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Stay at the Best location in London.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One bedroom. 75 square metres in all. Living room 50 square metres

This elegantly presented 1 bedroom first floor flat is situated in a prime location in the heart of London. A stones throw from Trafalgar Square, a short walk to the London Eye, just moment from the West End, Covent Garden, National Gallery and luxury shopping. The flat is a Georgian listed building in a one way no through traffic street right next door to the Benjamin Franklin museum .The hallway leads into a large, stunning salon boasting floor to ceiling windows, period corniced ceilings, marble fireplace, crystal chandelier and baby grand piano. There is a Mahogany dining table that sits up to 8 people comfortable sofa and chairs, television with DVD Player, video player and digital box, stereo system with IPOD dock will help to relax after a busy day at work or play!

There is a comprehensive collection of films and books for your pleasure. Broadband and WI-FI are available inclusive of the rental. The small kitchen is fully equipped with conventional and fan assisted oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer etc, as well as a nesspresso coffee machine. The main bedroom has a large Queen bed with a deep luxury mattress and plenty of storage space. There are black out blinds and secondary glazing to aid a peaceful nights sleep. Bunk beds are available for children and a double bed-pull is also available. The bathroom has both shower and bath. Natural sea grass has recently been laid throughout the flat.

Travelling to the flat is excellent. The nearest Underground is Charing X, Embankment and Leicester Square. Heathrow is straight through on the Piccadilly line or a Heathrow express train to Paddington in 15 minutes and then taxi ride. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 15 minutes taxi/ tube journey away, similarly Euston Station, Liverpool St. (Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are all short cab/tube journeys away.

Keywords: one bedroom Apartment

More Details

Owner
rosemary and Olivier lallouette
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About rosemary and Olivier lallouette

classical singer

rosemary and Olivier lallouette purchased this apartment in 2004

Why rosemary and Olivier lallouette chose London

This flat is in a prime location, is spacious and comfortable and stands apart from the 'conversion' flats so often found in central London. The living area is a real 'salon' with high ceilings and beautiful moulding works on both the walls and ceiling. It is a luxurious space.

What makes this apartment unique

Fantastic location. It is a little like spending a holiday with all the home comforts and feeling a little grand!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved being in your lovely apt. Will be back as often as the bank balance affords! Cheers Rosemary.
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Lambeth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
In the cultural heart of West End and Covent Garden

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.86 based on 51 reviews
5

Location location location!!! Walking distance to everything London!

  • 5 of 5

The aptartment was perfect for us. Great location near Charing Cross Station. Very easy to work with owners. Wish we could have stayed here the whole time we were in London! Hard to leave!! Thank You!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO, USA
3

No Air Conditioning!

  • 3 of 5

Visually, this apartment is stunning, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. However, two major negatives made us greatly reduce the score.

First, the VRBO description listed air conditioning as an amenity. There is none. There is a small portable swamp cooler that that made no dent in the afternoon room temperature and was too noisy to sleep with. We asked our Londoner friend if a swamp cooler qualified as A/C in British culture and he said absolutely not. During the first night of our 4-day stay in May, we broiled in the small stuffy bedroom! We had no choice but to try to sleep with the window open. Big problem. The bedroom window is directly above a pub and just down the street from a wildly popular night club. Hundreds of people party in the alley until 4 a.m. on weekend nights. Even on weeknights, groups of young people with too much beer in them gather in the alley late at night talking and singing loudly. We tried moving to the bunk beds in the living room, but a street light just outside the window turns night into day inside the room and there are no blackout curtains.

The second negative was the bad service. We made contact by text message with the apartment manager a few days before arriving. Because of our rush hour arrival, we arranged to send her a text when our taxi from Stansted airport was an hour away. We sent a text from the taxi but got no reply. We arrived to find the front door locked and the manager was not answering her phone. Luckily, another tenant finally let us in off the street so we could wait an additional 45 minutes in the hall with our luggage until the manager's assistant showed up. He was surprised to see us waiting; obviously he had not been informed. Once inside the apartment, he scurried around tidying it up. Towels from the previous tenants were still hanging on a drying rack in the living room but he did not put them away. Oh well, things happen. We arranged with the assistant to vacate the apartment by 11 a.m. on our departure day. Unfortunately, he showed up a little after 10 a.m. that day with a cleaning lady and they started in cleaning despite the fact that we were still packing. Unacceptable.

Take our advice - on previous visits, we have stayed at the four-star hotel above Charing Cross Station. Their superior room with large sitting area costs less per night than this apartment. It has real A/C and a thoroughly professional staff. A much better night's sleep!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
4

Fantastic Location but Noisy at Night

  • 4 of 5

As others have said, the location of this Flat is fantastic. It is near two underground stations, multiple bus stops and a two minute walk from the national Gallery, Saint Martin's in the field, the national portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Elegant and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th stay in this flat, so clearly I love it. As others have written, it is well furnished and perfectly located. The building dates to 1730 and, as you can see from the photo, the living room has a feeling of history and elegance. And imagine: a baby grand piano in a rented flat!

On a more practical note, the apartment is clean and comfortable. Rosemary and Olivier, the owners, are helpful, easy-going and completely trustworthy. (I say this after having had a unpleasant experience with another London flat that I rented years ago.) The caretaker was understanding and flexible when my plane arrived late and I couldn't be there as planned.

I am looking forward to my 6th stay on Craven Street!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews were spot on; this place is a gem. The location is terrific and incredibly convenient for the start of any exploration of the city ; you are within walking distance of Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, the West End (and Covent Garden) and your choice of tube stations (Charing Cross or Embankment). Down the block are the Thames and Hungerford/Golden Jubilee Bridges over to the Southbank Centre. The flat itself is very comfortable, and a lovely place to relax in between excursions. There is a bit of noise on Friday and Saturday nights (we also arrived on St. Patrick's Day celebrations), not so much from the pub around the corner, as a nightclub in the arcade between Villiers and Craven Passage. But the thick windows and blackout curtains do their job ( I always sleep with earplugs when traveling and it didn't bother me at all). We also live in a city, so that's not a tremendous concern. Our host was extremely helpful - our flight was delayed by 12 hours into London, so we couldn't arrive before midnight- a huge thanks again for having someone at the flat so late to meet us. We had an amazing week and would happily stay at the flat again. (As fans of Baroque music and opera, we were thrilled to come across our host's scores and realized we have recordings on which she sings. We thought that super cool!)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Apartment Incredible Location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at 35 Craven Street from March 3rd through March 11th. I cannot tell you how wonderful our stay was. We arrived early and converged on the apartment with the cleaners, they let us leave our luggage and quickly showed us the ins and outs of the apartment, which was simple because Rosemary had provided us with all of the information beforehand. It is as beautiful as the photos. In terms of location we could not have been happier-we walked across the bridge and got an Express train from Waterloo to Hampton Court Palace, from the Embankment Tube Station (District Line) got straightaway to the Tower of London-we also utilized the ferries, one minute away. We walked to Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square,Covent Garden,Soho, The Crypt at St. Martin in the Fields-it is an amazing location. We toured every area of London and both agreed if we had to do it all over again, we would come right back to this location and right back to this apartment. We would have our coffee in the Victoria Embankment Gardens, one minute away,and then be on our merry way. Our stay there was just wonderful. I cannot say enough about the property and the location.My only disappointment was that my daughter spotted the bunk beds in the "salon" and chose to sleep there and not with me. Bathroom was beautiful, always had hot water,had a tremendous stay with not a single complaint!!! We just loved it! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Beach
73.6 Miles
West Wittering Beach
Car: not necessary

moments from the national Gallery, London eye, Covent Garden,horse guards parade, Buckingham palace and 10 Downing street!

Photos

Rates & Availability

Lambeth Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$306
$2,142
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $537.83

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