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Quiet central 5- Star, duplex garden apartment close to river - ideal for 4

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 737 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Double bedroom and bathroom on each floor, own garden terrace, fully equipped

Total of 36 x 5-star reviews over two websites (June 2017)

Ideal for two couples, guests have the entire apartment for their own use. Centrally located In a small, quiet development of only 16 in Broadwall behind the Oxo Tower on the South Bank of the River Thames. The entrance to the 4-storey building is on the ground floor and the apartment (70sq.m/754sq.ft) is on the 1st and 2nd floors with all floors accessible by lift/elevator. There is one double bedroom with en suite bathroom on the 1st floor and the other with a separate bathroom on the 2nd floor. Both bedrooms have conventional King-sized beds with sprung mattresses 150cmx200cm (5ft x 6ft 6ins). Both bathrooms have a WC and washbasin. The en suite one also has a bath with over bath shower and the upstairs bathroom has a compact shower unit (70cmsx70cms with 36cm opening).

The open-plan kitchen and sitting room opens onto a spacious private garden terrace (16sq.m/172sq.ft), which leads onto a large (250sq.m) decked garden open to other Broadwall residents. The kitchen is fully equipped for those evenings relaxing at home. Oven, 4 place ceramic hob (US - stove top), microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere & filter coffee machine and glasses, crockery and cutlery for 6 people.

Lift/elevator to each floor. Central heating, Washer/dryer, dishwasher,

Fridge/freezer, iron & board.

Free WiFi (up to 19Mbps), Samsung 32" WiFi-connected, SMART HDTV/Radio in sitting room and Samsung 32" TV/Radio in main bedroom. MP3/Ipod sound system in sitting room.

Guests are provided with bath, hand & face towels, bathrobes and slippers.

Full bed linen. Bathrooms have shampoo/conditioner and hand soap dispensers. Softened water.

The Gabriel's Wharf restaurants and shops and the river are 100yds away and the riverside walk takes you to the Royal Festival Hall & Royal National Theatre in one direction and the Tate Modern in the other. Walk across one of the many bridges and you can be in Soho or St Paul's Cathedral in 20 minutes.

Every 10 minutes the RV1 bus, which stops outside the building, can take you to Covent Garden in one direction or Tower Bridge in the other. Waterloo and Southwark tube stations are within 10 minutes walk, as are the famous Old Vic & Young Vic theatres and the shops and restaurants in The Cut (B300 on location map). There is a small convenience store 150yds (200m) away in Coin Street and a small branch of Waitrose, the up-market supermarket chain,100yds from Broadwall (corner of Stamford Street and Rennie Street). Open 0700-2200 (0800-2200 Sundays).

Secure garage parking space available for £10/night.

As with most private homes in the UK, it is not air-conditioned, as there are only a few days in some summers when it would be pleasant to have. If you are lucky enough to be in London for those few days then you may wish to use the portable electric fans provided. In the British climate you may find the two resident umbrellas of more practical use.

2017

May 1st - Sept 30th & Dec 10th - Jan 3rd £205/night (minimum 7 nights)

Rest of the year £190/night all inclusive

This is our home when we are in London so please consider our neighbours by not holding noisy parties or playing loud music. Maximum overnight occupancy 4.

Rental includes up to 4hrs cleaning at the end of a stay.

Pets are not allowed.

To maintain a welcoming atmosphere for future guests please do not smoke in the apartment.

USUAL CHECK-IN from 3pm and CHECK-OUT before 11am but this may be flexible by prior arrangement (sometimes by use of a coded key safe).

Local regulations restrict availability for short-term rental to a total of 90 days a year.

More Details

Owner
Dr Darrall Higson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2017

About Dr Darrall Higson

Medical doctor. I have retired to a village on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, so this is our home when in London. We enjoy making it available to guests for part of the year; (limited by local regulations to no more than 90 days per year). I endeavour to come into town to greet guests or, if that is not possible I can leave the keys for you in a key safe.

Dr Darrall Higson purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Dr Darrall Higson chose London

I am sure you will tell people how lucky you were to find such an oasis of tranquillity within walking distance of the bustling heart of London.

31x5-star reviews over this and another website ( by January 2017).

What makes this apartment unique

In the safe, lively area of the South Bank yet tucked away in a small, peaceful development. After a tiring day of sight seeing relax on your own spacious garden terrace.

As the South Bank London website says:

"The South Bank is home to an astoundingly diverse selection of events and attractions that take place in and around the iconic theatres, galleries and museums that line the riverside of the city centre. The area is buzzing with things to see and do all year round; from music, film, dance and theatre to exhibitions, debates and festivals, including many free and family oriented events.

It isn’t hard to see why the South Bank is considered by so many to be the cultural heart of the capital."

Location

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Thirsty Bear
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Waterloo
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Wharf at Gabriel's Wharf
Car: not necessary

Behind the riverside Oxo Tower on the South Bank in a perfect location for exploring most of the major attractions of Central London on foot or by convenient local bus and tube.

On Google Maps you can explore the area around Broadwall and see how far it is to the nearest stations.

The Transport for London website provides information on the options for getting from Heathrow or Gatwick airports.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Waterloo in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 737 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En suite bathroom on first floor with bath, shower, WC & washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 150cms X 200cms (5ft x 6ft 6ins)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 150cms X 200cms (5ft x 6ft 6ins)
  • One double bedroom with TV and en suite bathroom on first floor. One double bedroom/study with conventional large double bed, which can be easily swung up into wall cupboard to provide more room (see photos). Ample wardrobe storage in both bedrooms and under bed storage in bedroom 1.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes:
Usual check-in 3-7pm and check-out by 11am but, depending on the circumstances at the time, some flexibility may be possible.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Quiet central 5- Star, duplex garden apartment close to river - ideal for 4
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Location and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this well located apartment. Two couples shared and we both had our own bathroom and entrance. Our host was very generous with information about the area. He also left us well supplied with all the items you need for a short stay. The apartment was surrounded by offices, so it was quiet night and day. Having a garden in inner London was a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stop Your Search, This Is The Place For You!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and we had a wonderful time.

The location is amazing. You are close to many of the main London attractions without being right in the center of all the touristy areas. If you are a walker you can easily walk to many of the sites or you can hop on the bus or tube, both easily accessible from this flat. In addition there are several great restaurants, pubs, and grocery stores within a few minute walk from the front door. The evening life on Southbank is vibrant and great for just a stroll or to stop and have a drink and bite to eat after a day out in London.

The flat felt just like home. It had everything we needed and was cozy and comfortable. It looks just like the pictures. The flat was very quiet and we rarely saw anyone else in the building. We felt safe and secure while there. The only word of caution is that it has a flight of fairly steep stairs. If you have a person in your party who has a problem with stairs this may be an issue. Having said that, I traveled with my nearly 70 year old mother and another who had two hips replaced and they did just fine.

The property owner was fantastic. He was very responsive to any and all of our questions and made us feel so welcome. When we go back to London I know where we are staying!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you enjoyed your week at Broadwall and appreciated its convenient location. Of course, the stairs can be avoided by using the lift/elevator in the entrance hall that stops at all floors.
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5

A good solution for a week's stay

  • 5 of 5

Well-maintained apartment, equipped with all the necessary utensils, well cleaned. Surely to recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A charming apartment, very well located and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We appreciated very much the well equiped apartment, it' location near the Thames and near by many services.

We also enjoyed the warm welcome from the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great host and accomodation

  • 5 of 5

It is ideal for teens upstairs and old folks down. Separate bath and even an elevator

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PRINCETON, NJ
5

Superb location, excellent apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to live in, wonderful to travel in and out of. I'd come back in a heartbeat...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your month in Broadwall. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Waterloo, England

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
 
2017 Low
2 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
£4,500
 
 
2017 Festive
9 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,435
for 7 nights
£1,435
£5,000
 
 
2018 Low
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
£1,365
 
 
2018 High
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
2018 Low
1 Oct 2018 - 9 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
£1,365
 
 
Festive 2018
11 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
£1,365
£4,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
An inventory will be provided at check in.
MONTHLY rental rate does not include electricity, which will be charged at cost. Please ask for details.
PLEASE NOTE - The owner cannot accept responsibility for personal items lost or stolen while staying at the property. You are advised to take out suitable insurance to cover these situations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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