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

Jan

Advertiser since: 2006
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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

5
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Characterful Apartment In a Quiet Mews In The Heart Of Central London
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 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

Nice property, perfect location!

  • 5 out 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: 11-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Very comfortable apartment!

  • 5 out of 5
This 3 bedroom, two bath apartment was just like the pictures. Clean, quality bedding and towels. Location is very convenient to the Russell tube station which is on the Piccadilly line. Around the corner from Brunswick Center, grocery stores, restaurants etc. It is in a quiet neighborhood. Easy walk to two parks and the British museum. Jan (the owner)is very prompt in replying to emails and text. She stopped by during our visit to drop off some more towels (she called first). I would definitely recommend this apartment to friends/relatives in need of 3 bedrooms.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for taking the trouble to write this.
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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
New York
4

nice, well organized and convenient location

  • 4 out of 5
clean and well kept mews apartment. functionally organized with three decent sized bedrooms and two back to back baths. kitchen was well organized as well. showers are small but it was nice to have two of them. Not a luxurious space but so much easier for a family of 5 with two teens than a hotel. Location is convenient to the tube and a short walk to Covent Garden and other areas. We used the tube a lot and it was very easy from there. The apartment is a classic mews so it is quiet and a bit alley-like. Owner was professional throughout. the neighborhood is mixed between tourists including some budget hotels, residents and some more upscale hotels. Decent moderate priced food options nearby. We had a good experience.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your helpful review.
business
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

Wonderful size flat for a family visit!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I took our daughter and her three boys (16, 14, 11) to London for their Thanksgiving break. We were familiar with the Bloomsbury area, the sights and the tube and bus stops nearby. I was delighted to find exactly what we needed - 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The listing was absolutely accurate, the property was clean and well-maintained and we had excellent customer service from Jan. She was very prompt and helpful answering my emails as I planned the trip and met us when we arrived at the flat. We had a great experience and I would not hesitate to rent Jan's place again.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for saying such nice things. I'm glad your Thanksgiving break worked out well and of course we would be delighted to welcome you again.
business
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

Book it now! Excellent value & accommodation.

Book it now! Excellent value & accommodation.
  • 5 out of 5
After lots of research for our family of seven l thought this was too good to be true but guess what? It isn't! Price was excellent and half of what Hotels would have cost us. Jan was excellent and in the 10 months between booking and arriving was a constant source of knowledge and support. Apartment is in the most incredible position and it is like a home from home with everything you could possibly need. London is at your doorstep. Stop looking and book. You can't go wrong with this choice.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review. Thank you so much. I'm bowled over by the praise!
business
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

  • 5 out of 5
The property was easy to find and only a short walk from the train station. The building was very secure and in a central location. We found that there were many resteraunts in easy walking distance and there was a nice little casino right around the corner. There was plenty of room in the 3 bedrooms and everything we needed was supplied. I was even more impressed when jan took the time and effort to mail me my wallet back that I accidentally left, thanks Jan, and thank you for your hospitality.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very happy to help and glad the wallet arrived safely. Thanks for this helpful review.

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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Rates & Availability

From £190 Nightly

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Spring 2015
7 Jan 2015 - 29 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£240
£1,450
£5,000
 
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 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£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
£2,100
£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 2016
7 Jan 2016 - 19 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
 
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
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 5 nights
From
£260
£1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,000
£5,000
 
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

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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