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5

Great location,

  • 5 of 5

This flat is in a great location. The communication with the host was good. It is a small flat, so for a family of 4, with 2 tall teenagers, it was at times cramped. But as we spend all day out exploring it's a small sacrifice, because the location is superb. The beds are very comfortable, and everything is provided for a homely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you had a good time and the accommodation suited you so well. Many thanks.
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5

Very convenient & comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The flat is close to shops & eateries, transport and places within walking distance. We enjoyed a comfortable stay, could eat In or out, do washing, just rest if desired or catch the tube to anywhere very easily. A very convenient & comfortable stay. Thank you, Janet & Elsa.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really glad you both had a good time and the flat suited you so well.
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5

Wonderful little flat on a quiet mews

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with the flat, after a week's stay. Jan was the perfect host, meeting us upon our arrival to give us an introduction to the flat and the surrounding area. She also left a comprehensive information binder in the flat that provided lots of useful tips on the area.

The flat is situated on a quiet cobbled mews, yet only a short walk to a shopping centre with supermarket, restaurants and shops. Other nice bars and restaurants are within an easy walk. The Russell Square tube station is only a short walk away, making it very easy to get to the sights around London.

The flat is well equipped as a home-away-from-home. There were more than enough pots, pans, cutlery, glassware, etc to cater to our needs. The beds were very comfortable. Towels were of a nice quality, as were the bath robes that were provided. Jan seems to have thought of every possible need - even umbrellas are provided. The wifi connection is fast and the TV has a large selection of channels (and a DVD player is also provided).

We will certainly return should we have occasion to visit London again and will recommend the flat to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's a lovely review. Thankyou so much. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
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5

This is a great flat for use as your base in London. Can't beat the location.

  • 5 of 5

Jan's flat is well equipped and maintained and up to date. The best feature is the location. Everything you need is nearby; the tube is around the corner, pubs and restaurants abound, and there is a shopping center with a giant grocery store steps away. Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Trafalgar, The Dickens Museum, The British Museum are all walkable or very short Underground trips if walking is not your thing. Jan is lovely and responds to email or text very promptly. A terrific find.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're so kind. I know you all had a lovely time so I'm very happy.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
'Friend at Hand' wonderful traditional pub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Pancras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Euston Road
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Carluccios
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in Bloomsbury, a lovely residential part of central London. famous for its inspiring Georgian buildings, often arranged in large squares around beautiful public gardens. It's a well-to-do but lively area with great restaurants and cafe's and a distinct 'buzz'. The British Museum is in the heart of Bloomsbury, as well as Dicken's home in Doughty Street. Covent Garden is the neighbouring area and very close. But Bloomsbury is also the perfect location if you plan to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Oxford street - they are all in walking distance or if you're not a good walker then they are only one or two stops on the Tube (metro).

Rates & Availability

Bloomsbury Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,197
$4,033
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$252
$1,638
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,260
$4,033
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,260
$4,033
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
$227
$1,386
$4,537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
$252
$1,701
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$239
$1,638
$4,789
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$265
$1,764
$5,293
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$265
$1,764
$5,293
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$265
$1,764
$5,293
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$252
$1,638
$5,041
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$252
$1,638
$5,041
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
$227
$1,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$277
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$227
$1,386
$4,537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$277
$1,764
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$189
$1,260
$3,781
 
 
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
$189
$1,260
$3,781
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$4,537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $76
Refundable damage deposit $126

Short stays of less than a week are accepted only where they fit with another booking
Check-in from 11.15am. Earlier check-in possible at no extra charge, subject to previous guests' departure time
Very early/very late arrivals can be met at a small extra charge - please enquire

Owner's 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 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is not new and so isn't super-modern or swanky! But it does have everything you need, it all works well, and is perfectly adequate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Kingsize bed is 5 foot with quality mattress and comforter
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Can also put the folding bed in here for a child
  • Both bedrooms are fairly equal, though one has a slightly larger bed. They are both well equipped with wardrobes, bedside tables with drawers, lamps, and there are blinds at the windows as well as curtains. We provide dressing gowns.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

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