|Space||807 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This elegantly presented 1 bedroom first floor flat is situated in a prime location in the heart of London. A stones throw from Trafalgar Square, a short walk to the London Eye, just moment from the West End, Covent Garden, National Gallery and luxury shopping. The flat is a Georgian listed building in a one way no through traffic street right next door to the Benjamin Franklin museum .The hallway leads into a large, stunning salon boasting floor to ceiling windows, period corniced ceilings, marble fireplace, crystal chandelier and baby grand piano. There is a Mahogany dining table that sits up to 8 people comfortable sofa and chairs, television with DVD Player, video player and digital box, stereo system with IPOD dock will help to relax after a busy day at work or play!
There is a comprehensive collection of films and books for your pleasure. Broadband and WI-FI are available inclusive of the rental. The small kitchen is fully equipped with conventional and fan assisted oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer etc, as well as a nesspresso coffee machine. The main bedroom has a large Queen bed with a deep luxury mattress and plenty of storage space. There are black out blinds and secondary glazing to aid a peaceful nights sleep. Bunk beds are available for children and a double bed-pull is also available. The bathroom has both shower and bath. Natural sea grass has recently been laid throughout the flat.
Travelling to the flat is excellent. The nearest Underground is Charing X, Embankment and Leicester Square. Heathrow is straight through on the Piccadilly line or a Heathrow express train to Paddington in 15 minutes and then taxi ride. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 15 minutes taxi/ tube journey away, similarly Euston Station, Liverpool St. (Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are all short cab/tube journeys away.
Keywords: one bedroom Apartment
rosemary and Olivier lallouette purchased this apartment in 2004
This flat is in a prime location, is spacious and comfortable and stands apart from the 'conversion' flats so often found in central London. The living area is a real 'salon' with high ceilings and beautiful moulding works on both the walls and ceiling. It is a luxurious space.
Fantastic location. It is a little like spending a holiday with all the home comforts and feeling a little grand!
Loved being in your lovely apt. Will be back as often as the bank balance affords! Cheers Rosemary.
This was my 5th stay in this flat, so clearly I love it. As others have written, it is well furnished and perfectly located. The building dates to 1730 and, as you can see from the photo, the living room has a feeling of history and elegance. And imagine: a baby grand piano in a rented flat!
On a more practical note, the apartment is clean and comfortable. Rosemary and Olivier, the owners, are helpful, easy-going and completely trustworthy. (I say this after having had a unpleasant experience with another London flat that I rented years ago.) The caretaker was understanding and flexible when my plane arrived late and I couldn't be there as planned.
I am looking forward to my 6th stay on Craven Street!
The previous reviews were spot on; this place is a gem. The location is terrific and incredibly convenient for the start of any exploration of the city ; you are within walking distance of Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, the West End (and Covent Garden) and your choice of tube stations (Charing Cross or Embankment). Down the block are the Thames and Hungerford/Golden Jubilee Bridges over to the Southbank Centre. The flat itself is very comfortable, and a lovely place to relax in between excursions. There is a bit of noise on Friday and Saturday nights (we also arrived on St. Patrick's Day celebrations), not so much from the pub around the corner, as a nightclub in the arcade between Villiers and Craven Passage. But the thick windows and blackout curtains do their job ( I always sleep with earplugs when traveling and it didn't bother me at all). We also live in a city, so that's not a tremendous concern. Our host was extremely helpful - our flight was delayed by 12 hours into London, so we couldn't arrive before midnight- a huge thanks again for having someone at the flat so late to meet us. We had an amazing week and would happily stay at the flat again. (As fans of Baroque music and opera, we were thrilled to come across our host's scores and realized we have recordings on which she sings. We thought that super cool!)
My daughter and I stayed at 35 Craven Street from March 3rd through March 11th. I cannot tell you how wonderful our stay was. We arrived early and converged on the apartment with the cleaners, they let us leave our luggage and quickly showed us the ins and outs of the apartment, which was simple because Rosemary had provided us with all of the information beforehand. It is as beautiful as the photos. In terms of location we could not have been happier-we walked across the bridge and got an Express train from Waterloo to Hampton Court Palace, from the Embankment Tube Station (District Line) got straightaway to the Tower of London-we also utilized the ferries, one minute away. We walked to Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square,Covent Garden,Soho, The Crypt at St. Martin in the Fields-it is an amazing location. We toured every area of London and both agreed if we had to do it all over again, we would come right back to this location and right back to this apartment. We would have our coffee in the Victoria Embankment Gardens, one minute away,and then be on our merry way. Our stay there was just wonderful. I cannot say enough about the property and the location.My only disappointment was that my daughter spotted the bunk beds in the "salon" and chose to sleep there and not with me. Bathroom was beautiful, always had hot water,had a tremendous stay with not a single complaint!!! We just loved it! Thank you.
This was my first VRBO stay, and I must say I was skeptical at first. I had actually seen this property and of course was dazzled by the photos, but being frugal I was looking for something cheaper. I mean who stays in their hotel when they vacation? When location after location fell through, I decided to get the flat that I had wanted from the beginning. Let me say I was not disappointed, in fact, I was about to jump for joy,
Lets start with the location. The flat is about a block away from Trafalgar square, and the River Thames in the other direction. There are two Underground stations within 5 minutes from the flat. And there is easy bridge access to get across the river and enjoy the waterfront there. The flat itself was absolutley gorgeous. The owners obviously take great pride in this property. It is tastefully appointed and decorated. You have everything you need for a comfortable "like home" stay. The kitchenette is small but you have everything you need there. We started off by making some strong tea in the teapot and sipping it in the Union Jack mugs in the cupboard. It was easy to get out keys and get situated as well. Due to traffic we were a bit behind schedule for arrival, but the staff was easy to get a hold of and accommodated our schedule. The living room is absolutely inhabitable with large windows to let in natural light, and a comfy sectional (that easily transforms into a full size bed) to relax on. The bedroom was simple and comfy, while at times a bit noisy from the pub downstairs and the nightclub down the street. However, the windows keep out a lot of the noise and the pub closes early.
I don't want to talk this place up too much because I secretly want it to be available for the next time I come to visit. In my opinion, you can't get a better location or comfortable flat for the price. And did I mention its actually a historical building? It was once home to a famous American Histrorical figure. (I'll let you discover who) That was a surprise and was fun to brag about when we got home. Olivier and Rosemary were absolutely friendly and positive in all of my correspondence.
If this place catches your eye...make the reservation. Its as good as you hope.
We wanted to experience the West end while having access to easy trasportation and we found it pn Craven Street. Clean, well furnished and private. Enough room for the two of us to spread out and relax after miles of walking, glasses of wine, and all the music, theatre and museums we wanted.
Craven Street is a fantastic location and the apartment at number 35 is delightful. The bedroom is a little small but has plenty of storage in the form of hanging space and shelves. Bathroom was fine. Normally I am not a fan of shower curtains (instead of screens) but the curtain here worked perfectly, it didn't flap around and was totally effective at keeping the water from splashing everywhere. Good water pressure. Kitchen "small but perfectly formed". We didn't actually do any cooking while there but it looked as if everything you would need was there - very well equipped. Great having a washing machine but the drying cycle was a mystery to me. The clothes horse was excellent though and could be tucked away out of sight near the bunks in the lounge. It meant we left London after 10 days with all clean clothes for the rest of our travels. The lounge - well really it was 5 rooms in one! TV room, Lounge, Dining Room, Music Room, Study. (6 if you count the double bunk area as a separate "room"). It all felt very homely and comfortable, though to be honest just a bit cluttered for my taste. But the location - you could not find a better one. Minutes to tube, train, National Gallery, Piccadilly, Covent Garden, the Savoy, the Embankment, a short stroll across Golden Jubilee bridge to Southbank. Even walk to the Old Vic. Dozens of theatres and the Royal Opera House within 10 minutes walk. Stroll to Buckingham Palace or Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.And many more ..... too many to mention everything. Great tube connections on Circle and District lines at Embankment , or Northern and Bakerloo at Charing Cross, as well as main line rail. The Benjamin Franklin House next door is worth a visit. The pub directly below the bedroom, the Ship and Shovell in Craven Passage, was mostly closed for renovation but when it did re-open it wasn't all that noisy, and things closed down at a reasonable hour. The Sherlock Holmes seemed to be always busy but never rowdy. One could certainly hear the buzz of conversation but it wasn't intrusive, and again didn't go on too late.
The proximity of M&S food at Charing Cross, the Co-op and Sainsbury Local on the Strand, Tesco Express on Northumberland Avenue, plus the larger Tesco on Bedford Street, meant it was easy to stock up on food/wine supplies. Communication from Olivier and Rosemary was always very prompt and excellent comprehensive instructions were provided. Am looking forward to a return visit
moments from the national Gallery, London eye, Covent Garden,horse guards parade, Buckingham palace and 10 Downing street!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£413|