Quiet & safe luxury Georgian House in the very heart of London. Complete with hot tub, ipad, in room sound system - Like a luxury Hotel, but in a top London home!!
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Nestled away in a gorgeous gated mews just 3 minutes walk (2 easy blocks) from Borough Tube, is a sanctuary of safety and quiet. Right in the heart of the city, this cosy, functional, stylish room is just a 10 minute walk from London Bridge and The Shard, and a stones throw from Borough Market. With your own private entrance, and access to the rest of this magnificent town house this room offers a wonderful way to experience life in central London, and is perfect place to stay for those wanting something more personal than, but with all the details and comforts of, a hotel.
If you are looking for all of the comforts of a central London luxury hotel, but also want the benefit of all the inside knowledge of an enthusiastic London host, at a fraction of the cost of a comparable room in a hotel - then you have found what you are looking for!
This is probably the largest and highest quality property on Airbnb in London! Your hosts travel for the majority of the year and know well what makes a great hotel stay, so we work hard to recreate that in our own home for you as our guests.
YOUR PRIVATE QUARTERS
Your room and bathroom are located on the lower ground floor, which can be accessed via a private entrance. The entire floor is at your disposal, so you can enjoy some privacy. On your floor you will also find a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, which you are welcome to use.
Bedroom – The bedroom suite is 130 sq ft (12 sq m) in size and has its own entrance area and separate shower room. It gets plenty of natural light coming through the beautiful wooden sash windows, though of course, if you are having a lie-in you can block this out completely using the double layered blinds.
There's a King sized bed with a deep 3” goose down topper, and 500 thread count bed sheets. There's plenty of storage space with a large wardrobe, set of drawers and luggage rack, as well as a full-length mirror.
The room comes complete with an iPad so that you can control the in-ceiling surround sound system, enabling you to play any music ever made or almost every radio station around the world directly to your bed. The iPad also allows you to plan your itinerary or check the house manual to answer most questions that you may have about the room or your stay.
There is also a flat-screen TV with integrated DVD player and 50MB high speed wireless internet throughout the house.
We've provided a bone china tea set (according to tea people this apparently keeps tea hotter for longer!), a kettle, a selection of teas (Peppermint, Organic Green, Every day, Wild Berry, Earl Grey, Chamomile) and caramel biscuits.
On your bed awaits a gift box containing a welcome pack, your set of keys, towelled slippers, and some other surprise items we thought you'd like for a great stay.
Ensuite – Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware with luxurious oversized rainshower, marble shelving and a vanity unit which provides ample space for your toiletries, mirror, and shaving socket with both UK & US voltage. Two fluffy towels, and two bath robes, bath mats, fine scottish hand wash and hand cream are also provided.
Note: Please note that the bedroom is located very close to the utility room, however we will not use it at night or in any way that disturbs you or creates any noise.
As our guest you have access to our huge mews townhouse, set in a private gated estate, between two Grade II listed Georgian squares and amongst calm leafy streets in what is affectionately referred to as Trinity Village - a quiet oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the Borough area in the Heart central London and just 2 minutes walk from the Tube.
The house is over 4000 sq ft (370 sq m) in size and spans four floors elegantly designed for grand living, with tall ceilings, stonewashed ivory oak flooring, floor to ceiling sash windows and an enclosed private garden. We have lovingly decorated our home with artwork and photography from our travels around the world, as well as those very special items that make it feel like home and reflect the area’s British heritage.
This listing offers the entire lower ground floor of the house privately for your use, comprising a 130 sq ft (12 sq m) bedroom with a king sized bed, adjoining private ensuite bathroom and your own separate entrance into the property. It offers excellent privacy whilst you also have the benefit of full use of the garden and hot tub!
The apartment is located in the heart of central London, just a two minute walk from the nearest tube stop, perfectly located for both tourists and business guests.
We are experienced Airbnb hosts and are confident that your stay with us will be a pleasure - please take some time to read previous reviews.
MORE INFO: THE TOWNHOUSE
Reception Area – a 725sq ft (67 sq m) space, includes an open fire, stonewashed ivory oak flooring, and floor to ceiling double glazed sash windows looking out onto the beautiful garden. With two mirrored skylights above the dining table, the room provides loads of natural light. The space is furnished with a seating area that comfortably seats 6-8, surrounding a coffee table with an eclectic selection of books and board games for everyone, from ‘The Complete History of Keats’ to ‘A Guide to the Antarctic’. There is also a Bang & Olufsen surround sound stereo system, complete with iPod/iPhone jack.
Dining Area – The dining area forms part of the reception room and has a specially designed and commissioned dining table and with colourful Fritz Hansen chairs to seat seven.
Kitchen – a fully equipped, large and open plan British handmade Mark Wilkinson kitchen, with huge granite worktop surfaces, two separate sinks and integrated breakfast bar. There is also a large 5 point gas hob, three industrial sized fan assisted ovens, dishwasher, an ‘American sized’ fridge/freezer, microwave and even a plate warming oven. There is also ample crockery, cutlery and glasses (red, white, champagne, cocktail and shot) for 15 guests. Oh, and we have a Port decanter for the occasional after dinner tipple - which you are welcome to enjoy! All we ask is that you try to use the kitchen when the other residents in the house are not.
Garden – 860 sq ft (80 sq m) elegant courtyard garden, complete with a hot tub, outdoor shower, BBQ, dining table and chairs and plenty of planting, enables you to bubble away in the hot tub with views of Europe's tallest building, whilst feeling a world away from the city in your private garden oasis.
Office – A home office can be made available by request, complete with wireless printer/scanner, a large desk space and copious stationary supplies.
There are 4 of us living in the house, and there is always someone around. Jamie welcomes interaction and loves to meet and chat to all guests when he isn't away himself.
Located in the very heart of London, within the fashionable Borough area, which centres around Borough Market. The market is now the 3rd most popular tourist attraction in London and is described by Time Out London as a 'foodies' paradise' with an array of fantastic quality restaurants and food stalls.
A leisurely walk along the river from Borough Market opens up the South Bank, the cultural heart of London, home to some of its most iconic attractions including the London Eye, TATE Modern, Design Museum, HMS Belfast, Royal Festival Hall, British Film Institute cinemas and the National Theatre.
The townhouse is within minutes of London's newest iconic landmark: the Shard - designed by acclaimed architect Renzo Piano, this is Western Europe's tallest building, where you can experience an astonishing 360 degree view of London from 244m above ground.
Some further exploration on the weekend around the historic railway arches in the nearby Bermondsey Street antiques area will reveal London's newest foodie secret: Maltby Street and Ropewalk market, a lively street market with a combination of stalls, under-arch shops, pop-up bars and eateries.
Time to key London landmarks:
- The City: (10 minutes away)
- Canary Wharf: (20 minutes away)
- West End: (20 minutes away)
- London Bridge (7 minutes away)
- Borough Market (7 minutes away)
- The Shard (7 minutes away)
- TATE Modern (15 minutes away)
- Tower Bridge (15 minutes away)
- The Tower of London (15 minutes away)
- South Bank (20 minutes away)
- Covent Garden: (20 minutes away)
- St Paul’s Cathedral: (25 minutes away)
- London Eye: (25 minutes away)
Getting here & around
- Tube: A 2minute walk from Borough & London Bridge tube stations or even faster in a taxi!
- Bus: access to buses taking you directly to Tate Britain art gallery, the trendy Silicon Roundabout area of Old Street, the nightlife of Shoreditch, the heart of the City of London at Bank, the business district of Canada Water and plenty of others
- Cycle Hire: The new ‘Boris Bikes’ are just 100m from the house and, for just £2, you get a bike and London really is your oyster, with Soho, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben all a relaxed 20 minutes' pedal away.
- Train: Fast connections to 3 major London airports and Brighton
- Ferry: 15min from the London Bridge City Pier for access to river rides crossing the heart of London
- Airports: 20 minute taxi ride to London City Airport and Battersea Heliport, 40minutes from London Gatwick, and an Hour from London Heathrow, Stansted and Luton.
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|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Das Bett ist herrlich bequem, das Bad super sauber, es fehlt an nichts....wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
Sauberkeit, Lage und Preis-Leitung sind top.
Wirklich bestens zu empfehlen. Danke für alles
You cannot explain in words how incredibly beautiful this house is.... I mean... it's an actual HOUSE in the center of LONDON! That in and of itself is a rarity and makes it so very special!
With a floor all to yourself, you have all the privacy you need. The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom very clean and modern. Small luxuries like slippers, bathrobes and towel warmers really make this room feel more like a 5 star hotel.
Jamie and the flat mates are so very nice and seem like a lot of fun as well - unfortunately we were in town for work and had minimal time to hang out at the house, which we wish we could have done more!! We didn't get a chance to use the jacuzzi, yes that's right this HOUSE, in the middle of LONDON, also has a JACUZZI!!!! Next time for sure!!!
If you are visiting London, staying with Jamie is highly recommended!
I had a great time in a beautiful room in a very luxurious house.
I had to catch up some sleep during the day, which has always been a challenge in London. But this location was excellent, away from the busy traffic. Jamie, the host, really does everything he can to make his guests' stay to a great experience.
For me personally it would have been even better if there was some space for a desk in the room and if I would have access to a refrigerator, but I will for sure return.
We really had a great time in London and in your home. We know London quite well from previous trips, but we particularly enjoyed this stay.
Thank you again for your recommendation for a 'typical British breakfast' – what a great place!
Jamie, your home is definitely a place we'd love to return to some time soon. '
Jean-Yves & Gabrielle
Excellent host and a fantastic view from the hot tub.
This place is a great little secret away from home in London.
Great amenities and accommodated for our needs too.
Keep us informed of any changes and great location to the station.
This will be recommended to others that I know that need to get away from the city while being in the city.
I recently just stayed at Jamie's house for NYE. Even though Jamie wasn't there he was an excellent host. He advised me step by step on every aspect of the stay, from finding the location, door codes and everything to do with the house!! The location was perfect and the house was totally epic!!!!! I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Cheers bud
We, a Hong Kong family, stayed in Jamie's house for seven days during the Christimas holidays. Although we didn't get chance meeting with him in person, he had well prepared for our trip in advance - the Christmas tree were very beautiful, our requested food were ready in the refrege, the bed, bathroom, and towels were fully set, and the spacious living room/kitchen was tidy with everything we need equiped. It was a super pleasant stay. Expecially on the Christmas eve, when the fire was on, the house was so warm and cosy, providing us one of the best Christmas experience in abroad. Not to mention Jamie's timly, super-nice messages which briefed us more details and gave recommendations of restaurants and activities!
The location is safe and good, which is close to some landmarks of London in the south east and has good underground/bus access to the city. The Borough Market is just 10 minutes away and we went there for the best local food like cheese, sausage, and olives.
We had a wonderful stay in Jamie's house. Thank you Jamie for everything!
Very friendly host even though I never saw him!! Lovely home very good location thanks for a great stay!!
Jamie's apartment is truely 5-star hotel standrad. Everything is the same as what you seen in airbnb. The bedroom is nicely decorated and equipped with hi-end audio system and the iPad in room can play music all around the world by using the app Spotify. Comfy bed with central heating system ensure us a good rest after playing around London for the whole day.
Jamie is a nice host and he is flexible to my request for early chk-in and out. We share the dining room and backyard with other residents in the house, they are nice and gave us some suggestion in exploring London. The kitchen equipped with everyting we need, you can prepare your breakfast or dinner here with no difficulties.
The apartment located in a quiet area near tube station Borough, which is about 10 mins walk from Borough Market. You may go to St Pancras train station by Northern line directly, ideal if you are taking Eurostar in/out of London.
I would surely recommend you to try Jamie's apartment which you can enjoy privacy but also a chanc to communicate with Londoner at the same time.
Jamie's town house really is beautiful. It is spacious, comfortable, and flooded with light. In fact, it was so perfect that we used it as the filming location for a documentary!
Tucked away behind Borough High Street, the house is a miracle of silence and tranquillity despite being in the centre of things, thanks to the private road on which it sits. It's only a few minutes' walk to Borough Market, the Shard and the tube so a great hub from which to explore one of the world's busiest cities.
Thank you, Jamie, for your generous hospitality.
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