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Bill Cotter

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Georgian Townhouse in Knightsbridge, central London

11 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Westminster & West End House Rental Photos and Description

4 dble bedroom, 3 baths, terrace seating 8, in most fashionable part of London

The house has retained many of its period features and is tastefully decorated with the mixture of antique and modern furniture. It is very light and thoughtfully arranged.

The owner is a gourmet cook, so the kitchen has every device and appliance. There is an American style BBQ gas grill in its own outdoor area. There are 3 double bedrooms one of which has twin beds which can also be joined to make a king sized bed. The sitting room also has an 'L' shaped sofabed which can convert into a double bed if needed. There are three bathrooms, one of which is en suite. The upstairs terrace seats 8 and is very sunny.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Bill Cotter (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Georgian Townhouse in Knightsbridge, central London
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure where to begin to describe how fantastic this home is for a short stay or extended stay in London. My family (sometimes up to 7 of us) stayed at this special place for a month. The location is perfect with easy access to everything. Unfortunately I did not get to meet Bill and Christine who are the owners, but all pre-arrival contacts with them were very responsive and helpful. I can't say enough about Christine's niece Kizzy, who was our contact while we were there. She was there to greet us when we arrived, answered all texts about any information we needed promptly, and was always ready with wonderful recommendations for activities, restaurants, etc. As other reviews have mentioned, the house is in a quiet area of Knightsbridge, but turn the corner and get your morning cup of latte, grocery stores, the tube, buses, and all the shopping you could possibly imagine. If you are considering a trip to London I can't over state how much you should seriously consider staying here. I would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tremendous.

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay in Knightsbridge. Everything is right there. Bill is great and easy to work with, and Kezia is fantastic. Anything we needed, from stocking the refrigerator, to calling and scheduling cabs, was done and without hassle. The house I beautiful, quiet and has everything you need after a full day out. The tube is right up the street, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of places to get something to eat or drink. Hyde Park was perfect to take our toddlers. We couldn't have had a better time and we had four adults and two 21 month olds. If you have children our age, be aware there are a lot of stairs. This didn't bother us as we have them at our house, and the girls have mastered them...but otherwise...you can't do better. Thanks Bill!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house with great location

  • 5 of 5

My 4 children (aged 11 to 6) and I stayed for 5 fantastic days in London. The house has the most incredible location, near the park, the museums, shopping, supermarkets, etc and is located in a calm neighborhood. The owner Bill was extremely helpful and welcoming. We could not gave rented a more perfect house for us.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Africa
5

Impressive location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Bill & Christine were a pleasure to deal with and I thoroughly enjoyed my 15 day stay at their Knightsbridge place. This used to be their home so is furnished to high standards. I would highly recommend this as an option to anyone on a vacation in London.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

At home in London

  • 5 of 5

If you would like to imagine what it would be like to live in London, Bill & Christine's lovely town home is just what you want.  Although it is one block from Harrod's, it is set in one of the little neighborhoods in Knightsbridge that feels like a village.  The house itself is a jewel box.  A small regency town house, this has the feel of a real home, not a 'vacation rental' property.

Three of us shared the house for a week and we each had as much privacy (each bedroom is on a separate floor) or as much togetherness as we wanted.  

The house is extremely well-appointed, charmingly decorated and has lots of interesting books and an eclectic collection of great CDs. A bonus for us was the piano in the living room.

I slept in the downstairs lounge and found that the pull out bed was very comfortable. The bathrooms are modern and the kitchen appliances are of a very high quality, including a real refrigerator (not a half one under a counter).

I would wish to make this my 'home' in London whenever I go back.

As mentioned in other reviews, this is not a property for those who have a problem with stairs.

The process of booking was very easy and Bill is an absolute pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA
5

Comfortable, well-located home with great owners

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this charming townhouse. The house and neighborhood are peaceful despite being close to a busy street. The tube stops were a few blocks away, and many buses stopped even closer (Tip: use the CityMapper app for great transit directions.) Many good restaurants nearby plus three small grocery stores made for lots of meal choices. The house has a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, recently remodeled bathrooms, and spaces to be together as well as apart.The house is historic and charming, though travelers that have difficulty with stairs might find that a problem - we did not. Bill, the owner, was very nice to deal with. His niece Kezia is the active manager; she was extremely helpful, even stocking a few groceries before we came and arranging an airport pickup. We had a problem with the dryer and she responded immediately, doing everything possible to resolve the situation. The home is within easy walking distance of the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum. There is a collection of guidebooks and maps in the sitting room. The owners came by with a bottle of champagne on our last evening. We felt very much at home in this lovely house and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Brompton Road
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Surrey
Nearest Train
0.01 Miles
Knightsbridge
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
M25/M4
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Brompton Road
Nearest Ski
500 Miles
Scotland
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

Georgian Townhouse in Knightsbridge, central London. Moments from Harrods's in one direction and Hyde Park in another. Surrounded by some of London's top restaurants. There is also a local family Pizza Express and lower cost restaurants.

This rare central London house has four double bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is in an area known as Knightsbridge Village with period houses from 1800 which have a conservation order on them so that the area keeps its genuine period atmosphere.

For sightseers and shoppers Knightsbridge is the centre of luxury shopping with all the main designers' shops in Sloane Street, 5 minutes walk away as well as Harvey Nichols and Harrods less than 2 minutes from the house. King's Road is a 10 minute walk or five minute bus ride away or if you are looking for more general high street shopping there is Kensington High Street 7 minutes bus ride away or Oxford Street with the famous Selfridge's department store 10 minutes busride ( or a lovely 25 minute walk across the park) in the other direction.

West End theatres, Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House, are a ten minute bus ride away.

The Victoria & Albert Museum, National History Museum and Science Museum are less than 5 minutes walk away and the Royal Academy and Tate art Galleries a short taxi or bus ride from this lovely house.

Buckingham Palace is a 10 minute walk away and another 10 minutes further you will arrive at Trafalgar Square or the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

This really is the best part of London to be based for a combination of being central to all the attractions yet with the old London atmosphere.

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Rates & Availability

Kensington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rates
Apr 14 2016 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$559
$3,912
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$592
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$559
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $658

Deposit can also be in euros/dollars.
Bed linens and towels supplied. A housekeeper will visit once/week to clean. There is no charge for this but if you would like her to visit more often this can be arranged and costs negotiated.
Short stays may be negotiated. Gas, electricity and water are included.
Internet access is available (no computer supplied). Also no landline phones available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Westminster & West End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The twin beds in Bedroom 2 can be joined together to make a king size double bed. The bathroom in Bedroom 1 is ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Parking is available to residents in this part of London. There are parking meters adjacent . We are very close to two underground stations - Knightsbridge and South Kensington to to 9 different bus routes so transport is never a problem. There are also bicycles to hire, known as Boris Bikes named after the Lord Mayor of London. There is a row of these bikes less than a minute from the house.

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