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Huge Historic Townhouse in the Heart of London within 20 Min Walk To Westminster

Lambeth, London, UK
  • House4600 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Stunning Historic 6/7 bedroom London Townhouse Built 1740 in city centre. 2 Min Walk To Imperial War Museum.

INSIDE: It boasts 5 reception rooms with 8 sets of french doors opening on to the mature garden. 6/7 bedrooms with great beds and loads of light, including an amazing vaulted ceilinged master bedroom featuring two sofas and and 12ft high canopy super king bed along with a luxurious marble en suite with a polished roll top bath. It has a bespoke chef's kitchen (150cm double oven with 8 hobs) with cooking area and 3 sofa lounge area looking over the garden, plus an additional separate second kitchen / utility. It is one of the biggest and oldest (reputed to have the oldest door chain in Kennington) private houses in Kennington with some beautiful original features and a layout where you can all group together or have your own space depending on our your needs. Ideal for a large family group, friends travelling together or people who love space. FACILITIES: The house has a house wide audio system so you can pipe music round the house or not, also you can stream worldwide radio and music, as well as having a partners desk in the study, super fast wifi network and numerous TVs. OUTSIDE: We are set back off the road with a front garden with mature trees and are also are lucky enough to have a huge secret triangular garden at the rear of the house (74ft x 150ft) with mature trees, rambling climbers and a croquet lawn, not to mention outdoor furniture and a wisteria clad archway. You can even hear Big Ben chime in the garden whilst the house itself shields street noise. THE AREA: We love the area too - The neighbourhood is one of London's best kept secrets and they regularly shoot films on Georgian square behind us. Too central to be a suburb it is a real authentic old part of central London littered with history, and where so much of it got destroyed in WWII - our house luckily survived. Kennington is in a bubble of land on the south side of the River Thames so in 5-20mins on foot you can get to so many places. We are are just 15 mins walk to Westminster, Tate Britain, and 25 mins walk National Galleries, Covent Garden, South Bank, and Theatreland - plus there's the West End with cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants accessible by foot or taxi. We are even right next to (1min walk) to the Imperial War Museum and park. The bus network virtually goes everywhere form the Imperial war Museum and Lambeth North Tube or Waterloo are the nearest underground stations.



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Damian

We love Historic buildings and love London. Our fundamental belief is a house should be a home for whoever is enjoying it. Having just finished restoring this amazing house we have hopefully made it like a home from home for friends, family and guests who rent the house. It is furnished to be lived in (comfy sofas and beds) with modern luxury (house sound system, TVs, networked WiFi etc) but also has some amazing period charm (restored architectural details) and decent but robust and useable furniture.

Damian purchased this House in 2010

Why Damian chose Waterloo

THE HOUSE: It is a unique historic town house - stunning to look at, huge inside, and in a brilliant location for enjoying London - it was love at first sight - we were the first people to buy it since it was originally built by the original owners in 1740. THE LOCATION: Kennington is true historic part of Central London and it's architectural pedigree whilst also being a modern part of London living community, with loads of restaurants and bars (recommend playing boule on Cleaver Square on a Wednesday). Best of both and central!

What makes this House unique

Outside - You can walk to so many great museums restaurants, the river, or theatres... or just sit int eh garden playing croquet listening to Big Ben chime. Inside - The house is genuinely both being gorgeous to look and so comfortable to live in. Space to be together but also space to take time out from each other.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Huge bedroom with vaulted ceiling, tv, sofas and chandelier
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 6ft wide suppressing bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Either 6ft wide suppressing or can be a twin
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, king size 5ft wide bed
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Can either be a slim twin or 5ft king bed
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, Can also be a slim twin instead of a king bed
      • Bedroom 7 / Sitting Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Double sofa bed
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6/7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1
        Huge master bedroom with super king canopy bed and sofas. Bedroom 2: King bed looking over garden. Bedroom 3: Super-king bed. Bedroom 4: Twin or super king. Bedroom 5: King or slim twin. Bedroom 6: King size bed which can be slip to be a slim twin. Bedroom 7 / Sitting Room: If you don;t need 5 reception rooms then the sitting room has a sofa bed so the house can be used as a 7 bedroom house, sharing the shower room with bedroom 5. Children: We have one UK baby cot available. We do not have any z beds or USA style cots for adults.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Shower room 1
        toilet, shower
      • Toilet 1
      • Bathroom 1 (end suite to Bed 1) has walk in shower, polished steel roll top bath, double vanity. Bathroom 2 (family bathroom) with shower over huge bath. Bathroom 3 (en suite to Bed 5) is shower room. Bathroom 4
        Separate guest toilet.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Town


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Ceiling Fans
                • Fireplace
                  Decorative Only. Not to be used.
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Space 1:(21x32ft) Family TV Room - large surround sound cable TV, 12 seater table. Space 2:(21x21ft) Kitchen Lounge - TV, opening onto patios. Space 3:(13x14ft) 10 seater Dining Room. Space 4:(13x14ft) Sitting Room. Space 5: (13x13ft) Study onto garden.
                • Towels Provided
                • Tumble Dryer
                • Washing Machine


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      2 kitchens! Kitchen 1: is a huge family room with TV lounge area, sofas and table with 7 prs French doors, a 150cm 8 hob / 2 oven stove, 3 sinks, big USA style fridge, microwave. Kitchen 2: is smaller but useful if you need separate staff space.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          We have 4 dining areas: Main dining room - seats 6-10 Kitchen table - seats 2-8 Family Room table: seats - 6-12 Outdoor table: seats 12
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 12 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Toys


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lawn / Garden


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • live theater
                                        • arboretum
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • library
                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis


                                                        • Notes on accommodation: The house was built in 1740 and extended but he Victorians in 1860 and recently refurbished in 2014/15 - as such the house has lots of stairs. It is also in very central London (you can hear big ben in the garden), so. like a brownstone in New York, you can hear the hubbub of the city typical of any property not in the suburbs. Outside: Front garden: Sets the house back of the road and also has planting to screen the road to create privacy. Rear Garden: If one of the biggest in Kennington in triangular shape 74ft x 150ft garden with lawn, flower beds and patios with garden furniture and faces South East. There is also the Imperial War Museum park next door and The archbishop of Canterbury's Park 5 mins away both with play areas, tennis courts and outdoor gym kits. Utility Room: Kitchen 2 / Utility room: washing machine, dryer, oven, hob, microwave & table, ironing board, iron, air drying space - own separate entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fluffy white towels, crisp white bedding included. Maid service can be arranged at additional cost. Other: 2 stairwells. Side entrance. House is over 4 floors and totals 4600sq of living space.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          32 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          The trip of a lifetime!

                                                          Steve C.

                                                          We can't say enough good things about the home, location, or the hosts. We have only been home for 24 hours and are already talking about going back. We stayed with two families, 11 people in all. The home's size, floor plan, and bedroom/bathroom count allowed everyone to relax and have their own space after a long day of site seeing while also hanging out together in the spacious kitchen area. We also were able to check more items off our wish list in terms of site-seeing than we anticipated since the home is so close to major attractions. This home is a must stay.


                                                          Charlotte S.

                                                          What a fantastic house! Everything you could possibly need is there. Rooms spacious and very stylishly dressed. Fantastic Location so close to the center of London. Small little shop next door really useful. Lovely Pizza take away also next door, would recommend.

                                                          We stayed whilst we we getting Married in London. The house accommodated 11 of us and our Black Lab who was welcomed with house rules. It is a great entertaining house with the fantastic large Kitchen, fun lounge downstairs and large garden.

                                                          Caroline the house manager so helpful and willing to advise on what she can. Owner Damian very helpful and accommodating through out the booking process. I would love to stay at this property again!


                                                          David S.

                                                          We had 3 generations in this house and all were comfortable and happy. Plenty of room to spread out with space large enough to also be together. The location of this house was perfect for walking to many exhibits and to experience London. Great location for groceries and restaurants. Would rent again should we return.

                                                          Beautiful house, lots of space and super location

                                                          myfanwy h.

                                                          The house was amazing, located in a great location close to everything. So much space inside! Great for a large family all wanting to stay together.

                                                          Fabulous location for all the sights in central London.

                                                          Susan R.-

                                                          We shared this with a group of friends. We had a great stay, nice rooms. Plenty of space for us all.

                                                          High quality but 300 year old house; close to the best tourist parts of London.

                                                          Donald L.

                                                          Spacious, very new bath/kitchen/etc. features. 300 year old house has only one-zone heating and lots of half-story stairs (a bit of a maze). But overall very nice. Not the usual tourist neighborhood at all, but very close to all the major London attractions. Very attention house manager.


                                                          Lambeth, London, UK

                                                          Special interest holidays: Ideally located for Museums and Cultural trips to London and people and families who love the theatre, London history but also want a combination of historic architecture of special interest and large living space to enjoy. Coast/Beach: London's busy all the time so if you fancy escaping for a day trip it is about 50-90 min depending on your destination train journey to the South Coast - best places we think are Brighton, or South End on Sea. Travel: Heathrow (30mins from Paddington station), Gatwick (30min from Victoria station). Great Public transport just outside the house by underground/metro, bus, taxis. 5-20 min taxi ride gets you almost anywhere in central London from Harrods to Borough Market, V&A museum, Tate Museums, West End, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. Amazing location. Also just 15min walk to Waterloo station for speed trains to the south coast. Car not needed. Nearest Underground station is Lambeth North 5mins walk Distances: These are all by foot! (Taxis/buses even faster): Imperial War Museum (2min walk). The Thames River bank (10min walk). Parliament / Westminster / Imax / Old Vic Theatre / South bank / Tate Britain (15min walk). Covent Garden / Theatreland / Borough Market (25mins walk). Further Details: We love the area - The neighbourhood is one of London's best kept secrets and they regularly shoot films on Georgian square behind us (Women in Black II was the latest). Too central to be a suburb it is a real authentic old part of central London littered with history, and where so much of it got destroyed in WWII - our house luckily survived. Kennington is in a bubble of land on the south side of the River Thames.

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                                                          Booking Notes: Refundable security deposit: £1000 due at least 7 days prior to check in. Changeover Day: Flexible changeover day. Typical check in 4pm / check out 11am. Notes on prices: Minimum 3 night rental. Early or late check out available by special arrangement. Listed prices subject to change and long stay discounts available. The owners booking from must be read, understood and signed at the time of booking. Pets are allowed only by explicit prior written permission at the time of booking.

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