The Ground floor Stuido apartment in an elegant Georgian Period house, the BOWLING HALL has great character and is in a wing of the main property. There is a sunny living room with flat screen TV, well equipped kitchen and contemporary shower room. Wooden floors throughout, Architect designed contemporary style! Frenchwindows to patio with chairs & table overlooking mature courtyard garden Shares main entrance with the Bowling Hall, private home of owners. Free WIFI; washing machine, microwave, luggage storage available by request.Close to West End Theaters. Victoria,Vauxhall and Waterloo railway stations 10 mins away. BusStop 3 minutes away ROUTE 3 Oxford St. via Imperial War Museum, Westminister and Houses of Pariliament. ROUTE 59 via Old Vic, Southbank Centre, Hayward,and the BM. ROUTE 159 to Oxford St via Westminister and Regent St. ROUTE 360 via Sloane Sq., V&A, Albert Hall. The OVAL Cricket Ground is 5 minutes away.
Sunny Garden Studio apartment with contemporary kitchen /showeroom.
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Nov 2018
About Katherine Camp
The owners Peter and Katherine, an artist and an architect who have traveled and lived all around the world have made the apartment a charming and contemporary haven. We have been welcoming guests for over 7 years and recently refurbished the apt. They are happy to help you with any travel needs and provide guide books and insight into out of the way sights.
Katherine Camp purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Katherine Camp chose Oval
Kennington is a great base for visiting London as its location is near the South Bank and the sights of westminster plus the Old Vic and Borough Market, Damien Hurst Museum and Both Tate Galleries! It is easy to get to the British Museum and Covent Garden.Three great bus routes from around the corner, 59,159, and 3 run frequently. We are close to a beautiful mature park and many cafes.
What makes this Apartment unique
The studio is set within our beautiful and unique Georgian House and beautiful walled garden makes a tranquil spot after a busy day. Kennington has lovely architecture, nice pubs and is near the river and great transport.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Management of the apartment nothing good
Days before my trip I asked if there would be any problems with my reservation and the owner told me no, at my arrival I set up and I went sightseeing around the city. My surprise is that being in a museum they call me because there is another family that is also for the same dates that they have rented the same apartment to two families. As the others were four and a dog and we are only two, they pulled out our things by touching my belongings to the entrance hall.
The management of the apartment is not nothing good, which by the way is not nothing special, since they do not have a key to the apartment door that leads to their apartment. We had to spend two nights in the rooms of their absent children as if we shared floor with them, we finally solved it under an agreement but the discomfort of the stay and the racking and worries do not forget this unpleasant experience, no one would recommend this apartment.
Owner apologied and pays guest £250 for double booking and found nearby alternative accommodation at reduced rate so guests did not miss out. First double booking in 8 years! No one is perfect and now have a fool-proof system !
Great location, but not clean
Both Peter and Katherine were extremely welcoming and provided insight into transportation and things to do around London. The property is easy to find and is in a good location to get to DT London. This property is also priced right for a weekend stay.
Unfortunately, the property wasn't as clean as we'd hoped for upon our arrival. There were crumbs on and under the table when we arrived. In addition, there was build-up/dust throughout the unit. The amenities show a washer and dryer for the unit, but there is only a drying rack. Peter and Katherine did allow us to use their dryer. Property is in need of updating and minor repairs. Pictures and amenities need to be updated on the unit to reflect the property.
Günstig gelegene Wohnung in ruhigen Stadtteil von London
Meine Familie (2 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder) hat sich sehr wohl und gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Man hatte im Wohn- und Esszimmer ausreichend Platz sich wohlzufühlen. Katherine ist sehr höflich und jeder Zeit hilfsbereit (antwortet immer sehr schnell). Die gute Infomappe in der Wohnung ergänzt die guten persönlichen Tipps. U-Bahn Oval oder Kennington sind in ca. 6 Fußminuten erreichbar. 3 Buslinien halten ca. 200 m von der Wohnung entfernt und bringen einen direkt zu den Top-Sehenwürdigkeiten. Es gibt diverse Supermärkte in der Nähe. Am Wochenende konnte man Nachts die Gäste der umliegende Lokale hören. Wir würden beim nächsten mal wieder bei Katherine buchen.
Lovely to meet these guests
Beautiful, convenient place to stay
We stayed here for one week in October. It was a great experience. The owners were extremely helpful and attentive but not intrusive. They gave us lots of good advice regarding transportation and getting around. The apartment itself was also wonderful and very nice decorated. It was very spacious and had everything we needed. There are two grocery stores within walking distance. We were able to cook most of our own meals easily. The bathroom has on demand hot water which was awesome! The beds in both bedrooms were very comfortable.
The location is perfect. It is right near the tube and several buses. You can also walk to a lot of attractions if you don't mind walking more than a mile or so. There are also a few nice restaurants right near the apartment. We highly recommend Kennington Tandoori. It puts Indian restaurants in the US to shame!
The owners were very responsive to our needs. We had a few chilly days and they promptly turned the heat on for us, which we were very happy about!
The only thing we didn't like was the construction noise across the street. There is an extension being built for the North Line. It wasn't horribly loud, but it did wake us up most mornings. I don't think this is going to be a long term problem. It will probably be a benefit in the future since there will be a tube station right across from the apartment.
Overall, we highly recommend this apartment! Thank you to the owners for helping us have an awesome trip to London!
So nice to read this review and just to add the work is for a vent and not a station on our green.
Well Equipped & Good London Value
It's always difficult to know if the place you're renting online will live up the photos, description, and other reviews, but in this case the answer is a resounding "yes." Our family of three (two adults, one teen) stayed at this property for 9 days and we would happily stay there again. An excellent value for the money, we felt we had ample room in a comfortable space that was well outfitted with what we needed.
The apartment was generally very clean (there were a few stray crumbs in the kitchen, but otherwise the place was spotless) and pleasant, and provided us with an nice home base from which to explore London and environs. Having a washing machine in the apartment was very handy and allowed us to travel light.
The kitchen had all the necessary pans and dishes, as well as a few staple items like olive oil, sugar, and the like. We cooked some of our own meals and were happy to have an oven, four burners, and a microwave. A full Tesco grocery store is located a few blocks away,
The bathroom has a tub/shower combo with outstanding water pressure. A full length shelf along one side of the room is very handy for keeping toiletries, and the hair dryer provided meant that we didn't need to bring one. Towels were provided, and there was a new bar of face soap.
The living area features french doors that open out onto a stone patio, a large & comfortable couch, two other chairs, and a large television. The bedrooms (one double, one single) had comfortable beds and good wardrobe/dresser space; we could unpack fully.
There are plenty of nearby restaurants and shops. The apartment is about a 10-minute walk from both the Kennington and Oval tube stops, both on the Northern line. We used the tube every day, and enjoyed cutting through Cleaver Square to get to the Kennington station.
Currently there is a large construction project right across the street from the Bowling Hall, but do not be put off by that. We were concerned that the construction would wake us up early, but found that once inside the apartment, there is little noise from the street; we weren't bothered at all.
The owners were not at home during our stay, but the woman who stayed there to look after things was delightful and very helpful. My only very minor quibble with our entire experience was waiting for a response from the owner to some questions I had before our arrival. The delayed response was a bit disconcerting to us, but all was fine in the end.
Overall, a great experience!
I apologise but had to deal with a medical emergency abroad in France prior to this guests arrival! We have also provided an information booklet that contains information about the area etc. Glad it all worked out. Katherine
A wonderful and a nice homey place
We stayed one week and everything was perfect, the owners are welcoming, Katherine has been very generous and helpful in many ways.
We found everything we needed in the apartment, and outside, a supermarket just near by, indian restaurants and takeaways.
We parked next to the apartment, not expensive and out of the congestion zone.
Old Vic and Young Vic theatre, by walk.
Very convenient place to visit London, not far from Tate Museums, Westminster, Borough Market, The Globe…
We felt like home and we hope to come back soon !
Thank you Katherine and see you soon…
The 'Bowling Hall' Garden Studio apartment in an elegant Georgian Property is located in the heart of KENNINGTON, restaurants, cafes, the Old Vic, WESTMINISTER, the SOUTH BANK ARTS COMPLEX, and TATE BRITAIN are within walking distance. MAIN BUS ROUTES 3, 159, 59 right around the corner as well as 3 Tube stations less than 10 minutes away. Perfect for Professional and Tourist alike.This apartment is ideally equipped for longer stays with its large livingroom, washing machine, microwave, wifi, flatscreen TV. Borough Market, Imperial War Museum and historic pubs are nearby.
Additional pricing information
LONG STAYS - by prior arrangement. CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice period is required for cancellation. Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to arrival will recieve full refund. Cancellations or changes made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and any reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.