Penthouse London Flat
About the home
Nestled in a quiet corner of St Johns Wood, the penthouse offers the dual appeal of both a tranquil, friendly and safe location for when meeting or down time is needed. The local area has many restaurants, great shopping and green areas to accommodate you. You are only a stone's throw away from all of london's exciting attractions whether it is visiting the National Gallery, walking along the Thames river or dining at the many 4-star restaurants in the city. This well-appointed flat's location makes it easy to access shopping, markets, shows and concerts too. If there was ever a good time to spend time in London, this is it! Don't miss it....
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Renovated entirely in 2010 the flat is tastefully furnished with all new fittings and furniture. The large double salon is equipped with A comfortable sofa/chaise longue/double bed and provides dining space for 6 and a cozy sitting area for an evening nightcap by the Edwardian gas fireplace when the evenings get a bit nippy.
Centrally heated, this natural light-filled space is complimented at night by modern rheostat lighting.
Both double bedrooms have large, modern beds, accommodating up to 4 people comfortably. The sofa bed in the salon accomodates 2 more guests. Linens are provided.
The family bathroom has a full bath and shower as well as a wc and large sink. Towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a Miele dishwasher, Bosch washer, Siemens dryer, Panasonic microwave, Diplomat oven, and a John Lewis fridge/freezer that is much larger than the usual British standard.
Dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils are provided and accommodate up to 8 people.
The office area is equipped with a HP Photosmart Plus printer/copier.
The apartment is equipped with an exceptional communications package: Broadband, WiFi, Sky TV Premier package including Movies, Sports, and HBO with multiple TV screens (one of which is a Samsung 42'' flat screen TV).
European hairdryer and rollers (220v).
US/UK and EU/UK plug adaptors
Iron and ironing board
Maid service available.
Further details outdoors:
This penthouse flat is on the top floor of a 5 floor building. It has its own private entrance which is accessible both by elevator/lift and a covered see-through stairwell.
There is access to a communal outdoor rooftop terrace/balcony.
The South East England / London region
The England that Shakespeare was lyrical about is within easy access of the city of London. You could visit Stonehenge on a day trip as well as drives or train rides to Windsor or Bath, Stratford-on-Avon is within easy reach, as is Warwick castle. If you are a gardener there are beautiful gardens available to the public everywhere in the area outside the city and since rivers abound, there are scenic routes to walk or hike or just drive to everywhere.
The glories of the city of light, Paris, are only 2 hours and 20 minutes away on the Eurostar from the newly remodelled St. Pancras station which is a wonderful sight all by itself. St. Pancras is only a 20 minute tube ride from the property,
The Central London/Zone 2 / St Johns Wood area
St John's Wood is the location of Lord's Cricket Ground, home of Middlesex County Cricket Club and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), and original headquarters of the sport. It is also famous for Abbey Road Studios and the street Abbey Road, where The Beatles recorded, notably the Abbey Road album, the cover of which features the band crossing the road. Paul McCartney has owned a property in the area since the 1960s along with many other famous music and film celebrities.
There is no shortage of places to eat out - from traditional English pubs to Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian, French and Indian restaurants. There is even a New York style deli eatery.
There is well-stocked convenience store 2 minutes from the apartment which has reasonable prices. The street itself is tree-lined, the mansion block landscaped, and the closest bus stop is 3 minutes walk away which is wheelchair accessible; the closest tube station a 10-minute walk away.
The nearest London Underground stations are St John's Wood and Swiss Cottage on the Jubilee Line; Maida Vale, Marylebone Station and Warwick Avenue on the Bakerloo Line; and Baker Street on the Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line and Circle Line.
The nearest London Overground station is South Hampstead
Buses: 13, 46, 82, 113, 139, 187,189, 274
How to get there
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Fly to Heathrow - the flat is about 18 miles from the airport. I's about a 30-50 minute drive, depending on traffic.
flights will be getting more and more expensive if you are coming in during the summer months because of the Olympics which start in July, so book early!
Car hire details are below - this is a company we have used often and they are reliable and nice to work with.
There is a direct tube link between all Heathrow terminals and central London which runs regularly.
There are always local taxis available - fares start from £30+.
Hints and Tips
A car service that has recently been recommended by one of our guests (Heathrow to the flat- people + luggage - cost £51) is:
+44 (0) 207 701 432
Here is another car service we can recommend from Heathrow airport which is also reasonable and efficient - you can book in advance and a driver will be waiting for you at arrivals. Basic cost will be around £30+, depending on numbers of passengers and amount of bags. Tell them to come 45 minutes after your arrival time - that way you won't have to pay for their wait time and parking fee and it gives you time to get your bags through!
Imperial Cars and Couriers
Phone: +44 (0) 2077 055 666
Activities near Central London/Zone 2
23 Mar 2013
Dear fellow travelers,
My friend and I stayed at this Penthouse London Flat from March 7 through March 14, 2013. We took an airport car (arranged beforehand via email with Simply Airports) to the flat, where Siona met us. We received instructions on how to work all the appliances, including the gas fire in the lounge and the two tvs. This flat is so elegantly and comfortably furnished - the two beds were pure heaven! The kitchen has everything you might need; the whole flat has been thoughtfully arranged for the total comfort and convenience of guests. We found cheese, a welcome bottle of champagne, a bowl of fruit, and vase of tulips awaiting us. Thanks, Siona!
Staying in St. John's Wood had been a dream of mine, a very expensive and classy area (Paul McCartney lives here), but I never thought I could afford it, when up came the advert for this place. The photo accompanying the ad is very accurate, with the exception of a very comfortable couch in front of the fireplace instead of the two chairs. The tube stop was about an 8-10 minute walk from the flat; Abbey Road is very close, and every day we saw people doing the "Abbey Road Walk," imitating the Beatle's Abbey Road album and cover. Lots of restaurants, bistros, the post office, grocery stores in the area; everything one needs for a comfortable and relaxing stay with no hassle.
I wholeheartedly recommend this holiday flat - my son and his wife are already contemplating a trip to London and want to stay at this 5th floor penthouse flat. Yes, there is an elevator and there is a penthouse terrace which, in better weather, would have been a great place to have a drink and contemplate the view.
Siona, thanks for everything!
12 Nov 2012
Thank you so much Siona for helping us with the flat and making our stay as enjoyable as possible. It was our "home away from home" for 2 weeks and we couldn't have asked for more. Had everything we needed and was perfectly situated to where we wanted to be. Thank you again for all your hospitality, would recommend the flat to all!
15 Apr 2013
wij hebben een fantastische tijd gehad in dit appartement.
Het appartement is van alle gemakken voorzien en heeft een lekker terras .
Het appartement is centaraal... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer||27 Jul 12||30 Sep 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn/Fall||30 Sep 12||2 Dec 12||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year period||2 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter/Spring||6 Jan 13||19 May 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||19 May 13||29 Sep 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Fall/Winter 2013||29 Sep 13||15 Dec 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year 2013||15 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1200||£ 200||-||2 Nights|
|Winter/Spring 2014||4 Jan 14||17 May 14||£ 800||£ 130||-||2 Nights|
|Summer 2014||17 May 14||27 Sep 14||£ 1500||£ 250||-||2 Nights|
|Autumn/Fall 2014||27 Sep 14||6 Dec 14||£ 1000||£ 160||-||2 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
For lettings of 2 weeks or more, once-a-week maid service is provided free of charge.
30% of full rental + refundable £1000 security deposit is required upon initial booking with signed contract; balance is due no less than 30 days before arrival.
We can accept payment in GBP and USD:
1) by credit card via Paypal (all Paypal charges to be paid by guest) , or
2) direct wire transfer (transfer or exchange fees charged by banks outside of the UK or the US are paid by the guest.)Book
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