This enchanting apartment, fitted out to a very high standard (like a high quality hotel suite, only lovelier), is perfect for a couple or a single person and works well for holidays, short breaks, or for business-visitors. A third person can be accommodated on a small sofa-bed which will be very comfortable for a person up to 170 cm (5'6'') tall.
This apartment is on the first floor (one storey above street level) of a lovely Victorian townhouse, built in 1846. The staircase leading to the apartment is seventeen steps, with a landing after the first thirteen. The neat accommodation comprises an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, with ‘Smart’ TV and Apple Box. Unlimited wireless broadband is provided, as well as pre-paid access to Netflix. Making the most of every inch of space, there is a small desk area, a two-seater sofa and a comfortable armchair, as well as a dining table that can fold out to accommodate six people for a dinner party. There are a range of different lighting choices, to suit every mood and need. Linen is provided for both the main bed and the sofa-bed, as are towels, face cloths, toiletries and a welcome pack of groceries.
The kitchen/dining area, which has underfloor heating to complement the apartment’s gas-fired central heating system, is fitted with every modern convenience, all of high standard: refrigerator, freezer, stove, ovens, microwave, extractor fan system, kettle, toaster. Plenty of high quality cookware and tableware is provided; and if you don’t feel like cooking, there are bakeries and a wealth of restaurants literally round the corner.
The bathroom is small but perfectly fitted, with a powerful shower over the bath and atmospheric lighting. A separate utility area houses a washer-dryer and laundry baskets, iron and ironing board.
The delightful bedroom is quietly situated at the back of the apartment (in fact, there's not much noise from the street at the front of the apartment, either). The bedroom contains a full-sized bed for two people (5’0” or 150 cm wide - called a Queen in the US and a King in the UK) made up with high quality bedding. There is ‘mood’ lighting, a phone-charger/radio/alarm clock, drawers for underwear and a well-lit dressing table area and, in the adjacent small hall, plenty of wardrobe and storage space. A hairdryer is provided.
From the bedroom, a door leads out onto a charming sun-trap private deck, with table, chairs and barbecue – perfect for outside dining on a summer evening.
Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation.
The street in which the house is located is the most highly-sought-after in the area: small, quiet and as pretty as a picture. The local district, Pimlico (in Westminster), is one of London’s most acclaimed ‘villages’, with a pleasant local feel and a wonderful array of shops and restaurants yet in the heart of this great city. The location is unmatched in London. You can walk from this apartment to most of the main tourist attractions (see LOCALITY on this web-page), or go jogging along the Thames, which is just five minutes’ walk away and find yourself in the green spaces of Battersea Park, with its ‘peace pagoda’ rising up beside the water. Bikes can be hired in the area, and if you bring your own bikes, these can be stored in the basement (ask us).
The property is a few minutes’ walk from excellent supermarkets, some of them open 24/7 and the transport links are amazing. There are taxis galore and you are two minutes’ walk from the nearest Underground (‘Tube’) station (Pimlico- Victoria Line) and one minute from the best bus in London (the No24, which carries you past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, No 10 Downing Street – the residence of the Prime Minister – and Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, on its short ride into the West End). Victoria Mainline Station and Victoria Coach Station are both 10 minutes’ walk away, providing quick and easy links to all airports and the overground rail network, as well as car-hire collection and drop-off points (parking is free in the street over the weekend and garaging is nearby). For drivers, there is easy access to the A3, leading out of London. For visitors from Europe, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar ‘docks’) is a 10 minute direct tube ride away, from Pimlico Underground Station.