Beautiful House in Private Road at the Heart of Primrose Hill
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
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!
- 250 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player:
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:
- Video Library:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
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
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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 Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
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:
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:
- Cooking Utensils:
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
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
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
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
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Optional
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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Sep 3 - Dec 20, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $634.28
- Cleaning fee $91.34
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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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.
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.
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A beautiful historic home with contemporary designer furnishings and artworks
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
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 neighbourhood has many exclusive, trendy boutiques for both adults and kids
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
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
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
Antique coloured glass in the front door, a feature of the historic architecture
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!
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'
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
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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