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Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury

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Last updated: 11/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 painted wooden shutters, the high ceilings and long Georgian windows give a feeling of space and light whilst modern, quality furniture ensures your comfort. All has been recently painted in cool grey with white woodwork with deep pile fitted carpet throughout.

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 now 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, plus an interesting Farmers Market on Weds and Sats serving great street food! The arty Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema has been newly rebuilt, now having six screens and couple of bars .
Travel to the flat is excellent with Heathrow barely an hour away, straight through on the Piccadilly line. Also easy to get to Euston, Marylebone and Paddington for trains. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 10 minutes walk or one tube stop. Liverpool St.(Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are a short ride away by cab, all of which give this bijou 'home away from home' the advantage of a most central location whilst enjoying a 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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++1 360 786-1761 (Washington, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Centrally located, three tube stops to Leicester Sq....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,575

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,575

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,575

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,575

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2019
7 night min stay

$1,575

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Standard pricing
7 night min stay

$1,425

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

One week minimum stay for 60+ day advance booking; Otherwise five night minimum.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

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.

Only four tube stops to Piccadilly, barely twenty minutes walk to Convent Garden, Soho, theaters and under ten to British Museum, British Library, or St Pancras Intl. for Eurostar to Paris or Brussels.

 

Owner info

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 Kings Cross, London, UK:
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 good 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 street. A plus is an easy walk to the British Museum, British Library, St. Pancras and yet moments from neccesary good 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

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Photos

  • London police exercise their mounts on Handel Street weekly

    London police exercise their mounts on Handel Street weekly

  • Reception room with windows on Handel Street

    Reception room with windows on Handel Street

  • Reception Room with sofa bed

    Reception Room with sofa bed

  • Fully equipped modern kitchen

    Fully equipped modern kitchen

  • Desk/dressing table in bedroom

    Desk/dressing table in bedroom

  • Newly refurbished bathroom, complete with rubber duckies!

    Newly refurbished bathroom, complete with rubber duckies!

  • 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!

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

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

  • Sofa bed in reception room

    Sofa bed in reception room

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

VRBO #103088

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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