London, England, United Kingdom
THESE DATES ARE OBVIOUSLY PROVISIONAL - DEPENDING ON TRAVEL PERMISSIONS. Central London: A comfortable and secure one double-bedroom garden/basement flat, close to shops and restaurants and just a 5 to 10 minute walk from Earls Court tube station and minutes from major bus routes. The flat is easily accessed from London's main airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) as well as train stations (such as Victoria, Paddington, Charing Cross, Euston and St Pancreas Stations). Also within easy reach by public transport of all major London universities, colleges and research libraries. Imperial and the Royal Colleges of Music and Art are about a 20 minute walk away. Earls Court tube station, a hub station for most of the underground lines serving central and suburban London, is a 5 to 10 minute walk depending on your pace. The accommodation includes one double bedroom with a bay window and lots of cupboard/storage space; good-sized sitting room; bathroom with shower/bath; fully equipped, small kitchen (gas hob, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer etc; utility room (washing machine and dryer) and light-filled dining room/conservatory (dining table seats eight comfortably although there are chairs for more) leading onto the south-facing garden (about 5m by 18m) which is great for sitting and eating outside (table and chairs provided) and tended by a monthly visit from our gardener by prior arrangement. Please be advised that the flat is a garden flat and therefore the flat entrance is down a few steps at the front of the house and there are also five or six steps up into larger part of the garden. However it is very light and airy and the entrance to the flat is via a small front 'area/garden' - not at all dark and dingy! The flat is attractively furnished and well maintained, with all mod cons including high speed internet and wireless network, Sky TV, DVD player and music system - these are included in the rental price. The apartment is centrally heated with an adjustable thermostat to ensure you are comfortable - whatever the weather. The apartment is in a quiet residential street close to shops (several supermarkets, coffee shops and French patisseries, book shops etc), many restaurants and pubs, cafes, cinemas, libraries, underground stations with direct tube to the central London and Heathrow, major bus routes, and a direct rail link to Wimbledon, Gatwick and the South - all within 5/10 minutes walk. Kings Road, Fulham Road, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, High Street Kensington and Earls Court are all close by, as well as the South Kensington museums and the Royal Albert Hall. All major London universities and colleges are easy to get to. The flat is equidistant between London's beautiful Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens and Battersea Park, as well as being a five minute walk away from one of London's famous cemeteries - The Brompton Cemetery, which is an interesting place and has guided tours at weekends. Our cleaner will visit once a week to change and wash bed linen and do general cleaning. We ask for a contribution towards this. Some of our tenants have emailed us with lovely comments about their stay - but being British I haven't had the courage to ask them to sign in and write them into the blurb about us! See below below! Others have kindly done so, so see what it says about us. However, one or two of our recent tenants have kindly given us references in our listing (I personally can't work out how a tenant can do this but they worked it out - hooray!) - Most recently, Rob Gunnison kindly wrote us this mini-reference: 'This apartment near Redcliffe Square in Chelsea is delight to return to each day -- comfortable, cozy and well appointed. A glass-ceilinged room leads to a garden, and gives an airy feel to the living area. For long-term stays, the handy laundry and efficient kitchen make life easier. Bus stops are only a few steps away and give easy access to Earl's Court for shops and the Tube, or, a bit farther north, a Tesco. One could grow accustomed to life at 9 Redcliffe Street.' That was November 2012. Rajesh and Neerja Arora, a delightful couple from Australia who stayed at the flat in June/July 2012, AND Tami Kellogg who stayed during the Olympics in August 2012 left us references, so please see the references section of our listing for their comments. We have many more, people have been kind in leaving us references in our listing which I am sure you will find. Its in the about us section I believe. In addition, here are two more recent-ish references we have received (I include others in our 'Get to know the flat' book that we have prepared to help you get acquainted with the place. From lovely, kind Julie and David Evans, Australia: 'This property is trustworthy in every way. The images and information on the website are accurate and the financial arrangements with Noelle are straightforward. The location is ideal for research – Earl’s Court tube is within easy walking distance with access via Piccadilly line to the British Library or via District line to the National Archives, Kew – and perfect for enjoying all that London has to offer. The personal touches (paintings, books, photographs, music, tv, wifi), high-quality features and fittings, and the beautiful high-walled garden (complete with roses and bumblebees) made it a lovely place to come home to at the end of the day. We will definitely be returning.' Stayed some of May/June 2012. And from the brilliant Argentinian mathematician and economist Dr Marzia Raybaudi, who stayed in the flat for three months with her husband (an equally brilliant mathematician) and their son from the beginning of the year until end of March 2012: "We had a wonderful time in this extremely nice and cosy basement one bedroom garden flat. We rent every year for three months in London and it is not easy to find a nice flat at a reasonable price and well located. We did at last! The flat is close to transport (7 minutes walk to Earl's Court tube station) and at walking distance from Kings Road, High Street Kensington, South Kensington and Fulham. It is warm and very well accessoried (it even has a Nespresso machine!!!) The terms of the contract were very clear and the relationship with the landlady was very nice and smooth (entirely on line). We would definitely love to go back in the future." So there we go!
Comments: Check-out pls by 11am. Small non-refundable deposit to guarantee booking
Imperial College; Royal Colleges of Art and Music
Comments: Chelsea, South Kensington, Kensington, Hyde Park, Fulham Broadway, Earls Court
Comments: WiFi internet & SKY TV included in the rent; also utilities except phone.
High Speed Internet
Comments: Steps down to the flat's front door and in garden