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A beautiful historic home with contemporary designer furnishings and artworks

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Last updated: 05/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Property description

Located at the very heart of Primrose Hill, this beautiful home is a peaceful haven close to the centre of one of the world’s most exciting capital cities. It combines the exclusivity of a sought-after central neighbourhood with peace and quiet, green open spaces, stylish shops and restaurants and London’s West End within walking distance.

This exceptional house was historically a live-in artist’s studio, one of twelve houses specially built for British artists to live and work in, in the mid-19th century. Accessed through a private road and charming courtyard, the Primrose Hill Studios enclave is one of London’s hidden jewels, rich in cultural history. Many of Britain’s leading artists have lived here, including J.W. Waterhouse, Arthur Rackham, and – more recently – John Hoyland and Patrick Caulfield.

The location is exceptionally tranquil and yet just a few steps from bus, underground, train and taxi links. Central London is easily accessed by public transport or a lovely walk across Regent’s Park, with its world-famous theatres, concert halls, cultural centres, strolls along the river, historic outings, museums, world-class restaurants and… the list is truly endless!


Once inside the house, you will find that in addition to the impressive double height main living space, there is an entrance hall, a full size and fully equipped kitchen, a double bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space, a bathroom to enjoy an energizing shower or a soothing bath and a mezzanine overlooking the main studio. The interior is decorated in white and natural tones, with a new oak wood floor throughout. The marble fireplace with open fire and the huge double height window make this a place to relax or entertain year-round. The Studio is fully furnished and equipped to a high standard, with linens provided, ready to welcome you in comfort.

Two minutes' walk from the house is Primrose Hill, a lovely park that offers one of the best views across the whole of London. Within a very few minutes’ walk you will find London Zoo, Regent’s Park, the famous Camden Lock fashion market, canal walks and cruises, delightful shops, cafés, gastro-pubs and restaurants, jazz and other music venues, and the world-renowned Triyoga centre for your yoga classes and wellbeing treatments. The nearby parks offer superb elegant gardens, tennis courts, a fitness circuit, children’s playgrounds, a bandstand with summer concerts, an open air theatre, boating lakes and sports fields. Many other attractions are close to the house, including Madame Tussaud’s, the British Library, the British Museum, the London Business School, cinemas and a range of sports and fitness centres. Also close at hand are convenient supermarkets, organic food stores, public swimming pools and libraries, cultural centres, doctor’s surgeries and a major teaching hospital, and the beautiful Hampstead Heath for your weekend hikes.

The Primrose Hill neighbourhood is famed for its celebrity residents in the arts and entertainment industry. It also attracts authors, academics, politicians, bankers, media professionals, and entrepreneurs who all – like us – enjoy living in a fashionable, affluent and yet quiet and friendly urban village. We absolutely love living here and chose Primrose Hill because it provides a combination of the very best of what London has to offer.

The Studio is fully furnished and equipped, with linens provided, ready to welcome you in comfort.

Fixtures and fittings include:
• Marble fireplace with working remote controlled open gas flame fire
• Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, hood and spacious refrigerator and freezer
• Wi-fi and AV system set up to stream your own music library, wide screen 42' plasma TV with movies on demand, Miele washing machine and dryer


Please note - this property is in high demand. Check the calendar for availability before writing to us, and be sure to make your booking several months ahead if you possibly can!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The house is not suitable for toddlers as there are artworks and precious items of furniture and decoration. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely strict non-smoking policy. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are a few steps up to the main front door. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) New solid ash wood bed (160 cm x 200 cm) with excellent brand new sprung mattress. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ligne Roset sofabed converts to two extra long single beds - totally comfortable and suitable for daily use, with proper full size mattresses (each 85 cm x 200 cm). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is a traditional English style with a full length bath for lazy evenings, an over-bath power shower with glass screen for vitalising mornings, a WC with modern wooden seat, and an old-fashioned ceramic basin. The floor is solid oak laminate and the high ceiling and large window make this an airy, bright and pleasant room. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This unique property is featured in the Dorling Kindersley guide to London. With comfort, privacy and discretion, you will be staying right in a piece of London's history!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Beautifully bound library of older books, as well as contemporary novels for you to enjoy while you are here. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    You may bring your own DVDs and pop them into the DVD player linked up to the television. We also provide a few DVDs along with a large library of books. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    The system is set up for you to simply plug in your iPod, iPhone, or computer and stream your own music library throughout the main living area. It's easy and you will feel totally at home!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brand new wide 42' plasma screen television with hundreds of channels to choose from. Netflix films may be chosen and watched free of charge. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    You can stream your music library through the audio system here, with wireless controls for Apple users. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Large 42' plasma screen television, linked up for Apple TV, Netflix, and all other services you might require as well as the option to mirror your Apple devices on the big screen. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Apple TV and Netflix available....moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Primrose Hill is a quiet and fashionable urban village, surrounded by parkland and in the heart of London, one of the world's great capital cities. It is quite simply the perfect neighbourhood! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the main living room with a gorgeous marble fireplace, spacious dimensions and light. Designer chairs surround a circular marble-top classic designer table. High chair available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    There is a beautiful coal-effect real flame gas fire set into a handcrafted solid marble fire surround and mantlepiece. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    For a nominal additional fee you can make long distance and international telephone calls from the house, using the VOIP connection....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Magnificent marble fireplace with top quality, realistic coal-effect open fire; remote control for cosy evenings at home....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Easy-to-use central heating throughout. Fans and coolers are also supplied in case of unusually hot weather. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet links all your audio and video needs and also provides VOIP telephone worldwide at little or no cost. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are all pure cotton or linen and stylish white or neutral colors....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful, with double-height ceiling and a huge window overlooking the garden; truly delightful and unique. This space is great for relaxing and entertaining and is a feature of this historic home. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Amazingly for London... off street parking in the private courtyard, free of charge! This is worth a lot in itself as parking in London is very expensive and hard to find. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    You can park right outside the door in a private courtyard. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    You may use the telephone for incoming and outgoing calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plentiful pure cotton white towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    State of the art Miele washing machine to take care of your clothes. The top of the range and can be used with delicates, woollens, silks and so on. Space and racks to hang your clothes to dry. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Super-high-speed wi-fi throughout the house is included in the standard rental fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The many fine restaurants and caterers just around the corner can provide for all your home catering needs in style. We have an antique dinner service and crystal glassware for your entertaining....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    The kitchen has French Cafetieres and I can also provide an espresso machine if you wish. However, the neighbourhood is famed for its numerous stylish cafés, all serving great coffee! ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to create fine meals, including quality pots and pans and all the little expert chef's gadgets that make cooking fun!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You have the choice between our stylish white dining set from Habitat, or for a romantic evening in you can use antique gold-rimmed Limoges porcelain and Val St. Lambert cut crystal glasses. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Easy to use dishwasher, no need to rinse before loading. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Sunny kitchen with new gas hob, electric oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar stools and table, and all the high-end equipment for a keen chef to enjoy creative fine dining at home. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave with multiple functions for all your needs. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    The electric oven is easy to use. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You will have an extensive and full range of spices and herbs, as well as other pantry items. We ask you to replace what you finish with high quality, organic items like the ones provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Spacious refrigerator with separate three-drawer freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    The gas hob lends itself to creating great meals. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    You will have a lovely Dualit toaster, vintage style and contemporary functionality. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A lovely private courtyard and garden is shared with the other residents of this exclusive community. Your private table and chairs or the traditional wooden bench set in its bijou English-style garden are perfect for catching the evening sunlight!...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are many private golf clubs in and around London. We are not golfers and do not belong to any golf club. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a kayak and canoe club steps from the door with classes and groups, on the Regent's Canal, at the 'Pirate Castle' in Camden Town. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a charming communal garden in front of the property, in the English style, with a magnolia tree outside the window and outdoor seating in the quiet private courtyard. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts nearby in Regent's Park. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 9 traveler reviews
We had easy access to "the tube" as well as parks and restaurants. 05/11/2013

VRBO Bear stayed here:


We had a had a wonderful time at this bright and beautiful property – the listing and pictures are very accurate. Our experience started off great as the owner, Sara, provided us a detailed description on the property and was always quick to respond to any questions.
After a long day of travel, we were very pleased with how clean and welcoming the property was. The flat is very spacious and the huge window overlooking the courtyard was such a treat. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed the short walk to Regent's Park. The property is very close to Primrose Hill, a 6 minute walk to the Underground and plenty of great places to eat within walking distance. If you want to head in to London to see the sites, hop on the tube and you are there within 15-20 minutes.
The owners did a great job of updating the property, but also keeping the historic feel in the flat. We enjoyed cooking our own meals in the well-equipped kitchen, watching movies on the large flat screen after a long day of sight-seeing, and feeling like we were locals. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to return again!

The VRBO Bear

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 3 - Dec 20, 2017
1 night min stay
$389
$1,564 $4,394
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$518
$11,662

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 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 $647.90
  • Cleaning fee $93.30

Notes:

This beautiful home is in high demand; payment in full is required at time of booking. Your identity may be verified before booking is finalised. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Heathrow Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many bars and pubs are steps from the door
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dover or Folkestone
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Numerous golf clubs in and around London
0.4 Miles
Nearest Train
Chalk Farm tube station (subway/metro/underground)
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many fine restaurants are steps from the door
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Whitstable, Brighton and other charming beaches

Car: Not Necessary

The area is full of chic restaurants and cafés within walking distance, as well as many cultural attractions... more than we can list here. You can walk from the door to theatre, movies, fine dining, jazz clubs, holistic health centres, shopping, museums, galleries, London zoo, and much more! Easy access to the British Library - a world center of excellence for research, containing every known publication. Round the corner from Triyoga - one of the world's top yoga studios with all-day yoga and Pilates classes, as well as fabulous massages and other health treats. A few steps from Primrose Hill and Regent's Park, with fabulous views across the whole of London! We are happy to provide personalised guidance to our guests according to your interests and needs.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am a seasoned traveller and property owner. I appreciate the perfect environment for my family's own travels, and love to provide a beautiful, comfortable and unique home for my guests.

Why the Owner Chose Camden Town, London, UK:
This is simply the best place to be in London, I waited 20 years for this outstanding property to come on the market, and I have loved every moment of cherishing it and staying in it too when in town.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Combining the buzz of city life with the peace and quiet of a private road next to a huge park, and with depth of history, a local community that has kept its village feel while being the chosen home of movie stars, world-famous chefs, authors and other artists and intellectuals. Everything one can wish for is on the doorstep, and I cannot imagine a lovelier place to be at home in the city.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • A beautiful historic home with contemporary designer furnishings and artworks

    A beautiful historic home with contemporary designer furnishings and artworks

  • The attractive, well equipped gourmet kitchen is flooded with morning light

    The attractive, well equipped gourmet kitchen is flooded with morning light

  • A few steps from your front door... the famous view of London from Primrose Hill

    A few steps from your front door... the famous view of London from Primrose Hill

  • The hand-sculpted marble fireplace contains a live gas fire for cosy evenings

    The hand-sculpted marble fireplace contains a live gas fire for cosy evenings

  • The home's period features such as this hand-hewn balustrade have been preserved

    The home's period features such as this hand-hewn balustrade have been preserved

  • The neighbourhood has many exclusive, trendy boutiques for both adults and kids

    The neighbourhood has many exclusive, trendy boutiques for both adults and kids

  • The quiet neighbourhood is filled with great restaurants moments from your door

    The quiet neighbourhood is filled with great restaurants moments from your door

  • A favourite spot for picnics or simply enjoying the view - just a few steps away

    A favourite spot for picnics or simply enjoying the view - just a few steps away

  • Watch the sunset or the moonrise over London, from the top of Primrose Hill...

    Watch the sunset or the moonrise over London, from the top of Primrose Hill...

  • There is private off-street parking in front of the house - so rare in London

    There is private off-street parking in front of the house - so rare in London

  • The dining area is perfect for entertaining and leads up to the mezzanine study

    The dining area is perfect for entertaining and leads up to the mezzanine study

  • The peaceful bedroom has a solid ash Queen bed with top quality sprung mattress

    The peaceful bedroom has a solid ash Queen bed with top quality sprung mattress

  • Antique coloured glass in the front door, a feature of the historic architecture

    Antique coloured glass in the front door, a feature of the historic architecture

  • Contemporary design combines with original features and a well stocked library

    Contemporary design combines with original features and a well stocked library

  • The entrance to Primrose Hill, and on into the huge Regent's Park, so close by!

    The entrance to Primrose Hill, and on into the huge Regent's Park, so close by!

  • A nearby square with family play space is open to all and a favourite for babies

    A nearby square with family play space is open to all and a favourite for babies

  • Primrose Hill is famed for cafés where you can relax and enjoy 'people watching'

    Primrose Hill is famed for cafés where you can relax and enjoy 'people watching'

  • There is original artwork throughout the house - even a in the smallest room!

    There is original artwork throughout the house - even a in the smallest room!

  • Regents Park is round the corner - one of London's largest and most magnificent

    Regents Park is round the corner - one of London's largest and most magnificent

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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