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Private Mews House - London

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

South facing garden with two decking/seating areas

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Fantastic value! house can be rented as 3 or 4 bedroom. Straight forward pricing structure!

- Flat rate per night with NO weekend premium.

- Pay for 6 nights and get the 7th night FREE!

Sleeping up to 8 adults plus 3 child/infant/baby in a well proportioned modern family home.

All bedrooms are doubles (2 large doubles) with 3 bathrooms/1 separate toilet and south facing garden.

The rates breakdown below reflects prices for 6 people/3 bed or rates up to 11 people (8 adults + 3 children) if rented as 4 bed. In addition to the 4 double beds it is possible to arrange for 3 single day beds to be at the property (for 3 children or adults and these will need to be requested in advance). For groups of 8+ adults an additional charge of £20 per adult per night will apply.

Set in a private and safe mews development of only 8 houses. The house in extremely comfortable and perfect for either groups of 3-4 couples or families.

The house is fantastic value for money with established gardens and two decked seating areas. The garden is south facing which is a real sun trap in the summer. There's a modern large gas fired BBQ that's easy to use.

All bedrooms are doubles (2 large) with plenty of warbrobe space and the house is furnished in a modern contemporary style with many unique and original wall paintings. No one will have to fight over the bathrooms as the main two bedrooms have en suites and bedrooms 3 and 4 share the upstairs family bathroom. There's also a separate toilet on the ground floor.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Brighton 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow 24 km, Nearest railway: Balham 800 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Private driveway for 1 vehicle with an additional 2 spaces in the Mews on a first come, first served basis. Additional on street parking available for between £4-£6/day

Further details

At the request of the owner Shoes need to be taken off and the policies are no smoking, partying or pets. We ask that the dishes must be cleaned and rubbish taken out on departure. The house should be found in the condition of check in, otherwise any fees for excessive cleaning will be deducted from the authorised security deposit.

The South East England region

It's difficult to know where to start when describing London as there's so much to see and do to suit all tastes... your main problem will be deciding what to do first!

If you fancy taking in a theatre show or two then you won't be disappointed, if you haven't already pre-booked your tickets then pop down to the Leicester Square Box Office for discounted tickets - up to 50% off the normal ticket price. Simply pop down in the morning for same day matinee or weekend shows.

There are so many London attractions and can recommend taking an open top bus tour which are great! you can simply hop on and off and travel around at your own pace.

Time from Balham underground station to some of London's main attractions:

Waterloo 22 minutes - for the London Eye

Charing Cross 25 minutes - for Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column & The National Gallery.

Westminster 25 minutes - for Houses of Parliament

Oxford Circus 22 minutes - for Selfridges etc

Covent Garden 29 minutes

Victoria 13 minute - for Buckingham Palace, The Mall, Belgravia and the Apollo Victoria Theatre (currently showing Wicked - fantastic show!) - Victoria can also be reached by train in 13 minutes from the mainline station.

Or take a river cruise or one of the many London Walks:

Royal Wedding Walking Tour

Embankment/Covent Garden Walking Tour

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

City of London (Monument)

Lively and Fashionable Soho

Globe/Borough Market

There are many websites for tourist Information, and hopefully the above gives you a little flavour of some of the things to do although it's difficult to do justice to London in a paragraph or two. It is quite simply one of the world's great cities, where you could spend weeks and still not feel you have seen everything worth seeing. But one thing's for'll never be bored!

South West London

Balham has undergone a massive transformation over recent years and is now one of most popular places to live for London commuters and the area is very popular with young families and young professionals. The house is a short walk from the main high street and 7-10 minutes walk to the underground station. There are a number of celebrities and notable people who were born in Balham such as TV chef Ainsley Harriot, Percy Fender (1892) Surrey cricket captain and world record holder and England Test all rounder and Captain Sensible the rock musician (The Damned).

Balham, known as the Gateway to the South is a comedy sketch performed by Peter Sellers and written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden as part of a BBC radio series called Third Division.

There are so many excellent restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets all within easy walking distance from the house. Places to recommend...

Dinner/Lunch – Gazette (amazing French cuisine), Harrison's (modern British), Indian Room (Indian), Dish Dash (Persian).

Cinema – Exhibit (Cinema and Bar).

Breakfast and Coffee - Alter Ega (Carribean), Bertie & Boo (British)

Drinking – The Duke and Devonshire, Exhibit, The Avalon, The Clarence, The Bedford

Parks - Clapham Common, Tooting Common the UK's largest open air swimming pool and has tennis courts, a children's playground and plenty of space for outdoor activities.

Shopping – Balham High Street, Clapham High Street, Northcote Road.

History: The settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham. Bal refers to 'rounded enclosure' and ham to a homestead, village or river enclosure. It was held by Geoffrey Orlateile. Its Domesday Assets were: 1½ ploughs, 8 acres (32,000 m2) of meadow. It rendered (in total): £2. The Balham area has been settled since Saxon times. Balham Hill and Balham High Road follow the line of the Roman road Stane Street to Chichester – (now the A24 road). Balham is recorded in several maps in the 1600s as Ballam or Balham Hill or Balham Manor.

Landmarks: The Bedford is a pub venue for live music and comedy on Bedford Hill; performers have included Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Al Murray. The pub has won various awards including The Publican Music Pub of the Year 2004, The Morning Advertiser Pub of the Year 2004 and The Evening Standard Pub of the Year 2002. In 1876, the building (then named "The Bedford Hotel") housed the Coroners inquest into the notorious unsolved murder of Charles Bravo, a resident and lawyer who was poisoned, possibly by his wife.

Bertie and Boo Coffee Shop won the 'Best Neighbourhood Coffee Shop' 2009 for the Love London Awards.

One of the few independent bookshops left in London, My Back Pages (named after the song on Bob Dylan's 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan), is a shop which stocks second-hand, antiquarian and new books. The shop opened in 1991. In 2008, the shop was listed in The Guardian's list of London's finest bookshops.

Balham has its own library and leisure centre.

Nearby attractions include: Wimbledon Tennis, Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium and Twickenham Ruby Stadium, as well as Kew Gardens and Richmond Upon Thames.

St. Georges Hospital is also nearby.


Selsdon Park (Championship Course) - - 30 minutes by car from Balham

Mitcham Golf Club - - 9 minutes by train to Mitcham Junction Rail Station

The Richmond Golf Club - - 30 minutes by train to Twickenham Rail Station

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26 Aug 2014


"Comfortable, Convenient and Charming"

Our experience with this vacation rental was fantastic from our first contact with Leigh until our security deposit was refunded. We were a party of 8 - 4 adults and 4 children ages 12-9 - and had a v… More

8 Jun 2014


"Home from home"

Very impressed with the whole house,booking experience and constant contact with Leigh.Excellent location,close to tube and buses giving excellent access to Central London and beyond. The house was co… More

20 May 2014


"Excellent House 10 out of 10"

Fantastic house so fully eqiupt, lovely and warm and comfortable it was like home from home, Ideal location wherever you need to go in London so close to tube and buses. We were a Party of 9 Adults do… More

1 May 2014


"meravigliosa vacanza a Londra 18-25 agosto 2012"

Casa meravigliosa fornita di qualunque cosa si possa desiderare, ampio spazio living, 2 delle 3 matrimoniali hanno il bagno ad uso esclusivo,la matrimoniale e la singola al secondo piano hanno il bagn… More

3 Mar 2014


"10 out of 10"

We were a party of three adults and three children. The house was perfect for our group. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. Two of the bedrooms at least are en-suite so there… More

21 Feb 2014


"Excellent value house, convenient location"

We booked the house as we needed to be near the local hospital. It was very well priced and conveniently located close to Balham high street and tube (good links to central London). Given the circumst… More

21 Nov 2013


"Excellent Place To Stay!"

We are a big family of 10 (seniors, adults and young children) stayed recently in this lovely house in Benjamin Mews (Balham) for 5 nights.The house is clean, comfortable and fully equipped with every… More

29 Oct 2013


"Great Choice"

we spent 2 weeks at Leigh's house in Balham ( grandparents, parents and three children) and we couldn't have wished for anything better. We found it very convenient to the local shops and a… More

14 Sep 2013


"Wonderful accommodation for a large family group"

As our son was getting married in London, our extended families and children needed a 4 bedroom house to accommodate the 8 adults and three children. This house was all that we desired. It was comfort… More

8 Sep 2013


"great accommodation for group or family near London"

We stayed 7 nights, group of family, 6 adults and 2 children 5&8.
A wonderful home away from home.
Well set up and excellent facilities.
Close by shops, underground train and eating places all great value.
We would happily stay again next time in UK from Australia.
Recommended to all for quiet location in small private road.

Review 1-10 of 23

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