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SPACIOUS CHARACTERFUL APARTMENT IN A QUIET MEWS IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL LONDON

Jan

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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SPACIOUS CHARACTERFUL APARTMENT IN A QUIET MEWS IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL LONDON

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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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

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1162448
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Great location, cosy apartment in central London!

  • 5 out of 5
Very nice and cozy apartment in central London! Really liked the spacious bedrooms with very confortable beds, the sitting room with two sofas and the wooden floor in all all rooms.
Jan was a wonderful landlord, always available for help in case we needed.
Thank you for this marvelous experience.

Antonio
From Porto, Portugal
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lovely guests and it was a pleasure to welcome you to London.
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1162448
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Central London, brilliant location, it's a must!

Central London, brilliant location, it's a must!
  • 5 out of 5
I cannot recommend this property highly enough. It is in a fantastic location, very central (10-15 mins walk from St. Pancras), with everything on the doorstep. The apartment is clean, beautifully presented, extremely comfortable, very quiet, and has everything you need. The area is very safe too. We had a fantastic time. Jan is lovely and her thoughtfully provided information folder gives you details of everything you may require, both in the apartment and elsewhere - restaurants, travel information, wi-fi details, etc. Carluccio's restaurant at the Brunswick Centre (2 mins walk) is a must. Thank you Jan for making our stay an unforgettable and very enjoyable experience.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for this glowing review! A lot of hard work goes into making the apartment as good as it can be, so when we hear that someone has had such a fantastic time there it makes it all worthwhile.
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1162448
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

We would choose again the same Apartment!

  • 5 out of 5
The description of the Apartment is absolutely correct. On our arrival the owner, Janet, was present and has explained every detail.
Our family felt very happy, the apartment is centrally located and only a few minutes away from the center of London and is ideal for a family of 6 persons. In our opinion the apartment is not at all overpriced and offers good value for the rent we paid.
Walter Zürcher, Switzerland
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to meet you and your family, Walter, and I am glad you had such a good time....and thanks for the Swiss chocolate bunny... Such a surprise! - Jan.
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1162448
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Great Bloomsbury stay

  • 5 out of 5
Perfectly located, in a very interesting and pretty neighbourhood, near the British Museum and Russell Square, with shops and services in the vicinity. Everything is very peaceful and clean and in good taste. The bedrooms are very pleasant with excellent beds. We stayed three nights (four adults and three children) and everyone was satisfied.
  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. I am so glad you were happy with everything.
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1162448
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Los Angeles
5

Superb Location Tucked Away in Heart of Bloomsbury

  • 5 out of 5
Three of us (one married couple and my mother) stayed in this apartment for 8 days in early April. I looked at a lot of apartments online before I picked this one and I highly recommend it. The photos represent it very well. It's on the second floor of a cobblestoned mews right in back of the Hotel Russell on Russell Square. The rooms, including the bathrooms, are spacious, well-furnished and clean as a whistle. We loved the wood floors throughout the apartment.

The full kitchen with cooktop and oven is very well appointed with quality china and glassware for about a dozen people. We arrived with a lot of laundry as we had been traveling for 10 days and were delighted with the washer-dryer. Also, thoughtfully, our hosts had folding drying racks in each bedroom to dry clothes that do better with air drying rather than the heat of the dryer.

The TV is a good-sized flatscreen with a great picture. There's a DVD player along with a small selection of DVDs. With the instructions that came with the apartment, I got the DVD player up and running with no problem. The Wi-Fi worked without a hitch.

Beds are comfortable, with plenty of pillows and comforters. The heating system works great. The trash trucks pick up trash a few mornings a week right below the windows of one of the bedrooms, but trash pickup is a fact of urban life.

The location, just a half-block from the Russell Sq. tube stop, is terrific. That line went almost everywhere we had to go, and there were good buses nearby as well. We also loved walking down Lambs Conduit Street a couple of blocks from the apartment and going to some of the terrific restaurants there. And having the Brunswick Center a half-block away was so convenient, with an excellent Waitrose supermarket and many other shops and restaurants.

Jan and her husband are terrific hosts. They greeted us at the apartment when we arrived, explained everything in the apartment, and later responded instantly the couple of times we had a question. Mostly, everything ran so beautifully we didn't need them. The info packet for the apartment was comprehensive, with excellent restaurant recommendations as well as the name of a top-class car service to get to the airport at the end of our stay. Jan and her husband really know London so they are a great resource.

We would definitely stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we feel glowing all over! Thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed review. You seem to have covered everything. It reminds me to mention one thing to anyone reading these reviews...if you are in the UK (and most of Europe I think) the apartment is on the "First Floor", while if you are from the US you would describe it as the "Second Floor". So for the avoidance of confusion, in the UK we call street level the "Ground Floor" and then the first level up is the "First Floor". So in other words there is just one flight of stairs up to our apartment.
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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1162448
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Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
Berkshire, England
5

Lovely appartment in great location.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a very lovely stay in this apartment and highly recommend it. The apartment is particularly comfortable and the furnishings very tasteful and the owners have obviously made a great effort to do things well.
We liked the cobbled "mews" street outside which gives you a real historical feeling of what London used to be like.
If you have never stayed in London before be aware it's huge and lots of places claim to be "central" but in fact often involve long rides on the Tube trains. But this apartment is in Bloomsbury which is genuinely in the heart of London, so we were able to walk to just about everywhere. As a tip it's a good idea to use the "map" function on HomeAway to compare the locations of apartments.
But this one is a gem, and if you book I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these super comments. It means a lot when guests take the trouble to do a review. We are really grateful.
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Location

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury, Camden & Covent Garden

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
September 2014
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,500
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2014
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,500
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2014
1 Dec 2014 - 15 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
£6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
16 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,860
for 6 nights
From
£310
£2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
7 Jan 2015 - 29 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,500
£6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
30 Mar 2015 - 11 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
12 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,980
for 6 nights
From
£330
£2,200
£8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
1 Oct 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,860
for 6 nights
From
£310
£2,100
£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
7 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 4 nights
From
£260
£1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,000
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
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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