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Duplex Penthouse in Peaceful & Private Courtyard Setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, open plan in private courtyard setting

A stunning duplex penthouse home with private terrace garden, located in the heart of Covent Garden and available for occasional rent when the owners are out of town. The penthouse provides the peace and quiet of its residential courtyard setting, but is only a few minutes walk away from the Royal Opera House, the Covent Garden Piazza, West End theatres, shops, bars and restaurants.

The penthouse was recently completely redesigned by a leading architect and won an Architects Journal Retrofit Award for its design. The apartment is beautifully fitted throughout and includes walnut cabinetry, basalt stone floors and a stunning glass staircase. The owners have chosen beautiful furniture to complement the contemporary design of the apartment but which creates a warm and welcoming home. Flooded with light during the day, the apartment becomes a cosy oasis from the bustle of London at night.

The upper floor of the penthouse provides a huge open living space, with a relaxing and comfortable sitting area with a beautiful open fireplace and state-of-the art 3D television with surround sound. There is a fitted kitchen fitted with top quality appliances, including dish washing drawers, three built-in ovens and a dual-zone wine fridge. There is a large dining table that seats up to 10 people and the concertina doors open the full width of the apartment onto a private balcony.

The lower floor of the penthouse provides a large, light-filled entrance hall that leads to the three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super king-sized bed, built-in walnut wardrobes and a beautiful private bathroom suite which includes a walk-in rainfall shower and slipper bath tub. The main guest room has a king-sized bed, wardrobe and en-suite shower room. The third bedroom has a king-sized bed and a shower room immediately adjacent.

The apartment has a private terrace, equipped with a corner sofa, gas barbecue grill and beautiful architectural plants.

Access to the penthouse from the private courtyard is through a private front door and private lift to the lower level of the apartment. Access to the courtyard is controlled via video entry phone.

The apartment is only 2 - 3 minutes walk from bothCovent Garden Underground Station (Piccadilly line) and Tottenham Court Underground (Central and Northern lines).

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About The Owner

I bought this property with my business partner in 2008. We had the penthouse almost totally rebuilt in 2014 using one of London's leading architects Phil Coffey (the apartment also features on his website). I grew up on a farm in Herefordshire, studied music and spent most of my early life as a music teacher/director of music in private schools in London. Mark was born in London and spent most of his career as a lawyer, most recently as a partner of a large international law firm. We both now live in the Cotswolds where we jointly run a holiday accommodation business.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose Holborn and Covent Garden

We bought this property due to its secluded location right in the heart of Central London. We wanted to have some outdoor space and also our own entrance from the street.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I booked this apartment as a surprise for my wife for our 10th wedding anniversary. We both loved the apartment and had the most amazing long weekend in London. The penthouse is on two levels and the top floor is a cool and contemporary open living space with a huge corner sofa, gorgeous open gas fireplace and a huge TV with surround sound for cosy romantic nights at home. The lower floor contains the three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a lot of space and the master bedroom is really beautiful with a huge sleigh bed, lovely ensure bathroom with a wonderfully powerful walk in shower as well as a bath tub. The apartment feels brand new, with beautiful decor and fresh and modern furnishing. I wish I could afford to live in such an amazing apartment but it was great to treat ourselves for a few days.
Jan 2015
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Holborn and Covent Garden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , This Is the ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is the ensuite bathroom to the second bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With en-suite shower room. Large double shower, heated floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-Suite - walk in shower, bathtub, heated floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
We are able to offer a cleaning service, to be supervised by the tenant.


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Duplex Penthouse in Peaceful & Private Courtyard Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Vienna, VA

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a stay at this property and cannot wait to return. The penthouse is located very close to Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, and it's a short walk to a number of Tube stations (we primarily used Covent Garden and Leicester Square). Despite its central location, the property is tucked behind a locked gate, so you feel insulated from the hustle and bustle of London.

Our family of six fit very comfortably in the three bedrooms, and the light, airy living space above the bedrooms was a wonderful place to chill out. The penthouse is clearly well cared-for, with the appliances, fixtures, and decor feeling modern and new.

The property manager was also a pleasure to interact with - he is responsive, always available to answer questions, and his return of our security deposit was very prompt.

Needless to say, we'd absolutely stay at this property again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful flat in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was perfect for three couples. The upstairs main room is spacious and the wall opens completely onto a terrace. Perfect for relaxing before dinner. Mark and Andrew were great hosts and very responsive to inquiries. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our son and his family. The flat is gorgeous and beautifully maintained. It was such a treat to be able to open the glass doors and sit outside overlooking the rooftops. The neighborhood is terrific and we found the best Indian restaurant ever close by. Would highly recommend this beautiful flat and hope to stay there again on our next visit to London.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful flat was the perfect place to call home for a week. Covent Garden is so charming & this apartment was perfectly nestled among great shopping & delightful restaurants. Having the flat inside a courtyard made for quiet & calm evenings after all the bustle of our daily adventures. Andrew was so accommodating & the flat met all our needs. And the beds were so comfortable! We will most definitely stay here again when we return to London!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX, USA

Spacious and modern home in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this professionally decorated townhouse with private entry and elevator. Modern kitchen is great for cooking with open floor plan to family room and balcony. Rooms are very comfortable and bathrooms are very clean. We hope we can visit again in the future and are happy to recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment in Covent Garden

  • 5 of 5

Title says it all. The location was perfect and the apartment was wonderful. We were three adult couples travelling and large penthouse apartment worked very well for us. The bedrooms and baths are all on the lower level and are quiet and private and the upper floor is one great room and kitchen that is perfect for socializing. Dealing with the owners was also a pleasure. We wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
Covent Garden Underground Station
Car: not necessary

Buzzing with the excitement of opera and theatre land, world famous Covent Garden is a destination for food lovers and fashionistas alike.

Covent Garden is one of London's hottest shopping destinations. Discover Chanel, Dior and Burberry along with the best of British beauty including Miller Harris, Jo Malone and Penhaligons. For the fashion lover there's Paul Smith, Sandro, Hackett and Burberry Brit.

Thanks to the diverse range of restaurants including New York renowned Balthazar, the sophisticated Laduree and Peruvian fare from LIMA Floral, Covent Garden has become a true foodie destination.

The district is loved for its history, iconic Market Building, Royal Opera House, theatre quarter and cobbled Piazza.

There is something for everyone at Covent Garden from culture, fashion and food, to art installations and pop up events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $197.45
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,316.31

2 Night stays are charged at 90% of the 3 night minimum stay £1755
1 Night stays are charged at 80% of the 3 night miniumum stay £1560

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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