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Luxury historic family house in the heart of London (Westminster

People12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Four storeys, 7 bedrooms, short walk to top tourist attractions

Live like a Londoner and share a postcode with the Queen! This spectacular family house, a classic London townhouse built in 1846 and quietly situated in a friendly and beautiful London terrace 10 minutes' WALK from Buckingham Palace, boasts 7 bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchen-dining room (seats 12), a conservatory-study, 3 bathrooms + 2 separate WCs & free unlimited wi-fi throughout. With the rooms laid out on four main floors (and some mezzanines), the house works well for extended families. There are 4 x large double beds (150cm, 5'6' wide), 1 x smaller double bed (135 cm, 4"6" wide), 3 x single beds and 2 x fold-out bed-chairs. Maximum permitted occupancy is 12 people plus infants (2 x cots provided). The main rooms have ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces, chandeliers & working window-shutters yet the house is fitted with with every modern convenience: washing machine/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, hair-dryers, irons, SMART TVs in four rooms (with internet access, Netflix etc.), gas-log open fire, digital radio/sound systems with iPad, iPhone/MP3 'docks', linen/towels, books, toys, DVDs, 2 x highchairs and other baby equipment. Cozy and warm in winter, high quality fans keeps the top floors comfortable in the very hottest summer (though mostly, this being London, they're not needed). Outside there’s a suntrap terrace leading from the kitchen, plus a delightful patio garden wreathed in jasmine and wisteria. A great sports centre with public-access gym and swimming pools is a two minute walk from the house, as are a wide range of grocery stores and other local shops, banks, a post-office, beauty salons and so on..

We keep the house in immaculate condition, constantly re-painting to remove scuff marks and renewing furniture and accessories regularly. Guests frequently comment on our level of cleanliness and attention to detail. A welcome pack of groceries greets you on arrival.

We pride ourselves on the fact that the house is imaginatively decorated and laid out in such a way that there are great opportunities for privacy, as well as for all members of the household to meet together sociably.

The location of this wonderful house is unbeatable. Although it is situated in the very heart of London, it is quietly positioned. The area is very safe and well served in every possible way. The neighbouring streets are full of great local shops (including supermarkets - open all hours - and specialist delicatessans), cafes and restaurants. At one end of the street is a local food market; at the other, under two minutes' walk from the house, is Pimlico Underground ('Tube') Station and terrific local bus routes. From the house it is just a short stroll to Victoria Station, Tate Britain, the Thames, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, St James’ Park, Battersea Park, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Several theatres, too, and beautiful new cinema are within easy walking distance, and it is only a short tube/bus/taxi ride (or you can walk) to Hyde Park, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, the West End, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, the National Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Film Theatre, the Festival Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, the London Aquarium and other main London attractions. There are easy transport links to all London airports and mainline stations, and London and regional bus tours. For those who like to run or jog, there are great routes along the River Thames and through the beautiful local streets and parks.

This spectacular house is brilliantly located for special annual London events, including - within WALKING distance - all Royal Family celebrations, the Chelsea Flower Show , the London Marathon (finishing line), the New Year's Day Parade, the Lord Mayor's Procession & Show, the Russian Winter Festival, outdoor skating ,the Chinese New Year celebrations, Trooping of the Colour, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Thames Festival, the Chelsea Antiques Fair, the State Opening of Parliament, the London Film Festival, Guy Fawkes Night, the main New Year Celebrations, Christmas Lighting Celebrations and Westminster Abbey for Christmas Carols and all Royal Family celebrations.

Within a short tube/bus ride you'll reach the London International Boat Show, the Olympia Fine Art & Antique Fair, Wimbledon, the Holiday and Travel Show, Party in the Park, the Proms at the Albert Hall, the Covent Garden Festival of Street Theatre, the Notting Hill Carnival - and many others major cultural and sporting events. Wimbledon is an easy tube-ride away, as is Wembley Stadium.

More Details

About Us

Adrienne Burgess
21 Gayton Road
NW3 1TY Hampstead
VAT Reg No986 6594 42

Property Manager
Adrienne Burgess
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Adrienne Burgess

We are a couple who have worked mainly in the theatre and the arts, although Adrienne is now a writer/researcher specialising in fatherhood and Martin coaches in communications.

Adrienne Burgess purchased this house in 1985

Why Adrienne Burgess chose Westminster and West End

We purchased our central London home in 1985 and lived there until 2002. The moment we opened the door we loved it. It felt then, and feels now, as if only happy things have happened here - which can't possibly be true, since it's almost 170 years since it was built! We wanted to live right in the heart of London, and you can't get much closer to the heart than this. We also wanted a spacious house, with high ceilings and a sense of generations upon generations of people living there before us. And that is exactly what we got! We raised our family here, working from home, so the house has always been busy and full of children. When we left it, and downshifted to another part of London, we rejoiced that we didn't have to sell it, and that other people could now enjoy it too.

What makes this house unique

The remarkable thing about 'Pimlico' (the area in the London Borough of Westminster in which our house is), is that it is quite like a village, and yet it is right in the heart of perhaps the greatest city in the world. Neighbours know each other; our quiet street contains many family houses and has an active residents' association, the people in the shops are friendly, and yet it's cosmopolitan and fast-paced. In Pimlico you can be peaceful, yet never feel that life is passing you by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have travelled from Australia and New Zealand for our daughter’s wedding – three generations. We had a wonderful time. The weather was great and the wedding went off without a hitch. The house of course made it all so easy. Just right for all our family and so wonderfully well equipped! We loved Pimlico (the local area – Owner) – so handy to everything!
Mar 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pimlico in London

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , Handbasin here too
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handbasin here too
  • The bathrooms and cloakrooms are beautifully fitted. Almost all have outside windows. All are newly tiled and maintained, with high quality fittings The showers are powerful (many of our guests have praised them!) and there is plenty of hot water. The top floor bathroom has roof lights as well as a window, so you can lie back at look at the stars! There is a WC on every floor, or on the half-landing, so easy access for all guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , room behind main sitting room
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , bathroom and separate WC adjacent
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , WC and bathroom (with WC) very close
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Cot , ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bathroom with WC adjacent
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The beautifully decorated bedrooms are all quietly situated, and have loads of hanging and other storage space. The bedroom floors are all well carpeted, and the beds very comfortable, with mattress and pillow protectors as well as lovely linen and bedspreads. Pillows, duvets etc. are of high quality. There are bedside lamps and dimmer switches - and three of the bedrooms have TVs. A small kitchenette leads off one of the lower ground floor bedrooms - perfect for early-morning-coffee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(51 traveller reviews)

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Luxury historic family house in the heart of London (Westminster
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 59 reviews
5

Truly a home away from home. Every little detail was perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This is a must if you plan to rent a spot in London. So conveniently located, beautiful in every way! So detail oriented. We were even welcomed with a basket filled with jams, toast, wine, pasta and sauce. So clean as well. Just a perfect stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed the house and appreciated all the 'little things'. We love our guests to be comfortable. Please come again soon!
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4

Super location, charming house!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and extended family stayed for a week. (10 of us!) The location is amazing - you can walk to Pimlico station, the bus on Belgrave or Victoria station. We often walked to and from sight seeing (like Buckingham Palace or one of the many nearby parks.) Great local pubs, restaurants and grocery stores within a few minutes' walk.

Minor Downside: the street side can be noisy and the neighbors behind you like to stay up and enjoy their company. However, every guidebook I read noted that London, like most big cities, can be pretty loud. So, you will get a "city" experience.

The house was clean, the rooms and set up were as advertised. The new lower level rooms and toilets/showers were wonderful! This was very comfortable and "homey"! Would absolutely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed the house. You noticed noise, we think, because the weather has been so hot that you will have had most of the windows wide open. Londoners have undoubtedly been celebrating in the streets to make the most of the longest spell of 30+ temperatures since 1976!
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5

Beautiful home in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect home for our family. The home is very well maintained, the owners anticipated our every question and need, and then some. The entire process from the day I first contacted them to the return of the deposit was a pleasant experience.

The location gave easy access to the underground, and Westminster station which made it easy for us to get everywhere we wanted to go.

I would highly recommend this home for any large family (there was12 of us), and if we ever get the chance to return to London booking this home will be our first step.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your perfect review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and felt that the location - not least two minutes from Pimlico Underground Station in Westminster - was really helpful to you. And travel in London is so expensive that staying in this location saves a fortune!
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5

Wonderful home for London stay

  • 5 of 5

Our large family really enjoyed our stay in London. The home was lovely and quaint as shown in the photos and the location was perfect ! We so appreciated the detailed instructions and recommendations supplied.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that our detailed instructions relating to the house and locality were useful. It's hard to achieve the right balance between providing too little information - or too much!
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5

Charming and cozy. We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Good location. Charming house. I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you were happy - please visit again!
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5

Exceptional house

  • 5 of 5

"We really enjoyed the house and had a great time. The house is completely equipied and very comfortable and I am sure going to recommend it to an one who asks me where to stay in London"

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to these lovely guests - fathers and sons who regularly take vacations together. So happy we could help them - and they left the house SO clean and tidy! Thank you!
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Heathrow/Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Pimlico Tram
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Pimlico Underground (tube station)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A3
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Thai Cafe
Car: not necessary

With its amazing CENTRAL Zone 1 London location (SW1V2ND - Google it!), this quietly situated family house is brilliantly positioned for a see-all London visit. It’s a minute's WALK from shops, supermarkets, restaurants, outdoor food-market, Pimlico Tube (underground) & 24-hour taxis, buses, car clubs, bike hire. It’s a 10-min WALK to the River Thames, Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Cathedral, theatres, cinema, St James Park, Victoria Station & Victoria Coach Station (from which there are easy rail/coach links to Heathrow, Gatwick & Europe). It’s a 20-min WALK to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the King's Road/Chelsea. Short tube/bus rides take you direct to Harrods, the major Museums, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, the West End, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the National Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, the Festival Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre & National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, IMAX, Waterloo Station, Tate Modern.

Local activities include: shopping, restaurants, historic monuments, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, river boats.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pimlico, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,335
for 5 nights
From
£847
From
£947
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,997
 
 
SPECIAL OFFER
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,788
for 4 nights
From
£447
From
£547
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,997
 
 
Late Autumn
14 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,188
for 4 nights
From
£547
From
£647
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,997
 
 
SPECIAL OFFER
5 Nov 2017 - 4 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,788
for 4 nights
From
£447
From
£547
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,997
 
 
Christmas Shopping Season
5 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,188
for 4 nights
From
£547
From
£647
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,997
 
 
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,997
for 7 nights
From
£1,097
Fri,Sat,Sun
£6,997
 
 
Winter
10 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,535
for 5 nights
From
£697
From
£747
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,997
 
 
Spring 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,535
for 5 nights
From
£697
From
£747
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,997
 
 
Early Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,335
for 5 nights
From
£847
From
£947
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,997
 
 
Summer 2018
27 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,335
for 5 nights
From
£847
From
£947
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,997
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,535
for 5 nights
From
£697
From
£747
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,997
 
 
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£6,997
for 7 nights
£6,997
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£3,235
for 5 nights
From
£647
£4,497
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

VAT receipt available on request.
To reserve dates, full non-refundable payment due if within six weeks of arrival date: 50% on booking, then 50% 45 days before arrival. Payment via UK Cheque, electronic bank transfer or credit cards via PayPal.
Returnable security deposit of £250 taken on booking.
Beds, except for the two (very comfortable) sofa chairs, made up.
Rates are subject to change until reservation. Generally the property is let for 4 nights minimum stay but if there is a vacancy for a shorter stay between lets we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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