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Spacious Characterful Apartment, On Quiet Cobbled Mews, Very Central, free wifi

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, large sitting room + kitchen, beautifully furnished

Here is the perfect budget apartment, right in the centre, yet in a quiet location, offering a high standard of comfort in an attractive interior, but for an affordable price.

* Perfect if you're flying in to Heathrow - it's on the direct Tube train line from Heathrow.

* Brilliant if you want to be right in the centre - it is within easy walking distance of London's main tourist sites

* Ideal for morning arrivals - bagdrop is from 11am

* Convenient if you want plenty of shops, grocery stores, cafes and restaurants close by - The Brunswick shopping mall is just around the corner

*Also ideal for late arrivals - after midnight is not a problem

If you are looking for an interesting place to stay in the heart of London, which has character and comfort, and which is extremely well equipped, then this is for you. It offers excellent value for money for large families and groups of friends who want to be really central.

Bloomsbury is the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. The apartment is just around the corner from the Tube station (2 minutes away). But you can easily walk to the main tourist sights -

Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and The London Eye. The British Museum is just across our little park (3 minutes away). Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatreland if you fancy a London show. There are very few "budget category" apartments in this very central area.

There is fast reliable internet and of course we offer free wifi.

The area oozes with history and character. It is located in one of London's historic, cobbled 'mews' streets, where the horse-drawn carriages of the wealthy Bloomsbury intellectuals would draw up. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner.

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. You can easily imagine yourself living in a wealthy neighbourhood from a Dickens novel. Not surprisingly these houses and flats are now highly desirable residences, with potted plants on the cobbles outside the doors and pretty flowering window-boxes in the summer. Our apartment is on the first floor ( one floor up from the ground floor) of one of these very attractive 200-year-old buildings. Because this is a mews, there is no through-traffic, so our apartment is relatively peaceful and quiet for a residence in the very centre of London.

The apartment is our London home, but we clear it of all our things and rent it when we don't need it.

Even though this apartment is in the "budget category" the interior has been nicely furnished. We have a beautiful original oak floor throughout, with attractive beds, high quality mattresses, and lovely furnishings and bedding. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character of the apartment. Although they are not new, there are two adequate bathrooms (with showers) and again, although it's not new, there is a functional and well equipped kitchen.

Best of all, our apartment is just two minutes away (really) from the nearest Tube station - and that's on the direct Tube line from Heathrow. So if you are arriving at Heathrow you can quickly reach your accommodation without having to change trains or heave your luggage around. A real bonus!

The apartment is also very convenient for arrivals at St Pancras train station. Our local Tube station is just one stop away from St Pancras (for the Eurostar trains to/from Europe or the Thameslink trains to/from Gatwick and Luton airports), or it's a very easy walk from St Pancras to the apartment down a straight road.

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The apartment has three full-size double bedrooms, and the beds have high-quality mattresses, comforters and linens so that you really feel you're staying in a good hotel. There is a double bed, a king-size bed (US=queen) and a super-king-size bed (US= kingsize). Alternatively we can arrange one of the bedrooms to have two single beds. If there are 7 or 8 guests we can offer one or two folding beds, each suitable for a child or very small adult (less than 10 stones / 140 pounds / 63 kilos). The folding beds can be available if there are six guests or fewer for a small extra charge - please enquire. The three bedrooms are very similar in size, space and attractiveness, so no one will feel they have 'pulled the short straw' !

The shower rooms each have a shower cubicle, sink, mirrored toiletries cupboard and WC. We provide clothes airers (to use with the washing machine) and we will give you plenty of soft egyptian cotton towels,

There is a spacious sitting room with coffee table, dining table big enough for 8, satellite TV, and superfast wifi which is free.

The kitchen is just off the sitting room, offering all you would need for self-catering.... a hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, toaster and kettle. We have provided lovely glassware and attractive white crockery.

The flat is well heated with gas central heating.

The character of the accommodation is really highlighted by the lovely old oak flooring throughout, which gives a warm homely feel.

The apartment is on the first floor. Please note, in the UK this means it is one level up from the ground floor. It has its own front door at street level, leading to stairs (about 12) up to the first floor, and then another door into the sitting room, making it very safe. The whole apartment is on the same level.

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 lovingly furnished and decorated the apartment to this very 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!

Overall we are happy to offer you a super three-bedroom budget apartment in a fantastic location, at a very fair price, which is ideal for visitors to London who want to be able to walk to most of the tourist sights and activities. We hope it will give you plenty of fond memories of London to take home.

More Details

Owner
Jan
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Jan

Hello. I'm really pleased you like the look of my apartment enough to want to know about the owner. Until recently, I have had a really busy life as the MD of a research company, but now I just do occasional research projects.

I have always been a bit pernickety about detail. At home I'm one of those people who arranges the glassware in neat rows, shines the cooker every time it has been used, and has to place the cushions in exactly the right place on the sofa - you know the sort! So I think I'm quite well qualified to run a rental like this.

My philosophy is not to squeeze every last drop of profit out of renting my apartment, but rather to get satisfaction from seeing people arrive and like what they see, and then at the end to hear how comfortable they have been and what a great time they've had. That is so much more pleasurable than a few extra pounds in the bank.

So I do hope I get the chance to meet you...

Jan purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jan chose Bloomsbury

When we were choosing a London base we looked at loads of properties in London before we saw this one, but the minute we stepped inside we knew this was absolutely right. It's bright and airy, really well laid out, with loads of space. Above all, it has a lovely feeling of character and cosiness.

What makes this apartment unique

The location couldn't be better....

* it's truly right in the centre of London, near to just about everything

* The Tube station is right around the corner, no more than a 2 minute walk

* It's on the Piccadilly line, so you can travel in directly from Heathrow, without any changes, and be at the apartment very quickly

* St Pancras train station (for trains to Europe or Gatwick airport) is just up the road, either a walk or one stop on the Tube

* It's in a quiet cobbled mews with a real historic feel

* There is a shopping centre round the corner, with two good supermarkets plus lots of cafe's and restaurants

* London's best restaurant districts - Lambs Conduit St and Covent Garden - are really close

* Theatreland is really close

* It has good bedrooms of roughly equal size, so no one pulls the 'short straw'

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury in London Borough of Camden

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You cannot ARRIVE on 25 or 26th December, 1st January, or on Good Friday or Easter Monday as we have no cleaner on these main Bank Holidays
  • PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR DATES BEFORE BOOKING ! Thanks...Jan
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Plus sink with mirrored toiletries cupboard and towel rails
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Plus mirrored toiletries cupboard and towel rail
  • We also provide bathrobes.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedrooms are fairly equal in size and comfort and all are furnished with high-quality bedding, new double wardrobes, and bedside tables with lamps. The Red Room has a king-size bed, the Cream Room has a double bed, and the Blue Room can either have a king-size or we can arrange it as two singles. There are also two folding beds with mattresses which can sleep an extra child/ 2 children (or very small adults under 10 stones / 140 pounds / 63 kilos). One folding bed can be put in the Blue Room and one in the Cream room. Or you can use the sitting room for the folding beds. Please note there is an extra charge if there are 7 or 8 of you which will be shown on the invoice, but this also applies if you want to use a folding bed when there are six or fewer. Please enquire. The Cream Room and the Red Room have lovely big sash windows fitted with wooden blinds as well as curtains. The Blue Room has a Velux (roof) window.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

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Spacious Characterful Apartment, On Quiet Cobbled Mews, Very Central, free wifi
average rating of 4.8875 based on 80 reviews
West Palm Beach, FL
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I had a great week in London at this flat. It is around the corner from a tube station and close to a full size grocery store. The beds were comfortable and my whole family was pleased. The bathrooms were good size and the shower stall a bit small but big enough for the average person and there are two!!! WiFi was present but patchy. Would definitely return!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet spot amid the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? This flat was exactly as advertised: a quiet, clean flat with plenty of amenities. And it is perfectly located: a two minute walk from a Tube station (which we were able to use to get back and forth from Heathrow without having to change trains), a grocery store, a pub, good restaurants, coffee shops, what more could you ask for?

I was travelling with my family of four, so we each had our own bedroom, each with a queen size bed. Having two bathrooms each with a shower and WC was a big plus. We were able to get going in the morning a lot quicker without having to wait for each other to get out of the bathroom. And the flat is quite spacious. It was nice after spending the day together running around noisy and crowded London to come back to the flat and kind of spread out and not bump into each other. We could each go into our rooms and read a book, surf the internet, or watch TV and have some quiet time before bed.

The full kitchen is a great bonus. We walked to the grocery and got breakfast items to cook in the flat so we didn't have to go out for every meal. And we also got snacks for the boys to bring with on our sightseeing tours. Much better than buying a nasty hot dog from a street vendor.

As far a decor, the flat is very tastefully decorated, has plenty of lighting, and is very homey. At night it is very quiet, good for sleeping. Even during a thunderstorm one night, I barely heard anything.

I quite agree with the owner that this is a budget flat, not a luxury one. But in my opinion, why pay for a luxury flat that you aren't going to be in for most of the day? This place is a nice, comfortable flat to base your London vacation from. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlottesville
5

It is exactly as all the other positive reviews claim. Location is terrific. Owner very responsive.

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 women shared this property for a week. We had no problems whatsoever. We were able to navigate London easily from this location. The owner was able to meet us on arrival and provide us an orientation to the flat. Everything worked well. The news is very quiet, yet close to shops and restaraunt. We would return to this property!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the “mews” location. It is picturesque and quiet... perfect for a city break.
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5

Excellent location. Well-equipped, spacious and quiet budget accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults and 2 children, and the apartment size was ample with largish bedrooms and a living room with seating for 4 on sofas and at the dining table. With Russell Square tube station 5 minutes walk away and King's Cross / St. Pancras mainline station 10 minutes walk, this apartment is very convenient for public transport, including airports, and is only 20 minutes walk from the West End. Despite this, thanks to its position in a secluded mews, it is remarkably quiet for central London. Refuse collectors were the only disturbance, and as they came after 7 in the morning this was not an issue for us. There is a large shopping mall 10 minutes walk away, a fast-food establishment 2 minutes away and a welcoming pub - the Friend at Hand - 3 minutes away. A host of restaurants and further interesting pubs are within easy walking distance. The British Museum is just around the corner. The apartment is unusually well equipped, with all the usuals - except a dishwasher - but with additional nice touches such as umbrellas. WiFi is reliable if rather slow, and the TV / DVD player worked well; there was a small selection of DVDs and paperback books. Jan was a welcoming and responsive host. Do bear in mind that this is budget accommodation, and priced as such. The furnishings are basic and not new, but they are fit for purpose, and the beds are comfortable. Two bedrooms have windows facing the quiet road, and one only has a small skylight which could be an issue in very hot weather, though there are free-standing fans. Two bathrooms instead of the usual one was a big plus. The apartment is accessed by a steep and narrow staircase, quite tricky with heavy suitcases and certainly not suited for people with significant mobility issues.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this detailed review. I would just point out that the two sofas are each designed ( according to the manufacturer) to take four so the living room can seat at least 6-8. The dining table is extendable and can seat 8. There are 8 chairs. I’m really glad you appreciated the convenient location, the quiet mews and the budget price. Many thanks.
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Tucson, AZ USA
5

A Perfect Flat for Families

  • 5 of 5

This Bloomsbury flat is absolutely wonderful. My husband and I stayed for a week along with our son, daughter in law and their two children ages 7 and 4. In addition to being spacious and comfortable, the flat is a stone’s throw from the tube. One can reach all of London easily.

The neighborhood itself is very interesting with a great literary history. A good size supermarket is around the corner and the area abounds with restaurants .

The owner, Jan, is a delight. Very often, it is the little things that count...wooden hangers, bath soap and bath gel, kitchen soap, laundry soap, plenty of bath towels, drying racks that are easy to operate...I could go on and on.

The flat is blissfully quiet at night . The beds are very comfortable. All in all, the flat is a haven after a day of braving the hustle and bustle of London.

Thank you Jan. We had a memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a brilliant review! Thankyou so much.
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UK
5

Good location, basic but clean flat with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

Great for what we wanted. Location good and secure, lots of places to eat nearby. Flat comfortable and clean and communication with Jan very good.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
traditional local pub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Pancras
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
very good choice
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is perfectly located in Bloomsbury, right in the very heart of the centre of London, so most of the sights can be reached on foot. The British Museum is just up the road, and all around you have interesting shops, cafes and restaurants ideal for a tourist visit.

This area is London at its best, with beautiful Georgian houses often arranged around a central square of garden. Some of these gardens are exquisitely planted with flower borders, trees and lawns...and best of all they are open and free to visitors.

Bloomsbury is right next to Covent Garden, Theatreland and the shopping district around Oxford Street. Hence some of the capitals most exclusive boutique hotels are to be found here.

Here are some of the places you might want to visit, with the time it will take you to walk to them...(we have walked most of these ourselves to check they are accurate) Of course, you could also take a Tube or a taxi, but by giving you the walking times you can see we are genuinely right in the middle of London....

Nearest Tube station - 2 mins walk

University of London - 3 mins walk

Coram's Fields (great children's playground) - 3 mins walk

Dickens Museum - 3 mins walk

British Museum - 8 mins walk

Covent Garden - 10 mins walk

Theatreland - 10-15 mins walk

Oxford Street (shopping) - 10 mins walk

St Pancras International - 12 mins walk

Soho - 14 mins walk

Leicester Square - 14 mins walk

Piccadilly - 15 mins walk

Trafalgar Square - 15 mins walk

Chinatown - 15 mins walk

Mayfair - 15 mins walk

Cabinet Rooms (Winston Churchill) - 20 mins walk

Buckingham Palace - 22 mins walk

Big Ben - 23 mins walk

Houses of Parliament - 24 mins walk

Westminster Abbey - 25 mins walk

St Paul's Cathedral - 28 mins walk

London Eye - 30 mins walk

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 6 nights
From
£250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,690
for 5 nights
From
£320
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 3 nights
From
£330
£2,090
£8,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
4 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,090
£8,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,210
for 4 nights
From
£280
£1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,410
for 4 nights
From
£330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,210
for 4 nights
From
£280
£1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 5 nights
From
£280
£1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 5 nights
From
£280
£1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 5 nights
From
£300
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2019
18 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2019
26 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
£2,190
for 6 nights
From
£350
£2,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£300
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2019
24 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 5 nights
From
£330
£2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£300
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£300
£2,090
£7,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £90
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We provide a personal service - happy to help with queries before and during your trip.
We meet you when you arrive - check in (or bag drop) is from 11.15am. Earlier check-in may be possible at no extra charge, subject to previous guests' departure time
Very late arrivals can be met at a small extra charge - please enquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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