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Karine and Adrian Meadows

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French

Town House Royal Greenwich, London. Ideal for Excel Boat Show London visits

12 Reviews
People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in London - Luxury Town House, London

Town House near the River Thames the O2 and Excel great Transport

Set in this Historic Area on the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Royal Arsenal and Military Academy date to the 15th century. Surrounded by parks, gardens in an area that is mostly pedestrian only with no through traffic.

There are several bars and cafes very near by.. Corner Stone Cafe, The Tap Rooms micro brewery, Dial Arch Gastro pub the Farmers Market and a Tesco mini super Market within a couple of minutes walk of the house.

The Town House is a large 3 storey house with five bedrooms three bathrooms.. two with showers, one with shower over bath ..it can sleep up to 14.

Thames river boat service leaves from a pier just by houses direct to Westminster, it also stops at the O2,Canary Wharf, Tower of London and other places.

If you wish to play golf there are many courses within a short distance.. including Shooters Hill and Blackheath golf course.. two of the oldest in the UK.

If you would like to see a football match West Ham, Charlton & Millwall are great places to experience football first hand.

We can help you arrange football or golf visits.. car and taxi transfer.. we have arranged very reasonable rates for taxi's and transfers.

We may also be able to arrange guided visits of parts of London with a retired.. but fully trained guide.

The Stations.. One a tube train link under river direct to London City Airport 5 mins (DLR)on to Canary Wharf, Bank and The Tower, the other has Trains to Charring Cross 20 mins, London Bridge. town centre and market are less than 5 minutes walk, as are restaurants, cafes and a vibrant fruit market. The Thames path and cycleway goes past the house.

The house is ideally located for visiting the Cycling Velodrome and Olympic Park

With Train, Tube(DLR) and Boats (Thames Clipper) all very close by.

There is shopping nearby with the market and town centre.. or for serious shoppers the new Stratford City Centre is an easy 20min tube trip.

All of Londons Thames side attractions can be reached and viewed by using Thames Clipper.. This service runs during the day and evening 7 days per week. It can take you straight to Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge,Westminster, The London Eye, and the Embankment for Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard.

We are also ideally located for going to Theatres, Ballets, Musicals and Opera's..

You can drive here..use the private parking and then not use your car for the whole of your stay..

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karine and Adrian Meadows (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French

About Karine and Adrian Meadows

I come from South East England.. I work and live in Europe. Between London, Geneva and the Bordeaux region.

Karine and Adrian Meadows purchased this house in 2000

Why Karine and Adrian Meadows chose London

The Royal Arsenal and Royal Greenwich area was a bit of an unknown place to most people.. now it has been discovered its popularity has soared.

I was the first person to buy a house on the Royal Arsenal redevelopment.. and my faith in the idea and this part of London has been more than justified.

The gardens and parks..bars, cafes, museums and market stalls..it is a safe and friendly place to be.

Next to the river Thames..with the Thames Clipper commuter service and easy access to the tube and rail stations.. it is London living at its best, minus the noise of traffic.

What makes this house unique

The gardens and parks..bars, cafes, museums and market stalls..it is a safe and friendly place to be.

Next to the river Thames..with the Thames Clipper commuter service and easy access to the tube and rail stations.. it is London living at its best, minus the noise of traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Adrian,







we are back, it was a great journey.



I hope all its OK, the House was a very good housing







… and parking for 9 scooters J















Thank you for all



Claus
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.3
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Town House Royal Greenwich, London. Ideal for Excel Boat Show London visits
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 14 reviews
4

A clean and comfortable house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be as described. It's a comfortable walk from both DLR and overground services in a really lovely area a stone's throw from the Thames. We were 14 people in total, but there were plenty of beds for everyone and no one had to sleep in the living room, which so often happens when you have a large group. The beds, including the sofa beds, were all very comfortable and the bedding and towels were good quality. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the property manager was extremely accommodating, both in welcoming us very late due to a cancelled flight, and dealing with a couple of teething issues we had, including getting us a new oven in less than 24 hours. The area the house is in is quiet and well maintained with shops within easy walking distance. I would happily stay there again (if they'll have us!)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helens group were great.. The oven did decide to stop working.. Which was easy enough to replace quickly. Thanks to Kelly's can do approach. We do our best to help.. we all travel and know how plans can suddenly be changed by an airline.. Helens group will be welcome anytime in the future.. We are always glad to help with groups... and will do our best to make your stay as good as possible. Adrian and Kelly
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4

Beautiful Property--Communication Spotty

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the town house, which is a gorgeous, well maintained, spacious property. Quick walk to DLR station and buses, also convenient to Tesco Express and a Tesco Extra. Bedrooms are nice and the kitchen was well appointed. The WiFi was horrible, however, as it was mobile based instead of being proper high speed internet. Owners have said they will be installing high speed internet but check on this before you book if reliable, fast internet is important to you. We also did not have a functioning washer/dryer for the first week but this was remedied after we called.

My biggest issue was that it often took quite a while for owners to get back to us. I had arrived in London from the US and still had no idea when I could meet up to get into the house. Kelly was lovely when I met with her, and she was willing to meet quite early in the morning, but it was scary arriving without knowing exactly where I was going.

One further thing I would suggest is instructions for using the cooker as it is vastly different from those used in North America.

Overall, it's a good value if you're willing to trade off travel time into the city for a lower per night rate. Absolutely gorgeous neighborhood!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the constuctive comments and nice review about our house and the area. The new Internet will be put in this week.. an engineer is booked for the 13th Nov.. 18 mbps they say.. the mobile net used to be fine..but all the devices have moved on somewhat in the past two years..and everyone has one.. so the speed does suffer. We'll put some instructions in the kitchen for the cooker.. and I'll make sure I do get directions away sooner.. I probably sent them when you were already traveling in airports..
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4

Excellent value for money

  • 4 of 5

Located in an excellent neighbourhood. Property was spotless and appeared well maintained. We had excellent support from 'Julie' I believe. We had a number of challenges which had nothing to do with the property and she was always helpful. We really appreciated that. Trains, bus centre, grocer within walking distance (not next door as the advertisement appears to indicate but close enough). Lovely historical buildings in good nick surround the place. Easy to find once you find it. Very roomy, these rooms were very spacious for UK properties. The beds appeared to be king size. Excellent linens. The bedrooms were five in number but could comfortably house sixteen individuals if you didn't need privacy while sleeping. Flooring was all wood upstairs and I can't remember what is was downstairs. The kitchen is well stocked with cutlery and the like. Could not get the combo washer / dryer going - door cover which houses the handle was missing. Parking is available but getting in and out is tight because the space across the street from the property allows permit parking. Big set back which they must get fixed - no internet access. Why this is the case makes no sense in today's day. I would stay here again, if internet access was installed without any hesitation. I would recommend the place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review.. The grocers is as you say, not next door.. but the nearest one is 250 metres.. as is the nearest pub and cafe.. if they were next door the constant coming and going would be worse than the walk.. Especially as the grocers is open from 7am until midnight.. We are just replacing the Washing Machine having tried in vain to buy a new door handle. The house does have internet but we have had problems with the connection. If there are a lot of people in the house that all want to download..there is not enough bandwidth. I am considering changing the provider. So.. apologies for the net.. I hope you will consider coming back.
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4

Lovely room to socialis, sleeping spaces not ideal

  • 4 of 5

I rented this flat for a friends weekend through HomeAway, which somehow never managed to get my reservation into my account (so I do hope that my deposit will be returned), and the owner was not incredibly communicative AFTER the reservation and deposit were made until just before we were to show up, which made some of our group a little nervous about making travel arrangements. That said, the info. was adequate.

The house has 2 sleeping spaces, only 1 of which is a room, the other an open 2nd floor space with room enough for 4, 2 on cots.One of the cots collapsed under a sleeping person, which was not incredibly comfortable. That said, most of us slept fairly well, although we did have to relegate the snorers to the one bedroom with a door, which made the arrangements a little interesting. 1st floor bathroom toilet seat was coming off, and 2nd floor bathroom shower not suitable for larger people.

The washing machine and dishwasher worked fairly well, although there were no printed instructions and remembering how to use them after the charming cleaning person left was a little bit of a challenge. The oven did NOT work, which made cooking for our group less than ideal.

Neither extractor fan in the bathrooms worked, although one has a window. We did end up having to provide our own toilet paper and paper towels, as what had been left was not enough to accommodate us for the weekend.

The downstairs living/lounge spaces were great, big enough for all of us to sit around comfortably and talk.

There was one parking space we could use at the property itself, and long term permits were available in a lot nearby.

The space had heating locked on high, and the water was a good temperature. We did have to open windows to not overheat.

Finding the space was a little odd, The number was given, but the building number not, so I wandered around a bit before making the connection.

I brought a hotspot with me to use, good since their wifi was kind of spotty,

Area was gorgeous, very walkable. Nice pub and grocery on premises.

If available when we meet up next year, would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic weekend in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

I had booked a surprise weekend for my partners birthday and unfortunately just 4 days before the event our original Penthouse booking was cancelled by the Company; Luckily I came across The Royal Academy Hall and contacted Adrian who was absolutely brilliant, and managed to have our booked confirmed just 12 hours after first contact.

On arrival Adrian met us and gave us a very informative talk about the House and the surroundings including where to go for dinner/breakfast, and this made us feel really at home and confident that our weekend was going to be brilliant.

The House is in a very quiet area, yet there is still a lovely pub/restaurant just around the corner called the 'Dial Arch', we went there for dinner and the food, atmosphere and service was amazing.

There was a very large group of us in the House but there was plenty of room for everyone, and the lovely outdoor terrace upstairs was fantastic for a bit of fresh air.

The House has all the neccessary bits and pieces including an iron and a hair dryer which came in very handy, along with enough cups, glasses, cutlery, plates and bowls for everyone.

All beds were very comfy and we had 2 lovely nights sleep.

I can't thank Adrian more for making our stay really memorable, and I would reccommend this House to anyone hoping to be in a great London location with a large group of friends or family.

I certainly hope we will be able to stay again in the future.

Louise.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Louise.. We were glad we could help and offer you the accommodation.. As for other people cancelling clients stays at the last minute.. it seems to be a regular thing. I have another enquiry today.. for this weekend.. apparently the same thing has happened to them. I hope all the host sites keep an eye on people opperating in an unscrupulous fashion. Regards Adrian
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Extremely disappointed!!!!

  • 2 of 5

Highly disappointed!! My family (5 Adults and 2 children) stayed in "The Hall" recently. We have stayed in many self catering homes before and have never been disappointed with a home, until now. Getting the keys and getting into the building was less than convenient and a bit confusing. Once there we had to wait for nearly two hours for the cleaning to be completed. We were left with only one, mostly empty, roll of toilet tissue to get us through the night/morning until we could find a shop and replenish our supply. We also had to call and have someone come tend to the heating as there was none. That took well over an hour. After traveling for over eight hours we just wanted to relax.

The bedroom upstairs can hardly be classified as such. It lacks privacy (open to the downstairs). The double bed was comfy. The other two "beds" were anything but. They were fold away cots that had broken springs. Not even useable. Our children had to resort to sleeping on the sofa. That was less than ideal as either the adults had to retire early or the children were forced to stay up late. The downstairs bedroom was nice enough. The home has been advertised as sleeping 10+. I find that quite an exageration. I would say that it comfortable sleeps 4 with the existing beds.

Apparently, there is a terrace. I cannot comment on it as the door to the terrace was locked and we were unable to use it. How unfortunate as a little outdoor space would have been lovely!

The interior of the home was comfortable and more than big enough. There are some things that need attention. The dishwasher is falling out of the cupboard so using it is difficult at best. The cupboard door is nearly falling off. The kettle leaks. There are no instructions on how to use any of the appliances. The pots and pans are definitely worse for ware and need replacing. There were no wash rags or sponges in which to do the washing up. There is little to no information about things to see and do in Greenwhich or London. Not helpful when you are from out of town.

We did love the area. It was quiet and very close to the shops. Getting into London is a breeze. The train is close though we preferred using the water taxi. The dock for it is just a few steps away. A wonderful way to get into the city!

Overall....this home was disappointing! We will never stay here again nor will we recommend it to any of our friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
London City Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Dial Arch Square
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Channel Tunnel
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Blackheath and Shooters Hill
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Woolwich Arsenal
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A2
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Dial Arch Square
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

Set in this Historic Royal Arsenal Riverside stretching along the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Royal Arsenal and Military Academy date back to the 15th century.

Ideal for trips to O2 Arena and Excel.. Visiting London by Boat..using the Thames Clipper boat service whcih is 2 minutes from the house. Going to the Cycling Velodrome and Olympic Park.. and using the Cable car across the river.

Also great for visiting football matches.. with West Ham, Charlton and Millwall all easy to visit..and get to experience English footbal.

Thames Clipper boat service leaves from a pier just by house to Westminster, it also stops at the O2,Tower of London and other places.. The Tube link direct to London City Airport 5 Min , Westminster is 25 Min Jubilee Line.Trains direct to Charring Cross passing London Bridge, or to Waterloo.

The Station, Town centre and Market are 3 Mins walk, as are restaurants, cafes . The London Stone Cafe ,Museum Cafe and the Dial Arch Gastro Pub and Tap Rooms Micro Brewery are within the Royal Arsenal (2min) all with internet.

The Thames walkway goes past the house as does a Thames cycle route.

Other Activities: O2 Dome, Excel, Cycling Velodrome and Olympic Park

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Greenwich, 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
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,700
£8,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
15 Aug 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 3 nights
From
£350
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,600
£6,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
19 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£700
for 2 nights
From
£300
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,400
£5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£700
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,400
£5,100
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning one off fee £100

Booking notes
Our prices are a guideline.. we reserve the right to charge more or less depending on the period...ie during holidays.
30% deposit payable on booking the balance is due five weeks prior to arrival.
If you wish to use the property for anything that might reasonably be described as accommodation you are required to inform us in advance. If you do not we may terminate your stay.

30% deposit upon booking.. remainder 5 weeks before the stay.
Payable by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in London in England

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet Large shower and washbasin
  • Toilet roll will be provided for when you arrive.. but we don't restock for you.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , En-suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed is a double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed is a double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you wish to grab a quick snack the town centre has plenty of Cafe's. You can get a really good meal at our local Tai Tap Chinese starting at £4 for a Main Course..and it is an immense serving..enough for two, possibly.. Also all major UK banks are in the High St. If you want fruit..the market 3mins walk 6days a week.. is one of the few remaining 'real markets' in London. A sports centre is just along the river 'The Waterfront' but most people find walking around London exercise enough. Entry to the smaller on-site gym can be arranged. We may be able to provide some guidance with regards to visiting London. We can send you Links to Websites that may be of some help..especially with regard to local travel and events. We have some actual experience having given personal guided tours and we speak several languages. French, Spanish, Italian, Russian..and possibly some more.

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