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Reception Room with sofa bed

Reception Room with sofa bed Bedroom with queen bed, built in wardrobe and window to garden below Fully equipped modern kitchen Reception room with windows on Handel Street Sofa bed in reception room Dinning table opens to seat two or four Desk/dressing table in bedroom View of quiet area below bedroom window Newly refurbished bathroom, complete with rubber duckies! Modern shower with deluge head and hand spray View from the kitchen window after a rare snowfall on Handel Street! Flat is above entrance door with three windows on Handel Street Summer view of Handel Street from St Georges Gardens Waitrose Supermarket in nearby Brunswick Shopping Centre on winter evening Farmers market in nearby Brunswick Shopping Centre Choosing a Portuguese stew at the farmers market!

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Camden apartment description

This bright, elegant Georgian (1760's) apartment is your perfect pied-a-terre in Central London. Situated in Handel St. a quiet, tree lined side street just off Brunswick Sq. in the heart of Bloomsbury, the flat is barely five minutes walk from Russell Square tube (Piccadilly line) or the red double decker buses on Woburn Place/Southampton Row. A pleasant ten minute walk though Russell Sq Gardens and you're at the British Museum and UCL Campus or walk North to Euston Rd for the British Library and St Pancras (Eurostar). To the South (two tube stops) or 20 minutes walk, takes you to Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Ave and the West End theatres.

The whole building was completely refurbished in 2005 and this first floor flat (US second floor) is a charming place to return to after a busy day of sight seeing or shopping. Retaining the original marble fireplace and cream painted shutters, the high ceilings and long Georgian windows give a feeling of space and light whilst modern, quality furniture ensures your comfort.

The queen-size bed has pocket spring mattress and the sofa bed is very comfortable. The arm chairs are of cream leather, the kitchen area is fully equipped and the pull-out dining table can seat four or more if necessary. The bathroom, newly refurbished in 2013 has a full walk in shower with 'deluge' shower head, heated marble tiled floor, heated towel rail, toilet and basin. The separate utility/laundry room on the landing has a sink, washer and dryer, iron/board and room to store luggage.

The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsburys new High St. is moments away and affords great grocery shopping at gourmet supermarket Waitrose, two Chemists, a Starbucks, the artsy Renoir Cinema and a selection of interesting restaurants and a small Farmers Market on Weds and Sats.
Travel to the flat is excellent with Heathrow just an hour away, straight through on the Piccadilly line. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 10 minutes walk or one tube stop, similarly to Euston Station. With Liverpool St.(Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) a short cab ride away, this delightful home away from home has the advantage of being in a most central location and yet enjoying a very quiet and peaceful neighbourhood setting.

A recent visitor from VA says...'we LOVED the flat. The location was superb, we fell in love with Waitrose and enjoyed walking in the gardens nearby. The light was wonderful and the history of the house fascinating, we had never seen windows with shutters like that! You had thought of everything - the advantage of you the owners living here part of the time is that it is so well equipped and comfortable. We definitely want to come again.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Pocket spring mattresss, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            New 'smart' TV with Netflix, BBC iPlayer, browser and other internet apps...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Telephone

          Activities

          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Shopping
          • ATM/Bank
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services
          • Cycling
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Antiquing
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo
          • Churches
          • Playground
          • Live Theater
          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • Museums
          • Cinemas

          Other Activities

              • A small quiet street yet moments from excellent grocery shopping, selection of good restaurants serving international foods, delightful parks and very good local and international transport connections....moreless
               

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              • We keep returning!

                We keep returning!

                • Guest Patricia (Vancouver)
                • Date of stay 01/01/14
                • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                This was our third stay (a recommendation in itself) in this lovely flat in Bloomsbury. Each visit has been a little longer as there never seems to be enough time to do all we want to do in London. This is why we decided to stay for four weeks in January this year. Everything we said about the flat and its wonderful location in our first review still holds true (see December 12, 2011), so we will only mention here a few of the improvements that the owners have made to the flat in the past year. There are three which we particularly appreciated. The bathroom has been completely redone, with a spacious walk-in shower, new fittings, and an over-the-sink cabinet with ample storage space for all those things one needs in the loo. There is also a new washer/dryer (one single unit as is common in the UK) in the private laundry room half a flight down, as well as a very useful drying rack. The manual for the flat has also been improved, completely revised and updated. As always, the owners and their daughter, Antonia, are delightful to deal with, responding immediately to any questions or problems. We are already planning our next visit.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thank you Pat for your lovely Review of our flat in Handel St. Always glad when you come come back again and appreciate our 'upgrades'. Thank you also for recommending us to your friends! We look forward to welcoming you and your husband again soon. Best Regards Judith

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              • Wonderful Handel Street

                Wonderful Handel Street

                • Guest Professors John & Deirdre (New York)
                • Date of stay 04/08/13
                • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                This last visit was the second my husband and I have paid to the Handel St. flat, so beautifully maintained by the owners. The location is superb (and not just for proximity to the British Library, the British Museum, and many buses), but also for its closeness to the Brunswick Centre where one can shop for everything at Waitrose (best supermarket in London) and find many nice cafes. Situated on the first floor (second for US visitors), the flat has beautiful large Georgian windows that make the flat wonderfully light: the kitchen is fully equipped and the bedroom comfortable and quiet. No better place to stay in historic Bloomsbury. And finally the property manager is easily reachable and very helpful. Very highly recommended.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thank you for such kind review, I am so glad you enjoy being in our little home away from home..hope you can come again soon! Judith

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              • A great spot for exploring London

                A great spot for exploring London

                • Guest YYZGIRL (Toronto)
                • Date of stay 12/12/12
                • Review Submitted 12/29/12
                We would highly recommend this comfortable apartment, conveniently located just a block away from a grocery store, cafes, movie theatre, shops and two Tube stations. We hope to be back!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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              • great spot in bloomsbury

                great spot in bloomsbury

                • Guest dr. C. (massachusetts, usa)
                • Date of stay 11/27/12
                • Review Submitted 12/13/12
                I loved this apartment. Antonia was great and the directions from King's Cross St. Pancras were spot on. The location is great- right in the middle of Bloomsbury and walking distance to many interesting neighborhoods and sights. Everything was super well laid out and the kitchen is an organizational miracle. There were no surprises other than it was nicer than we expected. Everything was clean and in good shape. I want to go back soon!!!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thank you Moira...you can come again anytime!!! judith

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              • very pleasant small apt.

                very pleasant small apt.

                • Guest Meir Y. (-)
                • Date of stay 01/08/12
                • Review Submitted 01/26/12
                In a quiet residential area, minutes away from nice shopping center and tube station (Piccadilly line). The property was faithfully described and the owner was very cooperative. The British Museum is within easy walking distance, other atractions require transportation (tube , bus, other).

                Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children.

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              • A wonderful experience!

                A wonderful experience!

                • Guest PDX Traveler (Portland, OR)
                • Date of stay 12/21/11
                • Review Submitted 01/01/12
                My husband and I had such an amazingly lovely experience in London for our honeymoon, and staying at this flat made all the difference. Every aspect of the VRBO was pleasant - from booking, to arriving, to then having it as our landing pad while we ventured around the city. It was clean, comfortable, and so much more convenient than any hotel - we walked or took public transportation to every neighborhood/attraction we wanted to explore. Working with Judith and Antonia was also a joy! Absolutely no complaints. We would wholeheartedly recommend this flat to any friend or family member traveling to London and I'd be surprised if we ourselves ever stay at a hotel in future. Thank you, Judith and Antonia, for a wonderful experience in a great city!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thanks so much Annie for your kind comments...and so glad you had a fun honeymoon in our little flat in Bloomsbury!

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              • Everything we hoped for

                Everything we hoped for

                • Guest Patricia and Ian (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
                • Date of stay 11/20/11
                • Review Submitted 12/12/11
                Ideally situated on a quiet street in Bloomsbury, this flat is an attractive pied-a-terre for short-term residents in London. It is immediately clear upon arrival that the owners know what travellers require: a telephone, wi-fi, microwave, washer, dryer, dishwasher, nicely equipped kitchen, radio and TV, and umbrellas. Of course, basics such as towels and linen are also supplied and, perhaps best of all, a mini travel library of at least 50 London maps, pamphlets, and guidebooks. Two "in-house" books also provided helpful information, so have a look at these: the handbook put together by the owners, and the Guestbook in which you will find recommendations by previous visitors. It was a delight for us to be able to plan our day tranquilly, listening to BBC radio, and plotting our various walks and sights, without having to rush off to a hotel dining room for breakfast or worry about the housekeeping staff barging in on us at an inopportune time. We walked everywhere, making only occasional use of the buses and underground trains which pass conveniently nearby. And, at night, we visited various excellent neighbourhood pubs and restaurants without any worries about personal security. Thanks to the quiet location we slept well each night. We also appreciated dealing with the owners who responded promptly to all our queries and who refunded our deposit within two weeks of our departure. Antonia, who met us when we arrived at the flat, was full of helpful information and good recommendatinos for nearby restaurants. As there is still much for us to see and do in Bloomsbury and beyond, we hope to return again to this excellent flat. We have already recommended it to three other couples.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thank you so much Patricia for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed London and appreciated our flat. Hope you'll come back soon!Judith

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              • Great location with young kids

                Great location with young kids

                • Guest Cyndi (Virginia, USA)
                • Date of stay 04/12/11
                • Review Submitted 06/28/11
                We travelled with our two kids (7 and 10). They slept comfortably on the pullout couch. The flat is located close enough to all types of rail and it was a great base location for touring. Even late at night after an all-day trip to Paris the little one was able to walk home with little-to-no whining. The proximity to groceries is a huge plus and there are dozens of options for food within a quick walk. Having the ability to do wash, and thus pack lighter was a huge bonus. The kids loved playing in Coram Fields just around the corner. The flat is a great option for families. We found by the end of our trip that the bus was often faster than the underground, especially to Waterloo for day trips by rail. Well located for several major bus lines. We loved the ambiance of the old building and would love to come back another time. The rental process was seamless and worked well. Our first homestay and certainly not our last!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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              • Great location with young kids

                Great location with young kids

                • Guest Cyndi (Virginia, USA)
                • Date of stay 04/12/11
                • Review Submitted 06/28/11
                We travelled with our two kids (7 and 10). They slept comfortably on the pullout couch. The flat is located close enough to all types of rail and it was a great base location for touring. Even late at night after an all-day trip to Paris the little one was able to walk home with little-to-no whining. The proximity to groceries is a huge plus and there are dozens of options for food within a quick walk. Having the ability to do wash, and thus pack lighter was a huge bonus. The kids loved playing in Coram Fields just around the corner. The flat is a great option for families. We found by the end of our trip that the bus was often faster than the underground, especially to Waterloo for day trips by rail. Well located for several major bus lines. We loved the ambiance of the old building and would love to come back another time. The rental process was seamless and worked well. Our first homestay and certainly not our last!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Thank you, your review is much appreciated, Judith

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              • Great place for exploring London - we walked everywhere

                Great place for exploring London - we walked everywhere

                • Guest Love_to_travel_65 (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
                • Date of stay 10/04/10
                • Review Submitted 11/11/10
                Very quiet and nice neighbourhood. The bedroom faces the back yard. Three min walk to perfect grocery store with ready-made meals and 5 min to the underground. Ten min walk to British Museum which should be enjoyed in small daily portions. Well equipped in all respects but the kitchen is due for a thorough cleaning beyond "beween rentals". Excellent communication with the owners with tips and ideas on what what going on in London at the time we were there. Lots of up-to-date material in the apartment on London that was of benefit to us.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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              Normal Season .............. £900/week for one or two persons.
              High Season Jun 01-Sep 30 .. £1000/week for one or two persons.
              High Season Dec 15-Jan 06 .. £1000/week for one or two persons.
              Additional persons are £75 per week per person.
              One week minimum stay for 60+ day advance booking; Otherwise five night minimum.
              Security deposit of £200 required, returnable within 10 days of check out.
              25% of rental fee required to secure your booking
              Full balance 30 days before check in date
              

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              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: Judith and Ed live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Judith is a Brit who lived and worked for many years in London before meeting Ed in Rome one sunny morning in June 1994! They were married in London 1995 and she moved permanently to the USA. However...her family, children and grandchildren all live in London, with eldest daughter and family in Brussels. Having their own base in central London was something they wanted to have when Ed retired and now they are able to spend about three months every year in their own lovely little pied-a-terre on Handel St.

              Why the Owner Chose Camden:
              We wanted a flat that was as central as we could afford, with easy access by tube and by foot to theaters, museums and with local shopping. We stayed at the Russell Sq Hotel for a few nights to attend a family wedding and realized the area answered all these criteria. Quite by chance we found the property in nearby Handel St.It was in the process of being refurbished and the flats just coming on the market. It didn't take long to decide that we wanted to buy. The building itself is lovely, 1760's Georgian with long windows looking out onto a quiet side St. and an easy walk to the British Museum and moments from nearby shopping.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The flat is amazingly convenient for all the urban delights offered by being in such a central situation. The nearby Brunswick Centre re-opened recently with it's fun shops and restaurants and The British Museum is a 10 minute stroll across Russell Sq. But the extra bonus is the Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras. In ten minutes or so you can wheel your bag up to the check in, hop on the early morning train and 2 hours later enjoy a mid morning coffee and croissant in Paris or Brussels!


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              • Reception Room with sofa bed

                Reception Room with sofa bed

              • Fully equipped modern kitchen

                Fully equipped modern kitchen

              • Sofa bed in reception room

                Sofa bed in reception room

              • Desk/dressing table in bedroom

                Desk/dressing table in bedroom

              • Newly refurbished bathroom, complete with rubber duckies!

                Newly refurbished bathroom, complete with rubber duckies!

              • View from the kitchen window after a rare snowfall on Handel Street!

                View from the kitchen window after a rare snowfall on Handel Street!

              • Summer view of Handel Street from St Georges Gardens

                Summer view of Handel Street from St Georges Gardens

              • Farmers market in nearby Brunswick Shopping Centre

                Farmers market in nearby Brunswick Shopping Centre

              • Bedroom with queen bed, built in wardrobe and window to garden below

                Bedroom with queen bed, built in wardrobe and window to garden below

              • Reception room with windows on Handel Street

                Reception room with windows on Handel Street

              • Dinning table opens to seat two or four

                Dinning table opens to seat two or four

              • View of quiet area below bedroom window

                View of quiet area below bedroom window

              • Modern shower with deluge head and hand spray

                Modern shower with deluge head and hand spray

              • Flat is above entrance door with three windows on Handel Street

                Flat is above entrance door with three windows on Handel Street

              • Waitrose Supermarket in nearby Brunswick Shopping Centre on winter evening

                Waitrose Supermarket in nearby Brunswick Shopping Centre on winter evening

              • Choosing a Portuguese stew at the farmers market!

                Choosing a Portuguese stew at the farmers market!

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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