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COSY APARTMENT IN SHERLOCK HOLMES BACK YARD, PERFECT FOR VISITING THE WEST END

Neil Roberts

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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COSY APARTMENT IN SHERLOCK HOLMES BACK YARD, PERFECT FOR VISITING THE WEST END

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One Bedroom, One Bathroom, Modern apartment in London Townhouse with free WiFi

Just a short stroll from Baker Street Station you will find this bijou georgian apartment. A perfect place from which to explore London's West End and visit the well known sights and attractions.

This quiet street has no through traffic so you won't be disturbed at night, yet you have all of London on your doorstep. The Planetarium, Madame Tussaud's and the Sherlock Holmes museum are just around the corner. Marble Arch and the famous shops on Oxford Street are just a 15 minute walk through the streets of the West End. Hop on a bus or tube from Baker Street Station and before you know it you will be admiring Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take a stroll along the South Bank and visit the London Eye. The British Museum, the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square and Tate Modern are all within half an hour’s travel.

This is authentic London so try traditional London fayre around the corner at The Pie Shop, get Fish and Chips at the Seashell or enjoy Sunday lunch at The Chapel, my favourite local pub with a fine selection of beers and a gourmet menu. All of these are just a few minutes away. A little further along explore the intriguing metropolis London has become. Edgware Road, with it's delicious Middle Eastern restaurants. Crawford Street has splendid Thai and Indian curry houses. Baker Street has many restaurants, from Pizza and Pasta to Mexican and Japanese.

Rustle up a quick breakfast or dinner in the kitchen, fully equipped with gas hob, microwave combination oven and a fridge freezer. Both Tesco and Marks & Spencer are less than 5 minutes away and they are open late, so grocery shopping is quick and easy. Eating in can be fun too and helps balance the budget! Don't want to cook? Just order a takeaway for delivery within the hour.

There is free unlimited WiFi so you can connect your phone or computer to the internet, or use the classic iMac which is in the living room. Check the latest bargains or current exhibitions London has to offer or connect with the folks back home. Once you have seen the major sights, why not take time to explore the area and find your own London. Stroll down Marylebone High Street with its wonderful shops or visit the fascinating Wallace Collection on Manchester Square.

Check out some television on the 32' flat screen TV or watch a movie on the Blu-Ray player, which also has Netflix, YouTube and the BBC iPlayer. Or relax with one of the books I have provided.

If you have an iPhone or iPad I recommend the City Mapper app for getting around London and the Table Pouncer app for finding a table at a restaurant with a huge discount!

Constant hot running water is available for a long bath to relax or a refreshing shower: the choice is yours. Fluffy towels give you that luxurious feel. If you are staying a bit longer, feel free to use the efficient Hotpoint washer dryer. The 30 degree time saving wash gets things done in just over an hour. Clothes airer, Ironing board and Iron are provided as well as a hair-dryer. There is also a first aid kit in the kitchen for those little emergencies.

I think it's got all you need for a comfortable stay in London. Try it for yourself and let me know if you think the same!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
This apartment was wonderful as was Neil the owner, he met us upon arrival at the apartment for our 4 day stay and helped us with our suitcases up the stairs. I was travelling with my 19 year old daughter and 75 year old father. My daughter and I shared the double bed in the bedroom and dad slept on the fold out sofa bed. There was plenty of nice bedding and the apartment was even equipped with basics like shampoo and washing up liquid etc. Neil was also nice enough to start us off with a loaf of bread, some milk, jam, marmalade and a welcome bottle of Prosecco - totally unexpected but lovely. The apartment is only about 150 metres from Marylebone station and maybe twice as far from Baker Street station so we could get to anywhere in London very easily, quickly and cheaply. The apartment was clean and had WiFi and an Apple Mac PC.... Couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend it. We'll be back next time we visit London.
Jun 2014
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Neil Roberts

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This was my first flat when I was working as an editor in the West End, I bought it because I didn't like the idea of commuting in every day and I'm so glad I did.

The area is lovely with easy access to the West End but with the tranquillity of Regents Park and so many great shops and restaurants.

Neil Roberts purchased this apartment in 1985

The apartment is close to the bustling heart of London but in a quiet street with no traffic. Ideally located for travelling by underground from Baker Street, train from Marylebone and even by air from Heathrow which is only half an hour away on the Heathrow Express from Paddington.

Location, Location, Location! This flat is so centrally located but in a quiet street within easy walking distance of Regents Park, Baker Street, St Johns Wood and Edgware Road. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and London's Theatreland are just a few minutes away by bus or tube as are all of the tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the London a Eye on the South Bank.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

GREAT LOCATION AND GREAT HOST!

  • 5 out of 5
Neil's apartment was perfect for our family of three (with 8 year old). Everything was as described - proximity to subway, buses, parks, and supermarkets. We were able to walk to most places, including to Hyde Park. Neil met us at the apartment and after a long flight, it was very nice to have kitchen essentials for us to refuel. We look forward to returning to this apartment on our next trip.
  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best regards, Neil
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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 out of 5
Great stay in London.
The apartment is fantastic (clean and well equipped) and very well situated (2 mn walk from Marylebone station and 5 mn from Baker street station)
Neil is a great host and prepared some food for our arrival (butter, bread, jam...) He answered all our mails...
Thank you again Neil and we'll definitely come back in your apartment next time we'll come to London !
Magali B.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I look forward to welcoming you again soon,
All the best, Neil
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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

ABSOLUTELY SPLENDID TIME!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Neil's flat for a week near the end of February. It is a perfect place for any type of traveler. A first timer myself, I found the apartment to be idyllic. It was in a perfect part of town that is accessible to any part of central London within thirty minutes. Most nights we ate around Marylebone, and each meal was fantastic! The neighborhood is very quiet so you can get an excellent night's sleep. Regents Park is a five minute walk away, perfect for a morning work out or afternoon stroll. Neil was a perfect host. He answers emails promptly and has a wealth of information so you can prepare for your stay. He met us when we arrived and was more than accomodating. The flat is so comfortable; a lovely place to relax after a long day of touring. We will definitely use this place again and recommend it to anyone visiting London!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Arianna, I am glad you had a great time and I certainly look forward to welcoming you again.
All the best, Neil
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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

HOST AND PLACE EXCEEDING ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 out of 5
Feeling like home while on holiday, that is the feeling Neil helped us achieve by beeing a helpful host from the minute we started to communicate about renting his perfect appartment. He answered all our questions quickly by mail, sms or telephone and nothing was impossible. We arrived late at night and we were so happy that breakfast for the first morning was provided with an extra treat, a well tasting bottle of Prosecco:-) to start celebrate our vacation. We had a wonderful holiday five nights in the appartment with our two sons 10 and 12. The appartment is very clean and well furnished with everything you need, we didnt miss anything. We liked the Sherlook Holmes theme in everything from lamps, dvd:s, books, posters on the walls to coffecups and there is even a pipe but not a smell of smoke in the appartment:-) Towels and bathrobes are the best quality, soft and thick. Flying with Ryan air the washingmashine was really convenient and we fell in love with the red Espresso machine. The kids loved the wifi and netflix and slept really well on the sofabed in the living room. To be in a big city is a quiet street at night. It is easy to get around with good transportation bus or underground just around the corner. 5 minutes walk to Regents park if you feel for a walk or run in the morning.... We will definitely come back and recommend Neils apartment to all our friends because its excceded our expectations by all means!

Thank you also for booking the minivan for our trip to Liverpool stn when we were leaving Neil.

The Schmidts from Sweden
  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review :-)
I look forward to seeing you again soon,
All the best, Neil
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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
4

IDEAL APARTMENT FOR LONDON

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed for one week in January.
Lovely warm,well equipped,centrally located apartment.
We were greeted by Neil and it was a nice touch to have a 'welcome pack' of basic provisions provided.
Well situated for easy travel by foot,tube or bus.
Would definitely stay again next time we are in London.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I look forward to seeing you again,
Best regards, Neil
business
Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

GREAT STAY!!

  • 5 out of 5
I was happy that I picked Neil’s property because the apartment was clean and it's in great location. Neil's very professional and his hospitality made our visit more memorable.

Booking process: Communications with Neil was great and he was prompt to respond to all my emails.

Location: Very convenient and very close to tube station Marylebone and Baker street station. Both are within 5 minutes walking which is a great plus after a long day walking. Easy to reach bus station on Marylebone Road too.

Eat/Shopping: About 10 minutes walking distance to French Bakery, Paul. Within 20 minutes walking to reach Oxford street. Easy access to grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants from the property.
If you are fan of Sherlock Holmes, the museum is within 5 minutes walking distance as well.

Apartment: Clean and cozy. Good size for 2 adults with one young kid. Might also work with 2 young kids. Bed is comfortable. Neil also kindly prepared some breads, eggs and water during our stay.

We had a great time during our visit. Thank you, Neil!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review!
I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Best Regards, Neil
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Easy access to all London Airports
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Marylebone and Baker Street Stations nearby
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Wood Marylebone
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many Restaurants within a few minutes walk
Car: not necessary

The Flat is located within easy walking distance of both Marylebone and Baker Street Stations.

It is within walking distance of Madame Tussauds, The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Regents Park, The London Business School, Lords Cricket Ground, St Johns Wood, Maida Vale, Little Venice, The Shops and Restaurants of Edgware Road and Londons West End with all the shopping, Restaurants and Entertainment you could wish for.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Marylebone , Westminster and West End

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
£550
for 4 nights
From
£130
£810
 
 
Summer 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£170
£1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£150
£940
£3,030
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Notes A payment of 25% will confirm your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your reservation.
There is a security deposit of £200 which will be refunded within 7 days of your stay.
I can accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card via HomeAway or direct bank transfer.
There will be a extra charge if you are arriving at the property after 8pm
£20 per hour from 8pm and £50 per hour after midnight

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 Marylebone in Westminster and West End

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Compact bathroom with bath and over bath shower, toilet, washbasin and bathroom cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa easily converts to double bed, sleeps two adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel Cot is available, suitable for children up to 3 years
  • Bright and airy bedroom with comfortable double bed, large wardrobe, full length mirror, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. All Bed linens and Towels are provided. Travel cot is available if required. Leather sofa in living room easily converts to double bed, sleeps two adults. Bedding stored in footstool.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
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