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Spacious Characterful Apartment in a Quiet Mews in the Heart of Central London

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The sitting room has space, big comfy sofas, plus a flat-screen TV (out of shot)

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Camden apartment description

Here is the perfect apartment, right in the centre, offering a high standard of comfort in a stylish, attractive interior. If you are looking for an interesting place to stay, which has character and comfort, and which is extremely well equipped, then this is for you. It offers excellent value for money for large families and groups who want to be really central.

Our apartment oozes with history and character. It is located in one of London's historic 'mews' streets, where the horse-drawn carriages of the wealthy Bloomsbury intellectuals would draw up. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner.

The mews still has the original cobblestones while the properties along its length are built from the mellow London brick, characteristic of the 1800's. You can easily imagine yourself living in a wealthy neighbourhood from a Dickens novel. Not surprisingly these houses and flats are now highly desirable residences, with potted plants on the cobbles outside the doors and pretty flowering window-boxes in the summer. Our apartment is on the first floor ( one floor up from the ground floor) of one of these very attractive 200-year-old buildings. Because this is a mews, there is no through-traffic, so our apartment is amazingly peaceful and quiet for a residence in the very centre of London.

The interior has been completely refurbished to a very high specification We have a beautiful original oak floor throughout, with attractive beds, high quality mattresses, and lovely furnishings and bedding. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character of the apartment. Yet all the facilities are updated and modern, with two full bathrooms (with showers) and a well equipped kitchen.

Best of all, our apartment is just two minutes away (really) from the Tube station at Russell Square - and that's on the direct Tube line from Heathrow. So if you are arriving at Heathrow you can quickly reach your accommodation without having to change trains or heave your luggage around. A real bonus!

The apartment is also very convenient for arrivals at St Pancras train station. Our Tube station at Russell Square is just one stop away from St Pancras (for the Eurostar trains to Europe), or it's a very easy walk from St Pancras to the apartment down a straight road.

Bloomsbury is also the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. You can easily walk to so many tourist sights, and because the Tube station is so close it's really convenient. Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatreland if you fancy a London show. The British Museum is just a short walk. Nowhere is far away, so even if you take a taxi back it will be a short journey and therefore it will not be expensive.

The apartment has three full-size double bedrooms, and the beds have high-quality mattresses, comforters and linens so that you really feel you're staying in a good hotel. There is also a folding bed, suitable for a child or small adult, so we can accommodate a group of seven. The three bedrooms are very similar in size, space and attractiveness, so no one will feel they have 'pulled the short straw' !

The shower rooms each have a shower cubicle, sink, mirrored toiletries cupboard and WC. We provide clothes airers and we will give you plenty of soft egyptian cotton towels,

There is a spacious sitting room with coffee table, dining table big enough for 8, satellite TV, and superfast wifi which is free.

The kitchen is just off the sitting room, offering all you would need for self-catering.... a hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine/dryer, toaster and kettle. We have provided lovely glassware and attractive white crockery.

The flat is well heated with gas central heating.

The character of the accommodation is really highlighted by the lovely old oak flooring throughout, which gives a warm homely feel.

The apartment is on the first floor. Please note, in the UK this means it is one level up from the ground floor. It has its own front door at street level, leading to stairs (about 12) up to the first floor, and then another door into the sitting room, making it very safe. The whole apartment is on the same level.

Best of all the location of the apartment is hard to beat. It really is right in the heart of the centre of London, so you can walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, and you are surrounded by an area filled with interesting cafe's and restaurants.

The other big difference between our apartment and many others are the personal touches we offer. We are not a rental company, just an English couple who adore London and enjoy introducing others to all it has to offer. We have lovingly furnished and decorated the apartment to this very high standard because we really want our guests to have a fantastic time - happy guests mean more to us than high profits. So unlike some apartments, you will not find cheap beds, cheap mattresses, hard pillows...or any of the other horrors you can find with the squeeze-every-penny-of-profit apartment rental companies. We pride ourselves on giving a very friendly, helpful and professional service. We want you to feel you made exactly the right choice!

Overall we are happy to offer you a super three-bedroom apartment in a fantastic location, at a very fair price, which is ideal for visitors to London who want to be able to walk to most of the tourist sights and activities. We hope it will give you plenty of fond memories of London to take home.

IF YOU WISH TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON 'CONTACT THE OWNER' SO THAT I CAN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED AND YOU HAVE BEEN QUOTED THE BEST PRICE BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO A RESERVATION.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved, quiet children who will respect our neighbours are welcomed...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The apartment may suit those with mobility problems as it is on the first floor, so just one set of stairs, and there is a very sturdy bannister, and it is then on one level with no other steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • The bedrooms are fairly equal in size and comfort and all are furnished with high-quality bedding, new double wardrobes, and bedside tables with lamps. The Red Room has a king-size bed, the Cream Room has a double bed, and the Blue Room can either have a king-size or we can arrange it as two singles. There is also a top-quality folding bed with deep mattress which can sleep an extra child (or small adult). The Cream Room and the Red Room have lovely big sash windows fitted with wooden blinds as well as curtains. The Blue Room has a Velux (roof) window....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Plus sink with mirrored toiletries cupboard and towel rails...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Plus mirrored toiletries cupboard and towel rail...moreless

  • We also provide dressing gowns.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a pull-out dining table which can seat 8 if necessary....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We also provide airing racks...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas central heating throughout. Very efficient!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi with superfast broadband is free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We know how important it is to have high-quality linens to make you feel comfortable when away from home. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Separate sitting room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Please discuss. This is sometimes available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Egyptian cotton towels - thick and soft....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    This is a washer-dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide two cafetieres. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Attractive crockery and glassware....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    with electric hob, oven, extractor, kettle, toaster, double sink, fridge-freezer, microwave and washer-dryer for laundry. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide all the staple items you might need, such as sugar, salt, herbs, spices, flour, tea, coffee, etc so you don't spend a fortune when you arrive!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large high-standing fridge and freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric hob with four pan positions...moreless

  • Toaster
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Jan 7 - Mar 29, 2015
3 night min stay
£240
£1,400 £5,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Easter 2015
Mar 30 - Apr 11, 2015
2 night min stay
£300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2015
Apr 12 - Oct 31, 2015
6 night min stay
£340
£2,200 £8,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2015
6 night min stay
£310
£2,000 £6,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2015
Dec 14 - Jan 6, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2016
Jan 7 - Mar 19, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Easter 2016
Mar 20 - Apr 2, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,200
Summer 2016
Apr 3 - Oct 31, 2016
8 night min stay

£2,300 £9,000
Autumn 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,100 £7,000
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

£2,300
Spring 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

£1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£240
£1,400 £5,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

2 or 3 day stays only accepted where they fit with other bookings and we will charge £100 admin for these short stays

Arrival times are flexible subject to previous guests' departure time.

Very early, very late arrivals met subject to extra charge:: before 11am = £25 after 6pm = £25 after 9pm = £50

Bank/paypal/credit card transaction charges are guest's responsibility


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Heathrow
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
traditional local pub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
St Pancras
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
very good choice

Car: Not Necessary

Our apartment is perfectly located in Bloomsbury, right in the very heart of the centre of London, so most of the sights can be reached on foot. The British Museum is just up the road, and all around you have interesting shops, cafes and restaurants ideal for a tourist visit.

This area is London at its best, with beautiful Georgian houses often arranged around a central square of garden. Some of these gardens are exquisitely planted with flower borders, trees and lawns...and best of all they are open and free to visitors.

Bloomsbury is right next to Covent Garden, Theatreland and the shopping district around Oxford Street. Hence some of the capitals most exclusive boutique hotels are to be found here.

Here are some of the places you might want to visit, with the time it will take you to walk to them...(we have walked most of these ourselves to check they are accurate) Of course, you could also take a Tube or a taxi, but by giving you the walking times you can see we are genuinely right in the middle of London....

Russell Square Tube station - 2 mins walk

University of London - 3 mins walk

Coram's Fields (great children's playground) - 3 mins walk

Dickens Museum - 3 mins walk

British Museum - 8 mins walk

Covent Garden - 10 mins walk

Theatreland - 10-15 mins walk

Oxford Street (shopping) - 10 mins walk

St Pancras International - 12 mins walk

Soho - 14 mins walk

Leicester Square - 14 mins walk

Piccadilly - 15 mins walk

Trafalgar Square - 15 mins walk

Chinatown - 15 mins walk

Mayfair - 15 mins walk

Cabinet Rooms (Winston Churchill) - 20 mins walk

Buckingham Palace - 22 mins walk

Big Ben - 23 mins walk

Houses of Parliament - 24 mins walk

Westminster Abbey - 25 mins walk

St Paul's Cathedral - 28 mins walk

London Eye - 30 mins walk

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Hello. I'm really pleased you like the look of my apartment enough to want to know about the owner. Until recently, I have had a really busy life as the MD of a research company, but now I just do occasional research projects and spend the rest of the time looking after this apartment and its guests. I absolutely love it ! I have always been a bit pernickety about detail. At home I'm one of those people who arranges the glassware in neat rows, shines the cooker every time it has been used, and has to place the cushions in exactly the right place on the sofa - you know the sort! So I think I'm quite well qualified to run a rental like this. My philosophy is not to squeeze every last drop of profit out of running the apartment, but rather to get satisfaction from seeing people arrive and like what they see, and then at the end to hear how comfortable they have been and what a great time they've had. That is so much more pleasurable than a few extra pounds in the bank. So I do hope I get the chance to meet you...

Why the Owner Chose Camden:
I looked at loads of properties in London before I saw this one, but the minute I stepped inside I knew this was absolutely right. It's bright and airy, really well laid out, with loads of space. Above all, it has a lovely feeling of character and space.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The location couldn't be better.... * it's truly right in the centre of London, near to just about everything * The Tube station is right around the corner, no more than a 2 minute walk * It's on the Piccadilly line, so you can travel in directly from Heathrow, without any changes, and be at the apartment very quickly * St Pancras train station (for trains to Europe) is just up the road, either a walk or one stop on the Tube * It's in a quiet cobbled mews with a real historic feel * There is a shopping centre round the corner, with two good supermarkets plus lots of cafe's and restaurants * London's best restaurant districts - Lambs Conduit St and Covent Garden - are really close * Theatreland is really close * It has good bedrooms of roughly equal size, so no one pulls the 'short straw'


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The sitting room has space, big comfy sofas, plus a flat-screen TV (out of shot)

    The sitting room has space, big comfy sofas, plus a flat-screen TV (out of shot)

  • The dining table is to the side of the sitting room and will seat eight people.

    The dining table is to the side of the sitting room and will seat eight people.

  • The 'Red Room' has a luxurious oak kingsize, quality mattress and furnishings

    The 'Red Room' has a luxurious oak kingsize, quality mattress and furnishings

  • Beautiful linens throughout this apartment.

    Beautiful linens throughout this apartment.

  • Each bedroom has tables, lamps, drawers, double wardrobes with LOADS of hangers

    Each bedroom has tables, lamps, drawers, double wardrobes with LOADS of hangers

  • The 'Cream Room' has a double bed with brass bed-head and soft fur rugs.

    The 'Cream Room' has a double bed with brass bed-head and soft fur rugs.

  • The kitchen is just off the the sitting room, and is well-equipped.

    The kitchen is just off the the sitting room, and is well-equipped.

  • The second shower room, with sink, mirror cupboard, WC and shower (out of sight)

    The second shower room, with sink, mirror cupboard, WC and shower (out of sight)

  • No thru traffic, residents only, so this is amazingly quiet for a city centre.

    No thru traffic, residents only, so this is amazingly quiet for a city centre.

  • 12 minute's walk or one tube stop from St Pancras train station (for Eurostar)

    12 minute's walk or one tube stop from St Pancras train station (for Eurostar)

  • A Tesco supermarket is 2 mins and a large Waitrose supermarket is 3 mins walk.

    A Tesco supermarket is 2 mins and a large Waitrose supermarket is 3 mins walk.

  • The famous Dickens Museum in Doughty Street. 3 minutes' walk from our apartment.

    The famous Dickens Museum in Doughty Street. 3 minutes' walk from our apartment.

  • Large sash-windows let in loads of light.

    Large sash-windows let in loads of light.

  • Three good-sized bedrooms off the beautiful oak floor hallway

    Three good-sized bedrooms off the beautiful oak floor hallway

  • The beautiful king-size bed in the 'Red Room' is a copy of an antique French bed

    The beautiful king-size bed in the 'Red Room' is a copy of an antique French bed

  • The 'Blue Room'. Has a comfy king-size which can also be two singles.

    The 'Blue Room'. Has a comfy king-size which can also be two singles.

  • Also, each bedroom has similar space and high quality furnishings...so no fights

    Also, each bedroom has similar space and high quality furnishings...so no fights

  • High quality linens in each room, to make you feel you're in a 5-star hotel !

    High quality linens in each room, to make you feel you're in a 5-star hotel !

  • First shower room with sink, mirror cupboard, WC, shower, plenty of towel rails.

    First shower room with sink, mirror cupboard, WC, shower, plenty of towel rails.

  • Our mews. A 'mews' is a historic cobbled street, typical of central London.

    Our mews. A 'mews' is a historic cobbled street, typical of central London.

  • Russell Square tube station 2 mins walk away - on the direct line from Heathrow

    Russell Square tube station 2 mins walk away - on the direct line from Heathrow

  • Shops, supermarkets and restaurants in the Brunswick Centre just 2 minute's walk

    Shops, supermarkets and restaurants in the Brunswick Centre just 2 minute's walk

  • The British Museum is 8 minutes walk away through Russell Square.

    The British Museum is 8 minutes walk away through Russell Square.

  • The hop on-hop off tourist buses leave from just four minute's walk away

    The hop on-hop off tourist buses leave from just four minute's walk away

£240 - £340 per night (GBP)
Minimum stay: 2-8 nights
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/26/2015
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