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Janet

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English

Fantastic low-cost apartment, right in centre, walk to the main tourist sites !! - Flat 7

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Bloomsbury - Bloomsbury Two Bed

Two Attractive Double Bedrooms, Kitchen, Shower- Room, Small Sitting Area

This is a very central London apartment yet with a budget price-tag (rare!) located in a quiet 'mews' (cobbled London street) which is attractive and has a real feel of London history. This apartment is ideal for people arriving from Heathrow airport, as it is just two minutes from the nearest Tube station (honestly!) which is on the only direct Tube line from Heathrow. So it's a really easy journey to your very central London accommodation. It's also ideal for arrivals on the Eurostar train to St Pancras and also for guests arriving at Gatwick who can take the fast Thameslink train to St Pancras. From St Pancras it's just an 10 minute walk away down a straight road, or one stop on the Tube.

Our apartment is right in the heart of Central London, round the corner from the British Museum, and is within walking distance of most of the tourist sights such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Theatreland, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye. It's in a great area - there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants just a few minute's walk away, and a choice of three supermarkets around the corner.

We have only recently started renting it, so everything inside - the furniture, beds, furnishings, linen etc - are all fairly new. The apartment is offered at a budget price because it is in an historic building so the bathroom and kitchen facilities are not new - but are perfectly adequate. So you don't get 'swanky' but you don't get 'costly' either!

There are two apartments on the listing. They are almost identical and are the only flats in our building - one either side of the staircase from the ground floor. They could be used together by a larger group, eg 8-10 guests. The apartments are on the first floor of the building (in the UK that means up one flight of stairs). The interiors have lots of character, and have a beautiful original oak floor throughout. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character.

In each apartment there are two good-sized double bedrooms. One apartment has a king size bed plus double bed in the other bedroom. The other apartment has a king size bed plus two single beds in the other bedroom. In both flats we can also provide a folding bed suitable for a child or small adult, which can be placed in one of the bedrooms. We have chosen lovely beds and high quality mattresses, good linens, soft Egyptian cotton towels and stylish furnishings, so you will have everything you require to get a hotel level of sleeping comfort. All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, bedside tables and lamps. We also provide a soft bath robe and a choice of pillows.

In each apartment there is a main living room, containing the sitting area, kitchenette, and dining area. The sitting area may be small but it's cosy with three-seater sofa, coffee table and satellite TV. Please note, if you are a larger group and all want to watch TV together you may need to use the dining chairs as well as the sofa.

The dining table is extendable so it can be used small if there are just two or three guests, or it can be pulled out to seat up to five. There are five dining chairs.

The small kitchenette isn't new but it is very well equipped so that if you want to self-cater you can cook to your heart's content! We have provided plenty of attractive white crockery, serving dishes, nice glassware and loads of pans, cutlery and utensils. There is a microwave, kettle, cafetiere (french press), teapot, toaster, big fridge-freezer and a washing machine suitable for small loads of holiday laundry.

The flat is well heated with a very efficient gas central heating system. In summer it has the advantage of windows on either side, which provide a good flow of air. We also provide room fans.

We provide free wifi and the broadband signal is strong, reliable and super fast.

Either of the flats offer excellent value for money, especially for families or two couples and they are particularly attractive for two friends who need separate rooms but can't afford the high prices of a more roomy or more classy apartment.

Our location, on an historic London 'mews' street, has loads of history and character. Because this is a narrow cobblestoned street it has no through traffic, so it's astonishingly quiet for a place to stay which is right in the centre.

Bloomsbury is famous for its garden squares and mews, making it one of the most expensive residential areas in the centre of London. It was just the same centuries ago, when the wealthy intellectuals chose Bloomsbury as THE place to live. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner from the apartment, while Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lytton Strachey, and John Maynard Keynes lived in some of the squares nearby. Even Gandhi chose Bloomsbury for his home during his time in London. This is a place that is steeped in history, and you will see many blue plates on the sides of houses as you walk around the streets, telling you who lived there.

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. The residents tend to have huge urns of flowers and window boxes to decorate their homes.

Bloomsbury is also the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. You can easily walk to so many tourist sights, and because the Tube station is so close it's really convenient. Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatre land if you fancy a London show. The British Museum is just a short walk. Nowhere is far away, so even if you take a taxi back it will be a short journey and therefore it will not be expensive.

The other big difference between our apartments 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 carefully furnished and decorated the apartment to this 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!

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Flat 7, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This apartment is right next door to the other apartment and is almost identical apart from the beds offered.

Flat 7 has a king-size bed with white Rococco headboard in bedroom 1, and a double bed in the second bedroom.

It is also possible to book a folding bed which fits nicely in the double bedroom and would be suitable for a child or small adult.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janet (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Janet

Hello, I'm Janet and I've had a busy life as a journalist and running my own small company. But I'm now taking a bit more time for myself, so running this apartment gives me something to do without taking up all my time. Even so, I've always been a perfectionist - I like everything to work like clockwork, so I think my basic personality and skills are just right for offering this sort of service.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Janet chose Camden & Covent Garden

I love mews streets and I love history. If I go abroad and need to find somewhere to stay I would much rather choose a place with some historical interest, some sense of character, than choose a bland hotel. These apartments are definitely not bland!

What makes this apartment unique

The street is quiet yet it's right in the centre so that you can walk to see the sights. That's pretty rare in Central London Also we only charge a modest price because the interior of each flat is not brand new and the living area is fairly tight for space. So it's a good compromise if you really want to be central but can't afford the high prices of other 'swanky' apartments.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)
Flat 7
average rating of 4.74359 based on 39 reviews
5

Lovely flat- Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in London and the location of this flat was key for us! We arrived via St Pancras station and found it was an easy walk to the flat with suitcases and children in tow. We found the Russell tube station also easy for our needs to travel throughout the city. The 2 bedroom flat worked perfectly for our family of 4 (2-adults; 2-children (11 & 14)). We found the property to be very clean and it had everything we needed for our comfort. The Waitrose grocery and the pub at the end of the mews were tops on our list of this neighborhood.

From the beginning of the rental process to the end the owner was on top of everything. Any questions I had were always quickly answered via email in a very short period of time! Thank you Jan for a wonderful experience and we would absolutely recommend renting this flat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very kind ! I'm delighted the flat met your needs so well and you had such a good stay in London. Many thanks.
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5

Great flat in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Super convenient location, right around the corner from Russell Square Tube stop with direct access to Heathrow. Flat is very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Owner (Jan) is very pleasant to deal with; quick responses to any queries we had before and during our stay. I would recommend and would definitely stay here again on a future trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Budget Flat - SUPER Convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Flat 9 for our 5 day trip to London and really enjoyed it. We arrived into Heathrow and took the Tube to Russell Square, which is so close it's almost like having your own personal tube stop. Jan met us right on time and showed us around - she was really friendly and gave us advice on touring, eating and shopping, etc. The flat itself was clean and well maintained - it's not spacious (which might be typical for a place in downtown London?), but there was just enough room for my wife and I and our two 18 y.o. kids. The beds were very comfy, the bathroom was fine and the kitchen had all we needed to make a nice simple breakfast before starting the day. We were especially pleased with the location of this flat - we never felt far from anything we wanted to do (we visited the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, the Globe, Westminster Abbey, the Eye), there is lots of shopping and dining within 5 minutes walk, the super convenient tube stop puts all of central London close by, and there's even a Hop-on-hop-off bus stop right there if that's what you're doing (we did a day with this since it was our first London visit and we liked getting an "overview"). That being said, the street is quiet (the parrot from the other review must've been on holiday because we never heard him!) and you feel kind of like a local as you step out into the mews for your morning walk.

Overall, a great place to stay on a budget - we hope it's available for our next London trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a super review! Thank you so much. We will look forward to welcoming you again I hope.
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5

Perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We brought our daughters to London for the first time and stayed in this apartment. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. It was walking distance from multiple attractions and a very short walk to the tube for all others. Food and shopping is literally around the corner. Thanks Janet we will definitely be back.

Beth Kelley

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review.
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5

Very clean, very central location

  • 5 of 5

Jan and her husband are so nice, and their apartment was perfect for our little family. The location is very close to the tube, grocery, shops, and restaurants. Couldn't have picked a better place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful, convenient, clean and tidy, all the conveniences in a marvelous location.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier with our accommodations. A quiet, safe, private location superbly convenient to shops, restaurants, the Underground, walking distance to beautiful Russell Square and the British Museum and other sites. An easy ride on the Picadilly Line from Heathrow, we were met by the owner who greeted us, answered our questions and then gave us our keys and we went off to explore the city. A wonderful neighborhood, quiet evenings, it was the perfect place for us to spend a week. Highly recommend. Hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for this super review. I enjoyed meeting you and I'm so glad your trip was such a success, despite the rainy week!
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
'Friend at Hand' wonderful traditional pub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Pancras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Euston Road
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Carluccios
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in Bloomsbury, a lovely residential part of central London. famous for its inspiring Georgian buildings, often arranged in large squares around beautiful public gardens. It's a well-to-do but lively area with great restaurants and cafe's and a distinct 'buzz'. The British Museum is in the heart of Bloomsbury, as well as Dicken's home in Doughty Street. Covent Garden is the neighbouring area and very close. But Bloomsbury is also the perfect location if you plan to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Oxford street - they are all in walking distance or if you're not a good walker then they are only one or two stops on the Tube (metro).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury, Camden & Covent Garden

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
August 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£1,000
£5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£1,000
£5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
£1,100
£4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£1,000
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 6 nights
From
£200
£1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£960
for 6 nights
From
£160
£1,000
£4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
10 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 6 nights
From
£200
£1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 6 nights
From
£190
£1,200
£4,500
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 6 nights
From
£210
£1,300
£5,000
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,300
£5,000
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 6 nights
From
£210
£1,300
£5,000
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 6 nights
From
£200
£1,300
£5,000
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 6 nights
From
£200
£1,300
£5,000
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 6 nights
From
£180
£1,200
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 6 nights
From
£220
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£900
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Short stays of less than a week are accepted only where they fit with another booking
Check-in from 11.15am. Earlier check-in possible at no extra charge, subject to previous guests' departure time
Very early/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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is not new and so isn't super-modern or swanky! But it does have everything you need, it all works well, and is perfectly adequate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed is 5 foot with quality mattress and comforter
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Can also put the folding bed in here for a child
  • Both bedrooms are fairly equal, though one has a slightly larger bed. They are both well equipped with wardrobes, bedside tables with drawers, lamps, and there are blinds at the windows as well as curtains. We provide dressing gowns.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

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