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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London

Jan

Member since: 2006
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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Bloomsbury - Bloomsbury mews apartment

3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, large sitting room + kitchen, beautifully furnished

Here is the perfect apartment, right in the centre, offering a high standard of comfort in a stylish, attractive interior. If you are looking for an interesting place to stay, which has character and comfort, and which is extremely well equipped, then this is for you. It offers excellent value for money for large families and groups who want to be really central.

Our apartment oozes with history and character. It is located in one of London's historic 'mews' streets, where the horse-drawn carriages of the wealthy Bloomsbury intellectuals would draw up. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner.

The mews still has the original cobblestones while the properties along its length are built from the mellow London brick, characteristic of the 1800's. You can easily imagine yourself living in a wealthy neighbourhood from a Dickens novel. Not surprisingly these houses and flats are now highly desirable residences, with potted plants on the cobbles outside the doors and pretty flowering window-boxes in the summer. Our apartment is on the first floor ( one floor up from the ground floor) of one of these very attractive 200-year-old buildings. Because this is a mews, there is no through-traffic, so our apartment is amazingly peaceful and quiet for a residence in the very centre of London.

The interior has been completely refurbished to a very high specification We have a beautiful original oak floor throughout, with attractive beds, high quality mattresses, and lovely furnishings and bedding. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character of the apartment. Yet all the facilities are updated and modern, with two full bathrooms (with showers) and a well equipped kitchen.

Best of all, our apartment is just two minutes away (really) from the Tube station at Russell Square - and that's on the direct Tube line from Heathrow. So if you are arriving at Heathrow you can quickly reach your accommodation without having to change trains or heave your luggage around. A real bonus!

The apartment is also very convenient for arrivals at St Pancras train station. Our Tube station at Russell Square is just one stop away from St Pancras (for the Eurostar trains to Europe), or it's a very easy walk from St Pancras to the apartment down a straight road.

Bloomsbury is also the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. You can easily walk to so many tourist sights, and because the Tube station is so close it's really convenient. Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatreland if you fancy a London show. The British Museum is just a short walk. Nowhere is far away, so even if you take a taxi back it will be a short journey and therefore it will not be expensive.

The apartment has three full-size double bedrooms, and the beds have high-quality mattresses, comforters and linens so that you really feel you're staying in a good hotel. There is also a folding bed, suitable for a child or small adult, so we can accommodate a group of seven. The three bedrooms are very similar in size, space and attractiveness, so no one will feel they have 'pulled the short straw' !

The shower rooms each have a shower cubicle, sink, mirrored toiletries cupboard and WC. We provide clothes airers and we will give you plenty of soft egyptian cotton towels,

There is a spacious sitting room with coffee table, dining table big enough for 8, satellite TV, and superfast wifi which is free.

The kitchen is just off the sitting room, offering all you would need for self-catering.... a hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine/dryer, toaster and kettle. We have provided lovely glassware and attractive white crockery.

The flat is well heated with gas central heating.

The character of the accommodation is really highlighted by the lovely old oak flooring throughout, which gives a warm homely feel.

The apartment is on the first floor. Please note, in the UK this means it is one level up from the ground floor. It has its own front door at street level, leading to stairs (about 12) up to the first floor, and then another door into the sitting room, making it very safe. The whole apartment is on the same level.

Best of all the location of the apartment is hard to beat. It really is right in the heart of the centre of London, so you can walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, and you are surrounded by an area filled with interesting cafe's and restaurants.

The other big difference between our apartment and many others are the personal touches we offer. We are not a rental company, just an English couple who adore London and enjoy introducing others to all it has to offer. We have lovingly furnished and decorated the apartment to this very high standard because we really want our guests to have a fantastic time - happy guests mean more to us than high profits. So unlike some apartments, you will not find cheap beds, cheap mattresses, hard pillows...or any of the other horrors you can find with the squeeze-every-penny-of-profit apartment rental companies. We pride ourselves on giving a very friendly, helpful and professional service. We want you to feel you made exactly the right choice!

Overall we are happy to offer you a super three-bedroom apartment in a fantastic location, at a very fair price, which is ideal for visitors to London who want to be able to walk to most of the tourist sights and activities. We hope it will give you plenty of fond memories of London to take home.

IF YOU WISH TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON 'CONTACT THE OWNER' SO THAT I CAN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED AND YOU HAVE BEEN QUOTED THE BEST PRICE BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO A RESERVATION.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2015

About Jan

Hello. I'm really pleased you like the look of my apartment enough to want to know about the owner. Until recently, I have had a really busy life as the MD of a research company, but now I just do occasional research projects and spend the rest of the time looking after this apartment and its guests. I absolutely love it !

I have always been a bit pernickety about detail. At home I'm one of those people who arranges the glassware in neat rows, shines the cooker every time it has been used, and has to place the cushions in exactly the right place on the sofa - you know the sort! So I think I'm quite well qualified to run a rental like this.

My philosophy is not to squeeze every last drop of profit out of running the apartment, but rather to get satisfaction from seeing people arrive and like what they see, and then at the end to hear how comfortable they have been and what a great time they've had. That is so much more pleasurable than a few extra pounds in the bank.

So I do hope I get the chance to meet you...

Jan purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jan chose Bloomsbury

I looked at loads of properties in London before I saw this one, but the minute I stepped inside I knew this was absolutely right. It's bright and airy, really well laid out, with loads of space. Above all, it has a lovely feeling of character and space.

What makes this apartment unique

The location couldn't be better....

* it's truly right in the centre of London, near to just about everything

* The Tube station is right around the corner, no more than a 2 minute walk

* It's on the Piccadilly line, so you can travel in directly from Heathrow, without any changes, and be at the apartment very quickly

* St Pancras train station (for trains to Europe) is just up the road, either a walk or one stop on the Tube

* It's in a quiet cobbled mews with a real historic feel

* There is a shopping centre round the corner, with two good supermarkets plus lots of cafe's and restaurants

* London's best restaurant districts - Lambs Conduit St and Covent Garden - are really close

* Theatreland is really close

* It has good bedrooms of roughly equal size, so no one pulls the 'short straw'

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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Very comfortable house, great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at this very lovely house in the heart of London. It is positioned down-town in a very quiet neighborhood, and can be used as a base to explore London. Its location is definitely one of its greatest advantages, as you can get to the Russell Square Underground station in less than 2 mins, to the market and a nice mall in 1 minute, and many other sight-seeings and areas-to-visit by foot. The house was clean, spacious and well-equipped. It was a relaxing experience and Jan (the owner) was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property to families or groups; we were two families - six people and felt indeed very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this super review.
Vermont, USA
5

Wonderful flat in a quiet, central London location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this flat was marvelous - we had ample space for our family of 5, and the prime location on a quiet mews was perfect for us. The three bedrooms each had a comfortable bed or beds and space for luggage. The kitchen was well equipped and enabled us to save considerable expense by preparing some of our meals; the nearby Waitrose grocery (5 min walk at most) was excellent and (by USA standards) relatively inexpensive. The living space in the flat was comfortable, and we had a nice time visiting with family here.

The location of this flat is great - on a quiet street but only 2 minutes from the Russell Square underground station (Piccadilly line). There are numerous good pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance, and among the sites visitors might like to visit, the British Museum and the Charles Dickens home are both within 10 minute walks.

We had a wonderful stay in this flat and would gladly stay here on a future visit to London - we highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. So kind of you. I do hope we will welcome you again.
5

Great Flat, Terrific Location; Super Support

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific apartment in Central London! I would definitely stay here again.

The flat is ideally located, just around the corner from Russell Square tube station. Transportation from Heathrow was cheap and easy -- just hop on the Piccadilly line all the way to Russell Square -- no changes, no traffic, no dramas -- costs around $7.50.

The neighborhood is quiet, but lots to do within a few blocks. Grocery stores are only a block away -- getting food and supplies was really easy. Plenty of very good restaurants in the area, too -- all within 5-10 minutes.

This is also a great launch-point for sightseeing. The famous British museum is less than 10 minutes walk. Covent Garden and the Theatre District is easily reached in under 15 minutes by foot. Within 30 minutes or so we could reach Buckingham Palace and The Strand. Travel around London is easy by Tube or Bus as well from the flat.

The three bedrooms were ideal for us. The beds were terrific and really comfortable. The flat is nicely equipped with everything from kitchen and utensils to TV and wifi. Everything very clean and well-maintained.

Jan was a wonderful host -- super friendly and very responsive to any questions and requests. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to spend time in Central London.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great location, very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable, providing room to spread out and relax after a full day. Jan maintains a welcoming home environment for visitors that isn't full of knick knacks and things that get in your way. You can spread out with your luggage and "move in" to the dressers and closets if you don't want to live out of a suitcase. I highly recommend this family friendly hostess and apartment. Jan was available to answer my questions prior to the visit and make sure our stay was perfect. Feel free to use me as a reference via email for this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this complimentary review.
4

Escapade à Londres

  • 4 of 5

C'est notre deuxième séjour à Londres dans cet appartement. Il est bien situé et très agréable. Commerces, pub, restaurant, métro sont à proximité. Très bien accueillis par la propriétaire.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Nice property, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a perfect place to stay in London. 3 good bedrooms with comfortable beds, nice kitchen and lounge. Lots of linens, kitchen equipment, books, cds etc. Clean and well managed. Owner is very responsive and pleasant to deal with. Above everything else however....the location is an absolute A+++. 60 seconds from the Russell Square Underground station, lots of good restaurants and pubs within minutes, along with supermarkets and other shopping. I could not give a higher recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKYOU!

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
traditional local pub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Pancras
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
very good choice
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is perfectly located in Bloomsbury, right in the very heart of the centre of London, so most of the sights can be reached on foot. The British Museum is just up the road, and all around you have interesting shops, cafes and restaurants ideal for a tourist visit.

This area is London at its best, with beautiful Georgian houses often arranged around a central square of garden. Some of these gardens are exquisitely planted with flower borders, trees and lawns...and best of all they are open and free to visitors.

Bloomsbury is right next to Covent Garden, Theatreland and the shopping district around Oxford Street. Hence some of the capitals most exclusive boutique hotels are to be found here.

Here are some of the places you might want to visit, with the time it will take you to walk to them...(we have walked most of these ourselves to check they are accurate) Of course, you could also take a Tube or a taxi, but by giving you the walking times you can see we are genuinely right in the middle of London....

Russell Square Tube station - 2 mins walk

University of London - 3 mins walk

Coram's Fields (great children's playground) - 3 mins walk

Dickens Museum - 3 mins walk

British Museum - 8 mins walk

Covent Garden - 10 mins walk

Theatreland - 10-15 mins walk

Oxford Street (shopping) - 10 mins walk

St Pancras International - 12 mins walk

Soho - 14 mins walk

Leicester Square - 14 mins walk

Piccadilly - 15 mins walk

Trafalgar Square - 15 mins walk

Chinatown - 15 mins walk

Mayfair - 15 mins walk

Cabinet Rooms (Winston Churchill) - 20 mins walk

Buckingham Palace - 22 mins walk

Big Ben - 23 mins walk

Houses of Parliament - 24 mins walk

Westminster Abbey - 25 mins walk

St Paul's Cathedral - 28 mins walk

London Eye - 30 mins walk

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Prices & Availability

From £220 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury, Camden & Covent Garden

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring 2015
7 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,200
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2015
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
6 night minimum stay
£2,040
for 6 nights
From
£340
£2,200
£8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,860
for 6 nights
From
£310
£2,000
£6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
14 Dec 2015 - 6 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2016
7 Jan 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2016
20 Mar 2016 - 2 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Summer 2016
3 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
8 night minimum stay
£2,629
for 8 nights
£2,300
£9,000
 
 
Autumn 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
£7,000
 
 
Christmas 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,250
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes 2 or 3 day stays only accepted where they fit with other bookings and we will charge £100 admin for these short stays
Arrival times are flexible subject to previous guests' departure time.
Very early, very late arrivals met subject to extra charge:: before 11am = £25 after 6pm = £25 after 9pm = £50
Bank/paypal/credit card transaction charges are guest's responsibility

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury in Camden & Covent Garden

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Plus sink with mirrored toiletries cupboard and towel rails
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Plus mirrored toiletries cupboard and towel rail
  • We also provide dressing gowns.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedrooms are fairly equal in size and comfort and all are furnished with high-quality bedding, new double wardrobes, and bedside tables with lamps. The Red Room has a king-size bed, the Cream Room has a double bed, and the Blue Room can either have a king-size or we can arrange it as two singles. There is also a top-quality folding bed with deep mattress which can sleep an extra child (or small adult). The Cream Room and the Red Room have lovely big sash windows fitted with wooden blinds as well as curtains. The Blue Room has a Velux (roof) window.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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