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COMFORTABLE BUDGET APARTMENT, QUIET LOCATION,RIGHT IN THE VERY CENTRE OF LONDON

Janet

Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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COMFORTABLE BUDGET APARTMENT, QUIET LOCATION,RIGHT IN THE VERY CENTRE OF LONDON

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Bloomsbury - Bloomsbury Two Bed Number 7

Two Bedrooms, Kitchen, Shower- Room, Small Sitting Area

This is a very central apartment yet with a budget price-tag (rare!) located in a quiet 'mews' (cobbled London street) which is attractive and has a real feel of London history. This apartment is ideal for people arriving from Heathrow airport, as it is just two minutes from Russell Square Tube station (honestly!) which is on the only direct Tube line from Heathrow. So it's a really easy journey to your very central accommodation. It's also ideal for arrivals on the Eurostar to St Pancras as it's just an 8 minute walk away down a straight road, or one stop on the Tube.

Our apartment is right in the heart of London, and is within walking distance of most of the tourist sights. It's in a great area - there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants just a few minute's walk away, and a choice of three supermarkets around the corner.

We have just started renting it, so everything inside - the furniture, beds, furnishings, linen etc - are all brand new. The apartment is offered at a budget price because we haven't had the chance to gain any reviews yet, and also because it is in an historic building so the bathroom and kitchen facilities are not new - but are perfectly adequate. So you don't get 'swanky' but you don't get 'costly' either!

The apartment is in a building with just two flats. It is on the first floor (in the UK that means up one flight of stairs). The interior has lots of character, and has a beautiful original oak floor throughout. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character of the apartment.

There are two good-sized double bedrooms, one with king size Rococco bed (5 foot) and one with a double bed. There is also a folding bed suitable for a child and very comfortable, which can be placed in one of the bedrooms. We have chosen lovely beds and high quality mattresses, good linens, soft Egyptian cotton towels and stylish furnishings, so you will have everything you require to get a hotel level of comfort. Both bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, bedside tables, lamps and bedside rugs. We also provide soft dressing gowns.

There is a main living room, containing the sitting area, kitchenette, and dining area. The sitting area may be small but it's cosy with three-seater sofa, coffee table and satellite TV. Please note, if you are a larger group and all want to watch tv together you may need to use the dining chairs as well as the sofa.

The dining table seats four, but will pull out to seat more. There are five dining chairs.

The small kitchenette isn't new but it is very well equipped so that if you want to self-cater you can cook to your heart's content! We have provided plenty of attractive white crockery, serving dishes, nice glassware and loads of pans, cutlery and utensils. There is a microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, big fridge-freezer and a washer dryer for laundry.

The flat is well heated with a very efficient gas central heating system. In summer it has the advantage of windows on either side, which provide a good flow of air.

We provide free wifi and the broadband signal is strong, reliable and super fast.

So you can see it offers excellent value for money, especially for families or two couples and it's particularly attractive for two friends who need separate rooms but can't afford the high prices of a more roomy or more swanky apartment.

Our location, on an historic London 'mews' street, has loads of history and character. Because this is a narrow cobblestoned street it has no through traffic, so it's astonishingly quiet for a place to stay which is right in the centre.

Bloomsbury is famous for its garden squares and mews, making it one of the most expensive residential areas in the centre of London. It was just the same centuries ago, when the wealthy intellectuals chose Bloomsbury as THE place to live. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner from the apartment, while Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lytton Strachey, and John Maynard Keynes lived in some of the squares nearby. Even Gandhi chose Bloomsbury for his home during his time in London. This is a place that is steeped in history, and you will see many blue plates on the sides of houses as you walk around the streets, telling you who lived there.

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. The residents tend to have huge urns of flowers and window boxes to decorate their homes.

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 Theatre land 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 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 carefully furnished and decorated the apartment to this 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!

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
Janet (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English

About Janet

Hello, I'm Janet and I've had a busy life as a journalist and running my own small company. But I'm now taking a bit more time for myself, so running this apartment gives me something to do without taking up all my time. Even so, I've always been a perfectionist - I like everything to work like clockwork, so I think my basic personality and skills are just right for offering this sort of service.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Janet chose Bloomsbury

I love mews streets and I love history. If I go abroad and need to find somewhere to stay I would much rather choose a place with some historical interest, some sense of character, than choose a bland hotel. This apartment is definitely not bland!

What makes this apartment unique

The street is quiet yet it's right in the centre so that you can walk to see the sights. That's pretty rare in Central London Also we only charge a modest price because the interior is not brand new and the living area is fairly tight for space. So it's a good compromise if you really want to be central but can't afford the high prices of other 'swanky' apartments.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Comfortable Budget Apartment, Quiet Location,Right In The Very Centre Of London
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Comfortable Budget Apartment, Quiet Location,Right In The Very Centre Of London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1537430
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Wonderful flat in perfect location

  • 5 out of 5
We traveled to London for our first international vacation with a toddler. This location can't be beat - one direct tube line from Heathrow airport and literally 2 minutes walk from the Russell Square tube station. From the first inquiry to our stay, Jan was prompt, kind, and wonderful to work with. Jan met us herself at the flat and was a gracious host, always available by phone/email, and so helpful! The flat was exactly as described - very comfortable beds, plenty of storage in the bedrooms, clean, well stocked kitchen, wifi, and very quiet at night. The sitting area was small as described, but we were mainly out and about sightseeing, so it didn't matter. The neighborhood was a delight to explore. There's a small shopping center nearby with a grocery store, which made it super convenient to do some cooking at the flat. The flat was close enough to major attractions, so one could walk if desired - it was easy for us to walk with our tot in a stroller to Trafalgar Square, Parliament/Westminster, Buckingham Palace/St James Park, Soho, Leicester Square, etc. I highly recommend this property!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased everything turned out so well for your trip. I remember you were concerned about whether the accommodation would be suitable with your toddler, and quite reasonably you asked lots of questions beforehand....so I'm really glad it was right for you. I do think one of the big advantages of this flat is the very easy journey in from Heathrow, so thank you for highlighting that. Many thanks for this lovely review and I hope others find it helpful.
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Comfortable Budget Apartment, Quiet Location,Right In The Very Centre Of London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1537430
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 out of 5
My son and I stayed for 10 days in Jan's apartment and enjoyed it very much. The location is ideal for a first time visit to London, being only a two minute walk from the Russell Square underground station and a five minute walk from the British Museum. In the other direction, a short walk takes you to St. Pancras station with connections via train to almost anywhere. The apartment is half a block from the Bloomsbury Shopping Centre and we highly recommend the Waitrose grocery store, which Jan kindly told us about. The apartment is cozy, the bedrooms are very comfortable and quiet, and the kitchen perfect for making our breakfast before heading out for another day of adventure! Jan was a wonderful host throughout. She was very easy to reach by email ahead of our visit, during our stay when we had questions, and she even assisted me after our visit when my PayPal account had a glitch in it! Jan met us when we arrived and showed us all the features of the apartment and checked back in to make sure we were happily settled in. A detailed handbook accompanied the TV remotes which was most helpful. Jan even suggested some local pubs to us; Skinners Arms, a two minute walk, was our favorite. I highly recommend this great apartment, so close to everything but with the feeling of being tucked away from the noise and bustle of downtown. Thank you so much, Jan, for all you did to make this a perfect place to stay during our dream vacation!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have given such a lot of helpful advice to others...thank you for saying such nice things and for taking the time to write such a careful and useful review.
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Comfortable Budget Apartment, Quiet Location,Right In The Very Centre Of London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1537430
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
West coast USA
5

Excellent Location, Comfortable Apartment

  • 5 out of 5
Location is perfect, minutes to the tube, train station, museums and restaurants. Excellent apartment with a quiet mews location. It has two spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds.
The owners are friendly and very accommodating.
Highly recommended. Will stay again.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you were so happy with everything. It makes all the hard work worthwhile!
business
Comfortable Budget Apartment, Quiet Location,Right In The Very Centre Of London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1537430
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Lovely Mews in a great location

  • 5 out of 5
My niece and I stayed a week in Jan's apartment and enjoyed our stay very much.
The place was charming and cosy as well as very clean, comfortable and well equipped.
Jan was there to great us when we arrived and kept in touch with us during our stay to ensure everything was fine.
Both bedrooms were quite large and both beds were very comfortable. My niece took the 'blue' bedroom with the amazing headboard and she felt like a princess all week!
Of course being so close to Russell Square tube station was very practical but we also walked a lot as Covent Garden or Oxford Circus can be easily reached by foot as well.
My niece and I were in London for a girls' shopping trip and enjoyed everything about our stay.
I'm so glad I was able to rent Jan's place as it was perfect for us!
And what a treat to be able to stay in a Mews!
Many thanks Jan
Corinne
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this very detailed review. it will be helpful for others to read and so understand a bit more about the size and quality of the flat and its central location. You were wonderful guests (your niece is such a lucky girl to have a generous aunty like you!!!) so I'm really glad your trip was such a success.
business
Comfortable Budget Apartment, Quiet Location,Right In The Very Centre Of London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1537430
+44 -07952611446
Bloomsbury Camden & Covent Garden
5

Amazing location and excellent value for money!

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived at Heathrow and took the tube to Russel Square which was a two minute walk to the apartment. Jan, the host, was there to meet us and tell us all about the area. She really looked after us during our stay. The apartment is beautifully furnished and big enough for our family of 5. My wife and I took the blue room, which we loved and the children took the spare room. Our eldest had to use the fold up bed but it was perfectly comfortable and suited him just fine! The location was the best part for us. We were so close to all the sights that we hardly ever had to use public transport, we could walk everywhere. There was a great supermarket down the road too which made it very easy to cook for ourselves. We loved London and if we ever get the chance to come back we'll be booking this apartment again. Many thanks Jan. Jim, US
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review. You were one of our first guests, and this is the first review, so I hope it helps others to understand the real "winner" with this apartment is the fantastic central location.and the easy journey from Heathrow airport....and we are so glad you liked the decor!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
'Friend at Hand' wonderful traditional pub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Pancras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Euston Road
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Carluccios
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in Bloomsbury, a lovely residential part of central London. famous for its inspiring Georgian buildings, often arranged in large squares around beautiful public gardens. It's a well-to-do but lively area with great restaurants and cafe's and a distinct 'buzz'. The British Museum is in the heart of Bloomsbury, as well as Dicken's home in Doughty Street. Covent Garden is the neighbouring area and very close. But Bloomsbury is also the perfect location if you plan to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Oxford street - they are all in walking distance or if you're not a good walker then they are only one or two stops on the Tube (metro).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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
 
Autumn 2014
1 Oct 2014 - 15 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£950
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
16 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 6 nights
From
£230
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
6 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 6 nights
From
£175
£1,000
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
29 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
13 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
10 night minimum stay
£2,286
for 10 nights
£1,600
£6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
1 Oct 2015 - 15 Dec 2015
6 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 6 nights
From
£180
£1,100
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
16 Dec 2015 - 6 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£750
£4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes 2 and 3 day stays are accepted where they fit with another booking and will be subject to £80 admin fee
Check-in from 2pm. Earlier check-in possible at no extra charge, subject to previous guests' departure time
Very early/very late arrivals can be met at an 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
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed is 5 foot with quality mattress and comforter
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Can also put the folding bed in here for a child
  • Both bedrooms are fairly equal, though one has a slightly larger bed. They are both well equipped with wardrobes, bedside tables with drawers, lamps, and there are blinds at the windows as well as curtains. We provide dressing gowns.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
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