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MARY POPPINS PENTHOUSE FLAT, VIEWS ALL ACROSS LONDON

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MARY POPPINS PENTHOUSE FLAT, VIEWS ALL ACROSS LONDON

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Barking & Dagenham - Elthorne Court

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Live like a Londoner in a stylish and comfortable flat at the top of a Victorian mansion block in a real London neighbourhood. From every window you can see the London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, Canary Wharf, and the Houses of Parliament. Run downstairs for a paper, and breakfast over The Times or Guardian as you imagine Mary Poppins sweeping past, watch Londoners rushing to work in the street below, check the skyline for weather conditions (it can rain in London on a moment's notice), lazily planning your day's excursion using the myriad of guide books and maps on hand in the flat.

And please do not neglect to think about a day-trip to Paris - the brand new St. Pancras International station, home to the longest champagne bar in Europe, is 5 short stops away from the flat. Take an early-morning train, be in Paris by mid-morning, have lunch and dinner there, and be back by nightfall. And the flat is 2 minutes from the tube when you arrive back in your neighbourhood.

The flat is like a theatre set in so many ways, and is the kind of place where you can play any dramatic role you like. A painter spent a month there recently, capturing the London skyline with her brush, a writer found his creative juices to be flowing when he put fingers to keyboard and turned out an article which has been accepted for publication. A Los Angeles film producer found it to be the perfect place in which to woo potential investors, romantics continue to love the sensuality of the flat, and families refer to it simply as 'The Mary Poppins Flat' - you will see why when you view the photos.

Guest book comments have been: 'After a week of travelling, we finally arrived here - it was such a surprise! Serene, comfortable, well appointed, and most of all, very, very thoughtfully presented & created. We loved our stay here & will remember it ....; The flat is amazing, it's very comfortable and made us feel right at home....; Everything was bright and full of light, very relaxing ....; .'

Comfortable, queen-size bedroom, top floor apartment. Ideal for a family of four, two couples, corporate travelers, visiting academics, or those working in London on a short-term basis. We can arrange to have a cab meet you at the airport for much less than a black cab will cost you. Once you arrive, you are on top of the world and can relax with a complimentary basket of nourishing snacks before setting out into one of the most exciting cities in the world!

The apartment occupies one third of the top floor of a Victorian 'mansion block' only two minutes from one of the most convenient tube lines, the Northern Line. The station is Archway in Zone Two, and is just four stops from the major hub Euston Station, and just seven stops from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus and West End theatres in the heart of London - only 12 minutes by tube. Location, location, location... featured prominently in the choice of this flat purchase.

But location was not everything. The feeling of peace and tranquility upon opening the front door is overpowering in this flat. For one thing, it is on the fifth (top) floor of an absolutely gorgeous building, and is completely quiet. Apartment has Wireless High-Speed Internet, and a wonderful sound system which works with your MP3 player, iPod, or the music on your computer.

The light wooden floors and partly open-plan style give it a London loft feel. Combine this with ultra-modern dome-shaped windows, wonderful natural light by day, beautiful lighting at night, light-coloured decor, and comfortable furniture, and you have the perfect setting for relaxation following a busy day of either work or pleasure.

The bed is American queen-size (British king-size) and oh-so-comfortable, and the sofa-bed in the living room is a generous double. There are ample closets, and a wonderful power shower, and bathtub in which to relax. Cooking in the well-equipped kitchen (including microwave) is easy, efficient, and fun.

There is a huge grocery store directly across the street, a wine store downstairs, dry cleaner across the street, and several restaurants and pubs in the area, including Dick Whittington's pub.

Legend has it that Dick Whittington, a poor country boy, came to London with his cat seeking his fortune in 1350. When he reached Highgate Hill, he lost heart and turned to go back home. Then he heard the bells of London ringing out saying 'Turn again, Dick Whittington, three times Lord Mayor of London.'

He came back to London, became a Mercer, and did indeed become London's Lord Mayor three times. Just up the street is a statue of Dick and his cat, on the grounds of the Whittington Hospital in the beautiful green space of Whittington Park.

Keywords: Apartment, Flat, Condo

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
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About The Owner

I am a Canadian academic who loves London - my area is eighteenth-century British history. I bought the flat so that I could live there and research during one of my sabbaticals. It has been a little bit of heaven now and then for my family and me to be able to stay there. However, more often than not, we cannot be there, and it is a pleasure to be able to communicate with so many wonderful people to help them set up their visits, and to share my Mary Poppins flat with others.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Barking & Dagenham

This was the perfect flat for me - it is only 4 stops from King's Cross/British Library, is only 1 1/2 minutes from the tube station, is in a real London neighbourhood with an art college beside it, and when the real estate agent opened the door to the flat for the first time, I stared in wonder at the incredible views - never had I seen such a sight. And to this day, when I turn the key in the door and open it, I smile at the beauty of the flat and am in awe of the view. The flat has a wonderfully peaceful, serene feel, and is in an aesthetically pleasing Victorian mansion block.

What makes this apartment unique

I love lifting my head slightly off the pillow in the morning to check out the colour of the sky, and the glow of the sun on the rooftops or the pounding of the rain on the windows. I love dressing quickly and running downstairs to purchase a London Times at the newsstand below, I love running back upstairs to make my coffee, sipping it at the kitchen table while I watch the Londoners below moving briskly toward the tube as they head into work. I love finishing breakfast and loading the half-size, but excellent quality dishwasher. I love joining the throng of Londoners on the tube as I make my way to the theatre, museums, libraries and archives. I love the sights and sounds of the city as experienced in the flat; I love the restaurants on the same block as the flat – 2 of them (Mediterranean and Italian) brand new and always busy, and all the amenities in the neighbourhood. I also love living next door to one of the campuses of London's noted art college - Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts. They moved there only a year ago, and contribute so much to the vibrant neighbourhood. I also love the new street market just across the street on Saturdays, where food and antique vendors come from all across England. Pick up your fresh cheese, artisan breads, pastries, locally-grown vegetables, and the like. Yes, this is a great neighbourhood in which to live.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am the property owner, and am adding this comment just to get us started. I

have rented my properties in London and Canada through vrbo for several

years, but have never had a guest book. I am beginning to think that this is

important, though, and so, with the writer's permission, am providing the first

entry.



The following comment is from a female from Los Angeles who spent four

weeks in the flat recently.



"I had a magical time in London and did not want to leave. As I told you and

Naomi, the flat was a lovely, comforting place. I had the feeling that someone

had been very happy there. I don't see how they could not have been. I am

truly so glad I was able to stay in it."



D. H., Los Angeles
Apr 2006
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 71 holidaymaker reviews

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Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 71 reviews
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Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
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Barking & Dagenham London
5

Love it

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed one week in August in this apartment and we loved it :-).
The Apartment is very beautiful and
in a view steps is a tube station from which you can experience London.
And also nice is the contact with Lynn who was always friendly and helpful :-).
As well as the nice reception at the apartment of the cute couples.
It was a wonderful time in London and we loved it !
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52647vb
-+1 902 440 3642
Barking & Dagenham London
5

Fun for one!

  • 5 out of 5
My daughter stayed in this flat for a week in May. She came down from Scotland on the train - her arrival time was not clear but Cathy and Lynn were helpful and patient about that and easy to stay in touch with via cellphone and email. The tube is close and getting anywhere in London is easy. It is close enough to the center that a taxi from King's Cross was not even expensive.

My daughter loved, loved, loved this flat! She loved the brightness and being able to look out of the big windows all around. The area is totally safe - Highgate Cemetery is walking distance from the flat and had been on her list of "must see's" for a long time.

She was happy to be able to eat "in" most of the time as that saved her time and money! We would 100% recommend this flat to anyone and would go back ourselves in a heartbeat!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52647vb
-+1 902 440 3642
Barking & Dagenham London
Alberta, Canada
5

Amazing experience start to finish

  • 5 out of 5
This was my second stay in this flat and my husbands first. It was as charming and lovely as I remembered. The flat is well equipped and clean. I walked on the floors barefoot, and I'm a clean freak so that has never happened before. Lynn was great to deal with, after booking the flat my boss messed with our dates and it was no trouble to shorten our stay. The location is good, steps away from a subway that takes you everywhere you need to go. I would absolutely recommend this flat for anyone who doesn't mind some stairs.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52647vb
-+1 902 440 3642
Barking & Dagenham London
Manitoba, Canada
4

Stairway to windows

  • 4 out of 5
We have stayed in VRBO's in Mexico, Panama, USA and one in London; this one is among the nicer ones. The online info and pictures are accurate; Lynn was very responsive to inquiries and provided detailed information via email. The flat is light, airy and comfortably furnished, with a very nice view over rooftops to central London. The starter food pack made this VRBO a standout- coffee, milk, bread, fruit, cheese in addition to basic condiments. The kitchen and bathroom are well equipped; the Internet was reliable. Grocery stores and some interesting restaurants are nearby; Archway Tube station is within a 5 minute walk. Locations of popular visitor interest require quite a walk, or a bus or Tube ride. The flat demands physical fitness- 92 steps to the 6th floor, a bit of a climb into and out of the tub.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
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Barking & Dagenham London
Amarillo, Texas
5

A Fling Before Senior Year

  • 5 out of 5
I traveled to England with my dearest friend, my daughter and her dearest friend. The two teens will be beginning their senior year in high school this fall. This flat was perfect!!! We were very close to the Tube stop to catch a ride to anywhere we wanted to visit. I am a heavy, older woman, and even with the 89 steps to the apartment (every single day), it was worth it and I would do it again! Even though the flat is 1 bedroom, we found it to be very roomy for 4 people. My favorite part was breakfast every morning before the big window in the kitchen. We loved our trip and will be talking about it for years. The apartment was clean and comfortable. If you are planning a trip to London, it would be worth your while to stay here. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Mary Poppins Penthouse flat, Views all Across London
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p52647vb
-+1 902 440 3642
Barking & Dagenham London
Big Bear Lake California
5

Great Getaway for couples!

  • 5 out of 5
This was my husband's and my second visit to England and first time to stay here. The flat lived up to all our expectations: very spacious feel and wonderful views, great bathroom with instant hot water, ample storage and shelving, good ventilation with windows and fans. We stayed during the last part of the big heat wave in July and even though being on the sixth floor,it did not get overly hot inside. Because of having to leave the windows open in the heat, we had a bit more street noise than normal but it was not a big issue. We ate at many restaurants within two blocks and they are great food and great value.
Harlans(?) for Turkish, Red Rose Tandoori for Indian, Archway Kebab for inexpensive meals.
Internet Cafe right across the street if you need to print out passes to attractions or shows, laundry facility a few doors down with good dryers, close to tube and Number 17 bus to Kings Cross. The bus makes a nice change from the underground which can be crowded and hot at rush hour.
Lynn and Cathy are very friendly and easy to work with. Our security deposit was refunded within a week and we will recommend this place to anyone we know planning to visit London.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Professional theatre in the West End cannot be surpassed, the Opera at Covent Garden is fantastic, and Premier League professional Football (American and Canadian soccer) games are held throughout London on a regular basis. All this is so easy to access from the flat.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Barking & Dagenham, London

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Winter Rates
1 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£450
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£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £125
Notes There is a Cleaning Fee of an extra £85, and a refundable security deposit of£125.

We accept PayPal which includes Visa, or you can do a wire transfer. Many banks now offer international online transfers - very convenient. Special rates for return visitors, and for stays longer than 2 weeks. Check-in 3pm, check-out 10am.
The cost is £695 GBP per week, and £135GBP for each night over 7 and under 14.

If it is fewer than 7 nights you would like to have, it is 150 GBP per night for 4-6 nights, and 165 GBP per night for 3 nights.

January to April rates are £650/wk, £150/nt for 3-night minimum length of stay, £140/nt for 4-6 nights

1/4 of rent + £125 security deposit due when booking, remainder 3 wks before visit
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Barking & Dagenham in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Extremely comfortable, American-designed and built bed with best-quality mattress. The British bed size for this bed is king., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable bed (Not the kind with a bar in your back!), and 2 single duvets for those who do not really want to sleep with brother/sister/friend - you can wrap yourself in it and feel you are sleeping by yourself. This is the European way!
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Notes:
Secured Wireless Broadband High-Speed Internet Connection, Wireless Sound System for MP3 Player, IPod or to listen to music on your Computer - please bring your own laptop and MP3 Player/IPod, Fireplace (non-working), Modern Flat Screen TV, Iron, Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher
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