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Sue McDougall

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, Italian, French

Central London Zone 1 apartment 70m2 with swim pool, gym, sauna

66 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Farringdon - Herbal Hill Gardens

5-star stay in central London with leisure facilities, business/travel

Unusually large open plan apartment with high ceilings. There are 2 double beds (1 fixed on the mezzanine level accessed by ladder - ideal for youngsters or guest stop over), living area with TV and DVD player with selection of DVDs, dining area, built in wardrobes with sliding mirror doors, spacious hall, fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom suite.

The apartment is located in a modern development with many amenities for residents only. These include a hotel style lobby entrance with concierge+CCTV for security, swimming pool with sauna, gym, table tennis table, great fun for all the family, communal garden and roof terrace; they are complimentary to the rent price.

To Secure the Booking: We require a 20% deposit to secure the booking. Once the deposit is received your requested dates will be marked as 'Unavailable' to any further inquiries.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sue McDougall (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian, French

Reviews

4.8
based on 66 holidaymaker reviews

Central London Zone 1 apartment 70m2 with swim pool, gym, sauna
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 66 reviews
Hayden Lake, Idaho
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the Clerkenwell flat in London. David is a great communicator, helpful in making arrangements, and Tracey is very nice and flexible about check-in and check-out. The apartment is secure, spacious, and clean, the furniture comfortable and tasteful in leather and glass, and the kitchen and bath extremely nice and well-equipped--all better than pictured or expected. The view out the full-sized double windows in the living room is entertaining, with lively and friendly neighborhood activity. A very good grocery store is a half-block away, the bus stop is a block, good restaurants and food trucks abound, and people are friendly. The location is perfect, allowing for walking (about 15 minutes to walk to the Thames Blackfriars Bridge), riding the bus (63 is great for north-south and 55 east-west), and using the Tube from a couple of nearby stations, Farringdon or Chancery. Before and after running around town to museums, parks, and plays, the flat was an oasis. We loved it and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We hope you'll come back me again.
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Not as advertised. Noisy, unclean beds. Pest traps all around. Tumble dryer is an air rack.

  • 1 of 5

My first VRBO fail. One of the two beds was left with dirty sheets. The landlord said I should have requested 2 clean beds. ???? Despite saying he would have the bedding issue taken care of, one of us slept on a pull out chair the entire week as no one came by to clean the bedding or take out the old trash. There was open containers of food such as cheese fruits milk. The owner said he thought I might want them and that I should just dispose of them. That's his job. There was an abundance of mouse traps around and he said they had seen mice the week before so put them out. The tumble dryer is just an electric clothes rack which gave me a shock when I touched 2 sides at once and took over 12 hours for items to dry. There is only one window/door to allow fresh air and since there is no air conditioning and the weather was topping 80 we needed to have that open at all times. This meant listening to a very busy street full of traffic at all hours of the day and night. Sitting on the sofa with the door open I was able to make eye contact with commuters on the 2 story buses. Not at all what I expected. All my previous rentals have been just as stated and received 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay but feel that you are being unfair. When you arrived the king sized bed was made up, as usual, with freshly washed and ironed sheets. You later found that the upper bed was stripped down to the mattress cover. Our cleaner, who is new, had not realised that you wanted two separate beds. We have since asked her to make up the upper bed whatever number of guests are expected. You contacted my husband the following day and complained strongly about the upper bed and the fact that a small piece of cheese, four cherry tomatoes and half a bottle of milk had been left in the fridge, along with the complementary bottle of wine we give to all guests. The cheese, the tomatoes and the milk should have been removed. Our cleaner wrongly thought that they could be useful. We have asked her to ensure that, in future, all foods left in the fridge are disposed of. Because you were so unhappy, my husband offered you a discount of £400 which you took. He also offered to send our son round to make up the upper bed at a time that would suit you. He pointed out that the chair bed was available and that there were clean sheets in the trunk. While kids adore climbing up the ladder to the upper bed, many of our older guests prefer the chair bed. On hearing no more, and when you did not suggest a time that our son might call, we assumed that you were content with the very substantial discount you had taken and with the apartment. On the last day within an hour of your departure, when it was no longer possible to change anything, you wrote to us in aggressive terms to tell us that even with £400 off, it would not be possible to write us a positive review. You mentioned that there were mousetraps; as we explained, the previous week we had seen a single mouse. We have never experienced this before in our six year ownership of the property. We called the pest controllers who dealt with the problem but left some mouse traps as a precaution. I assume you did not see a mouse, as you would clearly have pointed this out had you done so. You are right we do not have a tumbler drier; we have an electric clothes airer which is very effective. I have checked the airer myself and failed to get an electric shock but as one of the six panels was not heating up we have replaced it. Finally, we have found you very hard to communicate with; most recently, we offered to forward the suitcase you left behind and you have not replied. Sue McDougall
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5

Comfortable flat centrally located

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to London for a week with my wife and daughters (17 and 19). We really liked the flat. We had all we needed. Was just as expected from photos. It was clean and comfortable. I would note that the loft bed is good for teenagers or kids, but I would not recommend it for adults. There is also a pullout bed in one of the chairs. If you are traveling with children or teens, it works very well. The kitchen had all we needed. There were grocery stores nearby. It was within easy walking distance to Farrington and Chancery Street underground. Buses are also very nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We hope that you can come again some time.
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5

Accueillant, formidable

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est bien plus spacieux qu'il n'en donne l'air sur les photos, l'accueil est plus que chaleureux, humainement et matériellement ( nécessaire de premier repas, de douche...). La piscine a enchanté les enfants, l'emplacement est idéal (bus, métro près de Saint Pancras, de Picadilly, etc.... pub, boutiques, marché greatest ;-) ).

Bref, à la prochaine occasion nous y retournons !

Vraiment, n'hésitez pas....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci tellement pour cette excellente revue. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. David
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5

Taylor Family

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you. The apartment is in an excellent location - close to Farringdon tube. Near to lots of supermarkets for any supplies (though we ate out every night!). Tracey met us and was lovely and very helpful. The apartment was clean and all linens provided - including pool towels which was a bonus as the kids enjoyed using the pool (which was empty on each occasion we went). The sauna was great and we enjoyed table tennis too.

The apartment has everything you need, including tea, coffee, sugar various condiments like oil and vinegar (which I hate having to buy only to use just a couple of times). Leftover shampoos and shower gels are left in the bathroom and free to use if necessary so you really can travel light! Shower was amazing - really powerful and the beds were super comfy. The property offers excellent value for money for a family of 4. Overall a fantastic trip - would definitely stay again and will recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We hope to see you again. David
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5

Londra Gennaio 2016

  • 5 of 5

Appartamento favoloso, accoglienza splendida, che dire da consigliare. Alla portata di tutti, e poi la piscina è la ciliegina sulla torta. Dopo aver camminato tutto il giorno farsi un bagno in un acqua calda al punto giusto non ha prezzo....

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: La ringrazio molto per la revisione. Speriamo di rivederti! David
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Location

Tower Bridge
Big Ben
Trafalgar Square
Tower of London
The National Gallery
Tate Modern
Covent Garden Market
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Dover
Car: not necessary

The building is located in the Clerkenwell Road between the West End and the City. It is ideally placed for sight seeing, shopping, or to visit London's many cultural attractions. The nearest stations are Chancery Lane on the Central Line and Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City lines, with direct trains to Gatwick and Luton airports). Euston, Kings Cross and the Euro Star terminal at St Pancras are all within easy reach. Within 10-20 minutes walk you can be strolling along the Thames, visit Tate Modern, walk along the Strand, hunt for bargains in Covent Garden or visit the world famous opera. Russel Square and the British Museum are a short walk away as are the Angel, Islington, the Barbican, the Museum of London and St Pauls Cathedral. There are many restaurants, bars and pubs in the vicinity plus a wide range of grocery shops and convenience stores plus a daily street market for all your needs.

Other Activities: Sight-seeing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Farringdon, 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
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£960
 
 
Low season
7 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£740
 
 
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£640
for 4 nights
From
£160
£1,100
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£740
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£960
 
 
Easter
10 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£850
for 5 nights
From
£170
£1,150
 
 
Mid Season
21 Apr 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£960
 
 
High Season
17 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£1,150
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£960
 
 
Low season
6 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£770
 
 
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£1,150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The price is fully inclusive. Unlike many other properties, there are no additional charges. These rates cover all billls, taxes, internet access, linen, towels, use of the leisure centre and the final clean. Linen and towels are changed weekly and the apartment is cleaned weekly.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Farringdon in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Open Plan - 2 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Internet access available with your own computer. driver download required.

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