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.
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!
Nous avons passé une semaine dans l'appartement de Mike et nous n'avons en aucun cas regretté notre choix.
L'appartement est très chaleureux, très bien équipé et très confortable. Il est très bien insonorisé et vous garantit de passer des nuits au calme.
Il est idéalement situé, à 8 minutes du métro et à deux minutes d'un arrêt dont les bus desservent les principaux sites touristiques. Les bus passent toutes les 3 à 10 minutes et vous permettent de profiter pleinement des quartiers et sites aux alentours.
Nous tenions à remercier Mike pour son charmant accueil et tout ces conseils sur les visites à faire, les transports à utiliser... Nous nous sommes vraiment sentis comme chez nous.
Un séjour parfait !
Je vous recommande donc vivement cet appartement !
This little flat is very cosy and lovely. The location is very convenient for transport. The host was very helpful and provided for our needs well.
We have just come back from a wonderful 6 day stay at Mike's apartment in Elephant and Castle.
Although we were too busy to meet Mike on the first day, the documentation he provided for checking in was excellent. Even though we only briefly we exchanged messages throughout the stay and I found him to respond very quickly and was always helpful.
The apartment its self is in a great location and is accessible from both Elephant and Castle and Kennington tube stations.
The interior is pretty much exactly as you see in the pictures and comes furnished with everything you need, along with some loverly extras such as a UK Prepay phone and some bits already in the fridge (thanks for the beers!).
Big thumbs up for the speakers in the shower, I thought I had my music up too loud at first! I need to know how to get that set up in my flat!
I would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for somewhere close enough to the centre of London, but want the great experience of staying in one of the most up and coming areas south of the river.
It was just an amazing flat to stay in London. When we arrived there were fruits, juice, croissants and more! Mike had a lot of maps with usefull information there. Bus stop was just 2 minutes to go but it was really quit in the flat.
Our stay in the apartment was just amazing and we would love to go there again.
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About the Host, Mike
It's just round the corner and does the best pizza in town. You can eat in or take away but you have to collect.
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Our favourite shop for great top quality ready meals and fresh food.
A very traditional south London Pie and Mash shop open at lunch times.
Our great local pub with outside seating. Serves lunch and dinner all week and full roasts on Sundays. Andy is the very friendly manager, let him know you are staying with us.
The standard grocery selling all you'd expect in a large store.
A great selection of natural remedies, herbs, ointments, and wholefoods.
A cute little cafe near to an interesting set of artists mews.
Another great little community cafe with a terrace onto the park. Serves lunch, coffee, tea and cake. A favourite with dog walkers.
Great atmosphere, very friend, great old pub with lovely food.
Great modern Asian fusion food...
Great French restaurant with live music.
Great French restaurant.
Great little community cafe with a terrace onto the park. Serves lunch, coffee, tea and cake. A favourite with dog walkers.
An evening wander through Pasley Park and through Clever Square to be rewarded by some lovely food at this great restaurant in Kennington. Has a great fish selection.
A hearty local pub serving food with an eclectic mix of customers.
Established in 1902, a traditional London pie'n'mash bar in authentic surroundings. Eat-in or take-away, a perfect 'Cockney' experience. Open lunchtimes only. 11-2.
An amazing fresh produce & local food market on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Just jump on the number 35 or 40 and bus stop L on the Walworth Road and get off at stop M (Borough High Street).
The best way to travel around London is on the buses so you get to see everything around you. Take the no. 12 or 148 (bus stop M on the Walworth Road) and go over Westminster Bridge.
The best way to travel around London is on the buses so you get to see everything around you. Take the no. 12 or 148 (bus stop M on the Walworth Road) and get off before going over the bridge.
Bus 35 or 40 (stop L on the Walworth Rd) & get off on London Bridge, cross over the road & go down the diagonal steps by the mirrored building on the river, head East along the river to Tower Bridge.
The South Bank has so much to explore, art galleries, theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, cafes etc... well worth a trip. Jump on the 68, 171, or 176 (bus stop M on the Walworth Road, off at stop J/K)
Bus 35 or 40 (stop L on the Walworth Rd) and go over London Bridge. Start your visit of the City of London by taking in the fabulous view from the top of the Monument to the Fire of London.
The apartment's great location make's the most of traveling across London's bridges. Go over Blackfriars Bridge on the 45 bus, bus stop L on the Walworth Road. Visit the city, walk along the river...
Covernt Garden is a great area to explore. Jump on the 68, 171, or 176 (bus stop M on the Walworth Road), after enjoying the view from the bridge, jump off (the bus that is!) and wander north.
The best coffee in London...