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Adrienne Burgess

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german

Luxury spacious historic family house in the heart of London (Westminster )

36 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Westminster & West End House Rental Photos and Description

Four storeys, 6/7 bedrooms, short walk to top tourist attractions

Share a postcode with the Queen! This spectacular family house, a classic London townhouse built in 1846 and quietly situated in a friendly and beautiful London terrace just 10 minutes' WALK from Buckingham Palace, boasts 6 bedrooms (great beds!), 2 sitting rooms (one with additional fold-out bed-chairs), a kitchen-dining room, a conservatory-study, 4 bath/shower/WCs (great showers!) & free unlimited wi-fi throughout. The lower ground floor (just one flight of stairs down) has its own kitchenette & walk-in shower, and can be separated off – perhaps for an older couple. Being laid out and housed on four floors (and some mezzanine floors), the house works well for extended families. There are 5 single beds, 2 king beds (150cm, 5'6' wide), 1 double bed & 2 bed-chairs (in the second sitting room). The main rooms have ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces, chandeliers & working window-shutters yet the house is fitted with with every modern convenience: washing machine/dryer, microwaves, dishwasher, hair-dryers, irons, SMART TVs (internet access, Netflix), gas-log open fire, digital radio/sound systems with iPad, iPhone/MP3 'docks', linen/towels, books, toys, DVDs, 2 x cots and 2 x highchairs. Cozy and warm in winter, an efficient air-cooling system keeps the top floors cool in summer. Outside there’s a suntrap terrace leading from the kitchen, plus a delightful patio garden wreathed in jasmine and wisteria. You also have key-access to an exclusive nearby ‘gated’ London garden square - a real 'secret garden' with wonderful plants and shrubs, a children’s play area and tennis courts. A great sports centre with public-access gym and swimming pools is a two minute walk from the house.

We keep the house in immaculate condition, constantly re-painting to remove scuff marks and renewing furniture and accessories regularly. Guests frequently comment on our level of cleanliness and attention to detail. A welcome pack of groceries greets you on arrival.

We pride ourselves on the fact that the house is imaginatively decorated and laid out in such a way that there are great opportunities for privacy, as well as for all members of the household to meet together sociably.

The location of this wonderful house is unbeatable. Although it is situated in the very heart of London, it is quietly positioned. The area is very safe and well served in every possible way. The neighbouring streets are full of great local shops (including supermarkets - open all hours - and specialist delicatessans), cafes and restaurants. At one end of the street is a local food market; at the other, under two minutes' walk from the house, Pimlico Underground ('Tube') Station and terrific local bus routes. From the house it is just a short stroll to Victoria Station, Tate Britain, the Thames, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, St James’ Park, Battersea Park, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Several theatres, too, are within easy walking distance, and it is only a short tube/bus/taxi ride (or you can walk) to Hyde Park, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, the West End, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, the National Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Film Theatre, the Festival Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, the London Aquarium and other main London attractions. There are easy transport links to all London airports and mainline stations, and London and regional bus tours. For those who like to run or jog, there are great routes along the River Thames and through the beautiful local streets and parks. A Sports Centre with gym and public swimming pools is under five minutes walk from the house.

This spectacular house is brilliantly located for special annual London events, including - within WALKING distance - all Royal Family celebrations, the Chelsea Flower Show , the London Marathon (finishing line), the New Year's Day Parade, the Lord Mayor's Procession & Show, the Russian Winter Festival, outdoor skating ,the Chinese New Year celebrations, Trooping of the Colour, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Thames Festival, the Chelsea Antiques Fair, the State Opening of Parliament, the London Film Festival, Guy Fawkes Night, the main New Year Celebrations, Christmas Lighting Celebrations and Westminster Abbey for Christmas Carols and all Royal Family celebrations.

Within a short tube/bus ride you'll reach the London International Boat Show, the Olympia Fine Art & Antique Fair, Wimbledon, the Holiday and Travel Show, Party in the Park, the Proms at the Albert Hall, the Covent Garden Festival of Street Theatre, the Notting Hill Carnival - and many others!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Adrienne Burgess (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german

About Adrienne Burgess

We are a couple who have worked mainly in the theatre and the arts, although Adrienne is now a writer/researcher specialising in fatherhood and Martin coaches in communications.

Adrienne Burgess purchased this house in 1985

Why Adrienne Burgess chose Westminster & West End

We purchased our central London home in 1985 and lived there until 2002. The moment we opened the door we loved it. It felt then, and feels now, as if only happy things have happened here - which can't possibly be true, since it's more than 150 years since it was built! We wanted to live right in the heart of London, and you can't get much closer to the heart than this. We also wanted a spacious house, with high ceilings and a sense of generations upon generations of people living there before us. And that is exactly what we got! We raised our family here, working from home, so the house has always been busy and full of children. When we left it, and downshifted to another part of London, we rejoiced that we didn't have to sell it, and that other people could now enjoy it too.

What makes this house unique

The remarkable thing about 'Pimlico' (the area in the London Borough of Westminster in which our house is), is that it is quite like a village, and yet it is right in the heart of perhaps the greatest city in the world. Neighbours know each other; our quiet street contains many family houses and has an active residents' association, the people in the shops are friendly, and yet it's cosmopolitan and fast-paced. In Pimlico you can be peaceful, yet never feel that life is passing you by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have travelled from Australia and New Zealand for our daughter’s wedding – three generations. We had a wonderful time. The weather was great and the wedding went off without a hitch. The house of course made it all so easy. Just right for all our family and so wonderfully well equipped! We loved Pimlico (the local area – Owner) – so handy to everything!
Mar 2014
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Reviews

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Luxury spacious historic family house in the heart of London (Westminster )
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 44 reviews
North Hollywood, CA
5

London Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The property was a perfect place to explore London from. The street was very charming and the area was lovely with a small market that ran daily down the street. Our family had a wonderful time in London and it was nice to come together at the end of each day and eat breakfast together in this cozy house. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed the house and the locality. We love it too! We hope you will enjoy years and years of happy memories! We do hope to welcome you back one day . . .!
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New York
4

A Great Spot for Families

  • 4 of 5

The highlight of this house is that it’s in a great location and very accessible to public transit. We traveled to London as a group of nine (including children), and the house had enough beds for everyone, and a comfortable living room space. It's a beautiful house with a lot of historic charm. The only criticism would be that while the house was clean, it smelled a bit musty and the bed linens could use updating. Pots and pans in the kitchen also need to be replaced. Great wi-fi.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry some tiny elements in the house did not quite meet your expectations, but glad you were able to enjoy your stay nevertheless! We will look at the three points you raise. Thank you for your feedback! Kind regards, Adrienne & Martin
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5

Perfect....in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful; beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The location is ideal. It is a quiet, residential area, but with every type of shop/restaurant/service located within a few short blocks, and the Pimlico tube station is so handy to hop on to get around London. The beds are comfortable, the living room cozy and the bathrooms clean and updated. We really appreciated the thoughtfully put together basket of goodies too. After experiencing the convenience of this house vs. a hotel, I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in London. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harahan, Lousiana- Just outside New Orleans.
5

Wonderful Historic House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful time in your beautiful house. We really did enjoy ourselves and will highly recommend. All of you went above and beyond to make our stay very enjoyable. I just loved your house and the location couldn't be beat! This place is a total gem!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amici di Thiene A Londra.

  • 5 of 5

La casa è situata a due passi da Victoria Station,quindi comodissima da raggiungere (anche a piedi) arrivando da Gatwick .Situata in una zona elegante e sicura :Belgravia. Abbiamo soggiornato comodamente in 8 persone (max 12), la casa è accogliente,spaziosa, pulita ed è completa di tutto.

La mattina del nostro arrivo abbiamo trovato un cestino di benvenuto con la prima colazione! Vicino ci sono ristoranti e pub e la stazione della tube Pimlico.

Noi di sicuro ci torneremo.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bad Vilbel, Germany
5

By Far the Best Rental I have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

Great job! I would say, even if you have to stretch your budget a bit, you won't go wrong with this rental. I have rented quite a few places over the past few years, in Rome, Amsterdam, and Washington, DC and this was by far the best yet. You always wonder how close to the description your house will be and paying in advance sometimes can be a bit unnerving. These ladies went beyond in helping me and my 9 other travel companions to feel comfortable with the entire process. We all hope to be able to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Heathrow/Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Pimlico Tram
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Pimlico Underground (tube station)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A3
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Thai Cafe
Car: not necessary

With its amazing CENTRAL Zone 1 London location (SW1V2ND - Google it!), this quietly situated family house is brilliantly positioned for a see-all London visit. It’s a minute's WALK from shops, supermarkets, restaurants, outdoor food-market, Pimlico Tube (underground) & 24-hour taxis, buses, car clubs, bike hire. It’s a 10-min WALK to the River Thames, Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Cathedral, theatres, cinema, St James Park, Victoria Station & Victoria Coach Station (from which there are easy rail/coach links to Heathrow, Gatwick & Europe). It’s a 20-min WALK to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the King's Road/Chelsea. Short tube/bus rides take you direct to Harrods, the major Museums, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, the West End, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the National Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, the Festival Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre & National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, IMAX, Waterloo Station, Tate Modern.

Local activities include: shopping, restaurants, historic monuments, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, river boats.

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Rates & Availability

Pimlico House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer to Autumn
Jul 13 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$605
From
$715
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,420
 
 
Autumn
Oct 17 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$715
From
$826
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,972
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$826
From
$937
Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,078
 
 
NEW YEAR
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$715
From
$826
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,972
 
 
Winter
Jan 11 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$660
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,867
 
 
Spring
Feb 10 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$605
From
$771
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,420
 
 
Easter 2017 & Spring
Apr 12 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$715
From
$826
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,972
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$771
From
$826
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,525
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$826
From
$937
Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,078
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Sep 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$771
From
$826
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,525
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$992
From
$1,102
Fri,Sat,Sun
$7,184
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$715
$4,972
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $332
Tax Rate 20.0%

VAT receipt available on request.
To reserve dates, full non-refundable payment due if within six weeks of arrival date: 50% on booking, then 50% 45 days before arrival. Payment via UK Cheque, electronic bank transfer or credit cards via PayPal.
An additional cleaning fee of up to £295 may be applicable.
Returnable security deposit of £250 taken on booking.
Beds, except for the two (very comfortable) sofa chairs, made up.
Rates are subject to change until reservation. Generally the property is let for 3 nights minimum stay but if there is a vacancy for a shorter stay between lets we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Westminster & West End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Handbasin here too
  • The bathrooms and cloakroom are beautifully fitted. One has hand painted tiles depicting scenes from Charles Kingsley's famous Victorian story, THE WATER BABIES. All except one of the toilets, bathrooms and shower rooms has outside windows. All are newly tiled and maintained, with high quality fittings The showers are powerful (many of our guests have praised them!) and there is plenty of hot water. The top floor bathroom has roof lights as well as a window, so you can lie back at look at the stars! There is a WC on every floor, or on the half-landing, so easy access for all guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , room off main sitting room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , own WC adjacent
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This is the second sitting room
  • The beautifully decorated bedrooms are quietly situated, mostly at the back of the house, and have loads of hanging and other storage space. The one bedroom that is at the front of the house is on the top floor and has double glazing, even though the street outside is neither noisy nor busy. The bedroom floors are all well carpeted, the beds are very comfortable, with mattress and pillow protectors as well as lovely linen and bedspreads. Pillows, duvets etc. are of high quality. There are bedside lamps and dimmer switches - and three of the bedrooms have TVs and ensuite bathrooms. One of these is situated on the lower ground floor with a sitting room off it, as well as kitchenette and a walk-in shower and is wonderful for an older couple who can manage just one flight of stairs. The small ground floor bedroom with its own WC is great for someone with very limited mobility. Baby equipment includes cots, bedguards, baby-listeners, a highchair, many children's books, toys, DVDs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are two sitting rooms (one contains two very comfortable fold-out bed-chairs) and two kitchens;: a kitchenette on the lower ground floor; and the main kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. This seats 12 comfortably. Another 6 people can eat on the floor below at a dining table. The study is light and airy, and children love to play in it - and on all the wonderful stairs, and in the nooks and crannies of this fascinating house. EXTRACTS FROM RECENT TESTIMONIALS: “Wow! The house is everything we'd heard and more! When she walked in through the front door our younger granddaughter (five) said 'This is exactly how I wanted our home in England to be!' 'The house is wonderful and we have very much enjoyed our stay here. We will definitely recommend it.' 'The house has excellent equipment and facilities..The location is perfect to explore London.'

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