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Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Kings Cross - 6 Handel St.WC1

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

This bright, elegant Georgian (1760's) apartment is your perfect pied-a-terre in Central London. Situated in Handel St. a quiet, tree lined side street just off Brunswick Sq. in the heart of Bloomsbury, the flat is barely five minutes walk from Russell Square tube (Piccadilly line) or the red double decker buses on Woburn Place/Southampton Row. A pleasant ten minute walk though Russell Sq Gardens and you're at the British Museum and UCL Campus or walk North to Euston Rd for the British Library and St Pancras (Eurostar). To the South (two tube stops) or 20 minutes walk, takes you to Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Ave and the West End theatres.

The whole building was completely refurbished in 2005 and this first floor flat (US second floor) is a charming place to return to after a busy day of sight seeing or shopping. Retaining the original marble fireplace and painted wooden shutters, the high ceilings and long Georgian windows give a feeling of space and light whilst modern, quality furniture ensures your comfort. All has been recently painted in cool grey with white woodwork with deep pile fitted carpet throughout.

The queen-size bed has pocket spring mattress and the sofa bed is very comfortable. The arm chairs are of cream leather, the kitchen area is fully equipped and the pull-out dining table can seat four or more if necessary. The bathroom, newly refurbished in 2013 now has a full walk in shower with 'deluge' shower head, heated marble tiled floor, heated towel rail, toilet and basin. The separate utility/laundry room on the landing has a sink, washer and dryer, iron/board and room to store luggage.

The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsburys new High St. is moments away and affords great grocery shopping at gourmet supermarket Waitrose, two Chemists, a Starbucks, plus an interesting Farmers Market on Weds and Sats serving great street food! The arty Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema has been newly rebuilt, now having six screens and couple of bars .

Travel to the flat is excellent with Heathrow barely an hour away, straight through on the Piccadilly line. Also easy to get to Euston, Marylebone and Paddington for trains. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 10 minutes walk or one tube stop. Liverpool St.(Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are a short ride away by cab, all of which give this bijou 'home away from home' the advantage of a most central location whilst enjoying a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood setting.

A recent visitor from VA says...'we LOVED the flat. The location was superb, we fell in love with Waitrose and enjoyed walking in the gardens nearby. The light was wonderful and the history of the house fascinating, we had never seen windows with shutters like that! You had thought of everything - the advantage of you the owners living here part of the time is that it is so well equipped and comfortable. We definitely want to come again.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Judith Loft
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2016
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About Judith Loft

Judith and Ed live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Judith is a Brit who lived and worked for many years in London before meeting Ed in Rome one sunny morning in June 1994! They were married in London 1995 and she moved permanently to the USA. However...her family, children and grandchildren all live in London, with eldest daughter and family in Brussels. Having their own base in central London was something they wanted to have when Ed retired and now they are able to spend about three months every year in their own lovely little pied-a-terre on Handel St.

Judith Loft purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Judith Loft chose Camden & Covent Garden

We wanted a flat that was as central as we could afford, with easy access by tube and by foot to theaters, museums and with good local shopping. We stayed at the Russell Sq Hotel for a few nights to attend a family wedding and realized the area answered all these criteria. Quite by chance we found the property in nearby Handel St. It was in the process of being refurbished and the flats just coming on the market. It didn't take long to decide that we wanted to buy. The building itself is lovely, 1760's Georgian with long windows looking out onto a quiet side street. A plus is an easy walk to the British Museum, British Library, St. Pancras and yet moments from neccesary good shopping!

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is amazingly convenient for all the urban delights offered by being in such a central situation. The nearby Brunswick Centre re-opened recently with it's fun shops and restaurants and The British Museum is a 10 minute stroll across Russell Sq. But the extra bonus is the Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras. In ten minutes or so you can wheel your bag up to the check in, hop on the early morning train and 2 hours later enjoy a mid morning coffee and croissant in Paris or Brussels!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 60 reviews
5

Handel Street Had Me at "Hello"

  • 5 of 5

Hoped to find Bloomsbury haven for reunion with college roommate. Handel Street apartment proved a winner. Street has no through traffic — remarkably quiet for London. Area is real neighborhood with park and small shopping mall around central courtyard. As women we felt safe walking home late at night from nearby tube station.

Apartment is both comfortable and well-maintained. Kitchen outfitted with high-end appliances. WiFi worked well. Large windows flood light into kitchen and living room; dandy shutters keep it private at night.

Everything you need to know about apartment and neighborhood are in apartment's handy manual. We appreciated referral to Trusted Driver John ("TD John," we call him.) TD John is the man for early morning airport runs when carting too much home (that would be me).

Rental process was smooth; we thank both Judith and Antonia.

I'd suggest three people as max fit. That's American sizing, probably not a fair measure considering London's standard doll-sized hotel rooms.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anne for your very kind AND comprehensive review re. our little pied a terre in Handel St! You must come again sometime soon! Best Regards Judith
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5

Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three weeks and it was perfect for our holiday. It was comfortable, clean, quiet and well equiped. A Waitrose supermarket is close by as is a tube station. Restaurants are within easy walking distance (Ciao Bella was a particular favourite). For rainy days the British Museum is 5 minutes away with frequent free tours.

The booking process was easy and communication was clear and prompt. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy flat on Handel Street

  • 4 of 5

Great location for this flat. Next door to a nice shopping center. Only a 5 minute walk to Russell Square Tube and 10 mins to Kings Cross station.

Flat has a nice kitchen, updated bathroom, and ample size living room. Bedroom is quiet and bed is comfy.

Laundry facility was very convenient and easy to use.

The flat was clean and well maintained.

Great customer service from Judith and Antonia.

Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Handel St. Best, Judith
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4

Comfortable and well located

  • 4 of 5

Nice flat in Bloomsbury - near British Museum. Very comfortable and clean. Wifi reception excellent. Light filled and very quiet, close to shopping mall. Public transport close - everything you need for a good visit to London.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive view of our flat in London. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, Best, Judith
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5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned form our third stay at Handel Street. We have only positive things to say. As this is the owners' residence part of the year, it has everything you would need and the quality of the furnishings is high. The flat is sunny, clean, up-to-date, and comfortable. The street and neighborhood are quiet and pleasurable. The Waitrose supermarket is only a block away, and the efficient kitchen is great for preparing your own meals. The location is perfect for getting anywhere by foot, bus, or Underground. The owners are great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your your nice review..am so glad you enjoyed coming again to our little place in Handel St. As you say, each time you come you discover more, whether old historical haunts or some of the brand new builds! Many thanks , Judith
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5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved the convenience of the apartment. We could walk to local restaurants, museums, etc., but we were also close to the Underground.

The apartment had everthing we needed. It was great to have the ability to do laundry, make a cup of tea, and have some room to spread out.

There was a very helpful notebook that answered any questions about the apartment and London.

We had a great time in London and staying in the apartment was a big part of us loving our trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind review of our pied a terre in Handel St. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay , many thanks, Judith
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Waitrose
Nearest Point of Interest
London Heathrow Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
King's Cross St. Pancras station
Nearest Point of Interest
The British Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
The British Library
Nearest Point of Interest
West End Theatre District
Car: not necessary

A small quiet street yet moments from excellent grocery shopping, selection of good restaurants serving international foods, delightful parks and very good local and international transport connections.

Only four tube stops to Piccadilly, barely twenty minutes walk to Convent Garden, Soho, theaters and under ten to British Museum, British Library, or St Pancras Intl. for Eurostar to Paris or Brussels.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kings Cross, Camden & Covent Garden

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 7 nights
£1,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 7 nights
£1,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 7 nights
£1,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 7 nights
£1,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 7 nights
£1,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £59
Refundable Damage Deposit £236

One week minimum stay for 60+ day advance booking; Otherwise five night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kings Cross in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • 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) Pocket spring mattresss, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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