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Central London Townhouse Convenient To All The Sights

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6 - four bedrooms, double bed, double sofa bed & two single-bedded rooms

Just minutes walk from Buckingham Palace and Victoria Station, this is a spacious traditional town house with a prize-winning city garden. Spread over four floors, it has been carefully restored as a comfortable family house while maintaining all the historic atmosphere of it's 1830s origin.

The area, designed by Thomas Cubitt, the renowned Victorian architect of Belgravia, is dotted with interesting restaurants & typical English pubs. The House of Parliament, the Tate Gallery and the River Thames are all within short walks. Trafalgar Square, the West End Theatre District and the up-market shopping area of Knightsbridge are walkable and Victoria Station with it's world-wide travel links is about five minutes away. Just about all of London's tourist attractions are with in hiking distance or a short cab hop at the most. When the windows are open, Big Ben can be heard gently booming in the background. It is urban life at it's best, don't miss the full London experience.

Within an easy walk to two major supermarkets, the house is amazingly convenient for a short visit to London where a tourist can live like a Londoner and see all the sights without having to try too hard.

There is local colour - an outdoor market, typical English pubs and a dizzying choice of restaurants all within five minutes walk. Learn how to use the tube - we will help - use buses to observe the city at work and play, walk through Belgravia, the up-market 18th century district, to Knightsbridge for thrilling window shopping and Harrods. Absorb London's character in whatever direction you go .

More Details

Owner
Colin Brennan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The Marquis of Westminster
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Victoria Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M4
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
The Blue Jade, Thai Restaurant
Car: not necessary

The house is in Pimlico, an area of largely four-floored brick and stucco town houses which were built in the 1830s to the design of Thomas Cubitt who had already been very successful in developing Belgravia, the adjoining area to the North. It is also bounded by the River Thames on the South & Chelsea and Westminster to the West and East. It's great attraction is that although it is predominately residential, it is extremely central and remarkably well linked to the transport system.

The streets are built on a grid system and are extremely pleasant to walk around especially at night when it is possible to get glimpses of the often beautiful interiors of these historic houses. You will soon come to the impressive River Thames or if your walk takes you in the other direction you will happen on the beautiful St James's Park in front of Buckingham Palace. A further stroll through Horseguards Parade will take you to the Banqueting Hall, Downing Street and the House of Parliament.

Amenities

Pimlico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet, shower & handbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Bath & handbasin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and handbasin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Toilet, shower & handbasin
  • These are all small rooms which comprise a bathroom and basin en suite with main bedroom and a separate WC and shower on the same floor. On the ground floor there is a separate toilet with a hand basin and at basement level there is a shower room with a handbasin and toilet. It adds up to a bath, two showers, three toilets and four hand basins.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Singlle
  • The top floor bedroom with a double bed has an en suite bath and private toilet. The ground floor bedroom is small with a single bed. It has a toilet beside it and a shower on the floor below. The third bedroom has a sofa bed which sleeps two. There is a toilet on this floor and a shower on the floor below. The fourth bedroom is divided from the third by the original double doors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
This is an old house with loads of character which was restored as near as possible to it's original state. It has a traditional L-shaped first floor sitting room with original window shutters, fireplaces & a Juliet balcony. Furnished throughout with antiques, it is spacious, light & very friendly. The basement is made up of a dining room, eat-in kitchen and a relaxing patio with a heavily planted & colourful garden and a tiny raised love patio. This small but beautiful garden has twice won the Chelsea Garden Guild first Prize for Best Small Garden & once for Best Over-all garden as well. The ground floor has a small bedroom, a TV room with a sofa bed and double doors to a small sitting room. The next floor up is entirely given over to the L-shaped sitting room which can be divided in two by closing the inter-communicating double doors. The top floor has the main double bedroom bathroom facilities - bath, shower, toilet & two hand basins - and one locked room.

Reviews

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Central London Townhouse Convenient To All The Sights
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Great location, great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The location is great, very close to the Victoria tube station and walking distance to Buckingham Palace, multiple restaurants, grocery store and great neighborhood (get out and explore). The flat is well equipped with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, washer/dryer, kitchen. Only caveat, not advisable for anyone with mobility issues. This flat has many sets of stairs, which was fine for my family but may not work for everyone. Also, the shower stalls are cozy, so again, may not work for everyone. You need to pump the handle on the upstairs toilet before it'll flush, but works fine. Overall, great place to use as home base if you don't mind the above mentioned items.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. There's not much we can do about the stairs since it's not actually a flat but a house on four floors. Thanks for pointing out that it's not good for those with mobility issues but if you like to keep fit, it helps a lot!
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San Diego
5

Lovely home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and two teenage children for the week before Easter and we were more than pleased with this home. First off, the location is amazing. Victoria Station is a 5 minute walk away - our city exploration and bus tours all started from there. There are a bunch of restaurants and grocery stores close by. Other major sites are also walkable - we comfortably walked back loaded with shopping bags from Sloan Square on a couple of occasions, as an example.

The home itself is warm, comfortable and well-equipped. We really appreciated having the extra space - so much better than an expensive and cramped hotel room! The linens were clean, the kitchen was well-equipped, and the house is in great shape. It was a perfect retreat after touring the city and crowds. We had a wonderful family vacation to London, and staying in this home was a significant part of our experience.

The owners were helpful and responsive and very easy to work with. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essex, Connecticut USA
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here and highly recommend it. Two best features of the house are (1) the lovely private back garden, and (2) the very central location. You can walk to Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, the West End, Chelsea. Excellent food shopping and restaurants are close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a nice house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Few times you arrive to a place which fells like home. Colin's house is just that place! Bigger than expected, full of great little places to be and relax, with superb taste, great decoration, confortable, well equipped, so British!. And the location in London is perfect!

I have no doubts: if we return to London, we are arriving at Colin's!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Maison typique Anglaise, tres bien située et tres agréable

  • 5 of 5

Super sejour dans cette maison typiquement Anglaise sur 4 étages proche de Victoria Station.

Supermarché et restaurants tout proches.

Maison tres propre avec de tres bonnes literies et des salles d'eau à chaque étage.

Cuisine tres pratique et conviviale.

Accueil tres sympa de la part de Ana en l'absence des proprietaires.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

bellissima vacanza in un a bella casa

  • 5 of 5

accoglienza perfetta, Ana gentilissima, i proprietari esaudienti e precisi, casa tipica Londinese e come tutte queste case unico neo i bagni molto piccoli ma nell'insieme una perfetta vacanza , Grazie

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

This is an all in rent. There are no further charges. Linens and towels will be provided.
A booking will be secured by the payment of a 25 per cent deposit by credit card online with the balance being due 60 days before the tenancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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