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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Be a part of history.....A welcome respite after a day sight-seeing come 'home' to this unique and spacious, window-filled, light & sunny apartment that has 1,066 sq. feet of living space over two floors--everybody has their own area to retreat to. It is set within the exclusive gated and preserved area of the prestigious, award-winning Royal Arsenal Riverside and retains many original architectural and period features. According to English Heritage's, Survey of London, 'the Royal Arsenal is among Britain's most important historic sites.' This well-appointed, corner apartment, is on the top floor with views of the Thames River and historic Arsenal buildings. The first level consists of open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas--complete with hob/oven, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, microwave & washer/dryer. The spacious and bright living area has two leather sofas, armchair and an additional double sofa bed in a separate nook. Make use of the Digital HDTV, DVD player, CD, DAB radio and WiFi internet. Off the entry hallway is a tiled, walk-in shower and WC with heated towel rail. A spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms, one with king bed and en suite bathroom, the other with 2/3 single beds. A baby cot is available. There are excellent direct transport options via DLR/Tube, Train, Thames Clipper to all London attractions and venues -- the O2 Dome, Royal Greenwich, Excel, Canary Wharf, London City Airport, Tower of London/Tower Bridge, former Olympic venues are minutes away. Our assigned parking space is just outside the front door in the gated courtyard complete with historic cannons. 24/7 Concierge

Just beyond the gates of our historic courtyard is the Thames Clipper Pier, Wellington Park, the Greenwich Heritage Centre and Public Transport--DLR/Tube and Train both providing direct connections to London's most popular tourist sites and attractions. It is so easy to get anywhere!

Take the Thames Clipper, Train or DLR from the Royal Arsenal/Woolwich Arsenal direct to the O2, Royal Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge/Tower of London, Cannon Street/The City, London Bridge, Waterloo (London Eye/Southbank), Embankment/Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square (the heart of London--theatre/West End, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Whitehall/Parliament/Big Ben).

History comes alive in this period warehouse building has been sympathetically redesigned and restored to allow you to enjoy its original brick, stone and steel beam features. You can imagine yourself in 18-20th century London yet you still have all the modern conveniences and luxuries of a 21st century home! It's like being on the set of a BBC period drama.

It's so easy and comfortable to take the Train, DLR-Tube or Thames Clipper anywhere. You'll be dropped on the door step of London's most popular attractions and your bonus is breathtaking and unique views of London!

Royal Arsenal Riverside History:

In 1512, Henry VIII established a Royal Dockyard at Woolwich. His largest warship, the Henri Grâce à Dieu or the Great Harry, was built and launched here in 1514. The Arsenal, originally known as The Warren, was established as an Ordnance Storage Depot in 1671. The Royal Laboratories were added in 1696 and the Royal Brass Foundry in 1715. In 1716 Royal Artillery companies were formed by Royal Warrant. The Royal Military Academy (which has become Sandhurst) originated at the Arsenal in 1720. In 1805, King George III decreed The Warren be known as the Royal Arsenal. By this time, Woolwich was already a busy military centre. Many of the Arsenal's original buildings remain (this apartment is located in one of them), and historic artifacts are found throughout the site. The Royal Arsenal carried out armaments manufacture and explosives research for the British armed forces until it was decommissioned in 1967. For those who have an American connection, 'the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air' all came from the Royal Arsenal. All Victoria Cross medals (the highest honour in the British military) are struck from Guns residing at the 'Firepower' Museum onsite, which is believed to be the world's oldest military museum.

Our apartment/flat is perfectly situated for accessing all of the sites used for the London Olympics/Paralympics. Woolwich is the permanent home of an Olympics Live Big Screen in the town square.

Royal Golf - The world's oldest Golf Club, the Royal Blackheath is a short drive or bus ride away and welcomes visitors for rounds of golf. The club museum contains hundreds of years of golfing artifacts and memorabilia including the world's oldest golfing medal and England's oldest golf club. The museum is set within the stunning Eltham Lodge which was completed in 1664.

Henry VIII - Eltham Palace, Henry VIII's childhood home is across the street from Eltham Lodge and welcomes visitors. Eltham Palace was Henry VIII's favourite home.

Arsenal & Charlton Football Clubs - The Arsenal Football Club (The Gunnners) was founded in 1886 onsite and matches were played at the Dial Arch which is now a pub. Charlton Athletic Football Club is 2 miles away.

The first McDonald's in the UK opened in Woolwich, October 12, 1974.

A travelling circus or carnival often resides on the Historic Blackheath.

Visiting Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Bolelyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, is a perfect day trip by car.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1066 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children will love the riverside--water, boats and all of the cannons and works of art that are displayed all over the Royal Arsenal. There's a cannon right outside our front door that is perfect for climbing on and taking pictures of the kids....adults too!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Stairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single

    The third single in the second bedroom is a fold up bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Cot can be provided upon request....moreless

  • En suite bedroom has a king size bed, bedside tables & lights, alarm clock, Corby trouser press, venetian mirrored dresser, a two seater sofa and hanging storage. Bedroom Two has three single beds (one is a fold up bed which is stowed if not required), beside table and light, alarm clock. There is a large chest of drawers with mirror, and hanging storage space. In the alcove of the lounge area there is a double sofa bed. Towels and bedding are provided and included in the price quoted for letting. Upon request there is also a travel cot and highchair available for use....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated Towel Rail, Shaver Point and Mirrored Cabinet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Heated Towel Rail, Shaver Point and Mirrored Cabinet...moreless

  • En suite bathroom has a hand basin, toilet, bath with shower and large glass screen. There is a mirrored bathroom cabinet, shelves for storage plus a shaving point and radiator. Bathroom Two is on the same floor as the lounge and kitchen. Access is from the hall. There is a large enclosed walk-in shower, basin and toilet. In addition, a mirror on one wall plus a shaving point and radiator....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Apartment has Digital TV, DVD, WiFi Internet, CD Stereo and DAB Radio. 24-hour Concierge has dry cleaning service & The Body Workshop--Massage and Complimentary Therapy. Wellington Park & the Thames are adjacent. The Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum is just outside the Wellington Park gate and around the corner. You pass the historic Dial Arch Gastro Pub, the Guard House, Cornerstone Cafe & Tesco's (grocery), cash till/ATM on your way to the DLR/Rail Station or Woolwich Market (Berefords Square) & Shopping Precinct (Powis Street). The Tap Room features the Arsenal's own micro-brew & pizza. Swimming Pool & Fitness Facilities are located at the Waterfront Leisure Centre adjacent to the Royal Arsenal site--approximately 10 minutes walk west along the Thames River. The Woolwich Free Ferry to North Woolwich is just beyond. (You pass the Thames Clipper Royal Arsenal Pier--opposite the flat--on the way.) A day use fitness gym is next to Lidl market, just across from the Arsenal....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    London, British, Royal, Royal Arsenal & Thames History along with many fiction books just for pleasure reading....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of Board, Card & Family Games are provided. Puzzles too!...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Freeview...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD - DAB Radio ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    For all ages of Children including adults!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A Variety of Adult & Children's DVD's are provided....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Window-filled & overlooking historic courtyard and Grade II Listed Buildings....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Day memberships are available at the FIT fitness gym adjacent to the Lidl and just across the road from the Royal Arsenal. Please enquire for more information....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Self-Controlled Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sits 7+ 2 leather sofas & upholstered chair TV/DVD/CD-DAB Radio -- Toys/Games/DVDs, Guides, History Books of Area Nook with sofa bed or sofa that seats two. Piano seat....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Assigned spot within gated courtyard for one automobile....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Assigned spot within gated courtyard. (It may be possible to secure an additional guest parking spot.)...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    Combined with Washer....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Combined with Dryer. Typical European style....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere / Coffee Press ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Large...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Well kitted out for making holiday/vacation meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Generally, herbs/spices, coffee, tea, sugar are in the cupboards. We ask guests to replace above staples when they are used up. Guests are welcome to use whatever is there & replace as appropriate. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Very Large by European standards...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    The Royal Blackheath Golf Club is reachable by public transport or car. Also other local courses....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wellington Park -- outside of gate & adjacent. Landscaped and signed Thames River walk. Gated Courtyard with landscaping & cannons. Royal Arsenal is landscaped -- cannons & art everywhere....moreless

  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor heated pool with slide and wave pool located in the Greenwich Waterfront Leisure Centre just west of & adjacent to the Royal Arsenal along the Thames. Easy Walk along the Thames River Path....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Sep 9 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$227
$1,267 $4,289

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$240
$1,300 $4,289

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

London To Myself
Jan 6 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$221
$1,235 $4,289

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$227
$1,267 $4,289

Rates are based on 5 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 $259.92
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

*Rates listed are for the accommodation of up to five guests. Parties of up to 5 persons will be accommodated in the two bedrooms unless agreed otherwise. Use of the lounge sofa must be arranged in advance of your arrival.

--The sixth or seventh additional guest is charged at 150 GBP per week or 25 GBP per night each.

--Towels/Bedding, Customary Cleaning, Utilities, WiFi & Parking are Included.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Heathrow/Gatwick (London City 2 stops on DLR)
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Dial Arch Gastro Pub, The Taproom, The Guard House
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
EuroTunnel / Dover (EuroTunnel 1 hour)
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Royal Blackheath Golf Club
800 Metres
Nearest Train
Woolwich Arsenal (DLR & Train)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M25 Junction 2
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Dial Arch Pub, Cornerstone Cafe, Taproom, Guard Hs
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
Brighton or Southend on Sea

Car: Not Necessary

An exciting waterfront development, The Royal Arsenal is 'among Britain's most historic sites', says English Heritage's, Survey of London. Dating from 1545, the Royal Arsenal Riverside comprises listed Georgian & Victorian buildings (several complete with their own resident ghosts!), Wellington Park, 'Firepower' Museum & Café (world's oldest military museum), Greenwich Heritage Centre, Dial Arch Gastro Pub (where Arsenal Football Club was founded), Cornerstone Cafe, Taproom, Guard House and Tesco's Express. The Thames Clipper River Boat direct to London attractions is at the Pier. The DLR-Tube, Train & Bus also direct to London attractions are just across the street in the Woolwich Arsenal town centre which has a lively street market, shopping precinct, supermarkets & restaurants/pubs (including the Woolwich Equitable and The Blue Nile -- often #1 London's TripAdvisor!). Shop at Sainsburys, Lidl, Iceland, Tesco's Extra, WHSmith, Boots, Primark, TKMaxx, SuperDrug, Argos, Clark's Outlet, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, McDonald's, Domino's, Subway, Nandos, ethnic restaurants, fast food chains, pubs, banks and building societies. Take the Thames Clipper from the Royal Arsenal to the O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Embankment/Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square & London Eye. Frequent trains direct to Charing Cross (Trafalger Square & heart of London--theatre/West End, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Whitehall/Parliament/Big Ben), London Bridge, Cannon Street and Waterloo (London Eye/Southbank). Swimming Pool and fitness facilities are on the waterfront & in the town centre. Walk/cycle along the Thames Path or Bus to Royal Greenwich (Maritime Museum, Observatory, Cutty Sark), Woolwich Free Ferry, Thames Barrier, O2 (restaurants, concerts, cinema, exhibitions, sports, theatre & cable car) & Canary Wharf. Former Olympic venues, London City Airport, ExCel Conference/Exhibition Centre (cable car), Canary Wharf & Westfield Shopping Centre are easily reached by DLR. Eltham Palace and William Morris' Red House are near by.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a family of 5 that loves London and fell in love with the Royal Arsenal Riverside and its rich history. We have lived and worked in London but have also spent time living and working abroad as both children and adults. We enjoy sharing our home with guests from all over the world--many from countries in which we have lived. Along with helping fellow Brits enjoy their Capital City or attend special events or family gatherings.

Why the Owner Chose Woolwich, Greater London, UK:
The Royal Arsenal provides the unique experience of living a modern life in surroundings where the entire history of the United Kingdom has evolved...and much of the world! The view and ambiance created by the flat's positioning, outlook and period features makes staying here a one-of-a-kind experience. You can stay in a 'new build' anywhere but no other location in London affords the opportunity to stay in a building/development that influenced the history of the world in such a profound way. For example, as mentioned in the American national anthem, 'the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air' all came from the Royal Arsenal--examples of which are on display at the Firepower Museum. This property is spacious and perfect for families (groups) ---particularly those with 3 or more kids, like ourselves. We believe families and friends should be able to holiday together and not be split up in order to be charged extra for an additional hotel room. In addition, its location in the Royal Arsenal itself is unique. It's the type of place that makes you want to just stay 'home', play games and watch movies together. My husband and I love to sit at the kitchen table in the morning with the sun streaming in and read the paper while looking out over the courtyard and the amazing history that surrounds us. The kids love that there is enough room to play Twister, watch movies or retreat to their own spaces with their electronic devices. The grocery store-Tesco's, Dial Arch Pub, Cornerstone Cafe, Firepower Museum & Greenwich Heritage Centre, Thames River Walk, Woolwich Town Centre and Community Swimming Pool are just out the gate or a stone's throw away. The travel links are superb to ANYWHERE in London (DLR/Tube, Train, Thames Clipper, London City Airport & Bus)--with more options and convenience than any other location in London--even more so when CrossRail is completed. And nothing beats the friendly and authentic welcome of the East End.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
One-of-a-kind experience and location with so many transport options to hand. Our view of the Thames and historic Royal Arsenal buildings, our location within the preserved and gated 'golden square,' and the ambiance and spaciousness of the flat are unique within both the Royal Arsenal and London. It is so easy and comfortable to get anywhere in London whether Central, East, West, North or South utilizing: the Thames Clipper, Train or DLR/Tube. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is either in the flat or can be easily obtained within the Royal Arsenal, or in the shopping centre just across the road from the Royal Arsenal Development.


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Speaks: english, french, german, Finnish & Dutch also understood.

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Photos

  • Tall Ships As Seen From Apartment

    Tall Ships As Seen From Apartment

  • Grade II Listed Buildings, Gated Historic Courtyard, Flat View

    Grade II Listed Buildings, Gated Historic Courtyard, Flat View

  • Spacious Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen--Additional Nook Area on Left

    Spacious Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen--Additional Nook Area on Left

  • Second Triple-Bedroom - Third Bed to the right of picture if required

    Second Triple-Bedroom - Third Bed to the right of picture if required

  • Your Top Corner Window-Filled 'Home From Home'

    Your Top Corner Window-Filled 'Home From Home'

  • View From Kitchen/Dining Windows

    View From Kitchen/Dining Windows

  • View from Building 48 Door to Parking & River--Historic Cannon

    View from Building 48 Door to Parking & River--Historic Cannon

  • Wellington Park Entrance to Gated Courtyard, Cannons & Memorial to the Fallen

    Wellington Park Entrance to Gated Courtyard, Cannons & Memorial to the Fallen

  • The Dial Arch Pub where the Arsenal Football Club--The Gunners was Founded

    The Dial Arch Pub where the Arsenal Football Club--The Gunners was Founded

  • Thames River, Courtyard, Parking Spot in Centre Strip, Flat View

    Thames River, Courtyard, Parking Spot in Centre Strip, Flat View

  • No. 1 Street Looking Toward the Royal Arsenal Pier and Thames River

    No. 1 Street Looking Toward the Royal Arsenal Pier and Thames River

  • Woolwich Market 'Pound fer a Pound'

    Woolwich Market 'Pound fer a Pound'

  • Well-Appointed Kitchen with Large Fridge/Freezer and Dining Area

    Well-Appointed Kitchen with Large Fridge/Freezer and Dining Area

  • Light and Spacious Living Room--Additional Nook with Sofa Bed on Right

    Light and Spacious Living Room--Additional Nook with Sofa Bed on Right

  • Master Bedroom from En suite Bathroom

    Master Bedroom from En suite Bathroom

  • Living Room & Nook with Sofa Bed

    Living Room & Nook with Sofa Bed

  • Entrance Hallway and Spiral Staircase to Bedrooms

    Entrance Hallway and Spiral Staircase to Bedrooms

  • Thames River & Gated Courtyard, Flat View

    Thames River & Gated Courtyard, Flat View

  • The top corner flat, Grand Store and Cannon from the gated historic courtyard

    The top corner flat, Grand Store and Cannon from the gated historic courtyard

  • Partial View of Wellington Park--River & Flat is behind Grand Store at top left

    Partial View of Wellington Park--River & Flat is behind Grand Store at top left

  • Dial Arch, Historic Clock & Cannon Balls under which The Gunners first played

    Dial Arch, Historic Clock & Cannon Balls under which The Gunners first played

  • Tesco's Express supermarket --Pick up Sandwiches to take or Dinner coming home

    Tesco's Express supermarket --Pick up Sandwiches to take or Dinner coming home

  • Woolwich Market

    Woolwich Market

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