About This Listing
A gorgeous modern self contained apartment within our Victorian house with its own entrance and cute back garden. The apartment is extremely well located for many tourist areas of London and the local daily markets and shops.
A gorgeous modern self contained apartment within our Victorian house with its own entrance and cute back garden. The apartment is extremely well located for many tourist areas of London and the local daily markets and shops, including a great 24/7 grocery/deli just 2 minutes away.
The apartment is within an 1870's house, but has a modern very characterful design, making full use of the space. You enter through the side gate, walk through the garden across the decking and into the apartment though the double doors. It's has a lovely cosy atmosphere and is a real den to escape to.
The first space you come to is the lounge with lots of very comfortable large bean bags and cushions. The small kitchen area is off to one side and includes all the regular kitchen appliances including a microwave, dishwasher and two ring hob. Through the arch (which has a sliding door) is the large double bedroom with ensuite shower/wet room with lots of mirrors. There is a very comfortable Kaymed king size bed with lovely white Egyptian cotton bedlinen. We supply plenty of fluffy white towels.
The room rate advertised applies to 2 people sharing the kingsize bed. If required, an additional bed for a charge of £25 per night could be provided in the lounge area. It's a very good double Jay-Be Royal Pocket Comfort Folding Guest Bed. Please email me for more details to see what works best for you.
Generally there is a minimum booking of 5 nights, however, depending on availability, the time of the year and week shorter stays might be considered. Please drop me a message.
High speed WiFi
Music system to link your laptop or iPod to (includes speakers in each room including the shower room)
Large LCD TV with Freeview
There is a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Oyster travel cards (the simplest way to get around, on loan for your stay, just top them up please).
Parking permits are available for £5 per day
Free UK mobile for your use for the duration of your stay
Washing machine and dryer
Complementary chilled wine and beer in the fridge and croissants, coffee, tea, cereals, OJ and a bowl of fruit for breakfast.
I have a cute, well behaved, friendly little dog called Jarvis (he's a Border Terrier), but he'll only come and say hello if you like dogs, otherwise he stays in his house just upstairs from the apartment.
WHY ARE THE CHANGES NOT SHOWING
ON HAND TO HELP
I am happy to be available as and when guests would like. Some guests like to be independent but I am happy to share a glass of wine and I am usually on hand to help with anything, from recommending local restaurants to helping plan trips in the city.
OVERVIEW OF THE AREA
The area is a real London neighbourhood. We live on a cute Victorian terrace street. It's a very friendly street, where most people know each other and has an active residents association.
Walk, literally, just round the corner and we're a few minutes away from lots of shops and very convenient bus routes into town, going past many iconic London sights on the way.
There are tennis courts, a recently renovated (£8m) park and a gym nearby plus a vibrant local market, restaurants and many very handy shops just round the corner.
As well as Kennington and Elephant & Castle Underground tube stations, the apartment is very well served for buses to almost anywhere in London. They're a great way to get around and see things on the way, especially the fabulous views over the river.
- Trafalgar Square, 20 mins
- Covent Garden, 15 mins
- Parliament/London Eye, 15 mins
- Liverpool Street/Shoreditch, 15 mins
- Borough Market, 10 mins
- South Bank Arts centre, 10 mins
- Hyde Park/Knightsbridge, 25 mins
We are an 8 minute walk from Kennington tube, and 10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle tube station (zone 1).
Please let me know if you have any questions and we hope to welcome you to London and the apartment soon!
To be considerate with noise and to leave the apartment in the same condition it is found in. This is a non-smoking apartment.
The basement apartment is usually separated from the rest of the house and has its own entrance via the back garden. However, if a guest would like to be a part of the rest of the house then it can be connected internally.
Guest parking permits can be purchased, although public transport (tube and buses) are excellent here.
There is a very well behaved and friendly small young dog that lives in the house and shares the little garden called Jarvis.
ID (e.g. passport) may be requested on arrival.
Check-in is usually any time after 3pm (to give us time to clean the apartment). Check-out is by 12 noon. There is some flexibility depending on other guests and a later checkout may be feasible, please ask.
It would be useful if you could please let us know what time you are likely to arrive and for any details about your flight number in case it is delayed. Many thanks.
Mikes place is very quaint. While not large, it has everything imaginable you could ever need. Loved having the washer/dryer, small boxes of cereal, fruit, milk and water. The location is a little ways away from the London action but the 148 bus you can pick up around the corner takes you to the heart. Make sure you purchase an "Oyster" card for bus service as no cash or credit cards are accepted. Mike was very attentive and responsive to any question or request. Thanks again!
Quel bonheur cette semaine dans l'appartement de Mike ! Une décoration très originale, au calme et très propre. Mike nous a accueilli avec sourire et gentillesse. Et Jarvis est adorable !!! En cadeau de bienvenue : corbeille de fruits, croissants, confiture, beurre, jus de fruits, céréales, bouteille de vin et bières. Petit bonus : la musique dans tout l'appartement et surtout dans la douche, excellent !
Mike a toujours été disponible et nous a apporté de précieux conseils sur Londres. L'appartement est à moins de 5 mns à pied de plusieurs arrêts de bus (nous le conseillons, plus agréable de circuler en bus qu'en métro) et à 10 mns à pied du métro. Le tout dans un quartier calme. Bref, un séjour parfait, merci encore Mike !
English translation courtesy of google translate: "
What a joy this week in Mike's apartment! A very original decor, quiet and very clean. Mike greeted us with a smile and kindness. And Jarvis is adorable !!! As a welcome gift: fruit basket, croissants, jam, butter, juices, cereals, wine and beers. Small bonus: the music throughout the apartment and especially in the shower, excellent! Mike was always available and brought us valuable advice on London. The apartment is within 5 minutes walk from several bus stops (we recommend the more pleasant to travel by bus and metro) and 10 minutes walk from the subway. All in a quiet neighborhood. In short, perfect, thank you again Mike!"
Mike greeted us upon arrival, showed us the apartment and how everything worked. It was great that there was wine and other necessities in the fridge. Mike also very helpful with advice on public transport, pubs, shops, etc.
The listing description was accurate. Even though we did not get to meet Mike (he was out of town) he sure made us feel welcome by supplying a fridgeful of goodies for breakfast, snacking and toasting. He thinks of every single detail and anticipates your every need (adapters, maps, a welcome guide to his place, recommendations for local restaurants and more....)
This was a perfect base for our stay in London and we loved coming back to our little bolt-hole after a full day of sightseeing. We greatly appreciated Mike's little touches - our welcome pack food goodies and the Oyster cards especially made us feel so at home. We mastered the buses quite easily with Mike's excellent directions and it was a great area to stay in with the local market close by and lots of great little shops.
Would most highly recommend staying here and we would do so again.
Thankyou SO much Mike for a wonderful stay.
Appartement très agréable avec une decoration très originale. Logement très bien situé dans un quartier très calme pour des nuits paisibles. Il est très bien desservi par les transports en commun à 1 mn à pied du bus. Mike est très gentil. Nous avons eu un très bon accueil avec même de la confiture du beurre du vin des fruits de la bière et des céréales.
Thanks mike for a great stay in your cosy little cave. Everything was just perfect!
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