In a secluded secret garden, this outstandingly elegant garden house has all you could desire for a London holiday. Free fibre-optic wifi 160 mbps. Washer-dryer. Furnished with fine Georgian antique furniture, it is a very unique and personal space.
This small flat is completely private and self contained. It is however attached to a studio which my daughter and I use occasionally as an art studio.
Check in is normally from 3.30 pm and check out by 11.00am. You can arrive, by arrangement, from midday to leave your bags or sit in the garden whilst the cleaner prepares the apartment.
Close to the centre and transport links. A wonderful romantic location for a holiday.
The bedroom is spacious enough to include a sofa, all overlooking the tranquillity of the garden and pond.
The kitchen is filled with unusual details, and includes a dining area to seat five.
The paved area by the pond has exclusive use, but the main grassed area is shared with the main house, although it is very rare for anyone to use it. The lower floor of the main house has it's own private patio area, screened by plants from your view. This flat shares the access through the garden door.
The small flat is very luxurious, with a high quality king sized bed (US queen size, 5 foot wide), and charming antique furniture.
We are only 4 or 5 minutes walk from the Caledonian Road tube on the Piccadilly line. This is by far the most convenient underground line for access to the major museums and galleries of London and a direct line to Heathrow Airport (one hour). Here's a little chart:
2 stops to Russell square: British Museum.
4 stops to Covent Garden: National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House (Courtauld Gallery), Sir John Soane Museum, Theatre area.
6 stops to Piccadilly Circus: Royal Academy. Shopping in Bond Street etc..
7 stops to Green Park: Spencer House, Princess Diana's family's 18th c House (quite amazing, only open Sunday afternoons, so book in advance). The Ritz hotel for tea, and across Green Park to Buckingham Palace.
10 stops to South Kensington: V&A, Science, and Natural History Museum. Hyde park.
However for Tate Modern, or Britain, you have to change lines.
It takes about 2 minutes per stop.
There's also a bus stop 200 metres from the flat.
There are many local restaurants, and bars. The nearest is Shillibeers, about 200 metres away, and great for informal eating, drinking and dancing.
Here is a quote from a review posted a few years ago when the property was last used as a holiday location:
“A Country idyll in London - near perfect.”
'What a great place- I can't recommend enough! We could hardly bear to leave.
We booked Hartham Road for a birthday weekend for my partner. We had wanted to take a cottage in the country but one of our friends had to be in London so we thought we would try and find a piece of the country in London.
So what a bit of luck to find an an extraordinary artists studio converted, by a labour of love, into a cottage built in a C-Shape around a delightful Arcadian garden [complete with pond, folly and sculpture].
The house has a wonderful cosy back bedroom, clean and well appointed bathroom, an eat in kitchen [with great china] and a lovely window seat .
It is also incredibly peaceful. Sat in the studio or garden you would have no clue you were five minutes from Caledonian Road Tube. It would be the ideal balm to a day seeing the sites in London G and T's on the terrace, cosy dinner in the kitchen and drift away in the bedroom.
It is one of those places so good you only want to recommend to your really good friends - so shh- don't tell anyone unless they are really special.'