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Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Judith Loft
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

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 Kings Cross

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Kings Cross around the King's Cross

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & 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
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

Reviews

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Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury
average rating of 4.95 based on 80 reviews
Indiana
5

excellent flate, perfect location, expert management

  • 5 of 5

We hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review. Short sharp and very much to the point! Much appreciated, Judith
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5

Clean, comfortable, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The apartment had everything we needed, was set up comfortably, and was a lovely environment. We especially loved the neighborhood. It was quaint, quiet, non-touristy, and so convenient to the underground station, to shopping and restaurants, and any services we could possibly need. Judith and Antonia were so nice to work with and were very patient with us as we ran into some self-induced snags right at the beginning. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good for family

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location!!! We are very blessed to find this place. It's super close to Russell square tube station, Euston, King's Cross, and St Pan. All within walking distance!!! There's a huge supermarket only 1-2 mins WALK.

We travelled with a child, so having an equppied kitchen and being close to a supermarket are very important.

The pullout sofa bed was very comfortable for two ppl.

The apartment is very clean.

We will for sure to come back if we visit London again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Conveniently located and lovely flat

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in the flat. It was so convenient to everything. The flat is lovely and has everything to make you feel at home. Thank you Antonia, Judith and Ed. Special thanks to Antonia for fast response to a couple questions I had. Looking forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Maggie for your kind review..so glad you enjoyed our bijou ‘home from home’ on Handel St! We’d love to see you again....best, Judith
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5

Nice location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Nice location close to tube or bus. Also close enough to walk to places of interest. Nice grocery options close by and restaurants also. Flat has everything and is very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review and am very glad you enjoyed your stay in Handel St. Hope you will come again sometime soon! Judith
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5

We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at the Handel Street flat and it was as delightful and comfortable as the others - and even a little longer. The flat has everything you need, including a Waitrose grocery store one block away. The bed is comfortable, the bath as modern as you can get, and the kitchen, although small, has everything you need for a simple meal (that's all I prepared) and probably for a more complicated one. The sitting area is spacious and has two comfortable chairs and a sofa. And a real treat is heading for your shower and discovering the heated bathroom floor and towel rack. And finally, the location just can't be beat - in the heart of London on a quiet residential street.

Judith, the owner, and her property manager and daughter, Antonia, are always available in case of a problem. We arranged our trip this year to be able to stay at Handel Street and next trip, we'll plan to stay there as well.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Kings Cross,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£912
for 5 nights
£1,254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,254
for 7 nights
£1,254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,254
for 7 nights
£1,254
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£830
for 5 nights
£1,140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.91

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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